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Spectacular View of Lights at Vermeule

2020 has been very challenging for so many of us, for so many reasons. Yet as a community we have remained strong and connected to each other.  The North Plainfield Recreation Department is extremely grateful for all of the support shown to our department by so many of you during our difficult time this year.  We thank our coaches, residents, youth, Mayor, DPW and Borough Hall folks who have all helped us to continue to function. We invite you to view this video and experience the peace and calm of the holiday season.  (Please know that our holiday lights at the Vermeule Community Center - as pictured in this video - will be lit every evening and will stay on throughout the night on Christmas Eve until sunrise on Christmas day.) 
We are keeping hopeful thoughts for 2021 and can't wait to reconnect with all of you in person!  Wishing you all a happy, peaceful, and safe holiday season! 

2020 Virtual Tree Lighting and Santa Comes To Town

Welcome to our Annual Tree Lighting event! Just because we can't get together in person doesn't mean that we can't honor North Plainfield tradition. We invite you all to celebrate the start of the holiday season with this video. Santa and his helpers hope to see you in person next year, once social gathering and distance guidelines are lifted! Stay safe and happy holidays! 

Tree Lighting and Santa Comes To Town - Important Update

The North Plainfield Tree Lighting event scheduled for 11/29/20 has been cancelled due to safety concerns surrounding the Covid virus.  The safety of our residents at this time is our biggest concern.  The Tree and other decorations  will still be lit on or about the 29th, however, there will be no gathering of residents to view it on the 29th.  The Recreation Department and the Mayor’s office invite you and your family to view the lights and decorations at your leisure and in a safe manner any evening throughout the holiday season.  Please have a safe and happy holiday season. 

Come celebrate two Annual North Plainfield traditions together - Recreation's Holiday Tree
and the Borough's Santa Comes to Town.  Everyone is invited to join us at Vermeule for Santa's
arrival at 4 pm, holiday music, balloon caricatures, hot chocolate, cookies and other refreshments, and
more! Mayor Giordano will celebrate the holiday season by lighting the tree.

View the 2020 flyer .

Event Date

Stop by at your convenience after November 29th at Vermeule


All North Plainfield residents



Holiday Tree Lighting Gallery from Past Years

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