Dec
2
Sat
Festival of Trees @ Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
Dec 2 – Dec 9 all-day

The Festival of Trees is a community celebration featuring a spectacular display of Holiday Trees in a Winter Wonderland Setting.  The trees are sponsored and/or decorated by individuals, families, businesses and organizations. The majority of the trees are offered for silent auction during the week-long event.

Festival of Trees is a benefit event which provides funding for the Senior Resource Center (SRC).  The Senior Resource Center is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, support, information, education, training and referral for seniors and their caregivers. For more information: www.srcnj.org.

ADMISSION:      Adults $10.00    Seniors and Students $5.00    

                            The building is handicapped accessible

HOURS:        Monday & Wednesday   10 – 6

                      Tuesday, Thursday & Friday    10 – 8

                      Saturdays    10 – 5

                      Sunday   noon – 5

SPECIAL EVENTS:

                       Santa & Mrs. Claus   Wednesday, Dec 6th   3-5 pm      Friday, Dec 8th    4-6pm

                                                            Saturdays   Dec 2nd & 9th      11- 3pm

                       Be a Princess and meet Belle’s prince!  Check Website for dates and times

                       Caroling & Wassail           Tuesday   Dec 5th   6 – 8pm

                       Sing A-long and Story-time with Mrs. Tonneson    Friday Dec 8th   6 – 8pm        

Electronics Recycling @ Chester Township DPW Garage
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chester Township will offer ongoing e-waste recycling at the DPW garage at 65 Furnace Road. There will be someone at the garage that can assist you when bringing in your e-waste. Open to Chester Township and Chester Borough residents only. Proof of residency will be required.

Hours: The first Wednesday of each month, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. until noon.

For more information about what is accepted, click here.

Dec
3
Sun
Tree Lighting & Santa visit at Gazebo @ Gazebo Park
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hold the date for the annual Tree Lighting and visit with Santa–Dec. 3rd 5:00pm.

The 30th annual Tree Lighting and Visit with Santa will take place on Sunday Dec. 3rd at the Gazebo on Main Street in Chester. The tree lighting marks the official start of the holiday season in Chester. Musical Entertainment will be provided by the West Morris Mendham HS Saxophone Quartet, Brass Choir,​ and chorus beginning at 5:00pm. Santa arrives via firetruck courtesy of the Chester Volunteer Fire Company at approximately 5:20pm. Children are invited for individual visits with Santa to share their holiday wish lists. All from the community are welcome to join us for this free event.
Dec
5
Tue
Child Safety Seat Check @ Chester First Aid Squad
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Northern NJ Safe Kids / Safe Communities Car Seat inspection Station Morris County

Chester First Aid Squad

100 North Rd., Chester, NJ, 07930

(908) 879-5560

Open 1st Tuesday of the month from 2:00PM – 6:00PM and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00AM – 12:00PM

Chester Borough Council Meeting @ Chester Borough Municipal Building
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dickens Christmas at Library @ Chester Library
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” replete with ghostly spirits, is part of our classical heritage. We all remember Scrooge’s infamous greed and disrespect for his fellow man. Come find out why Dickens, who was fascinated with the supernatural, wrote a Christmas ghost story nearly every year, and why, at a time for joyful festivities, did he write about ghosts and superstitions? Presenter Carlotta Holton, using appropriate costumed hats, and speaking in character as Dickens’s nanny, his wife and his mistress, explores his early education, the interest in seances and the supernatural during the Victorian Age, his near death experiences, and his involvement in the London Ghost Club. Register online at www.chesterlib.org or call 879-7612.

Dec
6
Wed
Trash pickup
Dec 6 all-day

Regular trash pickup in Chester Borough is on Wednesdays.

All bulk items are collected every Wednesday. Please put out with your garbage and make sure stickers are attached. Stickers must be purchased before 1:00 pm on Monday for a Wednesday bulk pick-up. See Trash & Recycling page for bulk pick-up form.

Electronics Recycling @ Chester Township DPW Garage
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Chester Township will offer ongoing e-waste recycling at the DPW garage at 65 Furnace Road. There will be someone at the garage that can assist you when bringing in your e-waste. Open to Chester Township and Chester Borough residents only. Proof of residency will be required.

Hours: The first Wednesday of each month, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. until noon.

For more information about what is accepted, click here.

Tech Help at Library @ Chester Library
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In addition to giving you free beginning help on how to use any of your devices we now also have a volunteer who will help with PC hardware and software issues. Call Mary Murphy on 879-7612 for an appointment. 

Municipal Court @ Chester Borough Municipal Building
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm