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Hometown Holiday, Candy Cane Lane Drive-Thru Light and Santa event set for this weekend in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The annual Hackettstown Hometown Holiday and Candy Cane Lane Drive-Thru Light and Santa event is set for this weekend.

The Hometown Holiday will be held December 2nd through the 4th in downtown Hackettstown and the Candy Cane Lane Drive-Thru Light and Santa event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3rd, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hackettstown High School, located at 599 Warren Street.

Hometown Holiday Events for Friday, December 2nd:

  • 5:00-9:00pm Carriage rides (Pick up on the side of the Fire House)
  • 5:00–8:00pm Hackettstown Historical Society Open House with refreshments (106 Church St.)
  • 5:00-5:30pm Hackettstown Middle School Tiger Tunes & HackettsTONES (Gazebo)
  • 5:30–6:30pm Music & Treats with the Grand Illumination of Seay Building (Centenary University, Seay Building)
  • 5:30pm Hackettstown High School Chorale Select Ensemble (Gazebo)
  • 6:00–9:00pm Holiday Bazaar Food & Shopping Tent (Behind Stella G’s)
  • 6:00-7:00pm Faith Center for the Arts A Cappella Choir (Holiday Bazaar Tent)
  • 6:15-7:00pm Hackettstown Community Band (193 Main St)
  • 6:30–7:00pm Colonial Musketeers Senior Corps (Berk’s Outlet Store, Main St.)
  • 7:00–7:30pm Santa Parade (Main Street @ Plane Street to Moore St)
  • 7:30pm Tree Lighting (Main & Moore St. Gazebo)
  • 7:45–9:00pm Santa Selfie Station with Kiwanis/Key Club Hot Chocolate and Cookies (Moore St. Fire House)
  • 7:45-8:15pm Hackettstown High School Band (Moore Street by Stella G’s)
  • 7:45-8:15pm Colonial Musketeers Junior Corps (Gazebo)
  • 8:00pm Centenary Stage presents “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Enchanted Edition” (Centenary University, Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue)
  • 8:30-9:00pm Strand String Ensemble (Under the Strand Marque, Main St)

Hometown Holiday Events for Saturday, December 3rd:

  • Visit the Tent (behind Stella G’s) on Saturday Dec 3rd Noon – 4:00PM Shop Small celebration
  • Free selfies with Santa (Families and pets)
  • Free crafts *Face painting BY JESS
  • Hot cocoa bar by Greene’s Beans
  • Live music under the tent – BRASS Roots 12-2pm
  • Strolling through town kUDOS BARBERSHOP Quartet ~ 1-3pm and Hackettstown Community Band ~ 2-4pm

Candy Cane Lane drive-thru light and Santa event for Saturday, Dec. 3rd:

This will be a drive-thru light and decoration experience. Families will remain in their car to see Candy Cane Lane which will be created by the Hackettstown BID, BID businesses and local community organizations.

Santa and his elf will greet you at the end of the drive-thru with a family goody bag.

Reservations are limited and first come first serve every half hour between 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Online reservation and a $5 donation required to assist local food banks during this holiday season.

A printed receipt must be displayed in your car window to gain access to Candy Cane Lane.

To make your reservation, click here.

RNJ Radio will once again be providing the musical accompaniment to this Saturday’s Candy Cane Lane Drive Through Light and Santa event at Hackettstown High School. Tune us in on your car radio at 104.7 FM for 3 hours of your Christmas and Holiday favorites from 5 to 8 p.m.

For more information, visit the Hackettstown BID’s website.

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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