Turkey Trot, Parades and More Light Up Long Holiday Weekend

The holiday season in Huntington begins in earnest this extended weekend, with turkey trots, Christmas tree lightings, parades and more.

On Wednesday, There’s a viewing of  the classic “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” at 7 p.m. at the South Huntington Library, for cardholders grades 6-12.

Thursday morning, the Townwide Fund’s annual four-mile  turkey trot will go off at 9 a.m., starting at the American Legion Hall, 1 Mill Dam Road, Huntington. The main run draws more than 2,000 runners. There’s also a one-mile family fun run.

On Friday, the Huntington Lighthouse boat parade will feature dozens of vessels decorated for the holidays.The parade starts at 6 p.m. and can be viewed from several points around Huntington Harbor.

Also scheduled Friday is a tree lighting at 7. p.m.at Northport Village Park.

After some considerable social media Sturm und Drang, the holiday spectacular will return to Wall Street, with the lighting of the 65-foot multimedia tree on Saturday. It’s also Small Business Saturday, with residents encouraged to shop at local establishments. The lighting will be preceded by a parade from the Big H center to Wall Street.

Also Saturday, the “Leg Lamp Lighting” ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m. at 90 Main St., Northport, facilitated by Firefly Artists. The lamp is a replica of one depicted in the classic movie A Christmas Story.



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