Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The beloved TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage just in time for the holiday season. All the iconic characters come to life in this fast-paced musical adaptation: Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. This holiday tradition speaks to the misfit in everyone, with the heartwarming message that what makes you different can be what makes you special. The magical world of the North Pole comes to life in the large scale “holly jolly” musical with all the classic songs, and the famous reindeer and his companions help save Christmas.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m. $58, $48, $38. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or
Vanderbilt Mansion Celebration
Explore William K. Vanderbilt’s former summer residence dressed up in its holiday finest by local designers and garden clubs. Their creative touch brings additional charm and magic to the 24-room Spanish Revival House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Celebrate the season at the Vanderbilt’s annual tree lighting, which includes carol singing, an ornament workshop for the kids, refreshments, and, of course, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This remarkable estate offers an intimate look at the life of a privileged family from the Jazz Age through World War II. The rooms are as William and Rosamund Vanderbilt left them, filled with priceless art, furnishings and personal possessions. Guided holiday tours begin Nov. 24, through Jan. 3.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 12 p.m., with tree lighting at 4 p.m. $7, $6 seniors and students; $6 additional for tour. Vanderbilt Mansion, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. (631) 854-5562 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.