Everything You Need to Know About Christmas Festivities in Hoboken
1) Holiday Craft Fair – Dec 3rd & 4th
Hoboken City Hall – At 94 Washington St. – December 3rd & 4th 11AM-5PM
Every year, Hoboken holds a holiday craft fair filled with beautiful hand-crafted gifts, crafts, food, and more.
“3 floors, featuring artwork & unique handcrafted gift items by local crafters & artisans including: jewelry, art, notecards, jewelry boxes,
silk felted & leather bags, hand knits: scarves, shawls, hats, sweaters, blankets & more, candles, soaps & body products, organic honey products, locally harvested herbal teas, photography, holiday ornaments, hair accessories, pictures frames, mirrors, stuffed dolls, essential oils, fashion for women & children, quilts, artisanal food products, and much more.”
2) Merry Mile Square Bar Crawl – Dec 3rd
The “Merry Mile Square” Bar Crawl is a charitable car crawl that will help the Covenant House. Last year, over $1,200 and100 gifts were donated to charity! The bar crawl starts at Hoboken Bar and Grill and ends at Dubliner.
3) Christmas Tree Lighting – Dec 6th
December 6th at 5PM
Watch the Hoboken Christmas Tree Lighting in early December with an appearance from none other than Elvis the Elf, Santa Claus and more in front of City Hall. Also… don’t miss the menorah lighting!
4) Nightmare Before Christmas Trivia – Dec 7th
Are you a trivia fanatic? Don’t miss out on this festive holiday trivia, especially if you’re a fan of the Nightmare Before Christmas at Black Bear Bar& Grill starting at 8PM.
$40 per child which includes professional digital photos with Santa! $5 off per sibling.
Families will be scheduled in (3) sessions:
To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-683-9100
6) SantaCon Madness – Dec 17th
SantaCon is when everyone dresses up like santa, elves, snowflakes, or anything holiday-related and drinks the day away. There is a SantaCon in Hoboken and NYC. Hoboken always has SantaCon the week before NYC, so that you can participate in both.
7) Jersey City Holiday Craft Fair – Dec 17th & 18th
From noon to 6PM Jersey City is hosting a holiday craft fair at the Gallo Center. There is free parking available The Gallo Center is a short uber ride from the Journal Square path station.
8) Christmas Pop Up Bar @ Farside – All Month
There’s a Christmas pop up bar at Farside all month long! According to their instagram, “It’ll be a Christmas party every night of the week this December at 531 Washington St. Decorations, photo booth, special cocktails, with plenty of Christmas spirit and surprises along the way.”
Where to Buy a Freshly Cut Christmas Tree
Where can you buy a christmas tree in Hoboken? Especially if you don’t have a car? There are several options for finding the perfect christmas tree in Hoboken.
Hoboken Tree Barn – 528 Willow Avenue (Corner of 6th & Willow)
The Hoboken Tree Barn on 528 Willow Avenue, sets up shop in a local church yard. They have 2 types of trees to choose from, both Balsam and Fraser firs. Inside the church you can but Christmas Decorations, tree skirts, ornaments, wreathes and more! Open 9AM – 9PM.
Cal’s Christmas Trees – Corner of Monroe & Paterson
Every year, Cal sells beautiful Christmas Trees and fresh wreaths at St. Joseph’s Church which is located on the corner of Monroe & Paterson.
SantaCon Costume Ideas
Here are some fun costume ideas that are way better than a cheap drugstore santa hat:
Home Alone Sweater
This is one of the best lines in the Home Alone movie. Get this comfy sweater in a Mens‘ or Womens’ fit.