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Seddio’s Annual Canarsie Holiday Lighting This Sunday

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Seddio’s Annual Canarsie Holiday Lighting This Sunday

Time: December 4, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm
Location: corner of Flatlands Avenue and East 93rd Street in Canarsie
Street: East 93rd Street
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY
Event Type: holiday, lighting
Organized By: East 93rd Street
Latest Activity: Dec 9, 2016

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Christmas carols will be played on steel drums by our own Steel Band.

Kings County Democratic Party Boss Frank Seddio will hold his Canarsie Annual Holiday Display on Sunday.

This magnificent collage of lights, animated figures and talking animatronics has been a Brooklyn tradition since 1963 attracting visitors from around the borough and the city. Seddio is a lifelong Canarsie resident, former NYPD cop and state assembly member as well as a local attorney and community activist. The lighting takes place at Seddio’s Law Office, which was also at one time the Seddio Family home.

Valued at over $350,000 the display includes over 500,000 lights, almost 100 animated dolls, a talking Christmas tree; a four foot parrot who sings tells jokes and captures the hearts of all who hear him.

Seddio_Santa; photo by Tsubasa Berg

Frank Seddio at last years annual holiday lighting in Canarsie. Photo by Tsubasa Berg

Each of eight display areas identifies a different holiday celebration.  Santa’s workshop, which includes eight shiny reindeer, elves making toys and Santa himself.

Standing guard over the entire display is a 15-foot Toy Soldier who oversees the Carousel of Reindeer ridden by its own army of toy soldiers — over 10 feet in diameter – circling the inner yard of the property?

Watch the SMURFS, as they ice skate across the front lawn with Papa Smurf and Smurfette as the star attractions, dancing to Holiday songs.

A visit with the Van Deer’s enjoying Christmas Day is second only to Mickey and Minnie Mouse joined by a host of Disney characters decorating the Christmas tree, nicknamed “Stumpy,” an eight-foot computer generated animatronic tree which vocalizes holiday songs and tells jokes.

In another section, a life size nativity features figures built into a crèche. In still another scene, children stand in front of the Winter Wizard listening to him recite the “Night before Christmas” as he moves and talks his recital.

International and multi cultural in flavor, vignettes also depict Chanukah and Kwanza celebrations.

Look for the 20-foot high hot air balloon festooned with lights to guide you to the house or the 12-foot Ferris wheel which circles the front lawn and includes Minions enjoying a fun filled ride.

This year’s other new arrival is a flying Zeppelin which floats fifteen feet above the ground and travels over 100 feet across the entire length of the side yard of the property.

This display has been the subject of numerous television programs and has been featured in many magazines, newspapers and articles about the magic of these beautiful holidays.

The opening night features musical renditions by local groups as well as a live Santa, elves and a dozen costumed characters. This year choral renditions will be provided by the Public School 115 chorus and the choir of Saint Bernard’s Church.  Christmas carols will be played on steel drums by our own  Steel Band.

Construction of the display is done solely with volunteers and typically takes the entire month of November to finish.

The holiday lighting is slated for 5 p.m. sharp, Sunday, Dec. 4 at the corner of Flatlands Avenue and East 93rd Street in Canarsie section of Brooklyn. All are welcome and the event usually also brings a huge turnout of Brooklyn’s elected officials.

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