Scenes From Chelsea Holiday Celebrations, as Captured by the Community

From caroling to candlelight services to the celebration of shopping local to a local canine celebrity, Chelsea’s been in full holiday spirit mode–and we’ve got the pictures to prove it.

The Meatpacking District’s Dec. 12 “Very Merry” shopping event celebrated neighborhood retailers. | Photo by Greco, courtesy of BrakeThrough Media
“Very Merry” shoppers strolled through the Meatpacking District in search of bargains, and didn’t leave empty-handed. | Photo by Greco, courtesy of BrakeThrough Media
Chelsea Community Church’s Dec. 15 Candlelight Carol Service was year 45, for the annual event. | Photo by Malcolm Ritter
A 30-voice choir led by Larry J. Long filled historic St. Peter’s Chelsea with joyful sounds. | Photo by Malcolm Ritter
Dec. 22: Three generations of West 400 Block Association, West 300 Block Association, and London Terrace residents, and friends, came together at Clement Clarke Moore Park to celebrate the historic Maccabean victory, with the story told by NY State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, and commemorated by the lighting of the candles (and delicious latkes!).
L to R: Susan Numeroff, Erik Bottcher, Karen Jacob, Allen Oster, and Richard Gottfried, at Dec. 22’s Chanukah Menorah Lighting event.
Hot beverages: One of the cool features, at the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership’s “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer.” | Photo courtesy of the Partnership
At left, a prize wheel featuring gifts from local businesses: One of the perks of attending the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership’s “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer.” | Photo courtesy of the Partnership
Much-loved local pooch Lady Isabella Von Craig loves the royal treatment, but wants you to know you can call her “Izzy.” | Photo by Craig de Thomas
Lady Isabella Von Craig, during a recent holiday-themed walkabout. | Photo by Craig de Thomas
The weather outside was frightful–too cold for the titular instruments played by The Chelsea Symphony Brass (pictured). But the indoor venue, W. 22nd St.’s St. Paul’s Church, wasn’t too shabby. | Photo by Zazel Loven
The 300 West Block Association’s annual Holiday Caroling stroll stayed put–all the better to enjoy the hot chocolate and cookies. | Photo by Zazel Loven
Dec 7 at Bella Abzug Park, HYHK’s annual Holiday Celebration had horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts, snacks, theannual tree lighting, and, yes, Santa. | Photo courtesy of the Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance
Every dog had its day, including this one, at HYHK’s Dec. 7 event, which welcomed locals of all stripes (and fur types). | Photo courtesy of the Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance

 

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