3135 Route 206 South, Suite 1

Columbus, NJ 08022


Tree Lighting & Wagon Rides

The Mansfield Special Events Committee invites you to kick off the holiday season with the Annual Columbus Christmas Tree Lighting and Wagon Rides down Main Street.  The event is held on the first Saturday of December at the Mansfield Community Park on East Main Street.  In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held on the first Sunday.

Enjoy some holiday performances by the Scouts and the MTES Band.  Stop by the concession stand to purchase tickets for the wagon rides and pick up some complimentary hot cocoa and cookies while you are there.  Be sure to warm up by the bonfire while you wait.  And don’t forget your camera to get some photos with the big man himself, Santa!  There will also be crafts and activities for the kids and more!


Tickets for the Wagon Rides are $5 per person and children 3 and under are free.  Toys for Tots donations will be accepted at the event.

Dec 5, 2020

(snow Dec 6)



Santa arrives

Wagon rides







Cocoa & cookies

House decorating contest

Pics with Santa

Gingerbread house contest

Crafts for kids

and more!


House Decorating Contest

For the first time ever,

everyone in Mansfield Township is invited to enter the Holiday House Decorating Contest!

In order to enter the contest, you must submit a registration form online, by email or regular mail before midnight on Dec 5. Judging will take place on Dec 6 and the winning house will be announced during the Tree Lighting celebration.

Click here to register

Gingerbread House Contest

Introducing our 1st Annual Gingerbread house contest!

There will be 2 categories for the gingerbread contest:

ages 11 & under and ages 12-18. If you would like to enter the contest, you must submit a registration form online and submit a photo of your completed house before midnight on Dec 5.


All entries must ​be dropped off at the park on the day of the event between 10:00 AM -2:00 PM for final judging. Entries will be on display & the winners will be announced during the Tree Lighting celebration.

Click here to register

Click here to send photo

House Decorating Contest registration form
Gingerbread House Contest registration form
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