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On the night of Friday, December 1, when the Christmas trees will be lit on the southern end of The Ram Pasture, road closures and certain parking bans will be in effect in that area, according to police.
The holiday ceremonies are scheduled to start at 6:30 pm, with the tree slated to be lit at 7 pm. The road closure/parking bans will be in effect from 5 to 8 pm.
During that period, the half-mile section of Elm Drive lying between its intersections with Sugar Street and Borough Lane will be closed to traffic, except for emergency vehicles. Hawley Road also will be closed to traffic.
Parking will be prohibited on the entire length of Hawley Road; the section of South Main Street lying between its intersections with Borough Lane and Glover Avenue; the section of Sugar Street lying between its intersections with South Main Street and Elm Drive; and the full length of the rear driveway for Town Hall South, which extends from Sugar Street.
Barricades, traffic cones, and various signage will be posted in the area to indicate the road closures and parking bans.
Police will be positioned in the area to keep traffic flowing and aid pedestrians.
Motorists who violate the rules temporarily in effect in the area will be subject to having their vehicles towed.
Christmas season activities will start at 4 pm on Saturday, December 2, in Sandy Hook Center, with a Christmas tree lighting scheduled for 6 pm.
In Hawleyville, holiday festivities, which include a Christmas tree lighting event, will start at 5:30 pm, on Sunday, December 3, at the retail center on the corner of Barnabas Road and Hawleyville Road (Route 25).
Police said there will not be any road closures or parking restrictions in effect at the Sandy Hook and Hawleyville events.