Friday night in Fair Haven was a night all about seasonal song, a little dancing, festivities, socializing and, of course, Santa. It was the night of the annual tree lighting.
What would the first weekend in December in the Rumson-Fair Haven area be without tree lightings and Santa visits?
Sunday was the night Santa came to Victory Park in Rumson — Santa, Tim McLoone & the Shirleys, RFH Tower Singers, Deane-Porter third graders and more.
And, yes, a good time was had by all at the traditional annual tree lighting festivities.
Take a look and see. Click on the photos to enlarge; and have a happy holiday season!
— Elaine Van Develde
And a good time was had by all!
Fair Haven’s tree lighting was a festive one on Friday night.
See for yourself. Take a look at the above slideshow for a glimpse into the evening.
— Photos/Elaine Van Develde
It’s that time of the year in the Rumson-Fair Haven area — time for tree lightings, Santa, a holiday stroll, song, dance and some hot cocoa.
It all starts on Friday evening with festivities in Fair Haven …
Santa arrives at Memorial Park, at the corner of River and Fair Haven roads, by firetruck at 5:30 p.m. and will be visiting with kids and posing for photos.
The Christmas tree will be lit at 6 p.m. And in the midst of all of it, the classic holiday stroll will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. It is the classic annual local businesses’ holiday open house. All are invited to partake and enjoy some treats and, perhaps, good deals.
And on Sunday in Rumson …
The annual Christmas tree lighting is set for 5 p.m. at Victory Park.
As usual, it features Tim McLoone & the Shirleys with members of Holiday Express, the RFH Tower Singers and the Deane-Porter Third Grade Chorus.
Oh, and Santa will be there, too. And there will be the usual treats, including some hot cocoa to cap the warm tenor of the event.
By Elaine Van Develde
It’s time to haul out the community holiday spirit and get set for the Rumson-Fair Haven area kick-offs to the season of Santa and all the festivities that come to town with him.
First, on Friday evening, at 5:30 p.m., Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick will arrive via fire truck at Fair Haven’s Memorial Park on the corner of Fair Haven and River roads. After the initial greetings, Santa will pose for photos with children, according to a release from the Fair Haven Business Association.
The tree will be lit at 6 p.m. and there will be music, food and activities for the kids, the release added.
Throughout the lighting and Santa’s arrival, from 5 to 7 p.m., the release said, there will be a stroll through the River Road East business district during which businesses will be open and featuring a collaborative open house, a newer tradition in Fair Haven.
The business district will be open on Saturday and Sunday for shopping.
Then, in Rumson on Sunday the borough will hold it’s annual traditional tree lighting and festivities in Victory Park.
The event begins at 5 p.m. and will feature, as usual, the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Tower Singers, Deane-Porter’s third grade chorus and Tim McLoone & the Shirleys with members of Holiday Express.