The annual tree lighting ceremony this year took place at the corner of 22nd Street and Broadway. Kids lined up for photos with a cartoon pig and later, Santa. Bayonne High School students played Christmas tunes, followed by elementary school students singing Christmas carols. Mayor James Davis and members of the city council welcomed Santa, who showed up in a fire truck and took the stage. The tree was then lit, and Santa met with kids and took photos while families in front of the tree.