SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Under beautiful skies and unseasonably warm weather, Scotch Plains kicked off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony at Town Hall on Sunday, Dec. 6.

Mayor Kevin Glover lit the Christmas tree, while Theater for All carolers sang, and a man in a red suit took requests from children. The Scotch Plains Fire Department served hot chocolate and other treats. Other activities included horse-drawn carriage rides, cookie-decorating, and a petting zoo.