Tis’ the season! Hunterdon County is prepping for the most wonderful time of the year! Tree lightings, holiday performances, parades and more are all in the lineup for this year’s Holiday Season. Get into the spirit of the season and check out our list of Hunterdon County’s upcoming events, party catering ideas and spots to get your Christmas tree.
Plus, if you’re specifically looking for spots to see Santa, be sure to take a look at a roundup of events at this link.
And for unique #shoplocal gift ideas, visit our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide.
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The North Pole Express
When: Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 23 to Dec. 28
Where: Flemington Station, 80 Stangl Road, Flemington, NJ
BR&W’s North Pole Express is the perfect way to get the entire family into the Christmas spirit! Ride the train with Santa’s elves, meet Santa Claus, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, and get your face painted at North Pole Station. All trains depart Flemington Station. The two-hour ride includes a gift from Santa’s sleigh and a free photo strip print (additional 4 x 6 photos available for purchase). For more information click here or call (908) 782-6622.
Roxey Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”
When: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. (sensory friendly) and 4 p.m.; Suday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
Where: The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing
Roxey Ballet will present its 25th annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” This year’s cast features recognized community leaders performing alongside the company’s roster of world-class artists. This family-friendly performance is a great way to introduce ballet to children and get the entire family in the Christmas spirit. Tickets start at $22. Click here for more information.
Thursday Night Holiday Lights
When: Thursdays, Dec. 5-19 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Downtown Flemington
Main Street, Stangl Road and Mine Street will feature caroling, antique fire truck rides, beautiful luminaries, visits from Santa and Paw Patrol, a wine tasting, live music and great shopping including special offers and fun activities from local businesses. New this year, a holiday trolley will link Main Street, Mine, and Stangl Road. Sponsored by Flemington ShopRite.
A Charlie Brown Christmas at Music Mountain Theatre
When: Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: 1482 Route 179, Lambertville
The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play, and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased here.
Annual Music Mountain Theater Big Band Holiday Concert
When: Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 21, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 3 p.m.
Where: 1483 Route 179, Lambertville
A festive evening of song and dance combining quintessential holiday music, played live by a 17-piece big band, and performed by some of your favorite MMT personalities. Tickets are $23-25 and can be purchased here.
Princeton Tree Lighting 2019
When: Friday, Nov. 29, 5 p.m.
Where: Palmer Square, 25 Chambers Street, Princeton
Performances from the Princeton High School Choir and School of Rock Princeton.
When: Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec.1
Where: Main Street, Clinton, NJ
Stroll through town and enjoy festivities and decorations. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, street vendors and more. This is a great way to end Thanksgiving weekend and kick-off the Christmas season. For more information,visit www.visitclintonnj.com.
Winter Village at the Red Mill Museum
When: Friday, Nov. 29-Sunday Dec. 1
Where: Red Mill Museum, 56 Main Street, Clinton
This three-day German-style outdoor, tented and heated, winter craft market in the heart of Clinton, features more than 40 local craft artisans, vintage peddlers, and food trucks each day.
Santa Visits Solberg Airport
When: Saturday, Nov. 30 1 p.m.-5 p .m.
Where: Solberg-Hunterdon Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road, Whitehouse Station
There will be introductory flight lessons, static aircraft displays, fly-ins, hot-air balloons, hot-air balloon walk-through provided by balloon-rides.com, kids bouncy house, 4-H Petting Zoo, a cookout by the Kiwanis, and much-much more. Santa Flies in at 2 p.m. Hot-air balloon launch is at 3 p.m.
Christmas on the Farm
When: Sun. Dec. 1 Noon- 4 p.m.
Where: Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead, 1605 Route 29, Lambertville
Blacksmith demonstrations, craft vendors, holiday music, crafts for the children and refreshments for all. Take your photos with Santa on an antique sleigh. $5 per guest donation, children 5 and under are free.
Annual Holiday Party
When: Sunday, Dec. 1, 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Prallsville Mill, 33 Risler Street, Stockton
Refreshments will be provided at this free holiday fest, with a Storytime for Children given by Mill Docent Anna P. Wyman. Horse and carriage rides, photo opportunities with decor from Oleander Decor, and extra special surprises when Santa rides into Stockton. The festivities are topped off with a tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
Lebanon Township Annual Tree Lighting and Visit with Santa
When: Sunday, Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: 530 West Hill Road, Glen Gardner
Come celebrate this tradition with friends and neighbors at the annual tree lighting! Bring your camera for pictures with Santa, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and cookies, listen to caroling and welcome in this festive season. The tree is lit at 4:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, followed by caroling courtesy of Woodglen students. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by Lebanon Township Volunteer Fire Department escort. This free family fun is a must!
Delaware River Towns Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
When: Sunday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Tree lighting 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Parade begins at Union Square at 5:30 p.m., tree lighting at the Logan Inn, New Hope
Enjoy delicious treats and refreshments as Santa and Mrs. Claus greet the town at this fun-filled event. Meet the Roxey Ballet’s ballerinas, listen to holiday music and more. And don’t forget to stick around for the fireworks finale!
5th Annual Whitehouse Station Tree Lighting
When: Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Where: The Ryland Inn, 115 Route 28, Whitehouse Station
Holiday fun for all ages featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, a visit from Santa and his elves, holiday cookies, music and carolers and more.
2019 Clinton Christmas Parade
When: Friday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Clinton
The 33rd Annual Clinton Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m.
Califon Holiday Crafts and Vendor
When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Califon Fire Co., 41 Main Street, Califon
Christmas on the Farm at Howell Living History Farm
When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ
Listen to the jingle bells ring when the horses are hitched up for the morning trip to the woodlot, where visitors can help find the perfect tree for Howell Farm’s Christmas celebration. Stick around to greet St. Nick when he arrives to listen to the children’s Christmas wishes! In addition, families can participate in farmhouse tours, live music, wagon rides, and a children’s craft program. Pop by the Visitor Center for lunch, a gift shop, and a 2-seater sleigh perfect for taking family portraits. Parking & admission are free.
Santa on the River
When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m.
Where: Sunbeam Lenape Park, Bridge Street, Frenchtown
Santa arrives by boat at 2 p.m. Stay for the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.
Lambertville Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m.
Where: Kline’s Court, Lambertville
Festivities will include a visit from Santa, tree lighting, live music, refreshments, and a screening of the Muppet Christmas Carol at 5:30 at the ACME.
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa
When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Glen Gardner Fire Co. No. 1, 2168 Route 31, Glen Gardner
Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. Enjoy crafts, music and more. If you can’t make Santa’s visit, join the cookie walk and holiday bake sale at the firehouse on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-4p.m. Proceeds benefit Dan Hardy Memorial.
Musical Celebration of Christmas Hosted by Riverside Symphonia
When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: South Hunterdon Regional High School, 301 Mt. Airy Harbourton Road, Lambertville
Experience a festive celebration of the holidays with classical and pop holiday oriented repertoire along with the established traditional favorites from around the world. Grammy nominated baritone Stephen L. Bryant will join the George School Choir for a night with the orchestra not to be missed! Get tickets here.
Hunterdon Holiday Parade
When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 5 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Flemington
Bring your family for a chance to celebrate with the community!
Christmas in Milford
When: Friday, Dec. 13 at from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.,
Where: Downtown Milford
Treelighting, Santa visit and gingerbread lead this event sponsored by the Milford Merchant’s Association.
Say Humbug to Hunger – A Dickens Classic
When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Presbyterian Church of Milford, 70 Bridge Street, Milford
River Union Stage performs a reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Presbyterian Church. Admission is a non-perishable grocery item for area food pantries.
Holiday Lantern Walk with Choir & Co.
When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Where: ArtYard, 62A Trenton Avenue, Frenchtown
Nationally recognized performer Kira Willey and musicians Eve Sheldon and Noah Jarrett will teach familiar holiday classics and festive pop tunes. After rehearsing for about an hour, the group will walk on the towpath—carrying beautiful paper lanterns—to Bridge Street and go a-caroling. Donations collected at this event will benefit Rolling Harvest Food Rescue.
Holiday Fireside Bedtime Stories
When: Monday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Flemington Free Public Library, 118 Main St., Flemington
Enjoy holiday-themed bedtime stories by the fireplace. Snacks and hot chocolate will be served.
All is Calm, the Christmas Truce of 1914
When: Friday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: South Hunterdon Regional High School, 301 Mt. Airy-Harbourton Road, Lambertville
Franklin Theatre Works , Ensemble Theatre of NJ brings to life a true story of the Christmas Truce of World War I. Tickets $18-25.
Winter Solstice Sacred Sound Healing Meditation
When: Saturday, Dec. 21 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: RiverSoul Yoga, 23 Bridge Street, Milford
Creative Frequencies fuses the richness of ancient sacred sound healing instruments with their own experimental contemporary technique. Manage stress and increase resilience by activating the body’s electromagnetic intelligence using sound therapy.
When: Saturday, Dec. 21. 6 p.m.
Where: Yoga Loka, Race Street, Frenchtown
A special two-hour class to celebrate the longest night of the year and the subsequent return of light. Turn inward as the season calls us to do, soften into yoga postures accompanied by award-winning musicianHeidi Breyer.
8th Annual Community Solstice Sing
When: Saturday, Dec. 21
Where: The Birdhouse Center for the Arts, 7 N. Main Street, Lambertville
Co-founders Bronwyn Bird and Justin Nawn lead an evening of carols, sea chanteys, pub songs, rousing gospel tunes, and old favorites. Bring your family, favorite drinks/food and friends for a cozy evening of community celebration. Featured performers include the “Historical Harmonies/Colonial Revelers” the “Not Just Nyckelharpa Orchestra” and more. Refreshments will be provided additional snacks and beverages are welcome. Tickets: $5
Free Whitehouse Wind Symphony Holiday Concerts
When: Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Whitehouse United Methodist Church, 73 Route 28, Whitehouse Station
When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m.
Where: The Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse, 75 Main Street, Flemington
When: Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:30p.m.
Where: Flemington United Methodist Church, 116 Main Street, Flemington
When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m.
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 158 West High Street, Somerville
Concertgoers will enjoy the band’s arrangements of classic Christmas carols such as “Good King Wenceslas,” “Hark The Herald Angels Sing,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful.” The band will also play holiday favorites such as “Jingle Bells,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and “Frosty the Snowman.” Children will be invited to ring sleigh bells as the band plays “Sleigh Ride.” Audience members will also have the opportunity to sing along.
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn
11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
Whether you’re celebrating with a few close friends or inviting 200 guests, Lambertville Station offers a diverse selection of elegant ballrooms & private rooms ideal for celebrations.
15 Landsdowne Catering
29 Race Street, Frenchtown, NJ
The holiday season is a time for family, friends, fabulous parties, and of course, incredible food. Unfortunately, with how busy we all get, it can be exhausting just trying to get Thanksgiving dinner on the table, let alone planning a cocktail party for 50! This is where a little help is always welcome. Whether you are looking for a classic Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah meal, or want to throw a fabulous holiday party for 100, 15 Landsdowne is here to help ensure that your meal or party is as magical as the season.
Belly Acres Christmas Tree Farm
665 Royal Avenue, Franklinville
Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving until Christmas
Black Oak Farm
9 Black Oak Lane, Asbury
Open: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Monday, from November 29th thru December 22nd
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Farm
231 Adamic Hill Rd., Milford, NJ
Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday, starting November 29th
352 Quakertown Road, Pittstown NJ
Open: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 29th, then Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas
Cole’s Country Tree Farm
478 County Road 579 Alexandria Twp, NJ
Open: Daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from November 29th through December 23rd
14 Pulaski Road, Whitehouse Station
Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays starting December 7th
The Evergreen Farm
4 Bass Lane, Lebanon, NJ
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., every weekend between November 23rd until December 22nd, including Black Friday
Hall Christmas Tree Farm
93 Red Mill Rd., Glen Gardner, NJ
Open 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., November 29th and then every Saturday and Sunday until December 22nd (closes at 2 p.m. on the 22nd)
Holly Bough Christmas Tree Farm
88 Cole Rd., Whitehouse Station, NJ
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 29th, then Saturdays and Sundays through December 15th
Martin Family Tree Farm
70 Manners Road, East Amwell, NJ
Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday afternoons, Saturday and Sunday from November 29th through December 22nd
Murray Christmas Trees
37 Philhower Rd., Tewksbury, NJ
Call for 2019 hours of operation
Penwell Mountain Farm
384 Penwell Rd., Port Murray, NJ
Call for 2019 hours of operation
438 Quakertown Rd., Flemington, NJ
Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting November 29th until sold out
Rosemont Tree Farm
131 Kingwood-Stockton Rd., Stockton, NJ
Open: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, November 29th and every Thursday through Sunday
163 Old Franklin School Rd., Pittstown, NJ
Open: Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 29th until December 24 (during the week, it’s best to call prior)