Video: A Joyful Silent Night of Music fills Immaculate Conception RC Church

A dozen pieces of contemporary and classical Christmas music fill the air in the Immaculate Conception RC Church, Sunday, Dec. 16. The combined parish choirs, Cherubs and Choristers of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish,...

PHOTOS: Santa comes to town

PHOTOS BY KATE ALBRIGHTSanta makes the rounds in Upper Montclair courtesy of the Montclair Fire Department. The Montclair Community Band was on hand to greet Santa.
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PHOTOS/ VIDEO: Montclair tree lighting brings cheer, with carols, Santa and s’mores

Montclair held its annual tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 7 on Church Street. The event featured caroling by the Fabulous Fezziwigs, ice sculptures, fire pits for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores, hot cocoa stations...

Colorful connections at Diwali festival

Two hundred people packed Apna Punjab Banquet Hall on Nov. 18 to celebrate Diwali, the Indian celebration of good over evil and of light over darkness.

VIDEO: Holiday fun with Montclair’s Van Vleck Winter Wonderland chase Thomas the Tank Engine and the O-scale electric trains around the tracks in the greenhouse at the annual Van Vleck Deck the Halls Winter Wonderland, part of the holiday fun with Santa...

Wrapping gifts, sharing love at Shomrei Emunah

The personal touch makes all the difference when it comes to gift-giving. At Shomrei Emunah, congregants wrapped gifts for charity together .
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Meet the bell ringers, red kettle keepers of Montclair

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalAt the start of the holiday season last weekend, Ernest Walker rings the Salvation Army bell standing next to a red kettle in front of the Acme on Valley Road.“Bless...

Menorah lighting set for Sunday, Dec. 2

 Chabad of Montclair will host a Grand Menorah Lighting on Sunday Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m., at the Hinck Building Atrium at 486 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair.All are invited to a Hanukkah Wonderland with latkes, doughnuts...

Holidays: Local gifts that give back

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsGifts that give back and are local can be the perfect choice for those hard-to-buy-for people on your holiday list.Whether you have an art lover, historian, gardener or theater lover...