11/25/2008 - Holiday Tree Lighting kicks off Restaurant Week

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Holiday Tree Lighting kicks off Restaurant Week


The Hackensack Upper Main Alliance, the City of Hackensack, and the Hackensack Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to create a dynamic schedule of events for this year's holiday season. The celebration starts with the annual tree lighting ceremony scheduled for Friday, December 5th at the Courthouse Green between 6:00 and 7:30 P.M. (Please note time change). 

This year's holiday festivities will include a holiday character review featuring Frosty The Snowman, Cat In The Hat, The Grinch and Penquin/Happy Feet. There will be Victorian Christmas Carolers performing throughout the evening and a welcome station with Elf's handing out pretzels, popcorn, cookies and hot chocolate.

After greetings from the Mayor and Council, and following the lighting of the holiday tree, Santa will arrive on an open fire truck compliments of the Hackensack Fire Department. Santa will be seated on the main stage handing out free gifts to children under twelve.

It is in Boston, it is in Chicago, it is in New York and now it is coming to Hackensack. The Hackensack Upper Main Alliance is proud to introduce its first Restaurant Week December 5th through December 12th. Ride the free trolley following the tree lighting ceremony between 7:30 and 10:00 P.M. The following restaurants will be offering dinner specials including prix fixed dinner specials, including appetizer, entrée and dessert: Mango's of NJ and the East Chinese Restaurant. You can also choose the following restaurants and buy one entrée while receiving the second entrée at half price: Java's Brewin, Potrero Grill, Veggie Express, Tandoori Chef, Bohemia Restaurant, Wondee's and Mark's Pizzeria & Restaurant.

Free parking is being offered at the Justice Parking Lot at the corner of River and Court Street, or the Atlantic Street Parking Garage.

Bring the entire family and enjoy as Hackensack celebrates the holidays.