On Saturday, December 12, 2015, after making his list and checking it twice, Santa made an early visit to town. After being escorted along Kearny Avenue, Midland Avenue, and Davis Avenue by our Kearny Police and Fire Departments, Santa then made his way on stage at the Kearny High School Auditorium to meet and greet more than 300 children with candy canes, coloring books, crayons and a gift bag. Prior to Santa’s arrival, the children and their families enjoyed holiday performances by the Next Step Dance Studio dancers and Melanie and Presley Entertainment. Mayor Alberto G. Santos, Councilman Albino Cardoso and Councilwoman Marytrine De Castro joined residents as they welcomed Santa Claus to town. The annual Santa visit and holiday celebration was organized by the Kearny Recreation Department and Kearny Recreation Commission and members of the Kearny High School ERASE club volunteered at the event. A fun-filled day was had by all, as evidenced by the many a smiling face in the photographs below.