Turkey day has come and gone and now it’s time to dive right into the holiday spirit. Lucky for you, Downtown Toms River offers plenty of reasons to celebrate. From the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting to finding unique finds at The Downtown Shops @ 53 Main along with a visit from Santa himself, you and your family will definitely get a twinkle in your eye all December long!
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Toms River
Join in the fun as The Downtown Toms River Business Improvement District hosts their Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 1st at 5:00pm. Bring the entire family to the courtyard between Town Hall and the library on Washington Street where the community will come together to light the town’s Christmas tree. Featuring live entertainment from Donovan Catholic Chorus, The Amazing V Magician, and Exit 82 Theater Company, as well as a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas from Mrs. Claus.
At 7:00pm, Santa Claus will arrive on one of Toms River Volunteer Fire Co. #1’s fire truck to help light the Christmas tree. After Santa lights the tree, he’ll be available for photos with the kids. Enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies from the Toms River Volunteer Fire Co. #1 or goodies from a food and dessert truck. Make it a night out with family and friends by visiting one of Downtown Toms River’s many restaurants.
Business Spotlight: The Downtown Shops @ 53 Main
Not only are The Downtown Shops @ 53 Main your one-stop shopping for all of your holiday gift giving, but it also happens to be the host of countless holiday events all December long. On Saturday, December 9th bring your own camera for a free picture with Santa from 10:00am – 12:00pm. After you’ve snapped the perfect photo, visit Santa’s workshop for a cup of hot chocolate and crafts for the kids.
Throughout the month, The Downtown Shops @ 53 Main will continue to host special events and pop-up shops from crafting to holiday inspired events, you can party and shop all in one place. Whether you’re looking for the perfect accessory at Gorgeous Girlz Boutique, a painting at TRAC, or paint your own piece of pottery at Van Go Pottery Painting, or maybe just some new scrubs for your favorite medical professional, you’ll find something for everyone at The Downtown Shops @ 53 Main.
Stay In the Know With the Downtown Toms River Newsletter
Never miss another event with the help of the all new Downtown Toms River newsletter. Produced monthly, it’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening in Downtown Toms River. Featuring upcoming events, business spotlights, important news, and local happenings, the newsletter is your way of staying “in the know” throughout the year. Pick up your copy at the Downtown Toms River office at 53 Main Street, local downtown businesses, and online.
Looking Ahead to January…
The weather outside might be chilly, but with the help of the bars in Downtown Toms River and the all new Winter’s Farmer’s Market, there’s still plenty of things to do that will keep you toasty. The new year also brings a new councilman, Terrance Turnbach to Downtown Toms River’s district. It’s a new year and we’re looking forward to making the most out of it!