Friday, December 1st from 5-9pm and  Saturday December 2nd 12-4 The Hackettstown BID will host the Annual Hometown Holiday celebration!

Due to inclement weather, the DJ on Main Street is canceled for Sunday December 3.

  All of our events are Rain or Shine (Tree lighting, Parade, Santa Arrival and Santa Selfies, entertainment, etc)  We have moved some of our entertainment under the Holiday Bazaar Vendor tent (Behind Stella G’s) so that visitors can still enjoy the entertainment in addition to the food and vendors.
Due to the rain, the horse and carriage rides have been cancelled.
Santa will be in the Moore Street Firehouse from 7:45 – 9pm (after the parade and tree lighting) 
We are hoping to go LIVE on Facebook to bring you the Holiday Parade as well as the Tree Lighting Tonight if you are unable to join us. Follow us @hackettstownbid. 
 We look forward to seeing you this weekend.
  • 5:00–9:00pm Hackettstown Historical Society Open House with refreshments (106 Church St.)
  • 5:00–6:30pm Community Christmas Carol Sing a Long & Treats with the Grand Illumination of Seay Building (Centenary University, Seay Building)
  • 5:30pm Hackettstown High School Chorale Select Ensemble(Gazebo)
  • 6:00–9:00pm Holiday Bazaar Food & Shopping Tent(Behind Stella G’s) Including Marlie’s Food Truck, Bright Smiles 4 Kids, Wyrd Lilly, The G & G Big Closet, Centerpoint Wellness, Fromage LLC, Tracey’s Candy Shoppe, Hot Cocoa Bar by Greene’s Beans Cafe, Home Sweet Hackettstown, Valley National Bank, Ivy Rehab/Kara-bout your body-Plus more will be added!
  • 6:00-8:00pm Maryann McFadden Book Signing – The Christmas Star (Lulu’s Book Nook inside Me To You @ 206 Main St)
  • 6:00pm “The Tap Ladies” Holiday Dance (Canceled due to rain)
  • 6:15-7:00pm Faith Center for the Arts A Cappella Choir (Holiday Bazaar Tent)
  • 6:15-7:00pm Hackettstown Community Band (193 Main St)
  • 6:30–7:00pm Colonial Musketeers Senior Corps(Berk’s Outlet Store, Main St.)
  • 7:00–7:30pm Santa Parade (Main Street @ Plane Street to Moore St)
  • 7:30pm Tree Lighting (Main & Moore St. Gazebo)
  • 7:45–9:00pm Santa Selfie Station with Kiwanis/Key Club Hot Chocolate and Cookies (Moore St. Fire House)
  • 7:45-8:15pm Colonial Musketeers Junior Corps (Gazebo)
  • 7:45-8:15pm Hackettstown High School Band (Moore Street by Stella G’s)
  • 7:45-9pm Trinity Church will be offering two offerings in Trinity House -Free Family Holiday Photo pictures (take a picture with the family for a your holiday card – green screen technology – pick your holiday background) Decorate your own Tree Ornament ($2.00 each)
  • 8:00pm Centenary Stage presents “The Little Mermaid” (Centenary Univ., Lackland Ctr, 715 Grand Ave.)
  • FREE Pickles at Kilhaneys ( 173 Main Street)
  • 6:30 pm-Trivia Night at Man Skirt Brewing (144 Main St)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Holiday Music on Main Street from 12-5 all weekend-Shop, Dine and Drink locally with specials and activities through town.

***** Saturday 12/2 from 12-4pm Visit Santa’s Wonderland at the Community Center, 293 Main Street.(partnered with the Hackettstown Rec)  *******

12/2- 2pm Aries Moon Crystals (208 Main Street)  Operatic Christmas with Greg Vionier

12/2 from 2-4 PM-Maguire-Scala Memorial Home and Everitt House join together to help those in need.  Meet the Grinch at Maguire-Scala Memorial Home. Hot Chocolate will be served at Maguire-Scala.  Make a Christmas card for a senior with ART Stitution.  All cards created will be delivered to our local nursing homes to spread holiday cheer. Please provide an unwrapped toy; all toys will go to local families here in Hackettstown.  From 4:30-6:30 Christmas Music / Caroling, Hot Cider and sweet treats will be served on the front porch of Everitt House. They will be also be collecting non-perishable food items to support our local food pantry.

Sunday 12/3 from 12-5- pop up sale at Center Point Wellness (350 Willow Grove). Wellness & yoga inspired gifts along with gift cards.

**The Hackettstown Parking Authority is providing FREE PARKING in all municipal parking lots and metered parking spaces for Hometown Holiday Weekend!

Thank you to our 2023 Hometown Holiday Co Hosts and Sponsors: Mars Wrigley, John Johnson Automotive Group, Bright Smiles 4 Kids, Foundation for Atlantic Health/Hackettstown Medical Center, Valley National Bank, House of the Good Shepherd, Stuber Insurance, Maguire Scala Memorial, WRNJ,  Centenary University,  Wawa, Visions Federal Credit Union, Hackettstown Rotary, Hackettstown Recreation Commission

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