Local resident Wayne Robbins, of Inside Montclair, films the annual Church Street Christmas tree lighting.
The holiday season illuminated Montclair's Church Street on Friday night with the flip of a switch. A large crowd gathered in the heart of the town's business district for the annual Christmas tree lighting on Friday. The music of the Montclair Community Band filled the keen, clear night, there was hot cocoa flowing, and Santa even dropped by for a visit. Resident Wayne Robbins, of Inside Montclair, filmed the holiday event again this year. The video above includes holiday greetings from local merchants, who stayed open late to greet the crowds and kick-start the holiday shopping season.
Children can also send Santa letters and their wish lists this year and receive a letter in return!
Mark your calendars, because Santa is coming to Montclair. The annual holiday tree lighting in the Church Street Plaza will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday. There will be music by the Montclair Community Band and plethora of fun winter entertainment. In addition, children (and adults) can have their picture taken with the man of the month, Santa Claus, for $3. Church Street will be closed to traffic starting at 5 p.m. on Friday. Wayne Robbins of Inside Montclair (the guy with the hat) will be at the tree lighting once again, too. Robbins has been covering the event for the last 15 years. Look for him, share your holiday greetings, and be part of his very special holiday video. Santa's Saturday Visit Can't catch Santa on Friday? Don't …