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Holiday Light Map

Let's light up Middletown!  Let neighbors know your house is decked-out for the holidays by putting your address on the official Middletown Holiday Light Map.

FREE for everyone. Register HERE. Holiday Light Map Holiday Light Map Holiday Light Map
Addresses accepted Nov 24th-Dec 20th at noon. 

Get in the holiday spirit & plan your route today - Check out our map HERE!

14th Annual Dodgeball Tournament

Come on out for a jolly good time while we collect toys this holiday season! All toys collected will be given out to Middletown Residents in need this holiday season. The tournament is stretched over two weeks. First week will be practice games, second week will be the tournament. Registration closes November 17 - no exceptions!

Mandatory Captain's Meeting: Monday, November 20th, 5:30pm
Practice Week: Nov 27th - Dec 1st
Tournament Week: Dec 4th - Dec 8th
Location: Croydon Hall Gym (900 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo)
Fees: $48.00 per team + unwrapped toy
Pre-registration is required and begins Sept 1st!

Chanukah Party + Menorah Lighting
Celebrate Chanukah with the annual Menorah lighting, crafts, goodies and more at the Middletown Arts Center!

Date: Sunday, December 10th
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St, Middletown NJ

Free event, all are welcome!

PJs and Story Time with Santa - SOLD OUT

Cozy up by the fire in your pajamas for story time with Santa and friends. Enjoy photos with the "Big Guy" after, holiday sing-a-longs and a hot chocolate bar. Space is extremely limited. Prize to the best pajamas!

Date: Monday, December 11, 2023
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Poricy Park Nature Center (345 Oak Hill Rd, Red Bank)
Fee:  $5/Child, 10 years and under (R). Register here starting Sept 1st.

Winter Solstice Hike

Join us for a hike on the longest night of the year! Bundle up and enjoy beautiful Poricy Park in the early evening. A headlamp or flashlight is recommended. Warm up after with hot cocoa by the fire.

Date: Thursday, December 21st
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Poricy Park, 345 Oak Hill Rd, Red Bank NJ
Fee: $5 (R), Ages 5+, but younger hikers are welcome.

Register here under Fall season starting Sept 1st.


Letters From Santa

Our Middletown Elves will once again be collecting letters and delivering them directly to the North Pole!  Special mailboxes will be placed around town.  To help our elves, please download our "Letter to Santa" Template.  Then deliver this letter, postage free, to any of our mailboxes.  Santa will write a personalized return letter to your child!  Letters are free but please consider making a donation to the Middletown Cultural and Arts Council.  To ensure delivery by Christmas, mailboxes will be removed on December 16.  

Dates:  Nov 10 - Dec 3, 2023
Mailbox Locations: Croydon Hall, Middletown Library, Middletown Arts Center, Tonya Keller Community Center, Town Hall (inside)
Fee:  $1 per letter, please include this donation to the Middletown Township Cultural Arts Center in your envelope with your letter(s)

Santa Ferry Ride

We're back on the bay to celebrate Christmas! The yuletide ride features Santa and friends, presents, entertainment, and a scenic ride around the Statue of Liberty. Ferries leave and return to SeaStreak's Belford Ferry Terminal. Pre-registration required and is in-person only, see below for more info. All children and infants receive a holiday present!

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Ferry Rides: 8:30am-10am, 10:30am-12pm, 1pm-2:30pm
Location: Belford Ferry Terminal, 10 Harbor Way Belford NJ 07718
Resident Fee: $30/Adult (18+), $25/Child (1-18), $5/Infant (Under 1).
Non-Resident Fee: $36/Adult (18+), $30/Child (1-18), $6/Infant (Under 1).

Event is rain or shine! All sales are final.

IN-PERSON, RESIDENT ONLY PRESALE Monday, November 13th 5:30pm-7:30pm at Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Rd, Red Bank NJ 07701.

More information here!

Christmas Tree Lighting
Look who's coming to town! Catch annual the Middletown Arts Center Tree Lighting. Bring the whole family - get your photo with Santa, enjoy crafts, bonfires with classic Christmas cartoons, and a human snow globe inflatable!

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Middletown Arts Center (36 Church St, Middletown)
Fee:  FREE! Registration recommended starting September 1st.

Stop by the No Limits Cafe food truck during the event for tasty grilled cheeses!

For complete details, please use this link!

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