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Holiday bonfire

It’s official: Santa Claus arrives in Riverhead

Photos from the 70th Annual Riverhead Lions Club Christmas parade on Main Street and the riverfront bonfire.

Santa Claus is coming to town: Christmas parade and bonfire set in downtown Riverhead Saturday

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, hot cocoa, candy canes and a chance for the kids to visit with Santa Claus in his gingerbread house.

Riverhead celebrates Christmas with Santa parade and bonfire: photos

A good crowd turned out yesterday for the Riverhead Lions Club Santa Parade and the town's annual holiday bonfire on the riverfront Sunday afternoon, despite two weather-related postponements.

Santa parade and bonfire postponed to next weekend over weather concerns

Riverhead’s annual Santa parade and bonfire has been postponed to next Saturday, Dec. 18, due to weather concerns, according to the Business Improvement District.

Updated: Santa parade and bonfire to take place next Saturday in downtown Riverhead

The Riverhead Lions Club 69th Santa Parade and and the town's 21st annual holiday bonfire are set to take place Saturday, Dec. 11.

COVID-19 cancels downtown Riverhead’s Santa parade and holiday bonfire

The cancellation punctuates a year of canceled community events, parades and festivals. Ironically, the 2019 Santa parade and bonfire was the last big community event to be held before the pandemic struck New York in March, soon followed by a statewide lockdown.

Riverhead holiday parade and bonfire postponed to Dec. 21

The events scheduled for Saturday are postponed to next Saturday due to forecasted inclement weather this weekend.

‘Tis the season: 68th annual Santa Parade, followed by holiday bonfire, set for Dec. 14

Get your jingle bells ready. Downtown Riverhead will host the 68th annual Lion’s Club Santa Parade and the 20th annual holiday bonfire on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Riverhead celebrates the holiday season with a big parade and bonfire

Hundreds turned out to watch the Lion's Club Christmas Parade on Main Street Saturday afternoon and enjoy the bonfire on the riverfront that followed.

Riverhead gets into the Christmas spirit: Hundreds flock to downtown parade and bonfire

Excited kids lined Main Street, craning their necks to get the first glimpse of the event's guests of honor.