The Borough of Highlands is once again preparing to welcome a garland of festive events this holiday season. Gather with friends, family and loved ones to experience these annual holiday traditions in our newly renovated downtown.
The season begins with the Highlands Business Partnership’s 21st Annual Tree Lighting on Friday,
December 2nd, 2016 with a rain date of December 3rd in Huddy Park on Bay and Waterwitch Avenues.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be riding their sleigh around town beginning at 5PM. They will arrive at
Huddy Park at 5:45 PM. Mayor Nolan and Members of the Council will light the tree promptly at 6PM.
The Highlands Recreation Department will provide hot chocolate and candy canes. WRAT 95.9 radio
will emcee the event and several local groups will provide a program of traditional holiday favorites
including the Henry Hudson Regional School Acappella Choir at 6:05 PM followed by the Girl & Cub
Scout troops. Dancers from the Carol Elaine Dance Studio will perform at 7:00 PM. There will be free
horse & carriage rides courtesy of the Highlands Business Partnership. The festivities are free, and all
are welcome to attend. The Highlands Business Partnership is proud to promote our tree lighting
sponsor, In The Garden located at 69 Waterwitch Avenue. Shop Local for fresh trees, wreaths, roping,
flowers, gifts and so much more. Your patronage helps support the HBP holiday decorating program.
The Highlands Recreation Department and the Henry Hudson Key Club will host their annual Breakfast
with Santa on Saturday December 10th, from 9-11 AM at the Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community
Center, located at 22 Snug Harbor Avenue, Highlands. The event is free and open to the public.
The Baymens Protective Association, Knights of Columbus and the Highlands Fire Department will host
their Annual Free Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, December 11th, 9 AM-12 PM at our Lady of Perpetual
Help Church Hall located at 141 Rt. 36, Highlands. The event is free and open to the public. Please
bring a donation of canned OR non-perishable food items.
Highlands Fire Department’s host their annual Visit with Santa – Toys For Tots program on Sunday
December 18th at 1 PM at the Highlands Fire House located at 171 Shore Drive. The event is free and
open to the public.