Christmas by the Bay at Meadow Croft will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2013 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on both dates.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children ages four to 12. The event is not suitable for children under four years of age. Meadow Croft is located on Middle Road in Sayville, just before Bryan's Bridge when heading east.
Meadow Croft is the 1891 estate of John E. Roosevelt and family. The house will be decorated in a Victorian/Edwardian motif with beautiful wreathes, poinsettias and greenery, magnificently reminiscent of a hundred years ago, reflecting the theme of “Christmas by the Bay."
Musical selections will be played on the original Roosevelt grand piano filling the house with seasonal music.
Upstairs, special exhibits, including electric trains, dolls, vintage clothing, woodcarvings, Christmas specialties, and the “Seasonal Fun at Meadow Croft, 1910” will be on display for public enjoyment.
St. Nicholas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus, will be there to look up individual children’s names in his ledger. He’ll check to see who’s been ‘naughty and nice’ in 2013.
All decorations will be raffled off.
Among the decorators and donors to this weekend event are:
Audrey’s Bakery, BAFFA, Bayport Flower Houses, Bayport Homemakers, Bayport-Blue Point Neighbors and Gardeners, Colorful Visions Glass Art Studio, Daisy Garden, Lea Rose Interior Designs, Rambling Rose, Loughlin Vineyards, Sayville Flowers, and the Sayville Garden Club.For more information, please contact: Gene Horton, 631-363-6487.