This year's Christmas festivities in Patchogue will also feature a SantaCon pub-crawl on Friday, Nov. 22. The riverfront restaurants will be raising toys for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child to any riverfront bar or restaurant for a free first drink. This year’s event sponsor, Boat US, will carry Marines on its boat and collect the toys from each location on Sunday night after the parade. Everyone come dressed as Santa!
A water taxi will also be operating on the river from 5-10 p.m. for the bar crawl; $10 unlimited rides. Participating business include Off Key Tikki, Harbor Crabm Drift 82 and the Oar. There will be drink specials at each location. Drift will also be hosting a Drink the Gazebo dry event on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. prior to the parade. Open bar for $40.
The holiday boat parade on the Patchogue River kicks off at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, wiht previews the day before, Nov. 23. The annual Christmas parade is Saturday, Nov. 30.