Westchester Square Welcomes The Holiday Season

(l-r) Security Anthony Garcia; John Collazzi, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto’s chief of staff; Laura Guerriero, Bronx Times Reporter publisher; Yuletide Singers Katie Zaffrann and Hannah Kurtz; Santa Claus; Yuletide Singers Kanan Vasudevan and Darren Lougee; John Bonizio, WSBID chairman and Lisa Sorin, WSBID executive director.
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In keeping with tradition, Westchester Square became a Winter Wonderland to welcome the upcoming holiday season.

Santa; event volunteers from Renaissance High School for Musical Theater and Technology; WSBID mascot Wes and Yuletide Singers Kanan Vasudevan, Katie Zaffrann and Hannah Kurtz wished everyone a merry holiday season.
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The Westchester Square Business Improvement District and Councilman James Vacca co-hosted the fifth annual Westchester Square Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 8 at Owen Dolen Park which featured a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and surprise visit from Santa Claus.

Renaissance High School for Musical Theater and Technology volunteers Erika (l) and Jael were ready to hand out holiday gifts.
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Adding to the merriment were the Yuletide Carolers who gave a rousing performance of classic Christmas carols as eager guests sang together well into the night.

Sisters Rosalina (l) and Rosaura Agosto traveled all the way from Parkchester to meet Santa.
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The Abominable Snowman, an illuminated Christmas tree, the Ice Queen and one of Santa’s elves entertained the crowd.
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Owen Dolen after school program children celebrated the holidays with the Abominable Snowman, illuminated Christmas tree, Ice Queen, Santa’s elf, Wes and John Bonizio.
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Aria received a bear hug while enjoying some refreshing hot chocolate.
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