Red Bank Holiday Events
Several holiday events in Red Bank. Please note certain activities take place on select dates.
Traditional carolers, choirs, brass bands, rock, folk, jazz & blues musicians bring holiday tunes to the sidewalks of Red Bank! Musicians are stationed at various locations throughout the business district from 12pm to 3pm.
12.06.14 | 12pm to 3pm
12.13.14 | 12pm to 3pm
12.20.14 | 12pm to 3pm
Free Classic Horse and Wagon Rides
Take a FREE horse and wagon ride through the Red Bank Business District and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season. You can board the horse & wagon at one of two Locations: 11 Bridge Avenue (in front of Danny's Steakhouse) & and 26 Broad St (near Robinson's Ale House). Sponsored by Pauline Poyner.
12.06.14 | 1pm to 5pm
12.13.14 | 1pm to 5pm
12.20.14 | 1pm to 5pm
Photos with Santa
The Galleria, 2 Bridge Avenue
This annual event pleases kids and adults alike! Come out and meet Santa and have your picture* taken. Sponsored by The Galleria & TSS Photography. Every Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-4pm in the Galleria at 2 Bridge Avenue. *Picture packages are available for purchase.
11.29.14 - 12.21.14 | 12pm-4pm
Red Bank Menorah Lighting
12.17.14 | 6:00PM
Red Bank Train Station
Join us for the annual Red Bank Menorah Lighting for the lighting of the candles, prayers and songs. Presented by Rabbi Sultar of B'Nai Israel in Rumson.
Storybook Land in Egg Harbor Township is where Santa comes up his chimney to wave his magic wand to light the spectacular display of thousands of lights for the Holiday Season. At 5 pm, through December 23, Santa will light the Park and he and Mrs. Claus will be in their chalet to greet children (weather permitting). The display of more than one million lights will be open to visitors through December 30 (weather permitting).
Santa visiting Cape May Park & Zoo
Mark your calendar and save the date for Santa’s visit to the Cape May County Park and Zoo! Freeholder E. Marie Hayes and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite the public to take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus during “Santa’s Family Workshop” on Saturday, December 14th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
This free, family event, hosted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders, will also include crafts, education stations, entertainment and treats.
After telling Santa your wish list for Christmas, stroll through the zoo and see the more than 500 animals that call the Cape May County Zoo home – including our new snow leopard cubs, giraffe and bison.
Freeholder Hayes said, “This free holiday event is a way for us to share the joy of the season with our residents and visitors to the Cape May County Zoo.”
So take your camera and the entire family to the Cape May County Zoo for a day of holiday fun.
The Cape May County Zoo is located at 707 Route 9 North in Cape May Court House (Exit 11 off the Garden State Parkway). The free Zoo is open, weather permitting, 364 days a year – closed on Christmas Day.
For additional information please call 465-5271 or visit capemaycountygov.net.
Santa Claus is coming to town! Bring your little ones to share their holiday wish list, and get your annual Santa photos. Check here for hours until December 24.
Or Tuesdays, November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17
Starting at 6:00 PM
Start a new tradition and visit Santa in your pajamas. Bring your child's favorite stuffed animal, blanket or book and capture a magical and memorable moment, sure to be remembered for years to come.
Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots and create a memorable moment for a deserving child in our community too. And with a $3 donation for Toys for Tots, you can receive a customized email letter from Santa on Christmas Eve.
You can enter your photo for a chance to win a Most Memorable Santa Photo Contest to win a $500 Shop Etc. Mall Gift Card. Visit SantaPhotoContest.com to view your photos with Santa and enter!
Holiday Events in Somerville
On December 7
From 11am-3pm, visit Santa today at Yogurt Oasis, a photographer will be on hand, a $5 suggested donation.
Then at 6pm Somerville's Annual Fire Truck Holiday Light Parade will travel through downtown Somerville. The Somerville Fire Department proudly announces its 2nd annual Holiday Lights Parade, starting at 6 pm.
Prizes will be given out for the best decorated fire and emergency vehicles, personal floats and vehicle, and best decorated houses and/or business along the parade route.
12/15/2012, 10:00 am, The Gazebo, Cranford
Contact Person : Cranford Chamber of Commerce
Phone #: 908.272.6114
Web Site: www.cranford.com/chamber
10:00 am to Noon on December 21, Santa will be at Centennial Village. Photos with Santa are $3.00 each. Snacks and hot chocolate provided by the Cranford Jaycees. 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm - Santa will be at the Gazebo. Photos are $3.00 each. 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Free Trolley Rides. Co-sponsored by Two River Bank.
Lunch with Santa
The Westfield Area Y is hosting Lunch with Santa from 12:30 pm to 2 pm on December 11. Enjoy lunch, sing Christmas Carols and have your photo taken with Santa.The cost is $8 per person in advance, $10 per person at the door. Children under 2 are free. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended because this event often sells out. Proceeds will benefit the Y Strong Kids Campaign. Call the Welcome Center at the Main Y Facility at (908) 233-2700 for more information.
Breakfast with Santa
Elks Lodge 2356 in Sparta is hosting Breakfast with Santa from 8 am to 11 am on December 11. The cost is $6 per adult and $3 for kids 4 to 12 years old. Children 3 and under are free. Come get your picture taken with Santa and enjoy breakfast. Call the lodge for tickets or further information (973) 534-6872.
The Holidays in Ocean City
There are several holiday festivities to choose from in Ocean City.
Kids can enjoy Breakfast with Santa from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at a different downtown restaurant on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. For more information, call 609-398-4662.
There will be photos with Santa from 12 pm to 3 pm at the Music Pier on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. There will be free horse and carriage rides in front of city hall from 12 pm to 3 pm on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.
Santa Train Rides
For the 19th year, the Tri-State Railway Historical Society will be offering Santa Train Rides on Dec. 10. Trains run from the Hackettstown, Mount Arlington, Netcong and the Dover stations. Each child will have the opportunity to meet Santa so parents should bring their cameras. Wherever you choose to board, you will ride a full round trip lasting about one hour. Your fare - $13 for adults and $9 for kids under 12 (2 years and younger are free) - includes an activity book and a little toy for every child. See the website for specific departure times for each station.
To see our complete event listings please visit our event calendar here.