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Santa is coming to Frenchtown via the Delaware River


Santa will be Ho! Ho! Hoing! down the Delaware River for his annual Frenchtown, N.J., visit Saturday, Dec. 7.

Eager fans can await his arrival in Sunbeam Park where he is scheduled to come ashore at 2:30 p.m. and then lead a procession down Bridge Street. His final stop will be on the green in front of River Mills where a 20-foot-tree will be his backdrop for making his list, and checking it twice.

The tree-lighting will be at 5 p.m. followed by a Meta Gift Performance by the Heavy Meddlers.

The holiday season officially kicks off with Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, when Frenchtown’s eclectic mix of shops and galleries invite guests to enjoy a small-town shopping experience.

Santa will be back in town visiting Olive with a Twist on Dec. 8 and 15. ArtYard and Choir & Co. once again bring song and light as participants go a-caroling with paper lanterns along the river path and Bridge Street. Everyone is invited to join in at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at ArtYard.

The winter solstice marks the shortest darkest day of the year, a time to draw inward and nurture oneself. Yoga-Loka hosts a special night of inner exploration to mark the winter solstice at 6 p.m. Dec. 21.

Join in the celebration of Hanukkah during the annual Menorah Lighting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24, with singing, prizes and traditional latkes.

In addition, there’s always a holiday celebration going on in stores and restaurants throughout the month.

Frenchtown’s holiday festivities are hosted by the Frenchtown Business & Professional Association. Visit or follow the association on Facebook.