Holidays in Hoboken: Crafts fair, Menorah and Christmas tree lightings

HOBOKEN – Take a break from your Secret Santa shopping to take advantage of some of Hoboken’s upcoming events.
This year’s City Hall Holiday Crafts Fair, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include three floors of handmade arts and crafts from local artists.
Not sure what to get a loved one this year? The fair will offer an array of unique items including jewelry, silk felted and leather bags, hand knitted scarves, shawls, hats, sweaters, and blankets, as well as candles, body products, fresh herbal teas, photography, holiday ornaments, hair accessories, pictures frames, mirrors, stuffed dolls, and fashion good for all ages.
The Green Pear Café will serve sweets and coffee, Jamie Fundinger will wrap gifts, Mrs. Claus will offer face painting and Girl Scout Group Junior Troop 12023 will be caroling.
The city’s free annual Menorah Lighting will be held Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at City Hall with music, dancing, artisan goods, and a variety of traditional delicacies.
The next day, the city will host a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. in front of City Hall.
Local school children and performers will sing Christmas tunes with Elvis the Elf MC’ing hosting the event, appearances by two princes from Once Upon a Princess Parties, the Hoboken Fire Department and a visit by Santa Claus.
Apple Montessori Schools will serve hot chocolate and there will be performances from, but not limited to, the Hoboken Cheer Dynamics All Stars, Tiny Team & Mini Team, Hoboken Hip Hop, led by Jenn Eisenberg, Larkin Dancers of Studio L Hoboken, NYC Classical Training, The Hoboken District Select Chorus, The Hoboken District Select Band, Garden Street School of Performing Arts performing Songs from A Hoboken Tale and Junior Girl Scout Troop 12881.
City Hall is located at 94 Washington St. To learn more of the events contact Gerri Fallo at 201-420-2207 or by email at

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