LIVINGSTON, NJ — On the fourth night of Hanukkah, the Township of Livingston celebrated the Festival of Lights by joining together to the light the Menorah as part of the Camuso Holiday Display at the Memorial Oval on Wednesday.
Mayor Ed Meinhardt, along with Councilmen Shawn Klein and Rudy Fernandez, led the festivities and acknowledged the members of the holiday display committee for the work they do each year to bring holiday cheer to Livingston.
“It is great to be all together here on these beautiful Camuso grounds,” said Meinhardt. “We thank all the Camuso Elves for all the work that they do making this look as beautiful as it is.”
Following the traditional lighting of the township’s Menorah, Rabbi Kulwin of Temple B’nai Abraham led the crowd in a blessing.
“Just one observation: Hanukkah is the festival of lights, and that is true maybe no more so anywhere in the world right now than right here, given these particular surroundings—and there’s something wonderfully ‘Livingstonian’ about that,” he said as he acknowledged those in the crowd who do no celebrate Hanukkah but joined in the festivities regardless.
Although lighting of the Christmas tree and the grand opening of the display itself was postponed due to weather, the Camuso display is now open and the celebration will be held in the coming weeks.
Upcoming festivities include the tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. as well as trackless train rides on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. with guest appearances by a Transformer and Wonder Woman Characters.
Until Dec. 15, the display will be closed on Monday’s & Tuesday’s. It will be open on Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. and from Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
From Dec. 16 to Jan. 1, the display will be open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the display will be open until midnight.