HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County's Main Streets are prepping for the holiday season with plans for holiday lights, decorated picture windows, Christmas trees, menorahs and much more.

"Hunterdon County is home to many vibrant downtowns which have traditionally served as the focal point for celebrating the holiday season in the community," Hunterdon County Freeholder Matt Holt said in a release. "This year, we invite local residents to rediscover Hunterdon's Main Streets, shop locally whenever possible and support the merchants and business owners who invest in our beautiful small towns. Expect friendly service and an enjoyable, safe shopping experience."

Robin Lapidus, executive director of the Flemington Community Partnership, said in the release that they will be continuing the tradition of Thursday Night Holiday Lights with a new walk-through Winter Light Wonderland in Turntable Junction. Timed tickets will be issued to maintain social distancing, and the event is free to the community.

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The event will be held Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a holiday cocktail tent will be open for adults. On Dec. 5, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, Santa Claus will visit Stangl Factory and Main Street, and there will be large inflatable penguins set up as photo stops throughout Main Street.

In Clinton, the Festival of Trees will feature decorated trees placed among the historic buildings on the grounds of the Red Mill Museum. It is open Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 5 through Dec. 20, from noon to 6 p.m. Candle Light Night begins at dusk Dec. 17, and visitors can enjoy strolling and shopping.

In Lambertville, there will be festive lights and inspired window displays bringing out the beauty of the Victorian architecture, the release said.

Plus, visit Stockton, Frenchtown and all other towns in Hunterdon County to shop locally for all sorts of gifts for the holidays.

Visit HunterdonMainStreets.com to stay up to date with the Hunterdon Main Streets.