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Firefighters Escort Santa, in the Nighttime Firefighters Parade in Somerville this Weekend

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VI annual Somerville Nighttime Firemen's Parade begins at 6 p.m. down Main Street. Credits: Rod Hirsch/Tapinto file photo
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VI annual Somerville Nighttime Firemen's Parade begins at 6 p.m. down Main Street. Credits: Rod Hirsch/Tapinto file photo
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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa will return to the borough again this weekend, escorted into town by hundreds of firefighters from Somerville and fire departments throughout the state.

The VI annual Nighttime Firefighters’ Parade on Saturday, Dec. 2nd, begins at 6 p.m. down Main Street, featuring fire trucks, first aid rigs and other equipment decorated for Christmas and the holidays..

Firefighters, rescue squads, police departments, Scout groups, civic organizations, churches and schools across New Jersey are invited to participate in the parade. Staging begins at 2 p.m. on Veterans Memorial Drive East, adjacent to the Engine Co. #1, 170 E. Main St.

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The parade will wind its way through side streets in the borough before returning to Engine Co. #1 where hot chocolate will be served and winners will be announced.

Dozens of trophies will be awarded in several categories, and residents who decorate their homes and host parties are also eligible to win prizes.

CHIEF'S AWARD-BEST OVERALL (Fire Department or organization)

FIRE COMMISSIONER AWARD – 2nd Best Overall (FD or Organization) 

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED PUMPER (1st, 2nd & 3rd)

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED LADDER (1st & 2nd)

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED RESCUE (1st & 2nd)

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED AMBULANCE (1st & 2nd)

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED CHIEF'S VEHICLE (1st & 2nd)

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED SPECIAL UNIT (1st & 2nd)

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED BOAT

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED ANTIQUE FIRE TRUCK

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED FLOAT- (FIRE DEPT)

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED FLOAT / VEHICLE (Personal or organization)

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED CHILDREN'S ORGANIZATION FLOAT / VEHICLE-1ST PLACE

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED NON-FD TYPE VEHICLE

FIRE DEPT. OR ORGANIZATION TRAVELING THE FURTHEST DISTANCE

MULTIPLE “SPECIAL JUDGES AWARDS”

BEST RESIDENTIAL PARTY / BEST DECORATED HOUSE (1st & 2nd)

A complete list of categories is available online at www.somervillefd.org.

The trophy list is subject to change by the Somerville Fire Department Holiday Parade Committee.

Event day registration and check-in will be at Engine Co. #1.

Complete registration information is available on the website.

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