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10th Annual Winter Market & Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Saturday, December 02, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Downtown Basking Ridge

The Winter Market and Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, Dec 2, 2023.

From 12-7 pm, the Winter Market will be held at Bishop Janes United Methodist Church on 22 S. Finley Ave in Basking Ridge. With over 30 local vendors and artisans, the Winter Market is a great place to shop for holiday wares and pick up gifts for family and friends!  Christmas trees and wreaths will also be available for sale.    

From 5-5:30 pm, the Christmas Tree Lighting will have performances on the front steps of Coldwell Banker at 1 S. Finley Avenue. To see the livestream at 5 pm, click here.

Tony award wining star of stage and screen, Laura Benanti, headlines the 10th Annual Winter Market and Christmas Tree Lighting. Ms. Benanti will perform a selection of holiday songs at the Basking Ridge Christmas Tree Lighting. Ms. Benanti has received five Tony Award nominations and won the 2008 Tony Award for her performance in “Gypsy.” She has recently starred in the movies, “No Hard Feelings” and “Tick, Tick… Boom.” Ms. Benanti has also starred on Broadway in 13 shows including “She Loves Me” and “My Fair Lady.” She has appeared in many television shows including Supergirl, Nashville, Life and Beth, and the Gossip Girl Reboot on HBOMAX. She can currently be seen on the Gilded Age on HBOMAX. She released a self-titled album for Sony records and performs her solo shows all across the country. Ms. Benanti is the daughter-in-law of beloved local Coldwell Banker realtor and community member Lisa Brown.

Performances will also include the Jamestown Duo and Trilogy Repertory.

From 5:45-6:45 pm, visit Santa on the front porch of Ridge Family Dentistry.

From 5-7 pm, the Parks & Recreation Department will be offering treats, crafts and photo opportunities.

This event is a joint effort between the Basking Ridge Business Alliance (BRBA) and Bishop Janes United Methodist Church. Coldwell Banker is a Presenting Sponsor. Bernards Township has partnered with these organizations to help support this event. The organizers would like to thank the Basking Ridge Fire Department for setting up the Christmas tree on the downtown green.


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