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!
A PDF calendar of our holiday events TBA!
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
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 TBA.

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.
For those that enjoy the spectacular Parade of Lights each year, there is a route change for the 2016 event on Friday, December 8, 2017. 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 9 – 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.

Holiday Schedule - A Winter Wonderland- SCHEDULE TBA!