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Holiday cheer is abundantly clear
December 7, 2017 at 7:37 a.m.
Frozen princesses Elsa, played by Blind Brook High School junior Julia Short, and Anna, played by Sleepy Hollow High School sophomore Maya Kharem, embrace Jared Friedman, a 3-year-old Rye Brook resident, during Winterfest at Pine Ridge Park on Friday, Dec. 1.
Ice carver Eric Wagner showers children with a dry ice fog he creates with a Dremel tool.
Braiden Gomez, a 2-year-old Rye Brook resident, spends some quality time with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, played by Village of Rye Brook Administrative Aide Alex Marshall.
The Branch family is excited to meet Santa! Neuton Avenue residents Alecia and Kevin join their 20-month-old son, Ethan, inside Santa’s booth. Santa’s secret identity is Rocco Furano, who works for the Rye Brook Recreation Department.
Valentina Russo, a Ridge Street School kindergartener, giggles while balancing several magic wands as one of magician David Levitan’s assistants.
Officer in training Jay Dileo, a second-grader at Resurrection Grammar School in Rye who lives in Port Chester, warms up with a hot beverage at the concession table.
Gus the French Bulldog came dressed for the holidays in his reindeer sweater with his owner, Sophia Lombardi of Mohegan Lane, a fifth-grader at Ridge Street School.
First-grade Ridge Street School student Hayden Sassower examines the fake snow outside the Santa booth at the festival.
Festival ice carver Eric Wagner carefully maneuvers his chainsaw to create an ice sculpture of Olaf the snowman from Disney’s “Frozen.”
Ridge Street School fifth-graders Brooke Cohen (left), Jillian Shohet and Maya Vinikoor get some affection from a mechanical hugging teddy bear.
Kim Maguire (left), a 22-year-old South Regent Street resident, and 18-year-old Natalie Pugliatti of Rye sing holiday carols with a group from the Port Chester Council for the Arts. The organization provided a variety of entertainment pieces at Winterfest.
Ridge Street School kindergartener Valentino Russo smiles broadly while she gets cozy with Santa Claus, played by Rocco Furano.