10th Annual Huntington “Holiday Lights & Sounds” Parade Activity & Performance Schedule Released
Holiday Parade, Wall Street Festival & Christmas Tree Lighting
Free Parking in Metered Spots Across Huntington Village, Free Parking at Huntington LIRR Church Street Lot from 3pm-9pm with Free HART Bus Shuttle
The Activity and Performance Schedule for the Town of Huntington’s 10th Annual Holiday Parade and Wall Street Festival in Huntington Village, taking place on Saturday, November 30, 2019 has been released:
ACTIVITY & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
CHILDREN’S SCAVENGER HUNT
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Main Street in front of Ben & Jerry’s
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Huntington Public Library and Panera Bread
WALL STREET FESTIVAL
2:00 PM to Close
Games, Bounces, Face-Painting, Popcorn, Cotton Candy and more!
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Vauxhall Rock & New Wave Holiday Music Fest, Corner of Clinton Avenue & Gerard Street
The Huntington School of Rock, Corner of Elm Street & New York Avenue
Colonel Bleep, New York Avenue across from Book Revue
Anthony Raffa, Corner of Main Street in front of Salon Adrianna
The Rail of Smithtown’s All Star Acoustic Review, Main Street in front of Ben & Jerry’s
Main Street & Wall Street
Kelly & Kat
Walt Whitman High School Kick Line will Lead the Parade
ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE
POST PARADE at the SHOWMOBILE
The Huntington Men’s Chorus
Christmas Tree Lighting
Peter Mazzeo & The New York Bee Gees
Special Guest: Santa Claus!
Free parking will be available in all metered spots in Huntington Village. Free parking will also be available at the Huntington LIRR Train Station Church Street Parking Lot with a convenient free HART Bus shuttle into the village from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
The theme of the day is “Holiday Lights & Sounds,” with a full day of entertainment and activities starting with Small Business Saturday, continuing with Long Island’s Largest Electric Light Parade kicking off at 5:30 PM, ending with Santa’s arrival at the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
“This year’s parade theme, Holiday Lights and Sounds, highlights Huntington’s connection to music and the arts with a variety of live music acts playing throughout the village,” stated Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. “Join us for the festivities and shop our local merchants on Small Business Saturday on Thanksgiving weekend with the scavenger hunt and kids’ crafts starting at 1pm and street festival and live entertainment kicking off at 2pm!”
10th Annual Huntington Holiday Lights & Sounds Parade
Huntington’s 10th Annual “Holiday Lights & Sounds” Parade, which draws between 5,000 and 10,000 people to downtown Huntington Village, will kick off at 5:30 PM from the Big H Shopping Center on New York Avenue and will proceed north to Main Street and then west on Main Street to West Neck Road.
Singer, songwriter and founding member of The New York Bee Gees, Peter Mazzeo will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the parade, which kicks off with musical performances on and in front of the reviewing stand.
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, “Holiday Lights & Sounds.” The friendly competition among fire departments is particularly fierce, because the winning department gets to choose who will play Santa Claus in the 2020 parade. Businesses and organizations are also encouraged to participate.
To participate in the Parade, download a 2019 Holiday Parade Application and return it to Huntington Manor Fire Department, Attn: Holiday Parade Committee, 1650 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, NY 11746 by November 22, 2019.
To be a Parade Sponsor, download a 2019 Parade Sponsor and Map Application and return it to Town of Huntington, Attn: Betty Walsh, 100 Main Street, Room 200, Huntington, NY 11743 by November 22, 2019. Please make checks payable to: The Huntington Human Services Institute, Inc.
Interactive Parade Map
The Town will be hosting the Interactive Parade Map created by Town GIS staff. Participating businesses will be listed on the Parade Map, which can be accessed on any smart phone, computer, laptop, tablet, or other device.
Shoppers will 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. At the end of the holiday season the Parade Map becomes the Business Map. The business sponsors that take part in the Parade Map as a sponsor remain on the Business Map from 2019 to 2020.
Any merchant wishing to be featured on the map and offer deals for the Holiday Season can download a 2019 Parade Map Application and return it by November 22, 2019 to GISPro-Admin@huntingtonny.gov.
Christmas 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.
Peter Mazzeo, singer, songwriter and founding member of The New York Bee Gees, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, performances include those by Peter Mazzeo & The New York Bee Gees and The Huntington Men’s Chorus.
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, visit a balloon artist and enjoy free hot chocolate, popcorn, and cotton candy. Musicians and street performers will play throughout the village as families shop, play games and participate in activities.
Starting at 1:00 PM, the Huntington Public Library and Panera Bread will host children’s holiday crafts and the 4th Annual Scavenger Hunt for children and parents will kick off in front of Ben and Jerry’s on Main Street.