Have you started your holiday shopping, yet? We suggest shopping local and supporting the businesses we have in our community this Holiday season.
We love all the great things Long Island has to offer. Whether it is an experience you are gifting, a season pass, membership or a wrapped gift we suggest purchasing from a local Long Island business because there is a lot of great things to give someone in your life from the amazing place we call home.
Besides the list of Season Passes, Toy Stores, Local Theatres and Membership Opportunites we have listed below we recommend purchasing gift cards to local activities for your family to enjoy. For instance: find a local bowling alley, movie theatre, art studio, escape room, swim school, dance studio, martial arts school or gymnastics gym to purchase a gift card from that you can go to on a rainy day or become part of. For teens and adults a gym membership can be a great gift, as well.
(This list is not in any particular order)
Now, is the time of year to purchase season passes at their lowest prices. Think of where you would want to visit next summer and take advantage of the savings of becoming a season pass holder. There are a lot of perks of becoming a season pass holder. (sometimes it includes FREE parking, discounts on food and in the gift shops, and exclusive Season Pass holder events and discounts.)
Unforgettable fun awaits at Splish Splash! Be ready to enjoy a summer of endless fun with a Season Pass. From a thrilling coaster, family-friendly slides and attractions, great places to eat, and exciting boutiques to shop at along the way, it’s a deal you can’t beat. Save up to 35% off a Basic Season Pass with our Black Friday deals.
Shop now at: https://www.splishsplash.com/?promo_code=bfsocial19
Don’t wait! Deals end on December 4th!
We recommend Adventureland for a fun way to spend your day with your family and create lots of great memories. I remember going here with my family when I was young and I love being able to take my girls with my husband as a family, now. There are fun rides for all to enjoy, arcade games and so much more…
2019 Adventureland Season Passes
$134.99pp after instant $10 saving. Will be $144.99 after Jan 1st.
Pays for itself in less than 5 visits to Adventureland (P.O.P. bracelet is $33.99)
Available online at www.adventureland.us
Season Pass Holders get unlimited rides every day in our regular season from March 23rd until October 27th –over 100 days of riding—includes Egg Scramble and Pumpkin Park events
Savings on souvenir Soda Cups and souvenir Popcorn Cups
Savings in the Midway Market Place Gift Shop and 3Generations Sweet Shop
Season Pass Holders get access to the Speed Line for Check-In at the Back Ticket Booth.
2019 eGift Cards
Available in a variety of amounts www.Adventureland.us
Instantly printable or you can email it right to the recipient
Valid for POP bracelets, ride tickets, in our restaurant, Midway Market Place Gift Shop, 3Generations Sweet Shop, Souvenir Photo Stands, and Snack Stands
“Are you ready for the best climbing and zip line adventure New York has to offer? The Adventure Park provides family fun for ages 7 and up. This aerial forest adventure is fun, exciting and safe for all participants.”
Adventure Anytime Season Passes
Enjoy a year of unlimited tree-zipping fun as an Adventure Park passholder and get perks, special invitations, and exclusive discounts too!
Get your Season Pass —-> HERE
“Gift Cards are a wonderful way to provide a friend, co-worker or family member with the Gift of Adventure. Each card holds the value you select. The recipient may use the funds toward the purchase of any climbing and zipping adventure offered by The Adventure Park. Unused balances remain available for future use and will never expire.”
Get your Gift Card —> HERE
The Long Island Ducks have announced that season ticket packages for 2019 are now on sale! The team has begun to welcome its first new season ticket holders for the upcoming 20th Anniversary Season, and the best seats are sure to be secured quickly. Fans can purchase season ticket plans by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark executive offices or by calling (631) 940-3825 and asking to speak with a ticket sales representative.
Season ticket holders will continue to reap the most benefits and highest savings available for purchasers of Ducks tickets, while simultaneously enjoying most affordable family entertainment on Long Island. Benefits of being a season ticket holder include: The best pricing on Ducks tickets, with discounts up to 17% off the box office price! , A no-interest EZ Pay payment plan program, Guaranteed same great seats for every game (fireworks shows, premium giveaway nights, etc.), Tickets to all Ducks home playoff games and so much more…
READ MORE: HERE
YOU CAN GIFT A KIDS CLUB MEMBERSHIP, as well: HERE
“The Long Island Ducks Kids Club, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union is the perfect way for any young Ducks fan to show how much they love Long Island’s hometown team. The Kids Club is open to children 14 and under, and members receive cool gifts, great opportunities to follow the Ducks, and so much more all at an affordable price.”
There are a lot of great places open year round for our local families to enjoy. The gift of a membership is a gift that keeps giving all year long and we have a lot of local museums and businesses who offer memberships that anyone would love to receive.
1. Showcase Popcorn Club
WE LOVE GOING TO THE MOVIES AND MY GIRLS LOVE BEING PART OF THE POPCORN CLUB. Children must be 11 years or younger.
ONLY $10.00 to join! SO MANY GREAT PERKS…
You can register for Popcorn Club online. Once registered bring receipt to participating theatre to receive your Popcorn Club backpack and movie prize pack. Registration is also available at Guest Services at participating theatres. Parent or legal guardian must complete the registration and by doing so agree to The Popcorn Club Terms & Conditions.
Membership is $10.00 per child. New member prize pack retails for $35.00.
“Come as many times as you like in an entire year! Membership pays for itself in just three visits. Because we offer three traveling exhibits annually, a friendly escape from winter cold and summer heat, and celebratory events you’re sure to attend, you’ll find LICM membership is one of the best values in town. Plus as a non-profit organization, all memberships are tax-deductible.”
“Join us in our efforts to preserve Long Island’s rich heritage by becoming a member of the Cradle of Aviation Museum.
With your help we will be able to inspire future generations to look to the sky and reach for the stars.”
Benefits of Membership include:
Free admission to museum galleries, Email newsletter updates, 15% discount in the museum store, 10% discount in the Red Planet Cafe
Discount on Theater, Planetarium, Nunley’s Carousel and additional Museum tickets, Invitation to member appreciation events, Invitation to free member screenings of new films and planetarium shows, Discounts on some museum activities and Family Memberships receive discounts on birthday parties, summer and holiday camps.
Get your membership: HERE
“Preserve Long Island’s maritime heritage, and get free or discounted admission to events, films, and workshops for families, kids, and adults throughout the year – including a discount on birthday parties and gift shop purchases. It’s well worth it!”
Your membership is a year-long ticket to fun! Enjoy exciting and imaginative events for all ages year-round through weekend programs, art workshops, camps, lectures, films, music, and changing exhibits.
Be part of our efforts to ensure a future for the ocean through advocacy and education!
Get your membership —-> HERE
* “Please note: If you are purchasing a membership as a gift, we strongly suggest that you purchase a gift card in the amount of the membership and allow the recipient to redeem the gift card. Memberships start the day of purchase.”*
Becoming a Member by purchasing an Annual Membership lets you play an active role in promoting marine education and conservation, and lets you enjoy a host of great benefits. On your next visit you will receive your photo ID.
Children 2 & under are Free!
As a Long Island Aquarium Member, you’ll receive these valuable benefits:
Free unlimited admission: Visit Long Island Aquarium as often as you’d like during the year, and it won’t cost you a penny more.
Personalized Card: Everyone who joins receives his or her own personalized membership card.
Member e-newsletter: Our complimentary member e-newsletter keeps you abreast of all the latest events and developments at Long Island Aquarium. Please provide your e-mail address to be included.
Member discounts: Long Island Aquarium members receive a 10% discount at the Long Island Aquarium Café and City Treasures Gift Shop. Members also receive discounts on various programs and adventures.
Member discounts to Select Events: Save 10% on Select Events like Family Sleepovers, Holiday Brunches and more!
Get your Membership and Giftcards—-> HERE
“OUR MISSION: To spark imagination and foster learning for children of all backgrounds and abilities and to build strong connections within the East End community by providing playful experiences.
Our tax-deductible memberships provide your family with unlimited access to our exhibits, discounts on classes, and free admission to many of the Museum’s monthly programs and community events throughout the year.
Memberships also enable CMEE to make a difference for families in the East End. CMEE is one of the nation’s only museums who hosts a Head Start pre-school class and continues to pioneer ways to teach literacy, assist children with autism, and help families affected by domestic violence.”
Membership —> HERE
“The museum’s exhibits offer Long Island and New York State geology and Long Island Native American culture and archaeology. Geology exhibits illustrate Long Island’s glacial history and explain the formation of today’s land features. Dramatic post-glacial changes in climate and sea level are detailed in dioramas to show the evolution of our landscape during the past 20,000 years. Local leaf fossils and concretions (“Indian paint pots”) are also on display. And so much more…”
All members receive:
Free admission to Garvies Point Museum, Free admission to major events (Native American Feast, Garvies Point Day), 10% discount in the Garvies Point gift shop, Notices of special events and programs, Invitations to MEMBERS ONLY events and programs.
Family Plus (2 adults & up to 4 children under 18) & above Memberships receive:
All above benefits PLUS, 10 % discount on birthday parties, 10 % discount on Children’s Summer Workshops
Membership —> HERE
“It’s a remarkable time to be a member. You’ll want to visit again and again to see our changing exhibitions and the seasonal natural beauty of our campus set on a 145-acre nature preserve. An array of public programs are tailored for each exhibition to enhance your appreciation and understanding of the art on view. The opening of the Manes Family Art & Education Center has increased our art class offerings for aspiring artists of all ages. In addition to instructor-led classes for adults and families, several drop-in programs are free to members on select dates.”
Membership —> HERE
9. Long Island Explorium
The Explorium is more than just a science museum. We are constantly diversifying and experimenting with new ideas and strategies for you to discover the wonders of STEM. As a member, you can come and experience all that the Explorium can offer as often as you like. Located in Port Jefferson.
There are different membership levels to choose from based on the amount of children in your membership: HERE
We have amazing local theatres on Long Island. You don’t have to travel into the city to see a wonderful production. Check out the wonderful theatres in our area and get gift cards and/ or tickets for shows this upcoming 2019 season.
Disney’s DCappella coming to NYCB Theatre in Westbury
on Saturday February 23rd, 2019 at 7pm.
Get your tickets… HERE
The Original Harlem Globetrotters return to NYCB LIVE on Friday, December 28th.
Two showtimes: 2pm or 7pm
Save 25% and get your tickets —> HERE
3. The Gateway
What better way to give the gift of joy than with a gift certificate to one of The Gateway’s magical musical productions. Surprise the kids with tickets to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast or treat family and friends to a Broadway-quality musical in 2019. Gift Certificates are good for one year from purchase and will make all ages smile!
Website —> HERE
“Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Let Patchogue Theatre help you! With Gift Certificates and VIP Memberships, we have something for everyone.
Gift Certificates may be redeemed on any Patchogue Theatre production and may also be used for concessions at the Lobby bar.
Give the gift of star treatment with a VIP Membership. For an annual fee of $100, VIP members receive: Zero ticket service fees, concierge service, advance notice of new shows, access to ticket presales, special ticket offers, and half-priced drinks on their first round at the Lobby bar.”
Website —-> HERE
The Argyle Theatre is Long Island’s largest, year- round Professional Equity Theatre. Experience Broadway-caliber entertainment in a state- of- the- art facility, conveniently located in the heart of vibrant Babylon Village.
A hidden gem on Long Island that is simply magical!
Kids young and old will enjoy their experience at this one of a kind puppet theater.
Get your tickets: HERE
Other local Long Island theatres include:
*Think BIG! Theater Arts in Patchogue —> http://www.thinkbigtheaterarts.org/index.html
*Staller Center for the Arts in Stony Brook—> https://www.stallercenter.com/
*Madison Theatre in RVC —-> http://madisontheatreny.org/
*Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor –> http://www.baystreet.org/
*The Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington —-> http://www.landmarkonmainstreet.org/
*Tilles Center in Greenvale —> http://www.landmarkonmainstreet.org/
*Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts in Smithtown —> http://www.smithtownpac.org/
*CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale —> http://www.cmpac.com/mainstage
Theatre Three in Port Jefferson —-> https://theatrethree.com/
John W. Engeman Theater in Northport —> https://engemantheater.com/
Local Toy Stores
Shop local and support our local toy stores. I love a Mom and Pop shops and heading to one of our local stores to find the latest and greatest toys. I highly recommend purchasing a gift card from one of these stores and letting our kids shop for whatever catches their eye.
“For the past 30 years, we have been offering the best toys available anywhere.
We invite you all, whether you are looking for something special for a newborn child or a grandparent who is young-at-heart, we have something for everyone of all abilities.”
Website —> https://www.fstoys.com/
“We hand-pick gifts and accessories that you won’t find anywhere! If we won’t buy it for our own Little Divas, you won’t find it for sale here! Come visit our Long Island boutique for girls – you won’t be disappointed!”
Our LI Girls Boutique features a selection of:
One-of-a-kind handbags & wristlets by Notebagz featuring photos of top pop icons and cartoons, Charm it charm bracelet system, American Girl Doll clothing
Dress-up sets & costumes, Apparel, totes, messenger bags & watches by Undee Bandz
Tutus & Pettiskirts, Hair & fashion accessories
Craft sets, Fruit, candy, and ice cream scented hand lotion
Divalicious scented lotions, body washes, and all-natural lice prevention spray
Plush robes, spa wraps, and beach accessories by Three Cheers for Girls
Website : HERE
Other Toy Stores:
*Einstein’s Attic in Northport —> http://einsteinsatticnorthport.com/
*Long Island Toy & Game in Kings Park —> http://www.litoygame.com/
*MJ Beanz in Plainview —> https://www.facebook.com/MJBEANZTOYS/
*Game On in Miller Place and Smithtown —> https://gameonmp.com/
We hope this list helps you find a great experience to gift someone in your life this Holiday Season while supporting a local business here on Long Island.