If you are looking for holiday fun this December, Flemington NJ is the place for you!  Unique holiday shopping, trolley rides, concerts, outdoor art, artisan markets, and so much more await you.  The charming historic town is all dressed up for the holidays with twinkling lights adorning historic Victorian homes and giant illuminated snowflakes lining Main Street. Here’s a list of holiday events you don’t want to miss! 

Thursday Night Holiday Lights + Holiday Trolley 

On December 1st, 8th, and 15th, from 6-9pm, Flemington’s Thursday Night Holiday Lights event features a holiday shopping trolley with stops at boutiques, Lone Eagle Brewing, Skunktown Distillery, and area restaurants throughout town.  Concerts, dance troupes, and Mrs Claus add to the fun.  The activities vary each week so check loveflemington.com for details.

Holiday Fun and Art on Stangl Road

Stangl Open Air Gallery is a new outdoor streetside gallery featuring art installations by local artists that change every six weeks. Sip and stroll the Stangl Arts and Cultural District and see the work of Flemington Photographer Dave Norton Photo with a fresh pour from a nearby brewery, new distillery, or wine from Bluefish Grill

A bit further down Stangl Road is Flemington DIY where the “Take Me Home Tonight!” group art show features emerging and established artists.  At the opening night fundraiser on Dec 2nd, art lovers can purchase works at set prices while supporting artists and the nonprofit Flemington DIY.  The show will remain through Thursday, December 22nd. 

Also at Flemington DIY is the renowned artist Kev Von Holt’s newly completed outdoor wall mural, “We Are All In Bloom Together,” on the building that houses Flemington DIY.  

On Friday, December 4th the Stangl Arts and Cultural District invites everyone to celebrate the district and the new works of art.  

  • 5:00 Ribbon Cutting – Stangl Air Open Gallery
  • 5:15 Ribbon Cutting – “We Are All in Bloom Together,” mural by Kev Von Holt.
  • 5:30 pm Opening Reception – “Take Me Home Tonight!” show at Flemington DIY

Annual Flemington Holiday Tree Lighting

The annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday December 2nd at 7pm is always a fun and festive event.  The event takes place on Main Street at the monument. Christmas carols will be organized by Flemington Cub Scout Pack 61, and Santa Claus will be arriving shortly after the Tree Lighting on his sleigh or firetruck.

Holiday Fun at the Hunterdon Holiday Parade in Flemington NJ.

Holiday Parade + Holiday Filling Station

The beloved Hunterdon Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade is on Sunday, Dec 4th at 5pm on Main Street in Flemington.  Arrive early for the best viewing spots, and check out the Holiday Filling Station beginning at 3pm!

The old gas station and former beer garden known as the “Filling Station” on Flemington’s historic Main Street will reopen as the Holiday Filling Station on Sunday December 4th for holiday selfie stations, music and performances by Rogers Dance Academy at 3pm, hot cocoa and cider, and other surprise costumed characters.

You can shop at the Filling Station for fabulous holiday greens, planters, wreaths, and garlands, order trees and other arrangements beginning Saturday, 12/3.   

Holiday Fun in Flemington includes free photos with Santa throughout December.

Photos with Santa

Santa is coming to Flemington with lots of fun photo opportunities!   Pre-registration is required to reserve picture time with Santa.  Santa’s sleigh is scheduled for:

  • Saturday, Dec 3, 11am to 2pm, Main Street at the Historic Courthouse. Free, pre-registration required, use your own camera. 
  • Sunday, Dec 4, 11am to 2pm, Pet Photos with Santa at Barkley’s Marketplace, 79 Main Street. $15 for a professional digital image, net proceeds benefit Outcast Rescue, pre-register at barkleysmarketplace.com
  • Saturday, Dec 11, 11am to 2pm, Main Street at the Historic Courthouse. Free, pre-registration required, use your own camera. 
  • Saturday + Sunday, Dec 17-18, 11am to 2pm, Santa photos on Stangl Road. Free, pre-registration required, use your own camera. 


Holiday Fun in Flemington with Santa on Main Street.
Santa visits The Corner, a modern general store with a curated collection of artisan gifts. Located at the corner of Main St and Bloomfield Ave in Flemington.

Fun Holiday Shopping Destinations and Holiday Markets

Every Saturday from 9-3 the Stangl Factory Farmers Market features fresh produce, organic meats, fresh baked bread and treats, honey, and artisan goods.  A special holiday Makers Market will take place on Sunday December 18th, and the Farmers Market will be open on December 23-24th. 

From Main Street to Stangl Road and everywhere in between, Flemington has lots of unique independent shops, restaurants, and cafes waiting for you to explore!  To learn more about all of Hunterdon County’s charming and historic Main Streets visit explorehunterdonnj.com.