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Holiday Events

Valentine's Day Card Contest:

The Valentine's Day Card contest is open to all Fair Lawn children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children are asked to design their best "Be My Valentine" card. The back cover must contain the contestant's name, grade, school and telephone number. Contestants are encouraged to use any creative materials in designing their special "Valentine's Day Card". Winners receive a $25.00 bank check and a gift for their Valentine.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny:

This event is a wonderful opportunity for children to meet the Easter Bunny in a passive, but fun-filled environment. The program begins with a buffet style breakfast, coloring sheets with crayons and special table treats. The arrival of our special guest is followed by raffles and a "guess the number of jelly beans" contest. Bring your own camera for plenty of photo opportunities and we ask that you bring your own booster seat. There are two seatings available at the Fair Lawn Athletic Club. Sorry no walk-ins will be accepted.

Mother's Day Card Contest:

A Mother's Day Card Contest for all children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Each child will make up their own specialized card for their Mom, included will be a cover and inside a personal greeting of three reasons why your mom is the best! The back cover will include contestant's name, grade, telephone number and school.

Category 1 - Grades K and 1
Category 2 - Grades 2 and 3
Category 3 - Grades 4 and 5

Winner receives a $25.00 bank check and a bouquet of flowers for their mother.

Memorial Day Parade:

The annual Memorial Day parade is held on Monday, May 25, 2020. The Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. from Pollitt Drive to Fair Lawn Avenue to River Road to Berdan Avenue, and down the Avenue of Heroes in Memorial Park. All military, civic, volunteer and service groups are welcome to participate on this "special day". There will be a separate assembly site for boys/girls scouts who have registered with the Recreation Department. Ceremonies will follow at the circle at the Avenue of Heroes after the parade concludes.

Father's Day Card Contest:

This contest is open to all Fair Lawn children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Each child is required to make up their own specialized card for their father, relevant guardian or special male figure in their lives. All cards must include a cover, an inside personal greeting stating 3 reasons why your dad is the best and a back cover. The back cover must contain the contestant's name, grade, school and telephone number. Contestants are encouraged to use any creative materials in designing their special "Father's Day Card".  

Category 1 - Grades K and 1
Category 2 - Grades 2 and 3
Category 3 - Grades 4 and 5

Winner receives a $25.00 bank check and a gift for their father.

Fireworks Show:

The Fair Lawn Fireworks Show is scheduled for July (Rain date:) at Memorial Park, Berdan Avenue and 1st Street, commencing between 9:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

The skies will glow with a multitude of colorful designs and explosions will be heard to honor America's freedom. Bring your family, friends, blankets or lawn chair to Memorial Park. Early arrivals will be treated to music from the "Due South" band. For your convenience vendors will be on location to sell food and drink for your pleasure and enjoyment. Please see attached for further information and locations to purchase tickets.

Columbus Day Holiday Contest:

The Fair Lawn Holiday Celebrations Committee in cooperation with the Knights of Columbus, the Cosmos Club and the Fair Lawn Recreation Department announces the Columbus Day Holiday Contest for all children grades K through 8.

  1. Contestants can submit any type of creative project pertaining to Christopher Columbus’s voyage to the New World. You can use all sorts of imaginative materials (markers, paint, poster board, play-doh, craft sticks, string etc.) to create your Columbus Day project.
  2. Contestants can also submit an original poem or essay that references Columbus’s voyage.                                                                                        
  3. Projects, poems and essays can be submitted in-person at the Fair Lawn Recreation Department located at 10-10 20th Street between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. by Friday, October 9. Additionally, poems and essays can be submitted via emailed to rlado@fairlawn.org. Contestants should include their name, address, phone number, school, and grade. All projects, poems and essays become the property of the Holiday Celebrations Committee, but may be claimed immediately by the contestants following the conclusion of the contest.
  4. Once the contest concludes, winners will be notified by telephone on Tuesday, October 13 and they can claim their prize at the Fair Lawn Recreation Department.  
  5. For further information, call the Fair Lawn Recreation Department at (201) 796-6746 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday (Recreation Department will be closed on October 12 for Columbus Day).

Halloween Costume Parade:

This event will take place on Saturday, October 31 at the spacious and tree lined area around beautiful Memorial Park. Children and adults are asked to assemble in costume behind the Memorial Pool bathhouse at 10:00 a.m. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. led by a police car and the Holiday Celebrations Committee Grand Marshal. The parade continues down the Avenue of Heroes and around Memorial Pool to the main concession stand. All participants receive a full size Halloween treat bag that can be used for trick or treating on Halloween plus treats already inside! Free donuts and water will be given out. In case of inclement weather, event is held inside at the Fair Lawn Community Center Gymnasium.

More information: Halloween Parade

Christmas:

Holiday Parade of Lights and Town Hall Lighting: This special holiday event is scheduled in December. Parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. Emergency Vehicles will be decked out in holiday lights. Parade will start at Fair Lawn Avenue & Pollitt Drive and will travel west on Fair Lawn Avenue and end in front of the Municipal Building. At 7:00 p.m., join us for the lighting of the Municipal Building and the welcoming of a Special Visitor to Fair Lawn Caroling. Hot Chocolate and candy canes will be given out at the Municipal Building. All children will receive a FREE small holiday gift.

Santa Claus Telephone: Weekday evenings in December (calls are made between 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.). One magical evening this holiday, Santa Claus will contact the children in the town of Fair Lawn directly by telephone. Parents are encouraged to fill out the form and return it early. Santa will be making his calls continually throughout the two-week period to guarantee he finds out who is naughty and who is nice. 

Breakfast with Santa Claus: December at the Fair Lawn Athletic Club, 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. seatings will be available for breakfast with Santa. All seatings are on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $13 for adults and $11 for children ages 5-12. Children 4 and under are admitted free with a paid parent. Please bring your own booster seat. Breakfast features a buffet style spread. Includes a special visit by Santa Claus, holiday stocking raffle and plenty of surprise treats for all.  Sorry no walk-ins will be accepted.

Last Updated: Tue, 10/13/2020 - 10:28am