North Caldwell and Caldwell firetrucks escort St. Nick through towns on the weekend before Christmas.
Monday, December 24, 2012
'Twas the weekend before Christmas and all through the Caldwells sirens could be heard signalling the arrival of Santa. Volunteer fire departments from North Caldwell and Caldwell escorted the jolly old elf through the streets of both towns on Saturday and Sunday. Seeing Claus go by their homes is a highly anticipated moment for young and old. Helpers give out candy canes and fire safety information to the children in North Caldwell. In Caldwell, children also get candy canes and volunteers collect canned goods for the food pantry. Did you get a pic of St. Nick passing by your street? Upload it here.
Nov. 24 was a big day in Caldwell complete with special incentives, free parking and a visit from Santa Claus.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Children from West Essex and beyond lined up to take photos with Santa Claus at Caldwell Flowerland Saturday. Mr. Claus was escorted by Caldwell Police to the festively decorated shop where he spent the day listening to children's wish lists and smiling for photographs. The annual tradition was sponsored by the Caldwell Merchants Association. New this year was a Holiday Treasure Hunt. Children and their families visited various shops in the downtown looking for a hidden gnome. At the end of the hunt, children were presented with special goodie bags. The holiday events coincided with the third annual Small Business Saturday, a "Shop Small" initiative founded by American Express. Pink Bungalow, Smith & Company and Runway saw an influx of …