Grab your shovels, the snow is coming! At least that’s what experts are saying about the upcoming winter season.
Whether or not the predictions turn out to be correct, Mantua Township has plenty of fun-filled events planned. Here are some of them:
Mantua Township’s Winter Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting
The township will host a Winter Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Chestnut Branch Park from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30. The event is free and will include fireworks, food trucks (cash needed), music, rides and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Visit www.MantuaTownship.com for more information. Rain date is the same time on Dec. 1.
Night of Lights Country Christmas Hayride
Located at Mullica Hill’s Creamy Acres Farm, Night of Lights Country Christmas Hayride features an old-fashioned hayride throughout the farm, complete with holiday lights, a Nativity scene and Christmas music. The hayride is open every Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. through Dec. 14, and daily from Dec. 16 to 21. Tickets are available online and at the door at $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older and $10 for children 3 to 12. Visit www.NightofLightsHayride.com for more information.
Lights on Main — A Celebration of the Christmas Season
Harrison Township will host its biggest celebration of the year from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 (rain date Dec. 1). More than 6,000 visitors are expected.
Main Street will be shut down from Woodland Avenue to Folwell Lane. Guests can witness the tree-lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. at Old Town Hall. Toward the intersection of Arbour Lane and Main Street, guests can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus for pictures and enjoy classic holiday movies.
Clearview Craft Fair
The Clearview Regional High School Marching Band will host a day of crafts and music from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 7, at Clearview Regional Middle School, 595 Jefferson Road. For more information, visit https://www.viewband.org/craft-show or search the band page on Facebook.
The Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Pitman, at 15 Highland Terrace, will hold its annual Holly Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7. The event will feature 25 area crafters, homemade food and ongoing performances by the church choir. For more information, visit www.GoodShepherdPitman.org.
Pitman Winter Village
The uptown will be transformed into a Victorian holiday Dec. 7 and 14 from 4 to 7:30 p.m., as old Pitman houses will be filled with holiday decorations. Find unique and handmade gifts in stores along Broadway and from more than 20 vendors at Sunset Auditorium. Park on site at Sunset Auditorium on Laurel Ave and take the trolley to Pitman’s uptown to see Santa. For more information, visit www.uptownpitman.com/winter-village.
Centre City School will hold its Santa luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m Dec. 14 in the all-purpose room. Guests can have lunch with family while enjoying pictures with Santa and shopping at a holiday bazaar. Visitors can choose between a hot dog lunch for $3.50 or an Italian hoagie lunch for $5. Meals include a beverage and a bag of chips. Children will also receive one cupcake to decorate. Interested parties must fill out an order form and return it to the school with payment by Dec. 10. To request an order form, call the school at (856) 468-2100 ext. 2400.