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Santa Claus is coming to Park Slope this Saturday

November 29, 2017 By John Alexander Brooklyn Daily Eagle
A young girl is thrilled to meet Santa Claus, as he comes around in his vintage Oldsmobile. Photo courtesy of Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID
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Santa Claus is coming to Park Slope and he’s not riding in a sleigh this time.

He’s traded in his sleigh and reindeers for a spiffy, shiny, vintage, ‘57 pink Cadillac convertible.  In years past Santa has ridden in other vehicles including a 1968 Oldsmobile

This year, he’ll be riding into Park Slope on Saturday with his elf alongside him as they cruise along Fifth Avenue from 2 to 3 p.m. Then, from 3 to 5 p.m., Santa will be taking gift requests and free photos with kids at Kos Kaffe Roasting House at 251 Fifth Ave. at Garfield.

“Park Slope is lucky enough to have Santa Claus visit every Saturday in December,” said Mark Caserta, executive director of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID. “In each case, he will ride along the avenue in a classic car, first, handing out candy canes and spreading joy. Then he’ll stop by one of our businesses for free photos and treats.”

The event is organized by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), which was founded in 2009, and represents more than 520 independent shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants along the 30-block stretch of Fifth Avenue from Dean Street to 18th Street in the heart of Park Slope.

American Express has named Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue as one of a handful of districts around the country most representative of the Shop Small movement.

“Our Santa visits, like our tree lighting ceremony and the holiday lights over the street are part of our effort to set the mood for holiday shopping, eating and drinking in our 500 plus stores, bars and restaurants,” Caserta said.


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