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Enjoying a drink at Noah’s during Shellabration. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork? Northforker has you covered.

Here are eight events set for this weekend. As always, visit for additional happenings.

30th Annual Orient Holiday Tree Lighting

See the annual Christmas tree lightingat Orient Beach State Park on Friday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa. Visitors are encouraged to bring winter coats and non-perishable food items for donation.

This event is free. For more information call (631) 323-2440 or visit Orient Beach State Park is located at 40000 Main Road in Orient.

Mattituck Christmas Tree Lighting

Come see Santa turn on a solar-powered Christmas tree in Mattituck on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m.

Santa will be joined by Mrs. Claus to flip the switch. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes, donkeys and caroling.

This event is free. The lighting will take place at 7 p.m. in front of the CVS on Main Road.

Southold Historical Society Holiday Fair

Shop and enjoy holiday festivities on Saturday, December 3 in Southold from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be vendors, local artisans, baked goods, a toy train display, a raffle, a kid’s craft room, plus get your picture taken with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event is free. For more information call (631) 765-5500 or visit  The fair will take place at the Southold Town Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Lane in Peconic.

6th Annual Wooden Wonderland: Carvers’ Holiday Show & Sale

Shop local artisan crafted and carved items at the Suffolk County Historical Society on Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This event features handmade carvings, local artisan-crafted holiday gifts, and unique wooden items, all made by Long Island craftspeople. There will also be live woodcarving and woodworking demonstrations.

This event is free.  For more information call (631) 727-2881 or visit  The Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 West Main Street in Riverhead.


Enjoy local seafood served with North Fork wines all for a good cause in Greenport on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 from noon to 4 p.m.

Sample tapas-sized portions of shellfish dishes for $5 at participating restaurants. Local wineries and breweries will offer $3 wine pairings. Profits from this event benefit the Southold Project in Aquaculture Training and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program.

Wristbands are $25 and can be purchased in advance or in person. All wristbands can be picked up at either Greenport Harbor Brewing Company ( 234 Carpenter Street, Greenport) or Little Creek Oysters (37 Front Street, Greenport). For more information and to purchase wristbands visit

Greenport Christmas Tree Lighting

After Shellabration, stay in Greenport Saturday night for the annual Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. in Mitchell Park.

Village shops will stay open extra late, until 8 p.m., for holiday shopping.

For more information visit Mitchell Park is located on Front Street in Greenport.

Sunday Supper & Christmas Gathering

Enjoy a holiday supper at Heron Suites in Southold on Sunday, December 4 from 1 to 3 p.m.

PBS chef George Hirsch and Alex Goetzfried will create a meal using seasonal vegetables, farm salads and fresh baked desserts. Herbal tea is included. Wine and craft beer are sold separately. A portion of the proceeds benefit the mission of Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor.

Adults are $20, children 12 to 6 are $10. Children under 6 are free. To purchase tickets visit or Sep’s Farm at 7395 Main Road in East Marion or Heron Suites at 61600 Main Road in Southold. The meal will take place at Heron Suites.

Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”

Hear a reading of Truman Capote’s classic holiday story in Greenport on Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m.

This largely autobiographical story, which takes place in the 1930s, describes a period in the life of the seven-year-old narrator.

This event is free, but reservations are required. RSVP to Peconic Landing at Peconic Landing Community Center is located at 1500 Brecknock Road in Greenport.