December? Really? It’s DECEMBER?! Here are my Top Ten New Jersey Events for December 1st – 3rd, 2017:
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Links and additional information for events are in the Titles. New Jersey Events are listed in date order.
Top Ten New Jersey Events for December 1st – 3rd, 2017:
Holiday on Haddon Township Festival – December 1st
Santa Claus is coming to town on Friday, December 1st for the annual “Holiday on Haddon” celebration. The “Parade of Lights” sponsored by the Westmont Fire Company No.1 will begin at 7:00 pm and make its way down Haddon Ave. to the municipal building. Decorated fire trucks, bands, floats, holiday characters and, of course, Santa will all be parading their way to the Township tree. The tree lighting ceremony will take place immediately following the parade where all of Santa’s helpers will be encouraged to magically light the tree. Afterwards, families are invited for refreshments at the Westmont Fire Company No. 1 and children will get a chance to sit on Santa’s lap before he returns to the North Pole. There is no rain date for the parade. Refreshments and photos with Santa will still be held at the Westmont Fire house in case of inclement weather.The Township will also be collecting unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items for the Annual Holiday Toy Drive that evening.
Date: Friday, December 1st, 2017; 7pm
Address: Haddon Ave, Haddon Twp, NJ
Maple Shade Holiday Festival/Tree Lighting – December 1st
Maple Shade Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting! There will be food trucks, costume parade, games, lots of vendors for holiday gift shopping and of course Santa and his reindeer!
Date: Friday, December 1st, 2017; 6-9pm
Address: E Main St, Maple Shade, NJ
Krampus Asbury Park – December 1st & 2nd
For the third year in a row, Asbury Park is celebrating…Krampus! This unique holiday event will take two days and feature a film festival, holiday photos, caroling, and the reading of the naughty list.
Dates: December 1st & 2nd, 2017
Address: 621 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: Varies per event
Christkindlmarkt – December 1st – 3rd
Tuckerton Seaport rolls out the holly for the Annual Christkindlmarkt on December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. This is a family fun three day event with late night hours on Friday, celebrating the traditions of the season with a Holiday Market and Craft Fair under a huge heated tent and throughout the Seaport buildings. Come jump start your holiday shopping. Get in the holiday spirit with a horse drawn wagon ride.
Date: December 1st – 3rd, 2017
Address: Tuckerton Seaport, Tuckerton, NJ
Pitman Winter Village – December 2nd
Come shop locally made goods under twinkling Christmas lights during Pitman’s Winter Village! Trolley rides will transport you along the downtown district. Shops & restaurants will be open late. Carolers will be singing throughout town. Santa will be at Christmas Village for those looking to kick off the magic of the season.
Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017; 5:30pm
Address: Ballard Park, Pitman, NJ
The StrangeXchange – December 2nd
Here comes another holiday StrangeXchange! Come One, Come All! Join the Strange Xchange and Weird NJ at the historic Wellmont Theater! Over 40 vendors selling unique, unusual and amazing items – perfect for one-of-a-kind gifts and stocking stuffers! So do some holiday shopping with us at The StrangeXchange! Fun for the entire family!
Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017; 11am to 5pm
Address: The Wellmont Theater; 5 Seymour St, Montclair, New Jersey
Mantua Twp’s Annual Winter Festival – December 2nd
Annual Tree Lighting, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Fireworks, Rides, Food Trucks & more
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017 3-8 p.m.
Address: Chestnut Branch Park – 545 Main Street, Mantua NJ
Cost: Free admission
The Marketspace at Westfield – December 2nd & 3rd
The Marketspace at Westfield will be open during the first two consecutive weekends in December. This downtown storefront will feature a revolving selection of handcrafted wares and high-end gifts. Gift wrapping and entertainment available on-site. FREE TO ATTEND!
Dates: December 2nd & 3rd, 2017; 10am to 7pm
Address: 151 E. Broad St, Westfield, NJ
Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market – December 2nd & 3rd
t’s easy to see why the Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market in Sparta, NJ continues to be ranked as “One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December in the State” – it’s simply at the top of the “to do” list for festive shoppers. This magical German Christmas Market beckons to all, with beautifully crafted and unique gifts from vendors near and afar. With the perfect backdrop of beautiful Lake Mohawk…why go anywhere else? The 2017 Market will be open to the public on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dates: December 2nd & 3rd, 2017
Address: Lake Mohawk; 21 Boardwalk, Lake Mohawk, NJ
Cost: Free admission, donations encouraged
Project: Market 2017 – December 2nd & 3rd
The City of Jersey City + THE JERSEY CITY PROJECT will celebrate its fifth Project: MARKET on December 2nd and 3rd, 2017. The heated outdoor market located in the Historic Downtown section of Jersey City, NJ will act as a kick-off to the holiday shopping season highlighting local, celebrating seasonal, and encouraging economic growth throughout the community.
Dates: December 2nd & 3rd, 2017; 11am to 6pm
Address: City Hall; 280 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey
Additional Awesome New Jersey Events:
December 1st – 3rd – Roxey Ballet’s Nutcracker (Ewing, Mercer County)
December 2nd – Historic Smithville’s Hosptiality Night (Smithville, Atlantic County)
December 2nd – Mosaic Dance Theater & The Music of Maurice Chedid (Bloomfield, Essex County)
December 2nd – Christmas In Island Heights House Tour & Holiday Boutique (Island Heights, Ocean County)
December 2nd – Eat, Drink, & Buy Art – 2017 (Metuchen, Middlesex County)
December 2nd & 3rd – Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar (Asbury Park, Monmouth County)
December 3rd – Sunday Brunch With Santa at Laurita Winery (New Egypt, Ocean County)
December 3rd – Rose Hall Holiday Bazaar (Madison, Morris County)
December 3rd – Christmas Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa (Union Beach, Monmouth County)
December 3rd – The NO Starving Artists Auction #2 (Asbury Park, Monmouth County)