Santa Claus Came to Town in Sag Harbor, East Hampton

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The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Santa Parade Saturday morning while The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce held its own holiday event, a tree lighting and Santa visit at the Windmill on Long Beach. Photographer Michael Heller made the rounds.

A bundled-up Cali and Carter Karolus watch the East Hampton Fire Department color guard march down Main Street during the 2016 Santa Parade in East Hampton on Saturday.

A bundled-up Cali and Carter Karolus watch the East Hampton Fire Department color guard march down Main Street during the 2016 Santa Parade in East Hampton on Saturday.

Members of the East Hampton Fire Department Hook & Ladder Company #1 pull their hand-drawn antique ladder truck down Main Street.

Members of the East Hampton Fire Department Hook & Ladder Company #1 pull their hand-drawn antique ladder truck down Main Street.

Led by Debbie Miller-Gates, the donkey "Peaches" marks her 16th year of participating in the parade.

Led by Debbie Miller-Gates, the donkey “Peaches” marks her 16th year of participating in the parade.

The Wookie Chewbacca was on hand to hand out Christmas candy to kids on Main Street.

The Wookie Chewbacca was on hand to hand out Christmas candy to kids on Main Street.

A gayley-dressed Britton Bistrian helped represent the Amagansett Fire Department.

A gayley-dressed Britton Bistrian helped represent the Amagansett Fire Department.

Frosty the Snowman high- and low-fived kids on Main Street.

Frosty the Snowman high- and low-fived kids on Main Street.

Santa's reindeer, led by Rudolph, drew Santa on his sleigh.

Santa’s reindeer, led by Rudolph, drew Santa on his sleigh.

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

Isla McLean, at center, was joined by her pals as she went to meet Santa Claus inside the windmill on Long Whaf prior to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Sag Harbor

Isla McLean, at center, was joined by her pals as she went to meet Santa Claus inside the windmill on Long Whaf prior to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Sag Harbor

Nina McLean, along with mom Emily Wetiz, went to meet Santa Claus on Long Wharf.

Nina McLean, along with mom Emily Wetiz, went to meet Santa Claus on Long Wharf.

Santa Claus waves to the crowd as Sag Harbor Girl Scouts and Pierson Middle/High School Chorus members sing Christmas carols during the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Long Wharf.

Santa Claus waves to the crowd as Sag Harbor Girl Scouts and Pierson Middle/High School Chorus members sing Christmas carols during the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Long Wharf.

Three-year-old Raegin Poitras was joined by her dad Mark on a Community Lantern Walk from the Dodds and Eder store to Windmill Beach on Long Wharf to benefit the Our Sons and Daughters School on Saturday, 12/3/16

Three-year-old Raegin Poitras was joined by her dad Mark on a Community Lantern Walk from the Dodds and Eder store to Windmill Beach on Long Wharf to benefit the Our Sons and Daughters School on Saturday, 12/3/16

Participants cross Bay Street during a Community Lantern Walk from the Dodds and Eder.

Participants cross Bay Street during a Community Lantern Walk from the Dodds and Eder.

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