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Community braves rainy weather to kick off Hackettstown’s Hometown Holiday event

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Crowds braved the rainy weather Friday night to kick off the Hackettstown Business Improvement District‘s Hometown Holiday event, which runs through Sunday, December 3.

The event kicked off at 5:00 p.m. at Centenary University with the grand illumination of the Seay building.

The Santa Parade began at 7:00 p.m., and that’s when Santa marched up Main Street and arrived at the Gazebo Park on the corner of Main St and West Moore St. to light the Christmas tree.

(Jay Edwards For WRNJ)

The festivities will continue Saturday and Sunday:

Hometown Holiday Events for Saturday, December 2nd from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:

  • Visit Santa’s Wonderland at the Community Center, 293 Main Street, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (partnered with the Hackettstown Rec)
  • Holiday Music on Main Street from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. all weekend-Shop, Dine and Drink locally with specials and activities through town.
  • 2pm Aries Moon Crystals (208 Main Street) Operatic Christmas with Greg Vionier
  • 2-4 PM-Maguire-Scala Memorial Home and Everitt House join together to help those in need. Meet the Grinch at Maguire-Scala Memorial Home. The Grinch has decided to leave Whoville for a couple of hours and help with our toy and food drive. Hot Chocolate will be served at Maguire-Scala.  Make a Christmas card for a senior with ART Stitution. All cards created will be delivered to our local nursing homes to spread holiday cheer. Please provide an unwrapped toy; all toys will go to local families here in Hackettstown.
  • 4:30-6:30 Christmas Music / Caroling, Hot Cider and sweet treats will be served on the front porch of Everitt House. They will be also be collecting non-perishable food items to support our local food pantry.

Hometown Holiday Events for Sunday, December 3rd from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:

  • 12pm-5pm Pop up sale at Center Point Wellness(350 Willow Grove). Wellness & yoga inspired gifts along with gift cards.

For information on the Hometown Holiday events, visit

(Jay Edwards For WRNJ)

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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