Local Tree Lightings and Old Fashioned Christmas Celebrations

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (2)

tree lightings

They may not be as grand as the tree at Rockefeller Center, but they light up our towns with as much joy.

Here are details to local tree lightings:

Montclair Center Tree Lighting
Who: Families
What: Listen to music by the Montclair Community Band, have a picture taken with Santa Claus, and enjoy an evening of fun winter entertainment in downtown Montclair.
Where: Corner of Church Street and South Fullerton, Montclair NJ, 07042.
When: Friday, December 6 at 6 pm.
Cost: Free. Photos with Santa has a fee.

Bloomfield Tree Lighting
Who: All ages.
What: Annual town tree lighting and Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and the Bloomfield High School Concert Choir will sing carols. (Psst! Santa may stop by to say hello!)
Where: Front of Bloomfield Town Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza, Bloomfield, NJ.
When: Monday, December 2 at 6:30 pm
Cost: Free.

Glen Ridge Tree Lighting
Who: All ages.
What: Annual town tree lighting with caroling and refreshments.
Where: Glen Ridge Municipal Building, 825 Bloomfield Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When:  Sunday December 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm.
Cost: Free.

West Orange Old Fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting
Who: All ages.
What: A full day’s worth of activities are planned throughout the township: holiday petting zoo, caroling, Kwanzaa booth, musical presentations, Santa’s visit and tree lighting.
Where: Downtown West Orange, NJ
When: Friday, December 6 beginning at 4:30 pm
Cost: Free

Maplewood Dickens Village Events
Who: All ages.
What: Maplewood Dickens Village turns the local business community into a festive holiday village complete with carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, concerts, refreshments, activities, and holiday shopping. On today’s schedule: The Dickens Village opens for viewing, Santa arrives by fire truck, celebrity holiday reading, holiday program, traditional holiday reading and the Tree Lighting at 5 pm.
Where: Maplewood Village, Ricalton Square and Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040.
When: Saturday, December 7. Village events begin at 1 pm. Click here for a full schedule.
Cost: Free.


  1. POSTED BY deebee11  |  December 01, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    What time is the Glen Ridge one tonight? I can’t find that info anywhere.

  2. POSTED BY Georgette Gilmore  |  December 03, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    Our apologies deebee11, the borough just sent out updated info today and the GR lighting is on Sunday December 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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