Immediately after Thanksgiving I think Christmas, and since the stores have had their decorations out for some time now, it really feels like the holidays are coming much faster.
Did you happen to see the new holiday lights strung on Jamaica Avenue? I guess over the years some things change and some stay the same.
Speaking of things staying the same, the popular tradition of the GWDC's “Welcome Santa to Woodhaven” parade takes place on Saturday, December 7.
Santa and his better half will be riding in their vintage sleigh on Jamaica Avenue from Woodhaven Manor at 96-01 Jamaica Avenue to Franklin K. Lane High School. The parade starts at noon.
Along with Santa and the Mrs. Claus, you can see Frosty, Rudolph and more. If you would like to march, wear a costume, help hold a banner or just say hello, come out that day and join us. Marchers will meet at 11:30 a.m.
At the end of the parade, you can take pictures with Santa and his friends with the sleigh. Bring your phone or camera, no need to go to the mall for a photo. And it’s all free!
We will also be giving out pizza courtesy of La Nostra Pizzeria at 84-07 Jamaica Avenue. Get it while its hot and enjoy a day with your community of Woodhaven.
If you can’t get to the parade that day, then come see us (weather permitting) taking free pictures with Santa and friends in Forest Parkway Plaza (Maria Thomson Way) on December 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.
These holiday traditions remind me of when my children where very young, and I have those memories with me now and always. So if you haven't seen our Woodhaven parade, Saturday is your chance.
Also happening this week is the WBID's tree lighting on Friday, December 6, by Forest Parkway Plaza. There will be hot chocolate, singing and more. Don’t miss these free events!
Until January (I can’t believe 2020 will be here soon), I wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday season.