HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - With the winter chill in the air, the holiday countdown is on. In case people missed the reminders in most retail stores, there are 42 days until Christmas. Last December to the disappointment of Spotswood residents, the annual tree lighting was canceled due to weather. So save the date for 2019's.

Helmetta will hold its tree lighting on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. Spotswood will have its annual community tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 7.

Helmetta will also host the borough's yearly breakfast with Santa at the Helmetta Community Center on Saturday, December 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. RSVPs must be received by November 29 so there is enough for Santa and friends to eat for breakfast. Diners can RSVP by telephoning 732-521-4946 extension 116 or by emailing mayor@helmettaboro.com. 

Helmetta's Senior 55+ Holiday Dinner is also on Saturday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Helmetta Community Center. RSVPs should be sent in by November 29 and can be done by emailing mayor@helmettaboro.com or by telephoning 732-521-4946 extension 116.