Christmas in the Village Ushers in the Holidays on December 4
The Jefferson Arts Committee will once again coordinate the 15th annual Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 4 from 10 am to 4 pm in the historically designated Village of Milton (vicinity of Milton and Dover-Milton Roads) in the Milton/Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Township. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, and parking is free at all venues.
Stroll the Village of Milton with a stop at the holiday decorated Jefferson Township Museum located at 315 Dover-Milton Road. The Jefferson Township Historical Society will offer tours with costumed docents and each room of the Chamberlain home circa 1870 will be decorated around the holiday theme All Aboard for Christmas. Admission is free, and Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe will be open and selling antiques and unique gifts.
Walk a short distance to St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church located at 153 Milton Road that will be the setting for live entertainment throughout the day featuring the White Rock School Chorus, the Arthur Stanlick School Chorus, and the Jefferson Township High School Madrigal Singers and Select Choir – admission is free. The Jefferson Township Community Chorus under the direction of James Wynne will perform their annual holiday concert as well and would appreciate a free will offering. The Church kitchen will be selling soup, sandwiches, and refreshments, and merchandise and craft vendors will be selling their merchandise.
Next stop, the Milton United Methodist Church at 316 Dover-Milton Road that will be the site of the Arts Committee’s annual Gingerbread House Contest in Headley Hall. View all the beautiful handmade entries. Parking and restrooms will be available as well.
Stroll the Village to the Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s firehouse at 162 Milton Road which will be transformed into The Village Marketplace with 15 high quality arts, crafts, and merchandise vendors – admission is free. Here the Jefferson Girl Scouts will participate in a Carol Sing, Oak Ridge Martial Arts and the Jersey Hill Woodcarvers will present demonstrations, and the Jefferson Community Players will perform. Members of the Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary will be selling chili, hot dogs, chicken fingers, donuts, and refreshments from their kitchen.
Travel outside the Village proper to the Jefferson Township High School for a unified district band concert in the auditorium located at 1010 Weldon Road featuring the White Rock School Band, the Arthur Stanlick School Band, Jefferson Township High School’s Symphonic Band, and the Jefferson Township Middle School Band – admission is free. The Jefferson Township Community Band under the direction of Peter Tummillo, Jr. will perform their annual holiday concert and would appreciate a free will offering.
Visit nearby Camp Jefferson at 81 Weldon Road for the Jefferson Township Recreation Department’s Visit with Santa event from 10 am to 3 pm. American Legion Post #423 will be selling live Christmas trees in the parking lot of their post home located at 28 Legion Road, just a short walk or drive down the street the entire weekend.
Village festivities will continue into Sunday, December 5 when The Jefferson Township Museum and Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe re-open at 1 pm with tours of the historical home until 4 pm. Jefferson CONNECT will host its annual “Light a Luminary for Remembrance” for those affected by suicide and loved ones lost at the Jefferson Township Gazebo, 1033 Weldon Road at 4:30 pm.
As details unfold, a detailed entertainment time schedule (which is subject to change) will be made available at www.jeffersonarts.org in the Press Releases Section and on Facebook. For other information and or inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 973-697-3828.
Drive slowly through The Village, watch for pedestrians, and walk carefully on the roads. Free parking at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s parking lot, the Milton United Methodist Church, and American Legion Post #423. Please wear a face mask when indoors – thank you for keeping everyone safe.