Tony Danza to Light Little Italy Christmas Tree

Posted on: November 28th, 2012 at 11:25 am by

The Little Italy Merchants Association just announced the holiday schedule for this year’s “Christmas in Little Italy” celebrations. The four-weekend event kicks off this Saturday with a tree-lighting ceremony emceed by the Boss himself, Tony Danza. He’ll flip the switch after dark in the courtyard of the Most Precious Blood Church on Mulberry Street.

Full schedule is below:

Sat. December 1
Christmas Tree Lighting & Song Festival
6:30 PM with M.C.Tony Danza
Courtyard, Most Precious Blood Church, 109 Mulberry St..

Sat. December 8
Living Nativity – A Reenactment
Two Shows – at 6:30 & 8:00 PM
Petting Zoo for Children
Courtyard, Most Precious Blood Church, 109 Mulberry St.

Sat. December 15
Photos with Santa Claus & Free Gifts for Children
1:00 – 5:00 PM, Balloon Sculptures & Face Painting

Sat. December 22
6th ANNUAL EAST MEETS WEST PARADE
2:00 PM Lions, Dragons, Floats, Marching Bands & Santa Claus
Canal & Mulberry Sts. with Grand Marshal Valarie D’Elia (“Travel with Val,” NY1)

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