Join us for holiday shopping, crafts, a sing-along, a Christmas Tree Lighting and a visit with Santa!
Event Update: Ms. Laura Benanti will not be able to perform this evening. In her place, Gabby Florendo will lead the holiday sing-along.
Ms. Gabby Florendo is a New Jersey native. She participated in numerous musicals at West Orange Public Schools which led to her being nominated for multiple Rising Star Awards. She has trained with Papermill Playhouse, The Barrow Group, and studies voice with Ms. Linda Benanti (Laura's Mother). Gabby is a full-time student at Montclair State University, a worship leader and is also signed with Take 3 Talent.
Tony Award Winner
will lead a Holiday Sing-Along
Schedule of Events
12-7 PM: Winter Market
The Winter Market will be held at Bishop Janes United Methodist Church on 22 S. Finley Ave in Basking Ridge.
With over 30 local vendors and artisans, the Winter Market is a great place to shop for holiday wares and pick up gifts for family and friends! Children can participate in holiday crafts. And Christmas trees and wreaths will also be available for sale.
4-5 PM: Holiday Crafts
Enjoy holiday crafts with the Mr. Local History Project on the front porch of Ridge Family Dentistry.
Children can help decorate and add their own personal wish to Mr. Local History's "Make a Wish to the New Year" tree. In the past, the tree was decorated with hundreds of inspirational comments and wishes from the community.
5-5:30 PM: Christmas Tree Lighting
The Christmas Tree Lighting will be held in Downtown Basking Ridge or watch the livestream at this site.
Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti will lead a sing-along of holiday favorites. There will also be performances by:
- Dance Lab from William Annin
- Trilogy Repertory
Ms. Benanti has received five Tony Award nominations and won the 2008 Tony Award for her performance in “Gypsy.” She starred on Broadway in 13 shows including “She Loves Me” and “My Fair Lady.” She has also starred in many television shows including Supergirl, Nashville, Younger and the Gossip Girl reboot for HBOMAX. She was also the executive producer of the musical documentary Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020, and she released a self-titled album for Sony records. Ms. Benanti is the daughter-in-law of beloved local Coldwell Banker realtor and community member Lisa Brown.
5:45-6:45 PM: Visit Santa
Children are invited to visit Santa on the front porch of Ridge Family Dentistry.