Thousands of Red Bankers and visitors packed Broad Street on Friday night for the annual night-after-Thanksgiving gleefest that kicks off the holiday season hereabouts.
Bagpipers led a parade into town from the train station. Holiday Express laid down its R&B-flavored Christmas soundtrack from a stage awash in red. Mayor Pasquale Menna croaked his way through a song verse (“I’m an opera guy,” he said afterward). Santa and the Grinch were caught in a cinch.
And everywhere were kids with their eyes wide and mouths agape at the high-energy spectacle.
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