WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Since the holiday season is rapidly approaching, the West Paterson and Totowa Fire Departments wanted to let its followers know how they will be handling the gifts collected during the Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 30. 

All the gifts collected from registered participants of the parade will be going to underprivileged children within the local communities. Being that both fire departments are all volunteer, and pride themselves on giving back to the community, they are taking this a step further. If you are coming to the parade as a spectator, you can choose to donate an unwrapped gift (minimum of $20). It is not mandatory to donate a gift to watch the parade. Santa’s helpers will be following him along the parade route collecting gifts on both sides of the road and placing them in Santa’s sleigh. If there are leftover gifts after distributing to the local community, the gifts will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

The fire department parade will be traveling through the two towns, delighting spectators with holiday lights and decorations. The parade will start at 6 p.m. at Union Boulevard and Crews Street and continue down Union Boulevard, making a right on Totowa Road. At the bottom of Totowa Road, the parade will cross the Hillary Street Bridge and make a right onto McBride Avenue. It will then make a right on Vetrone Drive, proceeding to Hromiak Terrace where it will make a right. It will make a right on Dowling Parkway passing Dowling Gardens and making a left back onto McBride Avenue.

Follow the event’s page here on Facebook. Any questions, email wptfdholidayparade@gmail.com.