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Weekend family fun on Long Island: holiday activities, 'Shrek the Musical' and more

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You can check out the Model Railroad Open House at West Island Model Railroad Club on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From breakfast with Santa to holiday trolley rides and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:

Snowball Buddies at Long Island Children's Museum (11 Davis Ave., Garden City) on Friday, Dec. 6 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Kids can create their own snow buddy craft. Price: Free with museum admission

Shrek the Musical at BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center (265 E. Main St., East Islip) on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. A family-friendly musical based on the popular DreamWorks film. Price: $25


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Model Railroad Open House at West Island Model Railroad Club (485 S. Broadway, Unit 22A, Hicksville) on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring tiny train-lovers to check out a large scale model railroad that is more than 650 feet long. Price: $5 per person, $12 per family

The Polar Express Trolley Ride at All Star (96 Main Rd., Riverhead) on Friday, Dec. 6, Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. Passengers will read along with the holiday children's book "The Polar Express" while enjoying hot cocoa and other treats. Rides last 45 minutes with the last departing at 7 p.m. Price: $36 for adults, $31 for children

Breakfast with Santa at A Taste of Home (1992 N. Jerusalem Rd., North Bellmore) on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Join Santa for a hot breakfast and photos. Price: $16.95 for adults, $11.95 for kids.

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