Lyndhurst welcomes Christmas at the 17th Annual Holiday in the Park

Dec. 22, 2022

By Natalia Hernandez

Lyndhurst held its 17th Annual Holiday In The Park on Dec. 10 at Lyndhurst Park. Food and drinks including egg nog, fried Oreos, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, Italian sandwiches and zeppoles were available to the public. Activities at the event included carriage rides, photos with Santa and trackless train rides. 

Additionally, Holiday Victorian Carolers sang Christmas songs and Santa’s Helpers from “Art of Dance” in North Arlington performed a routine for the crowd. The LHS chorale also performed, singing “S’Vion,” “White Winter Hymnal” and a jazzy rendition of “Carol of the Bells.” 

As the chorale exited the stage, three singers, known as the Belle Tones, sang Christmas carols until the tree was lit around 7 p.m. Before the countdown began, attendees sang “Happy Birthday” to Lyndhurst’s Mayor Robert Giangerusso, who turned 75 years old.

  • Lyndhurst residents sell decorative wreaths.
  • Horses pull a carriage of attendees.
  • Attendees received free rides in a horse-drawn carriage.
  • Lyndhurst resident Julian Perez poses for a photo with festive lions from Disney's The Lion King.
  • Frosty the Snowman, Alvin from Alvin and the Chipmunks and a reindeer pose for a photo.
  • A petting zoo open for the public features a camel.
  • A shepherd poses with his pet-able donkey.
  • A camel is on view for all to see.
  • A camel is on view for all to see.
  • A shepherd tends to her pet-able sheep.
  • The camel tries to get attention from its tamer.
  • Riders enjoy the trainless track.
  • The senior class sold Lyndhurst spirit ornaments and Croc charms to raise money for Project Graduation.
  • The senior class sold Lyndhurst spirit ornaments and Croc charms to raise money for Project Graduation.
  • Seniors Keilani Gomez and Caila Barreiros dress as elves and give out candy to children.
  • Future Business Leaders of American juniors Megan Jarvis and Michael Rizzo, who serves as a student liaison, prepare apple cider.
  • On behalf of the Future Business Leaders of America, junior Megan Jarvis, senior Olivia Nowinski, junior Michael Rizzo and senior Justin Mayewski (left to right) prepare to hand out freshly baked sugar cookies and doughnuts.
  • Junior Michael Rizzo, who is a student liaison in the Future Business Leaders of America, dresses as an elf and stirs the hot chocolate he is preparing.
  • Future Business Leaders of America seniors Caila Barreiros and Keilani Gomez are dressed as elves to give out candy to the public.
  • Future Business Leaders of America members Henry Pinto and Manya Gowda hand out hot chocolate and coffee.
  • Mayor Robert Giangeruso sits on Santa's lap for a picture.
  • The Belle Tones sing Christmas songs onstage.
  • Holiday Victorian Carolers sing for the passers-by.
  • A festive tall dancer on stilts strikes a pose.
  • The chorale sings "S'Vivon" as their opening number.
  • LHS Chorale sings "White Winter Hymnal."
  • The Belle Tones sing "Happy Birthday" to Mayor Robert Giangeruso.
  • The Belle Tones sing and dance with candy canes onstage.
  • Santa's Helpers dance troupe bows before making their way offstage.
  • The chorale snaps as they sing a jazzy rendition of "Carol of the Bells."
  • The chorale sings "S'Vivon."
  • Choir director Ms. Wise introduces the chorale before their performance.
  • Lyndhurst Park's gazebo is decorated for the holidays.
  • Around 7 p.m., the tree was lit.


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