Updated Friday, November 12, 8:28am
It’s getting to be that time of year again, with the weekend after Thanksgiving featuring two traditional tree lighting events in both Northport and Huntington Village.
In Northport Village, the annual tree lighting, hosted by the Northport Chamber of Commerce and Northport Fire Department, will take place on Friday, November 26 at 7pm in Village Park at the end of Main Street. There will be caroling by the Northport Chorale, and Santa Claus will be arriving by fire truck. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be available, courtesy of Shipwreck Diner, Copenhagen Bakery and Northport Feed & Grain.
And in East Northport, a Christmas tree and menorah lighting has just been announced for Wednesday, December 1 at 6pm, at “Clock Tower Park,” on the corner of Bellerose Avenue and Larkfield Road. Presented by the East Northport Chamber of Commerce, the East Northport Fire Department, Pulaski Road Elementary School and the Town of Huntington, the event will include a visit from Santa, free hot chocolate and cookies provided by Copenhagen Bakery, and complimentary coffee from Buzz'd Express Coffee.
In Huntington Village, the 11th annual holiday parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 27 at 5:30pm. Pre-parade entertainment begins at 5pm, with performers from Dancin’ Feet on Main Street and Wall Street.
The “Red, White & Blue” Holiday Electric Light Parade will follow, led by Grand Marshals including healthcare heroes from Huntington Hospital; first responders from every town of Huntington fire and EMS district; and Bill Harris and the Huntington Blue Devils baseball team. The parade will also feature the Walt Whitman High School kickline.
Post parade, families can enjoy music, entertainment and an appearance by Santa on Wall Street. This will be the official unveiling of the “Huntington Holiday Spectacular” and it’ll end with the lighting of an 80-foot Christmas tree.
Huntingtonians will also be celebrating “Small Business Saturday,” so it’s the perfect time to support local shops and eateries, too. “Our small business community started a brand new holiday tradition last year and we’re excited to have the 80-foot Christmas tree and Big Menorah back on Wall Street all season long,” said Deputy Supervisor Ed Smyth.
The “Big Menorah Lighting” will take place at 5pm on Monday, November 29, on Wall Street between Gerard Street and Main Street.
The Huntington Holiday Spectacular runs from November 27 through January 7.