2023 Holiday Fun Guide: Santa Sightings, Tree Lightings, and More! - The Monmouth Moms

The holidays are upon us, and there’s so much happening in Monmouth County this season! Check out our 2023 Holiday Fun Guide for a list of township tree lightings, where to see Santa, Christmas tree farms, ice skating spots, holiday theatre and light shows, and more! Read more below!



Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join us for our annual indoor Holiday and Lights Spectacular, Sea of Lights, this December 9th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th & 28th from 4-8pm each night! There will be various forms of entertainment each night 5-8pm as well!

  Santa will be back on December 9th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd for photos from 5-8pm and then he’ll be heading into the Aquarium after Christmas to dive in the tanks on December 27th & 28th at 5pm & 6:30pm. We are also excited to bring you NEW holiday entertainment this year including Princess Sweets & Treats with the Winter Princess & Queen, Elf Storytime, Snow-ville Shows with the green gift stealer, Eyes of the Wild Animal Shows and holiday character meet and greets including the happy reindeer and dancing snowman from your favorite “chilly” movie!

  Sea of Lights takes place inside the Jenkinson’s Pavilion as well as the Jenkinson’s Aquarium.



Local Christmas Tree Farms & Shops

The Fir Farm, Colts Neck
Bullock Farms, Cream Ridge
Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm, Manalapan
Keris Tree Farm & Christmas Shop, Allentown
Dearborn Market, Holmdel
Evergreen Lane Christmas Tree Farm, Wall
A. Casola Farms, Holmdel
Sickles Market, Little Silver
Maple Leaf Farms
Woodfield Christmas Tree Plantation, Colts Neck
Patterson’s Greenhouse, Freehold
Oak Hill Farms, Holmdel
Brock Farms of Colts Neck + Freehold


Town Tree Lightings & Recreation Events

Freehold Tree Lighting & Other Holiday Events

Tinton Falls Jersey Premium Outlets Christmas Tree Lighting

Borough of Tinton Falls Christmas Tree Lighting 2023 at Liberty Park

Highlands Christmas Tree Lighting 

Pastosas Ravioli Annual Christmas Tree Lighting 

Lake Como Small Business Saturday & Holiday Tree Lighting 

Keyport Christmas Tree Lighting 2023 

Long Branch Tree Lighting at Pier Village 2023

Red Bank Tree Lighting 2023

Bradley Beach Christmas Tree Lighting 2023

Shrewsbury Christmas Tree Lighting 2023

Long Branch Holiday Event & Christmas Tree Lighting 

Spring Lake Christmas Tree Lighting 2023 

Belmar Christmas Tree Lighting 

Eatontown Christmas Tree Lighting: Dec 1st

Middletown Dec 3rd Christmas Tree Lighting

Middletown Santa Ferry

Middletown Holiday Light Map

Middletown Letters to Santa

2023 Ocean Historical Museum Open House and Tree Lighting 

Wall Township Christmas Tree Lighting 2023


Local Holiday Theatre & Light Shows

Scrooge at Spring Lake Theatre
Magic of Lights PNC Art Banks Center 
Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage 
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer The Musical 
A Christmas Carol Performed at The Vogel 
Elf the Musical 
Elf the Musical JR
2023 Holiday Pop-Up Weekend at The Basie Center
The Nutcracker 
The Polar Express at Axelrod
Holiday Express “Ultimate Holiday Show”


Where to See Santa & Local Holiday Events

Photos with Santa Freehold Mall
Christmas Wonderlands Maple Leaf Farm
Point Pleasant Beach Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival
The Village at Ann Ellen Farms
Sickles Santa Visit! (Two Dates) 
Santa at Ryser’s
Sickles Holiday House & Christmas Village 
Girl Scouts Grinchmas & Light Fight
Sea of Lights at Jenkinson’s 
Spring Lake Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Train Village 
Christmas at The Historic Village of Allaire Multiple Events & Happenings! 
Fair Haven Holiday Stroll & Santa in the Park 
Santa Experience at G&G Stables
Red Bank Fire Department “Present Drop” Santa Delivery
Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar
Santa by the Sea at Pier Village
Winter Parks & Programs Guide Monmouth County Parks System
Santa Brunch Cruise on the Seastreak

Santa Letters

USPS Operation Santa Letters: “How to Submit Website Info” 
List of Participating Post Offices in Monmouth County
Middletown Letters to Santa


Ice Skating


Check out our 2023 Fall Catering Guide!


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