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Santa Arrives by Firetruck for Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland

Santa Arrives by Firetruck for Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland Credits: Kathy Lloyd

ROSELLE, NJ - Families came out on Monday night to help countdown to the lighting of the towns official Christmas tree, and of course the arrival of Santa!

There were bounce houses, train rides, and ice skating as part of the towns Winter Wonderland. Olaf from Frozen and a few other characters were also on hand for Children to enjoy and parents to take lots of photos.

Speakers for the night event included Third Ward Councilwoman Andrea Staten, Mayor Christine Dansereau, Assemblywoman Annette Qujano, while Second Ward Councilwoman Carla Walker entertained everyone by walking through the crowd and asking the kids, what they wanted for Christmas. Council President Kim Shaw, Councilman Sam Bishop, and Councilman-at-Large Reginald Atkins were also at the event to help welcome the arrival of the jolly old man in the red suit. 

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The Roselle Girl Scout troops and resident Keyanna Jones-Lovett sang for the audience. Mayor Dansereau started the countdown with everyone to light the tree, and with that, you could hear the siren’s and the children yelling for the arrival of Santa.

Highlights of the event can be viewed below.

After photos with Santa were finished, a special guest performance by DJ Lil Man, who took the stage for the teens of the town. 

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