Holiday Trees, Menorahs Usher in Holiday Season in Vineland's DowntownLast Edited:
The holiday spirit is visiting Downtown Vineland once again this year with two holiday-themed events.
The eighth annual Christmas Tree Project asks Vineland Public Schools students to decorate Christmas trees and place them in windows of select storefronts in Downtown Vineland.
“This annual event is a partnership between Main Street Vineland and the Vineland Public Schools to enhance the holiday spirit on The Ave,” said Vineland Public Schools Supervisor of Instruction Ross Stanger. “And to further show how unity and diversity connect the elements of our community. This is one facet of a partnership with Main Street Vineland that is also manifested in their Scarecrow Challenge and Pumpkin Patch Party.”
Hanukkah menorahs will also be added to storefronts courtesy of the Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties.
The public has until midnight Thursday, December 21st to vote for their favorite tree. Voting can be done with a paper ballot at certain stores in Downtown Vineland or by visiting TheAve.biz.
Meanwhile, the second annual CommUNITY Tree Decorating Event invites the Vineland community to bring an ornament that they have made and hang it on the tree placed at the southwest mini-park. The park is located at Landis Avenue and the Boulevard.
“This event, already a tradition on The Ave, has been taking place around the country and — as CommUNITY implies — it is meant to be a project of unity that will bring people of beliefs, faiths, and creeds together during this time of togetherness,” said Main Street Vineland Associate Director Robert Scapa.
“This is Vineland’s way of contributing to a century-old tradition, when the first Community Christmas tree was raised in New York’s Madison Square Park.”
The CommUNITY Tree Decorating Event will take place on Monday, December 11th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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