Tuesday, January 23rd

Annual Woodbridge Township Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

Fri., Dec. 1, 2017 ~ 5:00 PM

Barron Arts Center

 Fords Business Community Holiday Treasure Hunt & Christmas Tree Lighting

Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 ~ 3:00 to 6:00 PM

New Brunswick Avenue


Colonia Business Community Holiday Festival & Christmas Tree Lighting

Thurs., Dec. 7 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Evergreen Center, Inman Avenue


Woodbridge Twps. – Mayor John E. McCormac just received a special news bulletin from the North Pole that Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in Woodbridge on Fri., Dec. 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM to assist in lighting the official Woodbridge

Township Christmas tree at the Barron Arts Center (582 Rahway Avenue.)


The annual Christmas tree lighting and holiday celebration includes seasonal music selections and carols performed by the award-winning Woodbridge High School Choir and the Woodbridge High School Marching Band.  Following

the tree lighting, the Barron Arts Center will open the region’s largest Holiday Train Show & Exhibit.  The holiday train display has become the singular ‘stop’ for the ‘Season of Giving’ food drive.  This year, the Barron Arts Center

holiday train display is “on track” until December 30 (closed Dec. 25)… if you’re stopping by to see the incredible train exhibit, plan to drop-off a food donation at the holiday express.


The 2nd Annual Holiday Treasure Hunt & Christmas Tree Lighting – sponsored by the Fords Business Community – is set for Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM along New Brunswick Avenue in Fords.  Follow the Holiday

Treasure Hunt from Siperstein’s to Dunkin Donuts on New Brunswick Avenue – the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony takes place at 6:00 PM in front of Tri-County Construction Company (across from Fords Jewelers) at 440 New

Brunswick Avenue.


The 57th Annual Woodbridge Township Holiday Parade steps-off on Sun., Dec. 3 at 1:30 PM from Woodbridge High School, marches down Amboy Ave. to Main Street, concluding at the reviewing stand at Town Hall.  Join in

this year’s parade as more than 75 contingencies, including unique holiday-themed floats, high school marching bands, holiday choirs, community organizations, student and veterans groups and surprise guests join Santa and

Mrs. Claus in welcoming the holiday season to Woodbridge.  The ‘Season of Giving’ food drive continues with We Feed Woodbridge collecting food donations along the parade route.  For up-to-the minute parade information contact

the Recreation Department Holiday Hot Line at 732-602-6045 or visit the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.


The Annual Colonia Business Community’s Holiday Festival & Christmas Tree Lighting is set for Thurs., Dec. 7, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Evergreen Center (400 Inman Ave., Colonia).  Santa arrives at 6:30 PM sharp to

light the tree!  Meet Herbie the Camel and his friends at the holiday petting zoo!!! Holiday carolers.  Pictures with Santa.  Refreshments.  And More!!!  The CBC is collecting donations for Toys for Tots and non-perishable food items

for the We Feed Woodbridge food bank.


The Woodbridge Township ‘Season of Giving’ food drive continues at the following Woodbridge Township holiday events:


Dec. 2:  Enjoy the Sounds-of-the-Season with the Woodbridge Community Choir Winter Concert.  7:30 PM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 436 Port Reading Ave., Port Reading.


Dec. 8:  Barron Arts Center Presents: Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert with the “Brothers in Harmony” Barbershop Chorus performing traditional standards and holiday favorites.  7:30 PM concert at The Theater at Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Ave.)


Dec. 9:  The Recreation Department’s annual Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Decorating is open from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Parker Press Park (400 Rahway Ave.) in downtown Woodbridge.


Dec. 16:  Woodbridge Recreation Department Presents: Pictures with Santa. 10:00 – 11:30 AM at Parker Press Park.


Dec. 25:  Annual Christmas Friendship Dinner will be served from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. on Christmas Day at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Father Milos Parish Hall, 436 Port Reading Ave., Port Reading.  All are Welcome.  Please call St. Anthony’s Church at 732-634-1419 to confirm a seat at the table.


Non-perishable food items for the ‘Season of Giving’ holiday food drive can be dropped off any weekday at the Woodbridge Township Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza; Woodbridge Town Hall, 1 Main Street; the Woodbridge Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza; or at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street, anytime between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.  Your help and assistance is always appreciated.


Join in the caroling and enjoy the seasonal classics… or fondly remember holidays past with the smell roasting chestnuts… or help serve a Christmas dinner to neighbors…  it’s always “Happy Holidays” in Woodbridge.  For more

information on Woodbridge holiday events, log-on to the Woodbridge Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us or call the Mayor’s Office at 732-634-4500.


Happy Holiday’s and a Safe & Prosperous New Year from Woodbridge Township.