By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s a big weekend for lighting Christmas trees, both at home and in our communities.

Saturday, a tree lighting ceremony was held in the Little Italy area of the Bronx.

The festivities took place at a park on Arthur Avenue and included caroling, hot chocolate, Italian cookies and an appearance by Santa.

There was also a toy giveaway to support children and families who are fighting cancer.

CBSNewYork Team