Holiday Happenings and Events in Essex County, NJ

From Hanukkah happenings to Christmas and Santa sightings, we have all your holiday family fun

By Jessica Kline, Publisher + Editor Macaroni Kid Clifton-Montclair November 15, 2023

It's time for holiday family fun in Montclair and we can hardly wait! We are lucky to have so many holiday attractions and events in Essex County where families have been making memories for years. From Santa sightings to Hanukkah happenings to craft fairs... Macaroni KID Clifton-Montclair has all the details for you and your family to make the most of this holiday season in town.

Macaroni KID Clifton-Montclair is adding holiday events regularly as we find them, so check back often for updates! Have an event to submit to our calendar? Submit events here!

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Hanukkah happenings in Essex County, NJ

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Kwanzaa Happenings in and around Montclair 

Christmas Events in and around Montclair

Tree Lightings:

Ongoing Events:

Toy Drives:

One-Time Events:

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Holiday-themed Library Events:
December 26

βœ‚οΈ Holiday Break Drop-in Craft at Nutley Public Library (all ages)

December 27

πŸ“½οΈ Holiday Movie and Craft at Nutley Public Library (all ages)

December 30

πŸ₯³ Noon Year's Eve at Woodland Park Public Library at Berkeley College (all ages)

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Looking for local Christmas Tree Farms? Check out our complete guide for local farms and day trips.

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Holiday craft fairs in Montclair

December 10

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Do you know of a 2023 family-friendly holiday event or attraction in Essex County that isn't listed here? Please submit your event here and we will add it to our Macaroni KID Holiday Guide!