Santa Claus Spreads Holiday Cheer

A surprise visit to NewYork-Presbyterian brought the spirit of the season to our pediatric patients.

Do you hear those sleigh bells jingling? Ring-ting-tingling too?

That’s because on December 11, Santa Claus and his friends from the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) surprised patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital, transforming it into a winter wonderland. They also visited pediatric patients at the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Santa, riding in a firetruck’s tower ladder, arrived with great fanfare to sing holiday carols and give gifts, delighting the young patients and their parents.

“Ho-ho-ho,” Santa proclaimed as he handed out presents and thanked the FDNY and New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation for bringing holiday cheer to dozens of kids. One thing was certain for everyone in attendance — there was no shortage of smiles, and a fun time was had by all.

Happy holidays from NewYork-Presbyterian!