Sleighing yuletide

It’s the holidays! No pressure. That isn’t the North Brooklyn way. With all the great local things to do, just read on and coast through the season sharing in some holiday magic along the way.

Grand Wonderland

This magical window decorating competition is in its 4th year, but it’s the first year local artists will decorate the windows (in addition to local High School Students). There is a free pizza kickoff party on December 3 at Pie Smith (679 Grand Street). Is there anything more magical than free pizza. The window competition is a week long (December 3–10) and one lucky voter will win $100. All you have to do is stroll along Grand Street (from 525 Grand Street to 771 Grand Street) and look at the baker’s dozen of holiday imaginings and pick which one you like best. The winning window also wins a prize for the business owner.

Santa Visits Capri Jet Realty

Santa is making a pit stop on December 10 to give out gifts to the kids and take pictures. 533 Metropolitan Avenue, from 12:30pm– 3pm

Mildred Tudy Johnston’s Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

All are welcome to St. John Lutheran Church at 195 Maujer Street at 2pm on December 10. There will be food and flea market freebies. Plus, you can get in the spirit of Kwanzaa!

Greenpointers Holiday Market

On December 11 from 1pm –7pm come and find that special unique gift at the Greenpointers Holiday Market, 67 West Street on the 5 floor. This year there is a tropical theme, so you can hop out of the cold and into a hula.

Santa in a Vintage MTA Bus

Santa sure gets around and sometimes the reindeer need a break. So once again the Graham Avenue BID bring have commandeered a vintage MTA bus for Santa. On December 17 from 11am–3pm on Graham Avenue and Cook Street Santa will take a selfie with you. Plus there is free goodies for the kiddies 12 and under. As Graham Avenue has stores galore, might as well do some Christmas shopping too.

Santa at the Giglio Boys Club

Another regular pre-Holiday stop for Santa is the Giglio Boys Club. Santa lands at 554 Lorimer at 2pm and stays until he has given out all the toys to the kids. And there are a lot of toys.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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