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The 2012 East Meets West Christmas Parade (slide show)

Bringing Santa and dragons together in only-in-NYC fashion, the East Meets West Christmas Parade regaled families in Little Italy and Chinatown on December 22.

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

  • Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

Photograph: Jenna Cumbo

Where else but in New York City will you encounter a Chinese-Italian holiday parade, complete with dragon dances and Italian pageantry? On Saturday, December 22, the sixth annual East Meets West Christmas Parade, an attempt to rev up holiday sales while bringing together two neighboring cultures, wound its way through Little Italy and Chinatown, bringing cheer to the crowd who came out to watch it. Click through our slide show to see if your little multiculti fan is among the kids we photographed during the parade.


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