A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” — Angie

2022 Holiday Happenings

It's the most wonderful time of the year! What better way to ring in this 2022 Holiday Season than at any of the numerous community-organized, holiday-themed events happening across our wonderful Town of Islip!

Come share in the joy and magic of the holidays, at any or all of the marvelous celebrations taking place throughout our many hamlets. Check the list below—and check it twice—for some of the most wonderful events open to you and your family throughout this holiday season!

Town Hosted Events

FREE Holiday Drive-In Movie and Light Show
Friday, December 2, 5:00pm at Brookwood Hall

"Père Noël. Babbo Natale. Pelz-Nickel... Topo Gigio!" It's the Tim Allen Christmas Classic, The Santa Clause, airing at a very special holiday edition of our FREE Drive-In Movie series, sponsored by Good Samaritan University Hospital.

*CANCELLED* Town of Islip Holiday Market and Gingerbread Competition
Saturday, December 3, 12:00pm to 8:00pm at Brookwood Hall

You're a mean one, Mr. Forecast... Due to projected high winds upwards of 40mph accompanying storm-like conditions forecasted for this Saturday, December 3rd, our 2022 Town of Islip Holiday Festival and Market has regrettably been cancelled. Our elves have been hard at work crafting a magical winter wonderland for all to enjoy, and while we were so looking forward to ring in the 2022 Holiday Season with this inaugural Town event, safety is as always our number one concern.

FREE Drive-Thru Holiday Lights Display
Select Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the month of December!

"Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too. Come on, it's lovely weather..." for a joyride together through the Brookwood Hall Holiday Light Show!

Town of Islip Menorah Lighting
Monday, December 19, 5:00pm at Islip Town Hall, 655 Main St.

Join us on the front steps of Islip Town Hall as we commemorate the beginning of Chanukah with the lighting of the menorah.

Bay Shore / Brightwaters

Bay Shore Beautification Society Winter Festival
Saturday, November 26, 3:30pm to 5:00pm at the Main St. Band Shell

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Santa and Frosty, and enjoy the annual Christmas tree and menorah Lighting at dusk. Featuring community caroling by the Bay Shore High School Harmonaires.

Brightwaters Village Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 5, 5:00pm Concourse Ln, Brightwaters

Enjoy a live performance by the Bay Shore High School Choir, visit with Santa, and enjoy fresh hot chocolate and cookies as the Brightwaters’ community hosts their annual Top of Canal Christmas Tree Lighting.

Holiday House at Sagtikos Manor
Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4 at Sagtikos Manor, West Bay Shore

"Decking the Halls" holiday house tours at Sagtikos Manor. Tours leave every 15 minutes. Reserve online, or call 5168854797 for more information.

Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 11, 1:00pm, at Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library

Come see the Long Island Harmonizers perform four-part acapella harmony in babershop style. Register online or call 631-665-4350

Chanukah on Main Street
Sunday, December 18, 4:30pm, at Brightwaters Canal

Come celebrate the start of Chanukah with the Brightwaters community. See the ligthing of a giant ice menorah and watch as it is sculpted on site. Enjoy Live Music, Hot Latkes, Delicious Donuts, Hot Cocoa, Crafts for Kids, Balloon Twister, and of course the Great Chocolate Gelt Drop!


Elf on a Loop
Friday, November 25, 9:00am to 5:00pm Bayport-Blue Point Library

Kick-off the holiday season with the movie “Elf” starring Will Farrell all day long!

Holiday Classics and Carols with Tom Adamo
Sunday, December 4, 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Bayport-Bluepoint Library

A wonderful event to attend with the whole family; join Tom Adamo for a performance of holiday classics and a chance to sing a few traditional carols to get everyone into the holiday spirit.

Long Island Chamber Music Holiday Concert


Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Tree & Menorah Lighting
Friday, December 2, 6:00pm outside Grant Funeral Home (Adams Ave. & Suffolk Ave.)

Enjoy music, refreshments and Santa at the Brentwood Chamber’s annual Tree & Menorah Lighting.

Brentwood High School 9th Annual Tree Lighting Extravaganza
Friday, December 9, 6:00pm to 9:00pm 2 6th Ave., Brentwood, NY

Enjoy live performances, petting zoo, food truck, write letters to Santa and more!

East Islip, Great River, Islip Terrace

East Islip Chamber of Commerce Annual Tree Lighting
Tuesday, December 6, 5:30pm at Craig B. Gariepy Memorial Park

Featuring performances from The Reactions, RCK Band & Chorus, Dance Arts Development Center, East Islip Theater Company and more! Santa will also be making a special appearance!


Annual Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 3, 4:00pm

Kick-off the holiday season with the Annual Santa Parade leading up to the lighting of the Christmas tree outside Islip Town Hall.


Oakdale Historical Society’s Civil War Christmas
Sunday, December 11, 3:00pm - 7:00pm

The Oakdale Historical Society will be re-enacting a traditional Civil War Christmas at the historical St. John's Church. The day will include a multitude of special treats including choirs, orchestras, soldiers, desserts and MORE!


Miracle on Main Street
Saturday, November 26, 10:00am to 9:00pm

The 16th Annual Holiday on Main celebration returns to Downtown Sayville. Enjoy an all-day affair kicking-off with the Holiday Parade, featuring live reindeer, Santa, live music and performances, amusement rides, gingerbread house competition and more!

Sayville Chamber Menorah Lighting
Sunday, December 18, 6:00pm at the Sayville Chamber House (Corner of Lincoln Ave. &Main St.)

Partake in candle-lit prayers, music, Hanukkah Gelt and Latkes!

West Islip

Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 4, 8:00am to 12 noon, 309 Union Blvd, West Islip, NY

Enjoy a pancake breakfast and a morning with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the West Islip Fire House.

Festival of Lights Ceremony
Sunday, December 4, 5:00pm at the West Islip American Legion Post # 1738

Join the West Islip American Legion as they light the Christmas Tree outside the hall.

West Islip Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 17, 3:00pm Westfield South Shore Mall

Enjoy a FREE holiday concert performed by the West Islip Symphony Orchestra featuring an array of holiday music. The concert will take place outside the Islip Arts Council Gallery located inside the South Shore Mall in Bay Shore.

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