7 South Jersey Downtowns that are Magical During the Holidays

South Jersey is home to a wide variety of charming main streets and bustling downtowns. You should definitely consider shopping local and visiting these 7 South Jersey downtowns because they are quite magical during the holiday season!

1. Haddonfield, NJ

There are several great reasons to visit Downtown Haddonfield this holiday season! Enjoy the much-anticipated Candlelight Shopping every Friday evening through December 20th, with a bonus day added on Sunday, December 22nd. Shoppers can participate in this one-of-a-kind evening holiday shopping experience that features carriage rides, live entertainment, and festive holiday decor. Dine at one of Haddonfield’s award-winning eateries and explore their many historic sites and sculptures throughout the streetscape. 

2. Burlington, NJ

The City of Burlington is a treasure trove of American history and the downtown comes to life during the holidays. Their Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting will take place on December 7th at 5pm and will run all along High Street and end at the Anchor for the tree lighting, as well as cookies and hot cocoa with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus! The City of Burlington will also host Holiday House Tours, a true walking tour of 11 historic private residences and public buildings, on December 8th from 3-7pm.

3. Glassboro, NJ

Downtown Glassboro and Glassboro Town Square are magical during the holidays! With amazing holiday decor lining the streets and exciting events you won’t want to miss, Glassboro is the place to be. Don’t miss Boro in Lights, their annual holiday celebration and tree lighting on December 6th from 6-9pm. Ring in the holidays with a huge tree with over 19,000 lights, photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, and Buddy the Elf, horse and carriage rides, free cookie and ornament decorating, live music and dance performances, and so much more!

4. Woodstown, NJ

Discover the road less traveled in Salem County this holiday season! Join Downtown Woodstown on Saturday, December 21st for the 2nd annual “Reindeer Walk” Scavenger Hunt, and a visit from Santa! Come out and enjoy Woodstown throughout December; shop from local crafters and artisans, dine at local restaurants, and so much more!

5. Collingswood, NJ

Collingswood is bursting with holiday cheer! Enjoy singers and snow in Downtown Collingswood on Fridays and Saturdays, free visits with Santa, special events, shopping and dining deals, and the charm of more than a quarter million lights decorating the tree-lined streets. Plus, shopping hours are extended by many merchants in December with free parking throughout the month.

6. Bordentown, NJ

Downtown Bordentown has so much happening for the holidays this December! Enjoy the Annual Chocolate Holiday Walk on December 6th as you sample chocolate treats and stroll through the downtown businesses. You can also stop by Old City Hall anytime in December to check out the Holiday Train Show!

7. Pitman, NJ

Throughout the month of December in Pitman, visitors can visit with Santa in Ballard Park every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, as well as take trolley tours every Friday and Saturday evening! The Pitman Winter Village will be open on December 7th and 14th at Sunset Auditorium. Find unique and handmade gifts from the local stores and more than 20 artisan vendors!

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