It was a bitter cold Friday evening, but about 100 people were at Westchester Square to see the tree lighting and visit Santa in his local workshop to receive a free toy to the children on hand. The Westchester Square BID along with Assemblymen Mark Gjonaj and Michael Benedetto, Tom Messina of Congressman Crowley's office, local merchants, CB 10 Vice Chair John Marano, Santa's Elves and Reindeer were on hand.
Above - All stand in front of the tree before it is lit, as everyone awaits santa's arrival.
Below - A lovely lit tree is now behind the group with Santa.
Above - Santa's Elves prepare the workshop for Santa and all the children.
Below - Rudolph arrives to tell the Elves Santa is about to arrive.
Above - A group photo of Santa, the elected officials, merchants, and Santa's helpers, but someone is missing.
Below - Assemblyman Michael Benedetto is now in the photo after drinking some delicious hot chocolate which was provided with fresh baked cookies.
Above and Below -Children then came in to sit on Santa's lap and receive a free toy.
Above - Another child sits on Santa's lap then receives a toy.
Below - Santa asks this young lady what she wants for Christmas.