Lights on Main 2017

It’s time once again for Mullica Hill’s favorite holiday celebration.  Lights on Main – a celebration of the Christmas Season will be held on November 25th from 5pm to 10pm on Main St.  This event has been awarded “Best Event” in Gloucester County four years in a row!  Admission is free for all and it’s a great way to kick off the holiday season and visit with all of your friends and neighbors.

Lights on Main

The event starts an hour early this year at 5p.m. and the little ones can get their Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus near Chatham Lane between 5 and 6:30 p.m.

The Main Stage will feature a Welcome from the Mayor, Awards ceremony and performances from our favorite local singing and dancing groups.

The highlight of Lights on Main is the annual Tree Lighting.  Gather in front of the Old Town Hall Museum to watch as the giant tree is lit at 7:30 p.m., signaling the start of the holiday season.  After the Tree Lighting, step inside Old Town Hall to warm up with some apple cider and holiday cookies.

Gingerbread Man decorating, sponsored by Harrison Township Recreation Commission, is just one of the fun-filled activities available at this year’s Lights on Main!  Kids can also enjoy fun holiday crafts!

Hop on the Christmas train  for a relaxing ride up and down Main Street.  Or, sit back, relax and experience horse-drawn carriage rides between Woodland Avenue and Chatham Lane.

There will be lots of food vendors and specials at the various shops open all evening.

Click here for a map detailing all of the event locations!


Lights on Main 2017 is sure to be the best one yet!  We hope to see you there!


Lights on Main 2015 Mullica Hill Tree Lighting ~ Nov. 28th

Lights on Main 2015Voted Best of Gloucester County for the last two years, Lights on Main will light up the sky along the Main Street Historic District in Mullica Hill on Saturday, Nov. 28. Festivities will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. A tree-lighting ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Pictures with Santa will immediately follow at 7:30 p.m.

The start of the Christmas season will officially commence when Mayor Manzo lights the 60-foot tree! The festive occasion will feature carriage rides along Main Street and plenty of activities for kids to enjoy. There will be Christmas carols, too! A selection of refreshments will also be available.

Mullica Hill merchants will also be offering deals and discounts in honor of Small Business Saturday.

Lights on Main is free and sponsored by the Harrison Township Recreation Commission. For more information, click here.

Lights on Main: Mullica Hill Christmas Tree Lighting ~ Nov. 29th

Lights on Main Mullica HillIf you’ve already made the Lights on Main  Mullica Hill Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony a family tradition, you won’t be surprised that it was voted the Best Event in Gloucester County in 2013.  If you’ve never experienced this magical beginning to the Christmas season in Mullica Hill, what are you waiting for?

The 2014 Lights on Main celebration will be held on Main Street from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, November 29th. Join your friends and neighbors for a stroll along Main Street enjoying entertainment, refreshments and special visitors.  Have guests in town for the Thanksgiving holiday?  Bring them along!  They’re sure to be impressed with what’s become our community’s favorite event of the year!

Schedule of Events

  • At 6:15 p.m. the Opening Ceremony begins on the stage at the corner of Main St. and Woodstown Rd. with a welcome from Mayor Lou Manzo and Lights on Main Mullica Hillthe Council
  • At 6:40 p.m. the school Essay Contest Winners will be announced
  • At 7:00 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at Old Town Hall
  • At 7:15 p.m. the Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place at the corner of Main St. and Woodstown Rd.

Family Activities:

  • Get your picture taken with Santa and enjoy hot apple cider and cookies at Old Town Hall
  • Take a family photo in Santa’s Magical Sleigh near the Christmas tree
  • Take a Horse & Surrey Carriage Ride on North Main St. from Arbour Lane to Woodstown Rd.
  • Take a Horse & Carriage Ride on South Main St. from Church St. to the Langmore Salon
  • Watch Christmas Movies on the big screen at the Main St. Bridge
  • Decorate Gingerbread Men at the OKAA Karate Studio
  • Get Frozen photos with Anna, Elsa and Olaf and face painting in the Weichert Courtyard
  • Visit the Grinch at blueplate
  • Make a holiday craft at the Mullica Hill Art Center
  • Get a gift from the Sugar Plum Fairy at Fit to Dance in the Old Mill
  • Check out the Christmas Train Display and Holiday Village at Kings Row
  • Ride the Trackless Train from Woodland Ave. to Church St.

Lights on Main Mullica Hill Food and Drinks

  • Make your Own S’mores at Canteen and French Nest
  • Girl Scout cookies and hot cocoa near the carriage rides
  • Boy Scout funnel cake, hot dogs and popcorn
  • Holiday Teas and sweets and Emerald Tea and Amelia’s Teas and Holly
  • Specialty items at blueplate and Naples
  • Marino’s, Harrison House, Truffle Tree, Pretzel Factory and Cake Boutique will also be set up along Main St.

Need more info?  Check out the detailed Event Flier, Event Map or Mullica Hill Christmas Tree Lighting Facebook page. Lights on Main is sponsored by the Harrison Township Recreation Commission.

Lights on Main Christmas Tree Lighting ~ Nov. 30th

Lights on Main

UPDATED:  View the 2014 event details here

The countdown is on for the second annual Lights on Main celebration…an extraordinary event where thousands of Mullica Hill residents come together to officially kick off the Christmas Season.

Gather with all of your friends and neighbors on Saturday, November 30th  from 6-10p.m on Main St.  When Mayor Manzo lights the 60 foot tree on South Main Street, the Christmas Season will officially begin!

This year’s event promises to have even more…more food, more variety, more games and more fun.  The Dance Factory will kick off the night with a performance at 6:05pm.  The Girl Scouts will continue their tradition of singing Christmas Carols to put everyone in the holiday spirit.

Adding to the holiday magic will be horse drawn carriage rides along Main St., strolling carolers and a visit from Santa Claus himself!   There will be plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Kids 10 & under who participate in the Scavenger Hunt will even get a free snowflake wand!

Chefs Anthony and Mimo from Marino’s and Toscana will be making steak sliders and sausage and peppers.  Constantine and George from Harrison House Diner will be serving hot dogs, chili and mac & cheese. Alexandra and Lori from the Cake Boutique will satisfy your sweet tooth with cupcakes and other tasty treats.  Be sure to stop by the Beer and Wine tent behind Blue Plate for some holiday cheer.Lights on Main

By the way, if you’re wondering how those lights get up to the top of that 60 foot tree, we have Ed Hengy and his team from Hengy Landscaping to thank.

As we countdown the days to this wonderful event, follow Mullica Hill Tree Lighting on Facebook for daily updates and special giveaways from local businesses.

Lights on Main & Shop Local Saturday Nov. 24th


Lights on Main

UPDATED:  View 2014 event details here

Come join your friends and neighbors as the Mullica Hill community kicks off the Christmas Season with Lights on Main; a tree lighting ceremony like never before! The event will be held from 6-9pm on Saturday Nov. 24th

Watch as Mayor Manzo lights the 60 foot Christmas Tree on South Main St. and take part in these festivities for the whole family:

  • Carriage Rides on Main Street
  • Christmas Carols with the Clearview Marching Band
  • A live peformance by the Mummers
  • Refreshments
  • Kids activities
  • A special visit from Santa!

* Saturday November 24th is also Shop Local/ Small Business Saturday.  Support the great local businesses in Mullica Hill, many of them like The Langmore Salon and Amelia’s Teas will be offering specials all day.