These Santas take their seasonal role to heart
Mr. and Mrs. Claus (a.k.a. Bonnie and Stan Morlando) with 9-year-old Emely and 5-year-old Kailyn Urgiles at the Snow Village at Groundworks Landscaping in East Hampton. “I want a pony for Christmas,” Kailyn said. Johnette Howard
Santa may be the man of the hour, but Rudolph leads the team of reindeer. Durell Godfrey Photos
The Springs School band performed.
There was a sea of red hats along the parade route.
This family planned ahead for the parade, with chairs in the truck.
Saydy Soto dressed Noah Rodriguez and Saydy Rodriguez for the occasion.
Before the herd or reindeer towing Santa's sleigh, there was a herd of antique tractors.
Gingerbread cookies marched too.
Hugh King was the grand marshal.
East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. and Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming waved to the crowd.
He may be saying "Let it snow," but the weather outside was delightful.

The Hook Mill is adorned with lights for the season. Durell Godfrey photos
The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad helps organize the East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge at Main Beach.Durell Godfrey

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Workshop participants chose from evergreens of all varieties as they began to assemble holiday centerpieces under the tutelage of the Garden Club of East Hampton on Monday. Durell Godfrey Photos
At St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Nov. 4, Rosemary Killen, the club’s project chairwoman, stood among some of the raw materials. Durell Godfrey
Club members spray-painted dried flowers, seedpods, and decorative branches on Nov. 4.Durell Godfrey
Wendy Phillips, Rosemary Killen, Jake Markum, and Cathy Santamarina worked together on Nov. 18.Durell Godfrey
Olivia and Debbie Druker sorted through Santas, snowmen, and other ornaments that will be added to the finished centerpieces. Durell Godfrey
The materials included some that were store-bought, but many that were collected and prepared by garden club members.Durell Godfrey
The "experts" from the Garden Club were on hand at the senior citizens center on Monday to offer suggestions and help.Durell Godfrey
Workshop participants hard at work on MondayDurell Godfrey
At left, Pat Mercer of the Garden Club of East Hampton was in fine holiday spirits on Monday. On the right, Raphael Rojas showed off his finished centerpiece.Durell Godfrey
Martina Sandy, left, and Mike Geller had pieces to be proud of by the end of the workshop.Durell Godfrey

A "Polar Express" train will leave East Hampton for Montauk on Wednesday at 7:09 p.m. Durell Godfrey

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Vered, an East Hampton gallery owner, took part in the Menorahcade last year. Chabad of the Hamptons

The Hampton Ballet Theater School rehearsed "The Nutcracker," which opens at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Friday night. Durell Godfrey
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