WARREN, NJ - Everyone loves Santa.
Hundreds of Warrenites braved the rain to see Santa at the Holiday Walk sponsored by the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce this year.
The event started at 3 p.m. at the Pheasant Run Plaza, where Santa Claus arrived on a fire truck to a waiting crowd. The Watchung Hills High School Marching band helped to greet Santa and led him, escorted by the Washington Valley Fire Department, on a parade through the town center.
Music from the Watchung Hills Marching Band kept the mood lively and Santa's elves, in Warren Township Police cars, stopped traffic for the parade to cross the streets.
After arriving at the Municipal Complex, a petting zoo, the Lions Club ‘Leo’ , Sparkee, treats and much more greeted the crowd. Children wrote letters to Santa and families lined up to see the big guy himself.
The menorah was lit after the crowd joined Temple Har Shalom Rabbi Randi Musnitsky and Cantor Anna Berman in song.
And then the Warren Township Christmas Tree was lit.
As one woman in the crowd said, "As old as I am, I love to see Santa come to town. I feel like a kid again."
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