Celebrate the 2023 Holiday Season in Jersey City

November 8, 2023

Holiday cheer is in the air, and Jersey City is ready to embrace the festivities! Discover three delightful ways to soak in the seasonal spirit this year in Jersey City.

Miracle on Mercer at Franklin Social

Where: Franklin Social, 292 Barrow Street, Jersey City

When: Nov. 9 – Jan. 1, 2024, 4 p.m.- 11 p.m.

Sip on themed cocktails in an enchantingly decorated space that captivates the spirit of Christmas. With cozy interiors and a merry atmosphere, it’s an ideal spot for joyful gatherings, unforgettable holiday dates, or just basking in the yuletide cheer with friends. Learn more about Miracle on Mercer 2023 at Franklin Social.

Check out the menu for this year’s Miracle on Mercer:

Christmapolitan – Vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, lime, rosemary, absinthe mist

Christmas Cricket – Blanco tequila, vanilla liqueur, minty amaro, coco pandan, cream, mole bitters, dark cherry liqueur (contains dairy)

Elfing Around #2 – Cognac, mulled wine reduction, champagne, lemon, aromatic bitters, absinthe

Snowball Old-Fashioned – Rye, gingerbread, aromatic bitters, wormwood bitters, orange essence

Jingle Balls Nog – Cognac, cream sherry, almond milk, cream, egg,vanilla, nutmeg (contains dairy, eggs, nuts)

“Nice” Shot – Rye whiskey, gingerbread

“Naughty” Shot – Tequila, habanero, ginger, hibiscus

JC Christmas Tree Lighting 2023

Where: City Hall Annex, 1 Jackson Square, Jersey City
When: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 beginning at 5 p.m.

Join the community for the JC Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, a glittering start to the season. Revel in the moment the switch flips, illuminating the tree with thousands of twinkling lights. The event promises live performances, warm holiday treats, and the collective anticipation of residents as the city embraces the festive spirit under the glow of its majestic Christmas tree. Learn more about Jersey City’s 2023 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Heights Holiday Market

Where: Riverview Park, 498 Palisade Ave., Jersey City

When: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Heights Holiday Market is a holiday gem nestled in Riverview Park, set for December 2. This festive gathering showcases the best of local crafters and vendors, offering a treasure trove of unique gifts. With live music setting the vibe, delicious food, drinks, and Santa’s special appearance, it’s a not-to-be-missed community event that embodies the holiday spirit in Jersey City. Learn more about Heights Holiday Market.