The Nice List: 2015 Holiday Events in Maplewood, NJ

by The Village Green
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From candy canes, to tree and menorah lightings, to Santa’s arrival via firetruck, to Dickens Village, we’ve got your list of all the Holiday town events taking place in Maplewood this 2015 Holiday season — whether in Maplewood Village or on Springfield Avenue.

Plus, don’t miss the Gingerbread House competition, photos with “Victorian Santa,” and Country Shop at Durand-Hedden House.

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Maplewood Village

Small Business Saturday, Saturday 11/28. Individual retailers will be holding in store specials, just a few examples:

– Jerry Rose Floral Design all merchandise 50% off all day, excluding excluding flowers, events and labor

– Kimaya Kama will be giving out gorgeous crystal necklaces with each purchase

– The Tenth Muse Gallery will have special trunk show pricing on Amali Jewelry

Candy Cane Hunt, Tuesday, December 1 — for children ages 10 and under (Registration for this event is full).

Dickens Village – December Saturdays – click on the schedule attached below to enlarge

Tree Lighting – Saturday December 5th at 4:30 pmIn Ricalton Square with carolers and a traditional holiday reading with Mayor DeLuca

Durand-Hedden Gingerbread House Competition and photos with Victorian Santa, Dec. 6, 1-4 p.m.

Menorah Lighting – Tuesday December 8th at 6:15 pm – songs, blessing and Chanukkah gelt

Springfield Avenue

Small Business Saturday, Saturday 11/28A variety of businesses on Springfield Avenue will be offering special promotions and sales. See a list here:

A few highlights:

  • Cafe Nargiz, 1651 Springfield Avenue, 10% discount on all of our culinary products during the the Thanksgiving holiday, including smoked precooked holiday turkey with delicious stuffing.
  • Tile Design Inspirations, 1903 Springfield Avenue, 5% to 20% discounts; offer valid:11/28/2015 to 12/28/2015
  • Le Femme Couture Designs by Debbra, 1817 Springfield Avenue, Enjoy a 25% discount on select dresses and gowns. This sale will last through to Dec.5, 2015

Holiday Celebration at the Springfield Avenue Gazebo, Sunday December 13thLive music, holiday stories a visit from Santa and friends, hot chocolate & treats and a raffles for gift certificates and other prizes donated by Springfield Avenue merchants. This event is presented by Maplewood Township Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs and The Springfield Avenue Partnership and is sponsored by Springfield Avenue’s newest merchant, The Wine Barrel at 1886 Springfield Ave. and opening in early December.

Schedule of events
3:00 Live music with Bruno Lee featuring Bet HaSHEM
3:30 Seth Boyden School Chorus
3:45 Santa Arrives
3:50 Live music with Bruno Lee
4:00 Holiday stories at Hilton Branch Library and holiday craft
4:15 Holiday Dance Performance with Inspirational Dance Company
4:30 Tree Lighting, Menorah and Kinara blessings with Mayor DeLuca

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