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Don't Miss: Big Duck Lighting

The Big Duck will be lit for the holidays at 7 p.m.

One of the community's most beloved events takes place Thursday night as the Big Duck in Flanders will be lit in all its holiday finery.

The event takes place at 7 p.m. at the Big Duck on Flanders Road. 

According to the Friends of the Big Duck website, The Big Duck, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was the vision of Long Island duck farmer Martin Maurer.

The Big Duck was designed by Broadway set designers the Collins Brothers, and created by locals George Reeve, John Smith, and Merlin Yeager in 1931, according to the site.

Although it was originally sited in Riverhead, the Big Duck was moved three times and now sits near the Big Duck Ranch. 

Are you going to the Big Duck lighting Thursday night? Share your photos by emailing them to Lisa.Finn@patch.com.

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