For twenty years The Little North Pole in Rockaway, NYC celebrated with Santa, presents, music, and the most spectacular Christmas lights display this side of the East River. There’s a carousel, rotating figurines, and greater than life-size dancing animatronics all in one backyard.
Every year this party and the lasting December display raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and local hospitals. Past years have been known to raise as much as $175,000. In addition to the good work The Little North Pole does supporting research to cure and treat juvenile diabetes, it also unites the community in a time when Rockaway is still rebuilding after hurricane Sandy.
If you live in the Rockaways you know the extent to which this celebration has become essential to the community’s holiday traditions. Please spare some time and check out the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.