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Friday, December 13, 2013

18th Annual Drake House Tree Lighting tonight

A visit from Santa, tree lighting, refreshments and more
at the Drake House tonight.

Plainfield's Drake House museum will host its 18th annual Christmas Tree Lighting tonight.

The festive evening of caroling, gift-giving and refreshments has become the Museum's main family event over the years, eagerly looked forward to by youngsters from the neighborhood as well as residents from all parts of the city.

A highlight, as always, will be a visit from Santa Claus, who will distribute gifts to each child and pose for photos.

The event will feature three themed trees in the first-floor period exhibit rooms and a grand decorated tree in the second-floor Ballroom, where the event is held.

A special treat will be the drawing for a decorated gingerbread house, which will become one family's to take along home.

Refreshments will be offered to all to conclude the festive evening.

The Tree Lighting gets under way at 6:00 PM.

The Drake House Museum at 602 West Front Street (at the foot of Plainfield Avenue) is open to the public Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, and at other times by appointment. For more information, call (908) 755-5831 or visit the website at

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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