Where to see Santa on the North Fork this season

Santa and Mrs. Claus enjoy the annual Riverhead Christmas Parade. (Credit:Katharine Schroeder)

Santa and Mrs. Claus enjoy the annual Riverhead Christmas Parade.
(Credit:Katharine Schroeder)

Santa Claus sure has a full dance card in December — he’ll be appearing at more than a dozen places on the North Fork alone.

Here is a list of places to spot the big man in red this holiday season.

Saturday, December 6

Pet Photo with Santa
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Talmage Farm Agway
1122 Osborn Ave., Riverhead
Bring your pet (and children) for a free digital photo with Santa. Free treat for your pet.
talmagefarm.com

Greenport Christmas Tree Lighting
5:00 p.m.
Mitchell Park, Greenport
Tree lighting and decorating with Santa, elves and caroling.

Holiday Fair
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sponsored by Southold Historical Society
Peconic Recreation Center
970 Peconic Lane, Peconic
Holiday gifts and cards, bake sale and café, a raffle of items and baskets from local merchants, farmers and wineries, a model train display, face-painting, craft room and Santa Claus.
For details, 765-5500,
southoldhistoricalsociety.org

Christmas Greens Sale
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Baiting Hollow Congregational Church
2416 Sound Ave., Calverton
Wreaths, small sprays, large assortment of table decorations, a white elephant table, food treats and Santa.

baitinghollowchurch.com

Visit Santa Claus
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Southold Town Hall
53095 Main Road, Southold
Boys and girls of all ages are welcome to come and meet Santa Claus. Each child will receive a special gift from Santa.
Registration is not required.
southoldtown.northfork.net

Holiday Open House
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Railroad Museum of Long Island
440 4th Street (at the tracks), Greenport
Santa arrives at noon with gifts and goodies. Refreshments, gift shop open. Raffle for a Lionel Polar Express and a Thomas the Tank Engine Wooden Railway set.
rmli.org

Cutchogue Tree Lighting
4:30 p.m.
“Carols with Carol”
Cutchogue-New Suffolk
Historical Council
Village Green, Main Road, Cutchogue
Santa will arrive in a vintage
truck, caroling and refreshments.
cutchoguenewsuffolkhistory.org

Sunday, December 7

Christmas at Hallockville
Noon-3:30 p.m.
Hallockville Museum Farm
6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead
Featuring guided tours of decorated historic homes, antique toys, seasonal music, traditional crafts, children’s activities and Santa Claus. Admission fees include all activities and traditional seasonal treats. Adults, $8; children ages 6-12, $4; age 5 and under, free. Two adults with two children: $15.
hallockville.com

Riverhead Christmas Parade
1 p.m.
Begins on West Main Street at Osborn Ave. Children may visit with Santa at parade’s end and have their picture taken. Sponsored by Riverhead Lions Club.
riverheadlions.com

Holiday Open House
2-5 p.m.
Shelter Island Historical Society
16 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island
Kids’ craft activities, holiday shopping, refreshments and a visit from Santa. Free. Family friendly and open to all.
shelterislandhistory.org

Saturday, December 13

Holiday Bonfire
4 p.m.
Peconic Riverfront, Riverhead
An old-fashioned bonfire, hot cocoa, caroling and tree lighting. Santa will arrive by boat at 5 p.m.
riverheadbid.com

Christmas in Cutchogue
9:30 a.m.
Magic show at the Cutchogue Firehouse followed by Santa arriving by helicopter. Santa then proceeds to the Cutchogue New Suffolk Library for pictures with the children who will receive small gifts. Sponsored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, December 19

A Holiday Celebration
6 p.m.
Brecknock Hall, Peconic Landing
1 Brecknock Road, Greenport
Visit with Santa and enjoy holiday cookie decorating, caroling, hot cider and a live reading of ‘Twas the Night before Christmas. Caroling by students from Greenport High School. Free. To reserve seating, peconiclanding.ticketleap.com or call (631) 477-blue.
peconiclanding.org

Sunday, December 21

Breakfast with Santa
Seatings at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
431 East Main Street, Riverhead
Long Island Aquarium
Enjoy a buffet brunch in the Sea Star Ballroom and take your own photo with Santa. There will be an educational talk and the chance to make a holiday keepsake. Tickets are $39.95 for adults and $34.95 for kids 3 to 12 and seniors. Call (631) 208-9200 to reserve.
longislandaquarium.com