Residents of southwestern Queens celebrated the season Dec. 7 at the Fred J. Haller Triangle in Glendale at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony held by the Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village Lions Club and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley. Merry Christmas to everyone!
One of the happy children meets with the jolly old elf.
Members of the Queens Metropolitan High School Chorus performing.
First prize in the doggy dress-up contest is handed out, under Santa’s watchful eye.
The tree, adorned with ornaments designed by the students at PS/IS 113
An attendee holds her entrant in the contest real close.
Emily Rodriguez, left, and Monika Juzwa take a break for the camera.
The Sacred Heart Children’s Choir entertains the crowd.
Rep. Grace Meng addresses the crowd as Crowley looks on, both in a combination of seasonal red and stylish New York black.