SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mark the calendar for some holiday fun designed to get residents into the spirit of the season. The Spotswood Recreation Department will be hosting the borough's annual holiday tree lighting on Saturday, December 3. Fun will begin at 4:30 p.m. while the lighting ceremony is set to start at 5:15 p.m. The rain date for the event is Sunday, December 4.

Music will be provided by the Spotswood High School Festivus Brass Choir under the direction of Spotswood High School Band Director, Sarah Carino-Koza. The Schoenly School Chorus will also lend their voices to some holiday tunes. A special presentation will be made to the Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team who won their first Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division title in ten years. The Spotswood High School varsity football team will receive recognition as well for earning their third consecutive Blue Division Championship.

Residents will be treated to warm beverages and sweet treats, courtesy of the Spotswood Recreation Department. Crafts, games and giveaways will be provided by local community businesses. The big guy in red will be making an appearance as well. Santa will be making an early stop in Spotswood as he is escorted by the Spotswood Fire Department.

Residents attending the community-wide event are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Alice's CUP Food Pantry on Main Street. The pantry feeds and Middlesex County resident or family in need. Currently, they feed more than 400 families and are constantly in need of items to stock their shelves.