West End Lights Holiday Tree On Coldest Night OfYear
The Rockaway Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday night, which turned out to be the coldest night of the year. More than 100 participants huddled in the Beach 116 Street Firehouse waiting for Santa Claus to appear and for the lighting ceremony to begin. Santa finally showed up in a police car and a group of young people from the Rockaway Theatre Company sang traditional carols. The event was held on Beach 116 Street on the mall across from the firehouse.