WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the North Essex-area business community will join together to celebrate the holiday season on Dec. 5 at the North Essex Chamber of Commerce’s (NECC) annual Holiday Celebration and Holiday Shopping Bazaar from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Garden Room of The Manor, located at 111 Prospect Avenue in West Orange.

Each year, the NECC kicks of the holidays with an international buffet dinner that recognizes local non-profit organizations. Proceeds of the event’s 50/50 raffle will benefit the winner’s choice among these non-profits.

Simultaneously, guests will be invited to get a kickstart on their holiday shopping by participating in the Holiday Shopping Bazaar, featuring special products from local vendors.

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Participating vendors currently include Blandino, Cactus Pete's Beef Jerky, Desired Attire Boutique, Dolce Federica, Eva Skye Cosmetics, Floppy Ear Pottery, Fume Cigar Shop, Gifts by Barbara Jean, Knitbuds, Mimi's by the Sea Gourmet Mixes, Paparazzi Jewelry, Park Lane Jewelry and Rustic Reflections Décor.

Tickets are $50 in advance or $75 at the door. Vendors can host a table for a $50 fee and keep 100 percent of their sales.

The NECC, which serves the communities of Caldwell, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Roseland, Fairfield, Essex Fells, Montclair, Verona and Cedar Grove, encourages members to invite co-workers, clients, families and friends to join in these festivities.

CLICK HERE to register or to participate in the bazaar.

Corporate sponsors include PSEG, C3 Workplace, BCB Fairfield, RWJBarnabas Health, Rand Feuer & Klein LLC, Provident Bank and TAPinto.net.