Santa Claus, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and a group of elves helped welcome the 2021 holiday season to Babylon as they recently joined Councilmen Terence McSweeney and DuWayne Gregory and Town Clerk Gerry Compitello at the holiday drive-thru experience at Town Hall. Suffolk County Legislators Jason Richberg and Kevin McCaffrey were also joined in on the festivities.
Each year, the Town of Babylon Department of Public Works’ Building and Grounds division decorates the front of Town Hall with an array of holiday lights, including the large tree next to the main entrance. Last year, the Department of Parks and Recreation transformed the annual lighting ceremony into a holiday drive-thru experience for the community to enjoy. The event was so popular in 2020 that it returned for not one, but three nights in 2021. In addition to the lights, staff from the Department of Parks & Recreation created several different festive holiday scenes including Santa’s Workshop and a Reindeer Barn.
Hundreds of community members came out to enjoy night one of the drive-thru experience and drop their letters off in the mailbox to the North Pole. Members of the community also generously donated hundreds of non-perishable items that will benefit the town food pantry.
The Drive-Thru Experience will be open again from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 3rd and Saturday December 4th, and after that the displays will remain at Town Hall throughout the month of December.
Photo Left to Right: Parks Commissioner Celeste Kusmierski, Suffolk County Legislator Jason Richberg, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey, Town Clerk Gerry Compitello, Councilman DuWayne Gregory, Councilman Terence McSweeney and his daughters. Also pictured are Santa Claus, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and six of Santa’s elves.