Side Dish - Pancakes With Santa, Brunch With Santa, And More

Specials at S.T.A.G.S.: To ring in its re-opening after a brief hiatus, S.T.A.G.S (308 Main St.) will host a series of special events and deals leading up to its grand opening weekend, which starts on Friday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 11. On Thursday, Dec. 1, the tap room will host Ladies Night, featuring half-price drinks for women starting at 8 p.m. There will be a reverse happy hour on Friday, Dec. 2, and Kegs & Eggs on Saturday, Dec. 3 and both specials will be in effect on Sunday, Dec. 4. Stay tuned for more events like an ugly sweater contest, free drink offerings among others. Visit or call 631-923-2060 for more information. 

PANCAKES WITH SANTA: Nonprofit Magic Circle Nursery School is teaming up with Union United Methodist Church of East Northport to host its 37th annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3, 8:30-11:30 a.m. The church, which is located at 1018 Pulaski Road, will host the breakfast that’s sure to be a great holiday treat for the entire family. There will be fun, food and vendors. And, of course, don’t forget to bring a camera to snap a picture with Santa. Donation: $6 for adults; $3 for children. For more information, call 631-754-5565.

OR BRUNCH WITH SANTA: For those who prefer brunch, Santa is making a couple of stops across town this month. He’ll be at Storyville American Table (43 Green St., Huntington) starting at 10 a.m. on both Saturday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 17. Brunch is $21.95 for adults ($12.95 for children 12 and under). Be sure to wear an ugly Christmas sweater, too, since Santa will be judging them and adult winners will be chosen for holiday prizes at both seatings. Reservations are strongly recommended, so call 631-351-3446 to make one. Santa will also be making a pair of stops in Cold Spring Harbor at Harbor Mist Restaurant (105 Harbor Road) on both Sunday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 18, 12 noon-3 p.m. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 631-659-3888.


BREWERY TREE LIGHTING: This Friday, Dec. 2, San City Brewing Co. in Northport Village is hosting its first annual tree lighting party. The festivities at 60 Main St. will kick off at 6 p.m. Sand City has a slew of beers on tap that are available for tasting and to go in growlers. For the tap list, visit The tasting room hours on Fridays are 12 noon-10 p.m.