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Annual holiday toy giveaway hosted by LIRClothing and Tyre Lodge takes place Dec. 17

Children — infants to age 12 — are invited to the seventh annual toy giveaway by receive hosted by LIRClothing and Tyre Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Riverhead Polish Hall.

Crowd fills Riverhead’s new town square for tree-lighting event Sunday evening : photo slideshow

A crowd filled Riverhead's new town square Sunday evening to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy the inaugural lighting of the Colorado blue spruce Christmas tree bedecked with festive decorations and a thousand colorful lights, standing tall near the center of the square.

Holiday joy fills the air at annual Jamesport tree lighting event

Dozens of families came together for the Jamesport Fire Department’s annual holiday tree lighting event. Santa arrived to visit with children.

‘The most wonderful time of the year’: Here’s the lineup of Riverhead’s holiday happenings

With tree lightings and the annual holiday parade and riverfront bonfire, greens sales and plenty of Santa sightings, there's something for everyone this holiday season in Riverhead. Here's the lineup.

Riverhead’s town square is now home to donated 18-foot spruce; Dec. 3 tree-lighting planned

The Colorado blue spruce will grow to be about 50 feet tall, said Jim Warner of Warner Nursery, which donated the tree to the town. “Every town needs a Christmas tree,” he said.

Riverhead holiday parade postponed to Sunday due to weather concerns

Saturday's weather forecast has again postponed Riverhead's Santa parade and bonfire, which are now set for Sunday afternoon.

Big Duck lights up Flanders for holiday season

The Big Duck in Flanders is all decked out for the holiday season after the annual lighting ceremony last night at Big Duck Ranch.

Holiday light show starts tonight at Splish Splash

Riverhead’s fourth annual holiday light show returns tonight at a new location — Splish Splash Water Park in Calverton. 

Riverhead Fire Department reschedules ‘Santa Run’ to Sunday, Dec. 13

The Riverhead Fire Department’s "Santa Run" has been rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 13, beginning at 12 noon.
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Riverhead plans New Year’s Eve fireworks display downtown

The Riverhead BID is planning a New Year's Eve fireworks display on the Peconic Riverfront this year.