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379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Recreation Department Announces Holiday Festivities

The Recreation Department has some really fun holiday programs coming up that everyone can enjoy!

Christmas Tree Lighting

Hillsborough Township will officially kick off the Holiday Season on Friday, December 2nd with the annual Township Christmas Tree lighting. The festivities begin at 6:00 pm and Santa will arrive at 7:00 to light the tree. Your favorite holiday characters will be on hand, and you can also check out the different attractions while enjoying hot cocoa & cookies.  


Pajama Drive

The Recreation Department is also hosting a Pajama Drive to benefit local families in need. They are collecting NEW sets of pajamas beginning on November 14th thru December 2nd. Donations can be brought to the Tree Lighting event on Friday, December 2nd or they can be placed in the donation box that will be located in the hallway leading to the library prior to the Tree Lighting. All sizes are welcome from infants to adults.


Santa’s Mailbox

Santa's Mailbox is back! Beginning on Monday, November 21st, and each night leading up to Christmas, Santa will send one of his elves to stop by his special mailbox at the Municipal Building to pick up each child's letter so Santa can start working on all the presents! Hillsborough Recreation Department will have sample letters out next to the mailbox and on their website, for you to print. If you would like a response from the Big Guy himself, please make sure your letter is in his mailbox by Friday, December 9th. No postage is necessary!


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 including Township Bragging Rights for having "The Best Decorated House in Hillsborough". To take part, submit a picture of your yard or home's exterior, plus your name and street address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submissions are due by Sunday, December 4th. Voting will take place from December 5th through the 18th and the winners will be announced on Monday, December 19th.