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Holiday bonfire

Riverhead Christmas parade and bonfire will kick off holiday season downtown

by Dec 8, 2017
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

by Nov 15, 2017
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

by Dec 4, 2016
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

by Dec 13, 2015
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

by Dec 14, 2014
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

by Dec 13, 2014
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.