Dozens of excited community members gathered at KRVC for hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies to kick off the Riverdale Holiday Lights Celebration. The large group that included State Senator Jeff Klein, who funded the lights, other elected officials and local merchants were treated with Holiday Carols performed by Riverdale Music Studio students and entertained by a snowman and stiltwalker. The group then took the Holiday Caroling over to Riverdale Avenue and up to 238th Street. Senator Klein gave out holiday bags with coloring books and other holiday treats and KRVC gave out snowflakes to local businesses to make the block more festival. The group crossed 238th Street and headed down to Yo Burger. The carolers performed more songs and we enjoyed a brief program. KRVC's Executive Director, Tracy Shelton, presented Senator Klein with a large Thank You Card signed by the merchants and Senator Klein flipped the switch to turn on a third strand of Holiday Lights on Riverdale Avenue. It was a great community event!