November 21, 2016


Hackettstown, N.J., November 21, 2016 – Centenary University is partnering with the Hackettstown Business Improvement District (BID) for the annual Hometown Holiday Celebration on December 2, 2016. This is the fourth year that Centenary and the Hackettstown BID will work together to promote holiday spirit to the Hackettstown community and beyond.

The festivities will kick off at the Centenary University Edward W. Seay Administration Building at 5 p.m. Members of the community will be encouraged to join in on holiday music, crafts, and treats, carriage rides, and the Grand Illumination of the Seay building at 5:15 p.m. Local singer, Kenny Sterns, will be in attendance, plus Santa Claus and elves will also be on hand to infuse the event with holiday cheer!

At 6 p.m., carriage rides will relocate to their Moore Street pick up and the Main Street festivities will begin with several local choir and band performances, local business shopping and dining options. The Santa Parade will begin at 7 p.m. followed with Santa Lighting the Holiday Tree at 7:15 p.m. at the Main Street Gazebo.

“We look forward to partnering with Hackettstown BID on our annual Hometown Holiday event for the fourth year,” says Kerry Mullins, Dean of Students at Centenary University. “This celebration provides an excellent opportunity for our students and campus community to come together with our fellow neighbors to kick off the start of the holiday season. It is truly a wonderful time for us all to celebrate together.”

For a full list of events, please click here.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey. The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.

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