Hoboken’s holiday lineup – it’s the tree lighting ceremony on tap tonight

City of Hoboken announces:

Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken
invite you to
Hoboken Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Wednesday Dec. 8th  at 5:30pm
in front of City Hall, 94 Washington Street
with special guests: Elvis the Elf & Santa Claus
Local school children & performers singing popular Christmas songs
Hoboken All School Chorus & Hoboken High School Band,
Hannah & the M & Ms
Hoboken Cheer Dynamic Allstars,
Hoboken Girl Scout troop 12038
Hoboken Girl Scout troop 12881
Garden Street Music School
and more
Hoboken Holiday Crafts & Art Fair
Sat. & Sun. 18th & 19th • 11am to 5pm
NEW LOCATION: Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe, 3rd Floor, Suite C-301
Elevator available
Unique Handcrafted Gift Items by over 50 local artists, photographers & crafters
Featuring: art, photography, stained glass, mirrors & frames, hand knit scarves, hats, mittens, baby sweaters, jewelry, baby clothes & blankets, holiday ornaments, soaps & body lotions, candles and so much more.
Most items are one-of-a-kind, and if you don’t see exactly what you want, you can place a special order with the artist / crafter.
Monroe  Center is located just 1 block from the the Hudson Bergen Light Rail or take the PATH, NJ Transit Trains & Buses or NY Waterway and hop on the City’s FREE  HOP shuttle bus which will take you right there. Free parking is also available at Monroe Center.
For more information call 201-420-2207 or online at
Applications are still available
There will be lots of other events taking place at Monroe Center during the time of the Craft Fair, fun for the whole family. See below.
Also, many of the artists in the building will open up their studios for an Open Studio Day. Stop by for some holiday cheer, live music, art, craft, theatrical performances, a visit with Santa Claus and so much more. 
MusicSpace presents
Holiday Music Mart & Lounge
Sat. & Sun. Dec. 18th & 19th from noon to 5pm
3rd floor, suite C304
featuring performances by local musicians
Music by all performers will be for sale.
Give the gift of music.
Coffee, tea and sweets will be for sale as well. 
The Theater Company presents: 
Happy Holidaze 
Studio C413
Monroe Theatrespace, 
720 Monroe StreetHobokenNJ
2nd Floor

Tickets: $20 • Students and Seniors: $12
THIS WEEKEND: Tickets $15 and $10!!!
(Say BAH HUMBUG—does not apply to internet orders)
Reservations: 201.683.7014
or order online @
The Santaland Diaries & Season’s Greetings
THE SANTALAND DIARIES, featuring Brendan Applegate, is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker’s Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch.
Season’s Greetings, featuring Joanne Smith, is another funny, touching and twisted monologue about the season, told in the version of the “Christmas letter”.
December 9 & 10, 16 & 17 at 8pm
December 18 & 19 at 3pm
Tickets: $20/adults; $15/students & seniors, $35/couples
Discover Jersey Arts cardholders: purchased online or at door
(performances not appropriate for young children)
Visit with Santa Claus, Storytime, and Caroling: 
Bring your own camera, do a craft, hear a story, and sing some songs!
Gifts given out to all good little boys and girls (while supplies last)
December 18 & 19 from Noon-2pm 
Suggested donation: $5 at the door
Mile Square Theatre presents: 
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday story is brought to life in a tour de force solo performance by Lenard Petit. In A Christmas Carol Mr. Petit appears as the spirit of Charles Dickens, who in the reading of his classic novella, creates a magical world of characters, from past, present, and future, and brings to life this time-tested story of a cold-hearted miser who finds redemption on Christmas Eve.  
Sat. Dec. 18 at 3pm & 8pm
Sun. Dec. 19 at 3pm
Tickets: $20 • Students and Seniors: $12
For info about additional performances:
Reading of 
The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
starring MST Artistic Director Chris O’Connor as Felix and Associate Artistic Director Matt Lawler as Oscar
Sun. Dec. 19 at 7pm, $5
Both at: Monroe Theatrespace, 
720  Monroe Street
2nd Floor
Reservations: 201.683.7014

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