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The Woodbridge E-News is your direct link to all of the news, events, programs and happenings in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey.  We’re proud of our town and what we have to offer - residents and visitors alike.  We’ve put together a year-long line-up of spectacular entertainment, concerts, theatre, festivals and events.  Enjoy music under the stars with the Mayor's Summer Concert series.  Tour the Barron Arts Center & Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery.  Visit our World-Class Restaurants & Shopping.  Hike the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel.  Explore the Woodbridge Community Center.  Just name it... its right here in Woodbridge!!  

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for all of the Woodbridge events, programs and happenings.

See You Around Town
Mayor John E. McCormac

Holiday Greetings from Woodbridge

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Holiday revelers and shoppers join the annual Holiday Stroll on Main Street. 



Woodbridge just received a special news bulletin from the North Pole that Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in Town today (Fri., Dec. 1) at 5:00 PM to light the official Woodbridge Township Christmas tree at the Barron Arts Center (582 Rahway Avenue.)  The annual Christmas tree lighting and holiday celebration includes seasonal music selections and carols performed by the award-winning Woodbridge High School Choir and the Woodbridge High School Marching Band.  Following the tree lighting, the Barron Arts Center will open the region’s largest Holiday Train Show & Exhibit.  

The holiday train display has become the singular ‘stop’ for the ‘Season of Giving’ food drive.  This year, the Barron Arts Center’s holiday train display is “on track” until December 30 (closed Dec. 25)... if you’re stopping by to see the incredible train exhibit, plan to drop-off a food donation at the holiday express.

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The 2nd Annual Holiday Treasure Hunt & Christmas Tree Lighting – sponsored by the Fords Business Community – is set for Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM along New Brunswick Avenue in Fords.  Follow the Holiday Treasure Hunt from Siperstein’s to Dunkin Donuts on New Brunswick Avenue – the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony takes place at 6:00 PM in front of Tri-County Construction Company (across from Fords Jewelers) at 440 New Brunswick Avenue.

The 57th Annual Woodbridge Township Holiday Parade steps-off on Sun., Dec. 3 at 1:30 PM from Woodbridge High School, marches down Amboy Ave. to Main Street, concluding at the reviewing stand at Town Hall.  Join in this year’s parade as more than 75 contingencies, including unique holiday-themed floats, high school marching bands, holiday choirs, community organizations, student and veterans groups and surprise guests join Santa and Mrs. Claus in welcoming the holiday season to Woodbridge.  The ‘Season of Giving’ food drive continues with We Feed Woodbridge collecting food donations along the parade route.  For up-to-the minute parade information contact the Recreation Department Holiday Hot Line at 732-602-6045 or visit the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

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The Annual Colonia Business Community’s Holiday Festival & Christmas Tree Lighting is set for Thurs., Dec.7, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Evergreen Center (400 Inman Ave., Colonia).  Santa arrives at 6:30 PM sharp to light the tree!  Meet Herbie the Camel and his friends at the holiday petting zoo!!! Holiday carolers. Pictures with Santa.  Refreshments.  And More!!!  The CBC is collecting donations for Toys for Tots and non-perishable food items for the We Feed Woodbridge food bank.

The ‘Season of Giving’ food drive continues at the following Woodbridge Township holiday events:

Dec. 2:  Enjoy the Sounds-of-the-Season with the Woodbridge Community Choir Winter Concert.  7:30 PM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 436 Port Reading Ave., Port Reading.

Dec. 8:  Barron Arts Center Presents: Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert with the “Brothers in Harmony” Barbershop Chorus performing traditional standards and holiday favorites.  7:30 PM concert at The Theater at Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Ave.)

Dec. 9:  The Recreation Department’s annual Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Decorating is open from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Parker Press Park (400 Rahway Ave.) in downtown Woodbridge.

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Dec. 16:  Woodbridge Recreation Department Presents: Pictures with Santa. 10:00 – 11:30 AM at Parker Press Park.

Dec. 25:  Annual Christmas Friendship Dinner will be served from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. on Christmas Day at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Father Milos Parish Hall, 436 Port Reading Ave., Port Reading.  All are Welcome.  Please call St. Anthony’s Church at 732-634-1419 to confirm a seat at the table.

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“Music on Main" Returns to the Stage Dec. 8 with Larry Campbell & Teresa 


"Music on Main Street" - the region's hottest live-music concert venue featuring contemporary acoustic artists - returns to the Woodbridge Township stage on Fri., Dec. 8 with the sounds of featured artists Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams.  The 7:30 PM concert is "LIVE" from the Woodbridge High School Auditorium (1 Samuel Lupo Place).  Tickets on Sale NOW: www.WoodbridgeArtsNJ.org.  $25.00 Advance.  $30.00 at the Door.  Buy Now & Reserve Your Seat.  

School News & Events
There are many events and happenings every weekend in Woodbridge that focus on our schools, extra-curricular activities and student events.  The E-News encourages residents, parents, students and visitors to support the various school-related activities and events - without community sponsorship, many of the student programs, events and activities would not be able to take place.  Plan to attend.
FRI., DEC. 1
Holiday Shop at Colonia Middle School.  FREE admission.  6:00 to 9:00 PM.
Winter Concert performed by the students at Mawbey Street School #1 (Mawbey Street).  6:30 PM.
Winter Concert performed by the students at Claremeont Ave. School #20.  6:30 PM concert at Colonia Middle School.
WED., DEC. 6
Winter Chorus Concert performed by the students at Indiana Avenue School #18.  7:00 PM.
Winter Vocal Concert performed by the students at Fords Middle School.  7:00 PM.
National Honor Society Blood Drive.  John F. Kennedy Memorial High School.  8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Winter Concert & Arts Festival sponsored by the students at Colonia High School.  6:30 PM.
Winter Concert performed by the students at Ford Avenue School #14.  7:00 PM.


WCC “Stocking  Stuffer” Membership  Special 


Looking for that perfect “Stocking-Stuffer” gift!!!  Stop by the WCC and explore the special “Holiday Membership” packages.  Check out the Family Membership or an Individual membership for that special someone.  Join in December and receive a FREE WCC gift with your new membership!!!  We’re betting that you’ll discover that the WCC is the perfect place for family fun, fitness and connection.


The WCC is at the leading edge of what’s hot in the health, wellness and fitness industry – WCC members are getting in shape with the popular LesMills “Group Effect” exercise classes and personal training program.  The WCC also offers a full aquatics program with swim lessons for all ages, a competitive swim team, roller and ice skating lessons, ice hockey, open skate sessions, weight and aerobic center, personal training & fitness programs, a full-court gymnasium, basketball court, indoor track, and so much more.  

The WCC hosts Corporate/Office outings and Birthday, Anniversary, Project Graduation... or a party for that special occasion!!!  Your special event party comes with the full-service, in-house WCC Café and catering.  Contact our Membership Services Coordinator at 732-596-4196.  Visit our webpage at: www.njwcc.com.  See us on Facebook.  Or stop-by the WCC at 600 Main Street, Woodbridge.  You’ll be glad you did!!!

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