Northeast Queens celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah with community events – QNS.com
Attendees at the Third Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Herman A. MacNeil Park. Photo courtesy of Senator Liu’s office.
Northeast Queens recently got into the holiday spirit with community celebrations at College Point and Flushing.
On Saturday, November 20, locals attended the Third Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Hermon A. MacNeil Park, hosted by Coastal Preservation Network, A Better College Point Civic Association, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and Senator John Liu.
The festive holiday event included Christmas carols with the St. Fidelis choir and marching band as well as hot chocolate and snacks before the main event.
Due to technical difficulties during the event, the tree lights did not officially come on until Monday, November 22. According to Coastal Preservation Network, the public can enjoy the lights every day until Sunday, January 9.
On Saturday, November 28, the Flushing community came together to celebrate the start of Hanukkah with an event hosted by the Bowne Park Civic Association and the Broadway Flushing Homeowners Association and sponsored by Senator John Liu.
The revelers at the annual Christmas Tree and Menorah lights enjoyed live music, hot chocolate, holiday treats and songs from “The Dreidel Song” and “The 12 Days of Christmas”.