PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway residents were “Rockin’ around the Christmas tree” Friday night as the township held its annual Christmas tree lighting on the lawn outside the Municipal Complex ushering in the 2017 holiday season.

After a few words by Mayor Brian Wahler, who wished everyone a Merry Christmas on the brisk evening, those who gathered around led a countdown starting from 10 all the way to one before a few children helped switch on the tree’s rainbow-colored lights and star.

The crowd let out “ooh’s and aahh’s” as their eyes gazed upon the festive lights that also lit up presents underneath the tree and a giant “Seasons Greetings” sign.

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And just in time, Santa Claus arrived and invited everyone inside the Municipal Building for refreshments which included a hot beverage and cookies, and to take pictures. There he asked what all the children wanted for the holidays and passed out candy canes. One by one, they walked up to Santa as he greeted them with his iconic “Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas” saying.

Children who were not able to meet ‘old Saint Nick’ will have another chance to speak to him on Monday, Dec. 4th over the phone. From 7 pm to 8 p.m. kids can call 732-562-2305 to tell him what they wish to get for Christmas.

The annual tree lighting is a township tradition many Piscataway families look forward to each year.

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