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December 2023 Union County Holiday Events

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Nov 27 5 minutes read

'Tis the season to feel fun and festive! 

Drop by Union County as we celebrate a few of these holiday events and spread some good cheer for the month of December!

Plainfield Holiday Lights Celebration

December 1, Friday at 6:00 PM

Plainfield City Hall, 515 Watchung Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060

Join this free citywide event and watch the sparkle as the Plainfield City Hall lights up for the holidays. There will be live musical performances, caroling, and even some hot chocolate!

Resounding Joy: Winter 2023 Concert

December 1 - 2, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

St. Michaels Church, 40 Alden St Cranford, NJ 07016-2111

Get in the holiday mood and join the Celebration Singers as they present their 2023 Winter Concert at St. Michaels Church. Featuring the Adult and Youth Choirs, they will sing a wide range of music, including holiday fare! 

Roselle Park Winter Market

December 1-3, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Michael J. Mauri Park, E Grant Ave Roselle Park NJ 07204

Now on its third year, the Borough of Roselle Park celebrates their Annual Winter Market. This 3-day event kicks off with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony as you enjoy special performances by local artists and bands. There will be free family portraits with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as an Ice Skating rink, activities for the kids, and a variety of craft and food vendors as well as a beer garden!

2023 Union Township Winter Wonderland and Holiday Village

December 1-3, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Biertuempful Park, Union, NJ 07083

Celebrate this season of joy and come around Union Township for their annual Winter Wonderland and Holiday Village. There will be food trucks and artisan vendors as well as live music performances. Enjoy the ice skating and curling rinks, or drop by Santa's workshop or the Cookie station! There will also be fire pit areas and a 360 photo booth.

Rahway Winter Wonderland Popup

December 1 & 15, Friday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Rahway, NJ 07065

Rahway transforms into a winter wonderland this December with live performances, strolling characters, hot chocolate and giveaways! Grab the chance to take a picture with Santa and the Grinch as you take in the festive season!

Scotch Plains Holiday Celebration

December 3, Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

Alan M. Augustine Village Green, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains NJ 07076

Come around Scotch Plains and join the locals as they welcome the holidays. There will be live entertainment, family friendly activities, and a gingerbread house display. Have your photos taken with Santa and watch the Christmas Tree lighting at 5PM!

Gingerbread Sunday

December 3, Sunday from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, 614 Mountain Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090

Enjoy a special treat for the little ones! Spicy sweet gingerbread is part of the holiday season, and the Miller-Cory House Museum will let you immerse yourself in all things gingery. There will be anon-edible gingerbread house-making activity for kids, and the staff will also be demonstrating and offering visitors a chance make orange pomanders, which have been decking the halls since the Victorian era, but date back to medieval times. 

Scotch Plains Menorah Lighting

December 7, Thursday at 6:00 PM

Alan M. Augustine Village Green, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains NJ 07076

Drop by Scotch Plains and join the Chabad of Union County as they light up the Grand Menorah on Thursday. There will be a Gelt Drop and treats waiting, so come and join in the fun!

Santa's Parade of Lights

December 17, Sunday at 7:00 PM

Roselle Park NJ 07204

Santa's Parade of Lights returns to Roselle Park for its fifth year! Follow the parade along as it takes its route downtown and brings joy and festivities for the whole family. 

22nd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

December 27, Wednesday at 5:00 PM

Plainfield Performing Arts Theater, 724 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060

It will be a colorful night of celebration with family, community, and culture! Now celebrating its 22nd year, come around Plainfield Performing Arts Theater for the annual Kwanzaa Celebration and enjoy some African storytelling, join the traditional Candle Ceremony, and savor some delicious cultural food! There will also be spoken word and dance performances.

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