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



Due to inclement weather, we will not be having Winter Wonderland Saturday, December 3
But…we will have some very special guests joining us at The Clairidge Theater at 486 Bloomfield Ave!

Buddy The Elf: 1-3
Santa and Mrs. Claus: 2-4
Macaroni Kid/ Fairy hair: 1-4

Then we will be back bigger and better with Winter Wonderland at the Wellmont Plaza on December 10th with a fantastic line-up for you.


Dec 10, 2022, full schedule:

12-4 (Family/pet-friendly event)

Special Guests:
Hula hooping elf: 12-3
Elsa: 1-3
The Grinch: 1-3

Kassaye Selassie- 12:15
Montclair High School Carolers-1:30
Michael Murphy 2:15

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.
One River School- Create a custom watercolor gift tag.
Gravity Vault – Try-A-Climb: Climb one boulder problem for free (with the guidance of an instructor). A variety of games to choose from, great for adults and kids ages 5+
Goddard School- Imagination Playground,hot cocoa cup art project and a snowflake art project.
Montclair Mutual Aid- Make snowflakes and other take-home crafts.
Montclair Film- Decorating kid’s art “My Favorite Film” posters.
Wine and Design-Wood magnet decorating.
Little Treasure Thrift Shop- Holiday photo selfie station & winter clothing drop off.
Lenore King Luxury Interiors-room design board activity as well as a coloring design activity for the younger children.
Eclectic Chic- DIY Greeting Card Table.
Montclair History Center- Historic toys to play with and slate boards to draw on.
Ethos Anew – Holiday greeting cards.
Renaissance Middle School- Holiday crafts.
Montclair Art Museum –snowflake drawn and printed gift card. Along with the gift card, we will include a printout explaining how snowflakes form! Art and science!

December 17th Pharmacie Bar will open at 1 pm for your Winter Wonderland warm-up. Shop small and local in Montclair, then bring your gifts to Pharmacie Bar for our complimentary gift-wrapping service!
2 PM, The Crash Gordon & Debra Dynamite Trio will get you in the holiday spirit!
3 PM Pharmacie Bar will open an outdoor Jack Daniels whisky bar, collaborating with Montclair’s beloved Paper Plane Coffee Co. Hot cocktails, outdoor games, and giveaways.
DJ Bruce Ciccone will begin to spin holiday music outside Pharmacie from 4 pm to 8 pm
Pharmacie Bar (398 Bloomfield Ave) is your Winter Wonderland headquarters for libations and holly jolly vibes, featuring festive-themed cocktails and events all season long.



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