Hundreds gather at Weehawken Town Hall for annual Christmas Tree lighting

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Officials and families alike were among hundreds gathered at Weehawken Town Hall last night for the annual lighting of their 40-foot Christmas tree. Sponsored content.

Families were excited for the yearly festivities at 400 Park Ave., an event that has grown so large the thoroughfare is closed for the duration of the tree lighting.

“Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, whatever you celebrate, we hope you have a great holiday season,” Mayor Richard Turner said.

“I also went to recognize all our emergency personnel: our police, our fire [departments], our ambulance [squad] and most importantly our military personnel serving overseas. God bless them all and we wish them a safe return.”

Turner also led a countdown before the massive tree was light, to the delight of dozens of children in the crowd.

Prior to the tree being lit, the Weehawken choir sang the Christmas classics “Carol of the Bells” and “All I Want for Christmas is You,” which featured a solo from one of their sophomore standouts.

Additionally, Weehawken’s award-winning High School Band performed “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and a couple other holiday classics and light refreshments including hot cocoa and cookies were served.

Council members Robert Sosa, Rosemary Lavagnino and Carmela Silvestri-Ehret also joined in the festivities, sporting holiday-themed necklaces and ties.

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