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 at 38 feet, 4,500 pounds and hailing from Pomeroy Road, we are proud to unveil this years Madison, NJ Christmas Tree, which was graciously donated by the Armstrong family.
We are so grateful to the Armstrong 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 25
The annual Madison Christmas Committee Parade, one of the most beloved Madison holiday traditions, will once again take place in 2022! We hope you can join us on Friday, November 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m. for this cherished and magical event. Below is helpful information as it pertains to the parade route, road closures, parking, and watching it virtually!
Our primary concern is everyone’s health and safety, and therefore we will be providing a livestream of the event for those who are unable to attend. Watch the entire ceremony livestreamed 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 4:00 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 4:00 P.M. Any cars left after 4:00 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:
- Main Street from Rosedale Avenue to Madison Avenue/Park Avenue;
- Prospect Street from Keep Street to Main Street;
- Kings Road from Green Avenue to Cross Street;
- Central Avenue from Cook Avenue/Elmer Street to Main Street;
- Green Village Road between Kings Road and Main Street (the Waverly Green parking lot will be accessible);
- Lincoln Place during the duration of the parade;
- Waverly Place
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 12:00 P.M. (noon) on Friday, November 25.
For the safety of the public, Emergency No Parking will be strictly enforced by the Madison Police Department on Friday, November 25. 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 Madison Police Department wants to remind everyone in attendance that if they see something, say something!
The Chabad of Southeast Morris County Menorah Lighting will take place on Sunday, December 18 at 5 P.M. at the Madison Train Station, on Kings Road. Our primary concern is everyone’s health and safety, and therefore 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 take place 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. Thanks to Boxcar, you won't have to wait in the normal long line, you can reserve a time to visit Santa! Each timed visit will cost $20, which benefits the Madison Christmas Committee and will help keep the Christmas spirit strong in the Rose City. Madison residents will have exclusive access to the reservation system at www.RoseCityChristmas.com. After Thanksgiving, we’ll open it up to residents of surrounding towns.
We want to thank all who have helped to save Santa this year, including the Madison Police and Fire Departments, Boxcar, the Toto Family, J&M Home & Garden, and of course Madison Santa himself!
If you are unable to afford this but would still like to visit Santa, please contact email@example.com.