Events November 27, 2017

Nov 11 - Dec 17, 2017
Experience Historic Chester this Holiday Season!
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Location: Throughout Chester, NJ

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget!

Exciting holiday events, in-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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and You could WIN during our 12 Days of Giveaways!

Every weekend from November 11th to December 17th, special "holiday helpers" will be strolling throughout Chester randomly giving away HCBA member-affiliated gift certificates and other prizes to unsuspecting shoppers. :)

No purchase necessary. Winners will be posted weekly on our facebook page, as well as on our website.

OTHER EXCITING HOLIDAY-RELATED EVENTS IN HISTORIC CHESTER!

*Manhattan Holiday Dickens' Carolers
No holiday celebration is complete without the stunning sights and sounds of Manhattan Holiday Dickens' Carolers - An a cappella caroling quartet. Performing a variety of traditional and contemporary holiday classics in beautiful hand-made Victorian-style costuming, these festive troubadours will be performing throughout downtown Chester on November 25th, December 2nd, 9th and 16th, 12:30pm to 4:30pm; and again at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center on Sunday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 10th.

*Sculpted Ice Works

Don't miss this holiday's crystal-clear performance by the amazingly-talented ice carvers from ICE WORKS.

An amazing and spectacular artistic talent not to be missed, come and see how they create dazzling sculpted ice displays right in Downtown Chester on Saturday, December 16th, 11am-3pm.

Sculpted Ice Works is a full-service event ice company specializing in a variety of wholesale ice blocks, custom ice sculpture designs and events. Their experiences and expert carving team takes pride in each sculpture and event they produce and their goal is to continually exceed customer expectations.

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ELVIS the Elf!

Elvis the Elf is super excited to return back to Chester - his home-away from the North Pole. He always brings along his guitar - a gift from Santa Claus - to spread his holiday cheer singing songs with everyone! He also will have some fun giveaways, courtesy of the HCBA member businesses. Who will get these prizes? Look for him and say, 'Hey Elvis!,' and maybe it will be YOU!" This acclaimed, unique children's and family entertainment personality will be performing throughout Downtown Historic Chester on November 11th, 12th, 18th, & 19th  from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

S.C.3. Presents 'Sounds of the Holidays'

S.C.3. Entertainment is Morris County's premier DJ and event company. Now you can see S.C.3. LIVE in Historic Chester for the Holidays as they play some of the BEST Holiday Classic Tunes to renditions by new artists. Stop by their Holiday Decorated Trailer (along Main Street).

Performing in Downtown Chester on November 26th and December 3rd, 12:00pm-4:00pm, and again at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center on Saturday, December 2nd, Saturday, December 16th and Sunday, December 17th

*Father Christmas Strolling through Chester

In the Spirit of a Dickens Tale, Father Christmas will be spreading holiday cheer throughout Downtown Chester on December 10th and 17th,12:00pm to 4:00pm and again at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center on Saturday, December 9th and Saturday, December 16th.

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Nov 24 - Dec 24, 2017
Country Christmas With Santa at Alstede Farms
11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Alstede Farms 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester NJ 07930

Santa will be touching down here at Alstede Farms just in time for the perfect family portrait. He'll be checking his list while you happily check off your Christmas card photo opportunity from your list. Stop by his Country Christmas Corner to say hello and treat yourself to some warm cider or a seasonal ice cream while on the farm. Santa will be here on Friday 11/24, 11/25, 11/26 and every Sat. & Sun. until 12/24.

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Events after November 27, 2017

Dec 1 - 16, 2017
SOC "Elf on the Shelf" Photo Scavenger Hunt & Holiday
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Location: The Streets of Chester Shopping Center, 270 Route 206 South, Chester, NJ

Beginning December 2nd through December 16th, festive holiday fun is in full swing at The Streets of Chester Shopping Center (SOC)!

*THE ELF ON THE SHELF PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT CONTEST*

Participating stores at The SOC will display an "Elf on the Shelf" toy for shoppers to HUNT, SNAP, & POST on the SOC's Facebook and Instagram pages. (All posts must include the hashtag: #SOCElf). THE TOP POST WITH THE MOST LIKES EACH WEEK WINS A $200 HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE TO THE SOCParticipating stores include: Charming Charlie, Corbo Jewelers, Country Curtains, Dean's Natural Food Market, Fast Frame, Gap, Gymboree, J. Jill, Justice, Olympia Sports, Papyrus, Plow and Hearth, Talbots, and Woof Gang Bakery and Pet Grooming.

In addition, the following amazingly talented holiday entertainers will be strolling throughout the SOC stores during the month of December:

*Manhattan Holiday Dickens Carolers (Sundays, December 3rd and 10th from 12:30pm-4:30pm)
*Visit from Father Christmas (Saturday, December 2nd and 16th from 12:00pm-4:00pm)
*S.C.3. DJ Outdoor Entertainment (Saturday, December 2nd, 16th and Sun. Dec. 17th from 12:00pm-4:00pm)
and a *Visit from Santa's Head Elf (Sat. December 2nd from 11:00am-3:00pm, with balloons for the kids)

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Dec 3, 2017
Breakfast With Santa at Alstede Farms
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

Come out for a festive breakfast and visit with Santa Claus to celebrate the start of the most joyous season. You will be greeted with hot apple cider at check in and then have a choice to ride the wagon to harvest hall or opt for the heated shuttle bus if more your speed. Event includes all-you-can-eat breakfast and a visit with Santa for your perfect photo opportunity (bring your camera!)

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