Santa returns for HKTWN’s 13th Annual Hometown Holiday

The 13th Annual Hackettstown Hometown Holiday will take place Friday, November 30, 2018 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 and Mrs. Claus 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.



Scheduled Groups and Events for the Night


Carriage Rides

Rides start directly in front of the Seay Administration Building at 5:00 pm, then starting at 6:00 pm they will take passengers from the Moore Street Firehouse.



Hackettstown Community Band

HHS Chorale

Colonial Musketeers

Senior Corps Colonial Musketeers


Holiday Tent Food

C & L Subs N Grub

Philly Pretzel Factory

The Grove

TOPO & The Pandan Room

Hackettstown Health Foods


Holiday Tent Shopping & Community Groups

Army Recruitment Hackettstown

Luce Custom Home Decor

Wells Fargo

Centenary University Alumni

Hackettstown Parking Authority



Hackettstown Fire Department

HHS Cheerleaders

Junior Colonial Musketeers



Schedule of Events

Participating Businesses and Restaurants

Army Recruitment Center
Colonial Musketeers
C&L Subs n Grub
Enjoy Creperie
Greene’s Beans
Hackettstown Health Foods
Hackettstown Parking Authority
Hackettstown Pet & Supplies
Kilhaney’s Pickles
Luce Custom Home Decor
The Pandan Room/TOPO
Philly Pretzel Factory
The Grove Gourmet Deli
Tracey’s Candy Shoppe
Wyrd Lily


Vendor Registration click here!


Performances by

Colonial Musketeers Junior & Senior Ancient Fife & Drum Corps
Hackettstown Community Band
Hackettstown High School Cheerleaders
Hackettstown High School Jazz Ensemble
Hackettstown Middle School Tiger Tunes

+ Centenary Stage Co. presents Newsies: The Musical at the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave.


For questions or other information, contact the BID at 908-850-5004 or