December 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 9 Downtown for the Holidays All is in readiness for the start of Ridgewood’s Downtown for the Holidays festivities on Friday, Dec. 4. New for 2009, seven different musical acts performing holiday songs, along with two stage productions from Chestnut to Walnut streets from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Shoppers can stroll East Ridgewood Avenue and enjoy hot cider and sweet treats served by Care One helpers. There 12-2-09 will be plenty of activities to keep holiday merry Kathy/Janine makers busy. Coldwell Banker, 44 Franklin Avenue, is RidgewoodDowntownBanner(12-2-09) Or bring a offering pictures with Santa from 5 to 8 p.m. camera 6x.75” to Ben & Jerry’s, 104 Franklin Avenue, and take pictures with Santa while listening to a jazz trio from 7 to 10 p.m. Be sure to stop by for some euphoric scoopers after the tree lighting. Biltmore Tuxedo’s winter wonderland Train Village will be on display for viewers both young and old. And the beautifully-decorated Christmas trees at Backyard Living are not to be missed. Stores will remain open till 9 p.m. From 6:50 to 9 p.m. the festivities will center on the stage in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square right next to the holiday tree. Starting the count down to the Tree Lighting will be The Ridgewood Singers on stage with holiday songs, the Color Guard with a flag salute, Arthur Murray Holiday Dance, Porch Light Production, From the Top Studio, Art of Motion, and the official greeting from the president of Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce. Tom Hillmann will light the Christmas tree, and the entertainers will be back on stage for audience participation with holiday singing. Music will continue on the stage and along East Ridgewood Avenue. Hungry merrymakers can visit the restaurants for dinner, dessert and spirit of the holiday. The Ridgewood United Methodist Church invites every- Chamber sponsors ‘Downtown for the Holidays’ Christmas cartoons will be playing in the sanctuary for the children. An ensemble from the Ridgewood High School Band will perform in front of the church from 6 to 7 p.m. The Ridgewood United Methodist Church is located (continued on next page) Greg Gallo of the Ridgewood Signal Department hangs lighted holiday ornaments from a lamp post in the Central Business District in preparation for the season. one to an open house from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Visitors will be welcomed with free hot dogs, cider, cocoa and holiday cookies. Downtown for the Holidays SANTA’S HOLIDAY HOURS �������������������������������������������������� ������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������� ������������� ������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������� ������������� ������������������������������������������ ������������� ������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������� in Ridgewood 2009 Coastal Vines 11-18-09 kathy/janine tastes like a $10 bottle that we’re selling for the ridiculously low IreneFokine2x5C(11-18-09) 2 x 5” price of HARDING WINE&SPIRIT $ It blew us away! 5 .01 750 ml HUGE WINE SELECTION Beer • Super Premium Spirits Party Planning • Gift Baskets Free Parking • Ice • Soda WE DELIVER Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel Liberty Creek $ Barefoot Wines $ 305 E. Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED 201-445-7122 Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, White Zinfandel & Moscato 5 9 .99 1.5 liter .29 1.5 liter No rain checks issued. Not responsible for typographical errors.