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Gloucester City Christmas Celebration December 10 Features Polar Express

A live Nativity, carols and trolley rides will highlight the Gloucester City Christmas celebration Saturday, December 10.

Sponsored by the Celebrations Committee, festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the lighting of the tree at Broadway and Monmouth Street followed by the return of the Polar Express.


Thomas Nast's most famous drawing, Image via Wikipedia

This year, two trolleys will take riders throughout the City, enjoying all the decorated homes. The cost per ride is just $1, or two canned goods, and all donations will go to the Gloucester City Food Bank.


Also, the Polar Express movie will be running nonstop though out the night.

Other highlights of the evening include story book reading, arts and crafts, a live Nativity scene, music, singing of holiday music, craft vendors, food vendors, a tree decorating contest, trees for sale by Terry Moore, games, rides and Santa Claus.

To be a craft vendor, stop by the municipal building at Broadway and Monmouth Street, fill out a vendor’s form and leave a $25 deposit.

Any organization or business wanting to enter the tree decorating contest (“we supply the tree, you supply the decorations”), call Bruce Parry at 832-7646. 

Also Gloucester City will have its Christmas house decorating contest this year, with the judging being held December 9. 

Houses will be judged by Santa Claus prior to the start of the City’s tree lighting on December 10. First place will receive $200; second place will receive $100 and third place will receive $50.

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