Collingswood, New Jersey

The Holidays in Collingswood

2016 details TBA, see below for previous year 

Singers, snow and more in downtown Collingswood Every Friday and Saturday night in December.

A PDF calendar of our holiday events is here!

Shop local! The trees along Haddon and Collings Avenue business districts glow with more than a quarter million lights. Storefronts sparkle with garland and lights set up in beautiful holiday displays. Visit Santa to drop off your wishlist and take photos on Haddon Ave as well!

Collingswood Cash makes a great gift!

See Santa in Collingswood FREE!
Santa is available to hear good girls and boys  every weekend in December! There’s no charge to visit with Santa. Santa will welcome families at his Collingswood Headquarters at The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave. Santa will hear good girls and boys on Friday nights from 6PM to 9PM, Saturdays from 1PM to 3PM and 5PM to 8PM and on Sunday afternoons from 1PM to 3PM.  

Holiday Shopping
Collingswood turns its entire downtown into a winter wonderland - a beautiful shopping streetscape on the Avenue. There are extended shopping hours every Friday and Saturday in December and parking is free in the downtown throughout December to make shopping a breeze. Haddon Avenue in Collingswood is decked out with an estimated 300,000 lights so visitors and residents can shop in a winter wonderland and find just the right gifts for underneath the tree. And the word is it will definitely snow in Collingswood.

Friday & Saturday evenings in December - Caroling! Enjoy holiday caroling while you shop, stroll and dine. Caroling will take place on the steps of the Zane School at the Millenium Clock, unless otherwise noted. Performers TBA.

Saturday, November 21 - Collingswood Cash Sale

Friday, November 27 - Tree Lighting at 7pm
Santa descends from atop Borough Hall by way of the Collingswood Fire Department’s ladder truck – just in time for the Borough’s official Tree Lighting Ceremony. Choral groups will sing as the town tree is lit up with twinkling lights and season’s greetings are made by Mayor Jim Maley and Commissioners Joan Leonard and Mike Hall.

Saturday, November 28 - Holiday Parade at 10am
For details on the Holiday Parade, check out the Holiday Parade page! The largest parade in SJ. A decades old tradition. 

Parade of Lights, Friday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.
Continuing in tradition, fire trucks and floats strung in glittering lights will drive from Zane Ave. to Homestead Ave. (at the Collingswood post office, 970 Haddon Ave) for the Parade of Lights on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30. Collingswood’s Fire Department and civic organizations will come decorated and ready to represent their groups. Trucks will compete for top honors and prizes. Santa will follow on the last truck to greet children and spectators and send season’s greetings. Organizations that would like to be involved can call the Collingswood Fire Department at 856-854-1043. 

Saturday, December 12 – Second Saturday!
The festive lights will make for an extra special Second Saturday event on Dec. 8 starting at 5 p.m. As always, the evening of art and entertainment will host artists, crafters and musicians at studios, galleries, coffee houses and retail shops. Experience art, demonstrations, performances and exhibits at several locations along Haddon Ave.

 

Winter Wonderland 

Haddon Avenue in Collingswood is decked out with thousands of lights so visitors and residents can shop in a winter wonderland and find just the right gifts!  Enjoy extended shopping hours every Friday and Saturday in December and FREE PARKING throughout the month.  Who knows – it may even snow!  Santa’s House will be located at The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Avenue and there’s no charge to give him your list! 

Thursday, December 3
7:30PM  First Thursday Jazz (Charlie Rice All-Stars), Collingswood Community Center

Friday, December 4
6PM to 9PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
6PM to 8PM  CAROLING!  Hotsy Totsy at the Clock and strolling Haddon Avenue
7PM to 7:30PM  First Baptist Church Choir at the Clock
8PM  Wizards of Winter, Scottish Rite Auditorium

Saturday, December 5
1PM to 3PM   Visit with Santa FREE!
5:30PM  Blue Christmas Service at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (839 Haddon Avenue)
5PM to 8PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
6PM to 7PM  CAROLING! Collingswood Madrigals at the Clock
6PM to 8:30PM  CAROLING!  PENN Pipers strolling Haddon Avenue
8PM  Squeeze, Scottish Rite Auditorium

Sunday, December 6

1PM to 3PM  Visit with Santa FREE!

Tuesday, December 8
7:15PM  Collingswood Community Chorus Holiday Concert at the Scottish Rite

Friday, December 11
6PM to 9PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
6PM to 8PM  CAROLING!  Hotsy Totsy in the Parade and strolling Haddon Avenue
6PM to 10PM  Art Within Reach, Artist Showcase at The Factory
6:45-7:45PM  CAROLING! Cherokee High School Girls Choir at the Clock
7:30PM  Parade of Lights along Haddon Avenue:  Fire trucks and floats strung in glittering lights will drive from Zane Ave. to Homestead Ave.

Saturday, December 12: 2nd Saturday-featuring artists, crafters and musicians!
12 NOON to 10PM  Art Within Reach, Artist Showcase, at The Factory
1PM to 3PM   Visit with Santa FREE!
2PM to 8PM   Manger Mania at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 839 Haddon Avenue
5PM to 8PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
6PM to 8:30PM  CAROLING!  PENN Pipers strolling Haddon Avenue
7PM to 9PM  CAROLING! Hotsy Totsy at the Clock and strolling Haddon Avenue

Sunday, December 13
1PM to 3PM  Visit with Santa FREE!

Friday, December 18
6PM to 9PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
6PM to 8PM  CAROLING!  Hotsy Totsy strolling Haddon Avenue
7PM to 8PM  CAROLING!  Exit 4 Acapella at the Clock

Saturday, December 19
1PM to 3PM   Visit with Santa FREE!
1PM and 5PM  The Nutcracker presented by Tricia Sloan Dance Center at the Scottish Rite
5PM to 8PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
5PM to 9PM   Marathon reading of “A Christmas Carol” at Dig This
6PM to 8PM  CAROLING! Hotsy Totsy at the Clock and strolling Haddon Avenue
7PM to 7:30PM   First Baptist Church Choir at the Clock

Sunday, December 20
1PM to 3PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
1PM and 5PM  The Nutcracker presented by Tricia Sloan Dance Center at the Scottish Rite

Tuesday, December 22
7:30PM  Collingswood Sings, highlights from Messiah at First United Methodist Church of Collingswood 

 

Details at Collingswood.com

 

 

 

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