The heavy rain and high winds did not dampen the holiday spirits at Resorts World Casino New York City on Nov. 26.
Celebrating its third holiday season in business, the casino held its annual tree lighting. The tree stands 40 feet tall inside the casino’s main entrance foyer. It is fully decorated with 1,500 ornaments, 5,400 feet of ribbon and 6,500 LED lights. Festive decorations, including gift boxes and oversized Christmas ornaments, surround the tree.
Attending the ceremony were Resorts World Casino New York City executives and representatives from the office of state Sen. Malcolm Smith and Community Board 12, who gave brief remarks on the importance of giving back this holiday season.
There was also a special appearance from Santa Claus, left, who stopped to take photos with adults and children, and The Mark Prentice Carolers, who serenaded the crowd with holiday classics.
The decorations will remain on display into the new year.