MILLTOWN, NJ - If running around for holiday gifts and decorating has taken a bit of the joy out of the holiday season, the second annual Milltown Holiday Festival and Concert set for Saturday, December 14 will put it back. Doors open at 11 a.m. at the borough's American Legion, Joyce Kilmer Post 25. Participants will enjoy historic Milltown artifacts curated by the Milltown Historical Society along with a holiday concert at 1 p.m. at the Central Jersey Wind Ensemble. Santa will also be stopping by to spread holiday cheer and pose for photographs at 2 p.m.

The Central Jersey Wind Ensemble is conducted by Milltown resident Barbara Krauss Santoro and features professional musicians from all over Central Jersey including Spotswood High School Band Director Sarah Carino-Koza and borough resident and Memorial Middle School Music Director Christina Restine.

The family-friendly event will include door prizes donated by local Milltown businesses. Commemorative items like the annual Milltown holiday ornament will be available for purchase along with refreshments provided by the American Legion’s Women's Auxiliary.

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Tickets for the holiday festival and concert are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. Children under 12 years of age are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets for the December 14 event will be sold at the door. All of the proceeds from the event will go to support the Milltown Historical Society. The Milltown Historical Society maintains and preserves the borough's historical museum on Main Street. The upcoming holiday festival and concert is one of the main fundraisers for the Milltown Historical Society.

The American Legion, Joyce Kilmer Post 25 is located at 4 JK Kennedy Drive.