(Flanders, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2021) – Long Island Ducks mascot, QuackerJack, traveled east to Flanders on Wednesday night to attend the annual Big Duck lighting for the holiday season.

The annual tradition, celebrating its 33rd year after it was canceled in 2020, saw hundreds of families flock to the Big Duck, which is celebrating its 90th birthday this year. All of the fun got underway at about 7:00 p.m., with carolers from the Riverhead Middle School Show Choir singing about the duck.

In addition to Long Island’s favorite mascot, Lew Ford, the Ducks all-time hits leader, was also in attendance. Santa Claus joined the party as well, arriving to the Big Duck by fire truck to ring in the holiday season. To watch a report from News 12 Long Island about the event, please CLICK HERE.

The Ducks Street Team, featuring QuackerJack, have been out and about around the Long Island community to celebrate the holiday season. In addition to recently attending the Sayville and Patchogue Holiday Parades, as well as the Big Duck lighting, you can find them at the following upcoming events:

Saturday, December 4 (4:00 p.m.) – Islip Holiday Parade

Sunday, December 12 (9:00 a.m.) – Waddle In Shop Holiday Store Opening and U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Toys Toy Drive (QJ appears from 10:30-11:30 a.m.)

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. Over 8 million fans have enjoyed the Ducks brand of affordable, fun entertainment at Fairfield Properties Ballpark since inception in 2000. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).