7 Spectacular Christmas Tree Lightings in Somerset County

by Staff

Christmas season is officially here and for those who celebrate, attending a tree lighting is one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit. Lucky for you Christmas superfans, Somerset County, NJ has plenty of cheerful tree lightings happening in 2023. Here are seven Christmas tree lightings happening this year. 

Bridgewater Christmas Tree Lighting

Enjoy live music and Christmas carols, hot chocolate, Santa Claus himself and, of course, the delightful tree lighting. It’s guaranteed fun for the whole family!

When: November 29 | 6:00 p.m.

Where: Bridgewater Municipal Building | 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Hillsborough Christmas Tree Lighting

Indulge in cocoa and cookies while you wait for Santa’s arrival for the tree lighting ceremony in Hillsborough! Remember to join the festive train ride and enjoy the inflatables. 

When: December 1 | 5:30 p.m.

Where: Hillsborough Municipal Building | 379 S Branch Rd, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Green Brook Holiday Tree Lighting

The first Friday in December will transform Green Brook into the full Christmas spirit. Bring the whole family to Green Brook’s Holiday Tree Lighting!

When: December 1 | 7:00 p.m.

Where: Green Brook Town Hall | 111 Greenbrook Rd, Green Brook, NJ 08812

Somerville Holiday Jubilee

Get enchanted in Downtown Somerville! Feel the festive vibes with music, cozy shops, and mouthwatering local food. The Holiday Jubilee will feature festive  tunes and free ice skating. Catch live entertainment, carolers, and a Santa visit at 7:30 p.m. After the tree lighting, enjoy free carriage rides, Santa photos, cocoa, crafts, and more!

When: December 1 | 5:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown Somerville | W. Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876

10th Annual Christmas Market and Tree Lighting

Find the perfect holiday gifts at the Winter Market! With 30+ local vendors and artisans, it’s a fantastic place to shop. Laura Benanti, a Tony Award winner, takes the spotlight at the 10th Annual Winter Market and Christmas Tree Lighting. At the Basking Ridge Christmas Tree Lighting event, Ms. Benanti will treat attendees to a special performance of holiday tunes.

When: December 2 | 2:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown Basking Ridge 

Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Comes To Town

Santa Claus is coming to North Plainfield! Head to the Vermeule Mansion on December 3 to experience one of the best Christmas tree lightings in NJ. 

When: December 3 | 4:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Vermeule Mansion | 614 Green Brook Rd, North Plainfield, NJ 07060

Township Tree Lighting

Experience a Christmas miracle at the Township Tree Lighting at Jacobus Vanderveer House! Enjoy Santa photos, festive tunes, Colonial re-enactments, house tours, and decorate-your-own gingerbread. Free admission with refreshments available. The Liberty Tree lighting commences at 5:30 pm!

When: December 9 | 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where: Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum | 1 River Road Park, Bedminster, NJ 07921

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