12/7/2020 - City of Hackensack To Host Virtual and Socially Distanced Holiday Celebrations

The City of Hackensack is announcing it will be hosting multiple holiday events and contests in December. In the interest of public safety during the coronavirus pandemic, the events will be taking place either virtually or be social-distance friendly. 

“Although we will celebrate a little differently this year, it is important that we have these events for our children here in Hackensack,” said Mayor John Labrosse. “We want to take this opportunity to wish our residents and their families a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season and look forward to celebrating with everyone in-person next year.”

Individual event flyers are attached, and event details are below:

Virtual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

In the interest of public safety during the COVID19 pandemic, the City of Hackensack will be having a virtual tree lighting ceremony this year. Residents should note that the virtual tree lighting will be pre-recorded, and they should not show up in-person. 

The recording will be posted to the city’s website on December 8. Please visit hackensack.org/video to view. 

Gingerbread House Contest

The City of Hackensack is hosting its first virtual Gingerbread House competition. Create your masterpiece and enter the competition this holiday season. All participants will be featured on the city’s website at Hackensack.org/gingerbread. Winner’s and prizes will be awarded on December 22 at the city council meeting.

Contest rules

Please submit two photos to contest@hackensack.org

-One photo of you making your Gingerbread House

-One photo of the finished house

Please include your:



-Phone Number

Submission Deadline is December 21

Hackensack’s Holiday Way Drive-Thru at Foschini Park

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with a festive holiday drive-through in Foschini Park!

Dates and Times

Thursday, December 17, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Friday, December 18, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Saturday, December 19, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

(Rain Date: Sun December 20, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM)

For more information, please call the Hackensack Recreation Department at 201-646-8042