Sat, Dec 09|
2023 Oyster Bay Holiday Market and Stroll
Visit Oyster Bay for an afternoon of Holiday Cheer: Shopping, Food, Warming Stations, Ice Rink, Gift Wrapping, Window Decorating Contest, Performances culminating at 4pm with Santa's arrival and the Tree Lighting!
Time & Location
Dec 09, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Oyster Bay, 1 Shore Ave, Oyster Bay, NY 11771, USA
About The Event
The Holiday Stroll by the Bay Committee, a partnership between the OBEN Chamber of Commerce and The Oyster Bay Main Street Association, is happy to announce a Holiday Window Decorating Contest presented by the Oyster Bay Herald, a LI Herald Newspaper.
Nothing says holidays more than festive shop windows; inviting shoppers in from the cold for a warm drink, putting a sparkle in the eyes of a child as she sees the perfect gift for her little brother. The Oyster Bay and East Norwich hamlets will be aglow this winter with OBEN Chamber and Main Street Association Members partnering with local decorators and student-artists from the OBEN Schools.
Public on-line voting will begin Saturday, November 25th. Only one vote per email, so make sure you do all of your research (aka shopping) before voting. Public voting will select the finalists, and a distinguished panel of judges, including Town of Oyster Bay Clerk, Rich LaMarca, OBEN Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Francesco Ianni, PTA President, Moriah Parades and Student Council, President Matthew Zakarian, will choose the winner. The results will be announced at the tree lighting on December 9th . The winner will also be featured in an Oyster Bay Herald story after the 1st of the year and will receive a half-page ad in the paper to be used to promote their business.
“We are so excited to add this to our growing Holiday Stroll by the Bay. This year’s theme is a Renaissance Holiday: Come and Rediscover. The hamlet has come so far with so many new businesses we thought it was time to celebrate,” said Chamber Secretary Susan Dembo. “We invite everyone to come and rediscover our local businesses.”
The window decorating contest is one enhancement of the event. Others include a warming station, gift wrapping and tree sales at the intersection of Audrey and South Streets, run by Oyster Bay Community Rowing. Theodore’s Books will be flying Mrs. Claus in on her sleigh to read to the younger patrons at 1, 2 and 3:00. Renaissance properties will be providing a reusable shopping bag to the first 450 families.
This is all in addition to the regular happenings, including the Oyster Bay Main Street Association’s ice rink and parents’ lounge and Wonderland Tree’s wagon rides with Raynham Hall’s tour guides. Oakcliff Sailing and Cooper’s Bluff sponsor Santa’s elves serving as taxi drivers, and featured programming will be provided by Kathryn Prinz Flute Magic Ensemble, OBEN High School Choir and Gone Dancin’ Dancers.
To register your business in the contest or to participate in the market go to:
Window Decorating Contest Voting
Ice Rink and Market Open
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Long Island Herald Window Decorating Contest Voting Opens November 25th
Only one vote per email, so make sure you do all of your research (aka shopping) before voting. Public voting will select the finalists, and a distinguished panel of judges, including Town of Oyster Bay Clerk, Rich LaMarca, OBEN Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Francesco Ianni, PTA President, Moriah Parades and Student Council, President Matthew Zakarian, will choose the winner. The results will be announced at the tree lighting . The winner will also be featured in an Oyster Bay Herald story after the 1st of the year and will receive a half-page ad in the paper to be used to promote their business.
STROLL THROUGH TOWN SHOPPING EATING AND ENJOYING
Make reservations for lunch - stroll down Audrey Ave, enjoy fire pits, buy your tree, visit our local stores and the market for all last minute shopping needs. Gift-wrapping and tree sales available at Oyster Bay Community Rowing's Warming Tent.
1-5 ICE SKATING
Ice skating near the town bandstand provided by the Oyster Bay Main Street Association.
1-5 HOLIDAY MARKET
Local businesses will be putting their most festive foot forward and helping you with all of your last minute shopping needs! #ShopLocal The OBMSA market vendors will also be set up around town. Fire pits will warm you as you wander through town.
4PM TREE LIGHTING & SANTA
We will light the Oyster Bay Holiday Tree and, shortly after, Santa Claus will arrive with his firefighter friends to light the tree!
Renaissance Properties is providing one reusable shopping bag to each family. Oakcliff Sailing is providing Elf transport to and from Fireman's Field Parking and has of course -arranged the toys that Santa will give out.
ENTERTAINMENT IN TOWN
Raynham Hall is offering their new VR tours all day
Wonderland Tree is providing Holiday Hay Rides throughout the day
Bandstand Lineup with John Hubbard
2:00 OBEN High School Choir
2:30 Gone Dancing Dancers
3:00 Kathy Prinz Flute Ensemble
3:30 Gone Dancing Dancers
4:00 Jingle Babies
4:05 Festivities Leading to Santa's Arrival Begin
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For further information about the event, please contact Dawn Riley at 1(415)760-7642