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November/December 2019

by Sydney Kerelo

Dec. 7
Moorestown Holiday Parade
The most wonderful time of the year is getting closer and festivities will kick off on the streets of Moorestown during the 59th annual parade hosted by the Moorestown Lions Club. Watch performances by the Liberty Band, string bands, the Moorestown High School Band, bagpipers and greet Santa as they march their way down Main Street in celebration. Noon-2 p.m., Main Street, Moorestown,   

Dec. 7
Dickens Festival
Get thrown back in time during this Charles Dickens- themed festival in Medford. Bask in the winter wonderland of Christmases past by shopping on Main Street, enjoying delicious treats and hot chocolate, watching live performances by magicians and holiday carolers and see Santa as he makes his grand appearance by vintage fire truck. The event will also include a live nativity, Christmas movies and the lighting of the holiday tree. 4:30-9 p.m., Main Street, Medford, 

Dec. 14
The Magic of Christmas
Participate in this holiday treasure hunt hosted by the Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission as everything gets transformed into a Christmas wonderland. Read The Polar Express in the Blackwood Train Station, listen to live music at the Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, write and mail a letter to Santa at the Turnersville Post Office and do so much more during this festive community celebration. 5:30-8:30 p.m., 208 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell,  

Dec. 14
Collingswood Second Saturday
Get ready to experience what makes Collingswood unique during this monthly event before it ends in December. Collingswood’s downtown will come alive with local artists and musicians set up on Haddon Avenue to show off their talents while shops and restaurants stay open late with special sales and promotions— just in time for holiday gift buying. 5-8 p.m., Haddon Avenue, Collingswood,   

Dec. 15
Snowflake Social
Experience some holiday cheer this season at the Cherry Hill Mall as Rudolph and friends host the best kid-friendly holiday party. Take pictures with your favorite movie characters, including galactic star knights, Andy’s beloved cowboy and princesses from Arendelle. Kids are invited to make a craft, sing along with the reindeer and don’t leave without enjoying specialty hot chocolate, candy canes and cookies. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill,, tickets required, $8 

Dec. 22
Festival of Lights Fireworks Display and Hanukkah Celebration
In its second year, this night will usher in the festival of lights featuring a Hanukkah candle lighting, songs, snacks, crafts and a dazzling fireworks display. Held at Kellman Brown Academy, this event is free and open to the entire community. 5-7 p.m., 1007 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees,   

Dec. 27
4th Friday in Uptown Pitman
The fourth Friday of every month, local artists and vendors gather throughout Uptown Pitman to feature their products. It’s an opportunity to explore the shops, restaurants and breweries along Broadway while enjoying live music and meeting fellow members of the community. 6-9 p.m., South Broadway, Pitman,       

Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Ring in the New Year a little early with this daytime event for kids at XL Sports World. Featuring two sessions, children of all ages are welcome to enjoy NYE party favors, pizza, drinks, access to the Fun Zone, inflatables and skate admission followed by a balloon pop and countdown to 2020 that might have them in bed before midnight. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2:30-5:30 p.m., 1 Hovtech Blvd., Mount Laurel,, $10 per child

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 9 (November 2019).
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