Santa Parade Kicked Off Christmas in East Hampton
There was beautiful weather for Saturday's Santa Parade in East Hampton, which brought out a big crowd to greet the jolly old elf and kick off Christmas in East Hampton.
Hugh King, the East Hampton Town historian and director of the Home, Sweet Home Museum, was the grand marshal, leading the parade down Main Street and onto Newtown Lane. After the parade Santa sat for photographs with kids at the Eileen Fisher shop on Newtown Lane.
Among those taking part were East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. in the antique Number 5 fire truck, the East Hampton Lions and Kiwanis Clubs, the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, the Ross School, the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, a herd of antique tractors, a fire departments’ worth of fire trucks, DanceHampton, the East Hampton Historical Society, the Springs School Band, the East End Classic Boat Society, and the East Hampton Library.
The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce organizes the parade each year.