The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO)’s 43rd Annual Holiday Festival will return on Sunday, December 4th from noon to 6pm in Stony Brook Village with Santa, music, performances, a petting zoo, displays, activities and more. This is an entirely free event.
The festival will feature music from WALK 97.5 from 2pm to 4pm, Wiggs Opticians Holiday Train Display, carolers, a performance from Roseland Dance Studio and a petting zoo. The Bethel AME Choir will be returning to help brighten spirits with a performance before the tree lighting at 5:30pm.
Children can write letters to Santa and begin mailing them at the Stony Brook Post Office in the red “Mail for Santa” mailbox on November 23. Letters can be mailed to Santa through the season.
At 2pm, Santa will be arriving to meet the children who are waiting for him on an antique firetruck. You don’t want to miss the annual Legends & Spies Puppet Procession which will begin at 2:15pm in front of the Stony Brook Fire Department and parade through Stony Brook Village, accompanied by the Ward Melville High School Marching Band. The procession will be followed by a performance by Roseland Dance Studio.
WMHO’s Youth Corps fundraiser will include a scavenger hunt with the chance to win Stony Brook Village Center gift certificates, Discovery Cruise tickets and other prizes. All proceeds will be donated to the Santa Fund that provides food and clothing to those in need.
While the festivities are in full swing, festival goers can participate in the Holiday Tree Festival by voting for their favorite trees as they will be decorated that day. Ballots can be found in all establishments in Stony Brook Village. Voting will take place from December 4 to December 20.
At 5:30pm, Santa will arrive on a holiday float, and with some children from the community, will light the holiday tree on the Village Green.
The sponsors of the 43rd Annual Holiday Festival are The Roosevelt Investment Group, Inc., Damianos Realty Group, Island Federal Credit Union, Budco Enterprises Inc., GSE Dynamics, North Shore Injury Attorney, Mark T. Freeley, Esq., Central Semiconductor Corp, Three Village Dads, Armor Pest Control, Goldfish Swim School, TEB North Country Car Care and Dr. Rocco Morelli, DDS. The media sponsor for the 43rd Annual Holiday Festival is News 12 Long Island.
For more information about the Holiday Festival, the WMHO Youth Corps Santa Fund or the WMHO, call (631) 751-2244.