The 2021 Essex County Guide To Menorah and Christmas Tree Lightings
Menorah Lighting will be Tuesday, November 30 at 4:00pm
Christmas Tree Lighting is scheduled for Friday, December 3 at Crane Park, 5:45pm.
55th Annual Tree Lighting
CEDAR GROVE RECREATION PRESENTS
THE 55th ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
WHEN: Friday, December 3rd, 2021 PLACE: Community Park TIME: 6:00pm
Fun & entertainment for all! *Live DJ & Photo Booth Fun
*Trackless Train Rides *Appearance by Frozen’s Elsa, Anna & Olaf! *Live Wooden Soldiers
*CG Library Staff Craft
*Light-up Winter/Christmas themed giveaways *“Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” movie
Mobile Java Bar sponsored by UNICO
(serving hot chocolate & coffee)
& Dellano’s Food Truck giving away zeppoles, fried Oreos &
*UNICO will also have a table receive donations of food or money for the Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair
AND OF COURSE, A GRAND ENTRANCE BY SANTA!!!
East Orange Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
44 City Hall Plaza
East Orange, NJ 07018
Municipal Tree Lighting: Join the community on the first Sunday in December as we ring in the holiday season in front of Glen Ridge Borough Hall.
Those driving past the gazebo at the Livingston Memorial Oval will already see reindeer and other memorable pieces from Livingston’s Camuso Holiday Display, which will return for a special 2021 holiday celebration beginning with a kickoff ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 4.
The Livingston Mall
“The ultimate holiday tradition is back: Photos with Santa!
Maplewood Dickens Village
Thu, Dec 2, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
December 4th 10:30 am-5:00 pm
The Mall At Short Hills
The Mall at Short Hills will host a serene Santa visit for sensory-sensitive children at Santa’s Flight Academy on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 5.
Families must pre-register online for this popular event.
- WHAT: Sensory Santa With Autism Speaks
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 5, 10-11:30 a.m.
- Pre-registration is required: Eventbrite.com
- WHERE: The Mall at Short Hills – Santa’s Flight Academy in Grand Court
1200 Morris Tpke.
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Photos With Santa November 12 – December 24
About this event
WHEN: Sunday, December 5th from 9:30 – 11:30am (sign up for your time slot for entry)
WHERE: The General Store at Cornerstone198 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair – the parking lot of The General Store will be closed to the public and open just for us
COST: $25 per child and $10 for siblings
TICKETS: We have created an entry time slot for your families in an effort to space out attendance and give everyone a fun-filled experience for whatever holiday(s) your family celebrates!
TIME WITH SANTA: Santa will be outdoors with his sleigh waiting patiently just for your kids to find out what they want for Christmas. Each child will be guaranteed individual time with Santa and make sure to bring your cameras!
Have your kids bring letters to put in Santa’s mailbox or we will also have ones to fill out on the spot. We will have a special performance by Beyond the Boogie, bubbles, crafts for all holiday celebrations, a goodie bag, and more!
Date and time
Sun, December 5, 2021
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST
198 Bellevue Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043
Community Day: Winter Wonderland
Saturday, December 11, 2021; 10am-5pm
49 Washington St
Step inside our Winter Wonderland for food, art, and festive fun! Our transformed Museum Garden presents Hip-Hop performances, music, and dance that celebrate holidays around the world. Local vendors Pure Joi Jewelry and Spicegrove will be on-site to satisfy all your holiday shopping needs! Grab food from Hot Dog Lady and Tonnie’s Minis, and the first 300 people will receive a free treat from Tonnie’s Minis!
Throughout the evening, be part of the creation of Newark’s Harriet Tubman Monument by decorating ceramic tiles with your stories of freedom and liberation. The tiles will later be fired and integrated into the final design of the monument.
10am: Doors & Ice Skating Rink
11am: Jingle Bell Hip-Hop Master Class
1pm: Jingle Bell Hip-Hop Performance
2pm: Dance performance by Premiere Dance
West Orange Town Hall
Turtle Back Zoo
TAKE A WINTER STROLL THROUGH THE ESSEX COUNTY TURTLE BACK ZOO THIS HOLIDAY SEASON UNDER THE SPARKLING LIGHTS OF OVER 50 WINTER AND ANIMAL CHARACTERS.
CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF GIVING BY BRINGING DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS, NEW TOYS, AND GENTLY USED COATS.
2021 HOLIDAY LIGHTS
5pm to 9pm
Friday, November 19 – Sunday, November 21
Friday, November 26 – Sunday, November 28
Friday, December 3 – Sunday, December 5
Nightly starting Friday, December 10 – Friday, December 31
(Closed Dec 24 & 25)
Stay Tuned For More Holiday Information!