Atlantic Avenue Spreads Holiday Cheer with Special Events & Deals



Date: November 27, 2018

Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant



‘Atlantic Avenue Spreads Holiday Cheer with Special Events & Deals’


Brooklyn, NY– Atlantic Avenue and the holiday season go hand and hand! The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) will host their annual holiday events! Every year, AALDC welcomes the community to come out, enjoy, and partake in all the avenue has to offer. On Thursday, December 6th from 6-8pm, the community is invited to attend the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party. The event is free to the public and will take place at the St. Cyril of Turov Belarusian Church, located at 401 Atlantic Avenue.


The Tree Lighting Party will be kicked off with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony officiated by New York Council Member Stephen T. Levin at 6pm sharp. All in attendance can get into the holiday spirit and enjoy live performances from local public schools including P.S. 8 The Robert Fulton School and P.S. 38 The Pacific School, and Brooklyn High School of the Arts. Since Christmas is around the corner, special guest, Santa Claus will make an appearance and greet the community. Attendees will dance to the latest tunes provided by DJ Frank Posa of Powerhouse Entertainment. This event is open to the public for all to enjoy.


Following the live musical performances, attendees will be able to enjoy refreshments and complimentary small bites donated by some of our local Atlantic Avenue Merchants: Brado Thin Crust Pizza, Sahadi’s, Trader Joe’s,The Soul Spot Restaurant, Betty Bakery, Hollow Nickel and Moon Cafe.


During the party, AALDC will announce the 2018 Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition winners. On Wednesday, November 28th, four judges will walk along the avenue and view the designs from the participating Atlantic Avenue merchants’ windows. This year’s judges will be Jill Eisenstadt, Gilbert Ford, Mara Lethem, and Lynn Nottage. For photos and short bios on the judges, please visit the Atlantic Avenue Holiday Blog at


The holiday fun on Atlantic Avenue continues as the AALDC invites everyone to enjoy the avenue as there will be special deals and promotions from local businesses as part of the Shop & Dine Promotion. Starting December 1st-15th, Atlantic Avenue merchants will offer 10% off selected items and/or other special deals within their businesses for any gift ideas for family and friends. For a full list of discounts, please visit


As the festive windows decorate the avenue, patrons will be able to enjoy AALDC’s ‘Walk the Windows’ event on Saturday, December 8th. Visitors can enjoy 10 blocks filled with holiday spirit as participating Atlantic Avenue businesses host several free holiday themed events & offers such as workshops and holiday treats from 11am-7pm. Participating businesses will have red balloons within their storefront. For a full updated list of events & offers within the Walk the Windows event, please visit


A warm thank you to our holiday sponsors and media partners: City MD, Out of the Closet, Con Edison, Investors Bank, NY Daily News, DeSales Media Group, NEW 102.7, WCBS FM 101.1. For a full updated list of sponsors, please visit


To learn more about the Shop & Dine Promotion, please visit (will be updated to 2018 link). For more information about the Walk the Windows Event, please visit Stay updated on all the latest Atlantic Avenue Holiday Events by visiting www/ and the Atlantic Avenue Holiday Blog




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