Video: Santa is back on the Morristown Green!

Santa Claus arrived Sunday in Morristown to squeals of delight from a throng of children, who waited anxiously below the Century 21 department store for Morristown firefighters to lower their hero from the rooftop.

Mayor Tim Dougherty warmed up the kids, leading them in Santa cheers.

SANTA IS BACK!  Santa returned Sunday to the Morristown Green for the 2012 holiday season. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

SANTA IS BACK! Santa returned Sunday to the Morristown Green for the 2012 holiday season. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Once safely on terra firma, Kris Kringle led a countdown that ended with the Morristown Green bathed in Christmas colors.

And then the jolly old elf made his way past adoring fans to the Santa House, where he will have visiting hours for the next four weekends.

The Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green, which will include electric train rides and other fun activities, is organized by the Morristown Partnership. This is the 99th year that Christmas has been commemorated on the Green.

This also was the first time in memory that Santa has arrived on Sunday, a school night. In years past, Santa’s triumphal return was on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Century 21 asked to push back the event this year, so it would not conflict with Black Friday shopping.

Please click icon below for captions. Photos by Berit Ollestad, Bill Lescohier and Kevin Coughlin



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  1. I will be cooking with the kids on December 16th at 4 o’clock in the tent on the green with Santa, COOKING HEALTHY AND GREEN, KIDSGRENKITCHEN.NET CHEF MELODY,owner The Main Event by Melody..see you there….

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