Sparkling Heart Of Fordham Brightens Spirits

Wilma Alonso, FRBID executive director, welcomed Jolly Old Saint Nick to Fordham.
Photo by Laura Stone

The Sparkling Heart of Fordham is still beating this holiday season. Hosted by the Fordham Road Business Improvement District, the 14th annual Sparkling Heart of Fordham Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting welcomed over 4,000 people to commemorate the holidays on Friday, December 7. The festive event featured its trademark Christmas tree lighting, a visit from Santa Claus, live music, prizes, raffles and gifts for 600 children.

The Grinch was excited to meet siblings Guadelupe and Carlos at the Yuletide festival.
Photo by Laura Stone

Santa greeted children as they waited in line.
Photo by Laura Stone

(l-r) Good Shepard Services volunteers Emily Barnabez, Narina and Karina Newton and supervisor Melody Ruiz shared holiday cheer with everyone.
Photo by Laura Stone

The Marta family were glad to meet Father Christmas.
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(l-r) The Ice Queen, the Illuminated Christmas Tree, the Abominable Snowman, the Grinch and a jolly elf entertained the waiting crowd.
Photo by Laura Stone

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