NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grab your sleigh bells and head to downtown New Brunswick Friday night, as the city marks the holiday.

The city will be pleased to host a favorite son, Jonathan Casillas of the NY Football Giants, who will join in the 24th-annual holiday tree lighting in Monument Square on Livingston Avenue.

Festivities  begin at 5 p.m. and include music, performances, a visit from Santa and the annual hot pot cook-off with proceeds benefiting  Elijah's Promise.  It will be $2 per tasting.

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All are welcome to attend. Elfs, too.

Learn more about the city celebration throughout December at