Borough will celebrate tree lighting Dec. 1

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SEA GIRT — Holiday music, live entertainment, a bonfire and hot chocolate are just a few treats in store for guests this year at the Sea Girt Annual Tree Lighting.

The traditional event that has been celebrated for over a decade, will take place on The Plaza Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. In case of rain, the gathering will be rescheduled to Monday, Dec. 4, at the same location and time.

The night will begin with the playing of holiday music and opening remarks by Mayor Ken Farrell.

Shortly to follow, the Sea Girt Elementary Band will take the spotlight under the direction of band teacher Martin Mundie.

A bonfire will keep guests warm all night as they enjoy complimentary hot chocolate from Ray’s Cafe on Washington Boulevard.

The glowing fire will keep off the winter chill while guests mingle with new and old friends.

East Coast Dance Company will return for their third year to perform a holiday dance number, sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit.  

Candy canes will also be passed around with jingle bells for younger guests by Sea Girt Recreation Director Patty Peterson.

“We always get a really big turnout, it’s always a really great night for the town full of spirit and a great way to kick off the holiday season,” said Ms. Peterson.

 

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