Hoboken Christmas Events

Green Christmas Tree with Lights

Everything You Need to Know About Christmas Festivities in Hoboken

1)  Holiday Craft Fair – Dec 3rd & 4th

Hoboken City Hall – At 94 Washington St. – December 3rd & 4th 11AM-5PM

Every year, Hoboken holds a holiday craft fair filled with beautiful hand-crafted gifts, crafts, food, and more.

“3 floors, featuring artwork & unique handcrafted gift items by local crafters & artisans including: jewelry, art, notecards, jewelry boxes,
silk felted & leather bags, hand knits: scarves, shawls, hats, sweaters, blankets & more, candles, soaps & body products, organic honey products, locally harvested herbal teas, photography, holiday ornaments, hair accessories, pictures frames, mirrors, stuffed dolls, essential oils, fashion for women & children, quilts, artisanal food products, and much more.”

2) Merry Mile Square Bar Crawl – Dec 3rd

The “Merry Mile Square” Bar Crawl is a charitable car crawl that will help the Covenant House. Last year, over $1,200 and100 gifts were donated to charity!  The bar crawl starts at Hoboken Bar and Grill and ends at Dubliner.

 3) Christmas Tree Lighting – Dec 6th

December 6th at 5PM

Watch the Hoboken Christmas Tree Lighting in early December with an appearance from none other than Elvis the Elf, Santa Claus and more in front of City Hall. Also… don’t miss the menorah lighting!

 4) Nightmare Before Christmas Trivia – Dec 7th

Are you a trivia fanatic? Don’t miss out on this festive holiday trivia, especially if you’re a fan of the Nightmare Before Christmas at Black Bear Bar& Grill starting at 8PM.

santa eating cookies5) Cookies & Milk with Santa + Photos – Dec 11th

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to visit Santa at Garden Street on December 11th from 10AM to 2:15PM! 
Decorate cookies, take professional photos with Santa, and listen to him read  ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ at this fun event. 
Complete with Christmas Carols and Christmas Cheer – reserve your spot today! Take the stress out of getting that perfect photo with Santa and let us help create a great Santa experience. 

$40 per child which includes professional digital photos with Santa!  $5 off per sibling.

Families will be scheduled in (3) sessions:

  • 10:00AM-11:15AM
  • 11:30AM-12:45PM
  • 1:00PM-2:15PM
To sign up email dance@gardenstreetmusic.com or call 201-683-9100

6) SantaCon Madness – Dec 17th

SantaCon is when everyone dresses up like santa, elves, snowflakes, or anything holiday-related and drinks the day away. There is a SantaCon in Hoboken and NYC. Hoboken always has SantaCon the week before NYC, so that you can participate in both.

7) Jersey City Holiday Craft Fair – Dec 17th & 18th

From noon to 6PM Jersey City is hosting a holiday craft fair at the Gallo Center. There is free parking available :) The Gallo Center is a short uber ride from the Journal Square path station.

8) Christmas Pop Up Bar @ Farside – All Month

There’s a Christmas pop up bar at Farside all month long! According to their instagram, “It’ll be a Christmas party every night of the week this December at 531 Washington St. Decorations, photo booth, special cocktails, with plenty of Christmas spirit and surprises along the way.”

Where to Buy a Freshly Cut Christmas Tree

Where can you buy a christmas tree in Hoboken? Especially if you don’t have a car? There are several options for finding the perfect christmas tree in Hoboken.

Hoboken Tree Barn – 528 Willow Avenue (Corner of 6th & Willow)
The Hoboken Tree Barn on 528 Willow Avenue, sets up shop in a local church yard. They have 2 types of trees to choose from, both Balsam and Fraser firs. Inside the church you can but Christmas Decorations, tree skirts, ornaments, wreathes and more!  Open 9AM – 9PM.

Cal’s Christmas Trees – Corner of Monroe & Paterson
Every year, Cal sells beautiful Christmas Trees and fresh wreaths at St. Joseph’s Church which is located on the corner of Monroe & Paterson.

 SantaCon Costume Ideas

Here are some fun costume ideas that are way better than a cheap drugstore santa hat:

Home Alone Sweater
This is one of the best lines in the Home Alone movie. Get this comfy sweater in a Mens‘ or Womens’ fit.

Home Alone Sweater


Ugly Sweater Dress

One-step up from an ugly sweater is the ugly sweater dress! Click here to get more details.


Naughty Santa Sweater

Tipsy Elves make high quality seasonal clothes with a humorous twist. Featured on Shark Tank, Tipsy Elves has been taking over the holiday novelty market.


Reindeer Leggings

These reindeer leggings will keep you looking festive AND warm. Click here for size options.


More Santa Con Outfit Ideas >> 

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