It was time to get into the holiday spirit and both children and adults did just that at the annual tree lighting in Rufus King Park in Jamaica on Dec. 8. It was jointly presented by the Cultural Collaborative of Jamaica, the Centro Hispano “Cuzcatlan” and the Greater Jamaica Development Corp. Ho ho ho.
Enjoying a cup of hot chocolate in the Jamaica YMCA after the tree lighting are Elvis Fernandez, rear left, Jennifer Pena and Isselle Berrios, and George Gomez, front left, Allison Sosa and Justin Sosa.
Area children gather around the newly-lit tree to sing Christmas carols.
Zaira Lopez loves her present.
Natalia Austin was all smiles as she held her Christmas gift.
A beautifully decorated tree brightens Rufus King Park for the holiday season.
Helping with the gift-giving are volunteers Melissa Wishart, Rachel Chan and Ashley Sanchez.