TOTOWA/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - In light of Wallington canceling its annual fire department parade, a 17-year tradition, the Boroughs of Totowa and Woodland Park have joined together to host their first holiday parade through both towns. 

The Totowa Fire Department and West Paterson Fire have picked up the Nov. 30 date, which the Wallington parade would have occurred, and are working to get fire departments from across New Jersey signed up to participate. The fire apparatuses will travel through the two towns, delighting spectators with their holiday lights and decorations. Santa will also be making an appearance.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at 515 Union Blvd. in Totowa and travel into Woodland Park as follows:

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  • Totowa: Down Union Boulevard, right on to Totowa Road, down to the Hillery Street Bridge.
  • Woodland Park: Over Hillery Street Bridge and right on to McBride Avenue. The parade will run along McBride Avenue and commence at 1070 McBride Ave. at the Passaic Valley Hose Co. 2 firehouse.

“This will be a great addition to an already exciting Thanksgiving weekend here in Woodland Park, with the parade on Saturday, Nov. 30 and the Tree Lighting Festival on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in Dowling Gardens,” said Mayor Keith Kazmark. “As Chief Paul Salomone has said to me a dozen times over the past few days, ‘It’s for the kids.’ And for that we are all in.”

Follow the event’s page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/452451948736780/

Any questions about the event, email wptfdholidayparade@gmail.com.