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Tree Lighting Marks Start of Holiday Season in Paterson

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Mayor Jane Williams-Warren welcomes Santa Clause to Paterson Credits: Steve Lenox
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Paterson police always ready to give directions to a visitor to Paterson.
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Paterson FMBA Local 2 President Jerry Behnke shows off a fire truck to a young resident.
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Peruvian Inca Folk Dancers performed for the crowd. Credits: Steve Lenox
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Dancers from Paterson’s L De Dance School. Credits: Steve Lenox
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Andrea de la Vogue was among the performers at the Paterson Tree Lighting celebration. Credits: Steve Lenox
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PATERSON, NJ- Market Street was transformed into a winter wonderland on Saturday for Paterson’s annual Christmas Tree lighting event. 

Festivities included floats hosted by several local organizations, opportunities to send letters to the North Pole, a visit from and pictures with Santa, performances from local youth, a trackless train ride and more.

The opportunity to meet local firefighters and police officers while posing next to their vehicles for photos was a highlight for many children and adults alike.

Mayor Jane Williams-Warren led the countdown and turned the switch to applause from all gathered as the tree that stands in front of City Hall became illuminated.

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