BASKING RIDGE, NJ – A great way to ring in the holidays is to watch the Basking Ridge Virtual Holiday Kickoff and Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 28 from 9 a.m.–noon and 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The Basking Ridge Business Alliance is pleased to host this event which can be viewed at

In advance of the event, we ask families, local businesses and local organizations to send in photos and videos with their holiday greetings. Information can be obtained at Please send by Nov 24. These greetings will be posted on the holiday website and included during the livestream event.

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On Nov 28, from 9 a.m.-noon, the Basking Ridge Volunteer Fire Department will set up the Christmas Tree in downtown Basking Ridge. This event will be livestreamed on

On Nov 28, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., there will be a virtual ceremony with greetings from the Mayor, local businesses and the community. There will also be holiday music, a singalong plus the countdown to the tree lighting. Some greetings and holiday music will be pre-recorded. This ceremony can be viewed at

Nov 28 is also Small Business Saturday. Please support our local businesses on this Saturday and throughout the holiday season.

"Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we wanted to continue to bring the excitement of the holidays and the Christmas Tree Lighting to the community,” said Ryan McCloskey, President of the Basking Ridge Business Alliance. "We are planning a terrific event for the community to enjoy from the comfort of their homes. Also, we hope to recognize our local businesses that provide our community with valuable products and services throughout the holiday season."

For more information, go to


The Basking Ridge Business Alliance is a non-profit organization of local business people and residents. Our vision is to successfully promote business prosperity and a healthy community in Basking Ridge. Our mission is to focus on helping businesses and the community work together, nurturing positive growth and interaction, and to preserve those unique qualities that make Basking Ridge a very special place in which to live and work. For more information, visit