Meet Santa, get some holiday shopping done, and enjoy Christmas caroling.

That’s what is in store for Babylon’s Annual Old Fashioned Village Christmas Night of Shopping set for Friday, Dec. 6.

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Deer Park Avenue will be closed from Rail Road Avenue to Main Street for the street festival.

Local boutiques and food vendors will be filling the streets to offer holidays specials for the Night of Shopping. There will be live entertainment on the sidewalks, from local carolers to musical performances by Disney princesses.

Also during that time, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be riding through town on a horse-drawn carriage. Santa will be taking photos throughout the event (scroll down to see times and places) and will be taking Christmas lists.

For those that want to watch their favorite holiday classics, there will be big-screen TVs set up in the downtown.

Additionally, the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event, is bringing back its Christmas carousel ride — it will be stationed adjacent to Monsoon.

Santa Stops

  • 1st – in front of Glen’s Dinette, 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • 2nd – in front of Old Town Hall, 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • 3rd- in front of Fitness Incentive, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • 4th – in front of Bubble, 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Note: The above are approximate times.


For the holiday season, there is free two-hour parking at red covered meters.

Last year’s coverage