In what has become a classic holiday tune, the progressive rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer once sang about getting rain instead of snow for Christmas.
Many Seacucus residents who came out for the official tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 2 at Xchange may have felt just a little bummed out by the deluge of rain.
This even briefly dampened the spirits of the usually sunny Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli, who had hoped for better weather.
But the town and its residents have not let a few days of rain ruin their Yule Tide, which is clear from the hundreds of lawn decorations and the displays the city has provided throughout the center of Secaucus.
There is even a guide post in the Plaza section that provides Santa with the mileage to cities around the globe, not to mention the massive trees and other displays that give color to the holiday. Up and down the streets of Secaucus, residents have put up a variety of religious and secular displays.
And while ELP may bemoan the fact that it rained instead of snowed on Christmas, Secaucus is clearly in very good Christmas spirit.
Although many of the events leading up to Christmas have already taken place, there are still a few gems such as Kids Night in at the Recreation Center. This is open to kids from 5 to 12 who are encouraged to drop in, eat some pizza and see the movie “Elf” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 14.
Then on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m., the Secaucus Ice Rink at Buchmuller Park will hold a free Skate with Santa event. Residents are encouraged to come meet and skate with the jolly old fellow from the North Pole. This is open only to Secaucus residents, however.
(For more images of Secaucus at Christmas be sure to pick up your copy of the December 13 Secaucus Reporter.)
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