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Christmas in the Village

Live entertainment and activities await you at Christmas in the Village.

The Jefferson Arts Committee is pleased to announce an exciting event this holiday season "Christmas in the Village" scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd from 10 AM to 5 PM at Milton Crossings. The event will include venues at several locations primarily located in the vicinity of Dover-Milton Road and Milton Road with additional events to be held as noted below.

At St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church on Milton Road:

Throughout the day - VFW Ladies Auxiliary?s Bake Sale, St. Gabriel's Church's Soup and Sandwich lunch, Jefferson Township Music Boosters' Wreath Sale, Garden Club of Milton's Wreath Decoration, Girl Scouts' Toiletries for Teens collection, Junior Women's Club fundraiser.

11:00 AMPerformance by the Jefferson Township Middle School Band.
12 noonHands-on Workshop Session I by Gig the Florist ? Boxwood Christmas Tree Centerpiece - $22.50 pp (pre-registration required by calling Gig at 973-663-3062).
1:00 PMPerformance by the Jefferson Township Community Band.
2:00 PMHands-on Workshop Session I by Gig the Florist ? Boxwood Christmas Tree Centerpiece - $22.50 pp (pre-registration required by calling Gig at 973-663-3062.
2:30 PMPerformance by the Morris County Dance Academy.
4:00 PM Performance of “A Christmas Carol” funded by the Jefferson Township Public Library.

At the Estey House on Milton Road:

All Day “Art in the Mansion” Fine Art Show .
12 noonPerformance by Covenant Brass.
2:00 PMPerformance by the Hurdtown Methodist Church Choir.
3:00 PMPerformance by the Jefferson Township Community Chorus.

At the Jefferson Township Museum on Dover-Milton Road:

All DayVictorian Christmas hosted by the Jefferson Township Historical Society with the first floor decorated by the Garden Club and the second floor decorated by the Junior Women’s Club; sale of the Jefferson Township Cookbook and Museum holiday ornaments; J&J Model Railroad Outdoor Display; Junior Women’s Club’s Cherished Creations sale; hot mulled cider and chestnuts; wagon rides; strolling holiday carolers.
12 noonPerformance by Margaret Brandell on the melodeon with Amanda Shaw on flute.
2:00 PMPerformance by Berkshire Valley Presbyterian Church Choir.

At the Jefferson Township Senior Center at 54 Schoolhouse Road:

10:00 AMChildren’s activities sponsored by the Jefferson Township Public Library.
10 AM - 1 PMGrandma’s Favorite Cookie Contest/Display w/first place winners noted.
10 AM - 1 PMGingerbread House Contest/Display w/ first place winners noted.
2:00 PMJinx the Clown magic show, face painting, and balloon making.

At the Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s building and grounds on Milton Road:

All DayThroughout the day – Quality Craft Show featuring over a dozen vendors; Jefferson Arts Committee information area including the sale of amaryllis potting packages, commemorative chocolate bars, Gazebo wood cutouts, Museum and Gazebo prints, hot dogs, burger dogs, soda; 50/50 raffle, basket raffle, and Museum tree raffle; food vendors; Fire Company No. 1 Ladies Auxiliary offering coffee, doughnuts, bagels, chili; a non-perishable food collection to replenish the Township pantry; a warming fire, and The Blood Mobile will be stationed across the street for blood donations. Port-a-johns will be available at this site.
5:00 PMSanta’s Parade led by the Jefferson Township High School’s Golden Falcon Marching Band and accompanied by the Jefferson Township High School Cheerleaders

At the Milton United Methodist Church on Dover-Milton Road:

All DayThe Salvation Army will be on hand with their red collection kettle across the street by the Museum.
1:00 PM“Questions of Christmas” presented by Grace Evangelical Free Church.
2:00 PMPerformance by the Milton United Methodist Church’s Bell Choir.
2:30 PM Encore performance by the Milton United Methodist Church’s Bell Choir.

At the Jefferson Township Gazebo on Weldon Road in the Municipal Complex:

7:00 PMThe arrival of Santa and the lighting of the Township Holiday Tree hosted by the Jefferson Township Recreation Department and a Performance by the Jefferson Township Middle School Chorus.

At the Jefferson Township Public Library on Weldon Road in the Municipal Complex:

8:00 PMComplimentary wine (non-alcoholic due to municipal property restrictions) and Cheese Party (pre-registration required by calling the Library at 973-208-6115)

“Christmas in the Village” will be a day of family fun with no admission or parking fees. Take advantage of the free park-and-ride service throughout the day with parking available at the Jefferson Township Senior Center at 54 Schoolhouse Road and the American Legion Post #423 parking lot on Legion Road just off Berkshire Valley Road. The Jefferson Township Dial-a-Ride vans will provide shuttle service between locations.

Milton Road from Legion Road to Schoolhouse Road and Dover-Milton Road up to Wayfair Lane will be closed to traffic from 9:30 AM to 7 PM on Saturday, December 3rd.

For information, visit the Jefferson Township home page or call 973-697-3828.

This page last updated on: 11 November 2005

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