They are beloved holiday traditions.
Two more Kings County Christmas trees will illuminate the night after locals lit up firs outside Borough Hall and Boerum Hill’s Belarusian Church on Thursday night. The former boasted kiddie performances and a visit from Santa, which one dad said made his daughter’s night.
“It was great and a lot of fun — my kids enjoyed it,” said Kensington resident Nick Nienaber, who attended the Atlantic Avenue lighting for the first time this year. “My daughter liked talking to Santa.”
Jolly old St. Nick helped light up the tree outside the church along with Councilman Steve Levin (D–Boerum Hill) and gave hugs and candy canes to youngsters, Neinaber said.
Afterwards, his son showed off his moves during a tap dance performance with other squirts from nearby PS 38, that Neinaber said was full of holiday spirit.
“It was very cute, the kids were super enthusiastic and very into it,” he said.
Meanwhile, over at Borough Hall Plaza, Borough President Adams turned on the juice for colorful lights covering a 32-foot tree, which one attendee said had an impressionist quality to it.
“At first it didn’t really appeal to me but as I got further away I thought it looked really nice,” said Downtown resident Wilbert Gibson.
More enjoyable up close were performances by dancers from Brownsville Recreation Center’s Victory Music and Dance program and a choir from Downtown’s St. Joseph’s High School, Gibson said.
“I enjoyed it anyway,” he said. “We enjoyed ourselves.”