ROSELAND, NJ — The holidays are coming, and so are various activities being held in West Essex-area communities. See below for more details.

Revamped Christmas Spectacular in Roseland:

Santa will be making his first appearance in Roseland this season on Dec. 6, courtesy of Mayor James Spango and the Roseland Borough Council. The revamped ceremony will include many outdoor events, performances and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Festivities begin at 7 p.m., but families are asked to arrive between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to ensure a parking spot. Free refreshments and activities will occur outside at 140 Eagle Rock Avenue, and a new and improved photo session with Santa will be held inside borough hall.

Those looking to be photographed with Santa should register via Community Pass by CLICKING HERE.

West Caldwell-Caldwell Recreation Department’s Annual Tree Lighting:

New this year to the annual tree lighting ceremony in Crane Park is the Family Snow Globe Photo Booth. Families are asked to arrive early for a special family holiday photo opportunity outside by the gazebo.

Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with music provided by Paul Mazzeo and the James Caldwell High School chorus, followed by the arrival of Santa, courtesy of the West Caldwell Fire Department. Santa will head indoors after the tree lighting for photos and refreshments donated by Crane’s Mill. Participants should bring their own cameras.

Roseland Menorah Lighting Ceremony:

On Sunday, Dec. 22 at 6:15 p.m., the Borough of Roseland will light the Menorah at 140 Eagle Rock Avenue.  The ceremony will also include music, singing, refreshments and remarks from Rabbi Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange and Susan Werk of Congregation Agudath-Israel of Caldwell.