PATERSON, NJ - Christmas Eve was magical nearly 1000 local children and their families that attended the NJCDC’s 26th Annual Holiday Party.

Mayor Andre Sayegh traded his usual dark suit for the red and white fur lined attire of Santa to help distribute gifts while other children did arts and crafts, played on a bouncy house, and more. 

Already midway through his around-the-world journey the real Santa Claus found time to speak to TAPinto Paterson saying that he looked forward to visiting the Silk City during his trip and that “Bob Guarasci, Mayor Sayegh, Council President Davila, and everyone else that gave of themselves showed that they are certainly in the Christmas spirit.”

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“Each earned high spots on my ‘nice’ list, as did children all over Paterson.”

According to NJCDC the Daleo family sponsored the event, while many corporations, local businesses, organizations, and student clubs collected toys and volunteered to make the annual party another success