If there’s one thing that marks the transition to the holiday season, it’s when trees are decorated with tinsel, ornaments and lights. And in townships across the Garden State, tree lighting is a community affair.

While many towns — including Perth Amboy, Woodbridge, Secaucus and Edison — have already lit up the night sky with their tree lighting ceremonies, in other townships, there’s still time to participate in the community joy. If you’re in Florham Park, head to the Community Center at 111 Ridgedale Avenue on Thursday, December 13th at 7pm for a tree lighting ceremony and photo opportunities with Santa. In Carteret, the tree lighting will come alongside Mayor Dan Reiman’s annual Christmas Festival on Friday, December 7th in Carteret Park.

With Chanukah already underway and Christmas rapidly approaching, not to mention the countless other holidays that New Jersey residents celebrate during the holiday season, there’s no better time to get into the holiday spirit.

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