CLARK, NJ – Start the holiday season with Clark’s 13th Annual Holiday Winter Festival on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.  Santa, Frosty, Rudolph and the Grinch will all be there.  

"The township of Clark invites all residents to take part in the Winter Festival." Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo said. "Come out as a community to enjoy an hour or two with family, friends, and neighbors at this beautiful season when everyone needs to rally together and enjoy the simple things in life."

This much-loved holiday tradition features:

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  • Horse-drawn hay rides
  • Buggy rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides
  • Candyland Obstacle Course
  • Trackless train ride
  • Clark school choirs
  • Arthur L. Johnson High School band
  • Live band and strolling Dicken’s carolers
  • Pictures with Santa (bring a camera!)
  • Hot chocolate, cider donuts, popcorn, hot pretzels, jelly apples, candy canes and more.

This free family event is hosted by the Township of Clark. Be sure to take a stroll through the municipal building to see the creative trees lining the hallways. The trees are decorated by township organizations and businesses. 

The Christmas tree will be lit promptly at 6 p.m. The menorah will be lit in anticipation of Hanukkah, which begins this year on Dec. 24.

Clark Cub Pack 145 will be collecting “Toys for Tots” throughout the event.  Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to this program. “Toys for Tots” is a mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves that brings toys to less fortunate children in the community.