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Christmas 2014 Events in NJ

New Jersey will be celebrating Christmas this year with many events, including tree lightings, concerts and parades. If you know of other events, post them in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

ATLANTIC COUNTY
Absecon
Event: Absecon Lighthouse Holiday Tree Lighting
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Absecon Lighthouse
Website: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/details.aspx?id=3957

Atlantic City
Event: Do AC Tree and Light Fest
Date: Monday, Nov. 24
Location: Michigan and Arctic Avenues
Website: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/details.aspx?id=3956

Atlantic City
Event: The Quarter’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration and Tree Lighting
Date: Monday, Nov. 24
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort
Website: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/details.aspx?id=3920

Atlantic City
Event: Tropicana’s Free Holiday Musical Light Show
Date: From Monday, Nov. 24 through Friday, Dec. 26
Time: Noon
Location: The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort
Website: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/details.aspx?id=3958

Atlantic City
Event: It’s A Shore Holiday
Date: Friday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 30
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Celebrity Theater at The Claridge Hotel
Website: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/details.aspx?id=3640

Atlantic City
Event: The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Extravaganza
Date: Saturday, Nov. 29
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Caesars Atlantic City
Website: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/details.aspx?id=3872

Atlantic City
Event: 2014 Deck the Halls: Festival of Trees
Date: Thursday, Dec. 4 through Friday, Jan. 2
Location: Atlantic City Boardwalk
Website: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/details.aspx?id=3953

Atlantic City
Event: Swing into Christmas
Date: Friday, Dec. 5
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Resorts Casino Hotel
Website: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/details.aspx?id=3978

Atlantic City
Event: Annual Running of the Santas
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort
Website: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/details.aspx?id=3881

Galloway
Event: Old Fashion Christmas at Smithville
Date: Thursday, Nov. 27 through Tuesday, Jan. 6
Location: 1051 Country Route 523
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

Galloway
Event: Stockton Select Chorale Ensemble’s Holiday Concert
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 2
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Stockton Campus Center Theatre
Website: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/details.aspx?id=3728

Mays Landing
Event: Dickens of a Holiday in Mays Landing
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: Noon
Location: Main Street at Route 50
Website: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/details.aspx?id=3969

Smithville
Event: Christmas Tree Light Show
Date: Thursday, Nov. 27 through Tuesday, Jan. 6
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Lake Meone
Website: http://historicsmithvillenj.com/towne/events-festivals/27-holiday-light-show/event_details

Smithville
Event: Breakfast with Santa
Date: Saturday, Dec. 13
Time: Noon
Location: Fred and Ethel’s Lanternlight Tavern
Website: http://historicsmithvillenj.com/towne/events-festivals/25-breakfast-with-santa/event_details

BERGEN COUNTY
Westwood
Event: Annual Home For The Holidays
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Parade begins at the intersection of Kinderkamack Road and Westwood Avenue
Website: http://www.westwoodnj.gov/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={2EB1E8C2-E973-43CC-A603-0F3665E414F2}

BURLINGTON COUNTY
Burlington
Event: Holiday Parade
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 5 p.m.
Website: http://www.tourburlington.org/DoEvents.html

Burlington
Event: Tree Lighting
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: Following the holiday parade
Website: http://www.tourburlington.org/DoEvents.html

Burlington
Event: Holiday House Tour
Date: Throughout December
Website: http://www.tourburlington.org/DoEvents.html

Mount Holly
Event: Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade
Date: Friday, Dec. 6
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Downtown
Website: http://twp.mountholly.nj.us/content/627/default.aspx

CAMDEN COUNTY
Camden
Event: Santa’s Arrival Celebration
Date: Saturday, Nov. 22
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Camden Children’s Garden
Website: http://www.camdenchildrensgarden.org/

Camden
Event: Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration
Date: Friday, Nov. 28 through Thursday, Jan. 1
Location: Adventure Aquarium
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

Gloucester City
Event: Christmas Celebration
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Broadway and Monmouth Streets
Website: http://cityofgloucester.org/events.htm

CAPE MAY COUNTY
Cape May
Event: Holiday Lights Trolley Rides
Date: Saturday, Nov. 22 through Wednesday, Dec. 31
Location: Washington Street Mall
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

Cape May
Event: Cape May City Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: Friday, Dec. 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Lyle Lane
Website: http://www.capemay.com/eventcalendar/index.php?eID=7625

Cape May
Event: 48th annual West Cape May Christmas Parade
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: South on Broadway to West Perry
Website: http://www.capemay.com/eventcalendar/index.php?eID=7626

Cape May
Event: Christmas Candlelight House Tours
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6; Saturday, Dec. 13; and Saturday, Dec. 27
Location: 1048 Washington St.
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

Cape May
Event: Dickens’ Christmas Extravaganza
Date: Sunday, Dec. 7
Location: Beach Avenue
Website: http://www.capemay.com/eventcalendar/index.php?eID=10723

Cape May
Event: Merry Melodies: A Holiday Celebration
Date: Saturday, Dec. 20
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Bank and Lafayette Streets
Website: http://www.capemay.com/eventcalendar/index.php?eID=7219

Sea Isle City
Event: House Lighting Contest
Date: Thursday, Dec. 11
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Website: http://visitsicnj.com/events/house-lighting-contest

Stone Harbor
Event: Christmas in Stone Harbor
Date: Friday, Nov. 28 through Saturday, Nov. 29
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Stone Harbor Shopping District
Website: http://www.visitavalonnj.com/event/christmas-stone-harbor

Stone Harbor
Event: Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 10
Time: 6 p.m.
Website: http://www.visitavalonnj.com/event/stone-harbor-christmas-tree-lighting

Wildwood
Event: The Wildwood’s 7th Annual Family Holiday Celebration
Date: Friday, Dec. 12 through Saturday, Dec. 13
Website: http://www.wildwoodholiday.com/

ESSEX COUNTY
Belleville
Event: Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Belleville High School
Website: http://www.bellevillenj.org/web_content/pdf/TreeLighting2014.pdf

Fairfield
Event: Christmas Ice Caverns
Date: Monday, Dec. 1 through Wednesday, Dec. 31
Location: Jodi’s Silk Florist and Patio Center, 437 US Highway 46
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

Montclair
Event: Deck the Halls Party
Date: Saturday, Nov. 22
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Van Vleck House and Gardens
Website: http://vanvleck.org/

Montclair
Event: Christmas Tree Lighting and a Visit with Santa
Date: Friday, Dec. 5
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Church Street Plaza
Website: http://www.montclairnjusa.org/

Montclair
Event: Beading Party at Santa’s Workshop
Date: Saturday, Nov. 29; Saturday, Dec. 6; Saturday, Dec. 13; and Saturday, Dec. 20
Location: 406 Bloomfield Ave.
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

Newark
Event: Christmas Tree Trim
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Riverbank Park
Website: www.riverbankpark.org

Newark
Event: 29th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 10
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: City hall First Floor Rotunda

Nutley
Event: Christmas Family Night
Date: Sunday, Dec. 14
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Vincent United Methodist Church
Website: http://www.nutleynj.org/events/month/2014/12

West Orange
Event: Holiday Lights Spectacular
Date: Saturday, Nov. 29 through Thursday, Jan. 1
Location: Turtle Back Zoo
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

HUDSON COUNTY
Hoboken
Event: Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: In front of City Hall
Website: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/

Hoboken
Event: Holiday Banding Concert
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Website: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/

HUNTERDON COUNTY
Flemington
Event: Holiday Lights on the Farm
Date: Thursday, Dec. 4 through Tuesday, Dec. 23
Location: Schaefer Farms
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

Flemington
Event: Fall Cultural Series: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Date: Thursday, Dec. 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Historic Courthouse
Website: http://www.downtownflemington.com/pub/gen/event/25652/fulltext

MERCER COUNTY
Princeton
Event: Festival of Trees
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 4
Location: Morven Museum, 55 Stockton St.
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Cranbury
Event: Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: Friday, Nov. 28
Location: 128 North Main St.
Website: http://www.cranburychristmaslights.com/

Metuchen
Event: Holiday Tree Lighting
Date: Friday, Dec. 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Old Franklin School
Website: http://metuchenchamberexchange.com/events/holiday-tree-lighting/

Woodbridge
Event: Christmas in Woodbridge
Date: Saturday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 28
Location: Baron Arts Center
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

MONMOUTH COUNTY
Asbury Park
Event: Boardwalk Holiday Tree Lighting and Ugly Sweater Party
Date: Saturday, Nov. 29
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Grand Arcade
Website: http://www.apboardwalk.com/events/4199

Belmar
Event: Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date: Saturday, Dec. 5
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Website: http://www.visitbelmarnj.com/index.php?p=viewevent&d=381&month=12&year=2014

Bradley Beach
Event: Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date: Saturday, Nov. 30
Location: Riley Park
Website: http://www.bradleybeachnj.gov/

Fair Haven
Event: Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll
Date: Friday, Dec. 5
Time: Noon
Website: http://infairhaven.com/event/tree-lighting-and-holiday-open-house/?instance_id=286

Freehold
Event: Tree Lighting
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 2
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Hall of Records
Website: http://www.downtownfreehold.com/index.php?id=72

Freehold
Event: Breakfast with Santa
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Cafe 360
Website: http://www.downtownfreehold.com/index.php?id=72

Freehold
Event: Jolly Trolley
Date: Friday, Dec. 12
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Hall of Records
Website: http://www.downtownfreehold.com/

Freehold
Event: PBA Santa Train
Date: Saturday, Dec. 13
Time: Noon
Location: Freehold Bus Station
Website: http://www.downtownfreehold.com/index.php?id=72

Freehold
Event: Holiday Carolers Downtown
Date: Thursday, Dec. 18 through Friday, Dec. 19
Time: 6 p.m.
Website: http://www.downtownfreehold.com/index.php?id=72

Farmingdale
Event: Christmas Celebrations at Allaire
Date: Sunday, Dec. 7 through Wednesday, Dec. 31
Location: 4265 Atlantic Ave.
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

Holmdel
Event: Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial
Website: www.njvvmf.org

Keansburg
Event: Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
Date: Monday, Dec. 1
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Friendship Park
Website: www.keansburgboro.com.

Keyport
Event: Tree Lighting
Date: Saturday, Nov. 29
Location: Minipark
Website: http://www.keyportonline.com/filestorage/2192/2014_cal_minibox2_%285%29.pdf

Middletown
Event: Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Extravaganza
Date: Sunday, Dec. 7
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Middletown Arts Center
Website: www.tubachristmas.com

Ocean Grove
Event: Ocean Grove Victorian Holiday Festival
Date: Saturday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec. 14
Website: http://www.oceangrovenj.com/media/Fliers/original/image.jpg

Red Bank
Event: Red Bank Holiday Concert, Town Lighting and Santa Express
Date: Friday, Nov. 28
Location: Red Bank Train Station
Website: http://acoollittletown.com/

Spring Lake
Event: Christmas Celebration Kick-off
Date: Saturday, Nov. 29
Location: Third Avenue
Website: http://www.springlake.org/

Spring Lake
Event: Candlelight Christmas Inn Tour
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Location: Historic Inns of Spring Lake
Website: http://www.springlake.org/

Wall Township
Event: The Christmas Light Show
Date: Saturday, Dec. 13; Sunday, Dec. 14; and Saturday, Dec. 20
Location: 2702 Wooley Road
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

MORRIS COUNTY
Chester
Event: Country Christmas with Santa
Date: Saturday, Nov. 29
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Alstede Farms
Website: http://www.morristourism.org/morris_county_calendar_of_events.php#/?i=4

Florham Park
Event: Santa Breakfast
Date: Friday, Nov. 28
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Imagine That, 4 Vreeland Ave.
Website: http://www.morristourism.org/morris_county_calendar_of_events.php#/?i=3

Madison
Event: Something Merry This Way Comes
Date: Monday, Dec. 15
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Website: http://www.morristourism.org/morris_county_calendar_of_events.php#/?i=7

Morristown
Date: Sunday, Nov. 30
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: North Park Place
Website: http://morristown-nj.org/special_events2.html?id=1034272985

Morristown
Event: Holly Days Celebration
Date: Monday, Dec. 1 through Wednesday, Dec. 31
Location: 6 Court St.
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

Morristown
Event: Live Holiday Music
Date: Sunday, Dec. 7
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Gardens
Website: http://www.morristourism.org/morris_county_calendar_of_events.php#/?i=6

Whippany
Event: 23rd Annual Santa Claus Special
Date: Sunday, Nov. 30
Location: Whippany Railway Museum
Website: http://www.morristourism.org/morris_county_calendar_of_events.php#/?i=4

Whippany
Event: Gingerbread Wonderland
Date: Friday, Dec. 5
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Website: http://www.morristourism.org/morris_county_calendar_of_events.php#/?i=4

Whippany
Event: Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show
Date: Sunday, Dec. 7
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Website: http://www.morristourism.org/morris_county_calendar_of_events.php#/?i=5

OCEAN COUNTY
Barnegat Light
Event: Santa’s Arrival and Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: Friday, Nov. 28
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: 10th Street Boat Ramp
Website: http://www.barnegatlight.org/event/santas-arrival-christmas-tree-lighting/

Beach Haven
Event: Beach Haven Future Town Wide Holiday Party
Date: Friday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Buckalew’s
Website: http://visitlbiregion.com/events/holidays-redefined/

Brick Township
Event: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 2
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Brick Township Municipal building
Website: http://www.twp.brick.nj.us/calendar/annual-christmas-tree-lighting

Lacey Township
Event: Christmas Parade
Date: Sunday, Dec. 7
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Begins at the Lacey United Methodist Church
Website: http://www.laceytownship.org/content/18/107/396.aspx

Lavallette
Event: Tree Lighting
Date: Friday, Dec. 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Lavallette School
Website: http://www.lavallette.org/calendar/december.html

Point Pleasant
Event: Sea of Lights Holiday Festival
Date: Sunday, Dec. 21; Tuesday, Dec. 23; Friday, Dec. 26; and Sunday, Dec. 28
Location: Jenkinson’s
Website: http://www.funnewjersey.com/upload_user/COOL_THINGS_TO_DO/UPCOMING_CHRISTMAS_EVENTS_CALENDAR_NJ.HTM

Seaside Heights
Event: Casino Pier Holiday Party
Date: Saturday, Dec. 13
Time: Noon
Location: Casino Pier arcade
Website: http://casinopiernj.com/fun-3/specials/

Seaside Heights
Event: Third Annual Christmas Parade
Date: Saturday, Dec. 20
Time: Noon
Location: Along the Boulevard
Website: http://www.exit82.com/events/annual-christmas-on-the-island-and-parade/

Ship Bottom
Event: Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Long Beach Boulevard
Website: http://www.shipbottom.org/annual-events.html#.VGpuxCQRyX1

Toms River
Event: Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: Friday, Dec. 5
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Town Hall Courtyard
Website: https://www.downtowntomsriver.com/bid/treelighting.htm

Tuckerton
Event: Festival of Trees
Date: Monday, Dec. 1 through Wednesday, Dec. 31
Location: Tuckerton Seaport
Website: http://www.tuckertonseaport.org/events/2014-12/

Tuckerton
Event: Tuckerton Seaport Christkindlmarkt
Date: Sunday, Dec. 7
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Tuckerton Seaport
Website: http://www.tuckertonseaport.org/event/12th-annual-christkindlmarkt-2014/2014-12-05/

Tuckerton
Event: Christmas Party
Date: Saturday, Dec. 13
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Little Borough Hall, 220 South Green Street
Website: http://www.tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org/upcoming-2014-events.html

SOMERSET COUNTY
Branchburg
Event: Winter Wonder Lights
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Planetarium at Raritan Valley College
Website: http://www.visitsomersetnj.org/events#/?i=1

SUSSEX COUNTY
Sparta
Event: A Christmas Village
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 7
Location: 21 Boardwalk
Website: http://njmonthly.com/articles/events/a-christmas-village.html

UNION COUNTY
Elizabeth
Event: 59th Annual Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long around the Rotunda Christmas Tree
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 24
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: 2 Broad Street

Westfield
Event: Home for the Holidays
Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: The Presbyterian Church
Website: http://www.visitsomersetnj.org/events#/?i=1