2011-11-18 / Community

Rockaway Holiday Season In Full Swing

Kids have a ball at last year’s Breakfast With Santa as he arrives to the event. Kids have a ball at last year’s Breakfast With Santa as he arrives to the event. The 2011 holiday season is fast approaching with many events happening around the peninsula to kick-off the season and get you in that holiday spirit. Beach 116 Street Tree Lighting

The annual Beach 116 Street holiday tree lighting is an event that draws many to the busy commercial strip. It’s the Rockaway kick-off of the busy holiday season. Join local elected officials, community leaders, business owners and residents on December 2 at dusk for the tree lighting which will take place across from the firehouse. Children’s entertainment, hot chocolate and goodies will be available. Breakfast With Santa

The 100 Precinct Community Council will spread their annual holiday cheer on December 10, at 10 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 333 Beach 90 Street. Join the council for breakfast. The price of admission includes a picture with Santa, free gift, and balloon for every child in attendance. A $250 American Express gift card will also be raffled off. Contact the council’s president, Danny Ruscillo for more information at fxpro@aol.com. Beach 116 Street Hanukkah Lighting

Bundle up and head over to the intersection of Beach 116 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard at dusk on Tuesday, December 20 to commemorate the start of Hanukkah. The annual lighting of the menorah takes place at the start of the eight-day holiday. Far Rockaway Book Club

The Far Rockaway Library’s Fall Book Club is open for all ages. Join them for great conversations and reading. Join in on the fun on December 19 at 6:30 p.m. for a reading of the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Light refreshments will be served.

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