Montclair continued celebrating the holiday season Friday, with the township's annual tree lighting ceremony on Church Street Plaza.

On hand were Montclair Community Band, Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Toy Soldier, and snow and gingerbread persons. Families enjoyed a giant snow globe, a Candy Lane inflatable, and kids' activities.

Letters to Santa can be mailed to 205 Claremont Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042 — or dropped off at the recreation office at the same address — until Dec. 15.

Photos by Shane Paul Neil for Montclair Local

More of Montclair celebrating the holidays for 2021

Santa and Mrs. Clause pose to take pictures with the children and parents at Montclair's tree lighting on Dec. 3, 2021. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Santa and Mrs. Clause pose to take pictures with the children and parents at Montclair's tree lighting on Dec. 3, 2021. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Crowds of people gathered at the Christmas tree lighting on Church Street on Dec. 3, 2001. In addition to the lighting, the people enjoyed music, food and activities, including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Crowds of people gathered at the Christmas tree lighting on Church Street on Dec. 3, 2001. In addition to the lighting, the people enjoyed music, food and activities, including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Church Street teamed with vendors and onlookers enjoying the crisp night air, music and general excitement of Montclair's tree lighting on Dec. 3, 2021. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Church Street teamed with vendors and onlookers enjoying the crisp night air, music and general excitement of Montclair's tree lighting on Dec. 3, 2021. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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A larger-than-life gingerbread cookie was eager to join in on the festivities at Montclair's tree lighting on Dec. 3, 2021. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
A larger-than-life gingerbread cookie was eager to join in on the festivities at Montclair's tree lighting on Dec. 3, 2021. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Membes of the Monctlair Community Band serenaded onlookers with an array of Christmas carols at Montclair's tree lighting on Dec. 3, 2021. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Membes of the Monctlair Community Band serenaded onlookers with an array of Christmas carols at Montclair's tree lighting on Dec. 3, 2021. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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College friends Tony Barbera, Dave Ciarrocca and Tom Cook pose with a friendly snowman as their wives look on at Montclair's tree lighting on Dec. 3, 2021. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
College friends Tony Barbera, Dave Ciarrocca and Tom Cook pose with a friendly snowman as their wives look on at Montclair's tree lighting on Dec. 3, 2021. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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Compliance officer Omar Giles hangs out with his children before Montclair's tree lighting on Dec. 3, 2021. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL
Compliance officer Omar Giles hangs out with his children before Montclair's tree lighting on Dec. 3, 2021. (SHANE PAUL NEIL/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL
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