Can you believe Thanksgiving is this weekend? Once the annual holiday is over, people are already putting up their Christmas lights! Here are some towns who are having free, fun tree lightings in New Jersey from November 24th – 26th, 2017.
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Avalon Tree Lighting – November 24th
Festive Friday and Avalon Tree Lighting, downtown Avalon, 11:00am-5:00pm
Date: Friday, November 24th, 2017; 11-5pm
Address: Downtown Avalon, NJ
Rahway’s 2017 Winter Wonderland – November 24th
Presenting the 4th Annual Winter Wonderland in downtown Rahway!The theme for this year’s event is The Force is Happening and is sure to bring out the Jedi in you this holiday season! Join for a family-oriented fun night of entertainment which will include outdoor ice skating, music, pictures with Santa, carriage rides, food, drink and many other activities at locations throughout the City.
Date: Friday, November 24th, 2017; 1-6pm
Address: City Hall Plaza, Rahway, New Jersey
Madison Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting – November 24th
The annual Madison Christmas Parade is one of the most beloved Madison holiday tradtions. Each year throngs of people gather on the route down Main Street to enjoy the parade and tree lighting sponsored by the all-volunteer Madison Christmas Committee.
Date: Friday, November 24th, 2017; 5-8pm
Address: Downtown Madison, NJ
Princeton Tree Lighting – November 24th
Kick off the Season with the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Spectacular! 65-foot Norwegian Spruce is adorned with over 32,000 lights and will be lit with the help of Santa Clause. Plus, a traditional celebration featuring music by Holiday Brass, Princeton High School Choir …and a special performance by the American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker and Clara. This “feel good” event is stocked with many surprises and is sure to leave you humming. Event starts at 5pm on the front lawn.
Date: Friday, November 24th, 2017; 5pm
Address: Palmer’s Square, Princeton, NJ
Red Bank Town Lighting with Holiday Express – November 24th
Kick off the season with the annual Holiday Express Concert & Town Lighting. Now in it’s 25th year, Holiday Express will be rocking the streets with all of your favorite tunes plus plenty of special guests. The holiday lights will be lit for the first time this season during the concert. The Red Bank Fire Department will be on hand with free hot chocolate. And don’t miss the LIVE countdown to light the town with News 12!
Date: Friday, November 24th, 2017; 7pm to 8:30pm
Address: Broad St, Red Bank, NJ
Sea Isle City’s Holiday Extravaganza – November 24th
Kick off the holiday season in style with two days of fun events at Excursion Park. Featuring ice skating, a tree lighting ceremony, caroling and refreshments, this event is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Date: Friday, November 24th, 2017; 7pm
Address: Excursion Park, Sea Isle City, NJ
Lights on Main – November 25th
An annual event that is family friendly and pet friendly meant to have families come together and enjoy the free horse and carriage rides; free holiday blow-up rides; crafts for children; food specialties from our local restaurants; strolling carolers; Antique shop specials all day; live entertainment the entire Mullica Hill Historic Mile along Main Street. Much, much more! a three time award winning event in Gloucester County.
Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2017
Address: 43 South Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ
Keyport Christmas Tree Lighting – November 25th
All are invited to enjoy the annual lighting of our hometown holiday tree and welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus as they arrive by fire truck. Entertainment includes the Keyport Central School Chorus, the Keyport Schools Band, a DJ, a children’s ornament work shop, hot chocolate, cider, candy canes and of course, a chance to sit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2017; 5pm
Address: West Front St, Keyport, NJ
Clinton’s Lighting of Christmas Tree – November 25th
Clinton Parks & Recreation along with the Board of Selectmen and Clinton Tree Lighting Committee invite everyone to come join in on this festive occasion in Central Park. Come enjoy some free, family fun that will include holiday music, light refreshments and maybe (if your good) a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2017; 5-6pm
Address: Main St, Clinton, NJ
Holiday Jubilee in Somerville – November 25th
Joy & merriment will fill Downtown Somerville when thousands gather for the Holiday Jubilee from 5 – 9 pm. Residents & visitors alike will delight in a family-friendly celebration highlighted by the tree lighting, visit from Santa, festive music, entertainment, and delicious holiday treats. Festivities begin at 5 pm on the Division Street Plaza as people gather to enjoy music and dancers in anticipation of Santa’s arrival on board Somerville’s vintage fire truck. The Jubilee coincides with Small Business Saturday, many businesses and restaurants will be offering a variety of exclusive offers and experiences.
Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2017; 5-9pm
Address: Division St., Somerville, NJ
Asbury Park Tree Lighting – November 25th
The 10th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Asbury Park Boardwalk lights up The Grand Arcade within legendary Asbury Park Convention Hall on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Doors open at 6 pm. The show begins at 7 pm. Please note, space is limited and subject to capacity. Please arrive early to ensure admission. As always, Santa will be spreading holiday cheer, and the festivities will be hosted by local radio legend Rich Robinson of 90.5FM The Night. Kristian Rex and The St. Nicks will be performing selections from the Beach Boys legendary Christmas catalog, taking a look back to The Beach Boys 1966 performance at Convention Hall. Nashville-via-Neptune-City’s very own Nicole Atkins joins the performance, before performing at Wonder Bar later in the evening. Kicking off the festivities will be the “Holiday Beach” sounds of Uke and Drum, and DJ Foggy Notion returns to spin Christmas classics.This year’s tree lighting also features the Asbury Park Bazaar, located inside Convention Hall and open until 10 pm. Start your holiday shopping with dozens of specialty vendors offering unique gift ideas you won’t find at the mall. After the ceremony, be sure to get your complimentary hot chocolate inside Convention Hall (while supplies last) as a special treat.
Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2017; 6-8pm
Address: Convention Hall; 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
Long Branch Annual Holiday Tree Lighting – November 26th
Don’t miss the annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration in Pier Village on November 26th from 4pm-6pm! This event will feature performances by Tim McLoone and the Shirleys, the Long Branch High School marching band and dance team, and the Second Baptist Church Choir. The ice rink, Ice at the Pier, will be open from 10am-9pm. There will be costume characters, a meet & greet with Santa, and free mini train rides around Festival Plaza. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the beautiful night!
Date: Sunday, November 26th, 2017; 4-6pm
Address: Pier Village; 50 Chelsea Avenue, Long Branch, NJ
Christmas Festival – November 26th
The Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green, presented by Morristown Partnership, officially opens on Sunday, November 26 at 5pm and will light up the downtown well into the New Year. Santa will also be in attendance!
Date: Sunday, November 26th, 2017; 5pm
Address: North Park Place, Morristown, NJ