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Santa's Sleigh Slides into East Hampton Saturday

The parade kicks off Christmas in East Hampton Village.

You know it's Christmas in East Hampton when the Santa Parade rolls through the village.

The annual festivity is slated for Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. The parade of elves, reindeer, snowmen, and, of course, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, starts on Main Street and continues up to Newtown Lane.

Sponsored by the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, dozens of local groups take part in the event, from dance groups to the high school band, the Boy Scouts to the Kiwanis Club. Among the floats, you're sure to catch some tractors and antique vehicles, too — they can't compare to Santa's sleigh, though.

Afterwards, Santa moseys on over to the Huntting Inn, where he'll take Christmas lists and is available for photographs with true believers.

When the jolly old fellow heads back to the North Pole, he doesn't take the Christmas cheer with him.

There are several holiday sales happening around town this weekend. The Harvest Craft Fair at the Springs Presbyterian Church is on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ladies Guild Christmas Fair at St. Luke's Episcopal Church is also on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most Holy Trinity Church's Silver Tea takes place on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

For events happening this weekend, click here.

dawn November 27, 2012 at 07:44 PM
East Hampton Historical Society All Dressed Up for the Holidays: A Ramble Down East Hamptons Historic Main Street Saturday, December 1, 2012, 1PM - 5 PM Church bells, wandering carolers, costumed guides, holiday dressed houses, specials at the shops--East Hampton is a holiday destination, even more so on this day as inns, churches, stores, and historic properties all will be participating. Plan to spend the afternoon in the Village and enjoy all the offerings.

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