ELIZABETH, NJ -  Across the city there is a continuous schedule of Christmas tree lightings to get residents into the spirit of the season, beginning Monday, November 30, in the Fifth Ward from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Woodruff Park, Mary Street and Jackson Avenue. The event will feature holiday music and a visit from Santa.

Tuesday, December 1, Santa will be arriving on a horse drawn wagon at the invitation of the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership at 5 p.m. in the Elizabeth market at High Street. Children can enjoy horse drawn wagon from 5 to 7 p.m., then again on Saturday, December 12, from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, call 908-965-0660.

Wednesday, December 2, the Tree Lighting, hosts by the Boy and Girl Scouts, will take place on the corner of Summit Road and Park Avenue at 6 p.m. for more information, call Kathleen Volker at 908-403-6202.  

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Thursday, December 3, at 6 p.m., Historic Midtown Special Improvement District is hosting at tree lighting celebration at the Midtown Pedestrian Plaza at the train station that will feature fun and food. Call 908-355-9600 for more information.

Monday, December 7, another Fifth Ward Tree Lighting will take place at William and Catherine streets.

Tuesday, December 8, the Fourth Ward Tree Lighting will be at L. Ron Hubbard Park, Salem Avenue at North Broad Street at 5 p.m.    

Wednesday, December 9, the football/soccer field on Front Street is the place to be for the First Ward Tree Lighting.

Tuesday, December 15, a second Fourth Ward Tree Lighting will take place at Wilson Park, 1063 Sherman Avenue.