Holiday fun and festivities continue to abound across the East End. From house tours to Shakespeare shows, towns filled with carolers to a sensational community bell choir, it’s clearly the season to celebrate in the Hamptons!
East End Classic Boat Society Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 17, 4 p.m.–6 p.m., Community Boat Shop, 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett
The East End Classic Boat Society is holding a Holiday Open House at The Community Boat Shop in Amagansett! Stop by for some holiday cheer and the chance to score an incredible gift: a boat! Specifically, the boat built this year, a Sunshine Tender, plus a new galvanized Load Rite trailer and a pair of oars, which will be raffled off to support the nonprofit organization.
Holiday House Tour
Saturday, December 17, 2 p.m.–6 p.m., Pond House, 114A Jessup Avenue, Quogue
The Quogue Historical Society presents a Holiday House Tour—Visit five Quogue houses decorated for the holidays, followed by a festive Cocktail Party from 6-8 p.m. House Tour: $50. Party: $40. House Tour and Party: $85. Patron Level (House Tour and Party): $100. On the day of the event, tickets will be on sale from 1–5 p.m. at the Society’s Pond House. Call 631-996-2404 for information.
Old Fashioned Main St. Christmas Stroll
Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Main Street, East Hampton
Church bells, wandering carolers, costumed guides, holiday dressed houses, specials at the shops… East Hampton is a December holiday destination, more so this year as inns, churches, stores and historic properties all will be participating in this festive event. Plan to spend the day in town and enjoy all the offerings.
Guild Hall and the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival
Sunday, December 18, 3 p.m., Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton
A tour-de-force comedy for audiences of all ages. In The Great One-Man Commedia Epic, actor/writer/director Matthew R. Wilson single-handedly brings to life the entire cast of 12 characters drawn from the historical Commedia dell’ Arte. The story is a classic Italian Renaissance comedy: young lovers have their lives thrown into chaos as their wedding plans are threatened by squabbling fathers, boasting war heroes, and a host of well-meaning but dim-witted servants. The entire town is drawn to the brink of tragedy before love prevails, normalcy is restored, and comedy triumphs. Wilson creates an entire world on a bare stage, with only the aid of a versatile costume by Jessica Wegener and traditional Commedia dell’Arte masks. $20 General Admission/$18 Members/$10 under 18. $70 VIP tickets includes post-show Green Room reception with artists. Tickets at GuildHall.org; Box Office 3 hours prior to curtain; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Sunday, December 18, 4 p.m. St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic Church, Rt. 27 Montauk
Harbor Bells, a community handbell choir, performs a Christmas concert at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic Church. Get into the Christmas spirit by listening to the lovely sound of all your old favorites performed on authentic English handbells. A free-will offering and canned goods for the local food pantry will be collected.