Christmas cheer is already in the air and area tree lightings are beginning to take place. Check out some of the notable town tree lightings taking place this year.

Asbury Park Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Grand Arcade at Convention Hall with Nicole Atkins, November 25th.  Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Belmar Tree Lighting December 1st at Pyanoe Plaza 5:30 to 8 PM.

Bradley Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place on Sunday, November 26th with live holiday music, ice carving, carriage rides, hot cocoa and more.  4 to 6 PM at Riley Park.

Colts Neck’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at Colts Neck Town Hall starting at 4:15 PM.

Keyport Tree Lighting, Saturday, November 25th from 5 – 9 PM with hot cocoa, candy canes, Mr. and Mrs, Claus and more.

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Long Branch Pier Village happening on Sunday, November 26th starting at 4 PM.

Matawan Christmas Tree lighting ceremony takes place Thursday, November 30th from 6 to 9 PM at Terhune Park.

Ocean Grove Tree Lighting starts off with a live nativity pageant at 5 PM in Auditorium Park and the Christmas tree lighting at 6 PM December 9th

Red Bank Town Lighting with Holiday Express Friday, November 24th begins with Santa’s Express Train Ride from Little Silver to Red Bank (kids can ride free), followed by a parade from the train station to Canal Street where the festivities and concert will take place.  Festivities start at the Red Bank Train Station at 5:30 PM.

Spring Lake Christmas Celebration Saturday, November 25th. A day-long festival with music and shopping, culminating with a tree lighting ceremony.  10 AM to 7 PM

Downtown Toms River Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony takes place Friday, December 1st from 5 to 7 PM at Town Hall Court Yard.  Mr. and Mrs. Clause, live music and food and dessert trucks.