Collingswood, New Jersey

The Holidays in Collingswood

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

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!

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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 All Fired Up, Haddon Ave. & Powell Lane. 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.  All Fired Up will host a special event on Saturday, December 7 from 10AM 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.

Enjoy holiday caroling while you shop, stroll and dine  Hotsy Totsy will again be strolling the Avenue spreading their holiday cheer every Friday and Saturday evening in December.

Caroling will take place on the steps of the Zane School at the Millenium Clock, unless otherwise noted.

Friday, December 6
6:30PM - 7PM - First Baptist Church Choir
7PM - 9PM - Hotsty Totsy

Saturday, December 7
6PM - 8PM - Hotsy Totsy
6PM - 8:30PM - Penn Pipers (starting at the Clock then strolling)

Friday, December 13
7PM - 9PM - Hotsy Totsy
7PM - 7:45PM - Cherokee HS Chamber Choir

Saturday, December 14
6PM - 8PM - Hotsy Totsy
6PM - 8:30PM - Penn Pipers (starting at the Clock then strolling)

Friday, December 20
5:30PM - 6:30PM - Collingswood High School Choir
7PM - 9PM - Hotsy Totsy

Saturday, December 21
6PM - 8PM - Hotsy Totsy
7PM - 7:30PM - First Baptist Church Choir 

Friday, November 29  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 30   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. 

Parade of Lights, Friday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.
Continuing in tradition, fire trucks and floats strung in glittering lights will drive from Zane Ave. to Homestead Ave. (at the Collingswood post office, 970 Haddon Ave) for the Parade of Lights on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30. Collingswood’s Fire Department and civic organizations will come decorated and ready to represent their groups. Trucks will compete for top honors and prizes. Santa will follow 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. 

Saturday, December 14 – 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

 

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