The 10th annual Holiday Lights and Sounds Parade will step off in Huntington on Nov.30.
Also part of the celebration are a festival on Wall Street and lighting of the Christmas tree, preceded by Small Business Saturday shopping.
The schedule of events:
CHILDREN’S SCAVENGER HUNT
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Main Street in front of Ben & Jerry’s
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Huntington Public Library and Panera Bread
WALL STREET FESTIVAL
2:00 PM to Close
Games, Bounces, Face-Painting, Popcorn, Cotton Candy and more!
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Vauxhall Rock & New Wave Holiday Music Fest, Corner of Clinton Avenue & Gerard Street
The Huntington School of Rock, Corner of Elm Street & New York Avenue
Colonel Bleep, New York Avenue across from Book Revue
Anthony Raffa, Corner of Main Street in front of Salon Adrianna
The Rail of Smithtown’s All Star Acoustic Review, Main Street in front of Ben & Jerry’s
Main Street & Wall Street
Kelly & Kat
Walt Whitman High School Kick Line will Lead the Parade
ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE
POST PARADE at the SHOWMOBILE
The Huntington Men’s Chorus
Christmas Tree Lighting
Peter Mazzeo & The New York Bee Gees
Special Guest: Santa Claus
Free parking will be available in all metered spots in Huntington Village. Free parking will also be available at the Huntington LIRR Train Station Church Street Parking Lot with a convenient free HART Bus shuttle into the village from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
“This year’s parade theme, Holiday Lights and Sounds, highlights Huntington’s connection to music and the arts with a variety of live music acts playing throughout the village,” stated Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. “Join us for the festivities and shop our local merchants on Small Business Saturday on Thanksgiving weekend with the scavenger hunt and kids’ crafts starting at 1pm and street festival and live entertainment kicking off at 2pm!”
10th Annual Huntington Holiday Lights & Sounds Parade
The parade will kick off at 5:30 PM from the Big H Shopping Center on New York Avenue and will proceed north to Main Street and then west on Main Street to West Neck Road.
The parade will include competitions for the best floats in several categories, with judging based on how well they follow the theme of the parade, “Holiday Lights & Sounds.” The friendly competition among fire departments is particularly fierce, because the winning department gets to choose who will play Santa Claus in the 2020 parade. Businesses and organizations are also encouraged to participate.
To participate in the Parade, download a 2019 Holiday Parade Application and return it to Huntington Manor Fire Department, Attn: Holiday Parade Committee, 1650 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, NY 11746 by November 22, 2019.
To be a parade sponsor, download a 2019 Parade Sponsor and Map Application and return it to Town of Huntington, Attn: Betty Walsh, 100 Main Street, Room 200, Huntington, NY 11743 by November 22, 2019. Please make checks payable to: The Huntington Human Services Institute, Inc.
The Town will be hosting the Interactive Parade Map created by Town GIS staff. Participating businesses will be listed on the Parade Map, which can be accessed on any smart phone, computer, laptop, tablet, or other device.
Shoppers will browse the interactive Holiday Parade Map, full of giveaways and special offers related to Small Business Saturday and the Holiday Parade. The Interactive Parade Map also allows the user to see the location of all the events, entertainment, parking, transportation information and more. At the end of the holiday season the Parade Map becomes the Business Map. The business sponsors that take part in the Parade Map as a sponsor remain on the Business Map from 2019 to 2020.
Starting at 1:00 PM, the Huntington Public Library and Panera Bread will host children’s holiday crafts and the 4th Annual Scavenger Hunt for children and parents will kick off in front of Ben and Jerry’s on Main Street.