Tis’ the season! Hunterdon County is celebrating 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.
Don’t miss out on any of the holiday fun with our comprehensive 2021 Holiday Guide to Hunterdon County:
Click the images below to read more about the #shoplocal Gift Guide, Christmas Tree Farms, Where to See Santa and Holiday Celebrations. While you’re out and about this holiday season, check out some of these spots to have coffee & brunch.
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Farm
231 Adamic Hill Rd., Milford, NJ
Open: 10 am – 4 pm, Friday – Sunday
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Farm is a veteran and family owned and operated Christmas tree farm. Trees available up to 12′ and all trees are $65.
352 Quakertown Road, Pittstown, NJ
Open: Saturdays & Sundays, 12/4-12/5, 12/11-12/12, 12/18-12/19 (or until sold out)
Cherryville Farms is family owned and operated and is a permanently preserved working agricultural farm. The five species of quality trees are a must see. They are grown with a variety of trimming styles. Short or tall, skinny or full, hand sheared or more natural, there is a tree for you. There are also wreaths, crafts and refreshments. Kids can enjoy the elves and get a candy cane as well.
Cole’s Country Tree Farm
478 County Road 579, Milford, NJ
Open: 7 days/week 9 am – 4:30 pm until December 23rd
At Cole’s Country Tree Farm you can choose and cut trees. There are also centerpieces, wreaths, garland, accessories and grave blankets for sale. Cash or check only.
The Evergreen Farm
4 Bass Lane, Lebanon, NJ
Open: Every weekend until Christmas from 10 am – 5 pm
Most available trees are 6-10 foot in height and priced at $10 per foot. The price includes all of the extras as well: cutting the tree, balling it, drilling a hole in the bottom and tying it on your car. There are also pre-cut wreaths, grave blankets, ornaments, lights and more.
Holly Bough Christmas Tree Farm
88 Cole Rd., Whitehouse Station, NJ
Open: Weekends from 10 am – 5 pm
Grown on the farm, the trees are not cut until you choose the one you want. The workers there can cut it for you or can provide you with a saw to cut it yourself. They put your tree through a mesh net to make it easy to transport, and will help you secure it to your car or in your trunk. A visit to the Holly Bough Tree Farm makes lasting family memories.
Martin Family Tree Farm
68 Manners Road, Ringoes, NJ
Open: Saturdays and Sundays until December 19
Come and cut your own “Jersey Fresh” Christmas tree! They have thousands of trees of all sizes in the ground and are offering Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce and Canaan Fir.
When: Select dates in December
Where: Ringoes Station, 108 John Ringo Road, Ringoes, NJ
Ride the Santa Express! This is one of BR&Ws most popular annual events. Arrive at the Flemington Station about 20 minutes prior to your train’s schedule departure. The train ride goes from Flemington to “North Pole Station” and returns. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on board the train. There will be a silver sleigh bell gift for all children, a gold souvenir, Santa’s Sleigh and Christmas tree photo ops.
Christmas on the Farm
When: December 4, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Howell Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ
Christmas crafts, farm animal visits, and opportunities to peek inside a decorated circa-1900 farmhouse are just part of the fun scheduled for Christmas on the Farm. The farm’s forge, horse barn and outdoor gift shop will all be open – as well as the barnyard, where families can take selfies in the horse-drawn bobsled used for sleigh rides. Visitors are invited to bring canned goods for contribution to the farm’s Share the Harvest Program. Pre-registration is not required, but guests must sign in.
Lebanon Township Visit With Santa & Tree Lighting
When: December 5th, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Lebanon Township Municipal Building, 530 West Hill Road, Lebanon, NJ
Come celebrate with friends! This evening includes a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, music and tree lighting. Bring your letters for Santa and a camera. Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the North Hunterdon Food Pantry.
Brunch With Santa at Alstede Farms
When: December 4, 5, 11, 12
Where: 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ
Enjoy a festive atmosphere at Harvest Hall with featured guest, Santa and his helpers, while indulging in a casual family style buffet meal for a truly memorable experience. All seating will be indoors with photo opportunities with Santa.
Hunterdon Holiday Parade
When: Sunday, December 5, 5 pm – 7 pm
Where: Main Street, Flemington, NJ
Don’t miss the annual Christmas parade down Main Street in Flemington, NJ!
Clinton Holiday Parade
When: Friday, December 3, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Main Street, Clinton, NJ
Don’t miss the annual Christmas parade down Main Street in Clinton, NJ!
Frenchtown Festive! Carriage Rides & Clydesdales
When: Saturday, December 11, 12 – 4 pm
Where: Sunbeam Park
Frenchtown will be very festive this holiday season! Come and experience Frenchtown by horse and carriage rides. Take a spin around the beautiful downtown in an old-fashioned carriage, pulled by Clydesdale brothers, Luke and Mack from Peacefield Carraige. This experience is made possible through the generous support of Frenchtown Borough. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving via horse and carriage between 11:30 am and 12 pm after a ride through town, they will head to Sunbeam Park for a quick wave before they jump on the firetruck to head to their next stop. Rides are free and no reservations are required.
Lambertville Holiday Celebration
When: Saturday, December 11, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
When: Lambertville Square
Starting at 3 pm, there will be children’s ornament decorating, holiday music, and of course, Santa! The Lambertville Square Tree Lighting will begin at 5:00 pm.
Red Mill Village Festival of Trees
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6 pm, December 4-19
When: The Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main Street, Clinton, NJ
The Red Mill Museum Village is the setting for over 200 years of history, with decorated trees on display Saturdays and Sundays until December 19th.
Holiday Season at Peddler’s Village
When: Now through January 9, 2022
Where: Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA
Peddler’s Village is always a popular holiday destination in Bucks County! Shop unique specialty shops, enjoy the lights, and check out all of the holiday festivities. Santa will make appearances throughout the season at Giggleberry Fair and special dining events. Click here for more details. Peddler’s Village also hosts a Holly Jolly Weekend on December 4th and 5th with Santa Parades starting at 1:30 pm both days. On December 10th, Santa visits Sweet Occasions and will be there for photos and reading a Christmas story to the children. Gingerbread decorating workshops are on December 16th from 5 pm – 8 pm.
New Hope Railroad | Santa’s Steam Train Ride
When: Now through Christmas Eve – times vary
Where: 32 W. Bridge Street, New Hope, PA
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus on a journey through historic Bucks County on a train pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. The whole family can enjoy the ride with a warm cookie and caroling from roaming musicians. Everyone gets a special gift from Santa to take with him or her throughout the entire holiday season. Check the website for times and pricing.
Sesame Place’s A Very Furry Christmas
When: Now through January 2
Where: 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA
Join your favorite Sesame Street friends in a family-friendly celebration of everything holiday! At the center of the 1-2-3 Christmas Tree show is a 30-foot, fully illuminated pixel-based tree that projects festive, animated images while guests can dance along to a festive holiday soundtrack. Take a photo with Santa and visit the all-new Christmas Family Fun Zone.
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By: Sophia DeWald