Scenes from the Westside Community Group’s annual tree-lighting ceremony at Westside Park (the triangular park at the corner of Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard) in Red Bank Saturday evening.

Just look at those faces, huh? And how about Jimmy Greene’s red fedora? He works at an elementary school in Howell and gets to play Santa there every year, but for this event he was in Santa civvies.

This video slideshow, from a service called Animoto, is something we haven’t done before. We’ve got some issues with the images, which weren’t as blurry in the originals, but the gee-whiz factor of producing this in a matter of minutes online, for three bucks, is high. Let us know if you like it.

Oh, and if you enjoy Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker,’ be sure your speakers are turned on.