Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon
Councilmember Brad Lander, Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon and State Senator Daniel Squadron
Former Assemblywoman Joan Millman
Bruce Mc. Donald of Friends of Carroll Park
The yearly Christmas tree lighting in Carroll Park drew a huge crowd this past Friday night.
It was wonderful to see so many families take a moment during this busy season to join fellow Carroll Gardeners for this special event.
Thanks to the Court Street Merchants Association and Friends of Carroll Park, the tree lighting has become a tradition in the neighborhood. As in years past, our elected officials took part in the celebration and sang along to "Let There Be Peace On Earth" with the crowd.
The children could barely contain their anticipation. When the lights were finally turned on and began sparkling in the night, it seemed like magic.
The star of the evening, of course, was Santa Claus. He was waiting for the children in front of the park house, where he listened to all the wish lists that were whispered in his ear.
It was a perfect beginning to the Holiday season here in Carroll Gardens.
Thank you to the following sponsors who helped make this event possible: Body Elite, D’Amico Coffee, Families First Chiropractic, Mazzone Paint & Hardware Centers. Also thanks to Ridgewood Savings Bank for once again providing and serving delicious hot chocolate and cookies; and Travel Bar who joined in this year with their own home-made cider. And a special thanks to Luis Soto, the man behind the beard.