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North Merrick, New York, USA. December 19, 2020. North Merrick Fire Department has its annual Santa Claus ride in red sleigh pulled by NMFD fire truck that goes through the streets of North Merrick community. (© 2020 Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

North Merrick Fire Department Santa + Holiday Walk

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
December 31, 2020

Outdoor Holiday Fun

The North Merrick Fire Department escorted Santa in his sleigh throughout our community the night of December 19. It’s a tradition our family looks forward to each year, and the snow lined streets made it particularly festive.

After Santa and his firefighter helpers visited our street, I drove across town to the Community Holiday Tree and Lumiere Walk.

“North Merrick, NY, U.S. Dec. 19, 2020. L-R, JOSH MACK, JESSICA MACK, and daughter CALLEIGH MACK, 10, are posing at their Candy Cane Lane candy stand in front of their home during Community Holiday Tree Walk. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

North Merrick, NY, U.S. Dec. 19, 2020. L-R, JOSH MACK, JESSICA MACK, and daughter CALLEIGH MACK, 10, are posing at their Candy Cane Lane candy stand in front of their home during Community Holiday Tree Walk. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Twenty-nine North Merrick homes had their front yards decorated, each in a different theme, for the Community Holiday Tree and Lumiere Walk the night of December 19, 2020.

Two of the many themes my family enjoyed were:  “A Very Murray Christmas” starring a festive photo of actor Bill Murray, and “Candy Cane Lane” featuring a candy cane stand and metal pit fire.

“North Merrick, NY, U.S. Dec. 19, 2020. At center, L-R, JESSICA MACK and JOSH MACK stand with 2 neighbors around fire pit during Community Holiday Tree Walk. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

North Merrick, NY, U.S. Dec. 19, 2020. At center, L-R, JESSICA MACK and JOSH MACK stand with 2 neighbors around fire pit during Community Holiday Tree Walk. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

What a creative and fun way to celebrate the holiday season while also staying outside and observing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic!


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: North Merrick, NY, USA. December 19, 2020. North Merrick Fire Department has its annual Santa Claus ride in red sleigh pulled by NMFD fire truck going throughout the community. (© 2020 Ann Parry, ann-parry.com).


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2012 A Visit with Santa Claus at Roosevelt Field Mall

A Visit with Santa Claus

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
November 30, 2012

As the Roosevelt Field mall and the Long Island community it’s served since 1956 continue to grow and change, one of the mall’s enduring traditions is Santa Claus’s visit at the end of each year, when parents have their children’s pictures taken with him.

Nov. 21, 2012 - Garden City, New York, U.S. - Santa Claus gets a visit from PATRICK HERR, 3 1/2, from Hempstead, at Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Long Island. Parents JULIANA CARREON and ISMAEL CARREON took him to visit the jolly man at Roosevelt Field, one of the 10 largest shopping malls in the United States of America, and on the site where aviator Charles Lindbergh began his historic solo transatlantic flight to Paris in 1927. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Nov. 21, 2012 – Garden City, New York, U.S. – Santa Claus gets a visit from PATRICK H, 3 1/2, at Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Long Island.  (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

This Thanksgiving week I took news photos of Santa’s visit with 3 1/2-year-old Patrick and his family. And it turns out my older daughter and her husband took their six-month-old son to visit Santa right there earlier that week.

UPDATE: This Long Island Weekly (publ. Anton Community Newspapers) cover photo is from my photo shoot of Santa and Patrick:

Cover Page Photo by Ann Parry; Long Island Weekly published by Anton News. Nov. 21, 2012 - Garden City, New York, U.S. - Santa Claus gets a visit from PATRICK HERR, 3 1/2, from Hempstead, at Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Long Island. Mom JULIANA CARREON and ISMAEL CARREON took him to visit the jolly man. (Cover photo © 2013 Ann Parry; Long Island Weekly published by Anton News)

Dec. 11-17, 2013 issue of Long Island Weekly| Garden City, NY, USA. Santa Claus gets visit from PATRICK HERR, 3 1/2, at Roosevelt Field Mall. (Cover Page photo © 2013 Ann Parry)

A Visit with Santa Claus:  GALLERY

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