Christmas was delightfully fun for the Lafayette residents. Santa Claus decided to visit the town! And with so much grandeur and style. Arriving on a Fire Engine at 4.45 pm, Santa ignited the Christmas tree at 5.00 pm. The residents of Lafayette excitedly welcomed Santa on the Christmas Black Friday with events and shopping offers lined all day.
The shopping hours for Black Friday are from 8. am to 8.00 pm. Sophie G’s Attic opened at 6:00 am with special offers and discounts. Moreover, there were additional Sales during the Weekend.
Starting at 9.30 am, locals and visitors enjoyed delicious sandwiches for breakfast from Frank’s Food Truck. The local children’s choral group coming from Elisa Girlando Studio led the visitors and shoppers in Christmas and holiday music. This added joy and gaiety to the atmosphere within everyone joined in the Christmas fervor. The chorus group sang from 3:00pm – 8:00 pm.
Santa Arrived aboard a fire engine about 4:45 pm and lit the Christmas Tree about 5:00 pm. Thereafter, Santa was available in the Village Hall from about 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. This was also the scheduled time for photos with Santa.
The shopping hours for Small Business Saturday Schedule were 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Yet again, the local children’s choral group coming from Elisa Girlando Studio enchanted the atmosphere with their lovely chorus songs and guided the visitors and shoppers in Christmas and holiday music. The choral group was around from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, making everyone rejoice in the merriment of Christmas.
And here comes the Super Sunday! Hurray, the schedule for Shopping Hours on Super Sunday was from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Owing to the festivities, The Shoppes, Craft vendors, and Farmers Market vendors were all open hoping for lucrative sales and crowd to flock to the market and Village area.
And when Santa arrived in Lafayette on Saturday, December 12th, the excitement of the people of the township knew no bounds. Voorhees Township Fire Department took the charge of escorting the jolly-good big elf around the Devonshire, Echelon, Elm Tree, Lake Villa, Lafayette Hills, Lafayette Glenn, Lost Tree, Ridgeview, Royal Court, Traditions, and West Berlin.
With hopes in their hearts
With refurbishment projects revamping all the marketplaces and the Village area, this year Christmas will be met with greater enthusiasm and happiness. Antique shops are full of vintage items, accessories, and interesting artifacts to lure visitors to buy their goodies. Bakeries and food joints are welcoming people with an expansive spread of amazing delicacies, to suit all kinds of palettes.
The Shoppes is the central marketplace in Sussex county with good connectivity to the neighboring areas. The entire compound has been renovated with repairs and a fresh coat of paint, adding a new lease of life to the compound. The historic charm of the market area has still been retained.
People welcome the promising future as Santa showers his blessings upon the town. Christmas brings along with it the hope of better businesses, more visitors, and better tourism for the township. Lafayette residents hope that the glory of the heydays will soon be resumed.