The Southold Historical Society held its annual candlelight tour and Christmas tree lighting Friday afternoon.
From 3 to 5 p.m. the buildings on the grounds were decorated and open to the public. Visitors enjoyed refreshments while they viewed live farm and home craft demonstrations. Musicians strolled the grounds performing as children met Santa Claus. Then at 5 p.m. the afternoon was capped off with the annual tree lighting. Over 100 people were on hand to enjoy the festivities.
Top Caption: …3, 2, 1, the Southold Historical Society’s Christmas tree was lit on Friday (Photo Credits: Monique Singh-Roy)
Check out more photos from the day’s festivities below:
Lucas, 7 and Paul Tommoliano, 9 of Stony Brook, posed with Santa in the Pine Neck Barn.
Carol Beaugard of Southold, demonstrated how to weave on an antique loom in the Thomas Moore House
Amadeo Caligiure, 7 months, from West Hempstead, meets Santa for the first time.
Fiddler Daniel Skabeikis, of Southold, serenaded the crowd.
Lucy Thiede, 4 and sister Ellie, 2, of Southold, dressed up in their Christmas finest for the event.
All kinds of reindeer games kept children warm until the tree lighting.
Ed Beaugard and Larry Jungblut, both of Southold, greeted guests and helped answer questions.
Hannah Sutton, 15 and Walker Sutton, 17 of Southold, helped serve hot cider and donuts to visitors.
Dana Kowalsick of Cutchogue and Kathryn Zukowski of Southold are the performing group Belle Voci. They serenaded the crowd with Christmas carols.
The Southold Historical Society’s annual Christmas tree lighting.
Ed Michaels of Southold, brought daughter Andie, 16 months, to see the tree.
Kate and Caesar Hughes of Manhattan, brought daughter Ruby Hughes, 11 months, to see the tree lighting.
Peter, Ellen and Ella Rose Zorn, 4, of Wading River, posed beside the tree.