Middle Village residents braved the cold rains of Dec. 10 to celebrate the season with their annual Christmas tree lighting, complete with Santa Claus, presents, carols and hot chocolate.
Children including Christian Gangemi, 7, get their gifts.
Olivia Lawrence, 5, Julianna Crino, 7, Sofia Crino, 5, and Rachel Weiner, 5, huddle together to keep warm.
The kids pose with the jolly old elf.
The crowd sings carols out of the rain under a tent.
Santa thanks Al Gentile, president of the Middle Village Kiwanis Club, for donating the Christmas tree.