Southampton Continues Windmill Lighting Tradition

Annual Windmill Lighting (Courtesy of Stony Brook Southampton)

The Stony Brook Southampton Windmill is a national literary landmark, a fixture in local lore surrounded by myths and legends — and on Friday, December 7, by Christmas lights.

The annual “Lighting of the Windmill” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on campus, located at 39 Tuckahoe Road in Southampton, with refreshments, music, guided windmill tours and more.

“This cherished tradition is the perfect way to kick off the season,” according to a press release.

Following the lighting, associate professor Janet Nye will present “The Future is Now: Climate Change and New York Fisheries” at 7:30 p.m. in Duke Lecture Hall.

Admission is free. For more information, email