BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ—The Bordentown City Christmas Tree Lighting may feel different this year, but that doesn’t mean that families still can’t enjoy the traditional event.

This year’s Christmas tree lighting will take place on Saturday, November 28 at 5pm. Because of the ongoing pandemic, organizers have decided to make the lighting a virtual event and will stream it live on Facebook.

“With so many events cancelled this year, it was important to us to find a solution where we could still light the City tree but keep everyone safe. Doing it virtually was the best plan,” Katy McGowan told TAPinto Bordentown.

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McGowan, of the Foundation for Bordentown Traditions, which organizes the tree lighting, said that the event is going to be simple and will be about 15 minutes long.

“The only way to light the City tree is with Santa on a fire truck,” she said.

The event usually attracts hundreds of people, both Bordentown residents and out of towners alike, so organizers are asking everyone to stay home and watch the event online, and stressed that crowds will not be allowed to be formed in the center of town like usual.

To watch the Tree Lighting live on Facebook, go to the Foundation for Bordentown Traditions’ Facebook page, where they will be streaming it at 5pm on November 28.

Visit the tree once it’s decorated and lit at its usual location at the intersection of Farnsworth Avenue and Crosswicks Street.

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