Santa Claus, dragons and acrobats, oh my!


The annual East Meets West Christmas-themed festival celebrated the cultures of Little Italy and Chinatown on December 18. The event was sprinkled with opera, acrobatics and dragon dancers. City Comptroller John Liu and travel expert Valarie D’Elia were co-grand marshals for the event. The parade began on Mulberry and Canal Streets and ended at Chatham Square.