Huntington residents will be parading by land and by sea this weekend.
The boat parade, sponsored by the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, launches at 6 p.m. Friday, with boats decked out in their holiday finest. Passing boats can be seen from several locations, including along West Shore Road, Mill Dam ramp, the town parking lot, and ending at the Huntington Yacht Club.
As part of the festivities, Huntington Choral Society will be performing behind the Halesite Fire Department.
The next day, the town is marking Small Business Saturday, with numerous local businesses offering promotions and discounts.
The holiday parade kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Big H center and head north to Main Street then to West Neck Road. Wall Street will be closed to traffic from Main Street to Gerard Street until 9 p.m. for the festival. A tree lighting and visits with Santa are other highlights.
In addition, the Gamin ride truck will return, as will horse and buggy rides.
Barrels to collect food to replenish food banks will be placed along the parade route.