2017 Holiday Festival Event

The all new 2017 Holiday Festival, featuring the Christmas Walk, International Celebrations, and fireworks, kicks off Friday, Nov. 24 on South Street and continues on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25

The annual Christmas Walk, an evening gathering traditionally held on the Friday after Thanksgiving in the downtown area, will be part of the even bigger and better Holiday Festival in 2017.  The festival will feature the NP Marching Band and the arrival of Santa; various customs and celebrations from around the world; and Friday night fireworks sponsored by NP Fuel!  The event continues the next day with offers and activities on Small Business Saturday.  This huge event will take place in downtown New Providence and will offer treats, activities, entertainment, raffles, giveaways, and more:  

Union County Bandstand and Entertainment

Holiday Tents

Strolling Carolers

Marching Band  Hot Pretzels

Fire Dancers

Glow Cotton Candy

Money Grab Booth

Stilt Walker/Sand Art

Giant Chair

Ice Carver

… and lots more from your favorite merchants!

The event takes place downtown from 5 – 8 PM on Fri., Nov. 24.  South Street, portions of the Village Shopping Center parking lot, and Adams Shopping Center parking lot will close at 4 PM on Fri., Nov. 24.  Additional parking will be available at the Community Pool parking lot.

Come visit Santa and your favorite New Providence shops on Sat., Nov. 25, Small Business Saturday, when you’ll also have a chance to win gift baskets or a grand prize!

Event Timeline:

Friday, Nov. 24:

4 PM – South Street, Adams Shopping Center front parking lot, parts of Village Shopping Center close

5 PM – Explore the International Tents and enjoy all the activities throughout the downtown

6 PM – Santa Arrives at Provident Bank with Fire Department and NP Marching Band

8 PM – Fantastic fireworks sponsored by NP Fuel wrap up the Friday night festivities




Saturday, Nov. 25:

Shop New Providence – Small Business Saturday

10 AM – Santa arrives with the Fire Department at Centennial Park

Look for the balloons at participating stores below offering specials and raffles!

Small Business Saturday Raffle Participants:


This event is presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and generously sponsored by Braunschweiger Jewelers,  Ferdinand Jewelers, Jersey Fine Wines, Lantern Hill, Lassus Wherley, New Providence Downtown Improvement District, NJ Sharing Network, NP Fuel, Orangetheory,  Overlook Medical Center, Souren Communications, and TAPinto.net.


Special thanks to our dedicated and hard working Holiday Festival Committee members.  This event would not be possible without their unflagging support!  Thank you to: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Braunschweiger Jewelers, Clear Point Designs, Lantern Hill, Martial Arts for Life, NJIO, NP Fuel, Positive Image Photography, Prestige Diner, Souren Communications, TAPinto.net, and TMC’s Boutique