Holiday Happenings


‘Tis the Season! With Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas, November and December are the perfect time for holiday fun with the family.

From fairs to free fun and more, here’s a comprehensive, chronological list of all holiday happenings in Staten Island for 2017!
100 Holiday Events on Staten Island

Shop locally one of Staten Island’s many Holiday Fairs
2017 Holiday Fairs

Stop by a Christmas Tree or Menorah Lighting Ceremony with your family!
Christmas Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremonies

Dine with Saint Nick himself and catch a local holiday show!
Breakfast with Santa & Holiday Shows

Find something for everyone in this year’s big giveaway! 
2017 Holiday Gift  Giveaway 

Leaving the Island? Here’s some over-the-bridge Holiday fun!
25 Holiday Things to Do In & Around New York City

Cut down your own tree in New Jersey!
Christmas Tree Farms 

Catch one of your favorite holiday shows to watch with the kids! 
Holiday TV Schedule - COMING SOON!

Get creative with holiday-themed crafts!
30 Kid-Friendly Holiday Crafts

Call Santa on the phone!
Santa’s Hotline 

Track Santa live while he makes his holiday rounds! Beginning December 1.


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  1. It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park

    November 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Northerleigh Park
    This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
  2. Clay Day

    November 22 @ 1:30 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  1:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece.
  3. Science Time

    November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  4. Children Coloring Time

    November 22 @ 3:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    South Beach Library
  5. Picture Book Time

    November 22 @ 4:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays, action rhymes, and coloring.
  6. Teen Time

    November 22 @ 4:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    South Beach Library
  7. Story Time

    November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join our staff each day to share and listen to a story related to this months theme, the Letter T. Books about Time, Tortoises,Thanksgiving and other fun themes. TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE, check by calling the Museum for daily details.
  8. Lego Free Play

    November 22 @ 5:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    We have legos! Come to the library and build whatever you want.
  9. Be a Game Builder

    November 22 @ 5:00 pm
    November 22, 2017  |  5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    You buy them. You play them. Have you ever thought of creating one? Explore the world and concepts of game design with LEGO® bricks! You’ll even learn to “power up” your designs with LEGO® Power Functions. You have the experience.

    November 23
    November 23, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm