On Saturday, December 1, from 4 to 8 PM, Amagansett’s Main Street hosts a holiday stroll to celebrate the hamlet’s community spirit. This event expands on the 28-year tradition of holiday caroling and tree lighting established by the Amagansett Village Improvement Society.
There will be entertainment from end to end on Main Street, beginning with a visit from Santa at the Amagansett Firehouse at 4 PM. Music will be provided by the Sweet Adelines. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend. At dusk, the AVIS will again host the tree lighting by the train station with caroling led by the Sweet Adelines. Afterward, carolers will make their way up Main Street, and Hugh King will lead a historical holiday tour.
The stores and restaurants of Amagansett will offer extended hours for holiday shopping, and each business will put their own spin on the celebration with items perfect for gift giving. Highlights include music at the Amagansett Library and Innersleeve Records, a winetasting at Amagansett Wines & Spirits, and hot chocolate and cider at Grain Surfboards, plus much more.
This celebration is the result of a collaboration between businesses, non-profits, and service organizations, and the public is invited to join and enjoy all that Amagansett has to offer. Laureen Vellante from Main Street’s Destination Haus spearheaded the campaign to coordinate the shops adding to the AVIS’s annual holiday festivities.