The Cross County Shopping Center kicked off the holiday season — and welcomed Santa to Westchester — with a tree lighting ceremony Saturday.
The free event included a light and music show, dance performance by the Rockin' Rockettes, face painting, caricaturists, stolling entertainers and photos with Santa.
Santa will be available for photos with children through Dec. 24, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. On Christmas Eve, Santa is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kids who visit with Santa get a free gift.
As part of the celebrations of the holidays, the shopping center will also have nightly light and music shows at the Christmas Tree, starting at 5 p.m. and repeating every half hour until closing time. The shows will run through Dec. 24.
Parking at the shopping center is free.