Holiday Events

santaparadePlans for the Borough's 2015 Holiday festivities are underway including the much anticipated evening parade. Public Events volunteers are busy readying to trim the boro tree, hanging seasonal street decor and positioning Santa's House for he holidays. Enjoy the schedule of events and experience the difference that shopping in your own home town offers. Merchantville boasts a variety of businesses from gift, handcraft and antique shops to markets, cafes and restaurants. Supporting community businesses ensures a long and healthy future for our downtown.

Visit with Santa
BrunchOn Saturday, December 12th from 10-11:30 a.m., kids and grandkids of Merchantville residents can enjoy a family-friendly light refreshments and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Community Center. This annual festivity is sponsored by the Borough Public Events Committee and hosted by community volunteers. The room will be filled with holiday tunes and children and families will be treated to juice, coffee and delicious pastries served by your hosts. Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet the children and  everyone will have the opportunity to get a free picture taken with Santa. Santa's elves will help in the fun handing out candy canes and painting seasonal tatoos on the pint-sized participants during brunch.
Public Notice: MPWC
The Commissioners and staff of The Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission would like to wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Please note that we will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.
2015 Leaf Collection Guide

leavesBeginning the week of October 19, 2015 the Department of Public Works will only accept leaves that are either in a container or bagged. You can bag your leaves in open paper bags or place them in open trash cans at curbside on the week of your Yard Waste/Brush collection day, which is now on alternating Mondays. Residents must comply with the following guidelines to ensure pickup of their leaves.


Leaf Pick Up Calendar

PUBLIC NOTICE: Halloween Curfew

tortSafety notice for all parents. Trick-or-Treating in Merchantville will take place on Saturday, October 31st. Merchantville has a Borough ordinance regarding curfew during Halloween. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to be on the streets of Merchantville from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m the following

Free holiday concert
symphonyincThe Wind Symphony of Southern NJ will present a free holiday concert on Saturday, December 12, at 3:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 10 W. Maple Ave, in Merchantville. The 42-member wind symphony will perform Sacred Harp by Jay Boccok, an American Hymnsong Suite, and Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man in addition to traditional holiday selections.
Christmas Bazaar
The Christmas Bazaar is a longstanding tradition here at St. Peter Parish! We kick off the Christmas season every year with this event. The bazaar is open Friday, December 4, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.and Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We have shopping for all ages with local vendors and crafters. We offer delicious food, prepared by our Knights of Columbus, which you can enjoy before, during, and after the Merchantville Christmas Parade on Friday night.
Merchantville Woman’s Club Celebrates 120th Anniversary
To celebrate their 120th anniversary, the Woman’s Club of Merchantville will be hosting a special guest day on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 12:00 p.m. at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Ave., Merchantville, NJ. The program will feature a brief history of the Merchantville Woman’s Club and its impact on our local community over the past 120 years. A special display of vintage clothing from Rebecca's Vintage Boutique & Consignment Shop of Bordentown, showing the evolution of women’s fashions from 1894 to 2014 will be presented. Light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested in the club’s activities and scheduled upcoming events may call Jan Hanson at (609) 410-4650 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Sweet Halloween treats

candyapplessmAt more than 90 years old, Aunt Charlotte’s Candies is a fixture in downtown Merchantville. Housed in a beautiful building that was once an 1890's feed store, the Oakford family showcases a bounty of candies, pops, caramels, chocolates, pretzels and butter crunch. Halloween brings seasonal a treat, the candy apple!  Today, third generation owners, Randy Susan Oakford and Penny Oakford Trost are joined by the fourth generation Ryan Trost in continuing their standard of excellence, a "Delight in Every Bite."

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