FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood’s holiday season officially begins when Santa Claus arrives in town on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to meet Santa under the big tent on the lawn in front of the North Avenue Train Station and enjoy an afternoon of seasonal music, holiday crafts and refreshments. This event is free.

Children will be able to stop by to say hello to Santa as well enter contests and win prizes. The Celebration concludes at 5:00 p.m.when Mayor Mahr lights the Fanwood town tree on the train station lawn.

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