Huntington’s 11th Annual “Red, White & Blue” Holiday Parade, which draws between 5,000 and 10,000 people to downtown Huntington Village, will kick off at 5:30 PM on November 27 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. The parade kicks off with Dancin’ Feet at the intersection of Main Street and Wall Street.
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, “Red, White & Blue.” The friendly competition among fire departments is particularly fierce, because the winning department gets to choose who will play Santa Claus in the 2022 parade. Businesses and organizations are also encouraged to participate!
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 entertainment, parking, transportation information and more. At the end of the holiday season the Parade Map becomes the Business Map.
As the parade wraps up Saturday, November 27, visitors will walk over to the 65-Foot Christmas Tree in the center of Wall Street’s Huntington Holiday Spectacular, where music will fill the block, adorned with lights and holiday decorations, as visitors await the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, followed by live entertainment and a chance for children to meet Santa.