‘Tis the Season: 12 Best {Decked} Windows on Washington

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Sometimes you’ve got to stop… and watch the snow fall.


That’s exactly what I did during the mini snowfall last week {or as the weather men would say the “MAJ” Noreaster that we needed to stock up on a week’s worth a bread}. Either way, snowfall, while you may either love or hate the cold, is beautiful. After looking at the snow-covered Mulligan’s sign and noticing the old-school Hoboken sign above it, I decided to take a little walking tour the next day to see all of the holiday lights and get into the holiday spirit. The following is just that — a little photo essay of all of the holiday lights on Washington that were particularly eye-catching — and what better day to start than the beginning of the festival of lights {yes, I know wreaths aren’t Jewish decor, but still, lights are lights – this is coming from a half jew}. #YeahHanukkah


Here are my 12 favorite holiday light stops on my way down Washington {in no particular order}:


La Isla104 Washington

Nestled in downtown Hoboken in a cozy little comfort-food-serving spot, you'll feel extra comfy with this beautiful outdoor decor.

Nestled in downtown Hoboken in a cozy little comfort-food-serving spot, you’ll feel extra comfy with this beautiful outdoor decor + BYO-bubbly.

East LA – 508 Washington

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While you may not be chugging slushy margaritas this week, you can’t deny that East LA throws down when it comes to decking the halls.

Tally Ho – 215 Washington


A newer bar in town, not to be confused with the Lehigh bar – knows how to hang a wreath + hand out waterfall shots down the bar, that’s fo sho.

Charritos – Downtown – 121 Washington

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Make-your-own guac is extra festive this month… and yes, there are two Hoboken locations, but this one was extra cute {and right near La Isla where I took the pic!}.

Hoboken Bar & Grill – 230 Washington

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Sometimes simplicity in decor is all you need – just like Hoboken Bar & Grill toted for the holidays. Lookin good guys.


Amanda’s 908 Washington

The iconic Amanda's Hoboken sign has a beautiful "backsplash" of lights adorning its entrance. So pretty.

The iconic Amanda’s Hoboken sign has a beautiful “backsplash” of lights adorning its entrance. So pretty.


Elysian Cafe – 1001 Washington

Elysian Cafe

While Elysian usually lights up the night, it’s extra sparkly this time of year.


Schnackenberg’s Lunchonette – 1110 Washington

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Normally one of my favorite window displays in general, with the holiday season in tow — it’s seriously a stunner. I just love the old-school inside + lit up decor.


Flo on Wheels – 1222 Washington

Flo on Wheels

While Flo On Wheels is a bike store uptown that I haven’t frequented often, I may just need to buy a bike after this awesome holiday window display!


Luna Rosa – 1218 Washington


Poinsettia garlands abound — luna rosa is bringing the holiday “rose” to uptown Hoboken. So beautiful!


Napoli’s – 1118 Washington


Napoli’s went the extra mile {well, sidewalk block} and lit up their tree, too!


Bin 14 – 1314 Washington

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Even if you’re wine tipsy, you’re bound to see the beautiful lights that cover the outside of this uptown establishment. Nicely done!


While there are plenty more lights, these were a few of my absolute favorites…Macy’s got nothin’ on Hoboken!


What are your favorite spots for holiday light spotting? Merry Chrismukkah!

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident in 2012 to discover the amazing things happening in the area. She's a former digital editor at Conde Nast, and in a 'prior life' — was school counselor in a North Jersey elementary school. She can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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