Rockettes Trip Start The Fall Holiday Seasons

swed wool parks webWOOLWICH TWP. — Parks and Rec is now selling tickets for our Nov. 19 bus trip to the Christmas Spectacular Show starring the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today at the Woolwich Municipal Building.

Your $130 ticket includes roundtrip air conditioned motor-coach transportation, free time in New York City, and an orchestra level seat to the matinee show. If you are 65+ and a resident of Swedesboro or Woolwich, your ticket cost $110. If 65+, please bring proof of age when you sign up.

The bus will depart Locke Ave Park at 8:45 a.m. and return after the show.

We are planning a Wonderful Woolwich Holiday Weekend for Dec. 2 and 3. Start the festivities by attending the Annual Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 2 starting at 6:30 p.m.

New for 2016 is the Holiday Village at Locke Ave Park. Community based businesses, groups, churches, and organizations are invited to participate for free.

We want the entire communities of Swedesboro and Woolwich to enjoy this event while leaving their wallets at home, so, there will be no selling of goods or products. Each village participant will have access to an area around the Holiday Tree, and there will be power should you choose to decorate your canopy. We ask that you have a free activity, giveaway, or handout for participants.

The Holiday Village is from 6-8:30 p.m. at Locke Ave Park. Please go to to download the participation registration form. Forms are due by Nov. 19.

The Annual Woolwich Holiday Parade will take place on the evening of Dec. 3. More details to follow.

Holiday Decorating Contest

If you enjoy decorating your home’s exterior and want to be recognized for your efforts, enter your house in the 1st Annual Swedesboro Woolwich Parks and Recreation Holiday Lighting and Decorating Contest.

Move with Joanna and Associates will award a gift card prize for each category. The categories for the home decorating contest are: Winter Wonderland-It’s a blizzard of white lights; Clark Griswold – Excessive use of outdoor lighting and decorations; Debatable Inflatable – Is it too much or just right. It’s debatable (5 or more inflatables required); Reason for the Season – Religious holiday display; Most Christmas Spirit-The more lights and decorations, the merrier.

The address of each entry will be posted on a map and distributed. Entries must be in by Dec. 7. Judging will be from Dec. 9 through the 16. Please have all lights on from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Homes will be based on curb side appeal only.

Winners will be announced on Dec. 19. Questions can be submitted to


Swedesboro and Woolwich residents are invited to a Family Bowling Party on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at the Wood Lanes in Woodstown from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. We have rented the entire bowling alley so come in the bowling fun for just $9 per person. Cash payment only. You will get two hours of bowling, shoe rental, a slice of pizza, soda and a cookie.

No early registration required; just come to the bowling alley. Please arrive by 11:15 a.m. so that we can assign bowling lanes more efficiently. Wood Lanes are located at 1173 Route 40, Woodstown. For directions, please call (856)769-8709.

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