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8:00 - 4:30
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Holiday Fun with the Recreation Department

The Recreation Department is announcing fun holiday programs that everyone can enjoy!

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Hillsborough Township will kick off the holiday season on Friday, December 3rd, with the annual lighting of the Township Christmas tree. The festivities begin at 6 pm, so come see your favorite holiday characters, enjoy hot cocoa & cookies (while supplies last) & watch Santa light the tree. Santa will arrive shortly after 7 PM.

Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Also on December 3rd at 7 pm is the 2021 Shabbat Chanukah service and Township Menorah lighting at Temple Beth-El. This will take place in the sanctuary or via zoom. Don't forget to have your family’s favorite Menorah and seven candles ready!

Santa's Mailbox

Santa's Mailbox is back! Beginning on Monday, November 22nd, and each night leading up to Christmas, Santa's elves will collect the letters. There are sample letters next to the mailbox, or you can print them from the Hillsborough Recreation Department website. Do you want Santa to write you back? Make sure your letter is in his mailbox by Friday, December 10th and you'll receive a response from Santa himself! No postage is necessary!

Pajama Drive

The Recreation Department is hosting a Pajama Drive to benefit the Pajama Program and local families in need. They will be collecting NEW sets of pajamas beginning on December 3rd thru December 10th. Donations can be brought to the Tree Lighting event on Friday, December 3rd or they can be placed in the donation box that will be located in the hallway leading to the library. All sizes are welcome from infants to adults.

Winter Movie Night

In addition to the Pajama Drive, the Recreation Department is also hosting a Winter Movie Night at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex on December 10th. "Elf" is showing,  and the admission fee is one (1) set of NEW pajamas per child. Pre-registration via the recreation website is required as space is limited.

"Home for the Holidays" House Decorating Contest

Finally, the Recreation Department is excited to announce that the "Home for the Holidays" House decorating contest is back! Do you love to decorate your yard or home for the holidays? Can you justify the increase in your electric bill to bring smiles to your neighbors' faces? You can do all of that PLUS get a chance to win amazing prizes and Township-wide bragging rights for having "The Best Decorated House in Hillsborough". If you would like to take part in this contest please submit a picture of your yard or home's exterior (window displays are fine as long as you can see them from the street), your name, and your street address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sit back and watch as your fellow residents enjoy your decorations from the safety of their vehicles. Email submissions are due by Sunday, December 5th. Voting will take place from December 6th through the 19th and the winners will be announced on Monday, December 20th.

Also see PBA 205 Movie Nights at Hillsborough Cinema on December 3rd and December 4th