Events November 28, 2014 and later

Nov 15 - Dec 21, 2014
12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS - Shop Historic Chester and WIN!
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Location: Throughout Chester, NJ

Shop Small Business-Shop Chester and You could WIN during our 12 Days of Giveaways!

Every weekend from November 15th to December 21st, special "holiday helpers" will be strolling throughout Chester randomly giving away HCBA member-affiliated gift certificates and other prizes to unsuspecting shoppers. :)

No purchase necessary. Winners will be posted weekly on our facebook page, as well as on  www.ilovechester.com.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget! In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

OTHER EXCITING HOLIDAY-RELATED EVENTS IN HISTORIC CHESTER!

*Definitely Dickens Strolling Christmas Carolers
The festive troubadours will be performing throughout downtown Chester on Saturdays, December 6th, December 13th and December 20th from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

For complete details, visit Calendar of Events.

*Sculpted Ice Works
Saturday, December 6th from 11am to 3pm
Don't miss this holiday's crystal-clear performance by the amazingly-talented ice carvers from ICE WORKS, who will create dazzling sculpted ice displays right in Downtown Chester!

For complete details, visit Calendar of Events.

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Nov 15 - Dec 31, 2014
The SOC's Seasonal Window Display 'Window Wonderland!'
24/7
Location: The Streets of Chester Shopping Center
(Display located in the windows of the former Coldwater Creek location)
270 U.S. Route 206 South
Chester, NJ 07930

The Streets of Chester Shopping Center is adding some extra fun and merriment to this holiday season with "A Window Wonderland," an ensemble of extraordinary window displays.

This imaginative spectacle offers dazzling scenes which include an elegant paper dress crafted by Papyrus; a vibrant toy display from Toys With Love; a sophisticated arrangement by Platypus Furnishings; and a cozy, wintry indoor scene from Plow and Hearth.

Adults and children alike will revel in the tea party vignette from the Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe, with its show-stopping "Frozen"-themed cake. Shoppers will also discover a dramatic outdoor landscape complete with self-contained water features, live trees, and rock walls—a collaboration of Plant Detectives Nursery and Earth, Turf, & Blooms Landscaping Contractors.

On display November 15th to December 31, 2014.

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Nov 28 - Dec 14, 2014
Country Christmas With Santa
11am - 4 pm
Location: 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Corner 84 County Rt. 513 S. (Old Route 24), Chester NJ 07930, GPS Address: Across the Street From 1 Chesterfield Drive, Chester, NJ 07930

Come on over to Santa’s Country Corner! He will be visiting us at the farm and would love to take a photo with you – so make sure you bring your camera! Enjoy Christmas music and a cozy campfire too! 11 - 4 on November 28th, 29th, 30th, Dec. 6th, 7th, 13th, and 14th

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Nov 29, 2014
Definitely Dickens' Christmas Carolers!
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Throughout Historic Downtown Chester

Dressed in Victorian costumes with an extensive repertoire of seasonal tunes, the Definitely Dickens' Holiday Carolers have firmly established a reputation as one of the premier caroling companies in the country.

Serenading in the streets and shops, they will be performing selections ranging from traditional classics to contemporary favorites.

The festive troubadours will be performing on Saturdays, November 29th, December 6th, December 13th and December 20th from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget, as all activities are FREE and run continuously beginning November 15th through December 21st. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Nov 29, 2014
*Official* Shop Small Business Saturday!
All Day!
Location: All Throughout Chester, NJ

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide.

Last year, over one hundred million people* came together to Shop Small® in their communities on Small Business Saturday®.

Click Here for details on enrollment for the American Express $25 Statement Credit Cardmember Offer.

Be sure to Shop Small Business - Shop Chester!!

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Nov 29, 2014
"Make Your Own Christmas Wreath" Workshop!
1:00 pm
Location: Chester Floral, 260 Main Street, Chester, NJ

Make your own Christmas Wreath  with professional guidance!

$25 includes class, Green Wreath and Bow, with other materials 'ala cart' Call to reserve: 908-879-0202

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Dec 6, 2014
**LIVE*** Sculpted Ice Works!
11:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: 85 Main Street (Boehs Cabinet Shoppe Parking Lot), Chester, NJ

Don't miss this holiday's crystal-clear performance by the amazingly-talented ice carvers from ICE WORKS, who will create dazzling sculpted ice displays right in Downtown Chester!

Sculpted Ice Works will capture the magic of the season *Rain, Snow or Shine* on Saturday, December 6th from 11:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget, as all activities are FREE and run continuously beginning November 15th through December 21st. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Dec 6, 2014
Definitely Dickens' Christmas Carolers!
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Throughout Historic Downtown Chester

Dressed in Victorian costumes with an extensive repertoire of seasonal tunes, the Definitely Dickens' Holiday Carolers have firmly established a reputation as one of the premier caroling companies in the country.

Serenading in the streets and shops, they will be performing selections ranging from traditional classics to contemporary favorites.

The festive troubadours will be performing on Saturdays, December 6th, December 13th and December 20th from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget, as all activities are FREE and run continuously beginning November 15th through December 21st. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Dec 7, 2014
26th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Chester
Starts at 5:00 pm
Location: Gazebo / Municipal Field on Main Street in Chester, NJ

Annual Chester Tree Lighting is celebrating 27 years of lighting up the town and marking the official start of the holiday season.

The event is planned for Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Gazebo on Main St. All are invited to arrive at 5pm for the start of the program which includes musical entertainment by the West Morris Mendham Concert Band and The Treble Makers.

Individual visits with Santa and sharing of holiday wish lists. Mrs. Claus will read the children a special Christmas Story

There will be refreshments provided by Maria's Coffee Shop for all to enjoy and plenty of good cheer.
These activities are sponsored by Chester Recreation with gratitude to the Chester Garden Club for running the event for 26 years. This is an evening of fun for all ages, not just those with little ones! Please come out and join your neighbors for a special way to start the holiday season. For more information please contact 908-955-7163.

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Dec 13, 2014
Definitely Dickens' Christmas Carolers!
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Throughout Historic Downtown Chester

Dressed in Victorian costumes with an extensive repertoire of seasonal tunes, the Definitely Dickens' Holiday Carolers have firmly established a reputation as one of the premier caroling companies in the country.

Serenading in the streets and shops, they will be performing selections ranging from traditional classics to contemporary favorites.

The festive troubadours will be performing on Saturdays, December 13th and December 20th from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget, as all activities are FREE and run continuously beginning November 15th through December 21st. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Dec 20, 2014
Definitely Dickens' Christmas Carolers!
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Location: Throughout Historic Downtown Chester

Dressed in Victorian costumes with an extensive repertoire of seasonal tunes, the Definitely Dickens' Holiday Carolers have firmly established a reputation as one of the premier caroling companies in the country.

Serenading in the streets and shops, they will be performing selections ranging from traditional classics to contemporary favorites.

The festive troubadours will be performing on Saturday, December 20th from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Historic Chester Experience you will never forget, as all activities are FREE and run continuously beginning November 15th through December 21st. In-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary holiday treats will be offered at various merchant locations to enchant even the Grinchiest of bargain hunters.

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Dec 21, 2014
Four Baris Acapello Carolers
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Caroling throughout Downtown Chester

The Four Baris Acapello Carolers can be heard strolling the streets and caroling on Sunday’s from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on December 21st. This quartet is an extension of the Hickory Tree Chorus of New Providence, New Jersey, an award-winning, championship chapter of Sweet Adelines International— a worldwide organization of female singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

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