By Michael Scro
Port Jefferson Business Improvement District held its 2nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the intersection of Broadway and East Broadway, where a crowd of resident families gathered to enjoy live music, dancing and a visit from Santa Claus, who joined in with the tree lighting.
The crowd was treated to dance routines from the Shine Dance Company, based in East Setauket, live holiday music from Erik McCormack, who played the famous tunes on his acoustic guitar, and hot chocolate to keep everyone warm.
The evening culminated in the arrival of Santa Claus, who sat in a large upright chair beside the tree before its official lighting.
Village of Port Jefferson Mayor Lauren Sheprow led a countdown to the tree’s lighting and thanked everyone in attendance.
“This is a truly special event the village looks forward to every year,” she said.
Santa then greeted the children and handed out candy canes while the tree shined brightly for the rest of the evening.
— Photos by Michael Scro/Media Origin