Tree Lighting Ceremony at Pier 39
After a few jazzy Holiday songs (Boogie Woogie Satana, Santa Baby, Rudolph), the loud Elves with curly boots got on stage to start the count down to the tree lighting.
Nope, false alert. Shannon, a weather forecaster of some TV station got a note from Santa that she’d start the countdown. If Santa had forecasted she’d have a cold and difficulties to speak up, maybe he would have changed his mind. As it was, Shannon and the four Elves counted from 10 to 0 and Bam! The tree lit up in the darkening afternoon at 5.30pm. It was a pretty sight and the children were in awe, looking up with huge eyes.