Santa and Mrs. Claus came to Maplewood Village atop a fire truck this afternoon, to the cheers and gasps of hundreds of onlookers.
The beloved annual tradition coincides with the official opening of the Maplewood Village Dickens Houses, which are open for viewing until 4 p.m. tonight.
Here is the rest of today's Dickens Village schedule:
3 p.m.: Story Hour by Town Librarians Sarah Lester and Ina Rimpau
4: p.m.: Township Committeeman Marlon Brownlee will read from A Christmas Carol.
4:30: Entertainment by The Collectives with vocals by Lara Phillips
5:00 p.m.: Traditional Holiday Reading by Mayor Vic DeLuca, followed by the Tree Lighting.
To see the complete Dickens Village schedule, visit the website.