Parades are always a great time for families, but when you mix in holiday lights, Santa Claus and the occasional tree lighting, too, you’re sure to have an awesome night out with the fam.
Santa Lights Up Dune Drive
Dune Drive from 80th Street to 7th Street, Avalon
Santa returns for a very special appearance this year. He and many of his special friends will pass by during this festive holiday parade. Santa will then help borough officials officially light up the annual holiday display for the season.
The annual parade, sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Chamber of Commerce, starts at Williams Avenue and ends at the Traffic Circle. There will be music, food trucks and vendors along the route before and after the marching. The traditional Christmas tree lighting will take place at the traffic circle afterward.
Holiday Express Concert & Light Up
Throughout Red Bank
The fun starts at 5:30 pm at the Two River Theater plaza for the Town Lighting pre-show. The crowd will be entertained by local acts offering holiday music and dance. Then, Santa Claus will lead the parade down Monmouth and Broad streets to the concert site. Holiday Express will once again rock the streets with holiday favorites and a countdown leading to the moment the downtown is illuminated with thousands of beautiful holiday lights. The Red Bank Fire Department will be on hand with free hot chocolate.
The traditional parade kicks off at 7 pm along High Street.
Collingswood Holiday Parade
Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
The parade features lively seasonal entertainment, including marching bands, dancers, holiday characters, giants on stilts, floats, mummers, sports mascots and live music.
The Dolores Romero Foundation will host this holiday parade.
Totowa & West Paterson Fire Department Holiday Parade
Bring all your family and friends to kick off the holiday season and create memories.
Boonton Fire Department Christmas Parade
Main Street, Boonton
March in the parade, sponsor a float or watch from the sidelines during the 28th annual parade.
Tractor Parade With Santa & Friends
Coombs Barnyard, Elmer
The winter tractor parade along will include a special visit from Santa Claus. Stay at the farm and enjoy snacks and crafts for kids and adults.
Winter Festival Parade
The parade steps off from the Halsey Street parking lot and proceeds down Wernik Place to Main Street to New Street to the Borough Plaza. A tree lighting will take place immediately following the parade with remarks from Mayor Jonathan Busch and a performance by Rise Up Chorus. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the plaza to meet all the kids after the tree lighting.
Holiday Car Parade, Tree Lighting, Menorah Lighting
Veterans Park to Community Center, Monroe Twp.
Decorate your vehicle and join the holiday car parade coordinated and led by Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1. Afterward, gather for Christmas tree and menorah lightings.
The Guild of Clinton hosts this annual parade beginning at 7 pm.
Asbury Avenue, Ocean City
There will be walking units, floats, musical acts, cars and cheer/dance teams taking part in the festivities.
Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade
Central Avenue, North Wildwood Recreation Center to Byrne Plaza
Awards will be announced for floats. Stay afterward as the decorated business lighting contest takes place.
Holiday Lights Parade
Firefighters from throughout NJ will escort Santa in the annual Somerville parade. Prizes given out for the best decorated fire and emergency vehicles, personal floats vehicle, and best decorated houses and/or businesses in Somerville.
Home for the Holidays Parade
The beloved parade will be hitting the streets again with all the lights, music and magic of the holiday season. This year’s theme is Music Through the Ages in honor of the 100th anniversary of Westwood’s Historic Bandstand. Home for the Holidays takes place all day long with shopping, events and dining. The parade begins at 6 pm with a visit from Santa Claus. The tree lighting takes place immediately following the parade.
Winter Wonderland Parade
Albany Avenue, Atlantic City
Get ready to start winter with marching bands, floats, costumed characters, decorated cars and dance/drill teams.
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
Bellevue Avenue, Hammonton
The Hammonton Fire Department will lead this themed parade celebrating Christmas holidays of old.