It's official: Hopatcong is getting into the Christmas spirit.
Look down Hopatchung Road, see all the wreaths and lights. Hear it in the conversations around the borough. See it the front yards of Hopatcong homes—bright lights, Santa Claus statues, even more bright lights.
Here's a look at some upcoming Christmas-themed events happening in the borough.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Hopatcong will light its Christmas tree at the municipal building at 6 p.m. Sunday. There will be hot chocolate and cookies, along with a special appearance by Santa. Click here for photos from last year's lighting.
Winter Wonderland Shopping
St. Jude's Parish will host a crafts show Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free raffle tickets for door prizes. There will also be food to purchase. On the crafts side, there will be handmade items and gifts. Call Francesca at (973) 895-5637 for more.
Military Veterans Benefit
The Armed Forces Relief Committee will host a military benefit at Pavinci's on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. "Proceeds will assist our returning wounded servicemen and women and their families who have defended our freedom and the American way of life," the committee said, according to Hopatcong's website. Tickets cost $28 for a full buffet dinner, wine-tasting an live entertainment. Click on the flyer on the right for more.