The Moorestown Business Association will kick off the holiday season with its annual Main Street Candlelight Stroll on Nov. 19.
“It’s certainly a tradition here in town,” said event Chair Christine Dash. “ … This year, we decided to move it a little bit sooner in the year by a few weeks, just before Thanksgiving.”
Luminaries will line the streets on Nov. 19 and plenty of activities are planned, including horse-drawn carriage rides and a children’s art contest.
“ … I believe it’s a crowd favorite,” Dash said of the carriage rides. “It’s just a real, old-world experience, and it actually kind of makes you really feel the charm of (the) historic Moorestown that we are.”
“As in years past, along with The Sun Newspapers, we have had the children’s ‘What the Holidays Mean to Me’ coloring contest,” she added. “ … This year, we’re going to make the art contest more specific to Thanksgiving … So I’m really interested to see what the kids come up with for that one.”
New this year will be a Thanksgiving pie contest and another popular feature will be the 2022 Moorestown ornament.
“ … What we decided to do this year, to commemorate the opening of Percheron Park, is that this year’s holiday ornament will showcase Diligence, which is the horse that was honored and on display at Percheron Park,” Dash explained.
“ … It’s a little bit special because we now have this gathering place called Percheron Park.”
Guests will also enjoy seasonal music and an outdoor holiday crafters village.
“ … Crafters can come and people can buy gifts for the upcoming holiday season,” Dash noted. “ … We’re going to have all kinds of really wonderful, seasonal music all up and down Main Street. We will have some live entertainment as well, which is really nice.”
Dash reminisced about the 2021 candlelight stroll.
“It was so much fun,” she recalled. “I think post-COVID, even more people want to come out when there are events. The MBA events that we’ve been fortunate enough to resume, they’ve been really well-attended, and I believe this one will be too.”
“I’m just really excited to kick off the holiday season with the beautiful glow that is our Main Street candlelight stroll,” Dash added. “I’m excited to see people from the town get together, and everything that goes along with it …
“I’m just really excited to see all the different sights and sounds and people within our town come together once again.”
The candlelight stroll will start at 4 p.m. on Main Street.