RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — The 62-foot Norway Spruce stands tall and expectant as downtown Ridgewood merchants busily prepare for Friday night's annual holiday bash.Music will seemingly come from everywhere -- near the town clock, inside stores and restaurants -- during the 30th anniversary of "Downtown for the Holidays."The roster of live talent includes the Ridgewood High School Marching Band, RHS Ridgewood Carolers and RHS Orchestra.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Santa will be in the park for the "wee tots." Also: live entertainment by the clock and in the stores and restaurants along E. Ridgewood Avenue, featuring the RHS Marching Band, RHS Ridgewood Carolers, RHS Orchestra and Taekwondo All In.
5:30 - 9 p.m. Holiday Express Train for all the family up and down E. Ridgewood Avenue.
7 - 8 p.m. Live entertainment and tree lighting, featuring performances by Porch Light Productions, From the Top Studio, Art of Motion, Arthur Murray Dance Studio -- and, of course, Santa.
You can also make reservations for "Breakfast With Santa" on Dec. 5, 12 and 19 by calling (201) 652-1070 .
Event sponsors fuclude Columbia Bank, Valley Health System, Van Dyk Health Care, Freedom Bank, CareOne at Ridgewood, Ridgewood News, Boiling Spring Saving Bank, PNC Wealth and Management Park West.
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