Seton Village lights up the holidays with Christmas fun

Photo Courtesy of Doug Zacker Attendees to last year’s Seton Village holiday celebration hang out with Santa Claus.
Photo Courtesy of Doug Zacker
Attendees to last year’s Seton Village holiday celebration hang out with Santa Claus.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Seton Village Committee is bringing “Light Up the Holidays in Seton Village” to the local community on Friday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

“As we mark the second year of focused work toward our mission in Seton Village, it is wonderful to celebrate with this event, which truly has something for everyone,” Doug Zacker, chairman of the Seton Village Committee, said in a recent press release.

The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will be held in and around the pocket park at Irvington and West Fairview avenues, and feature children’s arts and crafts, refreshments and music, including a performance from Seton Hall University’s a cappella group, The Gentlemen of the Hall. Seton Village T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the event.

Seton Village restaurants are going all out to serve special meals based on the holiday foods from their home countries, and are offering 15 percent off customers’ checks for Dec. 4.

“The holiday season is always filled with tradition. (My wife), Munchie, and I are delighted to participate as the Seton Village community creates our own family traditions,” Seton Village Committee member owner Reid Taylor said in a release. Taylor and his wife own Munchie’s in Seton Village.

At approximately 5:30 p.m, children from the First Presbyterian Church Weekday Cooperative Preschool will warm up the crowd for the lighting of the 20-foot tree that borders the park, as well as for the evening’s special guest: Santa Claus, who will also be available for photos. The tree-lighting celebration is sponsored by South Orange Village and the Seton Village Committee.