Photos: Holiday season on the North Fork

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | After arriving by helicopter in Cutchogue, Santa visits with his adoring fans.

Since early December, folks on the North Fork have been preparing for the holiday season by decorating and lighting community trees, welcoming Santa (including by fire truck and helicopter), and attending events.

Here is a collection of photos taken over the past weeks which show how residents of the North Fork embrace the Christmas spirit.

[nggallery id=261 template=galleryview]