ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Santa and Mrs. Claus came to town on Friday night.  With the help of the Roselle Park Fire Dept., they arrived in style in the cab of their big red fire engine. 

Mayor Carl A. Hokanson and the Roselle Park Borough Council kicked-off the holiday season by hosting their annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Gala at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park.

Holiday activities included pony rides, face painting, food and lots of fun. Live entertainment included students singing from the Roselle Park schools, and others who entertained the crowd until the moment that Santa arrived and of course the official lighting of the Christmas Trees. Councilman Thos Shipley performed “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with Santa, Mrs. Claus and students accompanying him on Stage. 

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With the help of resident Joe DeIorio, (TAPinto Roselle Park’s official “holiday elf”), we recorded some highlights from the event that can be seen in the video below. A follow up story with video of the entire event, (courtesy of Roselle Park TV), will be posted in a separate story when their production is completed.

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