On Saturday, November 26, the Blairstown Enhancement Committee (BEC) will host its annual “Jingle on Main” festival to kick off the holiday shopping season. This year’s event will feature more than 70 local vendors, live music, food trucks, and kids’ “Secret Santa Workshop” activities. The outdoor market takes place all along Main Street from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine (or snow!).
The festivities kick off Friday night at the “Jingle Eve” Village Tree lighting ceremony that begins at 6 pm. Program events include holiday blessings, Christmas Carolers, and a visit from Santa Claus that takes place in the “Winter Wonderland” on the Gourmet Gallery Green.
The BEC is also looking to start a brand new tradition this year with an open invitation for holiday enthusiasts to participate in a “Holiday Car Parade” down Main Street. The parade will feature vehicles adorned with holiday lighting and decorations to accompany Santa on his way into town. Send an email to Together@BlairstownBEC.com if you would like to participate.
The Saturday “Jingle on Main” outdoor market offers holiday shoppers the perfect opportunity to support small business vendors and local artisans. Goods on sale will include a wide range of merchandise to help you find the perfect gift for that hard to shop for loved one. Offerings will include, home decor, clothing, leather goods, soap and skin care, honey and tea, candles, jewelry, artwork, and much, much more.
As we celebrate the season of giving, Jingle on Main attendees are encouraged to bring a food pantry item or new/gently used coat! Girl Scouts of North Warren are running a food drive on Main Street and the BEC is participating in Jersey Cares Coat Drive! Collection bins are downtown all week long.
Jingle on Main reflects Blairstown’s support of “Small Business Saturday,” an annual Shop Small holiday shopping tradition that supports small businesses every day and everywhere. Shopping at your favorite small business helps to promote more vibrant communities. Shoppers are encouraged to not only shop with the Main Street vendors that day, but to also visit the local tree farms to purchase their trees and decorations. Maps will be available at the BEC tent.
The Blairstown Enhancement Committee (BEC) is a group of volunteers committed to beautification, economic, and community projects that make the Blairstown area a better place to live, visit and do business. The BEC carries out activities and events such as the Spring Clean Up, “Bedlam in Blairstown” Fall Festival, “Jingle on Main” Holiday Festival and local business networking events. In collaboration with residents, business owners, township, schools, and other stakeholders, the committee’s goal is to create a thriving economy while still retaining the character and charm of the area. Visit BlairstownBEC.com to learn more about the work the organization is doing. To get involved send an email to Together@blairstownbec.com. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram @BlairstownBEC.