Collingswood, New Jersey

View Collingswood's light display with Holospex - FREE!

Singers, snow and more in downtown Collingswood Every Friday and Saturday night in December.

View our quarter million light display with Holospex - FREE! See details here!
A PDF calendar of our holiday events is here!

Shop local! The trees along Haddon and Collings Avenue business districts glow with more than a quarter million lights. Storefronts sparkle with garland and lights set up in beautiful holiday displays. Visit Santa to drop off your wishlist and take photos on Haddon Ave as well!

Collingswood Cash makes a great gift!

See Santa in Collingswood FREE!
Santa is available to hear good girls and boys  every weekend in December! There’s no charge to visit with Santa. Santa will welcome families at his Collingswood Headquarters at The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave. Santa will hear good girls and boys on Friday nights from 6PM to 9PM, Saturdays from 1PM to 3PM and 5PM to 8PM and on Sunday afternoons from 1PM to 3PM.  

Holiday Shopping
Collingswood turns its entire downtown into a winter wonderland - a beautiful shopping streetscape on the Avenue. There are extended shopping hours every Friday and Saturday in December and parking is free in the downtown throughout December to make shopping a breeze. Haddon Avenue in Collingswood is decked out with an estimated 300,000 lights so visitors and residents can shop in a winter wonderland and find just the right gifts for underneath the tree. And the word is it will definitely snow in Collingswood.

Friday & Saturday evenings in December - Caroling! Enjoy holiday caroling while you shop, stroll and dine. Caroling will take place on the steps of the Zane School at the Millenium Clock, unless otherwise noted. Performers TBA.

Saturday, November 19 - Collingswood Cash Sale

Friday, November 25 - Tree Lighting at 7pm
Santa descends from atop Borough Hall by way of the Collingswood Fire Department’s ladder truck – just in time for the Borough’s official Tree Lighting Ceremony. Choral groups will sing as the town tree is lit up with twinkling lights and season’s greetings are made by Mayor Jim Maley and Commissioners Joan Leonard and Mike Hall.

Saturday, November 26 - Holiday Parade at 10am
For details on the Holiday Parade, check out the Holiday Parade page! The largest parade in SJ. A decades old tradition. Don't miss First Baptist's annual train show after the Parade, too!

Parade of Lights, Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.
For those that enjoy the spectacular Parade of Lights each year, there is a route change for the 2016 event on Friday, December 9, 2016. This year, fire trucks and floats strung in glittering lights will start at the Scottish Rite and drive down West Franklin Ave to Grant Ave toward Knight Park. The Parade will then turn on Browning and follow the park around Park Ave to Collings and back to N. Atlantic Ave to end. Trucks from fire companies and organizations all over the region compete for top honors and prizes. Santa follows on the last truck to greet children and spectators and send season’s greetings. Organizations that would like to be involved can call the Collingswood Fire Department at 856-854-1043. Organizers encourage guests to view the parade around the Knight Park on Browning and Park Avenue sides. Roads will remain open to traffic for the duration of the event – please do not view or let children play in the street. Knight Park will be closed to parking during the event and parking will be prohibited along Browning Road and Park Ave for safety.


Saturday, December 12 – Second Saturday!
The festive lights will make for an extra special Second Saturday event on Dec. 8 starting at 5 p.m. As always, the evening of art and entertainment will host artists, crafters and musicians at studios, galleries, coffee houses and retail shops. Experience art, demonstrations, performances and exhibits at several locations along Haddon Ave.

 

Winter Wonderland 

Haddon Avenue in Collingswood is decked out with thousands of lights so visitors and residents can shop in a winter wonderland and find just the right gifts!  Enjoy extended shopping hours every Friday and Saturday in December and FREE PARKING throughout the month.  Who knows – it may even snow!  Santa’s House will be located at The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Avenue and there’s no charge to give him your list! 

Thursday, December 1
7:30PM  First Thursday Jazz, Collingswood Community Center

Friday, December 2
6PM to 9PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
6PM to 8PM  CAROLING!  Hotsy Totsy at the Clock and strolling Haddon Avenue
6PM to 7PM  CAROLING!  Collingswood Community Chorus at the Clock

Saturday, December 3
1PM to 3PM   Visit with Santa FREE!
5PM to 8PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
6PM to 8:30PM  CAROLING!  PENN Pipers strolling Haddon Avenue 

Sunday, December 4
1PM to 3PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
7PM  Dave Koz Christmas Tour, Scottish Rite Auditorium

Friday, December 9
6PM to 9PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
6PM to 8PM  CAROLING!  Hotsy Totsy strolling Haddon Avenue
6PM to 10PM  Art Within Reach, Artist Showcase at The Factory, 13 Fern Ave.
6:45-7:45PM  CAROLING! Cherokee High School Chamber Choir at the Clock
7PM to 9PM  Winter Book-Craft Blast at the Collingswood Library
7:30PM  Parade of Lights! Fire trucks and floats strung in glittering lights delight onlookers!  New route along Knight Park for 2016.

Saturday, December 10:
5PMP to 9PM  2nd Saturday-featuring artists, crafters and musicians!
12PM to 10PM  Art Within Reach, Artist Showcase, at The Factory, 13 Ferm Ave.
1PM to 3PM   Visit with Santa FREE!
2PM to 8PM   Manger Mania at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 839 Haddon Avenue
5PM to 8PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
6PM to 8:30PM  CAROLING!  PENN Pipers strolling Haddon Avenue
6PM to 7PM  CAROLING! Collingswood Madrigals at the Clock
8PM  Wizards of Winter, Scottish Rite Auditorium

Sunday, December 11
1PM to 3PM  Visit with Santa FREE!

Tuesday, December 13
7:30PM  FREE Collingswood Community Chorus Holiday Concert, Scottish Rite

Friday, December 16
6PM to 9PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
6PM to 8PM  CAROLING!  Hotsy Totsy strolling Haddon Avenue
7PM  The Nutcracker presented by Tricia Sloan Dance Center, Scottish Rite

Saturday, December 17
1PM to 3PM   Visit with Santa FREE!
1PM and 5PM  The Nutcracker presented by Tricia Sloan Dance Center, Scottish Rite
5PM to 8PM  Visit with Santa FREE!

Sunday, December 18
1PM to 3PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
1PM and 5PM  The Nutcracker presented by Tricia Sloan Dance Center, Scottish Rite

Friday, December 23
6PM to 9PM  Visit with Santa FREE!
6PM t0 8PM  CAROLING!  Hotsy Totsy strolling Haddon Ave.
6:30PM to 8PM  CAROLING! Lutheran Church of Our Savior Hand Bell Choir at the Clock 

 

Details at Collingswood.com

 

 

 

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