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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.

Riverhead Christmas parade and bonfire will kick off holiday season downtown

Two of Riverhead's most festive holiday celebrations will be held tomorrow as one big Christmas event in downtown Riverhead.

Annual Santa parade and bonfire come together for one festive holiday event

The Lions Club Santa parade and the holiday bonfire on the riverfront will be held on the same day for the first time this year. But Santacon won't be returning to downtown Riverhead in 2017.

Photos: Holiday bonfire event draws hundreds of revelers to riverfront

Hundreds gathered on the Peconic Riverfront last night for the 17th Annual Holiday Bonfire, where they enjoyed carols, cocoa and Santa Claus.

Photos: Riverhead’s holiday bonfire

Christmas carols, Santa Claus, a giant bonfire, fireworks and record-setting warm temperatures provided a great time for holiday revelers on the Peconic Riverfront in downtown Riverhead last night.

Blazing bonfire and fireworks light up downtown Riverhead sky: photos

Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the blazing bonfire, hot chocolate and cookies on the Peconic Riverfront for Riverhead's 15th Annual Holiday Bonfire. This year, the event was capped off with a spectacular fireworks display.

Bystanders rescue woman who fell into Peconic River at downtown bonfire event Saturday night

A 64-year-old Florida resident fell off a downtown Riverhead dock into the Peconic River as she snapped pictures of Santa arriving for the holiday bonfire. Three men who were standing on the dock nearby were able to quickly pull her from the chilly water.
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