December in Smithville is a winter wonderland! When you get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, plan a day at Smithville to slow it down, enjoy your family and be reminded of the simpler pleasures of the holidays. Smithville in December is just what your holiday’s need!
Store Hours for December 1 – 23:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 7pm
Dec. 24: 10am to 3pm
Dec. 25: closed
Store Hours for December 26 – Jan 1:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 7pm
Dec. 24: 10am – 3pm
Dec. 25: closed
Dec. 31: 10am – 3pm
Jan. 1: 12pm – 6pm
Light Show hours: (free event)
To make the Light show available to everyone and with concerns of social distancing we are showing the light show Every day of the week Monday – Sunday 5:30 to 8:30.
**** A reminder of shop hours… Monday – Thursday 10am -7pm. Friday and Saturday 10am -9pm and Sunday 11am – 7pm.
Magic Talking Tree: (free event)
Saturday Dec. 5th, 11th and 18th from 12:00 – 7:00
Sunday December 5th, 12th and 19th from 12:00 – 6:00
Dickens Fest an adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” : (free event)
Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company will bring the Spirit of Christmas back to Historic Smithville, when they return to present their two-day outdoor “Dickens Fest” featuring an original, musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”, Charles Dickens’ heartwarming, classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge.
December 4th Hospitality Night:
Each year the shoppes at Historic Smithville thank their loyal customers with a Hospitality Night of Discounts, Refreshments, Live Entertainment and Raffles. This year Hospitality night begins at 6:00pm.
December 9th Girls Night Out:
December in Smithville has something for the Girls too! An evening for the ladies to shop and celebrate the Holiday season together. There will be wine and cheese, raffles, discounts and other benefits for evening shopping. Grab your best girl friend and come join us!
More events below:
Light Show on the Lake (Thanksgiving thru Jan 6th)…Over 120 Christmas Trees made from over 50,000 Christmas lights, magically float on Lake Meone in the center of Historic Smithville. The moment darkness falls, an orchestrated show of lights and music is played out across the lake. The lights seem to dance and chase each other to the music all the while reflecting of the water’s surface. This show can be seen from either side of the village as well as the bridge.
The Magic Talking Christmas Tree… If you are having trouble locating Mrs. Claus, you can always ask the Magic Tree. You heard me right!! Next to the Smithville Train Station an over sized Christmas tree is brought in from Santa’s private forest. This beautifully decorated Christmas tree awakens to talk with you and your children about the upcoming holidays and, well, anything you might want.
The Smithville Train has decorated it’s tracks for the Holiday’s. For $3.00 per person you take a 6 1/2 minute ride on the outskirts of Smithville on this fun, whimsical train. Both the train and carousel are open village hours *weather permitting throughout the month of December.(*Below 40 degrees , rain or snow ) To call in advance and check please call 609-748-8999.
S’mores on the Greene
Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can find us making s’mores around the fire pits on the Greene. For a small fee you will purchase your own s’mores packet and stick and make delicious yummy treats or just gather with us and enjoy weather permitting (there is a small fee to purchase s’more packet)
Mrs. Claus reading stories to the children… Many children get a little scared of Santa so Smithville decided to bring you the softer side of the family. Mrs. Claus is a simple elderly German woman with grey hair and a breathtaking, handmade red dress. She has taken a little time away from helping Santa to make her very own public appearance right here in Historic Smithville. We have transformed the antique arcade (#65 on the Walking Map) into a Christmas area fitting for Mrs. Claus. Between the hours of 1:30 and 4:30 every weekend in December she will sit and read stories to the children, take pictures and chat with you and your children about the upcoming holiday.
To see other fun Holiday events in New Jersey check out FunNewJersey.com