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Santa Ferry Ride

Saturday, December 3, 2016
8:30am OR 10:30am OR 1:00pm
NY Waterway Belford Ferry Terminal - 10 Harbor Way
Fees:  General (ages 1+) $17.00 / $21.00 (NR) 
Infants (ages 1-) $5.00/ $6.00 (NR)

This year Santa Claus will visit Middletown on a ferry instead of a train. The township’s Santa Ferry Ride will be held on Saturday, December 3rd. The yuletide ride aboard the new Molly Pitcher features visits from Santa and friends, caroling, goodie bags, and a wonderful scenic view of the Statue of Liberty. Ferries leave and return to the NY Waterway Belford Ferry Terminal at 10 Harbor Way. Pre-registration is required.

**A special Saturday registration is open October 1, 2016 10;00am- 12:00pm for residents only at Poricy Park**

Registration Form

Christmas Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 5:00-8:00pm
Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St, Middletown
FREE - Middletown Residents Only

Join us in kicking off the holiday season with an exciting tree lighting ceremony. The day’s FREE art activities and entertainment will be enjoyed by hundreds of local families and features New Jersey’s only Tuba Christmas performance, an art exhibition, tree lighting, visit from Santa, carols, children’s crafts, cartooning, and a 50/50 raffle. The Tuba Christmas performance is a tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day 1902. Tuba and euphonium players of all ages are invited to perform. Enjoy select acts from the Winter Wonderland Variety Show. Funded and managed by the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council. For more information, or to participate in Tuba Christmas, please call 732-706-4100.

Holiday House Light Decorating Contest

The contest returns for 2016! Help Middletown get in the holiday spirit by decorating your house! All residents are welcome to enter. Houses must be decorated and submitted through November 24, 2016 to December 9, 2016. 
Participants may email us with a picture or a 5- second video to be published. 

Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on Facebook Likes, as well as "Recreation Advisory Committee's Choice".

Pictures will be posted to Facebook on December 11, 2016. Voting will take place from then until December 16, 2016. Then the winner will be announced Monday, December 19, 2016.


Dodgeball Tournament & Toy Drive

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Croydon Hall Gymnasium
Co-Sponsor: Middletown Social Services
Preregistration Required - Registration begins September 1
Fees:  $50 per team & 1 unwrapped toy per person

Get ready for some family fun. Join us for our 8th Annual Dodgeball Tournament and Toy Drive! Registration fee is $50 per team. We ask that all participants bring an unwrapped toy the day of the tournament. All toys will be given to Middletown Social Services. Registration deadline is November 22 - NO exceptions. Division start times will depend on final number of teams. Times listed below are estimates!

Space is limited in each division - sign up fast! Preregistration is REQUIRED! Registration is from September 1 - November 22. No registrations will be taken after the deadline. 

Please note: game times are subject to change
  • Juniors (Grades 1-3)
  • A Little Bit Older (Grades 4-6)
  • Teen A* (Grades 7-9)
  • Teen B* (Grades 10-12)
  • Adult (Ages 19+)
    *Please note, if we do not get enough teams to register for both the Teen A and Teen B divisions, we will combine these 2 divisions.

    Dodgeball Registration Form
    Dodgeball Wavier