Firehouse Pictures with Santa in North Plainfield

Come and stop by the North Plainfield firehouse on December 8  between 11am and 2pm to take a picture with Santa! There will be hot cocoa, candy canes and other treats. This event is free to all and is sponsored by your North Plainfield Firefighters/Officers Association.  
 

 

Sun, December 08
11:00 am — 2:00 pm
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Come and stop by the North Plainfield firehouse on December 8 between 11am and 2pm to take a picture with Santa! There will be hot cocoa, candy canes and other treats. This event is free to all and is sponsored by your North Plainfield Firefighters/Officers Association.


8 Lincoln Pl North Plainfield, NJ 07060

8 Lincoln Pl
North Plainfield, NJ 07060

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