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Lavallette Is Home to an Oceanfont Community Christmas Tree This Year

Lavallette has gone all-out in terms of Christmas spirit for the 2022 holiday season.

The borough lit its large tree Dec. 2, and over the past week, the Lavallette Business Association erected a community-style Christmas tree along the oceanfront – a new tradition that is spreading across Shore towns. In Lavallette, the new tree is located just off the boardwalk on Philadelphia Avenue, beside the lifeguard tower.

Lavallette's new, oceanfront community Christmas tree on Philadelphia Avenue, Dec. 20, 2022. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Lavallette’s new, oceanfront community Christmas tree on Philadelphia Avenue, Dec. 20, 2022. (Photo: Daniel Nee)


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Lavallette's new, oceanfront community Christmas tree on Philadelphia Avenue, Dec. 20, 2022. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Lavallette’s new, oceanfront community Christmas tree on Philadelphia Avenue, Dec. 20, 2022. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

“Anyone can put an ornament on the tree,” said Councilman David Finter. “They’re also going to have the kids paint shells and decorate it.”

The tree includes some unique and artful coastal ornaments, many of which pay homage to a particular block or family in town.

Lavallette's new, oceanfront community Christmas tree on Philadelphia Avenue, Dec. 20, 2022. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Lavallette’s new, oceanfront community Christmas tree on Philadelphia Avenue, Dec. 20, 2022. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

“The Lavallette Business Association wanted to spread some Christmas cheer in our beautiful town with a tree on the beach on Philadelphia Avenue,” the organization said via social media. “Feel free to decorate it with a shell!”

Back at borough hall, the main Christmas tree features bright lights and wooden sculptures of Christmas figures that were carved by members of the Public Works Department.


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