From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
December 31, 2020
Outdoor Holiday Fun
The North Merrick Fire Department escorted Santa in his sleigh throughout our community the night of December 19. It’s a tradition our family looks forward to each year, and the snow lined streets made it particularly festive.
After Santa and his firefighter helpers visited our street, I drove across town to the Community Holiday Tree and Lumiere Walk.
Twenty-nine North Merrick homes had their front yards decorated, each in a different theme, for the Community Holiday Tree and Lumiere Walk the night of December 19, 2020.
Two of the many themes my family enjoyed were: “A Very Murray Christmas” starring a festive photo of actor Bill Murray, and “Candy Cane Lane” featuring a candy cane stand and metal pit fire.
What a creative and fun way to celebrate the holiday season while also staying outside and observing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic!
FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: North Merrick, NY, USA. December 19, 2020. North Merrick Fire Department has its annual Santa Claus ride in red sleigh pulled by NMFD fire truck going throughout the community. (© 2020 Ann Parry, ann-parry.com).
North Merrick Fire Department: northmerrickfd.org
North Merrick Holiday Fun: my Photo Gallery