T’is the season to enjoy cherished moments with family, come together for a celebration with your local community, or help those in need. At the Summit Area YMCA, the holiday season is all wrapped up into celebrations of fun and kindness with activities, events, and holiday specials the whole family can enjoy!
The Summit Area YMCA holiday season kicks off on Saturday Morning, December 1st with a Breakfast with Santa at the Summit YMCA where children can enjoy a pancake breakfast followed by a chance to meet Santa himself. No worries, if you can’t make our first breakfast. Santa will make a repeat performance 12/8 at the Berkeley Heights YMCA for Breakfast with Santa. All are also invited on 12/1 to the Community Tree Lighting at the Village Green with all the holiday trimmings from hot chocolate to a reading of T’was the Night Before Christmas.
During the week there’s the delicious Holiday Cookie Walk where, for a small donation, you can take home a gift box of homemade cookies. For Seniors, the Summit Y will host a Senior Holiday Luncheon. Seniors can enjoy festive activities, a hot catered holiday lunch and quality time with friends. Parents who just need a little extra time for holiday shopping are encouraged to drop their children off for holiday themed Parents Night Out (offered 3x this December). At this event, parents can drop their kids off for a night of pizza and activities so they can sneak in a date night or holiday shopping.
Also consider treating yourself or someone special to the gift of wellness from a personal training session to an annual membership -- it’s all here at the Y and perfect for the person on your list who has everything! Not a Y member? Now is the perfect time to join and take advantage of the many membership special offers during the holidays. Also, while we will be closed on Christmas day, we will be open on Christmas and New Year's Eve. Please check our Calendar for specific times.
The holidays are also a time for reflecting and thinking of others, especially those in the community that are less fortunate. Consider coming out for our next Togetherhood Project and donating your time to help and support feeding those in need. Now that’s in the true spirit of the season!
No matter what holiday you celebrate or who you are, the Y is all about opening its doors to all and bringing people together for! For more information about the Summit Area YMCA Holiday season, visit www.thesay.org/holidays. We wish you and yours a very memorable holiday season and we hope to see you here often!