NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A special blessing took place Monday for the animals in Radio City Music Hall’s annual Christmas Spectacular.
The camels, sheep and donkey appearing in the show’s nativity scene were blessed by Timothy Cardinal Dolan.READ MORE: Police Open Fire, Arrest Man Threatening People With Stolen Kitchen Knives In Lower Manhattan
Some of the Rockettes were also outside the music hall joining the animals’ first day of rehearsals for this year’s show.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Grabbed 11-Year-Old Girl's Hair, Tried To Choke Her At Stuyvesant Square Park
“This gets me in the Christmas spirit, and the light of Christmas,” said Dolan.MORE NEWS: De Blasio Administration 'Disappointed' With Judge's Decision To Temporarily Stop Plan To Change City Retiree Health Benefits
The “living nativity” scene has been part of the Radio City Christmas show since it first began in 1933.