Santa Claus arrives in town in 2016. RiverheadLOCAL file photo

Holiday celebrations continue in downtown Riverhead tomorrow afternoon with the Lion’s Club 70th Annual Christmas Parade, followed by a roaring bonfire on the Peconic Riverfront featuring caroling, holiday music by DJ Phil, free hot cocoa and candy canes and a chance for the kids to visit with Santa Claus in his gingerbread house.

Mostly sunny skies and brisk temperatures are in the forecast tomorrow — perfect weather for a Christmas parade and bonfire, which are sure to kindle your holiday spirit.

The parade steps off at 3 p.m. on West Main Street and Osborn Avenue and continues east on Main Street to the town square, where the town’s 18-foot blue spruce is decked out with a thousand colorful lights and giant ornaments. After the parade passes by, take a stroll through the town square to the riverfront bonfire and Santa’s gingerbread house.

The town square Christmas tree was lit Dec. 4. Photo: Alek Lewis

Scenes from past Christmas parades and bonfires in downtown Riverhead


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