HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Inclement weather has postponed Friday night's virtual tree lighting ceremony until Monday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

After careful consideration, the decision was made to invite Santa to light the Township’s Christmas Tree with many safety precautions in place, including having the event presented virtually via Zoom, according to Mayor Doug Tomson.

It will also be available on the Township’s YouTube Channel.

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Registration to attend the Christmas Tree Lighting Zoom event are as follows:

When: Dec 7, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Topic: 2020 Dec. 7 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, 6:30 p.m.  Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iSU0pyscT32JrqqfGu_qEg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. When you are in the Zoom webinar, please enable your audio and video so you can be seen and heard. Be sure to change your view to see Hillsborough Township.

Please keep in mind that members of our community of all ages will be participating in this virtual event; please ensure background scenes are appropriate and avoid any inappropriate language or comments.

Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with some holiday music and video clips of previous events. At approximately 6:55 p.m. Tomson will welcome all Zoom viewers for Santa's arrival, expected to be at 7 p.m.

Please note this event is not open to the public as per the Gov. Phil Murphy's Executive Orders. Participation will be virtual via Zoom.

“This is an annual highlight of the year for our community and despite the pandemic we were hopeful to have some type of event this year, but have to be mindful of the safety precautions necessary. We look forward to seeing you on the Zoom,” Tomson said.