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Posted on: October 1, 2018

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NEWS FLASH ~ SPECIAL NORTH POLE BULLETIN ~ NEWS FLASH SANTA ARRIVES IN WOODBRIDGE 

Annual Woodbridge Township Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration 

Fri., Nov. 30, 2018 ~ 5:00 PM

Barron Arts Center


Fords Business Community Holiday Festival & Christmas Tree Lighting

Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 ~ 3:00 to 6:00 PM

New Brunswick Avenue


Colonia Business Community Holiday Festival & Christmas Tree Lighting

Thurs., Dec. 6, 2018 ~ 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Evergreen Center, Inman Avenue


Woodbridge Township - Mayor John E. McCormac just received a special news bulletin from the North Pole that Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in Woodbridge on Fri., Nov. 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM to assist in lighting the official Woodbridge Township Christmas tree at The Barron Arts Center (582 Rahway Avenue.)  

The annual Christmas tree lighting and holiday celebration includes seasonal music selections and carols performed by the award-winning Woodbridge High School Choir and the Woodbridge High School Marching Band.  Following the tree lighting, the Barron Arts Center will open the region’s largest Holiday Train Show & Exhibit.  The holiday train display has become the singular ‘stop’ for the ‘Season of Giving’ food drive.  This year, the Barron Arts Center holiday train display is “on track” until December 30 (closed Dec. 25)... if you’re stopping by to see the incredible train exhibit, plan to drop-off a food donation at the holiday express.

The 3rd Annual Holiday Festival & Christmas Tree Lighting – sponsored by the Fords Business Community – is set for Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Fords Public Parking Lot located at 555 New Brunswick Avenue (next to Olsen Towers).  Stroll & Shop the ‘Buy Local’ businesses on New Brunswick Avenue.  Photos with Santa.  Holiday entertainment.  Food.  FREE Grand Prize Drawings!!!  The Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes place at 6:00 PM.

The 58th Annual Woodbridge Township Holiday Parade steps-off on Sun., Dec. 2 at 1:30 PM from Woodbridge High School… marches down Amboy Ave. to Main Street… concluding at the reviewing stand at Town Hall.  Join in this year’s parade as more than 75 contingencies, including unique holiday-themed floats, high school marching bands, holiday choirs, community organizations, student and veterans groups and surprise guests join Santa and Mrs. Claus in welcoming the holiday season to Woodbridge.  The ‘Season of Giving’ food drive continues with We Feed Woodbridge collecting food donations along the parade route.  For up-to-the minute parade information contact the Recreation Department Holiday Hot Line at 732-602-6045 or visit the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

The Annual Colonia Business Community’s Holiday Festival & Christmas Tree Lighting is set for Thurs., Dec. 6, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Evergreen Center (400 Inman Ave., Colonia).  Santa arrives at 6:30 PM to light the tree!  Meet Herbie the Camel and his friends at the holiday petting zoo!!! Holiday carolers.  Pictures with Santa.  Refreshments.  And More!!!  The CBC is collecting donations for Toys for Tots and non-perishable food items for the ‘Season of Giving’ food drive.

The Woodbridge Township ‘Season of Giving’ food drive continues at the following Woodbridge Township holiday events:


Dec. 7

Barron Arts Center Presents: Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert

The Jazz Lobsters Big Band: An Evening of Traditional Standards & Holiday Favorites 

The Theater at Woodbridge Middle School ~ 7:30 PM  


Dec. 8

Recreation Department Presents: Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Decorating

Parker Press Park ~ 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Dec. 15

Woodbridge Recreation Department Presents: Pictures with Santa

Parker Press Park ~ 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Dec. 15

Woodbridge Community Choir Presents:

Journey Into the Winter Sky: A Winter Concert

St. Anthony of Padua Church

7:30 PM – FREE Admission


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