Christmas Traditions In Bordentown City, NJ

Christmas in Bordentown starts early and with the help of countless volunteers and local businesses. This past year the tree was generously donated by the Chesterfield Christmas Tree Farm and to date this was the largest tree we have ever had!

I got a tip about when and where the tree was going to be cut down so I headed over and met some of our great Bordentown City workers as they cut down the tree and brought it to our town to get ready for our annual tree lighting.

Then came the task of getting the tree up, and decorating it!
Cindy Ridolfino-Grainger owner of the Square Peg Round Hole Art and Recovery Emporium and Santiago Aristides owner of Under The Moon Cafe, both located on Farnsworth Ave. in Bordentown City, decorated the tree.

Old City Hall Train Show sponsored by The Old City Hall Committee is presented by Mayor Joe Malone, Commissioner and Mrs. Zig Targonski, Mikki Quinn and Bob Liberman. Admission is free and will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December from 3-8PM.Here you see a Candyland display owned by Mikki Quinn.

On the second floor is a massive 2 story display owned by Commissioner Zig Targonski.
Commissioner Zig Targonski keeps a careful eye on his 2 story train display.
Mrs. Nancy Targonski created a Jersey Shore themed display.
Mrs. Nancy Targonski makes an adjustment on her Jersey Shore themed display.
1 year old Corbin of Florence, NJ watches the trains with his grandfather Guy Corbin.
Bordentown City Mayor Joe Malone lets my daughter operate one of his train sets.
Mayor Joe Malone, lets 7 year old Everett from Ohio visiting family in Hamilton, NJ run the trains for a little bit.
Bordentown City Mayor Joe Malone photobombs my shot! Hahahahaha!


Santa Claus came to the Bordentown Tree Lighting to turn the lights on the tree on Saturday, Nov. 30th.The Bordentown City’s Annual Tree Lighting Celebration was brought to everyone by Bordentown City, Bordentown Home For Funerals, Under The Moon Cafe, Square Peg Round Hole Gallery and the Chesterfield Tree Farm.

Santiago Aristides owner of Under The Moon Cafe, helps Santa Claus light the tree.
A Flash Mob Zumba Dancers was organized and brought to you by Shakin’ It Up Dance and Fitness Center owned by Laureen Mikos.
This great photo was taken by my friend Stephanie Pecht of Bordentown Home For Funerals. Thanks Steph!
Santa Claus stayed to visit the boys and girls. Yes that’s my daughter, love her lots!

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