Turkey drives, tree lightings, parade, music, food and more are filling the holiday calendar throughout Huntington. There appears to be little to no separation between Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations this year. We’ve compiled a list, which will update every few days, of events or ways to contribute to help others, if that’s what you prefer. Please let us know about your events by adding them to our calendar.
Here are just some of the events on the schedule. Updated
Townwide Fund 4-Mile Turkey Run
The Four Mile Run draws more than 2,000 runners and the Family Fun Run is popular with school-age kids and families. Costumed runners add to the festive atmosphere. 8:30 a.m. fun run. 1 Mill Dam Road, Huntington.
Meals for Those in Need
With the help of other local restaurants, Rust and Gold is opening at 11am on Thanksgiving Day with food for those in need, no questions asked.
12th annual Palacios Turkey Bowl
The game will be flag football. Four teams, semifinal, consolation and final game. Official Rules: Five touchdowns wins the game, two completions for a first down. Feel free to bring hot/cold beverages to share. 9:30 a.m.-12 pm.
Vanderbilt Tree Lighting
The Vanderbilt Museum will have its annual Tree Lighting in the courtyard of the Mansion Saturday, November 30 from 4-6 pm. The event includes carol singing, an ornament-making workshop for children, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Free and open to the public.
Holiday Lights and Sounds Parade
The 10th annual Holiday Lights and Sounds Parade in downtown Huntington. Also part of the celebration are a festival on Wall Street and lighting of the Christmas tree, preceded by Small Business Saturday shopping. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. but numerous events precede and follow the march, starting with Small Business Saturday.
Leg Lamp Lighting
Annual Leg Lighting and entertainment will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019, 6PM at Carl’s Candies, 50 Main St., Northport Village.
Yuletide Family Day
The Walt Whitman Birthplace hosts its annual Yuletide Family Day on Dec.1. 1-3 p.m. With Holiday Sing-Along, Visit with Santa, Decorate a Cookie, Make an Ornament, Old-Time Interactive Games, Period Wooden Toys, Guided Tours of the Birthplace. Pre-Register Here or Pay at the Door
Greenlawn Tree Lighting
Annual Greenlawn tree lighting celebration. Holiday music, hot cocoa and cookies. Plus a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving on the Greenlawn Fire Dept fire truck. Bring your letters to Santa and mail them in our special mailbox with direct delivery to the North Pole.
The group will be collecting gift cards and new board games for HACO – Harborfields Alliance For Community Outreach. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Harborfields Public Library.
East Northport Tree Lighting
6 p.m., East Northport Railroad Plaza, with the fire department, Chamber of Commerce, Pulaski Road School and Scouts.
Historic Holiday House Tour
14th year annual Historic Holiday House Tour sponsored by the Huntington Historical Society. Visit the homes in any order and revel in the beauty and holiday cheer while learning about the unique history of each home shared by volunteer docents. In addition, the Historical Society’s 1795 Kissam House will be decorated for the season and open for tours, as will the Arsenal. The Conklin Barn will have its usual scrumptious array of refreshments, and the much-loved Antiques and Collectibles Shop on the Kissam property will be open and fully stocked with unique gift options.
Now You’re Talking! A Storytelling Show
“‘Tis The Season: True Holiday Stories – Now You’re Talking! A Storytelling Show” is a hilarious and touching live storytelling show that brings 6 storytellers together to tell their true stories live on stage! 8 p.m. Cinema Arts Centre. Program Event Fees: $20 Cinema Arts Centre Members | $25 Public
Santa Claus at Whitman Shops
Santa’s visiting Walt Whitman Shops, with special photo sessions Dec.1 and Dec.15 for special needs children. See Santa’s schedule.