Children singing Christmas carols at the Jamesport annual tree lighting event Dec. 1. Photo: Alek Lewis

Holiday joy and merry filled the air in Jamesport last night, as dozens of families came together for the Jamesport Fire Department’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony.

Hot chocolate was served and carols were sung as residents prepared for the lighting of the tree on the corner of South Jamesport Avenue and Main Road. 

Santa Claus arrived on the scene after the lighting by fire truck as kids rushed into the George Young Community Center to get a picture on the lap of Father Christmas.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Alek Lewis.

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Alek Lewis is a lifelong Riverhead resident and a 2021 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism. Previously, he served as news editor of Stony Brook’s student newspaper, The Statesman, and was a member of the campus’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Email: