This is what it looked like yesterday afternoon on the corner of Morris Park Avenue and Haight Avenue just outside the fence of Loreto Park. As the sun set the people of the community led by elected officials such as Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, State Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Mike Benedetto, along with members of the Morris Park Community Association met Santa Claus who stopped by to wish everyone a 'MERRY CHRISTMAS', and enjoy the lighting of the Christmas tree above. Children from St. Clare Assisi's School (of Hone Avenue), and from PS 105 (of Brady Avenue) sang various holiday songs for the huge crowd that came to enjoy the Morris Park Christmas tree lighting. Those who came were not disappointed as you will see in the photos below.
Above and below - as the sun went down more and more people came out to enjoy coffee or hot chocolate. candy, or other snacks as they waited for the lighting of the Morris Park Christmas tree.
Above - Students from St. Clare Assisi School sing holiday songs for the huge crowd.
Below - Students from PS 105 also sang holiday songs for the huge crowd at the Morris Park Christmas tree lighting.
Above - Santa Claus parked his sled a few blocks away and had to hoof it over to the Christmas tree lighting.
Below - Santa gets a little help after his long ride and walk.
Above - That's Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj with the microphone in his hand,is counting down to the Christmas tree lighting. Assemblyman Mike Benedetto is closest on the left, and State Senator Jeff Klein on the right.
Below - The Morris Park Christmas tree is lit.
As all good elected officials and community leaders do, they are standing in front of the Morris Park Christmas tree with Santa Claus.