The First Annual North End Winter Wonderland event was a hit at the Nazzaro Center. The courtyard was decorated by Steven “Virgil” Virgilio with a big outdoor Christmas tree and life-size decorations and lights, courtesy of DePasquale Ventures.

Mayor Marty Walsh made a special trip to light the tree in a countdown. Everyone enjoyed the holiday music, pizza from Regina Pizzeria, hot chocolate and cookies from Mike’s Pastry.

Kids enjoyed crafts by the Salvation Army and Santa was on hand so every child left with a gift. Participants brought basic toiletries and unwrapped toys that were donated to the Salvation Army shelter.

Nazzaro Center staff and volunteers

On behalf of the Nazzaro Center, Director Steven Siciliano would like to express gratitude to all the volunteers and businesses who made this new annual event possible. In particular, the organizers would like to give special thanks to the following:

Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Nazzaro Center Staff & Council Members
Steven “Virgil” Virgilio
George Hadaya (tree)
Maria Lanza
Frankie DePasquale (outdoor decorations)
Salvation Army
Mike’s Pastry
Pizza Regina
Michael Sulprizio
Erika Butler (face painter)

Volunteer George Hadaya with Santa cut down the tree down and brought it from New Hampshire

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  1. Such a joyous occasion. Thank you to all our fabulous volunteers. We couldn’t have pulled it off without you. The Nazzaro Center would like to also thank Lori Toscano & Parziales Bakery as well as Maria’s Pastry for always being there for us and supporting our wonderful community event.

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