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Dec. 15 is Final Saturday of Activities at Dickens Village in Maplewood

December 14, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Saturday, Dec. 15, is the third and final day when the "little houses" of Dickens Village are open for viewing in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village. While the houses remain throughout the holiday season, this Saturday is the last chance to visit with Santa, take a horse & wagon ride, or visit the petting farm.

Here's the full ...

A Very Merry Saturday in Maplewood: Photos from Breakfast with Santa and Springfield Avenue's Annual Holiday Celebration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Saturday was a day of holiday festivities in Maplewood, beginning with Breakfast with Santa at three local restaurants: Cedar Ridge Cafe, Village Trattoria, and St. James's Gate.

Saturday afternoon was Springfield Avenue's 6th Annual Holiday Celebration, which included live music by BRUNO LEE’S YAHSquad, the Seth Boyden School chorus, storytelling for ...

Photos from South Orange's Hometown Holiday on Saturday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Saturday brought another Hometown Holiday celebration to downtown South Orange, featuring visits and photos with Santa in the firehouse, the Elf Parade on South Orange Avenue, and the annual tree lighting ceremony.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum welcomed all to the tree lighting, and encouraged everyone to care for each other.

"'Tis the ...

Maplewood Celebrates Hanukkah in Ricalton Square

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – A lively group, mostly comprised of members of Congregation Beth Ephraim, gathered in Ricalton Square for the lighting of the candle on the fifth night of Hanukkah. The communal celebration of the holiday was attended by Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, several members of the Maplewood Township Committee, as well as Ellen Davenport and Rosetta Weiser, Co-Chairs of Dickens ...

Three Winter Holiday Celebrations in Maplewood and South Orange on Saturday

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There are three holiday celebrations this Saturday, Dec. 8, in South Orange and Maplewood. Here's what's going on:


From the South Orange Village website:

Join us on Saturday, December 8th for Hometown Holiday. Our annual celebration kicks off with Santa at the firehouse taking pictures with the kids! Santa will ...

South Orange Celebrates Lighting the First Hanukkah Candle in Spiotta Park

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange celebrated the start of Hanukkah with the lighting of the first candle on the menorah in Spiotta Park Sunday evening, Dec 2.

Despite the light rain, a crowd turned out for the ceremony which was proceeded by the serving of donuts and hot chocolate. South Orange Village President Sheena Collum, accompanied by several members of the South Orange Board of ...

Santa Visits Dickens Village in Maplewood on Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Riding a bright red Maplewood Fire Engine, Santa, accompanied by two firefighters, arrived at Dickens Village in Ricalton Square on Saturday afternoon.

Santa was greeted by admirers both young and old before being escorted by Dickens Village co-chair Ellen Davenport to settle into his “little house” and then spent the afternoon greeting children who wished to ...

South Orange Celebrates Hanukkah This Sunday in Spiotta Park

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - This Sunday, Dec. 2, South Orange Village and Congregations Beth El, Oheb Shalom, and Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel will join together for the annual Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony and celebration in Spiotta Park.

The event is planned for 5 p.m. and will include music, hot chocolate, and jelly doughnuts, according to an update from the South Orange Village ...

Celebrate the Season at the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season.

The 'spectacular' takes place weekends in November, then takes place every night in December. 

Holiday Lights Spectacular dates:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 23-25, November 30- December 2
Every Night: December 7 to  31 
Closed: December 24 ...

Maplewood Fire Department Dedicates New Engine and Holds First Annual Community Open House

 MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Fire Department held their first annual open house and dedicated their new engine on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The open house was a chance to welcome the community, exhibit equipment, and demonstrate life-saving equipment, including how the "Jaws of Life" can be used to rescue an entrapped person from a vehicle.

Maplewood Fire Chief Michael ...


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