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Lyndhurst holiday lighting event is Dec. 4; Santa will travel the streets of Mayfield Heights Dec. 12, South Euclid Dec. 13

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — Because residents can’t come to see Santa Claus at South Euclid city hall this year, Santa will come to the residents.

The city, as a way of bringing holiday cheer to residents, will hold its first “South Euclid Holiday Parade” from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 13. “We’ve mapped out a route throughout the city we think will reach the majority of residents,” said Community Development Coordinator Daniel Subwick. “Santa Claus and a couple of his holiday pals in costume will be going down many of our streets and they will be passing out gifts to residents as they pass by. There will be a special treat for the first 100 residents.

“The parade will be going through most neighborhoods in the city, but we’re not able to go down every street.”

Subwick said that residents, as the Santa parade passes, are asked to follow safety measures, including social distancing, as they gather on sidewalks.

“We want to thank the police department for providing an escort, and the fire department for the truck that will be participating in the parade. Mayor (Georgine) Welo intends to be part of the parade.”

The city, since 2013, has annually held a holiday lighting event outside city hall, featuring singers, live reindeer, a visit from Santa, and more.

“We weren’t able to have an outdoor event this year (because of the pandemic), so we turned on the (holiday) lights at city hall on Monday (Nov. 30),” Subwick said. “City hall is now lit up, so residents can stop by and, if they’d like, takes photos.”

Subwick said that the parade’s route will soon be posted on the city’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

“It should be a fun event, come rain or shine,” Subwick said. “Santa will be here to keep alive the holiday spirit.”

Lyndhurst

The city of Lyndhurst will hold its annual lighting ceremony and food drive from 7-8 p.m. Dec. 4 behind city hall, 5301 Mayfield Road, in Lyndhurst Park.

A “Candy Cane Lane” has been set up in the park that will feature a visit from Santa Claus, who will be stationed at the park’s gazebo. Visitors are invited to take a photo in front of Santa, but should remember to remain properly distanced. Candy Cane Lane will remain open to visitors throughout the holiday season.

Those attending the lighting event are also invited to the Lyndhurst Community Center patio, at 1341 Parkview Drive, located at the northern end of the park, for hot chocolate and individually wrapped cookies.

During the lighting event, the Daisy Girl Scout Troop No. 71762 will continue its holiday food drive benefitting the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. The goal is to reach 1,000 pounds of donated food. Among items sought are sweets, including candy, pudding mix, cookies and cake mixes; stuffing mix; canned cranberry sauce; packets of chicken or turkey gravy mix; and canned sweet potatoes or yams.

Donations can be made, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, in the drop box

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Sparta Recreation Department’s First Christmas Tree Lighting and Other Holiday Events

SPARTA, NJ- The first Sparta Township Christmas tree lighting had to be held without a crowd.  The only element of the celebration that remained was the tree lighting on the front lawn of the Sparta VFW on Main Street on Thursday night.

Sparta Recreation Director Jeanne Montemarano was joined by elves Alison Deeney, Kelly Giannantonio, Janice Williams, Mayor Jerry Murphy, Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn and Mr. and Mrs. Clause.  

Plans originally included Santa in a snow globe for photos along with other activities typical for the annual Sparta Recreation Visit with Santa.  The most recent executive orders from Governor Murphy limiting indoor and outdoor crowds caused the activities to be canceled.

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According to Sparta Recreation Director Jeanne Montemarano they are expanding Santa’s ride through the community on the fire truck on the weekend of December 11 and 12, weather permitting.  In past years, Santa would take an hour to ride through town on his way to meet children and their families at Station Park. 

Additional Christmas events are being offered by the Sparta Recreation Department.

Sparta children can mail letters to Santa and Santa will mail a letter in return.  They can be sent to Sparta Recreation at 65 Main Street in Sparta.  The Recreation department staff will make sure they get to the North Pole in time for Santa to respond. They even provide stationary.

Sparta Recreation is also sponsoring a Holiday Home Decorating contest.  For the first time residents will be able to register their home for consideration. 

  • Homes must be registered by December 11
  • Between December 14 and 16 The Sparta Recreation department staff will photograph the homes that are registered.
  • On December 17 the photos will be posted on the Sparta Recreation Department Facebook page,
  • The two homes with the most “likes” will win.
  • On December 22 the winners will be announced on the Sparta Recreation Department Facebook page.

The first and second place winners will receive a prize and a sign to display on their front lawn, according to the recreation department announcement.

Montemarano said details for the Menorah lighting, scheduled for next Thursday, are also being discussed.

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Deerfield Recreation Department holding holiday lighting contest

Published: 11/29/2020 9:05:19 PM

DEERFIELD — The Recreation Department is seeking submissions for its holiday lighting contest.

The contest will feature four categories, including “Traditional” — capturing the classic holiday theme; “Clark Griswold” — excessive use of lights and decorations; “Crazy Inflatables” — five or more inflatables “tastefully” displayed; and finally, “Best ‘Deer’field Lighting” — best use of deer in a display.

Entry forms, which are now available at deerfieldma.us/recreation, must be received by Dec. 11. The forms may be mailed or emailed to the Recreation Department (8 Conway St., South Deerfield, MA 01373 or [email protected]) or put in the Town Hall dropbox.

According to a Recreation Department press release, homes will be judged on their curbside appeal, originality, holiday theme and “wow” factor. One winner will be chosen in each category.

Prizes include gift card and cash donations from local businesses, including Antonellis Farm LLC/Ciesluk Farmstand, Scanlon & Associates and Sobieski Financial LLC.

Judging will take place Dec. 14 to 16, with winners announced on Dec. 21. The release states that a list of display addresses will be available on the Deerfield Recreation Department’s Facebook page and the town website.

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Mahwah Recreation Hosts 1st Annual Holiday Lighting Contest

MAHWAH, NJ — How early is too early to put up your holiday decorations? The jury is still out, but, if you’d like to participate in Mahwah’s first annual holiday lighting contest, it may be time to consider getting them together.

The Mahwah Recreation Committee is sponosring a new, annual, holiday lighting contest starting this year.

“With the uncertainty of today’s times, we wanted to launch a new event that would embrace the creativity and spirit of all Township residents throughout Mahwah while still adhering to the health guidelines during this pandemic,” the committee said, in a statement.

The contest will have three winners from each of the six sections of town, the committee said, meaning 18 total winners will be selected. Town sections, according to the news release, will be determined based on the town’s recycling sections.

Judging will take place the week of Dec. 13, but the deadline for registration is Dec. 6. Winners will be announced Dec. 19.

Prizes will be in the form of gift certificates to area restauarants. The winner gets $100, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

From the committee, here’s how you can register and find your section:

“Visit www.mahwahtwp.org; go to Recreation, then click on Holiday Lighting Contest and fill out the form. Find your recycling section: Visit www.mahwahtwp.org; click on Garbage and Recycling, then click on Find Your Recycling Section to look up your street.”

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New DC hotel CitizenM offers small rooms, big beds, mood lighting

Dutch hotel company CitizenM has opened its fifth CitizenM hotel in the U.S. in Southwest D.C., and it calls its rooms “the hotel room, reinvented.” See photos.

The 12-story, 252-room hotel is at 6th and E streets Southwest, near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station, and within walking distance of The Wharf. (Courtesy CitizenM)

Courtesy CitizenM

There is only one room type, and they are on the small side, at about 165 square feet. (Courtesy CitizenM)

Courtesy CitizenM

The hotel has a large living room instead of a lobby. (Courtesy CitizenM)

Courtesy CitizenM

There’s a rooftop bar with terrace. (Courtesy CitizenM)

Courtesy CitizenM

There’s a canteen offering grab-and-go food, snacks and drinks 24 hours a day, sourced from D.C.-based catering and food delivery company Chef Jess. (Courtesy CitizenM)

Courtesy CitizenM

There are seven bookable meeting rooms. (Courtesy CitizenM)

Courtesy CitizenM

The hotel has a large living room instead of a lobby. (Courtesy CitizenM)

Courtesy CitizenM

The 12-story, 252-room hotel is at 6th and E streets Southwest, near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station, and within walking distance of The Wharf. (Courtesy CitizenM)

Courtesy CitizenM

Dutch hotel company CitizenM has opened its fifth CitizenM hotel in the U.S. in Southwest D.C., and it calls its rooms “the hotel room, reinvented.”

The 12-story, 252-room hotel is at 6th and E streets Southwest, near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station and within walking distance of The Wharf.

The hotel has a large living room instead of a lobby, seven bookable meeting rooms, a rooftop bar with terrace, and a canteen offering grab-and-go food, snacks and drinks 24 hours a day, sourced from D.C.-based catering and food delivery company Chef Jess.

There is only one room type. They are on the small side, at about 165 square feet, all with extra-large king-size beds that are tucked in wall-to-wall, a desk and chair, under-bed storage, a TV with streaming capability and a free movie library, and free Wi-Fi.

The rooms also have rain showers and ambience lighting. An in-room iPad controls lighting ambiance, temperature, blinds and TV.

And for guests, their smartphone is their friend. Check-in, check-out, opening doors and ordering food can all be done through an app.

The rooms are also relatively affordable, starting at around $100 a night, with a complimentary drink during a “hotel opening deal” in November, according to the CitizenM D.C. website. It brands itself as “affordable luxury.”

CitizenM also offers a fixed-rate stay option, called Global Passport, which lets frequent travelers or those with extended-stay plans sign up for as little as $50 a night when booking a full month of nightly stays, regardless of the hotel location.

CitizenM is also opening a second, 292-room D.C. location in NoMa.

The first CitizenM opened at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in 2008. There are 21 locations now, mostly in Europe.

Its other current U.S. hotels include two in New York, and one each in Boston and Seattle.

Others are coming to Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. By 2025, CitizenM expects to have

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