MADISON, NJ - The tree standing on Waverly Place in Madison is set to shine brightly today when borough officials make the holiday season official. The tree lighting ceremony will take place after Santa makes his way around Madison neighborhoods. 

The tree lighting ceremony will be broadcast live on the Borough of Madison You Tube Channel and also posted on their website. Borough officials are asking residents to watch the lighting ceremony from the own homes for safety reasons.

This year’s tree, a pine tree that had been growing on the grounds of St. Vincent Martyr for years, was graciously donated by Father George from St. Vincent Martyr, said borough officials.

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Father George was hesitant on removing a tree that they had been so fond of but after much thought, Father George thought, “wouldn’t it be truly wonderful to gift the town with our beautiful tree in this year that we are so in need of the Christmas spirit!”

The tree will stand on Waverly Place through the holiday season as a sign of Hope, Peace, Light - reminding us to let our lights shine through as acts of kindness, care, and compassion - and Joy, said officials.




We are so grateful to Father George and the entirety of St. Vincent Martyr for sharing their beautiful tree for of Madison to enjoy.