On Friday, November 30th, Mayor Gloria McCauley, Deputy Mayor Doug Tomson, Committeemen Frank DelCore, Shawn Lipani and Carl Suraci with the help of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and their elf, lit the Township Christmas Tree at the Municipal Complex. Hundreds of Hillsborough residents gathered to welcome Santa as he arrived, courtesy of the Flagtown Fire Department.
Spectators were treated to live performances by local performers from both Flair Dance Academy and Triangle Dance Center as well as an appearance by Olaf, Queen Elsa and her Sister Anna from “Frozen”. Even The Grinch made an appearance but was successfully captured by Hillsborough Police so as not to steal Christmas. Hot chocolate and snacks were available while the children waited to visit with Santa. Additional festivities included a train ride, ice sculptures, a human snow globe, and fire barrels to keep folks warm.