Free Parking at Huntington LIRR Church Street Lot from 3PM-9PM with Free HART Bus Shuttle
The Town of Huntington's 12th Annual Holiday Parade and Wall Street Tree Lighting in Huntington is back for 2022 on Saturday, November 26th, kicking off at 5:00PM!
ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE
Led by Grand Marshals:
Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti
Electric Light Parade Procession
Wall Street Tree Lighting
Special Guest: Santa Claus!
Free parking will be available in the municipal parking lots in Huntington Village, Huntington Town Hall, and John J. Flanagan Center. 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 3:00PM to 9:00PM.
The theme of the day is "The Huntington Express" supporting local merchants on Small Business Saturday during the day, and continuing with Long Island's Largest Electric Parade kicking off at 5:00PM ending with Santa's arrival at the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, being held on Wall Street.
Huntington’s 12th Annual “Huntington Express” Holiday Parade, which draws between 5,000 and 10,000 people to downtown Huntington Village, will kick off at 5:00PM 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 will include competitions for the best floats in several categories, with judging based on how well they follow the theme of the parade, “Holiday Express”. The friendly competition among fire departments is particularly fierce, because the winning department gets to choose who will play Santa Claus in the 2023 parade! Businesses and organizations are also encouraged to participate.
To participate in the parade, download a 2022 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 15th, 2022. Applications are available on the Town's website.
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 smartphone, computer, laptop, tablet, or other device using the following URL - https://arcg.is/1HnX9H
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.
Any merchant wishing to be featured on the app and offer deals for the Holiday Season can email CODDO@huntingtonny.gov by Friday, November 18, 2022.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
As the parade wraps up Saturday, November 26, visitors will walk over to Wall Street for Huntington’s Holiday Express where music will fill the park, 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.
The Annual Menorah Lighting is scheduled for December 19, 2022 at 5:00PM. More details to follow.