2023 Holiday Season

2023 Santa Mailbox

sunday, november 26, 2023 - santa tour

In preparation for the holiday season, Santa will be taking a tour West Orange.  The Santa Tour will visit all seven public elementary schools on his visit.  

Approximate Schedule

1:10pm     Redwood School

1:30pm     Kelly School

2:00pm     Mt. Pleasant School

2:30pm     St. Cloud School

2:50pm      Gregory School

3:10pm     Hazel School

3:40pm     Washington School

saturday, december 2, 2023 - Holiday open house & annual tree lighting ceremony at town hall

Character breakfast

9:00 am - 12:00 pm at washington school gym

Reservations recommended - Available at www.downtownwo.com

$7.00 Children (Kids 2 and Up) $10.00 Adults

pictures with santa

10:00 am - 4:00 pm at washington school gym

Bring your phone and camera and take pictures with Santa.  Free picture from Benji's Mexican Grill.  Activities are also available for all ages from select craft vendors at this event.

guided tours with mayor mccartney & township officials

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Guided tour of historic downtown West Orange.  Last tour at 3:15 pm.

stuffed animal workshop

washington school gym - reservations recommended as space is limited.  

Reserve your space at www.downtownwo.com.  $10.00 per person.

Beginning at 4:30 pm on Saturday, December 2, 2023, the Township will celebrate the holiday season with a multitude of events capped off by the lighting of the Township Christmas tree.  Featured events include but are not limited to live performances, train rides, petting zoo, complimentary Christmas ornament, photo ops and an opportunity to meet Santa.

4:30 pm

Swift Farms Petting Zoo

Photo With Holiday Characters

Trackless Train

5:00 pm

Season's Greeting from Mayor Susan McCartney

Musical performance by Vienna The Music School

Dance performance by Unique Performance Arts Center

5:30 pm

Musical performance by Vienna The Music School

Dance performance by Unique Performance Arts Center

6:00 pm

Lighting of Christmas Tree

Arrival of Santa

Visit and take pictures with Santa (bring your own camera)



While in West Orange on Sunday, November 26th, Santa visited various spots in West Orange.  When the contest beings, click on the link below to view all of the locations Santa visited.  Respondents who correctly name all of the Santa's stops will be entered into a random drawing to win an Amazon Fire Tablet.  Winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 20th.

Where's Santa?  Link will be available on Monday, December 4th.

2023 Where is Santa