Hampton Ballet Theatre School presents The Nutcracker.
From holly jolly happenings to celebrations aplenty, here's how to get into the holiday spirit in the Hamptons.
THE IMPORTANCE OF OLD-GROWTH FORESTS WITH CARL SAFINA & JOAN MALOOF
It’s easy being green with the help of the Southampton Arts Center. As a part of the Hamptons institution’s eco-friendly series to celebrate fall foliage, the SAC will host author, ecologist and professor Carl Safina and writer Joan Maloof for an awesome November afternoon. Teamwork makes dreamwork, and this duo will lead a discussion about the vitality of old-growth forests. Swing by for an engaging conversation that is sure to enhance every autumn. 3pm, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, southamptonartscenter.org
NUTCRACKER BY HAMPTON BALLET THEATRE SCHOOL
Returning to the stage for its 13th annual viewing of the beloved holiday treasure, the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will present four jaw-dropping Nutcracker performances. With handsewn costumes and original lighting design, the HBTS Nutcracker is sure to dazzle audiences of all ages. Travel to the magical, snowy world of the Land of Sweets and enjoy a classic holiday tradition with friends and family. 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton, hamptonballettheatreschool.com
Almond’s annual Christmas Eve Pig Roast
GINGERBREAD HOUSE CHALLENGE
There’s nothing more important to the holidays than the food, and gingerbread houses are a classic. The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton is adding a fun, competitive twist to gingerbread house-making, judging participants based on categories like Best Construction, Most Creative and Best Decorated. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served, and all ages are welcome and encouraged. Bring friends and family to enter as a team and win a sweet, sweet victory! 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, myrml.org
ALMOND RESTAURANT CHRISTMAS PIG ROAST
Nothing spreads holiday cheer quicker than an annual pig roast. Almond Restaurant will return with its 22nd Berkshire suckling pig roast—a Christmas Eve tradition hosted by none other than the restaurant’s chef and owner, Jason Weiner. Feast your eyes on not only filling fare but also an altruistic affair—the restaurant will donate a portion of the revenue to the Pajama Program, providing pajamas and paperbacks to underprivileged children across the globe. 5-9pm, 1 Ocean Road, Bridgehampton, almondrestaurant.com; pajamaprogram.org
Photography by: PHOTO BY MICHAEL HELLER; ALMOND PHOTO BY DOUG YOUNG