Check out highlights of this event down below!
History of Allaire
Allair Village is located in Farmingdale, New Jersey and is a living history museum with a past that dates back to as early as the 1750s. In 1822, James P. Allaire bought the property and over the next 10 years began to highly develop the land. Soon the site became a self-sustaining community to over 400 people. The village produced iron goods such as pots, kettles, bakeware and pig iron which was used to produce steamship engines and broilers. The village along with America had its most prosperous year in 1836. Not more than a year later America would fall into an economic depression causing the village to decline and finally put out its furnace flames in 1848.
Today 13 of the original buildings still stand as a memorial to the industrial era in America. The Allair Village works as a Living History Museum to bring the past of this village back to life. Volunteers from the local community take on the rolls of the blacksmiths, carpenters, tinsmiths and historical interpreters. Their mission is to preserve the village as an educational resource for schools and the public community. Throughout the year seasonal events are hosted on the property! One of our favorites is the Christmas Lantern Tour!
Christmas Lantern Tour!
Take a trip back to Christmas past on the Historic Allair Village Christmas Lanter tour! You'll spend an evening strolling through the village stopping off at the Chapel, Bakery, Blacksmith's Shop, Allaire Residence and more.
The tour lasts about 90 minutes and is the perfect holiday tradition! The village is beautifully decorated for the holiday season! The Village Bakery sells fresh baked goods! You can find the Christmas at Allaire event schedule here. The lantern tours will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 14th, and 21st beginning at 5 pm. Tickets sell out fast, so visit their website soon.