There's holiday spirit in Madison!
Traditions, new and old, will continue to take place in Madison this year. Below, please find information on the traditions and events that will fill Madison with holiday spirit over the next few weeks.
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Madison Christmas Tree
Coming in near 50 feet, 5,000 pounds, and hailing from St. Vincent Martyr School, meet your 2023 Madison, NJ Christmas Tree!
We are so grateful to the St. Vincent Martry family for sharing their beautiful tree for Madison to enjoy. We also thank the Madison Electric Department who cut it down, transported it to Waverly Place, and will be decorating it before the lighting.
Information Regarding Madison Christmas Parade on Friday, November 24
The annual Madison Christmas Committee Parade, one of the most beloved Madison holiday traditions, will once again take place in 2023! We hope you can join us on Friday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m. for this cherished and magical event. Below is helpful information regarding the parade route, road closures, parking, and watching it virtually!
We want to be able to spread the Christmas cheer to those near and far, so once again we will be providing a livestream of the event for those who are unable to attend. Watch the entire ceremony live-streamed on our YouTube page from the comfort of your home.
Beginning at the Madison Ambulance Corps building, the parade will proceed down Prospect Street towards Main Street where it will turn left and proceed up Main Street before ending at Condurso Way. Cars parked on Prospect Street and Main Street must be removed before 3:30 p.m. or will be subject to towing. Cars parked on Kings Road, between Green Avenue and Prospect Street, must be removed before 3:00 p.m. or will be subject to towing.
At the conclusion of the parade, the Christmas tree on Waverly Place will be lit, around approximately 6:30 p.m. Main Street and Waverly Place will remain closed in both directions until the conclusion of the tree lighting. Cars parked on Waverly Place should be removed before 3:30 p.m. Any cars left after 3:30 p.m. are subject to towing.
Detours will be in place for the below road closures. Roads are closed in both directions unless otherwise noted:
Parking for parade attendees is best on Kings Road (between Madison Avenue and Green Avenue), Cook Avenue parking lot, Elmer Street parking lot, Waverly Green parking lot, and the Public Safety parking lot, as well as any available street parking.
Prospect Street Lot (formerly Lot #1), Maple Avenue Lot, and the Train Station Lot must be removed of all cars by 8:00 a.m. on Friday, November 24.
For the safety of the public, Emergency No Parking will be strictly enforced by the Madison Police Department on Friday, November 24. All vehicles on Main Street (between Greenwood Avenue/Prospect Street and Community Place), Prospect Street (between Kings Road and Main Street), and Waverly Place must be removed by 4:00 p.m. Vehicles remaining after 4:00 p.m. will be towed at the owner’s expense. By order of the Madison Police Department Ordinance 185-21/185-22
The Chabad of Southeast Morris County Menorah Lighting will take place on Sunday, December 10 at 5 p.m. at the Madison Train Station, on Kings Road.
We will be providing a livestream option so that residents can choose to watch in person or from the comfort of their own home. View the virtual lighting on YouTube. During the lighting, road closures will occur on Kings Road, between Green Avenue and Prospect Street.
Photos with Santa
Santa will be available for visits and photos in the weeks leading up to Christmas. We’ve worked hard to provide a safe opportunity for kids to chat with Santa while parents can get some great photos. The platform to make reservations will be live in the coming weeks.
We want to thank all who have helped make sure Santa has a great visit to Madison, including the Madison Police and Fire Departments, the Toto Family, and J&M Home & Garden!