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12:30 pm

Conifers at Christmas

December 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Route 31
Lebanon, NJ United States
$3

Date: Thursday, December 6 Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Location: Arboretum Ages: 10 through adult Cost: $3 Needing to get out more often in the winter? Take a winter walk through our gardens to discover how many different evergreens grow here at the Arboretum. Conifers are an ancient and diverse group of trees, but...

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3:30 pm

A Visit With Santa – Linden Library

December 6, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Linden Library, 31 East Henry St
Linden, NJ United States
Free

Join us at the library on December 6, 2018 for a very special visit from Santa from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This event is open to all Linden residents and photos may be taken. Sign-up to get your free tickets to the program on the 3rd floor.

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5:00 pm

Moorestown Holiday Stroll

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street – Moorestown, Main Street
Moorestown, NJ United States
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Free

Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 5pm-9pm Main Street | Moorestown Enjoy Sights & Sounds of the Season on Main Street, Moorestown Holiday Deals and Special Offers A Visit from Santa (6:00-8:00 p.m.) “What the Holidays Mean to Me” Art Contest Collect the 2nd Annual Moorestown Holiday Ornament

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East Orange Tree Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Orange City Hall, 44 City Hall Plaza
East Orange, NJ 07018 United States
Free

Annual Tree Lighting Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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5:30 pm

Palmer Square Menorah Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Palmer Square, Hulfish Street
Princeton, NJ United States
Free

Menorah Lighting – Thursday, December 6th Please join us for Palmer Square’s Annual Menorah Lighting! Celebrating the 5th Night of Chanukah sponsored by Palmer Square and The Jewish Center Thursday, December 6th at 5:30pm Led by Rabbi Adam Feldman and Cantor Jeff Warschauer of The Jewish Center of Princeton Enjoy holiday food and live music – a...

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Menorah Lighting – Long Branch

December 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Pier Village Long Branch, NJ United States
Free

Presented by the Chabad of the Shore, join us for Chanukah on Ice at Ice at the Pier from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Jelly Donuts and Latkes will be served before the Giant Menorah Lighting.

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Hanukkah & Menorah Lighting Ceremony – Hackensack

December 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Bergen County Administration Building, 1 Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, NJ 07601 United States
Free

Thursday, December 6 | 5:30pm

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6:00 pm

Elizabeth 3rd Ward Tree Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Corner of Summit Rd & Park Ave. Elizabeth, NJ United States
Free

Join 3rd Ward Councilman Kevin Kiniery at his Annual Tree Lighting on December 6th.

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Gloucester City Christmas Parade

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gloucester City NJ United States
Free

Come out and help Gloucester City celebrate 150 years with our 2018 Christmas Parade. Parade will start at Johnson Blvd and Monmouth St. It will head west on Monmouth ending at Fire Headquarters on King St.

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Closter Tree Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Closter Borough Hall, 295 Closter Dock Road
Closter, NJ United States
Free

Closter’s Annual TREE LIGHTING at the Closter Borough Hall Friends, families and neighbors are all invited to enjoy the annual Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m. in the front of the Closter Borough Hall. Closter’s Improvement Commission welcomes all with songs and music. This year’s special guest, Santa Claus, will be arriving...

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6:15 pm

Maplewood Menorah Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 6:15 pm
Ricalton Square Maplewood, NJ United States
Free

Join us in Ricalton Square at 6:15pm for the Menorah Lighting!

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6:30 pm

Oradell Menorah Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Borough Hall – Oradell Oradell, NJ United States
Free

Menorah Lighting Thursday, December 6th 6:30 pm Borough Hall Front Lawn

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Uptown Christmas Tree Lighting in Bayonne

December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dr. Morris Park, 47th St & Broadway
Bayonne, NJ United States
Free

12/6/2018 | Uptown Christmas Tree Lighting Dr. Morris Park - 47th Street & Broadway 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Port Republic Tree Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Harry Bowen Park, 143 Main Street
Port Republic, NJ United States
Free

Annual Tree Lighting Thursday, December 6 at 6:30pm Pavilion, Harry Bowen Park (143 Main Street) Homemade cookies & Hot Chocolate will be provided!

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Edison Tree Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Heritage at Clara Barton, 1015 Amboy Avenue
Edison, NJ United States
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Free

EDISON TOWNSHIP’S 29th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Thursday, December 6th | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Front Lawn of The Heritage at Clara Barton 1015 Amboy Avenue, Edison The lighting of the Township tree, and a visit from Santa, the Jolly Guy from the North Pole, will highlight our 29th annual family event. Lighting the...

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Lambertville Menorah Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Join Chabad of Hunterdon County and the city of Lambertville as we gather to light the menorah and celebrate Chanukah with a street party! Singing, Doughnuts, Hot Latkes, Free Manorahs, Door Prizes, Gelt, Chanukah Music, and more! Meet the Dreidel Man and take a picture in front of the giant menorah! Festivities begin at 6:30...

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Carlstadt Tree Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Carlstadt Borough Hall Carlstadt, NJ United States
Free

Make sure you join us this Thursday, December 6th for our annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at Borough Hall. The ceremony starts at 6:30 pm and will be followed by light refreshments

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7:00 pm

Dennis Twp Christmas Parade

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dennis Township Dennis Township, NJ United States
Free

December 6, 2018 | 7:00pm Bleacher seating available on Academy Road. Post Parade festivities held in the school cafeteria. Candy from Santa for children 12 and younger.

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Menorah Lighting at Wayne City Hall

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wayne Municipal Complex, 475 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ United States
Free

Menorah Lighting Ceremony - Thursday, December 6th, 2018 starting at 7:00pm at Wayne Township Municipal Building Chanukah songs accompanied by music, dance, doughnuts, chocolate Gelt & more. Bring all your friends and family!! Schedule: 7:00 PM Public Menorah Ceremony 7:05 PM Mayor Vergano Opening Remarks and Welcome 7:10 PM Rabbi Michel Gurkov, Rabbi Meeka Simerly,...

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Folsom Tree Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Folsom Borough Hall Folsom, NJ United States
Free

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING DECEMBER 6, 2018 @ 7:00PM-BOROUGH HALL

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Burlington Township Tree Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Green Acres Park “2” Bandstand , 1002 Old York Road
Burlington Township, NJ United States
Free

12/6/2018 - Annual Tree Lighting & Toy Drive 2018 Burlington Township's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Toy Drive Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM Green Acres Park "2" Bandstand 1002 Old York Road, Burlington Township, NJ Entertainment By: BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND FOUNTAIN WOODS SCHOOL VOCAL CHORDS B. BERNICE YOUNG SCHOOL CHOIR...

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Pemberton Borough Tree Lighting

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Mill Creek Park, 190 Beverly Rancocas Road
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Free

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event December 6th at 7:00pm at Mill Creek Park

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