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.