PHOTOS: Christmas booms back at Belmont Shore’s Winter Village

Crowds filled the streets along Belmont Shore’s Second Street at the Winter Village Christmas event Saturday evening. The event replaced a traditional parade that takes place on the busy shopping strip. Guests were treated to live musical performances from local high schools, arts and crafts opportunities for the kids as well as the chance to take photos with Santa Claus.

Kids line up to take a photo with Santa Claus during the Belmont Shore Winter Village Christmas celebration Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Photo by Sebastian Echeverry.

Wilson High School’s drum line and cheer squad perform for crowds sprawled across Belmont Shore’s Winter Village Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Photo by Sebastian Echeverry.

Onlookers snap photos and take video of Christmas-themed performers during the Belmont Shore’s Winter Village celebration on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Photo by Sebastian Echeverry.

Families pose for photos at the Belmont Shore Winter Village North Pole station where kids color and draw on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Photo by Sebastian Echeverry.

Traffic continues to flow on Second Street in Belmont Shore as Christmas decorations line the roadway on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Photo by Sebastian Echeverry.

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