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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.

Christmas sweaters, fur coats, and many other choice items are available at the Bargain Box. Durell Godfrey

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

In Northwest Woods Max Philip Dobler

The Montauk Lighthouse will once again be lit up for the season. Morgan McGivern

The Turkey Day Run for Fun is a great way to work up an appetite. T.E. McMorrow