Breakfast With Santa 2022

Merchantville's annual Breakfast with Santa will take place this Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue. Join us as we continue one of the many great holiday traditions here in Merchantville. For families and children up to 4th grade. Play games, make a craft or two, and enjoy some treats! Kids can have a FREE picture with Santa! No registration is required to attend. Please consider donating a non perishable food item (canned good or boxed good) or a new, unwrapped toy.. This event is sponsored by the Borough of Merchantville’s Public Events Committee, with contributions from the Merchantville Task Force. 

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2022 Holiday Parade

The Merchantville Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting is Friday Dec. 2nd with public safety representatives, borough officials and members from lots of teams, clubs and community groups gathering at Wellwood Park to march down Maple Avenue to Park & Centre Streets! Expect great performances from the Merchantville School choir and band at 6:45pm and the start of our parade at 7:00 p.m. Bundle up, grab the family and head downtown for a Merchantville holiday tradition. For up-to-date information check out

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Our Past and Future

Celebrate Camden County History Month! Join the Merchantville Historical Society at our historic train station, The Station, 10 E. Chestnut Ave., on October 19, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. The Historical Society has been dreaming, since its inception in 1990, to have a Resource Center. A gift has been established to honor and remember Dr. John P. Rudolph, longtime resident and whole-hearted supporter of the history of Merchantville. This magnanimous undertaking, by Dr. Rudolph’s three daughters, will allow our footprint to expand and have the state of the art tools to bring Merchantville’s treasured history to the people.Overview of the Society’s creation and productive path. In just 2 short years, Merchantville will celebrate its 150th Birthday. Our legacy reflects how those who came before us poured their hearts and souls into creating memorable milestone events. Now it is our turn to step up to the plate and score a grand slam. Our reputation proceeds us. We are inspired to make ‘Merchantville’s 150th’ a magical, historical happening! Join us to see how you can participate as a shareholder and caretaker of Merchantville’s priceless heritage. Lite refreshments served. Please to this event on Facebook to confirm your attendance.
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Monsterville 2022

One more time for the ghouls in the back! Monsterville arrives TODAY! Follow us for a month of haunts, hayrides and Halloween in South Jersey’s Halloween destination: Merchantville. Here's the line-up. On Friday evenings, October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. enjoy pumpkins and spice, haunted story hours and hocus-pocus at Merchantville's Market Off Centre. They’ll have alternating craft and artisan vendors in addition to a couple local farms and some of our downtown shops! Keep and eye out for entertainment, craft and activity announcements and more event highlights as Monsterville unfolds!The Merchantville Monster Crafts & Fine Art Festival is coming to downtown Merchantville on Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th. SJ Festivals is excited to bring a two-day juried Crafts and Fine Art Festival Merchantville as it transforms itself during the month of October from into Monsterville! Be-witched by students from Merchantville School's 8th grade class on Friday and Saturday, October 21st and 22nd at their annual Haunted House. The Haunts of Merchantville Hayrides take place on Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29th, taking off from the Triangle on East Park Ave from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Take a tour of the town aboard Merchantville's Haunted Hayride and view the 2022 entries of the Haunts of Merchantville home decorating contest. Then cast your vote for the winner, who will receive the coveted Golden Broomstick? Work of those candy treats on Saturday morning, October 29th,  at the Monsterville's 5K Zombie Run then, stroll by Aradia's Mystery and Magical Street Fair hosting psychics and vendors of holistic, new age, mystical and select handmade products. And ... don't forget to check each day to see if a bite of Halloween "You've been BOOed!" cheer has been left at your front door. Finally, Monsterville goes out with a bang on Sunday, October 31st, hosting a SPOOK-tacular evening of Trick-or-Treating for all the witches and goblins around town!
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Music Fest This Weekend

Saturday forecast: Sunny and 72 with a chance of ROCK! Awesome bands - Classic Cars - Incredible brews - Food, food, food - Merchantville's 2022 Music Fest is HERE on Saturday, September 24th! Check out the bands we have lined up for this 9th Annual event. Music will start at 3:00 p.m. and go until 9:00 p.m. We have 5 amazing and talented bands lined up that you will be sure to love, as well as food trucks and a preview of the Merchantville Car Show! Come on out for a day of fun and music. Have a cold beer at Eclipse - grab a drink or some food at The Blue Monkey, get food from any of our amazing restaurants and head to the triangle! Dance to some awesome Michael Jackson tunes, and stick around for Arsenal to close out the evening! It's going to be a day of nothing but fun! Camille K - musician, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter - will be opening up the Merchantville Music Festival in Merchantville at 3:00PM and playing for 50 minutes.
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Two Honored By Council

Not one but two celebrations took place before and during Merchantville's Borough Council meeting on August 8th. First, a thank you, farewell and well-wishes were offered to Halil Gungor, proprietor of the Blue Monkey Tavern. He was presented and the "Keys to the City" in recognition of 18 years of…
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Tax Payments Made Easy

Merchantville tax bills are in the mail, folks. Pay your quarterly bill by August 23, 2022 to avoid collecting interest. Make your payment on, inside Borough Hall, 1 W. Maple Ave, or in the secure drop box outside. Online payments can be made by simply looking up your name or address in the search engine here and clicking on the "make a payment" button using your debit card, credit card or by routing a payment through your bank account. The Borough offers residents and property owners the option of becoming a registered user, to save accounts, store payment methods, and schedule payment or proceed without registering.

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Borough Adding Portal

Merchantville Borough is going digital! Borough officials are preparing to launch a new online portal system through SDL to streamline and simplify tasks for staff and residents.  The new system will be linked on the homepage of and available for all to access. The new portal system allows users to file applications, pay certain fees and manage numerous tasks all from their computer or smart phone. These improvements have been utilized through several of Merchantville’s neighboring towns and are proven to be helpful to residents. More information on the upcoming SDL portal.

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Suicide Awareness Walk

The public is welcome to join us for our 6th Annual Veteran PTSD/Suicide Awareness Walk in Merchantville on Saturday, June 25th at 10:00 We will walk the Merchantville bike path starting behind Eclipse Brewery around Wellwood Park and finishing up back at Eclipse for a social gathering. These walks…
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Roaring 20's Gala

The Borough of Merchantville Presents: A Roaring Twenties Gala. Join friends and neighbors to support Merchantville’s past, present and future at the Merchantville Gala. June 4th at the Merchantville Community Center from 6:00-9:00 p.m. enjoy live music, delicious food, dancing and live entertainment all flavored with that Roaring Twenties speakeasy flair as we celebrate Merchantville’s history, our amazing community and we kick of our 150th. Proceeds from the gala fund Borough beautification projects including a digital information sign. Don’t wait! Tickets are $80 per person and space is limited! Purchase yours from Borough Hall, 1 W. Maple Avenue or through Venmo, @Merchantville150th. Scan the QR code to purchase today. Open bar serving beer, wine and champagne. Dance the night away with the Parlour Noir jazz ensemble. Incredible food and desserts from Andreotti's Catering. Silent Auction, photo ops and much more!
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Seeking Camp Directors

Looking for summer employment? Enjoy creating engaging activities for kids? Are you patient, creative and passionate about learning? The Borough of Merchantville, is hiring co-directors for the summer parks and playgrounds program.  Responsible for administrative duties as well as daily supervisor duties for the Borough of Merchantville summer program that runs five weeks, half days from June 27th through July 29th.  Please submit resume and application to: Denise Brouse, 1 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ 08109, 856.662.2474, ext. 303, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information and employment application available here.

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