Time to Get in the Holiday Spirit- The Phillipsburg Annual Tree Lighting is BACK!

Phillipsburg, NJ – Get ready for a festive evening filled with holiday magic as the Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Phillipsburg announce the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Shappell Park. The event, featuring the beloved characters Santa Claus, Frosty, Elsa, and Olaf, is scheduled to take place on Monday, November 27 from 6-9pm.

The Phillipsburg Tree Lighting Ceremony has become a cherished tradition, bringing over 400 children and their families together to kick off the holiday season. Attendees can expect a joyous atmosphere with the lighting of the majestic tree, live entertainment, and special appearances by Santa Claus and his friends. In line with the theme of ‘gifting’ this holiday season, each child in attendance will have the opportunity to receive a new toy, a holiday bag of treats, a warm hat, and a pair of gloves. Attendees will be treated to complimentary hot chocolate, cookies, crafts, facepainting by Masking Faces, a winter coat drive, and more while supplies last. This year’s event will feature a sing-along performance from Phillipsburg Elementary School Singers as well as a reading from River of Life Church.

“We are thrilled to continue the tradition of the Phillipsburg Tree Lighting Ceremony,” said Phillipsburg Mayor, Todd Tersigni. “This event holds a special place in the hearts of our community, and we invite everyone to join us at Shappell Park on November 27 at 6pm as we officially light the tree for 2023!”

The Phillipsburg Tree Lighting Ceremony is made possible through the collaboration of the Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Phillipsburg as well as numerous great community partners. Thank you to the 2023 Tree Lighting Sponsors: First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Elizabethtown Gas, Winegar, Wilhelm, Glynn & Roemersma, P.C., IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, St Luke’s University Health Network Warren Campus, Unity Bank, Provident Bank, Shoprite, and McWane Ductile. Their commitment to fostering a sense of community and spreading holiday joy shines through in this beloved event.

The schedule of events for the evening is as follows:

6:10pm Announcements

6:20-6:50pm Phillipsburg Elementary Sing Along

6:55pm Prayer from River of Life Church

7:00pm Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting

Activities will continue throughout the night until 9:00pm

For more information about the Phillipsburg Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony or to stay updated on other Chamber events in Phillipsburg, please visit lehighvalleychamber.org/events or contact Caitlin Hamlin at caitlinh@lehighvalleychamber.org.

About the Chamber: The mission of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area.  We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises.  With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000, the Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.


Information provided to TVL by:
Erin Deutsch
Assistant Manager, Easton & Phillipsburg Area Initiatives