Erosion of the beach in front of her house at Lazy Point in Amagansett led Susan Knobel to ask the East Hampton Town Trustees, who own the land, to transfer her lease to a lot on higher ground. Christopher Walsh

Santa Claus brought up the rear of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce's Santa Parade on Saturday. Morgan McGivern
Girl Scout Troop 419 waiting for marching ordersMorgan McGivern
The pre-parade lineup at the East Hampton Presbyterian ChurchMorgan McGivern
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Marchers used their costumes to their advantage in a light drizzle Saturday morning.Morgan McGivern
Spectators along Newtown Lane
Camila Tacuri with Mrs. Claus at the L.V.I.S. headquarters Saturday afternoonDurell Godfrey
Caroling on the steps of c/o the Maidstone during tree-lighting festivities Sunday evening.
Inside c/o the Maidstone, children decorated gingerbread men.Morgan McGivern
Hand-stitched puppets, circa 1900, probably Italian, were found at a tag sale in East Hampton. Durell Godfrey
Alphabet blocks from about 1880Durell Godfrey
Hand-carved and painted East Hampton landmark Christmas ornaments made by T. & P. Johnson, purchased locally in the 1970s or '80s.Durell Godfrey
Hand-painted articulated wooden Alice in Wonderland figures from England, circa 1940.Durell Godfrey
Blue and white Staffordshire doll plates and serving pieces from Gardiner's Island are English, circa 1810.Durell Godfrey
An American pedal car from the 1940sDurell Godfrey
Hand-painted cast lead toy soldiers from England, circa 1950, belonged to the father of one of the historical society's trustees.Durell Godfrey
Part of a large collection of hand-stitched mottos, circa 1930 to 1950Durell Godfrey

Last year's Santa Parade in East Hampton Village. This year's is on Saturday. Morgan McGivern

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