Religions and Spirituality

Hillsborough Invites Residents to Celebrate the Holidays

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township will kick off the Holiday Season on Friday, Dec.1st with the annual lighting of the Township Christmas Tree, continuing on Dec. 12th with a Menorah lighting to celebrate the first nght of Hanukkah.

The tree lighting festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and will include train rides (weather permitting) from 6-8 p.m., a petting zoo, and a surprise visit from Elsa, Anna, and Olaf of Disney's "Frozen." Santa will arrive courtesy of the Flagtown Fire Department at 7 p.m. to help light the Christmas Tree. Hot cocoa, cookies, and candy canes will be provided, while supplies last, compliments of the Hillsborough Township Recreation Department. Kettle Corn will also be for sale. DJ Lou will perform outside around fire barrels to help warm the atmosphere, alongside live performances prior to the tree being lit.

The holiday fun continues on Tuesday, Dec.12th, as Hillsborough observes the first night of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, with a Menorah lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. The celebration will be sponsored by the Chabad Center for Jewish Life. More information regarding this ceremony can be found at


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