Winter Wonderland in the Bronx

Yankee Stadium will be a festive place to be this afternoon, as the Yankees hold their annual Bronx Winter Wonderland event. Here’s some official info from the Yankees:

NEW YORK YANKEES TO AGAIN HOST BRONX WINTER WONDERLAND EVENT; SEVERAL THOUSAND LOCAL KIDS TO RECEIVE TOYS AND TAKE PART IN HOLIDAY CHEER

Yankee Stadium will once again transform into the North Pole on Friday, December 16 from 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., when the home of the New York Yankees hosts the 2011 Bronx Winter Wonderland event. The event, held in conjunction with the Bronx Borough President’s Office and Legends Hospitality, drew approximately 5,000 local children last year.

Hosted in Yankee Stadium’s Great Hall, local youth will be treated to a holiday extravaganza, complete with holiday decorations, festive music, including caroling by the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Choir, and food and drink.

The New York Yankees Foundation has made a contribution in the amount of $25,000 in support of this effort to cover the costs associated with the event. A matching in-kind contribution was made by Neil and Amanda Friedman to aid in ensuring that each child in attendance receives a holiday gift.

“Once again, I am thrilled to work with the New York Yankees and all of our sponsors to make the holidays a little more enjoyable for thousands of Bronx children. This event is a great way for my office, together with the New York Yankees, to show the Bronx that the true spirit of giving is alive and well this holiday season,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

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