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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: Riverhead SantaCon pub crawl

Santas, elves, reindeer — even a gorilla dressed in a Santa suit were among the costumed revelers in the holiday spirit who descended on downtown Riverhead this evening for the third annual Riverhead SantaCon.

The Santas are coming! SantaCon returns to downtown Riverhead Dec. 10

The yearly event is put on by the Suffolk Theater and features food and beverage specials, dancing and entertainment.

SantaCon returns to Riverhead for second annual pub crawl fundraiser

Riverhead's second SantaCon pub crawl drew a festive holiday crowd to downtown Riverhead Saturday, where hundreds of visitors dressed in Santa suits and other holiday-themed costumes enjoyed specials at a dozen local venues.

Photos: Rainy weather doesn’t dampen spirits of Riverhead SantaCon revelers

Hundreds of jolly revelers clad in Santa suits and other holiday costumes descended on downtown Riverhead for its first Santacon pub crawl last night. The fundraiser for The Brendan House was organized by the Suffolk Theater.

East End’s first-ever SantaCon set to take place in Riverhead Dec. 6

Downtown Riverhead's bars and restaurants will raise money for The Brendan House Project with a 'SantaCon' pub crawl Dec. 6.