Weekend Schedule

by Russell Swanson, Exec. Dir., VDID, Main Street Vineland

Now that we have stuffed ourselves on Thanksgiving, and had our wonderful Vineland Christmas Parade, highlighted by Santa lighting the lights of our beautiful downtown, we turn our attention to this weekend. We will be celebrating our second annual An Olde Fashioned Christmas on The Ave—downtown Vineland’s two-day Yuletide extravaganza of holiday cheer, to take place Friday through Saturday on Landis Avenue—from the 500 block to East Avenue.

More events are in the works on The Ave, including the annual downtown menorah lighting—Chanukah Live!—sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties, so stay tuned.

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A listing to date of events and activities for An Olde Fashioned Christmas on The Ave follows. Unless otherwise noted, musical events will take place in front of Landis MarketPlace, 631 E. Landis Ave.

Friday, December 2

5 p.m.: Lighting of the Vineland Christmas Tree and Ribbon-Cutting, featuring CBS 3 Eyewitness News anchor Jim Donovan and Vineland High School Select Choir under the direction of Lori Cummings (at City Hall, 740 E. Wood St.)

5–9 p.m.: Smokey The Bear

5:30–8:30 p.m.: Carriage Rides

6 p.m.: Rowan College of South Jersey Cumberland Campus Jazz Band and Wind Symphony (at Landis Theater)

6–9 p.m.: Photos with Santa (at Landis Theater)

6 p.m.: Divine Mercy Choir Concert

7–8 p.m.: Higbee’s Heroes Strolling Quartette

8–9 p.m.: Rowan Orchestra & Rowan College of South Jersey Cumberland Campus Jazz Band and Wind Symphony (at Landis Theater)

Free trolley rides, street vendors, fire pits, costumed characters.

Saturday, December 3

10 a.m.–1 p.m.: WVLT Live Radio Remote

11 a.m.–12 noon: Santa Stroll & Juice and Cookies With Santa (at Main Street Vineland office)

11 a.m.–1 p.m.: St. Nicholas Aurora Carolers (strolling Landis Avenue)

12–2 p.m.: Trolley Ride With Santa

12–2 p.m.: Ice Carving Demonstration (600 block alley – Landis Ave)

12–3 p.m.: Carriage Rides

12–5 p.m.: Photos With Santa for Pets & Children (at Landis Theater)

1–3 p.m.: Face Painting by Amanda (at Main Street Vineland office)

1–7 p.m.: DJ Tony Gambino (at The Spot, 618 E. Landis Ave.)

2–3 p.m.: Pet Contest (at Landis Theater)

3–4 p.m.: Christmas Crafts For Kids (at Main Street Vineland office)

3 and 4 p.m.: Higbee’s Heroes Quartet

4 p.m.: Photo Contest Judging (at Landis Theater)

4–5 p.m.: Louis Vincent Music

4–7 p.m.: Vineland Historical Antiquarian Society Open House (Vineland Historical Society)

8 p.m.: Double Vision Tribute to Foreigner (tickets on sale at Landis Theater)

Free trolley rides, street vendors, fire pits, costumed characters.

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