NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Along with the many festive activities and entertainment planned for the New Providence Holiday Festival on Friday, November 24, children will also have a passport to travel the world and learn holiday cultures at the six different International Tents located throughout downtown. Passport and map of activities will be available at the Holiday Festival Welcome Tents or click here to download.

Collect all six stamps and bring the completed passport to Ricciardi Sons [ 28 South St., NP] or Colonial Appliance [25 Passaic St, NP] during Small Business Saturday, November 25, to enter the "Kids' Raffle" to win an XBox One S [donated by Ricciardi Brothers] or a new TV [donated by Colonial Appliance].

The Holiday Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. on South Street and along Springfield Avenue, Village Shopping Center and Adams Shopping Center. The traditional Christmas Walk with the New Providence High School Marching Band and Santa's arrival will begin at 6 p.m. The Holiday Festival will wrap up with a fantastic fireworks show at 8 p.m. 

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This event is presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and generously sponsored by Braunschweiger Jewelers, Ferdinand Jewelers, Jersey Fine Wines, Lantern Hill, Lassus Wherley, New Providence Downtown Improvement District, NJ Sharing Network, NP Fuel, Orangetheory, Overlook Medical Center, Souren Communications, and TAPinto New Providence. Visit New Providence Business Community website for event information.

Event Timeline:

Friday, Nov. 24:

4 PM – South Street, Adams Shopping Center front parking lot, parts of Village Shopping Center close

5 PM – Explore the International Tents and enjoy all the activities throughout the downtown

6 PM – Santa Arrives at Provident Bank with Fire Department and NPHS Marching Band

8 PM – Fantastic fireworks sponsored by NP Fuel wrap up the Friday night festivities

Related article: Win Valuable Raffle Prizes when you Shop and Dine in New Providence on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25; Photos with Santa at Centennial Park