Mahwah Tree Lighting This Weekend

The township is also hosting a menorah lighting ceremony next week

Now that Thanksgiving 2012 is history, holiday celebrations in Mahwah can officially begin. The first is a tree lighting ceremony this Sunday.

From the Mahwah Recreation Department:

Tired of the stormy weather? Santa is just the right cure for Sandy. Mahwah's Annual Tree Lighting Festival will be held on Sunday, December 2 at 5 p.m. in the Senior Center at Town Hall, 475 Corporate Drive. The Joyce Kilmer Choir will entertain at 4:45 p.m. with a selection of Holiday tunes. Refreshments will be served and Santa will have gifts for all his little friends who come to meet him.

The township is also planning a Menorah lighting and Chanukah Celebration at town hall the following Monday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. The event is being sponsored by the Chabad of Northwest Bergen County. It is set to include local officials, live entertainment, hot Chanukah refreshments, glow-giveaways and children’s Chanukah crafts in the senior center. Get more info by calling the Chabad Jewish Center at (201) 848-0449 or visiting www.chabadplace.org.


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Kim November 30, 2012 at 08:52 PM
I just received a message from the Mahwah Schools-District Office about Mahwah's Holiday Tree lighting ceremony taking place on Dec 2nd. The Patch article refers to it as Mahwah's Annual Tree Lighting Festival. In 2009, NorthJersey.com (The Suburban News) referred to it as Mahwah's Christmas Tree. For an interesting article from 2001, read: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1760997/posts. FYI-the tree at Rockefeller Center is still referred to as the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Personally, I don't really know what is meant by a "holiday tree". I only know it's a Christmas tree. I believe "political correctness" has gotten out of control. Why can't we just call things what they really are...a Menorah, a Creche, a Christmas Tree, Santa Claus (not just some "holiday guy" in a red suit). Why can't we embrace the symbols that represent joy during the holiday season and call them by their actual names?!? Anyone else have any thoughts on this subject?


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