Friday, December 3, 2010

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town For The Annual Roosevelt Island Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Tonight & Tomorrow The Roosevelt Island Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony Will Take Place - Can't Take All This Excitement!!!

Can Roosevelt Island residents take any more excitement this week? First, there was the re-opening of the Tram and later this evening comes the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Blackwell Park

Image of 2009 Roosevelt Island Holiday/Christmas Tree At Blackwell House Plaza

with a visit from the Big Man In The Red Suit - Santa Claus
Santa Clause Arrives For 2007 Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting Photo by Alexis Villafane

From RIOC:
You are cordially invited to join the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The festivities will take place at Blackwell Plaza on Friday, December 3rd at 7 PM.  Santa will make a special appearance to receive wishes from the Roosevelt Island Community. Join our musical guests as they lead the audience with up-beat carols and a dance-inducing live performance.  Warming winter treats such as hot cider and hot chocolate will also be served.  Kids can look forward to small holiday gifts and a photo with Santa.

Bring your holiday cheer for a celebration you would not want to miss!
More holiday excitement to enjoy Saturday with the Roosevelt Island Public Menorah Lighting Ceremony.


 There will be Music, Hot Latkes and donuts, Hot Drinks, Dreidel’s and Chanukah Gelt and Gifts for everyone starting at 6:30 PM.
Image of Roosevelt Island Chanukah Tram At Riverwalk Landing

My head is spinning from so much Roosevelt Island excitement!!!!!

You Tube Video Of Hannukah Lights

Hopefully, will know soon weather the Roosevelt Island Tram Reindeer Cards will be available for sale this year.

Last, but not least, here's Neil Diamond's version of Adam Sandler's classic Chanukah Song

and Bruce Springsteen's Santa Claus is Coming To Town.

UPDATE 2:25 PM - CNN reports on the lack of good Chanukah songs:
 Face it: Good Hanukkah songs are hard to come by.
For decades, school children performing in holiday concerts have droned on about that dreidel, dreidel, dreidel they've made out of clay....
but here's a new one from the Maccabeats