CAMDEN, NJ– A tall nutcracker, brightly-lit tree and Saint Nick himself remained in Camden Saturday as part of a two-day “Winter Wonderland” so that even in the midst of a pandemic, everyone can express their holiday spirit.
“The kids have actually remained in the house for such a very long time and just to have an enjoyable household occasion to go to together is unique,” shared one Pennsauken local, who stated she chose to be referred to in addition to her family as The Smiths.
The Smiths, five in all, were loaded into among numerous automobiles who took advantage of the opportunity to see wave to Santa and snap photos of his pals from the North Pole. Giant inflatable Christmas animations – like reindeer, snowmen and fairies – were likewise spread throughout for all to see.
The occasion, which can also be streamed online, started at 5:30 p.m. and will run up until 9 p.m. tonight – with the very same hours getting Sunday.
The entrance begins at Peal Street and Delaware Avenue and ends at the Adventure Aquarium loop (1 Riverside Drive). Participants must stay in their vehicle, wear a face mask and abide by social distancing.
City officials stated the gathering was enabled with aid from Cooper's Ferry Partnership, Connect the Lots, Camden County and the Camden County Police Department. As automobiles increased, authorities and volunteers given out board games, light-up trees and face masks.
Members of the New Jersey State Police rode horses and waved to visitors.
A Camden fire engine was likewise parked offering candy and other treats.
“We need to keep the spirit alive,” said Mayor Frank Moran as he showed up.
“This has been a difficult year for everybody and its not what we're accustomed to,” he continued. “In prior years we have the ability to gift thousands of toys but unfortunately are handling some absence of resources because of COVID. Still we had aid from [other partners] to create a festive atmosphere and ensure everybody's safe while we're here.”
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