Santa Claus is coming to town: Morristown, Nov. 27


Editor’s note: We hear the Jolly Old Elf will be hitching a ride on a Morristown fire truck, his second-favorite mode of transportation. (After the sleigh, of course.)

From the Morristown Partnership:


Santa’s Arrival scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 27, at 5:00 pm

The Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green, presented by the Morristown Partnership, will kick off with Santa’s Arrival on Sunday, Nov. 27thm at 5 pm and promises once again to transform the downtown into a winter wonderland.

A full calendar of family friendly activities has been scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of December concluding on Sunday, Dec. 18th. Look for a detailed activities and entertainment schedule on our website and/or via our QR code included on the event poster displayed throughout town.

Video: Christmas Festival promo from the Morristown Partnership:

For over 100 years, generations of residents and visitors have come to the heart of downtown Morristown to enjoy the magic of the Christmas season. It began in 1913 with a small group of festive volunteers lighting a single star atop one tree on the Morristown Green.

Since that time, this tradition has spread holiday cheer to countless families with its addition of a Santa House, holiday music and crafts, a vintage-style oversized rocking horse, ice sculpture demonstrations and free rides around the Green on a miniature electric trail. All activities are free with the exception of a $15 fee for photos with Santa.

Santa’s Arrival, as well as the month-long Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green, are made possible thanks to returning sponsors Atlantic Health System/Morristown Medical Center, Hyatt Regency Morristown, 40 North Restaurants, Lakeland Bank and The Education Association of Morris (T.E.A.M.)

New sponsors this year include Valley Bank, Morristown Airport, Picatinny Federal Credit Union and Primrose School of Morristown. We offer our sincere thanks to all our sponsors who support this time-honored Morristown tradition.

“As a regional bank with deep ties in the communities we serve, we feel that it is our responsibility to support local events that bring our neighbors closer together” said Roger Jones, vice president and marketing manager of Valley Bank.

“That’s why we’re proud to sponsor the Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green,” Jones concluded. In Spring 2023 Valley Bank will open their new headquarters in Morristown.

Santa’s Arrival will coincide, as in years past, with the Countdown to the Lighting of the Green, featuring seasonal décor, thousands of dazzling lights on the Green and stunning lamppost wreaths throughout downtown.

Being that this event is entirely privately funded, we are grateful to participants in our Annual Appeal drive and encourage you to look for how you can help at Donate Now.

The beauty of our downtown, we hope, will once again entice people from near and far to shop, dine, visit and enjoy a wide variety of entertainment. For additional information please contact Morristown Partnership, 14 Maple Ave., Suite 201, Morristown, NJ 07960 at
(973) 455-1133, or visit us at, on Facebook and Instagram.

Morristown Partnership is a Special Improvement District (SID) created in 1994, designated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It supports Morristown’s vibrant business district by developing private/public partnerships among business, government, civic and community members. It is self-funded partly through special assessments on commercial properties located in the SID, foundation and/or government grants, promotional participation, sponsorships for community events and financial & in-kind donations. The Morristown Partnership consists of more than 400 commercial properties and 1,000+ businesses physically located in the SID. If you would like more information on the Morristown Partnership, please visit the website at or call at (973) 455-1133 for business opportunities, as well as commercial space for lease and sale, in downtown Morristown.

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