Friday, November 21, 2014

Nutley’s Traditional Holiday Celebration Set for November 30th, 2014

Nutley, NJ – Mayor Alphonse Petracco and the Board of Commissioners have announced plans to host one of Nutley’s oldest traditions – the annual Holiday Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting. The entire community is invited to attend the Township’s official kick-off of the Holiday Season.

The annual celebration will take place on Sunday, November 30th from 5pm to 7pm, with activities scheduled to take place both inside John H. Walker Middle School and areas in and around the Nutley Park Oval. Franklin Avenue will be closed between Chestnut and New Streets. Chestnut Street between Franklin Avenue and Vincent Place will also be closed during the festivities.

“The annual holiday celebration is a wonderful community event bringing families and friends together to welcome in the holiday season,” commented Mayor Alphonse Petracco. “It is a great way to see our community at its best,” the Mayor added. Santa returns to Nutley with his reindeer and will be ready to have his picture taken with the children. (Photographs will be available for individual purchase.)

Carrying on the holiday tradition, the celebration will include live entertainment from local musical groups approximately every 15 to 20 minutes, including the Elementary School Choir, the John H. Walker Middle School Concert Choir, the Middle School Jazz Band, the Choralettes, the MS Madrigals, Men’s Choir and NHS Chamber Singers and the Brass ensemble. Under the direction of Music Director James Riley, the groups will provide a medley of holiday music sure to please all in attendance. The events festivities will feature a mini-train ride, horse and buggy rides, roasted chestnuts, hot cider & coffee and family entertainment.

There will be a special refreshment/bake sale to support the Friends of the Nutley Singers (FONS) and the Nutley Music Boosters, as well as a hot cocoa sale to support the senior class.