Carteret, NJ – On December 14th and 15th, Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman will join with the Borough Council in hosting the town’s 5th annual Charity Christmas Festival. The holiday event, hosted at Carteret Park, is one of many sponsored by the Mayor’s Children’s Charity Trust Fund.
This popular weekend of holiday festivities will be highlighted by the lighting of the town Christmas tree by the Mayor, at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening. This will be preceded by the Carteret High School Band’s performance of classic holiday music, and followed by the arrival of Santa Claus. Horse and carriage rides along Carteret Avenue will be available both nights, along with children’s rides, holiday snacks, and a trolley tour of the town’s most festively decorated houses.
The Mayor’s Children’s Charity Trust Fund is a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization, established in 2003 to provide Carteret’s children with a monetary resource for education, athletics, and health. Since then, the Children’s Charity Trust Fund has raised over $150,000 towards scholarships, arts and culture, athletic programs, other charities, and a variety of programs and services that benefit local children.
“This is in fact two celebrations,” Mayor Reiman has stated. “Our Holiday Festival transforms Carteret Park into a winter wonderland, capturing the true spirit of the holidays for families and visitors with two days of lavish festivities. It is also our way, on behalf of the Children’s Charity Trust Fund, of giving back to the many who have supported it over the years, allowing for better education and quality of life standards for our youngsters, and ultimately a brighter future.”
The Mayor’s Christmas Festival is free and open to the public, Friday December 14th from 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., and Saturday December 15th, from 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.. For more information, contact event coordinator Judy Leshko at 732-541-3807.