Annual Children's Christmas Party
Each year as Autumn comes to an end and the holiday season begins in earnest The Doll League gets busy planning the Children's Christmas Party, our oldest and most cherished activity.
The images here are from the 2019 Children's Christmas Party at the Apostles' House in Newark and parties from previous years.
The preparations, from selecting a location to purchasing, soliciting and wrapping gifts, are as much fun for the members as the actual party is for the children and parents who show up to spend the afternoon enjoying music, food, fun and gifts with Santa Claus and The Doll League.
Our very first party was in 1958 with the children of the Graham House orphanage in New York City. Since then we've kept the tradition going strong at schools, shelters, hospitals churches and community groups in New York and New Jersey. And, no matter how many times we do it we're just as excited as the kids are when Santa Claus comes trotting into the room with his bag full of toys and goodies.