Christmas festivities will abound in East Hampton Village on Saturday. The annual Santa Parade, with the theme “journey to the North Pole,” will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the East Hampton High School Jazz Band leading the way. The procession will head down Main Street from the Presbyterian Church to Hook Mill, a slightly different route than in the past. At 3:30 p.m., there will be a lighting of the windmill with carolers and other music, and at 5 p.m. the Christmas tree at the Maidstone hotel will be lighted. The hotel will offer drinks and snacks, a cookie decorating station, and more caroling.
Carolers will also be roaming on Newtown Lane, which will be closed to traffic from Main Street to Park Place to make way for an open-air holiday market from 4 to 8:30 p.m. The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce has organized the market, which will feature about 30 booths of local artisans and nonprofit groups. Many stores in the commercial district will remain open that evening, and there will be a petting zoo, a gift-wrapping station, and an opportunity for kids to get their picture taken with Santa.