Santa Returns for HKTWN’s
14th Annual Hometown Holiday

The 14th Annual Hackettstown Hometown Holiday will take place Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5:00-9:00pm. Featuring Santa, local businesses, restaurants, and community groups, it’s a fun night for Hackettstown, residents, and visitors.

Starting at Centenary University with Santa in the front parlors of the Seay Administration building for story time, music, snacks and crafts.  The evening will continue with the Grand Illumination and carriage rides. Take a carriage to the downtown area and enjoy live musical entertainment, holiday shopping and tasty food.

As in years past, Santa will march up Main Street, arriving at the Gazebo on the corner of Main and Moore St. to light the Christmas tree. From there, he and the elves will go to Moore Street Firehouse for free photos with Santa.

Throughout this festive hometown celebration, families and others are invited to enjoy singing, music and other entertainment.  Activities will start at Centenary University, going from 5:00-6:30 pm, and then continue along Main Street and at the downtown Gazebo area until 9:00 pm (weather permitting).  Come enjoy the holiday spirit in Hackettstown, with festivities and shops open late for the night.

Vendor Registration click here!


Schedule of Events
(more to come!)

5:00–6:00pm – Carriage Rides at Centenary

                    Free, Donations welcome     (Centenary, Seay Bldg. pickup)

5:00–6:00pm – Music & Story Time, Crafts, Treats  (Seay Bldg.)

5:00–8:00pm – Hackettstown Historical Society Open House   
                             with free refreshments                   (106 Church St.)

5:00–8:00pm – How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Night
                            playing every 1/2 hour   (Hackettstown Public Library,
                                                                                   110 Church St.)

5:15pm – Grand Illumination of Seay Building  (Centenary University)

6:00–9:00pm – Carriage Rides      (Moore Street pick up)

6:00–9:00pm – Holiday Bazaar Food & Shopping Tent
          Featuring: Hackettstown Business Improvement District
                               Philly Pretzel of Hackettstown
                               Tracey’s Candy Shoppe
                               Soups On Main
                               Centenary Stage Company
                               Mand’s Barber Parlour & Shave Shop
                               Colonial Musketeers Junior Fife and Drum Corps

6:10–6:55pm – Hackettstown Community Band     (193 Main St)

6:30–7:00pm – Hackettstown Middle School
                           Tiger Tunes & Tenor / Bass Ensemble

                                                                         (Holiday Bazaar Entrance)

6:45-7:00pm – Starlet Twirlers
                                                                          (Moore Street Firehouse)

6:45–7:15pm – Colonial Musketeers Senior Corps

                                                                          (Home Towne Hardware)

7:00–7:15pm – Santa Parade (Main Street – Center St – Moore St)

7:00–7:40pm – Hackettstown High School Band

                                                                                   (Moore Street)

7:15–7:30pm – Tree Lighting                 (Main & Moore St. Gazebo)

7:30-8:00pm – Strand String Ensemble        (Strand Theater)

7:30–9:00pm – Santa Selfie Station   with Kiwanis hot chocolate

                                                                 (Moore St. Fire House)

8:00pm – Centenary Stage presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast  

                                (Centenary University, Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave.)


For questions or other information, contact the BID at 908-850-5004 or staff@hackettstownbid.com.