6 South Jersey Towns that make you feel like you’re in a Hallmark Movie

What do South Jersey towns and Hallmark movies have in common? They’re adorable. And if you don’t believe us, see for yourself…

Photo by Mike Maley


Highlights: Second Saturday (Dec. 9), a night of arts, music, shopping and dining along Haddon Avenue; check out a variety of local shops offering plants and gifts, soap making lessons, an olive oil selection, art and more; the town’s Restaurant Row (Haddon Ave.) features cuisines from all around the world 

Don’t miss: the storefront decorating contest – happening now (what’s more ‘romantic holiday movie’ than that?!)

Photo by @downtownhaddonfield on Instagram


Photo by @downtownhaddonfield on Instagram


Highlights: local businesses selling everything from trending fashion and thrifted finds to records and tea; stop by for events like book clubs or art classes; dig into eateries along Main Street

Don’t miss: every Friday night, Downtown Haddonfield comes alive for Candlelight Shopping, featuring carolers, musicians, Mrs. Claus, The Holly Trolley and extended business hours. 



Highlights: take photos at iconic Kirby’s Mill; stroll through lots of parks – and bring Fido along to Freedom Barks, the ultimate dog park; visit the wildlife of South Jersey at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge; pick up produce from your favorite local farm

Don’t miss: Food Trucks on Main Street (Dec. 21) from 5 to 9 pm.


Mullica Hill

Highlights: stop by the annual holiday bake sale (Dec. 9) and the 48th annual Christmas House Tour (Dec. 9); donate to the town’s holiday toy drive (Dec. 11); get your holiday shopping done with extended business hours each Thursday

Don’t miss: Mullica Hill’s Main Street is packed with 18th- and 19th-century buildings that hold stories of the historic town, and you can learn about all of them with descriptive plaques outside many of the spots 

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Cape May 

Highlights: tour the Physick Estate decorated for the holidays (just like they did in Victorian times!); board the trolley for a ride to see all the fantastical lights around town; feelthe hometown charm while you wander past Victorian-era – and brightly painted – homes 

Don’t miss: Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Ride (Dec. 10, 15 & 22) 



Highlights: grab a racket and try your hand at pickleball during one of the parks & recreation sessions; browse local shops along Main Street for everything from jewelry and flowers to running gear; admire the holiday decorations up and down Main Street after stopping into one of its restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner – or all three! 

Don’t miss: press your luck with the holiday 50/50 raffle and you could win a cash prize (get your tickets from the Community House of Moorestown.) 

December 2023
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