Monday, December 17, 2012
The Christmas Tree is lit in front of town hall.
West Orange residents came together on Friday to celebrate the holidays by participating in the annual Christmas Tree lighting. Kids were able to hang out with goats, sheep and a pony at the holiday petting zoo. Hot chocolate and cookies were provided by Pal's Cabin and Shoprite and the event even included a Kwanzaa Booth. Mayor Robert Parisi and the West Orange Recreation Department welcomed residents to the lighting. There were musical and dance performances, followed by a visit from Santa Claus himself. Were you at the Christmas Tree lighting? Upload your photos to share with the community.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Jolly St. Nick will be visiting the mall until Dec. 24.
Santa Claus is coming to town. Santa has moved his workshop to the Livingston Mall as part of the annual Santa Photo Experience. From now until Dec. 24, children can be photographed with Kris Kringle in the mall’s Center Court. “There is always a great deal of entertainment and fun at Simon malls during the holiday season, but the Santa Photo Experience is something generations of families count on every year,” Elizabeth DiDuca, area director of marketing and business development for Livingston Mall, said in a statement. Parents who bring their kids to the mall for a photo with Santa Claus can also enter the Livingston Mall’s Cutest Santa Photo Contest. To enter, parents can post their cutest photos on the mall’s Facebook page or they …
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Remembering the excitement of holiday TV specials
You might expect a column about gratitude the week right after Thanksgiving. I certainly have a lot to be thankful for, but instead of using the Thanksgiving moment to reflect, I choose to do as Macy's and NBC do: I choose to use Thanksgiving to hype Christmas. When I was a kid, I soaked up all the hype I could from television. My sister and I got ourselves into a holiday frenzy watching everything that '70s TV had to offer. The viewing began with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, then we watched each holiday classic we had circled in the TV Guide. We watched all the standards: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas;" any and all of the Rankin/Bass claymation specials; the Charlie Brown specials; and the Christmas variety shows (anyone remember…