Slide show: A very Big Duck Christmas at lighting ceremony

The 23rd annual Big Duck Christmas Lighting was held Wednesday night at the Big Duck Ranch in Flanders.

This year also marks the 80th anniversary of the Long Island-landmark on Route 24.

The Riverhead Middle School show choir, under the direction of Nadine Greenberg, sang traditional holiday songs with the lyrics changed to reflect and honor the Big Duck and being in Flanders. Some of the titles were: “Down the Highway and on a Big Truck” and “Big Duck Christmas.”

The final song was ‘Big Duck, the White Winged Waterfowl’ sang to the tune of “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.”

Santa arrived by an escort of Flanders Fire Department volunteers.

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTOS | Riverhead Middle School choir singers belt out traditional holiday songs, but with Big Duck-themed lyrics.