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Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green
1. Updated 12/20/14, 8:30pm
A Morristown Partnership Event

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Sponsors
Activity Schedule
Christmas Festival Memories

Special Thanks

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Activity Schedule

Schedule subject to change - Weather Permitting

Photos with Santa $10 - Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted.

Updated: 12/20/14 8:30pm

Please Note: Visits with Santa & Activities take breaks and close promptly at times posted.
Guests waiting in line will be informed of our procedures continuously one hour prior to break or closing.

Sunday, December 21

12-3 PM & 4-7 PM Santa Visits & Photos

1-3 PM Ornament Making

1-4 PM Decorate Luminaries

1-4 PM Macculloch Hall Historical Museum Family Craft Activity

1-5 PM Mini Train Rides(Weather permitting, our electric train will not run in heavy rain. Power permitting, the cold weather affects battery life. We will run the Train as long as we can!) 

2-5 PM Ice Sculpting Demonstration

6-7 PM Kat Zangari singing Christmas Carols

5-7 PM Winter Wonderfest Luminary Parade presented with Morris Arts

WONDER how you can participate?

You, your family and friends can create custom decorated luminescent masks, hats and winter themed costumes to bring to our snowy stroll. Creations can include but are not limited to: glow in the dark paint, glitter and battery operated lights. Participants will receive small bags to decorate for the evening luminary parade at 5 pm. No fire please.

Monday, December 22

5-8 PM Santa Visits & Photos

5-8 PM Mini Train Rides (Weather permitting, our electric train will not run in heavy rain. Power permitting, the cold weather affects battery life.) 

5-8 PM WDHA/WMTR

Keep our community activities free; support the Morristown Partnership Annual Appeal today!

Christmas Festival Memories

 

Waiting For Santa - December 1967 Bernardsville News (LEFT)

Katie Kirchiro, a five-year-old "angel" from Basking Ridge, waits with "Snowman on the Green" in Morristown for the arrival Saturday evening of Santa Claus. Santa will arrive atop the Park Square Building at 6:30 to visit area children as well as Katie. He will be assisted in his descent from the rooftop by the Morristown Fire Department

From Heather Carlin

My daughter Katie 5yr old back in the day. We lived in Basking Ridge and just like when Iwas 5 we took children to the green to see Santa land on Bambergers roof.

Kim (Broas) Stinger circa 1986 having fun on a classic Chirstmas on the Green rocking horse. (RIGHT)

 

Added in 2013 : A larger than life rocking horse!

First introduced to the Christmas festivities on the Morristown Green in 1949, the much-loved rocking horse has taken on many shapes and sizes over the years. At the time the Morristown Partnership took over Christmas on the Green in 2000 only one crumbing horse remained. With the help of the Morris County School of Technology and Morristown businesses evolvInk & Accents on Knits we are recreating a new work of art for the years to come!

 

 

Thank you to Mr. Scott Weems, Teacher of Carpentry, and Mr. Eric Johnson, Teacher of Building & Grounds Maintenance, and their students at the Morris County School of Technology for your hard work on the newest addition to the Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green.

The rocking horse is in its final stages of painting design at evolvInk studios on Lackawanna Place.

WOW! Mike's side is complete!

Mike Holub

Owner, Operator, Lead Tattoo & Piercing Artist at evolvInk

Michael Holub, attended The College of New Jersey receiving a BA in Advertising Design with a specialization in illustration. Enrolled in a tattooing apprentice under the tutelage of Alfonzo Gotfried Fox at The Big Easy Tattoo studio in the year of our Lord 1900 and 96. Opened and has operated First Place Tattoos in Hackettstown since 1998. As part owner and operator of evolvInk Tattoo Studios, he intends to raise industry standards concerning health, service, experience and artwork.

Sara K.

Tattoo Artist

Art and design have always been apart of me. I am fortunate enough to be able to say that art IS a passion, for LIFE. It always will be. Super articulated line-work, fully realized juxtaposition within a design, and rich, saturated color is what I strive for, no matter the medium. Dynamic, illustrative images and beautiful, sweeping gestural structure. Traditional materials or tattoo ink, it does not matter the medium, I will put my all into the project at hand. Consistently striving to challenge myself through commissioned pieces. Clich? as it may sound, Art and Tattooing chose me, and I can't get enough of it.

Thanks Hope and Barry!

Owned and operated since 1998 by Hope and Barry Blazer, Accents on Knits on Market Street,  has the largest selection of quality yarns in New Jersey. 

2014 CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AT THE MORRISTOWN GREEN: A Morristown Partnership annual community event.

The Christmas Festival at the MorristownGreen, presented by Morristown Partnership, officially opens on Sunday, November 30 at 5:00pm and will light up the downtown well into the New Year.


For the past 100 years, generations of residents and visitors have come to the heart of downtown Morristown to enjoy the magic of the Christmas season. It began in 1913 with a small group of festive volunteers lighting a single star atop one tree on the Morristown Green. Since that time, this tradition has spread holiday cheer to countless families with its addition of a Santa House, holiday crafts, entertainment and seasonal d?cor including stunning lamppost wreaths throughout town and over 150,000 dazzling LED lights on The Morristown Green .


With growing enthusiasm from the constituency to upgrade the aesthetics of the Morristown Green and the Town during the holiday season, Morristown Partnership was pleased to inherit the responsibility of this beloved tradition nearly fourteen 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.


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, visit and enjoy a wide variety of entertainment. We invite you to visit our website www.morristown-nj.org for full seasonal details.


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.

As we send out letters for our Annual Appeal, many donations come back with heartfelt stories of the memories made during the holiday season in Morristown.

Sends us your stories! With your permission, Morristown Partnership would love to post your memories on our website. Send us an email, mail a handwritten note or draw us a picture of your favorite memory and we'll share it here.

Morristown Partnership - 14 Maple Avenue, Suite 201 - Morristown, NJ 07960

Email: jwehring@morristown-nj.org (Subject: Christmas Festival Memory)

Fax: 973-455-1147

Many special thanks are also extended to our Annual Appeal Donors, Volunteers and In-Kind Supporters

Annual Appeal Donors

Dr. Arvay Joseph - Joseph M. Arvay, D.M.D., Orthodontist PA

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin & Virginia Brennan

Ms. Caren Cagiano LCSW

Ms. Alice Cutler

Ms. Fiona Fitzpatrick - Grasshopper off the Green

Ms. Cynthia Geoffroy

Mr. Thomas Hoffman & Mrs. Louise Murray

Mr. Thomas Lade, Jr. - All County Rental

Ms. Susan Lesher

Mr. David Lewis - David A Lewis, Esq.

Mr. Steven Maser - Steven A. Maser, MD

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas & Marylyn McLaughlin

Mr. Louis Moglia - Louis P. Moglia & Sons

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Mary Ann Mongey

Mr. Jeff Rawding - F.J. Rawding, A.I.A.

Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Lily Harrigan - J.C. Reiss Optician

Mr. Eric Robbins - Richards and Robbins Group

Mr. Biagio Scotto - Villa Enterprises Mgmt Ltd, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph & Helen Stanley

Mr. Jack Van Orden - Morristown Tire Co., Inc.

Ms. Carol Williams

Welsh Chester Galiney Matone Inc.

List as of 12/8/14

Volunteers and In-Kind Supporters

Del's Novelty, Kat Zangari, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morris Arts, Morris Choral Society, Morristown Fire Department,

MPAC Performing Arts Company, Morristown Police Department, Original Music School, The Trustees of the Morristown Green.

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