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Top Five Kid-Friendly Holiday Activities in Glen Cove

There is a ton of local holiday fun available for children this season.

The next few weeks in Glen Cove are going to be busy for kids.

Not only will there be plenty of winter and holiday festivities going on at home, but there are several organizations throughout the area that are offering exciting and educational programs for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

Bonus: Have the kids dress up in creative holiday garb and send photos to charleen.famiglietti@patch.com for Top 10 Best Holiday Outfits. 

Patch has put a list together of the top five kid friendly activities this holiday season.

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The Youth Bureau will host their annual milk and cookies with Santa at City Hall on Friday, Dec. 17. Children, ages one through thirteen, and their families are invited to attend the event. There will be two sessions, 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. and 7:30- 8:30 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to meet Santa and have a picture taken with him. There will also be holiday readings, caroling and lots of delicious goodies for all to enjoy. Each young child will also receive a gift from the Youth Bureau. To reserve your a spot for your child, contact Sandra Potter at 516-671-4600.

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There's still time for the kids to fashion their own homemade ornaments this season. The museum will hold a holiday craft workshop on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

And for the future paleontologists of the family, the museum will celebrate dinosaur film week, starting Wednesday, Dec. 22 through Dec. 29. Films about dinosaurs will be screened daily at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., with no 11 a.m. shows on Wednesdays. 

3. For the animal lovers in the family: Bring the kids and the puppy down to to  on Forest Avenue on Saturday from 12-4 p.m. for the Glen Cove Animal Shelter Holiday Gala. Buy presents for your own pet or donate it in the shelter stocking. Bring your dog for games, meet and greet with other animals, raffles and gift prizes. Dogs, kittens and cats will be availabe for adoption. 

Think your pet can pull off a classy holiday ensemble? Send photos for Ten Best Holiday Outfits: Pet Edition. 

4. YMCA

Stop your kids from getting cabin fever this winter. The Glen Cove YMCA offers a wide variety of classes for children of all ages: mommy and me yoga rocks, tiny tots (12-20 months), toddler gym time, come play with me, guitar for beginners (ages six and up), Pre-ballet (ages four to five), karate (Grade one through junior high), and pre-teen weight workout (ages 11-13). 

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The Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn offers a kid friendly exhibits: "Beastly Feasts! A Mischievous Menagerie in Rhyme" runs every day except Monday from 12-4:30 p.m. through the end of the year. "Beastly Feasts! A Mischievous Menagerie in Rhyme." 

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