On Sunday evening, bundle up and head over to Plaza. Starting at 3:30 p.m., the will be serving up free warm drinks and treats. While having a bite, enjoy some foot tappin' and pickin' music by the Banjo Rascals.
As 4 p.m. approaches, head over to the "Showmobile" theater on wheels, provided by the TOB, and watch local talent take the stage. and U Gotta Dance will give dance competition demos. ensemble, Dance Theater Eclectic, will also perform.
Syosset High School students and other young vocalists will be on hand to sing renditions of holiday favorites while Temple Or Elohim Youth Choir will highlight various Hanukkah songs.
If the weather is just right, expect more than 500 people to show up for this spirited event. But it isn't official until sirens and flashing lights are seen and heard. The reindeer are off for the night, so Santa Claus hitches a ride on a Syosset fire truck expressly to flip the switch while residents watch in awe as the lights magically shimmer and glimmer on the tree.
Make sure the kids get their photo with Santa provided by chamber member, .
Rabbi Jay from will be there to bless the menorah but come on back to this spot before sundown on Tuesday, December 20 -- when Hanukkah officially begins -- to recite a prayer and light the menorah. Return everyday thereafter until the last candle bulb is lit.
Don't forget to bring along a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys For Tots collection bin. Donations are accepted for the US Marine Corps.
If there is inclement weather the event will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Free food and beverages will be provided by , Frank's Pizza, , , and Stop & Shop.
Where: Astoria Federal Bank, 50 Jackson Avenue
When: Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at 3:30pm
For more information, visit the Syosset Chamber of Commerce website.