The Town of Huntington has launched an interactive map that provides detailed information on where to go and what to do during the town’s annual holiday parade and tree lighting on Saturday, which attract thousands of people to Huntington village each year.
The map provides information about the parade’s route, activities, information about participating merchants and offers they might have related to Small Business Saturday, a shopping promotion that coincides with the day of the event.
From 2-6 p.m., the community room at Panera Bread will offer crafts for children. From 2-4 p.m., the Huntington Public Library will offer holiday crafts and stories in the Youth Program Room. Horse and buggy rides will be available beginning at the corner of Main and Wall Streets from 2-5:30 p.m.
From 2-6 p.m., visitors can view the gingerbread house competition entries in the window of Salon Mayan at 27 Wall St. and vote for their favorite. Among the bakeries who have agreed to create entries: Blondie’s Bake Shop, Butter Street Sweets, Copenhagen Bakery, Fanny Cakes, Reinwald’s Bakery, Rhapsody Cakes, and Sweetie Pies on Main. Volunteers will be handing out ballots.
Before the parade, Dancin’ Feet, Kidz Hitz and Lesley Garay of the group Autumns Falls will entertain on and in front of the reviewing stand at Main and Wall Streets, with additional music from DJ John Wrobel.
The parade kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Big H Shopping Center on New York Avenue, continuing to Main Street, where it heads west to West Neck Road. Annually, it attracts 5,000 to 10,000 people to the village.
About two dozen businesses signed up as map participants, and their locations have been highlighted with icons. The following are among those offering special deals:
Bon Bons Chocolatier
319 Main St.
Promo: Free samplings all day on Nov. 28.
Chip’n Dipped Chocolatier
342 New York Ave.
Promo: 10% off all in-store purchases
44C Gerard St.
Promo: 10% off all day, and free dog treats.
Brand-name apparel from top designers at off-prices.
379 New York Ave.
Promo: $10 entire purchase
Hand & Stone Spa
16 Wall St.
Promo: $25 off a one-hour Signature Facial
Huntington Arts Council
213 Main St.
Promo: Raffle for $25 gift card to Reinwald Bakery and one-year individual membership to Huntington Arts Council.
Huntington Historical Society Museum Shop
434 Park Ave.
Promo: 20% off everything if you spend $50 or more, excluding sales tax.
279 Main St.
Promo: $25 off any check of $100 or more.
Lot 356 Fashion Boutique
356 New York Ave.
Promo: 20% off any single item.
Ooh la la Boutiques
306 Main St.
Promo: 15% off on Black Friday, free gift with purchase on Saturday and sweets and a hot cocoa bar set up for the parade 6-8 p.m.
Spa Adriana AVEDA
266 Main St.
Promo: $20 off first-time hair coloring (exp. Jan 1 2016).
370 New York Ave.
Promo: Check with the box office.