Hackensack Tree Lighting Scheduled for December 5th

The community is invited to welcome the holidays with entertainment, seasonal treats, trolley rides and free photos with Santa at the Hackensack Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 5th, on the Courthouse Green at Main and Court Streets.

Sponsors include Stop & Shop, McDonald’s, Starbucks, the Main Street Business Alliance, Hackensack Chamber of Commerce, City of Hackensack, and the Hackensack Department of Cultural Arts.

“This beloved annual event is a celebration of Hackensack,” said Patrice Foresman, executive director of the Main Street Business Alliance. “It’s a great chance for neighbors to get together as a community and for the public to see the revitalization taking place on Main Street.”

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the Victorian Carolers will perform. Free refreshments will be available, including coffee from McDonald’s, cookies from Stop & Shop, and hot chocolate from Starbucks, as well as popcorn and cider. There will be free rides on the Hackensack Trolley. Additional entertainment begins at 6:00 p.m., with the Hackensack High School Choir and the cast of Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” There will be a message from Mayor John P. Labrosse, Jr., followed by the tree lighting and a visit from Santa, who will pose with children for free photos (courtesy of Stop & Shop). In addition, the Johnson Public Library will be giving away 250 free children’s books.

Parking will be available at Municipal Parking Lot, corner of Moore & Bridge Streets, and the Atlantic Street Parking Deck (Atlantic between Main & State), as well as on the street.


5:30 p.m.:
Victorian Carolers

Refreshments from McDonald’s (coffee), Stop & Shop (cookies), Starbucks (hot chocolate), plus popcorn and cider

6:00 p.m.:
Hackensack High School Choir
Cast of Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”
Message from the Mayor
Tree Lighting
Visit from Santa—with free photos (courtesy of Stop & Shop)
Rides on the Hackensack Trolley

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