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Keeping up with Collingswood: Winter 2021


From November to the New Year, Collingswood is bursting with holiday cheer. Enjoy singers and snow in Downtown Collingswood Fridays and Saturdays, our annual Holiday Parade, Parade of Lights, FREE visits with Santa, special events, shopping and dining deals and the charm of more than a quarter million lights decorating our tree-lined streets!

See Santa in Collingswood FREE!
Santa is available for visits every weekend in December free of charge! Santa will welcome families at his Collingswood Headquarters at Extraordinary ED, 808 Haddon Ave. Visits are scheduled Friday nights from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM beginning December 6.  Visit Santa to drop off your wish list and take photos and enjoy all the fun, shopping and dining in downtown Collingswood!

Santa will also be accepting letters in his mailbox in front of Borough Hall beginning Friday, November 26. Get your letters in early so Santa has time to answer them.

New this year, Collingswood is hosting a sensory-friendly Santa experience. Visit Santa in a quiet and comfortable setting for children with special needs. Sunday, December 12. For more info and schedule go to Collingswood.com

Holiday Shopping, Dining & Strolling
Collingswood transforms into a winter wonderland – a beautiful shopping streetscape all along the downtown. There are extended shopping hours every Friday and Saturday in December and parking is FREE in the downtown throughout the month to make shopping a breeze. Collingswood has all your gift-giving needs covered. And we make sure it snows in Collingswood even when mother nature doesn’t!  

Shop Local from Home with Collingswood Prime!

Want to shop from the comfort of your home? Check out Collingswood Prime, the fee-free shipping service delivered through Bloc Delivery bicycle couriers. Just call participating Collingswood stores and restaurants or visit Blocdelivery.com to place an order. Delivery days are Wednesdays and Saturdays from November 17 through December 22. Supporting Collingswood small businesses has never been easier! 

Enjoy holiday caroling while you shop, stroll and dine. Caroling will take place on the steps of the Zane School at the Millennium Clock and carolers also stroll along the Avenue. 

Friday, December 3
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Hotsy Totsy 
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Celestia Flute Quartet/Luminance Flute Quartet

Saturday, December 4
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Hotsy Totsy
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Hampton Brass Quartet

Friday, December 10
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Hotsy Totsy 

6:30 PM to 7:15 PM – Cherokee HS Girls Ensemble

Saturday, December 11
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Hotsy Totsy
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Jersey Sound Chorus

Friday, December 17
6:00 PM to 8:00- PM – Hotsy Totsy 
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – Collingswood Madrigals

Saturday, December 18
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Hotsy Totsy
6:30 PM to 7:15 PM – Cherokee HS Concert Choir


Saturday, November 20

Collingswood Cash Tailgate Party & Sale

Shoppers flock to Collingswood for the yearly “free money” Collingswood Cash giveaway, lining up in all kinds of weather as early as 4:00 AM. Collingswood Partners will give away $45,000 to patrons of Collingswood businesses. Shoppers that purchase $50 in Collingswood Cash –the Borough’s equivalent to a mall gift card– will receive an additional $20 to spend anywhere in town. The bonus cash is first come first served and long lines for the giveaway begin before dawn. Those camped out at Borough Hall enjoy an early morning party to kick off the holiday season. The party officially starts at 6:30 AM and festivities includes music, games and multiple giveaways per hour including concert tickets, sports themed prizes, tailgating gear and Collingswood swag. Breakfast snacks and drinks to keep folks warm and happy are also available. Co-sponsored by the Borough of Collingswood and Camden County Commission.

Holiday Tree Lighting, Friday, November 26, 7:00 PM
Santa descends from atop Borough Hall by way of the Collingswood Fire Department’s ladder truck – just in time for the Borough’s official Tree Lighting Ceremony. Choral groups will sing as the town tree is lit up with twinkling lights and season’s greetings are made by Mayor Jim Maley and Commissioners Rob Lewandowski and Morgan Robinson.

Live Ice Carving on Nov 26! If you need more reasons to soak up the season after the tree lighting, there will be a live ice carving demonstration at the Millennium Clock/Zane Schoolhouse at Irvin Ave at 7:30 PM After we greet Santa at Borough Hall, turn around and stroll downtown, visit merchants and enjoy the show.

Holiday Parade, Saturday, November 27, 10:00 AM

Don’t miss the best holiday parade in South Jersey! The parade features lively seasonal entertainment including marching bands, dancers, holiday characters, stilts walkers, floats, mummers, sports mascots and live music. The parade begins at Zane and Haddon Avenues and continues to West Linden Avenue, through the heart of Downtown Collingswood. 

Community Menorah Lighting, Thursday, December 2, 6:00 PM

Join us for a Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration at Collings and North Atlantic Avenues. All are welcome!
Connect with the community and enjoy an evening of fun for the whole family with music, latkes, donuts, dreidels and choco-gelt! Sponsored by Chabad of Camden and Burlington counties.

Parade of Lights, Friday, December 3, 6:30 PM
The annual Parade of Lights will kick off with fire trucks and floats strung in glittering lights along the perimeter of the park beginning at Grant Avenue and Browning Road. The best viewing areas are along the park side of Park Avenue. Trucks from fire companies and organizations all over the region compete for top honors and are sure to delight spectators. Please Note: Knight Park will be closed to parking during the event and vehicle traffic and parking will be prohibited along Browning Road, Park and Collings Avenues for safety. 

Second Saturday Arts and Music, Saturday December 11, 5:00 PM
The festive lights will make for an extra special Second Saturday event starting at 5PM! As always, the evening of art and entertainment will host artists, crafters and musicians at studios, galleries, coffee houses and retail shops. Experience art, demonstrations, performances and exhibits at several locations along Haddon Ave. Stop by Haddon and Woodlawn at the DecemberFest Holiday Pop-up from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for even more fun featuring handmade arts and crafts, games and winter fun.

DecemberFest Holiday Pop-Up, Saturday, December 4, 11, 18, 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Collingswood is popping up holiday fun in 2021. Come pop, shop, and dine in beautiful downtown Collingswood! Stop by Haddon & Woodlawn Avenues for even more holiday celebrations. Each week features a different theme:

  • December 4, Family Night: Bring the whole crew and enjoy some outdoor fun! We’ll have games, special holiday characters, dessert and hot chocolate, PLUS a fireside viewing of Elf.
  • December 11, Handmade Holidays Night: From home décor, candy, art, gourmet items, toys and games to comic books, entertainment experiences and so much more – Collingswood has all your gift-giving needs covered! So, shop ALL the stores, grab a bite, then swing by Haddon and Woodlawn for a special holiday edition local maker’s market featuring one-of-a-kind art and other handmade items.
  • December 18, Fun and Games Night: Last chance for shopping and fun! Shop at our local boutiques, pick up some gift cards at your favorite Collingswood eatery. Then, pop on by to enjoy live music, lawn games, hot cocoa and a South Jersey wine tasting presented by Visit South Jersey. Bottles of wine will also be available to purchase onsite – pair it with Collingswood Cash – it’s the perfect gift if you can’t decide what to give!

More Information and a full schedule of community events go to:


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