Christmas Light in the East Village

Santa Christmas Light

Christmas Light

Christmas is on its way! Woohoo!

I’m a “Christmas guy” which doesn’t mean I’d feel best walking around in a Santa suit but I respect the greying red-clothed hombre who ‘visits’ every December 25.

This weekend will be a festival of yuletide decoration and frivolity. Plans are already in place to go to the tree merchant in front of the local Rite Aid near 1st Avenue and 5th Street in 10003 and buy the largest tree possible – likely around 7 feet tall. Not a whopper by most Christmas tree standards but plenty big for my humble East Village apartment.

Pictured above you see my latest Christmastime acquisition and a gift from my mom’s friend. My Christmas spirit has evidently inspired people to give me plastic Santas.

I like it!

The First Santa Light

The First Santa Light

The new Santa will join another Santa (dubbed “Big Scary Santa” in 2005) as well as plastic candles and lots of twinkle lights which will adorn my monster pine tree. Stay tuned to the East Village Podcasts blog for late breaking coverage of my apartment’s tree lighting ceremony.

Last, but not least, I will hang my re-usable 3-foot wall tree which has been a traditional holiday presence since 2002. [Dabbing tears near eyeballs here.]


November 28th, 2007

Entry Filed under: East Village, New York City


  • 1. amber  |  December 3rd, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    i like it, too!

  • 2. Scott  |  December 8th, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    I have resisted making a shameless plug for my church this Christmas, but I cannot help it. So, I apologize in advance.

    Middle Collegiate Church on 2nd avenue and 7th street is having a great Christmas season perfect for the East Village–with original performances, dances and traditional and funky music.

    If you want a great inclusive and welcoming church worship celebration that welcomes the East Village, please check it out!

    Thanks for listening. And not hating on me for the plug.



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