Winter Wonderland At Wellmont Plaza

Winter Wonderland at Wellmont Arts Plaza

The fun starts on Small Business Saturday, November 26

Montclair Center BID is partnering with The Wellmont Theater and Pharmacie Bar+Kitchen to celebrate shopping small all season long starting on November 26th at 12PM for Shop Small Saturday. The Winter Wonderland will kick off with live music and special guests at the Wellmont Arts Plaza, located at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Vanguard Theater, Jazz House Kids and Arthur Murray Dance Studio will also be contributing to the festival with live music + performances. The tree lighting will take place on the Wellmont Arts Plaza at 6PM, November 26.

Following the Shop Small Saturday event, every Saturday through December 17th, there will be special guests including Santa and Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, Elsa, a unicorn princess, and a hula hooping elf. Family-friendly activities include kids crafts, gnome making station, holiday carolers, raffles and fun activity booths sponsored by local non-profit organizations. Enjoy free gift-wrapping November 26 and December 17 from 1-5PM courtesy of Pharmacie Bar + Kitchen. Special music artists include PD Brody, Kassaye Selassie and Michael Murphy. These are family/pet friendly events.

If that were not enough Winter Wonderland participants will get two hours of free metered parking, compliments of the Mayor and Town Council.

Check for a complete run of show for each week! We are still in process of adding fun activities. Contact Jacqueline Apicella at  or 973 509 3820 if you would like more information on Winter Wonderland at Wellmont Arts Plaza.


NOVEMBER 26 starting at 12pm

Pick up your Holiday Gift Guide Shopping Map with specials from over 70 local businesses!

Get your Small Business Saturday Totes while supplies last courtesy of AMEX

Free Gift wrapping with proof of local purchase from 1-5 courtesy for Pharmacie Bar


Special Guests:

Santa & Mrs. Claus (12-4)

The Grinch! (1-3)

Hula Hooping Elf



Jazz House Kids will take the stage at 12:30
Vanguard Theater 2:00
Arthur Murray 3:00
DJ hi Tide at 4:00


Activity Tables (12-4)

Gnome making with the BID
Color your holiday with the BID (Hanukkah Christmas & Kwanzaa)
Create your holiday cards with Ethos Anew
Arts & Crafts with One River School
Clothing drive & holiday selfie station with Little Treasure Thrift Shop
Ornament making with Renaissance Middle School
Goddard School will have a snow making table
H & R Block will have a holiday card making table
Gravity Vault- Try-A-Climb: Climb one boulder problem for free (with the guidance of an instructor)
Play and compete with friends on our Augmented Reality Climbing Wall! A variety of games to choose from, great for adults and kids ages 5+


But wait…there’s more!

Wellmont Arts Plaza Tree Lighting at 6

Java Love / Pharmacie Bar collab from 2-7

Jack Daniels Outdoor bar & games 3-7


 Dec 3 from 12 to 4.
Special Guests:
Santa and Mrs. Claus 1:30-4
Unicorn Princess: 1-3
Hula hooping elf: 12-3
Kassaye Selassi 12:15
PD Brody: 2:00
Montclair Center BID- Holiday gift guide maps with specials from over 70 local businesses! $100 gift card raffle & more.
Montclair Center BID – Ornament making station / holiday coloring.
Indie Arts Montclair – Make your own play instrument.
Little Treasure- Holiday photo selfie station & winter clothing drop off.
Macaroni Kid -Holiday kids crafts and fairy hair.
Humane Montclair – Canine concierge with free tasty treats and water bowls to greet our four-legged friends. Face painting for the kids and animal themed giveaways + a free raffle
One River School- Create a custom watercolor gift tag.
Gravity Vault – Try-A-Climb: Climb one boulder problem for free. A variety of games to choose from, great for adults and kids ages 5+.
MFEE- Face painter, create postcards for your favorite MPS teachers that MFEE will deliver for them.
Latinas of Montclair – Children’s book giveaway & free raffle.
Montclair Library – eTuk truck, giveaways and take-home craft.

Check back for December 10th.



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