The Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green, presented by Morristown Partnership, officially opens on Sunday, November 25 at 6:30pm and will light up the downtown well into the New Year.
For the past 99 years, generations of residents and visitors have come to the heart of downtown Morristown to enjoy the magic of the Christmas season. While it all began when a small group of volunteers lit a single star atop one tree on the Morristown Green, the tradition grew to include a Santa House and various seasonal décor. With growing frustration from the constituency to upgrade the aesthetics of the Green and the Town during the holiday season, Morristown Partnership agreed to inherit the responsibility this growing tradition entailed. Nearly twelve years ago, upon securing a Grant to underwrite the cost of a major electrical overhaul of the Morristown Green itself, the Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green as we know it today was born. Decorating various parts of the downtown including the lit wreaths on town-wide lampposts ensued as well.
Families and individuals that grew up in this community and have since lived in various places in the U.S. and abroad make it a point to contact the Morristown Partnership each year to get the schedule of activities that are to take place on the Morristown Green during the holiday season. For them and many others, Morristown is their destination of choice to celebrate the holiday traditions. The beauty of our downtown, we hope, will entice people from near and far to shop, dine, be pampered, enjoy a wide variety of entertainment, and visit at a pace reminiscent of years gone by. We invite you to visit our website www.morristown-nj.org for full seasonal details as well as those of our friends including Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morris County Tourism Bureau, Morris County Park Commission, and First Night® Morris.
Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green
Who: Presented by the Morristown Partnership, 2012 Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green Premier & Title Sponsors are Century 21 Department Store, Morristown Medical Center, Hyatt Morristown, and The Star Ledger. Being that this event is entirely privately funded we are wholeheartedly grateful to our event sponsors, participants in our Annual Appeal drive (look for info on how you can help on our website), many local businesses and organizations who provide in-kind support including the gifts found in Santa’s Goody Bags, and the individuals and organizations that provide activities & entertainment for all to enjoy free of charge.
Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green is also made possible thanks to the valued and loyal sponsorship support of: Daily Record, FirstEnergy Foundation/JCP&L, Rosewood, The Education Association of Morris (T.E.A.M.), Morristown Rotary, Unique Belgique Waffles, Morristown Columbian Club and Braunschweiger Jewelers.
- Santa’s Arrival & the Lighting of the Green Ceremony on Sunday, November 25 at 6:30pm, in front of Century 21 Department Store on N. Park Place. Enjoy complimentary refreshments offered by Hyatt Morristown and caroling by the Morris Choral Society Chamber Singers by the Santa House on the Morristown Green.
- All Lighting Décor on the Morristown Green and Wreaths on town-wide lampposts through the New Year.
- Four weekends of Activities & Entertainment on the Green including: visits & photos with Santa in the Santa House, Goody Bags, miniature Electric Train Rides around the Green, Ice Sculpting Demonstrations, hands-on activities including Gingerbread House and Snowflake Making, Thomas Nast’s Santa Family Craft and entertainment by MPAC Performing Arts Company.
- US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program toys drop-off at Santa’s House throughout the event facilitated by Morristown Fire Department.
- Free two-hour on-street parking from December 15 through December 24.
Please see our Schedule of Activities inside this publication for complete details or visit: www.morristown-nj.org.
Where: The Morristown Green, Park Place, Morristown, NJ.
When: Sunday, November 25 and every weekend through Sunday, December 23, 2012.
Look for valuable information on our Gift Certificate Program in this publication and the 20% ‘Gift Greenback’ promotion details, just in time for the holiday season. Over 180 downtown Morristown businesses accept our Gift Certificates, year-round!
Enjoy free two-hour on-street parking from 12/15 through 12/24, courtesy of Morristown Partnership and discover the thousands of parking spaces Morristown Parking Authority maintains as well as those at Headquarters Plaza and the Highlands at Morristown Station; protect your vehicle from inclement weather in covered decks. And don’t forget to ask our downtown businesses to validate your parking ticket with purchase!
For additional information please contact Morristown Partnership, 14 Maple Avenue, Suite 201, Morristown, NJ 07960 at 973-455-1133, or visit us at www.morristown-nj.org, on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.