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Holiday events

First Baptist Church of Riverhead’s 35th annual Christmas concert: photos

The concert delights and uplifts a packed house each December with music, dance and spoken word celebrating "the reason for the season."

Santa visits Railroad Museum in Riverhead

Photos: Kids of all ages love trains, train sets ... and Santa Claus. The Railroad Museum of Long Island had a holiday open house this weekend in Riverhead.

Riverhead holiday events guide 2019

There’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the magic of the season in Riverhead. Here’s a roundup of this year’s holiday events and happenings.

Weekly roundup: Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead in Riverhead

There are lots of holiday happenings coming up this week. Here's a roundup of upcoming events and public meetings, plus a reflection on RiverheadLOCAL's first 10 years of publication.

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.

Wading River rings in the holiday season

The community turned out to ring in the holiday season with music and dance and to greet Santa Claus, who arrived on a Wading River Fire Department truck, sirens blaring.

Rabbi: Public menorah lighting an important expression of freedom

“It’s a reminder to everybody that religion in this country is open to all and government stays out of religion — that’s why we do a public ceremony," Temple Israel Rabbi Michael Rascoe said.

Photos: Christmas tree-lighting event draws crowd in Flanders

The event, organized and hosted by Truth Community Church, featured photos with Santa, Christmas carols sung by the Riverhead Middle School show choir, an outdoor fire, and cookies, doughnuts, chips and hot chocolate to fend off the cold.

Santa arrives by fire truck, visits with children after Jamesport tree-lighting

Once the colorful lights on the four Norway spruce trees were lit, Santa and Mrs. Claus came to town aboard a Jamesport Fire Department engine. 

Photos: Santa arrives at Big Duck Ranch

Flanders and Riverside residents braved chilly weather and brisk winds to enjoy the annual Big Duck lighting and the arrival of Santa Claus at Big Duck Ranch last night. 
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