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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

     

    Napoli’s – 1118 Washington

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    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 Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.