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The Jefferson Arts Committee has big plans this weekend, as they launch biggest Christmas event around the lake. If you are into anything Christmas related, you'll want to attend  the 11th annual Christmas in the Village.

Sponsored by the Jefferson Arts Committee, and held in the Historic Village of Milton & other areas of Jefferson Township.

Event Dates: Friday through Sunday, December 2nd to 4th, 2016

Featuring: Live entertainment, exciting activities, shopping, food, and refreshments!

Free admission to most events. ($) Indicates any events with an entry cost

Quick Overview:

Venues within “The Village” On Saturday, December 3rd

  • The Jefferson Township Museum & grounds, 315 Dover-Milton Road
  • Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1 Firehouse, 162 Milton Road
  • St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 153 Milton Road
  • Milton United Methodist Church, 316 Dover-Milton Road

Venues Outside of “The Village” Proper On Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday

  • American Legion Post #423 grounds, 28 Legion Road – Saturday, Dec. 3rd and until Christmas
  • Milton First Aid Squad Building, 45 Milton Road- Saturday, Dec. 3rd only
  • Jefferson Township Gazebo, 1033 Weldon Rd (Municipal Complex) - Fri, Dec. 2nd & Sun, Dec 4th
  • Camp Jefferson, 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong- Saturday, Dec. 3rd only
  • Jefferson Township Public Library, 1031 Weldon Rd, Oak Ridge –Sunday, Dec 4th
  • Jefferson Township Senior Center, 54 Schoolhouse Road – Sat. Dec. 3rd & Sun. Dec. 4th only
  • Grace Evangelical Church, 5550 Berkshire Valley Road – Sunday afternoon December 4th only

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Detailed Schedule of Events:

Date

Time

Location

Event

Friday, Dec. 2

 

7:00 PM

 

 

Jefferson Twp Gazebo:

Christmas Tree Lighting by Mayor Russ Felter’s 2016 Citizens of the Year: Janet Breckenridge & Richard Yocum; Jefferson Twp. Council Vice President Debi Merz reads “The Night Before Christmas”; Santa arrives with Rudolph; live entertainment by Jefferson Twsp Middle School Chorus - Director Danielle Schrek; Holiday Sing-a-long; DJ Matt Scognamiglio; refreshments follow

Milton United Methodist:

Jefferson Arts Comm. Gingerbread House Contest entries accepted for judging

Saturday, Dec. 3

 

7 am – 11 am

 

 

Milton First Aid Squad:

($) Hearty Breakfast featuring pancakes and more—Pay at door (open seating);
Refer to “Food & Refreshments section”; Bloodmobile on site, Craft Fair; accepting donations for The New Hope Food Pantry (monetary and non-perishable food)

9 am – 3 pm

 

 

Camp Jefferson:

Fireside visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Community Lodge; Holiday music; Gifts from Santa; Kids’ coloring activities; Letters to Santa; Candy canes; Model train display in the train cabin; Scholastic Book Fair in the Recreation Hall; Children’s entertainment TBA (Santa & Mrs. Claus lunch 12:30 -1 pm)

10:00 AM

 

 

 

Milton United Methodist:

Milton United Methodist Church’s Hand Bell Choir performs New Hope Thrift Shop opens (no merchandise donations accepted today)

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal:

The Arthur Stanlick Elementary School Chorus –Director Janice Fisher

 

10 am – 4 pm

Jeff Twp Fire Co. No. 1:

Village Marketplace featuring 18 home business vendors and crafters; 50/50 raffle sales site; live entertainment – Free Children’s Grab bag while supplies last!

Jefferson Township High School’s Stand Up 2 Cancer organization will be set up outside the firehouse asking for donations

Jefferson Twp Museum:

“A Jack Frost Christmas” theme decorated Museum; Costumed Docent-led tours by Jefferson Township Historical Society & Museum Garden Club members, Mrs. Claus on site with photo ops on the Museum’s Vintage Sleigh.

Milton United Methodist:

Jefferson Arts Committee’s Gingerbread House Contest -- entries displayed and winners announced

11am

 

 

 

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal:

The Berkshire Valley Presbyterian Church Choir – Director Roz Lynch

Milton United Methodist:

Arthur Stanlick Elementary School Band – Director Emily Jones

Jefferson Twp Museum:

Joshua Velez will play keyboard by the pot belly stove (weather permitting)

Jeff Twp Fire Co. No. 1:

Jefferson Girl Scouts lead a holiday sing-along

11:30 AM

 

 

 

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal:

Jazz Pianist Henry “Hank” Shapiro performs

 

12 noon to 1 pm

Jeff Twp Fire Co. No. 1:

Demonstrations by Oak Ridge Martial Arts Academy - Sensei Matt

12 noon

 

 

 

Milton United Methodist:

Jefferson Township Community Band Christmas Concert “Great Songs of Christmas” – Director Pete Tummillo (suggested free will donation at the door)

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal:

Jefferson Township High School Madrigal Singers and Select Choir – Director James Wynne

1:00 PM

 

 

 

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal:

No Strings Acappella Group performs, Director Pat Autillo.

Milton United Methodist:

Jefferson Township High School Band – Director Richard Barrieres

Joshua Velez will play keyboard in the New Hope Thrift Store (corner of Milton and Dover Milton Roads

Jeff Twp Fire Co. No. 1:

Performance by students of Diane’s Dance Academy 23

2:00 PM

 

 

 

Milton United Methodist:

Jefferson Township Middle School Band – Director Lauren Kulick

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal:

White Rock Elementary School Chorus-Director Jan Courtney

2:45 PM

 

 

 

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal:

Joshua Velez plays keyboard

3:00 PM

 

 

 

Milton United Methodist:

White Rock Elementary School Band – Director Robert Tiedemann

4:00 PM

 

 

 

Jeff Twp Fire Co. No. 1:

50/50 raffle drawing

7:00 PM

 

 

 

Jefferson Senior Center:

Jefferson Community Players perform the Christmas-themed radio play The Bishop’s Wife (based on the 1947 film version starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven)

Director Jean Simonson - 201-602-2391, www.jeffersonarts.org

Free admission and complimentary refreshments

SUNDAY, DEC. 4

 

12 noon - 4 pm

 

 

Jefferson Twp Museum:

“A Jack Frost Christmas” theme decorated Museum; Costumed Docent-led tours by Jefferson Township Historical Society & Museum Garden Club members, Mrs. Claus on site with photo ops on the Museum’s Vintage Sleigh.

 

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Jefferson Twp Library:

Armchair art lecture and PowerPoint presentation “From Saint to Santa” investigating the evolution of a Turkish bishop into St. Nicholas and then into Santa Claus presented by Michael Norris, former educator at Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

Jefferson Senior Center:

Jefferson Community Players perform the Christmas-themed radio play The Bishop’s Wife (based on the 1947 film version starred Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven)

Director Jean Simonsen - 201-602-2391, www.jeffersonarts.org

Free admission and complimentary refreshments

 

 

 

 

3:30 PM

 

 

 

 

Grace Evangelical:

($) Jefferson Twp Community Chorus performs “Christmas in the Village – A Joyous Celebration” with Director Mike Yannuzzi and Accompanist Janet Breckenridge. Tickets available at the door or in advance by calling 973-697-

8124, www.jeffersonarts.org Refreshments to follow

 

 

 

 

4:30 PM

 

 

 

 

Jefferson Twp Gazebo:

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