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SHOP RIDGEWOOD: FREE PARKING IN ALL PARKING LOTS IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

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Ridgewood NJ, All parking lots in the Central Business District, including the train station lot, will have free parkingon the following Saturdays:  December 15th, and 22nd.  This does not include the parking area by the Christmas tree (on thecorner of East Ridgewood Ave. and Broad Street) or the parking area to the right of the train station parking lot (in the area across from the storesand restaurants on Godwin Avenue).  Street meters will still be in effect.  Come shop, dine, and enjoy FREE parking in the Village duringthe holiday season.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department : Operation “Santa Sunday”

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HO-HO-KUS, N.J.,The season is bright with joy! Santa Claus will be riding the fire truck with the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department Sunday, December 23rd, 2018.
Residents on all borough streets will have the special opportunity to greet Santa Claus, take photos, and receive a candy cane from Santa, himself! This long standing tradition, known as “Operation Santa Sunday” will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”

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U.S. Postal Service Letters From Santa Program, Santa’s Personalized Response to Your Child’s Letter

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North Pole,  Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter — complete with a North Pole postmark.
Here are the steps for your child to get a letter back from Santa:

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Ridgewood Fire Escorts Santa to Columbia Bank

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Professional Firefighter B Shift had the extreme pleasure of escorting the Season’s main man to his post at the Columbia Bank on S. Broad St!

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Large Crowds Packed Downtown Ridgewood for the Christmas Tree Lighting

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Ridgewood NJ, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney commented on last nights Christmas tree Lighting in Ridgewood , “What a wonderful night in Downtown Ridgewood, New Jersey, a beautiful village in the 40th district. Thousands of people from the community gathered around to enjoy live performances, great food, and most importantly the 78 foot tree lighting ceremony. Thank you to the Mayor and Council, the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce, and the sponsors for continuing this tradition and completing its 33rd year! “

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BREAKING : Grinch Captured

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood PBA Local 20 the Grinch has been CAPTURED We have caught the Grinch who has been known to try to steal Christmas cheer. He will be on display as part of his sentence at TONIGHTS Downtown for the Holidays Celebration right in Van Neste Square from 5pm – 9pm!! Come bring a (unwrapped) toy for our SRT (Santa Response Team) Toy drive and have some hot cider and receive some other goodies! Can’t wait to see you there!!

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The Ridgewood Health Department : Managing Holiday Stress

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Ridgewood NJ, In Great Britain the word “holiday” has the same meaning as vacation. Many Americans would find this comparison laughable. For most of us, the holidays come with our own “to-do” lists. The Ridgewood Health Department and The Cleveland Clinic offer these helpful tips.

Too often we take holiday stress for granted. What’s worse, we often have higher expectations for this season than for any other time of the year. Planning for the holidays can leave us feeling impatient, cranky, and — in some cases — depressed. When the realities of day-to-day life conflict with our efforts to make the holiday season perfect, stress results.

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New Jersey Wind Symphony : TubaChristmas 2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Back by popular demand , welcome to NJWS Tuba Christmas 2018! Below is a review of the day and hopefully will answer any questions you have.

When Is the Event: December 15, 2018

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Ridgewood Chamber Annual Santa in the Park

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Ridgewood NJ, Every Saturday come and see Santa in his little house in the park, from 12:00 noon-3:00pm offering Ben & Jerry’s serving hot chocolate.

Please check back for details or call 201-445-2600.

Ridgewood Chamber Annual Santa in the Park
Sat, December 01, 2018 – Sat, December 22, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, E. Ridgewood Ave and Oak Street