2021 Holiday Season

Celebrate the holidays in West Orange with various events throughout the season.  Additional details and information for all events will be available in the near future.

sunday, november 28, 2021 - West orange santa tour

The West Orange Santa Tour returns in 2021.  Santa will stopping by all West Orange Public Elementary Schools on Sunday, November 28, 2021 to deliver season's greetings.  The tour kicks off at 1:00 pm.  Please click here to see the event flyer with detailed time schedule.

sunday, november 28, - friday, december 17, 2021 - santa's mailbox

To help expedite the letters to the North Pole, Santa has left an express mailbox at the Recreation Department (60 1/2 Cherry St, adjacent to the Town Pool).  Drop your letter to Santa in this mailbox and do not forget to include your name and address so Santa can write you back.  For additional information about Santa's Mailbox, please click here.

saturday, december 4, 2021 - christmas tree lighting & downtown open house

As part of the Christmas Tree Lighting, the West Orange Recreation Department is giving away at 2021 Commemorative Tree Ornament.  To guarantee your ornament, please register at www.westorange.org/rec  Ornaments are only available at the Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 4th and by advance registration.

Come out and enjoy various events throughout the day in Downtown West Orange.  The day's event schedule is as follows:

  • 9:00 am to 12 Noon - Character Breakfast at Washington School Cafeteria (Reservations Recommended, Make your reservation at www.downtownwo.com) $7.00 children (Kids 2 and under are free), $10.00 for Adults
  • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm - Pictures with Santa at the Washington School Gym
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Guided Trolley Tours.  Tours leave from Washington Elementary School with last tour at 3:00 pm.
  • 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Stuffed Animal Workshop and Story Time (reservations suggested for stuffed animal, space is limited.  Contact youth@westorangelibrary.org or 973-736-0198 extension 6)
  • 4:30 pm - Petting Zoo, Photo with Characters, Trackless Train Rides, Balloon Artist and Food Trucks open at Town Hall.
  • 5:00 pm - Season's Greetings, Choral and Dance Performances at Town Hall
  • 6:00 pm - Lighting of Christmas Tree and Arrival of Santa Claus at Town Hall.

For a schedule of events flyer for the Holiday Open House at Washington School, please click here.

For a schedule of events flyer for the Christmas Tree Lighting at Towns Hall, please click here.

sunday, december 26 - january 6, 2021 - 12 days of santa's vacation

After traveling the world, Santa has decided to spend his vacation taking in the sights and sounds offered by West Orange.  Each day, a photo of Santa vacationing in West Orange will be posted.  Entrants who correctly guess the location will be entered into a random drawing for that day's prize.  All daily entries will be entered into a random drawing for a grand prize.