Moorestown residents can indulge in plenty of holiday joy on Dec. 4 for an event cancelled last year due to COVID.
The Main Street Candlelight Stroll is the Moorestown Business Association’s final event of the year and will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., following the Lions holiday parade. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, seasonal music and a visit from Santa.
The Sun Newspapers is partnering with the business association for a children’s art contest.
“(The kids) they’re able to (really) use their imagination and draw and color a picture of what the holidays mean to them,” said association board member and event Chair Christine Dash.
“It’s (so) awesome because you get so many different renditions of what the holidays mean to (certain) children,” Dash said. “Some are Christmas, some are Thanksgiving, some are Hanukkah. It’s really quite nice.”
The 2020-’21 fourth holiday ornament will be unveiled with the image of the dog named Nipper who was made famous as a mascot for record companies in the 20th century. The ornament will be placed in front of Bayada Home Health Care and Main Street will be blocked off.
“We selected one of the Nippers on the street that happens to be dressed like a nurse, because we are celebrating and (actually) honoring all the front-line workers who have worked so hard and sacrificed so much of themselves over the last couple of years,” noted Dash.
“The idea of that is … as the Moorestown Business Association, we (really) want to help bolster business for the businesses here in town,” said Dash, “so that people can continue to come in, continue to patronize during the event and be able to get here.”
Residents can sing holiday music at karaoke stations throughout Main Street.
“You (may) see a few people dressed as elves trying to create fun for the holiday,” Dash said.
Besides The Sun Newspapers, other sponsors of the candlelight stroll are 941 Payroll, Weichert Realtors, Mosquito Squad and MoorArts.
“It wasn’t easy,” Dash acknowledged. “Some people that we wanted to bring in are out of business, but hopefully it’ll be just what the town needs.”