NUTLEY, NJ - As the holiday is reaching its pinnacle, lets take a look back at the big township events around the oval that have marked the season so far:
The 58th Annual Santa’s Arrival at the Nutley Park Oval, an event organized by the Nutley Chamber of Commerce and made possible by local businesses, not only provides children in the community an opportunity to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, but lets residents know that Nutley is open for business.
Holiday music filled the Nutley Park Oval as thousands of residents gathered around the field’s fence in anticipation for their favorite man in a red suit on Friday afternoon, Nov. 29. Sure enough, the classic red and blue chopper circled above the Oval carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Clauses made a safe landing in the middle of the football field and greeted everyone. According to Dan Leon, president of Nutley Chamber of Commerce, about 4,500 children and their families came out to the Oval on the sunny, dry but chilly afternoon to meet the Clauses.
The township held its annual Holiday Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting with festivities inside John H. Walker Middle School and areas in and around the Nutley Park Oval. A Norway spruce approximately 65 feet tall donated by Nutley residents Anthony Montes and Victoria Trombetta of Bloomfield Avenue, sits in the Nutley Park Oval.