Ocean County Tree Lighting Postponed

Christmas Tree Lights. (Photo by Micromedia Publications)

TOMS RIVER – Take note: Ocean County’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony has been rescheduled! The ceremony will now take place on Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m.

“We moved the date in observance of the National Day of Mourning which is this Wednesday, Dec. 5,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little. “We thought postponing the tree lighting would be appropriate. We will mark the passing of our 41st President George H. W. Bush with a moment of silence during the Freeholder meeting which is still scheduled for that day.”

The annual ceremony will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the lighting of a new 28-foot Norway spruce at the corner of Hooper Avenue and Washington Street.

The Silver Bay Elementary School Chorus will perform holiday music and the tree will be lit by Cecelia Grace Kelly and Juliana Faith Kelly.