Standing not to far from the famous Christmas House on Pelham Parkway Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj was joined by students from nearby New York Institute of Special Education, and about 100 people on the median of Pelham Parkway North at Westervelt Avenue to light a Christmas tree and greet Santa Claus. Students from the New York Institute led by music teacher Mr. Schulman sang out carols as they waited for Santa to arrive. When Santa did arrive he greeted everyone then went over to help light the tree.
Left - Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj with some of the students from the New York Institute of Special Education.
Right - Assemblyman Michael Benedetto was on hand to greet Santa and join in the caroling.
Left - Santa showed up to help light the tree on the right.
Left & Right - Santa sits with Hennessy Cruz and Messiah Mercad just two of the many children.
Left - A group photo with Santa in front of the tree.
Right - The famous Christmas House on Pelham Parkway North.