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Enjoy a Winter Bonfire Saturday

Warren's Yuletide Bonfire Festival keeps growing with activities and fun for families.

Sometimes there's just not enough days in the week, but every Wednesday we'll give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself.

This week, you can escape the winter doldrums with the outdoor fun at the Warren Township Yuletide Bonfire Festival on Saturday, the township's fifth annual.

Each year, residents donate their Christmas trees and on the night of the bonfire, local volunteer firefighters ignite the trees and crowds gather to watch.

But over the years the township's Recreation Commission has expanded the offerings to include musical performances, rides on a horse-drawn carriage, and marshmallow roasting (sponsored by Warren Patch). During colder winters, ice skating is possible—but don't bring your skates this week. 

This year, the township added a carousel ride for youngsters.

It's all offered free of charge, and will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Warren municipal baseball fields behind the municipal complex on Mountain Boulevard. 

John Boes January 16, 2013 at 11:26 PM
they are burying them in sand dunns, why not donate them instead of burning that, pollutes the air????????????????
S.G. January 17, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Why is Warren burning the Christmas trees? "[Somerset County] residents can recycle Christmas trees at two Somerset County Park Commission parks from Dec. 26, to Jan. 31, 2012: North Branch Park in Bridgewater in Parking Lot A and Colonial Park in Somerset in Parking Lot F. ...The trees will be chopped into wood chips which will be used throughout the park system to mulch plantings. Some chips/mulch will be made available to the public at drop-off sites at no cost..." Also, Mr. Boes is correct about the air pollution. Let's move into the 21st century, Warren!

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