Christmas Present

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Downtown Hammonton is coming alive with music, art, food and shopping just in time for all you last-minute shoppers Thursday, Dec. 21.

You’ll cross everyone off your list during the Third Thursday “Jingle & Mingle” event, taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. on the streets on and around Bellevue Avenue. The evening includes performances in the arts district, such as The Highest Praise Gospel Choir, comprised of Stockton University students, who will perform a free gospel holiday concert at Kramer Hall at 6 p.m. Additional performances include a fire spinning performance in front of the Eagle Theatre and dance demonstration by Paul Morris DanceXplosion.

Paint a ceramic for someone on your list for $15 at Blue Lotus Yoga, or visit The Noyes Museum Shop, with 20 percent off all items and a fun holiday ornament craft. Locations such as Toy Market, Tales of the Olive and Chroma Beauty Bar will have discounts or specials to keep you in the shopping mood.

Finally, take a break from the shopping to sip on a holiday cocktail and listen to live music at Annata Wine Bar, starting at 5 p.m. Additional eateries will have specials and discounts, including Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery, Funky Cow Cafe, Three 3’s Brewing Company, Domino’s Pizza, Ohana Juice Bar, Tomfoolery Brewing and Vinyl Brewing.

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—Jacklyn McQuarrie

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