Christmas at Allaire

The Historic Village at Allaire

Sunday, December 18 2022 from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Enjoy a Christmas straight out of the pages of Currier and Ives at the Village at Allaire this holiday season!

About this event

Join us for Christmas at Allaire from 12 to 4pm on Sunday, December 4th, 11th, and 18th and see the Village transformed into an enchanting showcase of holiday cheer. Enjoy the warm glow of open hearths and candle-lit windows as you wander through the Village from the Chapel to Allaire House, amidst the joyful sound of live caroling and the whimsical tunes of the harp and the dulcimer. 

Sights, sounds, and activities designed to enchant both young and old for Christmas. Be sure to bring your cameras and your holiday cheer along as you forge a new family holiday tradition in the form of a Christmas visit to the Historic Village at Allaire.

During your visit to the Village be sure to:

  • Visit our historic buildings from 12 to 4 pm to watch our talented craftspeople forge, smith, cook, and carve a multitude of holiday wonders into existence.
  • Participate in an array of Victorian holiday celebrations, fun for all ages, from ornament making to traditional party games. 
  • Search for the subjects of the verses featured in the beloved holiday poem, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” A special “Allaire Candy Cane Reindeer” craft ornament awaits those whose eagle eyes find all!
  • Drop by the General Store to appraise our array of gifts, crafts, and seasonal goods to prepare your own holiday.
  • Enjoy a visit with our vintage model train and village--including an authentic replica of NJ’s iconic “Blue Comet” train.
  • Drop your holiday cards off at the Allaire Post Office to have a hand-canceled limited edition holiday postmark affixed.
  • Enjoy a piping hot drink prepared in the Village Bakery or stop by the Pilsen Gourmet Food Truck for a delicious meal.
  • Music program in the Chapel for everyone to join in the Christmas fun!
  • All of our historic buildings and the historic district will be decked in bows and ribbons and trimmed in festive greenery both inside and out. 
  • A surprise visit by Santa Claus, roaming carolers, and storytelling amidst holiday greens in our Enameling Building. 
  • See our historic sleds and wagons bedecked in greenery and prepared for their journey over the river and through the woods. 
  • Watch the Night Before Christmas unfold by candlelight at the Manager’s House while the Allaire family prepare their home to host a joyous Christmas that pays tribute to their French heritage.