The Thanksgiving holiday is underway, with schools closed, many enjoying a long weekend with both Thursday and Friday off from work, and big events planned around Huntington this weekend.
Town Hall is closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.
Residents on a Tuesday-Friday trash pickup schedule will have theirs collected Saturday, while those on a Monday-Thursday schedule whose pickup is delayed by the holiday will have theirs moved to Friday.
On Friday, there’s a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Northport, 7 p.m. at the Village Park, sponsored by Northport Village, the Northport Fire Department, and the Northport Chamber of Commerce.
The big event this weekend is the Wonderland parade and tree lighting. The parade will begin Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Huntington Commons, AKA the Big H, travel to Main Street and then west to West Neck Road. The Christmas tree and vendors will be set up on Wall Street, with the tree lighting scheduled between 7 and 7:30 pm.
The parade coincides with Small Business Saturday, when residents are encouraged to shop locally to support their neighbors.
Also Saturday, it’s the annual Northport Leg Lamp Lighting commences at 6:30 p.m. and re-enactment of scenes from the 1983 movie, A Christmas Story. Music and dancing. GoFundMe to support this free event.
And on Sunday, the South Huntington School District is having its 2023 Winter Wonderland featuring ice skating, story time, crafts, petting zoo, FREE family portraits, music, food trucks, bounce rides, and the annual Christmas tree & menorah lighting! All at Stimson Middle School, from 12:30-4:30pm.