Holidays in Collingswood


The Holidays in Collingswood

From November to the New Year, Collingswood is bursting with holiday cheer. Enjoy singers and snow in downtown Collingswood Fridays and Saturdays, our annual Holiday Parade, Parade of Lights, FREE visits with Santa, special events, shopping and dining deals and the charm of more than a quarter million lights decorating our tree-lined streets! Plud, shopping hours are extended by many merchants in December with FREE PARKING throughout the month. 

View our quarter million light display with Holospex - FREE! See details here!
Full PDF calendar of our holiday events here!
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 ExtraordinaryED, 808 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.  Visit Santa to drop off your wishlist and take photos on Haddon Ave as well!

Holiday Shopping, Dining & Strolling
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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 we make sure it snows in Collingswood. 

Caroling - Friday & Saturday evenings in December
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:
Friday, December 1, 6pm to 8pm - Hotsy Totsy
Saturday, December 2, 6pm to 7pm - Collingswood Community Chorus/6pm to 8:30pm - Penn Pipers
Friday, December 8, 6pm to 8pm - Hotsy Totsy/6:45pm - 7:15pm - Cherokee HS Concert Choir
Saturday, December 9, 6pm to 7pm - Collingswood Madrigals/6pm to 8:30pm - Penn Pipers
Friday, December 15, 6pm to 8pm - Hotsy Totsy/7:30pm to 8pm - Concordia Choir MPB Parish
Saturday, December 16, 7pm - 7:30pm - 1st Baptist Church
Friday, December 22, 6pm to 8pm - Hotsy Totsy

Holiday Events
Saturday, November 18 - Collingswood Cash Sale

Friday, November 24 - 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 Rob Lewandowski.

Saturday, November 25 - 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 8, 7:30 p.m.
The annual Parade of Lights will take place around Knight Park on Friday, December 8 at 7:30pm. The Parade will kick-off with fire trucks and floats strung in glittering lights along the perimeter of the park beginning at Grant Avenue and Browning Road. The parade will proceed around the entire Park from Grant Avenue to Park Avenue, to Collings then back to the start. The best viewing areas are along the park side of Browning Road, Park or Collings Avenues. 

Saturday, December 9 – Second Saturday!
The festive lights will make for an extra special Second Saturday event starting at 5pm! 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.