Road Closures, Interactive Parade Map, Activity & Performance Schedule For Huntington Holiday Parade & Festival Saturday, Nov. 24

The 9th Annual Huntington Holiday Parade, Wall Street Festival, and Tree Lighting Ceremony will bring between 5,000 and 10,000 people to downtown Huntington Village this Saturday, November 24. The theme for the day is “Winter Wonderland.”


Downtown Huntington Road Closures


On Saturday, November 24, roads will be closed for the 9th Annual Town of Huntington Holiday Parade, Wall Street Festival & Tree Lighting Ceremony:


  • WALL STREET FESTIVAL: Wall Street will be closed from 9:00 AM until the road is cleared after the evening’s festivities.


  • PARADE ROUTE: Roads will be temporarily closed from approximately 4:45 PM, with the parade kicking off at 5:30pm, at the Big H Shopping Center going north on New York Avenue, west on Main Street/25A, north on West Neck Road, east on Gerard Street, ending at Wall Street. Roads to reopen after parade passes.


“This year, Huntington’s Holiday Parade and Annual Tree Lighting returns to the Saturday evening on Thanksgiving Weekend,” stated Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, who serves as co-Grand Marshal for the 2018 Holiday Parade with Peter Mazzeo, singer, songwriter and founding member of the New York Bee Gees. “Join us for the festivities and shop our local merchants on Small Business Saturday.”


The parade will include competitions for the best floats in several categories, with judging based on how well they follow the theme of the parade, “Winter Wonderland.” The friendly competition among fire departments is particularly fierce, because the winning department gets to choose who will play Santa Claus in the 2019 parade.


Free Parking & Transportation Options


Free parking will be available in all metered spots in Huntington Village. Free parking will also be available at the Huntington LIRR Train Station with a convenient free shuttle into the village from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Qwik Ride will offer free rides around Huntington Village.


Interactive Parade Map


The Town hosts the Interactive Parade Map created by Town GIS staff for the third year. Participating businesses will be listed on the Parade Map, which can be accessed on any smart phone, computer, laptop, tablet, or other device.


Shoppers can browse the interactive Holiday Parade Map, full of giveaways and special offers related to Small Business Saturday and the Holiday Parade. The Interactive Parade Map also allows the user to see the location of all the events, entertainment, parking, transportation information and more.


The Parade Map can be found at:


Activity & Performance Schedule



1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

In front of Ben & Jerry’s



1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Huntington Public Library and Panera Bread



1:00 PM to Close

Wall Street Festival



1:00 PM to Close

Wall Street Bounce House and Slide



2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Michael Meehan and Friends, Corner of Clinton and Gerard

Anthony Raffa and Friends, Corner of New York Avenue and Main Street

The Huntington School of Rock, Corner of New York Avenue and Elm



1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Vote for your Favorite Gingerbread House

All are on display in the windows of the Paramount Theater, New York Avenue



5:30 PM

Walt Whitman High School Varsity Dance Team, Red Hot Mamas, Dancin’ Feet, Floats, Music, Costume Characters and more!

Huntington Chamber Choir

Hot Chocolate, Chestnuts, Popcorn, Cotton Candy and more!

Tree Lighting Ceremony & Wall Street Festival


As the parade has grown, so have the activities surrounding it. Wall Street is closed for a street festival filled with games, food and music as everyone awaits the lighting of the tree and a chance for the children to meet Santa.


Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, performances include those by the America’s Got Talent finalist, the Huntington Chamber Choir and others.


After the tree lighting ceremony, the festival will continue on Wall Street. A DJ will take over to maintain the festive mood, as children pay a visit to Santa Claus, have their faces painted, play in the bounce houses, and enjoy free hot chocolate, popcorn, cotton candy, and roasted chestnuts. Musicians and street performers will play throughout the village as families shop, play games and participate in activities.

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