As the holidays approach, Jersey City and surrounding areas are preparing with decorations, markets, parties, and more. Plan ahead and find some nearby events to help you get into the holiday spirit!
JC West Side Holiday Craft Fair
December 8 @ 12PM – 6PM
Head over to Saint Dominic Academy for the fourth annual Holiday Craft Fair! There’ll be handmade treats from candles to jewelry to food. You can check out a full list of vendors on their website.
Heights Holiday Party
December 9 @ 5PM – 8PM
Enjoy music, food, and drinks and this free community event! They’re encouraging guests to donate a new unwrapped toy for a child age 12 and under.
HDSID Holiday Market
December 10 – 22
On select days between December 10th and the 22nd, the HDSID and the Artist & Maker Market are bringing a holiday market to the Grove Street PATH Plaza. Shop from vendors with gifts ranging from home goods to clothing to food! There’ll be a rotating selection of vendors for each date, so be sure to keep up with the Facebook event page.
Lutze Ugly Sweater Holiday Party
December 15 @ 8PM – 2AM
Join Lutze at the Harborside Atrium for an ugly sweater party to kick off the holiday season! Enjoy drinks, dancing, an ugly sweater contest, a photo booth, and more. Tickets are $15.
Porta Holiday Pop-Up
December 15 @ 11AM – 4PM
Shop from 20 local vendors, enjoy $5 Hot Spiced Wine and $5 Hot Toddies, and have fun with some ornament crafting!
December 15 & 18
Zeppelin Hall is celebrating the holidays with a SantaNON series, going against the grain of SantaCon celebrations. There’ll be live music, Belgian food and drink specials, and plenty of tasty dishes.
GJC Holiday Market
December 16 @ 12PM – 4PM
Join Growing in Jersey City for their 2nd Holiday Market, featuring vendors with art, clothing, food, and more!
Hoboken Holiday Market
December 17 @ 6PM – 10PM
Hoboken Girl is hosting the Hoboken Holiday Market at Birch (92 River St). They’ll have over 20 vendors and boutiques, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Core. Tickets for the market are $10 and includes a glass of wine and access to giveaways from local vendors.
ChicpeaJC Toy Drive
December 18 @ 5PM – 9PM
Join us at Porta on December 18th for our toy drive! Donate an unused toy or throw blanket, enjoy holiday movies and drinks, and bring the family for a fun time.
Holidays in Hudson County Toy Drive
December 22 @ 7:30 PM
Head over to FM for a toy drive event with live music, hosted by Harsh Realm and The Two Nines Podcast. Tickets are $10, and it’s a 21+ event.