NUTLEY, NJ - The Township of Nutley officially kicks off the Holiday Season Sunday Dec. 8 with the annual celebration on the Nutley Park Oval including music, horse and buggy rides and the lighting of the tree. 

“Our holiday celebration is a wonderful tradition that brings families and friends together to welcome in the holiday season,” commented Mayor Scarpelli.  “It is a great way to see our community at its best.”

The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with live entertainment at John H. Walker Middle School including the Elementary School Choir, the John H. Walker Middle School Concert Choir, the Middle School Jazz Band, the Choralettes, and the Brass Ensemble.

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At the conclusion of the celebration, all are invited to visit the Live Nativity at the Vincent United Methodist Church from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., with performances every 20 minutes.

 Franklin Avenue will be closed between Chestnut and New Streets for the celebration.

“Nothing is more beautiful than seeing the Park Oval decorated for the holiday season,” concluded Scarpelli.

Feel free to visit the Township’s website at or contact the Department of Public Works at 973-284-4984 for additional information.  


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