NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley children are still dreaming about the arrival of the Great Pumpkin, but that doesn't mean we can't dream of Santa's arrival.

Continuing a decades old tradition, the Nutley Chamber of Commerce will kick off the '2019 Shop Local' season with Santa's arrival by helicopter on the Nutley Oval. The annual free event takes place the day after Thanksgiving, November 29.  TAPinto Nutley will once again be there to report all of the festivities.

In 2016, the event was marked by a light drizzle. In 2017, the crowd was reported to be the largest in memory. Last year, according to Andy Garruto of the Nutley Chamber of Commerce, was the coldest in memory. What will 2019 bring? The only certainties are Santa and smiles.

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An anonymous source, believed to be one of Santa's elves, tipped TAPinto Nutley off confirming that, yes, "he sees you when you are sleeping, he knows when you're awake." He then added "he knows when you're all sandy, he knows when you all wet, he knows when you've been good or bad..." This tip confirms our suspicion that Santa is watching children all year round, even at the beach.

TAPinto Nutley will continue to share information when either the chamber or Santa's elves share details with us.  is the only locally owned news organization serving the Township of Nutley and is a member of the New Jersey Press Association. Sign up for our FREE daily eNews. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @TAPintoNutley  and Instagram @TAPintoNutley

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