On December 1, the season begins with Adelia Chambers and her chorus performing in Winter Wonderland. Public school children throughout the area are invited to perform at the Kit Land Nelson Park, in conjunction with the lighting of the tree and other holiday festivities which kick off the holiday.
Next came the parade on the 9th. Everything you have seen in movies about local parades, you can just envision in these parades. It is kind of small townish, with a charm not only for those in it, but those who are watching it as well.
Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and his wife.
Jones High School.
Video clips from parade
We had Pajama Reading Night at school
There is also Kit Land Nelson Park and its lit up fineries. Even on Christmas Night you find people in the park at the later hours. Just happy to walk around and see all the light installations.
There was also this commercial during the food drive which was another event after school. Many showed up to help give out free food, donated by Second Harvest.
The real fun of a small town during the holidays, I have found is the park and the way my friends on West Orange celebrate with lighting their houses.