The evening began with a performance from Dickens-inspired Christmas carolers singing holiday classics for the audience.
Queens Council Member Sandra Ung, Senator John Liu, NYPD members, Peter Tu from the Flushing Chinese Business Association and representatives from the office of Mayor Eric Adams joined Santa Claus in turning on the lights on the 40-foot Christmas Tree in the center of Tangram.
Ung said she was delighted to attend the event and to celebrate.
“It’s great to be here this evening to kick start the holiday season in Flushing and I would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and New Year,” she said.
Following the lighting of the tree, there were music performances by local children’s groups and music from DJ Franco.
Santa Claus is set to return to Tangram over some weekends in December and families are invited to visit and take some photos.
Tangram is located on 39th Avenue in downtown Flushing. For more information, visit the Tangram website.