Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles, Municipal Council Members, singers Alana Smith and Raneka Smith, the Newark Boys Chorus, and other dignitaries joined municipal employees and residents from every ward to celebrate the City of Newark’s 37th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.
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The event took place on Tuesday in the City Hall First Floor Rotunda.
Along with the musical performances, the mayor delivered a “Message of Hope.” He and the other attendees then illuminated the tree.
Santa Claus also made a special appearance.