Join us for the 4th Annual Downtown Newark Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration!
The celebration will take place at the Prudential Center Championship Plaza, on Monday, November 27th, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This year’s celebration will feature music, free pictures with Santa including a special holiday gift, a bouncy house, a synthetic ice skating rink, a trackless train, numerous carnival games, children’s characters and Victorian carolers.
This is a free family-friendly event open to the public. Rain date will be on Wednesday, November 29th.
Lighting and concert begin at 6:00 pm. Street and Lot parking options are available.
In 2016, the NDD celebrated the holidays with the 3rd Annual NDD Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration in Championship Plaza. In partnership with the New Jersey Devils, the NDD installed a 40-foot- tall holiday tree and lit it on Friday, December 4th, in front of thousands of cheering people.
Over 2000 children, parents, and Devils fans enjoyed the holiday festivities. More than 1300 children took free photos with Santa. Adults and children alike enjoyed carnival games, a bouncy house, a trackless train, Victorian Carolers – who led the crowd in rousing renditions of holiday favorites, like, Jingle Bells and Frosty the Snow Man—and guest performances by R&B sensations Sunshine Anderson and Blu Cantrel.
The ceremony continued with short speeches from Hugh Weber, President of the New Jersey Devils, Anthony McMillan, CEO of the Newark Downtown District, and the Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins. As always, NDD worked with the Newark Public Schools and Charter Schools to successfully invite and engage Newark families.