RAHWAY, NJ - The City of Rahway presented the 3rd Annual Winter Wonderland in downtown Rahway on November 25. The theme for this year’s event was "A Magical Winter Wonderland" and sprinkled plenty of magic into the air for this holiday season. The event was a family-oriented fun night of entertainment which included outdoor ice skating, music, inflatable, pictures with Santa, carriage rides, food, drink and many other activities. 

Feature performances from local community theater groups, middle school band, high school chorus, local artists and many other talented artists were scheduled during the afternoon to invite friends and families to participate in the festivities. The City of Rahway organized a parade, which included the Rahway High School Marching Band, the Debutantes and Knights Baton Twirling team and was followed by holiday floats, local elected officials including the City Council and Mayor Samson Steinman and Santa Claus.

The parade route was towards City Hall to build the anticipation for Santa Claus to light the tree. The tree lighting includes a holiday light show synchronized to music. After the tree lighting, Santa Claus gave those who were interested an opportunity for pictures in his workshop.

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The Rahway Prevention Coalition in collaboration with the Rahway Middle School, Prevention Links and Enspirited Consultants entertained this line by providing the youth with an opportunity to ring the bell of a gingerbread house and receive a holiday treat with include an anti-drug poem created by a member of the Society for Game Changers and Influencers. 

The City of Rahway's Winter Wonderland event was followed by the Main Stage show at the Union County Performing Arts Center as Vanessa Williams performed for a full audience. 

If you missed this event, be sure to stop by City Hall during the next holiday light show which is scheduled on December 2, 10, 16 and 24 at 7 PM. The rain dates are scheduled for the following dates: December 3 and 17.