Hoboken To Host Virtual Tree Lighting & Sinatra Tribute


Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, the City of Hoboken and Hoboken Business Alliance are pleased to host three socially distanced activities this weekend. Children and families are invited to observe Santa and his friends visiting the Mile Square, traveling up and down Hoboken streets (North/South) on Sunday from 1-4 pm. Santa’s visit will be followed by a virtual Christmas tree lighting broadcasted on Facebook at 6:00 pm. Children and families are encouraged to avoid congregating and maintain social distancing when waving hello to Santa. The Hoboken Cultural Affairs Office will also host a virtual Sinatra Tribute Concert on Saturday at 7:00 pm, which can be viewed on the City of Hoboken’s Facebook page.

“Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to hosting holiday events in a way that our children and families can enjoy, while keeping everyone as safe as possible,” said Mayor Bhalla. “I’m proud that this year our Cultural Affairs Office has been able to collaborate with the Hoboken Business Alliance to provide holiday cheer to our residents. Thank you also to the Hoboken Police Department for helping escort Santa during his time visiting Hoboken!”

“We’re thrilled to continue to partner with the city of Hoboken to find fun, safe ways to spread holiday cheer, especially during a time when we all need it most,” said Greg Dell’Aquila, President of the Hoboken Business Alliance. “We encourage our neighbors, friends, local businesses, and their customers, to join us as our holiday float dances its way up and down the streets of Hoboken to wave and cheer. Some special friends will be riding our float that kids of all ages are sure to enjoy. You won’t want to miss it.”

Santa and his friends are coming to Hoboken!

Time: Sunday, 1:00 pm – approximately 4:00 pm

Location: Hoboken streets (North/South), beginning in Northwest Hoboken

Santa and his friends will be visiting Hoboken and traveling up and down Hoboken streets (North/South), beginning in Northwest Hoboken at 1:00 pm on Sunday. Santa and friends will start at 15th Street, and make his way down North/South Streets, ending up on Washington Street. The Hoboken Police Department will assist Santa’s team during the route. Children and families can waive hello from a stoop or window.

For Santa’s location in real-time on Sunday, please follow the Hoboken Business Alliance on Twitter (@hobokenalliance)


Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting

Time: Sunday, 6:00 pm

Location: Virtually on the City of Hoboken’s Facebook page (facebook.com/Hoboken)

Residents are invited to observe Hoboken’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting event, taking place virtually this year. The virtual tree lighting features host and MC “Elvis the Elf”, and holiday greetings by local Hoboken business owners with the Hoboken Business Alliance. The tree lighting also will host performances by Finn and Jack McLoughlin of Garden Street School, Joanna Barry and Grace Connelly of Emerald Fire Irish Step Dance, Chris O’Connor from Mile Square Theatr, Storytime with Jack Silbert, and a special appearance by Santa!

Thank you to sponsors Mission 50 and the Hoboken Business Center.


Sinatra Tribute Concert

Time: Saturday, 7:00 pm

Location: Virtually on the City of Hoboken’s Facebook page (facebook.com/Hoboken)

Featuring a screening of the short documentary “To Be Frank” produced by Branding Shorts about Hoboken’s Annual Sinatra Singing Contest and performances by past Sinatra Singing Contest Winners Greg Myers, Peter Cafasso, Jerry Pearce, Zack Alexander, Dan Lauzon, Peter Cannella and Joe Caracco as well as The “Sinatra” ska band Skanatra, Mihir Beg, The Karyn Kuhl Band and so many other Sinatra Singing Contest Contestants and Sinatra music lovers.

Thank you to sponsors Ironstate Development and the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs

For more information on the Hoboken Business Alliance, please visit https://hobokenbusinessalliance.com/