MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Annual Tree-lighting and Visit with Santa will take place on Friday, December 7.

Hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, the annual township tree-lighting will kick-off with a visit from a very special Victorian Santa. The event will take place at 6:00 p.m., on Church Street Plaza.

Kids can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy lots of winter attractions – experience a “snowy” winter festival with the Fabulous Fezziwigs carolers, ice carvings, a giant snow globe, roasting s’mores over fire pits, hot cocoa, lots of activities for kids and more. The Montclair Community Band will play holiday music throughout the evening.

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Santa Claus will also make his annual visits to Montclair's business districts on Saturday, December 8. The schedule is as follows:

11:00 a.m. – St. James Church- (Bellevue Avenue & Valley Road )
11:30 a.m. – Watchung Plaza
12:00 p.m. – Walnut Street Plaza 
12:30 p.m. - South End Business District (Orange & Cedar avenues)


For Santa's Mailbox, children can mail a letter to Santa and he'll mail one back. Letters can be mailed to:

Santa Claus
c/o Montclair Recreation 
205 Claremont Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

Letters may also be dropped off at the Recreation Office at the above address. No letters after December 14.