Santa’s Arrival

Nutley Chamber of Commerce
61st Annual Santa’s Arrival
Nutley High School Park Oval, 300 Franklin Ave

Friday, November 24, 2023 (Gates 1 PM | Santa 2 PM) 
* Rain Date: Sat, Nov 25 (Gates 10 AM | Santa 11 AM)

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Nutley Chamber of Commerce hosts 61st Annual Santa’s Arrival by Helicopter on Friday, November 24, 2023, at Nutley High School Park Oval, 300 Franklin Avenue.  Gates open at 1 PM, and Santa is scheduled to land at 2 PM.

This highly anticipated and free festive tradition sponsored by the chamber and local businesses has brought Santa and Mrs. Claus to town for decades!  The Mayor’s Office provides a mailbox outside the Oval for Letters to Santa, so be sure to bring your wish list!

Host Robert Frannicola of Ultimate Entertaiment provides the energy as Christmas music fills the air, plus cartoon characters and wrestling stars taking photos with children in attendance keep you entertained while awaiting Santa’s arrival.

The first 500 children receive goodie bags stuffed with gifts from the Chamber’s generous sponsors.  A few lucky attendees will receive terrific prizes donated by our sponsors.

* Rain Date is Saturday, November 25, 2023.  Gates open at 10 AM, and Santa is scheduled to land at 11 AM.


  • Ocean Beach Sales & Rentals of Lavallette



  • Nutley Diner

  • Proponent Federal Credit Union

  • Ultimate Entertainment


  • Nutley Auto Kia

  • Nutley Park ShopRite

  • Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo

  • Renee Friscia – State Farm Insurance

  • Supportive Choices

  • TAPinto Nutley


  • Cowan’s Public

  • Garruto & Calabria, Attorneys at Law

  • Hyssop Beauty Apothecary

  • Lightbridge Academy Rutherford

  • Mamma Vittoria Catering

  • Nutley Lawyers Club

  • VFW Post 493

  • Zippo’s Car Stereo & Electronics


  • Avanti Wealth Management – Pasquale Pasani

  • Beacon Wealth Partners – Mike/Sal/Dan Cocco

  • Essex Cigar

  • Francis J. Costenbader,  Esq.

  • Joe Dwyer, Jr.

  • IWF Wrestling

  • Nutley Irish American Association

  • Ryan Phillip – Longbridge Financial

  • The Delgen Press