Santa Claus came to the Staten Island mall for a tree lighting ceremony.
The festivities are taking place in Corona and Jackson Heights
The lighting of a 76-foot tree in Rockefeller Center signals the unofficial beginning the holiday season.
Shops and restaurants on Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue will stay open late the next three Saturdays.
Hundreds of people attended the Bruce's Garden tree lighting ceremony.
The annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony took place Wednesday night.
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