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Live Reindeer and More at Hicks Nurseries

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 100 Jericho Tpke Westbury NY 11590  See map

Live Reindeer at Hicks Nurseries!

Plus many more FREE activities

by Karen Musgrave

Real live reindeer will again be living at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. Comet & Blitzen arrive November 25 and depart December 24. Visit during store hours, which are, starting November 25, 8 am to 9 pm Monday - Saturday and until 8 pm on Sundays.

In addition to visiting the reindeer, there’s always a lot going on for children during the holiday season. Admission is free.

Animated Christmas Holiday Story: “A Sweet Family Christmas” features animated figures and a story about why Christmas is so special for families. Open during store hours. We are collecting non-perishable food for the Long Island Cares food bank. The drop-off box is located at the end of the animated story.

Mail letters to Santa in the North Pole Mailbox…and he will answer! Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. The last date to leave a letter for Santa is December 18.

Visits with Santa: Friday November 25 - December 23 everyday from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. Bring your camera! Free.

Brass Band - Celebrate the holiday season with us with lively music and refreshments on the weekends. (beginning after Thanksgiving)

Children’s  Workshops:

1. Pine Cone Crafts - December 6, 7 and 8 at 4 pm. Children can decorate pinecones for Christmas and also create a pinecone birdfeeder Fee: $9.00. Reservations required.

2. Holiday Wreath - December 13, 14 and 15 at 4 pm. Children will decorate an artificial wreath with the symbols of the holiday and a big red bow. Fee: $9.00. Reservations are required. 

Hicks Nurseries, Long Island’s largest garden, is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury; 516-334-0066; www.hicksnurseries.com, www.Facebook.com/HicksNurseries.

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