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Belmar Ushers In Holiday Season with Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival

December 8, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — Several hundred people gathered in Pyanoe Plaza on Friday night for Belmar’s traditional tree lighting — a twinkling holiday scene as children got their chance to meet with Santa and to climb aboard a fire truck for a ride through town.

It was mostly the younger children who wanted a minute with Santa, as their parents snapped photos for the family scrapbook. And ...

Lake Como Illuminates Season with Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

LAKE COMO, NJ — In Lake Como, the annual holiday tree lighting is more than turning on a switch.

While the traditional celebration tonight included illuminating the tall evergreen outside borough hall, it also featured a host of children’s activities inside, including ornament-making, a story about Santa’s visit to the Jersey Shore read by former Mayor Brian Wilton and the ...

Belmar Celebrates Hanukkah’s ‘Light and Warmth’ with Menorah Lighting in Pyanoe Plaza


BELMAR, NJ — As the second light was added last night to the towering menorah in Pyanoe Plaza, the community came together to celebrate the eight-day Festival of Lights through prayer and song.

Shortly after sundown on December 3, several dozen people joined Rabbi Cy Stanway and Cantor Marnie Camhi of Temple Beth Miriam of Elberon for the official lighting of the ...

Belmar Business Partnership Gets Main Street Ready for the Holidays

BELMAR, NJ — It’s beginning to look at little like Christmas in Belmar’s downtown shopping district.

Dozens of large planters along Main Street are now brimming with bunches of red twigs, berries and pine cones, nestled among lush evergreen boughs and white birch branches. And tucked within the foliage are solar-powered clear lights — timed to illuminate when the sun ...


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