Yonkers parade, tree lighting kick off holiday season

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The holiday spirit was welcomed with open arms Saturday night during the 3rd Annual Holiday Spectacular Parade in Yonkers. 

Thousands paraded around the Cross County Shopping Center, led by grand marshal Mayor Mike Spano. 

American Idol winner David Cook performed for revelers during the festive event, which also featured a tree lighting ceremony.

Headlining the event, of course, was Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

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