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2023 Holiday events guide: Santa visits, parades, Christmas tree lightings and more

by Nov 16, 2023
It’s the holiday season, and there’s plenty to do and see to celebrate. Here’s a sampling of what's going on this year in and around Riverhead Town this holiday season.

It’s official: Santa Claus arrives in Riverhead

by Dec 10, 2022
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

by Dec 9, 2022
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

by Dec 20, 2021
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

by Dec 9, 2021
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

by Dec 6, 2021
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

by Nov 27, 2020
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

by Dec 12, 2019
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

by Nov 18, 2019
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

by Dec 9, 2018
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.