Upcoming 2021 traditional seasonal events and information

West Milford. Thanksgiving “Grace” ideas, annual holiday seasonal/religious events and celebrations, and more.

| 24 Nov 2021 | 10:29

The Holiday Season is upon us! Here are some traditional seasonal/holiday upcoming events:

Nov. 25

Thanksgiving Day

Does your family say grace before the meal?

For some ideas, visit: “20+ Best Thanksgiving Prayers to Read Aloud Before Dinner” at: https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/holidays-celebrations/g32074319/thanksgiving-prayers/

Nov. 29-

Annual Community Chanukah Menorah Lighting

7pm at West Milford Town Hall

1480 Union Valley Rd, West Milford, NJ

“Lighting and Latkes; Donuts, Dignitaries and Dreidels; Chocolate Gelt and cool gifts for all”

For more information, visit:


Or https://www.jewishhighlands.com/

(Note: Chanukah officially begins on Nov. 28.)

Dec. 1

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Broadcast info: NBC Wednesday, December 1st

(Check local listings for times)

The 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit on December 1, 2021, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

Visiting hours: The tree will be lit daily from 6 a.m. to midnight. On Christmas Day, the Tree is lit for 24 hours and on New Year’s Eve it is lit from 6 a.m. to 9 p/m.

For info, call: 1(212)588-8601

Dec. 2

11 a.m. to- 3 p.m.

Holiday Party for Passaic County Residents ages 55+ @Camp Hope

1792 Union Valley Road, West Milford

“Celebrate the holiday season with good food, friends, and festive music! Trivia and Prizes! Ages 55 and better!” Call 973-728-8167 or 551-204-7162 or register online at www.passaiccountyrec.org

Dec. 6

West Milford Township Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. at West Milford Town Hall

(Tree Lighting 7 p.m.)

1480 Union Valley Rd, West Milford, NJ

Caroling & Instrumental Music by WMHS Choir and Band students, food/snack vendors, Santa (bring your own camera for photo op), and more!

For more information, call the West Milford Recreation Department at 973-728-2860.

Dec. 7

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec. 12

Santa Claus Traditional or Socially Distant Meet and Greet with Photo.

Visit with Santa fund raiser for West Milford Competition Cheer (WMCC)

10 a.m .to 3 p.m. at 1803 Union Valley Road, Bay 4, West Milford, NJ

Cost: $25 per family, includes Santa meet and greet experience and souvenir 4x6 printed photo with Santa.

Email: wmccfundraiser@gmail.com to reserve your time slot.


Be on the lookout for Santa Claus as he is escorted through the Township of West Milford by West Milford’s Bravest on their fire trucks.

Various weekend dates TBD in mid-December. Scheduled by each Fire Company separately as determined by each neighborhood/area of Township and the designated WMFD Company that services that area.

(Weather permitting. Visit the website or Facebook page of your local Fire Company for info and dates - TBA).

- Patricia Keller