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Kids’ Night on Broadway

Buy one adult ticket and get a kid ticket totally free.

Things To Do This Weekend

'Tis the season for family fun! Well, we like to think family fun should be year-round; but there are some extra special events this weekend your whole crew will adore.

Best NJ Places to Take Preschoolers in December

There's plenty to do with your 5-and-under this month.

NJ Places You Can Volunteer With Kids

Teach your children the rewards of giving back with these great family-friendly volunteer opportunities.

A Winter Wonderland Is Open for The Season in Bergen County

Van Saun Park is bringing plenty of attractions and holiday cheer to Paramus.

The Best Santa Breakfasts In NJ

You know what makes meeting Santa even better? Pancakes. Here are some breakfasts around NJ that include a meet-in-greet with the big guy.
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 - Stocking Stuffers

Affordable small gifts that will make the kids smile.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: $25 or Less

These great gifts are sure to be a hit and won't break the budget.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: $50 or Less

Put these great gifts under the tree for under $50.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: $75 or Less

Put these great gifts under the tree for under $75.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: $75 or More

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Gifts for Jersey Lovers

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Gifts for You

These gifts are perfect for when you want to treat yourself this holiday.

Best Experience Gifts To Give Your Kids

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December 2016

Jersey Cares is collecting coats for men, women, and children in need throughout New Jersey. Morris Animal Inn will be collecting new or gently used coats in our lobby from November 1- December...

Cost: Free

Where:
Morris Animal Inn
120 Sand Spring Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-539-0377
Contact Name: Morris Animal Inn
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DECEMBER 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 'TIS THE SEASON TO CELEBRATE AND START YOUR FAMILY TRADITION AT OASIS FAMILY FARM! Come join us for a festive holiday season at Oasis Family Farm! Bring the...

Cost: Free admission, additional cost for activities

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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On Sunday, December 4, children with special needs and their families are invited to join Quaker Bridge Mall for Caring Santa. With an environment designed to support the sensory, physical and...

Cost: 0

Where:
Quaker Bridge Mall
3320 Brunswick Pike
Lawrence Township, NJ  08648
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Calling all Moms! Join us every other week Tuesday or Wednesday mornings beginning October 4th & 5th (same program both days) Join other Moms at Annex 1312 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Annex
1312 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ  07974
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Sponsor: The Presbyterian Church at New Providence
Telephone: 908-665-0050
Contact Name: Office
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Got a curious kid? Don't miss the exhibit, "Curious George: Let's Get Curious." Children will be enchanted as they walk into Curious George's world including his apartment building, the park, and...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast with Santa! Ticket includes hot cider, hayride (weather permitting), breakfast and time with Santa - bring your camera! Reservations are required....

Cost: $16.99 For Adults/$14.99 for Kids(ages 12 and under)

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: Alstede Farms
Telephone: 908-879-7189
Contact Name: Alstede Farms
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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 39th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: Suggested Donation $5

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-2489
Contact Name: Monica Juhasz
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Step back to another era and enjoy a bit of nostalgia with the exhibition “Toy World,” spotlighting the history of toy manufacturing in New Jersey. The exhibition will showcase more...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 adults, children 12 and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Santa’s Coming to Harvest Hall! Sunday December 4, 2016 9 am – 2 pm (Last Reservation at 1 PM) (1 Hour Seating on the Hour) Price: $16.99 For Adults/$14.99 for Kids(ages 12 and under) Ticket...

Cost: $14.99/kinds; $16.99/adults

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Telephone: 908.879.7189
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Santa and his Elves will be at The Bounce Factory on Sunday December 4th from 9-10:30 for an open bounce session. There will be plenty of time for pictures with Santa without waiting in line at...

Cost: $15/child

Where:
The Bounce Factory
150 Mount Bethel Road
Warren, NJ  07059
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Sponsor: The Bounce Factory
Telephone: 908-647-5867
Contact Name: Cheryl Taylor
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Marvel at an indoor exhibit of decorated trees while listening to live holiday music and snacking on homemade goodies, on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cost: Suggested donation: $5 per person

Where:
Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920


Telephone: 908 766-2489
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Even though your baby can't dance just yet, this music class will help her get a head start! This class is meant for babies ages 6-to-14 months, will provide the opportunity for children to...

Cost: $175

Where:
Har Sinai Temple
2421 Pennington Rd.
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Har Sinai Temple
Telephone: (609) 730-8100
Contact Name: Susan Z. Sacks
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Vacation Pottery Camp (Ages 6–12) $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days nonmembers Tuesday, December 27–Friday, December 30, 2016 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m....

Cost: $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days no

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Jordon Hollow, a student at The Calais School for children with special needs, will read from his Minecraft joke book on Saturday, December 3, at the Livingston Barnes & Noble. Storytelling and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Come out and get your holiday shopping started! Vendors and crafters displaying a variety of handmade crafts, jewelry, home décor, holiday items, food and more. Special live performances will be...

Cost: $30 per table

Where:
Cedar Creek High School
1701 New York Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ  08215
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Sponsor: Cedar Creek HS Dance
Contact Name: Missy

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A new epoch in family entertainment begins this November in New York City! Pip’s Island, a revolutionary global children’s brand, is launching its first immersive and interactive...

Cost: $50 per person

Where:
Skylight Modern
537 W. 27th Street
New York, NY  10001
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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Meet a reindeer! Mark Sopko, owner of Reindeer Magic and Miracles of Neshanic Station, will introduce visitors to his antlered accomplice from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the opening day of the 14th annual...

Cost: $10 (Free to members and children 12 and under)

Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House
3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Sponsor: The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House
Telephone: 908-396-6053
Contact Name: Taryn Nie
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Cost: free

Where:
Lightbridge Academy
100 Federal City Road, Bldg B
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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"Wheaton Wide Open" is a series of selected days from September 2016 through August 2017 with free admission for all visitors. This program is part of a series of selected three-day weekends...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: PNCArts Alive
Telephone: 856-825-6800
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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It’s easy to see why the Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market in Sparta, NJ continues to be ranked as “One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December in the State” –...

Where:
White Deer Plaza
Sparta, NJ

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Ooooooh, Ahhhh! Your senses come alive as you enter Gingerbread Wonderland. The sweet smell of candy fills the air, and your eyes widen with child-like excitement as you view hundreds of beautiful,...

Cost: $2 per person

Where:
, NJ

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Come visit with Santa and have your picture taken at the beautiful Van Vleck House which will be all decked out in its holiday splendor!  Tickets will include a raffle entry, craft making, a...

Cost: $30/Family, Members of Van Vleck; $35/Family, Non Members

Where:
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck St.
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Telephone: 973-744-4752 x2

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The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable (FLSS) will present their 18th Annual Holiday Festival on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The Festival will take place at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenueb
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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Take a hayride to see Santa Claus, ride a pony, decorate ornaments, and enjoy many other activities. Find that perfect gift at the Silent Auction, which benefits the School Horse Retirement Fund....

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
Basking Ridge, NJ


Telephone: 908-766-5955

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"Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election,...

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Sreet
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, Bergen County’s liberal religious community, offers Sunday School classes for children in pre-K through eighth grade beginning on Sept. 18. Enrollment is now...

Cost: Donations welcome

Where:
Central Unitarian Church
156 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ  07652
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Sponsor: Central Unitarian Church
Telephone: 202-262-6300
Contact Name: Rev. David M. Horst
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Holly Walk 2016 returns on Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, with five historic homes decorated for the holidays! December 3, from 11:00-4:00pm tour Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Acorn Hall,...

Cost: $30 in advance, $35 on day of

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Tourism Bureau
Telephone: 973-631-5151
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Get your holiday shopping done early! Featuring many high-quality vendors, including: Stella and Dot Bella Notte Designs LulaRoe Thirty One Gifts Touchstone Crystals Usbornne Books

Cost: Free

Where:
Freehold YMCA
470 East Freehold Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Sponsor: YMCA of Western Monmouth County
Telephone: 732-462-0464
Contact Name: Kathy Vignola
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Come visit with Santa from 11 AM to 4 PM every Saturday and Sunday as well as Friday after Thanksgiving!

Cost: 0

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Telephone: 908-879-7189

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Before Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance near the southwestern coast of New Guinea, he embarked on a life-changing expedition to learn about the Baliem Valley Dani people. This exhibition...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Have you ever wondered what sugarplums are? Do you want to find out? Come to the Festive Christmas Foods class and find out. All the foods we are making are red, green, or white. Perfect for...

Cost: $60.00

Where:
Kings Food Market
778 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ  07078
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Sponsor: Kings Food Market
Telephone: 973-258-4009
Contact Name: Tammy
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GIFT WRAP FOR A CAUSE A HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LOCAL NON-PROFITS. Sponsored by The Streets of Chester Shopping Center & co-sponsor Papyrus. Don't get WRAPPED UP in the...

Cost: Donations

Where:
The Streets of Chester Shopping Center
207 Route 206 South
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: The Streets of Chester Shopping Center
Telephone: 973-223-2665
Contact Name: Toni Perry
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This holiday season make plans to visit Santa at iPlay America! Get Inside the FUN and get into the holiday spirit at the number one indoor family theme park in New Jersey! Why go to the MALL when...

Cost: Free

Where:
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Sponsor: iPlay America
Telephone: 732-577-8200
Contact Name: Rachel Kaelblein
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Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is the home of the Miyanmin people. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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The Dey Mansion/ Washington's Headquarters 1780 will be celebrating the holidays with a Dutch Christmas. come see re-enactors, musket and military drills, colonial dancers, 18th century music,...

Cost: $3-5

Where:
Dey Mansion
199 Totowa Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: Passaic County Parks Department
Telephone: 973-696-1776
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 Join all of us here at the Historic Village at Allaire as we celebrate the joys of Christmas past.  Experience the sights and smells of an early American Christmas with hearth...

Cost: $5-7

Where:
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave.
Farmingdale, NJ  07727
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Shop Small Business-Shop Chester & You could WIN during our 12 Days of Giveaways! Every weekend from November 12th to December 18th, special "holiday helpers/entertainers" will be strolling...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Chester, NJ
Main Street District
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: Historic Chester Business Association
Telephone: 973-223-2665
Contact Name: Toni Perry
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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Celebrate Christmas by traveling back in time to the Civil War-era. Walk through and speak with the soldiers’ at their holiday encampment, far away from home. Visit the Vail house to experience...

Cost: $7/adult, $6/senior, $5/child age 4 - 16, FREE/ child age 3 and under

Where:
Historic Speedwell
333 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.285.6550
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The Garden State Central Model Railroad Club, Toys for Tots and InfoAge present their Holiday Spectacular & Train Display Saturdays & Sundays Dec. 3,4,10,11,17 & 18 2016 Noon until 5 pm...

Cost: Adults $7, Kids $3

Where:
InfoAge Science Center
2201 Marconi Road
Wall, NJ  07719
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Sponsor: Garden State Central Model Railroad Club
Telephone: 732-801-8054
Contact Name: Bob Judge
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The Family tradition and winter experience at Heaven Hill Farm children take a ride on our holiday train and a visit with Santa. Celebrate the season looking for your favorite Christmas tree,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route
Vernon, NJ  07462
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Sponsor: Heaven Hilll Farm
Telephone: 973-764-5144
Contact Name: Stacey
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You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why: This holiday season Santa Claus is making two stops at Sickles Market! On Friday, November 25th Santa will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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Celebrate your holiday season at Convention Hall! The Asbury Park Bazaar and The Market Asbury Park have partnered to bring you one of the most spectacular holiday markets in New Jersey! The...

Where:
GRAND ARCADE OF CONVENTION HALL
Asbury Park, NJ


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Tour beautifully decorated homes, enjoy complimentary seasonal refreshments, and visit the Artisans Bazaar & Raffle at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse, 491 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen. Sunday,...

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Where:
Old Franklin Schoolhouse
491 Middlesex Avenue
Metuchen, NJ  08840
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In a recent interview, local Baseball Hero Ian Clements let slip that he hid the ball cap he wore in the 1999 World Series in the Locker room at Skyland’s Stadium where he played his minor...

Cost: $25/person

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta , NJ  07822
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PROJECT FEEDER WATCH Saturdays and Sundays, December 3 – April 7, when the Center Building is open 12:00 – 2:00 (one hour session required) Each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-897-9400
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Love decorating gingerbread houses but hate the clean up? Leave that to us! Bring your creativity, and we will supply the rest. Please call for reservations. $29.99 per house We recommend no more...

Cost: $29.99 per house

Where:
The Market at DelVal
2100 Lower State Rd
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 215-230-7170
Contact Name: Robert
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Founded in 1953, the Garden State Model Railway Club has been in North Haledon since 1957. We open our doors to the public in the winter and spring. The Model Railroad Show runs November 25-27,...

Cost: Adults $6, Children under 12 Free with paid Adult

Where:
Garden State Model Railway Club
575 High Mountain Road
North Haledon, NJ  07508
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Telephone: 201-387-8716
Contact Name: Rob Savino
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This interactive play tells the story of the mean, green, grump who almost ruined Christmas. How did it happen? Who saved the day? Join us for this whirlwind adventure, as we retell the tale...

Cost: $10 adults/ $8 students and seniors

Where:
Investors Bank Theater @Horseshoe Lake
72 Eyland Ave
Succasunna , NJ
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Sponsor: Roxpac
Telephone: 862-219-379
Contact Name: Jam Theater Company
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While we huddle inside with a mug of cocoa and blankets, our wildlife neighbors work much harder to prepare for the cold winter months. Join Naturalist Jess Novobilsky for warm drinks and snacks...

Cost: $5/person or $20/family

Where:
Tulpehaking Nature Center
157 Westcott Avenue
Hamilton, NJ  08610
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Telephone: 609-888-3218
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Come and join Boonton Historical Society's Annual Open House Sunday December 4th from 1 PM- 4 PM. There will be entertainment, refreshments, and a one day only sale, as well as our exhibits. We...

Cost: Free

Where:
Boonton Historical Society
210 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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What's an evergreen? What's a conifer? How do you tell the difference between a fir, a spruce, and a pine? We'll take close look at the "evergreens" and learn how they manage...

Cost: $7

Where:
Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
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Telephone: 908-722-3700
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Get creative with natural materials to decorate your house, room, tree or to make a gift for someone. Bring your artistic mind and Schiff will supply the materials. Advance registration required at...

Cost: Members pay $10; nonmembers pay $15.

Where:
Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Mendham, NJ  07945
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Sponsor: Schiff Nature Preserve
Telephone: 973-543-6004
Contact Name: Heather St John
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This production has been running for over 50 years and never gets old for kids and grown ups alike. Enjoy the special effects and vibrant scenery that brighten up this traditional story.

Cost: $19-49

Where:
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 North Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ
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NEW! Drop-In Studio - Every Sunday, 1–4 p.m., starting September 11 FREE with Museum admission Drop by MAM's new Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes...

Cost: Free with museum admission

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Art Museum
Telephone: 973-746-5555
Contact Name: Catherine Mastrangelo
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The Snowflake Parade and Family Fun Festival will be on December 4th at 1:30pm. The parade will be held on Millburn Avenue between Holmes and Spring Streets. There will be professional bands,...

Where:
Millburn Ave. between Holmes and Spring Sts.
, NJ  07041
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Telephone: 973-379-2341
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All about gingerbread! Crafts, storytelling, refreshments. Reservations required: phone or email through November 29; phone only to noon, December 3.

Cost: $5 per child; accompanying adults free

Where:
Miller-Cory House Museum
614 Mountain Avenue
Westfield, NJ  07090
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Sponsor: Miller-Cory House Museum
Telephone: 908-232-1776
Contact Name: Melinda or Joan
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The Cat in the Hat, the classic children’s story based on the book by Dr. Seuss and adapted by Katie Mitchell, comes to Studio Playhouse in Upper Montclair. Performances are Saturdays and Sundays...

Cost: $8

Where:
Studio Players
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: Studio Players
Telephone: 973-744-9752
Contact Name: Shelley Sakolsky
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The Cat in the Hat, the classic children’s story based on the book by Dr. Seuss and adapted by Katie Mitchell, comes to Studio Playhouse in Upper Montclair. Performances are Saturdays and Sundays...

Cost: $8

Where:
Studio Players
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: Studio Players
Telephone: 973-744-9752
Contact Name: Shelley Sakolsky
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Edaville USA’s most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 17 million lights illuminating the park! You and...

Cost: $37 for ages 4-59 ($34 online); $32 for ages 2-3 and 60+ ($29 online)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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Join Steve the Magic Conductor at the library to help solve a mystery in this train-themed family magic show!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fanwood Memorial Library
5 Forest Road
Fanwood, NJ  07023
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Sponsor: Fanwood Memorial Library
Telephone: 908-322-6400
Contact Name: Sue
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Roxey Ballet’s American Holiday Classic Nutcracker Join Clara and her friends on her enchanting voyage meeting magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers...

Cost: Tickets $15-Up

Where:
The College Of New Jersey - Center for the Arts
Kendall Main Stage Theatre
2000 Pennington Rd. Trenton, NJ 08628
Ewing, NJ  08628-0718
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
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Enroll your child/teen in our recreation programs for youth with special needs. Led by experienced adult instructors and assisted by volunteer teen mentors. See flyer for dates/times and other...

Cost: various

Where:
Summit Community Center
100 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ  07901
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Sponsor: Summit Community Programs
Telephone: 908-277-2932
Contact Name: TryCAN

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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Centenary Stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible...

Cost: $22.50-30

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
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Motown meets the holidays! Kick off the season with the best of two worlds—the unforgettable upbeat hits of the 60s mixed with your favorite holiday carols for a jolly blast of cheer...

Cost: $25-35

Where:
The Theatre at Raritan Valley County College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ
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Want to see a standard chorus-line Christmas show without trekking to NYC? This show’s sparkling costumes, classic holiday songs and talented dancers will do the trick—and save you the...

Cost: $39-69

Where:
MAYO Performing Arts Center
100 South St.
Morristown, NJ
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Join us for "A Down Home Christmas" featuring Sonrise Mountain Revival Band on Sunday, December 4th at 3 PM. Reserve seating at www.spartaefc.org/sonrise.

Cost: Free

Where:
Sparta Evangelical Free Church Worship Center
Rt 15 & 385 Houses Corner Rd
Sparta, NJ  07871
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Sponsor: Sparta Evangelical Free Church
Telephone: 973-300-1717
Contact Name: Cindy
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Four magical tales adapted from Scheherazade’s thousand and one Arabian nights will be presented in the award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company’s enchanting production. Djinnis,...

Cost: Free of charge. Reservations recommended

Where:
Westminster Arts Center
449 Franklin St.
Bloomfield, NJ  07003
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Set to the music of Prokofiev, Cinderella is one of the most magical of the storybook ballets, the enchanting story of wishes that really docome true.

Cost: $29-65

Where:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 1-888-GO-NJPAC
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Enjoy an afternoon of darkly spiced holiday entertainment with this popular NYC-based podcast and live variety show that is performed in the style of old time radio broadcasts. Think ""Prairie Home...

Cost: $20 General Public; $10 Students (18 & under or with valid college ID)

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Samantha Janazzo
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The Cat in the Hat, the classic children’s story based on the book by Dr. Seuss and adapted by Katie Mitchell, comes to Studio Playhouse in Upper Montclair. Performances are Saturdays and Sundays...

Cost: $8

Where:
Studio Players
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: Studio Players
Telephone: 973-744-9752
Contact Name: Shelley Sakolsky
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The holiday season is right around the corner and so is New Jersey’s most vibrant Christmas Light Show at the All-New Skylands Stadium. After being rated by NJ Family as one of the state’s best...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Way
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Sponsor: Skylands Stadium
Telephone: 973-383-7644
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“The Art of Contrasts” is a fitting description of Baum’s different styles – both realist and the abstract, rendered in paintings and in sculptures. Robert M. Baum has exhibited throughout...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 13 North
13 N Union St
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Gallery 13 North
Telephone: 609-773-0909
Contact Name: Majell Yerenburg
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Tuckerton Seaport rolls out the holly for the Annual Christkindlmarkt on December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Christkindlmarkt will be a family fun three day event with late night hours, celebrating the...

Cost: $5

Where:
Tuckerton Seaport
120 West Main St.
Tuckerton, NJ  08087
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Telephone: 609-296-8868
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Mommy & Me High Tea Luncheon w/ Princess Ages 2- 102 The Third Friday of the month each Month! 4:00 – 5:30 PM Treat yourself and your favorite child to REAL High Tea. Perfect for any special...

Cost: $25 pr. person

Where:
Parteaz
#50 Rt. 10 West
East Hanover, NJ  07936
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Sponsor: Parteaz
Telephone: 973-447-0616
Contact Name: Susan Donlan
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The Rubik's Cube Club allows kids in grades 4-12 to compete against each other as they try to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. There are also opportunities for the kids to try to beat...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Municipal Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Old Bridge Public Library

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Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class size. Class meets 1x per week, Thurs....

Cost: $799.00

Where:
Elite Tutoring Academy
123 Route 516
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Telephone: 973-731-5800

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Matawan Regional High School Class: Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class...

Cost: 799.00

Where:
Matawan Regional High School
450 Atlantic Avenue
Aberdeen, NJ
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2016 Holiday Light show! Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters....

Cost: Cost varies; please visit our website for more information.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 215-968-1670
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120 Christmas trees will float on Lake Meone to a show of lights and music at Historic Smithville. Starting Thanksgiving till Jan 6th Thursday-Sundays

Cost: free

Where:
Historic Smithville
615 E Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Sponsor: Historic Smithville
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Tracy Walsh
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>>>>> MUST READ CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS <<<<<   Free to Watch Free to Park For those who are able monetary donations accepted, 100% goes...

Where:
128 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Every year we have tried to grow our light display. This year we are up to 14,000 lights that are synchronized to music. Starting last year, we began taking donations. Every penny donated goes to...

Where:
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
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ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human,...

Cost: $35-$85

Where:
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 732-246-7469
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Two-time Grammy winners for KING & COUNTRY visit Prudential Center on December 4 as part of the band’s first arena Christmas tour, A for KING & COUNTRY Christmas. The band will...

Cost: $25-$105

Where:
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St
Newark, NJ  07102
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Dec 2-18, 2016 Fridays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 2PM & 7PM; Sundays @ 2PM Come join an adventure of a lifetime in an original musical production based on the classic JM Barrie story. Flying will be...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Road
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

Where:
Mennen Sports Arena
161 Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ
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Telephone: 973.326.7651

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A patriotic Liberty Tree, live reindeer, Clydesdale-drawn wagon rides, and a rare collection of Revolutionary War military antiques are just a few of the highlights in store for visitors to the...

Cost: $10 per person; members and kids under 12 free

Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House
995 Route 202/206 S.
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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Beginning November 17, the Log House will be festooned for the holidays in period style with a focus on Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season. Using holiday greens, pinecones, and the...

Where:
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
2352 Route 10 W.
Morris Plains, NJ  07950
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Telephone: 973-540-0311
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Each year, the Museum’s National Historic Landmark, the 1885 Ballantine House, offers visitors a taste of how Christmas was celebrated in late Victorian Newark, as English, German and Dutch...

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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THREE WAYS TO CELEBRATE Tickets now available! Link to purchase at the bottom of this page. BR&W offers three exciting ways to celebrate the Christmas season, each with unique...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Red Bank Holiday Soiree Thursday, November 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm The Red Bank Holiday Soiree is a night of food and drink samplings, music and entertainment, auctions, fashion and home...

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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December 3rd-10th Monday & Wednesday 10-6 Saturdays 10-5 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10-8 Sunday Noon-5

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors & Children over 2

Where:
The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
100 North Rd.
Chester, NJ
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Telephone: 908-879-2202
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 Annual Christmas Craft Market is a town-wide event with over 200 vendors and 6 buildings of crafts we have shuttle buses that run both days and outside vendors as well. Saturday the market...

Where:
Throughout town
Hope , NJ  07844


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November 18-20: Super Hero Celebration November 25-27: A Royal Holiday December 2-4: A Frozen Princess Ball December 9-11, 16-18: The Dark Side Weekend

Where:
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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This holiday season, experience the joyous spirit of Mother Africa: My Home, an all-new circus spectacular set in Cape Town’s largest township, Khayelitsha. Returning with their latest show,...

Cost: $13-66

Where:
New Victory Theater
209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY  10036
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Telephone: 646.223.3010
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Video Gaming, Laser Tag, Sports Parties, and Game System Rentals Tournaments and parties are available

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Power Play Gaming
23 Diamond Spring Rd
Denville, NJ   07834
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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium   Breakfast sessions give participants the opportunity to talk with zoo keepers and see animals such as...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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Storytime, holiday events, and programs that celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions –designed for children and their families – are offered this fall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage....

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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Holiday Craft Fair featuring unique handcrafted gift items for that special someone, including: jewelry, candles, soap & body products, hand knits, fashion accesories, baby items, cards &...

Where:
Hoboken City Hall
94 Washington Street
Hoboken , NJ  07030
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EXPERIENCE ALL NEW YORK HAS TO OFFER The holiday displays, the kid-friendly shows and attractions, and all that shopping! There's nothing like the holidays in New York City and NY Waterway...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: New York Waterway
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Come to where the treetops glisten! Morven’s annual Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways and...

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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Two-time Grammy Award winners for KING & COUNTRY will hit the road this December for their first arena Christmas tour, A for KING & COUNTRY Christmas with Lauren Daigle. This 15-city...

Cost: $25-105

Where:
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Use code NYW and ride free to the show on NY Waterway! ABOUT THE SHOW The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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Check out Pax Amicus's spin on Peter Pan Auditions Oct 4 - 7 pm Oct 8 - 1 pm Performance dates December 2 - 18 Fridays - 8 pm Saturdays - 2 pm & 7 pm...

Cost: $25

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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Christmas Tree Train: December 3 Tickets: Adults (12+) $18; Child (0-11) $1 Ride aboard the Christmas Tree Train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier or Douglas Fir...

Cost: Varies, see website

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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Join us as Tropicana Atlantic City transforms The Quarter from a tropical oasis into a winter wonderland complete with a 35ft Holiday Tree, indoor snowfall, and over 100,000 lights synchronized to...

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS   Tree Lighting Concert & Ceremony Friday, December 2 Watch as the largest Christmas Tree in Cape May lights up the night on...

Where:
Cape May, NJ

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Enjoy all the splendors of the season under the sea this December 3 through December 30 during our 8th annual Christmas Celebration, featuring twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently...

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ  08103
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Telephone: 856-365-3300

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Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre continues its holiday offerings with what has become a Kelsey tradition, The Kelsey Players present 'Twas the Night Before...

Cost: $10-12

Where:
Kelsey Theatre
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ  08550
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Telephone: (609) 570-3580
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This is arguably the most famous and anticipated Christmas shows in the world. The beloved Rockettes will hypnotize your children with their smiles and unified dancing. Take in wooden soldiers,...

Cost: $49-250

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave.
New York, NY
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Jersey Cares is collecting coats for men, women, and children in need throughout New Jersey. Morris Animal Inn will be collecting new or gently used coats in our lobby from November 1- December...

Cost: Free

Where:
Morris Animal Inn
120 Sand Spring Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-539-0377
Contact Name: Morris Animal Inn
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Calling all Moms! Join us every other week Tuesday or Wednesday mornings beginning October 4th & 5th (same program both days) Join other Moms at Annex 1312 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Annex
1312 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ  07974
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Sponsor: The Presbyterian Church at New Providence
Telephone: 908-665-0050
Contact Name: Office
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Marvel at an indoor exhibit of decorated trees while listening to live holiday music and snacking on homemade goodies, on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cost: Suggested donation: $5 per person

Where:
Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920


Telephone: 908 766-2489
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Step back to another era and enjoy a bit of nostalgia with the exhibition “Toy World,” spotlighting the history of toy manufacturing in New Jersey. The exhibition will showcase more...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 adults, children 12 and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 39th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: Suggested Donation $5

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-2489
Contact Name: Monica Juhasz
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Got a curious kid? Don't miss the exhibit, "Curious George: Let's Get Curious." Children will be enchanted as they walk into Curious George's world including his apartment building, the park, and...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Vacation Pottery Camp (Ages 6–12) $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days nonmembers Tuesday, December 27–Friday, December 30, 2016 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m....

Cost: $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days no

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Even though your baby can't dance just yet, this music class will help her get a head start! This class is meant for babies ages 6-to-14 months, will provide the opportunity for children to...

Cost: $175

Where:
Har Sinai Temple
2421 Pennington Rd.
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Har Sinai Temple
Telephone: (609) 730-8100
Contact Name: Susan Z. Sacks
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Jordon Hollow, a student at The Calais School for children with special needs, will read from his Minecraft joke book on Saturday, December 3, at the Livingston Barnes & Noble. Storytelling and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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Ooooooh, Ahhhh! Your senses come alive as you enter Gingerbread Wonderland. The sweet smell of candy fills the air, and your eyes widen with child-like excitement as you view hundreds of beautiful,...

Cost: $2 per person

Where:
, NJ

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A new epoch in family entertainment begins this November in New York City! Pip’s Island, a revolutionary global children’s brand, is launching its first immersive and interactive...

Cost: $50 per person

Where:
Skylight Modern
537 W. 27th Street
New York, NY  10001
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Our annual holiday tour begins today! Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will enjoy five childhood favorite board games, such as Clue,...

Cost: $12 for Adults; $10 for Kean Alumni; $8 for Seniors & Children (3-17).

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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"Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election,...

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Sreet
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey has opened registration for two children’s science and nature...

Cost: $18 or $22

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-2489
Contact Name: Maria Rossi
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The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, in collaboration with the Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation, is pleased to announce a tribute exhibition featuring South Orange natives Kiki and...

Cost: free

Where:
Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University
400 S. Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Telephone: 973-275-2033
Contact Name: Jeanne Brasile, Director
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Monday Morning Music Featuring Andrew Darling Monday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. New Jersey countertenor, Andrew Darling will delight audiences with a chamber music and piano accompaniment program....

Cost: Free

Where:
Johnson Public LIbrary
274 Main St.
Hackensack, NJ  07601
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Monday Morning Music Featuring Andrew Darling Monday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. New Jersey countertenor, Andrew Darling will delight audiences with a chamber music and piano accompaniment program....

Cost: Free

Where:
Johnson Public LIbrary
274 Main St.
Hackensack, NJ  07601
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Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is the home of the Miyanmin people. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Before Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance near the southwestern coast of New Guinea, he embarked on a life-changing expedition to learn about the Baliem Valley Dani people. This exhibition...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Come visit with Santa from 11 AM to 4 PM every Saturday and Sunday as well as Friday after Thanksgiving!

Cost: 0

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Telephone: 908-879-7189

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Parents and children 5-10 years old – pack your lunch and join Senior Naturalist Allison Jackson for a nature-themed lunch! Enjoy your lunch with us in the Watershed Center, coupled with a nature...

Cost: $5 per child

Where:
The Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why: This holiday season Santa Claus is making two stops at Sickles Market! On Friday, November 25th Santa will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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The Family tradition and winter experience at Heaven Hill Farm children take a ride on our holiday train and a visit with Santa. Celebrate the season looking for your favorite Christmas tree,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route
Vernon, NJ  07462
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Sponsor: Heaven Hilll Farm
Telephone: 973-764-5144
Contact Name: Stacey
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Member $270, Non-Member $355

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Centenary Stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible...

Cost: $22.50-30

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Edaville USA’s most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 17 million lights illuminating the park! You and...

Cost: $37 for ages 4-59 ($34 online); $32 for ages 2-3 and 60+ ($29 online)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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Roxey Ballet’s American Holiday Classic Nutcracker Join Clara and her friends on her enchanting voyage meeting magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers...

Cost: Tickets $15-Up

Where:
The College Of New Jersey - Center for the Arts
Kendall Main Stage Theatre
2000 Pennington Rd. Trenton, NJ 08628
Ewing, NJ  08628-0718
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
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Enroll your child/teen in our recreation programs for youth with special needs. Led by experienced adult instructors and assisted by volunteer teen mentors. See flyer for dates/times and other...

Cost: various

Where:
Summit Community Center
100 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ  07901
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Sponsor: Summit Community Programs
Telephone: 908-277-2932
Contact Name: TryCAN

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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Member $270, Non-Member $355

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Planned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern New Jersey has partnered with the Elizabeth Public Library to offer assistance with Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act). Starting Monday, November...

Cost: Free

Where:
Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ  07202
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Give your young artist creativity a jump start with this fun introduction to all things art! Students will explore different styles and mediums while creating exciting and imaginative works of art....

Cost: Members $270, Non-Members $355

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Explore the Arts in a nurturing environment that combines art history and mystery, creative techniques, and secrets about some of our most famous artists. Children are encouraged to explore,...

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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The holiday season is right around the corner and so is New Jersey’s most vibrant Christmas Light Show at the All-New Skylands Stadium. After being rated by NJ Family as one of the state’s best...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Way
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Sponsor: Skylands Stadium
Telephone: 973-383-7644
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“The Art of Contrasts” is a fitting description of Baum’s different styles – both realist and the abstract, rendered in paintings and in sculptures. Robert M. Baum has exhibited throughout...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 13 North
13 N Union St
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Gallery 13 North
Telephone: 609-773-0909
Contact Name: Majell Yerenburg
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Mommy & Me High Tea Luncheon w/ Princess Ages 2- 102 The Third Friday of the month each Month! 4:00 – 5:30 PM Treat yourself and your favorite child to REAL High Tea. Perfect for any special...

Cost: $25 pr. person

Where:
Parteaz
#50 Rt. 10 West
East Hanover, NJ  07936
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Sponsor: Parteaz
Telephone: 973-447-0616
Contact Name: Susan Donlan
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The Rubik's Cube Club allows kids in grades 4-12 to compete against each other as they try to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. There are also opportunities for the kids to try to beat...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Municipal Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Old Bridge Public Library

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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Matawan Regional High School Class: Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class...

Cost: 799.00

Where:
Matawan Regional High School
450 Atlantic Avenue
Aberdeen, NJ
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2016 Holiday Light show! Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters....

Cost: Cost varies; please visit our website for more information.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 215-968-1670
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Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Telephone: 973-731-5800

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Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class size. Class meets 1x per week, Thurs....

Cost: $799.00

Where:
Elite Tutoring Academy
123 Route 516
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Every year we have tried to grow our light display. This year we are up to 14,000 lights that are synchronized to music. Starting last year, we began taking donations. Every penny donated goes to...

Where:
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
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>>>>> MUST READ CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS <<<<<   Free to Watch Free to Park For those who are able monetary donations accepted, 100% goes...

Where:
128 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Try your hand at indoor/outdoor sculpture and decorative & functional ware in our well-equipped studio offering a variety of clay choices and over 120 glazes. Beginners to advanced students welcome...

Cost: Member $279, Non-Member $360

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Combine your love of nature and reading! Schiff's Environmental Book Group meets monthly on Monday evenings. December’s selection: “The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller. Register at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Mendham, NJ  07945
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Sponsor: Schiff Nature Preserve
Telephone: 973-543-6004
Contact Name: Heather St John
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Dec 2-18, 2016 Fridays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 2PM & 7PM; Sundays @ 2PM Come join an adventure of a lifetime in an original musical production based on the classic JM Barrie story. Flying will be...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Road
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

Where:
Mennen Sports Arena
161 Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ
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Telephone: 973.326.7651

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December 3rd-10th Monday & Wednesday 10-6 Saturdays 10-5 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10-8 Sunday Noon-5

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors & Children over 2

Where:
The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
100 North Rd.
Chester, NJ
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Telephone: 908-879-2202
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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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Red Bank Holiday Soiree Thursday, November 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm The Red Bank Holiday Soiree is a night of food and drink samplings, music and entertainment, auctions, fashion and home...

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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Come to where the treetops glisten! Morven’s annual Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways and...

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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THREE WAYS TO CELEBRATE Tickets now available! Link to purchase at the bottom of this page. BR&W offers three exciting ways to celebrate the Christmas season, each with unique...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Join us as Tropicana Atlantic City transforms The Quarter from a tropical oasis into a winter wonderland complete with a 35ft Holiday Tree, indoor snowfall, and over 100,000 lights synchronized to...

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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Storytime, holiday events, and programs that celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions –designed for children and their families – are offered this fall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage....

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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Christmas Tree Train: December 3 Tickets: Adults (12+) $18; Child (0-11) $1 Ride aboard the Christmas Tree Train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier or Douglas Fir...

Cost: Varies, see website

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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This is arguably the most famous and anticipated Christmas shows in the world. The beloved Rockettes will hypnotize your children with their smiles and unified dancing. Take in wooden soldiers,...

Cost: $49-250

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave.
New York, NY
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EXPERIENCE ALL NEW YORK HAS TO OFFER The holiday displays, the kid-friendly shows and attractions, and all that shopping! There's nothing like the holidays in New York City and NY Waterway...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: New York Waterway
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Between the holiday hustle and the big city bustle, make time for joy with your loved ones at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes™ presented by Chase.  In the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10020
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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This holiday season, experience the joyous spirit of Mother Africa: My Home, an all-new circus spectacular set in Cape Town’s largest township, Khayelitsha. Returning with their latest show,...

Cost: $13-66

Where:
New Victory Theater
209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY  10036
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Telephone: 646.223.3010
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Each year, the Museum’s National Historic Landmark, the 1885 Ballantine House, offers visitors a taste of how Christmas was celebrated in late Victorian Newark, as English, German and Dutch...

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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Use code NYW and ride free to the show on NY Waterway! ABOUT THE SHOW The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium   Breakfast sessions give participants the opportunity to talk with zoo keepers and see animals such as...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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Enjoy all the splendors of the season under the sea this December 3 through December 30 during our 8th annual Christmas Celebration, featuring twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently...

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ  08103
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Telephone: 856-365-3300

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Jersey Cares is collecting coats for men, women, and children in need throughout New Jersey. Morris Animal Inn will be collecting new or gently used coats in our lobby from November 1- December...

Cost: Free

Where:
Morris Animal Inn
120 Sand Spring Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-539-0377
Contact Name: Morris Animal Inn
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Calling all Moms! Join us every other week Tuesday or Wednesday mornings beginning October 4th & 5th (same program both days) Join other Moms at Annex 1312 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Annex
1312 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ  07974
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Sponsor: The Presbyterian Church at New Providence
Telephone: 908-665-0050
Contact Name: Office
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Step back to another era and enjoy a bit of nostalgia with the exhibition “Toy World,” spotlighting the history of toy manufacturing in New Jersey. The exhibition will showcase more...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 adults, children 12 and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 39th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: Suggested Donation $5

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-2489
Contact Name: Monica Juhasz
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Got a curious kid? Don't miss the exhibit, "Curious George: Let's Get Curious." Children will be enchanted as they walk into Curious George's world including his apartment building, the park, and...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Marvel at an indoor exhibit of decorated trees while listening to live holiday music and snacking on homemade goodies, on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cost: Suggested donation: $5 per person

Where:
Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920


Telephone: 908 766-2489
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Tyke’s Tuesday 9:30-11:30 AM & 12:30-2:30 PM $8 Includes: Skate lesson, skate rental, skate mates, soft pretzel, small drink and time in our funzone.

Cost: $8.00

Where:
ISC Cherry Hill
650 Kresson Road
Cherry Hill, NJ  08034
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Telephone: 856-428-8588
Contact Name: Donna
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Our Special Toddler Playgroup and Parent Support began in 2014 and has been a great success. This program provides educational and therapeutic support services to children ages 12-36 months who...

Cost: $0

Where:
NJEDDA Elementary School
1481 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ  07011
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Sponsor: NJEDDA
Telephone: 973-772-2600
Contact Name: Marianne Idenden
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Oils, acrylics and watercolors. Develop your own style through the use of color, compostion and technique. Varied subject matter encouraged such as abstract, landscapes and still lifes. Individual...

Cost: Members $352, Non-Members $480

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Even though your baby can't dance just yet, this music class will help her get a head start! This class is meant for babies ages 6-to-14 months, will provide the opportunity for children to...

Cost: $175

Where:
Har Sinai Temple
2421 Pennington Rd.
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Har Sinai Temple
Telephone: (609) 730-8100
Contact Name: Susan Z. Sacks
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Vacation Pottery Camp (Ages 6–12) $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days nonmembers Tuesday, December 27–Friday, December 30, 2016 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m....

Cost: $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days no

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Jordon Hollow, a student at The Calais School for children with special needs, will read from his Minecraft joke book on Saturday, December 3, at the Livingston Barnes & Noble. Storytelling and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Ooooooh, Ahhhh! Your senses come alive as you enter Gingerbread Wonderland. The sweet smell of candy fills the air, and your eyes widen with child-like excitement as you view hundreds of beautiful,...

Cost: $2 per person

Where:
, NJ

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Preschool programs are designed for children 3-5 years old (parent must stay with child under 4yrs). Classes meet at the Watershed Center on the Reserve and always include outdoor exploration, so...

Cost: Members of SBMWA: $10; Non-members: $15

Where:
The Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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In this year's Museum Holiday Exhibition entitled Winter Wonders, visual depictions of frozen scenery, holiday scenes and winter activities will be displayed along with the ever popular Winter...

Cost: $8, under 2 free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Parking Lot #1 Brookdale Community College Campus
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: 732-747-2266

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At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect & learn through play. In our free trial classes, the leader will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Union County Parks
Mountainside, Cranford, Summit, NJ


Sponsor: Tinkergarten
Telephone: 732-771-6937
Contact Name: Kristina Quigley
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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A new epoch in family entertainment begins this November in New York City! Pip’s Island, a revolutionary global children’s brand, is launching its first immersive and interactive...

Cost: $50 per person

Where:
Skylight Modern
537 W. 27th Street
New York, NY  10001
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Our annual holiday tour begins today! Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will enjoy five childhood favorite board games, such as Clue,...

Cost: $12 for Adults; $10 for Kean Alumni; $8 for Seniors & Children (3-17).

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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"Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election,...

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Sreet
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, in collaboration with the Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation, is pleased to announce a tribute exhibition featuring South Orange natives Kiki and...

Cost: free

Where:
Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University
400 S. Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Telephone: 973-275-2033
Contact Name: Jeanne Brasile, Director
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Before Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance near the southwestern coast of New Guinea, he embarked on a life-changing expedition to learn about the Baliem Valley Dani people. This exhibition...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is the home of the Miyanmin people. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Come visit with Santa from 11 AM to 4 PM every Saturday and Sunday as well as Friday after Thanksgiving!

Cost: 0

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Telephone: 908-879-7189

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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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The Family tradition and winter experience at Heaven Hill Farm children take a ride on our holiday train and a visit with Santa. Celebrate the season looking for your favorite Christmas tree,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route
Vernon, NJ  07462
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Sponsor: Heaven Hilll Farm
Telephone: 973-764-5144
Contact Name: Stacey
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You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why: This holiday season Santa Claus is making two stops at Sickles Market! On Friday, November 25th Santa will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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Ages 6/Under Every Tuesday Afternoon Session: 12:30 to 2:30pm $5 Admission Includes: Skating, Skate Lesson, Funzone, and Skate Mates $3.50+ tax Skate Rentals If needed

Cost: $5.00 plus Skate Rental $3.50+tax

Where:
Hammonton Skating Center
131 south 2nd Road
Hammonton, NJ  08037
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Telephone: 609-561-8061
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The Naturalists of the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) have announced the December dates for an entertaining and educational science and nature program for...

Cost: $50

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-2489
Contact Name: Maria Rossi
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Turn the world around you into pieces of art! Conventional materials blend with natural elements as you learn about the environment and the world around you while creating beautiful works of art.

Cost: Member $270, Non-Member $355

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Edaville USA’s most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 17 million lights illuminating the park! You and...

Cost: $37 for ages 4-59 ($34 online); $32 for ages 2-3 and 60+ ($29 online)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Centenary Stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible...

Cost: $22.50-30

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
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Turn the world around you into pieces of art! Conventional materials blend with natural elements as you learn about the environment and the world around you while creating beautiful works of art.

Cost: Member $270, Non-Member $355

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Comics and Graphic Novels are the hot new thing and now you can create your own! Learn the steps that go into this creative form of literature—from coming up with a story and designing...

Cost: Member $270, Non-Member $355

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Explore the Arts in a nurturing environment that combines art history and mystery, creative techniques, and secrets about some of our most famous artists. Children are encouraged to explore,...

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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“The Art of Contrasts” is a fitting description of Baum’s different styles – both realist and the abstract, rendered in paintings and in sculptures. Robert M. Baum has exhibited throughout...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 13 North
13 N Union St
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Gallery 13 North
Telephone: 609-773-0909
Contact Name: Majell Yerenburg
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The festivities will include an amazing free concert by R&B Soul Singers Blu Cantrell and Sunshine Anderson and a 40-foot tree lighting -one of the largest lit trees in New Jersey! Children will be...

Cost: Free

Where:
Championship Plaza
25 Lafayette Street
Newark , NJ  07102
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Sponsor: Newark Downtown District
Telephone: 973-622-2002
Contact Name: Noelle Frieson
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Mommy & Me High Tea Luncheon w/ Princess Ages 2- 102 The Third Friday of the month each Month! 4:00 – 5:30 PM Treat yourself and your favorite child to REAL High Tea. Perfect for any special...

Cost: $25 pr. person

Where:
Parteaz
#50 Rt. 10 West
East Hanover, NJ  07936
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Sponsor: Parteaz
Telephone: 973-447-0616
Contact Name: Susan Donlan
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The holiday season is right around the corner and so is New Jersey’s most vibrant Christmas Light Show at the All-New Skylands Stadium. After being rated by NJ Family as one of the state’s best...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Way
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Sponsor: Skylands Stadium
Telephone: 973-383-7644
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Comics and Graphic Novels are the hot new thing and now you can create your own! Learn the steps that go into this creative form of literature—from coming up with a story and designing...

Cost: Members $270, Non-Members $355

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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The Rubik's Cube Club allows kids in grades 4-12 to compete against each other as they try to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. There are also opportunities for the kids to try to beat...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Municipal Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Old Bridge Public Library

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Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Telephone: 973-731-5800

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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2016 Holiday Light show! Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters....

Cost: Cost varies; please visit our website for more information.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 215-968-1670
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Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class size. Class meets 1x per week, Thurs....

Cost: $799.00

Where:
Elite Tutoring Academy
123 Route 516
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Matawan Regional High School Class: Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class...

Cost: 799.00

Where:
Matawan Regional High School
450 Atlantic Avenue
Aberdeen, NJ
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Every year we have tried to grow our light display. This year we are up to 14,000 lights that are synchronized to music. Starting last year, we began taking donations. Every penny donated goes to...

Where:
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
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>>>>> MUST READ CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS <<<<<   Free to Watch Free to Park For those who are able monetary donations accepted, 100% goes...

Where:
128 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Tuesdays, November 29 & December 6, 13, 20, 27 Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17 (Closed on December 24 & 25) Essex County Executive Joseph N....

Cost: $8

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle Park
22 Crestmont Rd.
Verona, NJ
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Author Lynne Tillman moderates this lively conversation with artists Kiki and Seton Smith in tandem with the exhibition "A Sense of Place," on view at the Walsh Gallery until December...

Cost: free

Where:
Seton Hall University - Jubilee Hall Auditorium
400 S. Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Sponsor: Walsh Gallery
Telephone: 973-275-2033
Contact Name: Jeanne Brasile, Director
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Jamie Novak will provide a humorous look at the common challenges to getting organized for the holidays. Set an easy plan to tackle piles of paperwork and cluttered closets. Jamie is the author of...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's Bound Brook Memorial Library branch
402 E. High St.
Bound Brook, NJ  08805
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 732-356-0043
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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Anna Silber, a former Waldorf class teacher and now Sunbridge Institute’s Director of Education, offers an accessible, down-to-earth picture of the foundations of Waldorf Education and its many...

Cost: Free

Where:
Green Meadow Waldorf School
307 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY  10977
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Dec 2-18, 2016 Fridays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 2PM & 7PM; Sundays @ 2PM Come join an adventure of a lifetime in an original musical production based on the classic JM Barrie story. Flying will be...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Road
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman! Featuring music from the all-female music ensemble’s second Christmas album, Home...

Cost: $45-$115

Where:
State Theatre New Jersy
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

Where:
Mennen Sports Arena
161 Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ
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Telephone: 973.326.7651

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Each year, the Museum’s National Historic Landmark, the 1885 Ballantine House, offers visitors a taste of how Christmas was celebrated in late Victorian Newark, as English, German and Dutch...

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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This is arguably the most famous and anticipated Christmas shows in the world. The beloved Rockettes will hypnotize your children with their smiles and unified dancing. Take in wooden soldiers,...

Cost: $49-250

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave.
New York, NY
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Christmas Tree Train: December 3 Tickets: Adults (12+) $18; Child (0-11) $1 Ride aboard the Christmas Tree Train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier or Douglas Fir...

Cost: Varies, see website

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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This holiday season, experience the joyous spirit of Mother Africa: My Home, an all-new circus spectacular set in Cape Town’s largest township, Khayelitsha. Returning with their latest show,...

Cost: $13-66

Where:
New Victory Theater
209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY  10036
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Telephone: 646.223.3010
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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium   Breakfast sessions give participants the opportunity to talk with zoo keepers and see animals such as...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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Between the holiday hustle and the big city bustle, make time for joy with your loved ones at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes™ presented by Chase.  In the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10020
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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Use code NYW and ride free to the show on NY Waterway! ABOUT THE SHOW The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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EXPERIENCE ALL NEW YORK HAS TO OFFER The holiday displays, the kid-friendly shows and attractions, and all that shopping! There's nothing like the holidays in New York City and NY Waterway...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: New York Waterway
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Storytime, holiday events, and programs that celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions –designed for children and their families – are offered this fall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage....

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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Come to where the treetops glisten! Morven’s annual Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways and...

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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December 3rd-10th Monday & Wednesday 10-6 Saturdays 10-5 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10-8 Sunday Noon-5

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors & Children over 2

Where:
The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
100 North Rd.
Chester, NJ
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Telephone: 908-879-2202
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THREE WAYS TO CELEBRATE Tickets now available! Link to purchase at the bottom of this page. BR&W offers three exciting ways to celebrate the Christmas season, each with unique...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Enjoy all the splendors of the season under the sea this December 3 through December 30 during our 8th annual Christmas Celebration, featuring twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently...

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ  08103
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Telephone: 856-365-3300

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Join us as Tropicana Atlantic City transforms The Quarter from a tropical oasis into a winter wonderland complete with a 35ft Holiday Tree, indoor snowfall, and over 100,000 lights synchronized to...

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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Red Bank Holiday Soiree Thursday, November 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm The Red Bank Holiday Soiree is a night of food and drink samplings, music and entertainment, auctions, fashion and home...

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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Jersey Cares is collecting coats for men, women, and children in need throughout New Jersey. Morris Animal Inn will be collecting new or gently used coats in our lobby from November 1- December...

Cost: Free

Where:
Morris Animal Inn
120 Sand Spring Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-539-0377
Contact Name: Morris Animal Inn
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Start your autumn day off right with a walk on the Watershed Reserve trails with Senior Naturalist Allison Jackson. Allison’s well-trained eye and experience will help you better observe seasonal...

Cost: Members of SBMWA: Free; Non-members: $5

Where:
The Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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Calling all Moms! Join us every other week Tuesday or Wednesday mornings beginning October 4th & 5th (same program both days) Join other Moms at Annex 1312 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Annex
1312 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ  07974
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Sponsor: The Presbyterian Church at New Providence
Telephone: 908-665-0050
Contact Name: Office
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Step back to another era and enjoy a bit of nostalgia with the exhibition “Toy World,” spotlighting the history of toy manufacturing in New Jersey. The exhibition will showcase more...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 adults, children 12 and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Marvel at an indoor exhibit of decorated trees while listening to live holiday music and snacking on homemade goodies, on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cost: Suggested donation: $5 per person

Where:
Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920


Telephone: 908 766-2489
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 39th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: Suggested Donation $5

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-2489
Contact Name: Monica Juhasz
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Got a curious kid? Don't miss the exhibit, "Curious George: Let's Get Curious." Children will be enchanted as they walk into Curious George's world including his apartment building, the park, and...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Even though your baby can't dance just yet, this music class will help her get a head start! This class is meant for babies ages 6-to-14 months, will provide the opportunity for children to...

Cost: $175

Where:
Har Sinai Temple
2421 Pennington Rd.
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Har Sinai Temple
Telephone: (609) 730-8100
Contact Name: Susan Z. Sacks
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Vacation Pottery Camp (Ages 6–12) $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days nonmembers Tuesday, December 27–Friday, December 30, 2016 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m....

Cost: $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days no

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Individuals looking for brisk weekly walk are invited to join a weekly walking group that meets every Wednesday at 9:30 A.M. at the Duke Island Visitor’s Center for a healthy walk through...

Cost: 0

Where:
Duke Island Park
Old York Road
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-722-1200
Contact Name: Karren Newman
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Jordon Hollow, a student at The Calais School for children with special needs, will read from his Minecraft joke book on Saturday, December 3, at the Livingston Barnes & Noble. Storytelling and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Join us for an hour-long concert featuring the Newark Boys Chorus. Enjoy a medley of holiday favorites with Newark's "Musical Ambassadors," a Chorus that has been heard throughout the...

Cost: $9 educational groups of 12+, $12 individual people

Where:
Algonquin Arts Theatre
173 Main St.
Manasquan, NJ  08736
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Telephone: 732-528-9211

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Our annual holiday tour begins today! Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will enjoy five childhood favorite board games, such as Clue,...

Cost: $12 for Adults; $10 for Kean Alumni; $8 for Seniors & Children (3-17).

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Try your hand at indoor/outdoor sculpture and decorative & functional ware in our well-equipped studio offering a variety of clay choices and over 120 glazes. Beginners to advanced students welcome...

Cost: Member $279, Non-Member $360

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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A new epoch in family entertainment begins this November in New York City! Pip’s Island, a revolutionary global children’s brand, is launching its first immersive and interactive...

Cost: $50 per person

Where:
Skylight Modern
537 W. 27th Street
New York, NY  10001
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Ooooooh, Ahhhh! Your senses come alive as you enter Gingerbread Wonderland. The sweet smell of candy fills the air, and your eyes widen with child-like excitement as you view hundreds of beautiful,...

Cost: $2 per person

Where:
, NJ

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At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect & learn through play. In our free trial classes, the leader will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Union County Parks
Mountainside, Cranford, Summit, NJ


Sponsor: Tinkergarten
Telephone: 732-771-6937
Contact Name: Kristina Quigley
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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In this year's Museum Holiday Exhibition entitled Winter Wonders, visual depictions of frozen scenery, holiday scenes and winter activities will be displayed along with the ever popular Winter...

Cost: $8, under 2 free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Parking Lot #1 Brookdale Community College Campus
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: 732-747-2266

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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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JumpinJax is a licensed year round preschool for children between the ages of 6weeks-Pre-K4 operating from 7am and 6pm. The children have use of our indoor and outdoor playgrounds. A solid...

Cost: FREE

Where:
JumpinJax
600 Winters Avenue
Paramus, NJ  07652
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Sponsor: JumpinJax
Telephone: 201-261-3000
Contact Name: Diana Smith
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Explore the transportation history of the CRRNJ featuring the historic Jersey Central Railroad film, “The Big Little Railroad” followed by a guided walking tour of the restored terminal. No...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Liberty State Park CRRNJ Terminal
1 Audrey Zapp Drive
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty State Park
Telephone: 201-915-0615
Contact Name: Nature Center
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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"Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election,...

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Sreet
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, in collaboration with the Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation, is pleased to announce a tribute exhibition featuring South Orange natives Kiki and...

Cost: free

Where:
Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University
400 S. Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Telephone: 973-275-2033
Contact Name: Jeanne Brasile, Director
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Before Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance near the southwestern coast of New Guinea, he embarked on a life-changing expedition to learn about the Baliem Valley Dani people. This exhibition...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Come visit with Santa from 11 AM to 4 PM every Saturday and Sunday as well as Friday after Thanksgiving!

Cost: 0

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Telephone: 908-879-7189

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Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is the home of the Miyanmin people. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why: This holiday season Santa Claus is making two stops at Sickles Market! On Friday, November 25th Santa will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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The Family tradition and winter experience at Heaven Hill Farm children take a ride on our holiday train and a visit with Santa. Celebrate the season looking for your favorite Christmas tree,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route
Vernon, NJ  07462
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Sponsor: Heaven Hilll Farm
Telephone: 973-764-5144
Contact Name: Stacey
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American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets (new first act scenery!), thrilling choreography and a cast of...

Cost: $8

Where:
South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Preschool programs are designed for children 3-5 years old (parent must stay with child under 4yrs). Classes meet at the Watershed Center on the Reserve and always include outdoor exploration, so...

Cost: Members of SBMWA: $10; Non-members: $15

Where:
The Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Centenary Stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible...

Cost: $22.50-30

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Edaville USA’s most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 17 million lights illuminating the park! You and...

Cost: $37 for ages 4-59 ($34 online); $32 for ages 2-3 and 60+ ($29 online)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Our six-week series is perfect for students in grades 6-8. This program is intended for homeschoolers or curious students who wish to delve deeper into the fascinating world of bugs. ...

Cost: $90 for six weeks

Where:
Insectropolis
1761 Rt. 9
Toms River, NJ  08755
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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“The Art of Contrasts” is a fitting description of Baum’s different styles – both realist and the abstract, rendered in paintings and in sculptures. Robert M. Baum has exhibited throughout...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 13 North
13 N Union St
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Gallery 13 North
Telephone: 609-773-0909
Contact Name: Majell Yerenburg
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Mommy & Me High Tea Luncheon w/ Princess Ages 2- 102 The Third Friday of the month each Month! 4:00 – 5:30 PM Treat yourself and your favorite child to REAL High Tea. Perfect for any special...

Cost: $25 pr. person

Where:
Parteaz
#50 Rt. 10 West
East Hanover, NJ  07936
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Sponsor: Parteaz
Telephone: 973-447-0616
Contact Name: Susan Donlan
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The holiday season is right around the corner and so is New Jersey’s most vibrant Christmas Light Show at the All-New Skylands Stadium. After being rated by NJ Family as one of the state’s best...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Way
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Sponsor: Skylands Stadium
Telephone: 973-383-7644
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Members $311, Non-Members $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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The Rubik's Cube Club allows kids in grades 4-12 to compete against each other as they try to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. There are also opportunities for the kids to try to beat...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Municipal Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Old Bridge Public Library

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Matawan Regional High School Class: Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class...

Cost: 799.00

Where:
Matawan Regional High School
450 Atlantic Avenue
Aberdeen, NJ
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class size. Class meets 1x per week, Thurs....

Cost: $799.00

Where:
Elite Tutoring Academy
123 Route 516
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2016 Holiday Light show! Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters....

Cost: Cost varies; please visit our website for more information.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 215-968-1670
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Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Telephone: 973-731-5800

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Wednesday Night December 7th, 2016 5:30-8:00pm $5.99 Admission Includes: All you can eat Pizza, Skating & The FunZone $3.99 for Non-Skating Parents Includes: All you can eat Pizza. Toppings...

Cost: Starts at $3.99 - $5.99

Where:
Hammonton Skating Center
131 S. 2nd Road
Hammonton , NJ  08037
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Telephone: 609-561-8061
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Every year we have tried to grow our light display. This year we are up to 14,000 lights that are synchronized to music. Starting last year, we began taking donations. Every penny donated goes to...

Where:
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
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>>>>> MUST READ CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS <<<<<   Free to Watch Free to Park For those who are able monetary donations accepted, 100% goes...

Where:
128 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Join Stevens Cooperative School for an information session and campus tour! Learn about the school's curriculum, community and programs, meet our faculty and see the school. To RSVP please email...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Stevens Cooperative School
100 River Drive South
Jersey City, NJ  07301
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The attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago meant an increased war effort on the home front. Selling war bonds, planting victory gardens, real-life 'Rosie the Riveters,' and more happened right here in...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's Hillsborough Library branch
379 S. Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-369-2200
Contact Name: SCLSNJ Marketing Team
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Dec 2-18, 2016 Fridays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 2PM & 7PM; Sundays @ 2PM Come join an adventure of a lifetime in an original musical production based on the classic JM Barrie story. Flying will be...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Road
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman! Featuring music from the all-female music ensemble’s second Christmas album, Home...

Cost: $45-$115

Where:
State Theatre New Jersy
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

Where:
Mennen Sports Arena
161 Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ
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Telephone: 973.326.7651

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Christmas Tree Train: December 3 Tickets: Adults (12+) $18; Child (0-11) $1 Ride aboard the Christmas Tree Train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier or Douglas Fir...

Cost: Varies, see website

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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Between the holiday hustle and the big city bustle, make time for joy with your loved ones at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes™ presented by Chase.  In the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10020
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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EXPERIENCE ALL NEW YORK HAS TO OFFER The holiday displays, the kid-friendly shows and attractions, and all that shopping! There's nothing like the holidays in New York City and NY Waterway...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: New York Waterway
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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium   Breakfast sessions give participants the opportunity to talk with zoo keepers and see animals such as...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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Storytime, holiday events, and programs that celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions –designed for children and their families – are offered this fall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage....

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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This is arguably the most famous and anticipated Christmas shows in the world. The beloved Rockettes will hypnotize your children with their smiles and unified dancing. Take in wooden soldiers,...

Cost: $49-250

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave.
New York, NY
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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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Red Bank Holiday Soiree Thursday, November 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm The Red Bank Holiday Soiree is a night of food and drink samplings, music and entertainment, auctions, fashion and home...

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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Come to where the treetops glisten! Morven’s annual Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways and...

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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Join us as Tropicana Atlantic City transforms The Quarter from a tropical oasis into a winter wonderland complete with a 35ft Holiday Tree, indoor snowfall, and over 100,000 lights synchronized to...

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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Enjoy all the splendors of the season under the sea this December 3 through December 30 during our 8th annual Christmas Celebration, featuring twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently...

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ  08103
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Telephone: 856-365-3300

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December 3rd-10th Monday & Wednesday 10-6 Saturdays 10-5 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10-8 Sunday Noon-5

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors & Children over 2

Where:
The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
100 North Rd.
Chester, NJ
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Telephone: 908-879-2202
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THREE WAYS TO CELEBRATE Tickets now available! Link to purchase at the bottom of this page. BR&W offers three exciting ways to celebrate the Christmas season, each with unique...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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Each year, the Museum’s National Historic Landmark, the 1885 Ballantine House, offers visitors a taste of how Christmas was celebrated in late Victorian Newark, as English, German and Dutch...

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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This holiday season, experience the joyous spirit of Mother Africa: My Home, an all-new circus spectacular set in Cape Town’s largest township, Khayelitsha. Returning with their latest show,...

Cost: $13-66

Where:
New Victory Theater
209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY  10036
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Telephone: 646.223.3010
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Use code NYW and ride free to the show on NY Waterway! ABOUT THE SHOW The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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Got a curious kid? Don't miss the exhibit, "Curious George: Let's Get Curious." Children will be enchanted as they walk into Curious George's world including his apartment building, the park, and...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Step back to another era and enjoy a bit of nostalgia with the exhibition “Toy World,” spotlighting the history of toy manufacturing in New Jersey. The exhibition will showcase more...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 adults, children 12 and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Marvel at an indoor exhibit of decorated trees while listening to live holiday music and snacking on homemade goodies, on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cost: Suggested donation: $5 per person

Where:
Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920


Telephone: 908 766-2489
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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 39th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: Suggested Donation $5

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-2489
Contact Name: Monica Juhasz
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Vacation Pottery Camp (Ages 6–12) $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days nonmembers Tuesday, December 27–Friday, December 30, 2016 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m....

Cost: $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days no

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Join us for our Annual Friends of the Library Holiday Bazaar at the Hackettstown Free Public Library on Thursday, December 8th, Friday, December 9th or Saturday, Dec 10th (from 9-12 noon)! We have...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hackettstown Free Public Library
110 Church Street
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Friends of the Hackettstown Library
Contact Name: Bev Saunders
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Toddler Time Together is for our young learners with an adult. You and your child will participate in creative hands-on activities designed to enhance early learning. This special time together...

Where:
Early Childhood Center
2421 Pennington Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Har Sinai Temple
Telephone: 609 730-8100
Contact Name: Magda Reyes
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Even though your baby can't dance just yet, this music class will help her get a head start! This class is meant for babies ages 6-to-14 months, will provide the opportunity for children to...

Cost: $175

Where:
Har Sinai Temple
2421 Pennington Rd.
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Har Sinai Temple
Telephone: (609) 730-8100
Contact Name: Susan Z. Sacks
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Tour five Summit area homes decked out with holiday spirit, Thursday, December 8, 9:30am-2:30pm. Also, enjoy the Arboretum's Holiday Boutique in historic Wisner House from 9am-4pm and 5pm-8pm....

Cost: $40-$75

Where:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ  07901
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Jordon Hollow, a student at The Calais School for children with special needs, will read from his Minecraft joke book on Saturday, December 3, at the Livingston Barnes & Noble. Storytelling and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ  07039
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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A new epoch in family entertainment begins this November in New York City! Pip’s Island, a revolutionary global children’s brand, is launching its first immersive and interactive...

Cost: $50 per person

Where:
Skylight Modern
537 W. 27th Street
New York, NY  10001
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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In this year's Museum Holiday Exhibition entitled Winter Wonders, visual depictions of frozen scenery, holiday scenes and winter activities will be displayed along with the ever popular Winter...

Cost: $8, under 2 free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Parking Lot #1 Brookdale Community College Campus
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: 732-747-2266

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Our annual holiday tour begins today! Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will enjoy five childhood favorite board games, such as Clue,...

Cost: $12 for Adults; $10 for Kean Alumni; $8 for Seniors & Children (3-17).

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect & learn through play. In our free trial classes, the leader will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Union County Parks
Mountainside, Cranford, Summit, NJ


Sponsor: Tinkergarten
Telephone: 732-771-6937
Contact Name: Kristina Quigley
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Ooooooh, Ahhhh! Your senses come alive as you enter Gingerbread Wonderland. The sweet smell of candy fills the air, and your eyes widen with child-like excitement as you view hundreds of beautiful,...

Cost: $2 per person

Where:
, NJ

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Classes alternate between lecture/slide presentations at the J and select museums and galleries in New York City. (Students Provide their own transporation).

Cost: Members $302, Non-Members $411

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets (new first act scenery!), thrilling choreography and a cast of...

Cost: $8

Where:
South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ  07079
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"Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election,...

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Sreet
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, in collaboration with the Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation, is pleased to announce a tribute exhibition featuring South Orange natives Kiki and...

Cost: free

Where:
Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University
400 S. Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Telephone: 973-275-2033
Contact Name: Jeanne Brasile, Director
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Come visit with Santa from 11 AM to 4 PM every Saturday and Sunday as well as Friday after Thanksgiving!

Cost: 0

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Telephone: 908-879-7189

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Before Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance near the southwestern coast of New Guinea, he embarked on a life-changing expedition to learn about the Baliem Valley Dani people. This exhibition...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is the home of the Miyanmin people. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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The Family tradition and winter experience at Heaven Hill Farm children take a ride on our holiday train and a visit with Santa. Celebrate the season looking for your favorite Christmas tree,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route
Vernon, NJ  07462
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Sponsor: Heaven Hilll Farm
Telephone: 973-764-5144
Contact Name: Stacey
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In a recent interview, local Baseball Hero Ian Clements let slip that he hid the ball cap he wore in the 1999 World Series in the Locker room at Skyland’s Stadium where he played his minor...

Cost: $25/person

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta , NJ  07822
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American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets (new first act scenery!), thrilling choreography and a cast of...

Cost: $8

Where:
South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ  07079
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You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why: This holiday season Santa Claus is making two stops at Sickles Market! On Friday, November 25th Santa will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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The Naturalists of the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) have announced the December dates for an entertaining and educational science and nature program for...

Cost: $50

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-2489
Contact Name: Maria Rossi
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Build, Sculpt, Paint, and Draw in this exciting Multi-Media class! Students will use a variety of conventional (and non-conventional!) materials to create different projects. Each piece of art is...

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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These dedicated and talented students will offer a delightful program of holiday music. Come and greet the winter season with us!

Cost: Free

Where:
Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ  07202
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Edaville USA’s most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 17 million lights illuminating the park! You and...

Cost: $37 for ages 4-59 ($34 online); $32 for ages 2-3 and 60+ ($29 online)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Centenary Stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible...

Cost: $22.50-30

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
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Build, Sculpt, Paint, and Draw in this exciting Multi-Media class! Students will use a variety of conventional (and non-conventional!) materials to create different projects. Each piece of art is...

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Members $311, Non-Members $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Mommy & Me High Tea Luncheon w/ Princess Ages 2- 102 The Third Friday of the month each Month! 4:00 – 5:30 PM Treat yourself and your favorite child to REAL High Tea. Perfect for any special...

Cost: $25 pr. person

Where:
Parteaz
#50 Rt. 10 West
East Hanover, NJ  07936
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Sponsor: Parteaz
Telephone: 973-447-0616
Contact Name: Susan Donlan
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The holiday season is right around the corner and so is New Jersey’s most vibrant Christmas Light Show at the All-New Skylands Stadium. After being rated by NJ Family as one of the state’s best...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Way
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Sponsor: Skylands Stadium
Telephone: 973-383-7644
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“The Art of Contrasts” is a fitting description of Baum’s different styles – both realist and the abstract, rendered in paintings and in sculptures. Robert M. Baum has exhibited throughout...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 13 North
13 N Union St
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Gallery 13 North
Telephone: 609-773-0909
Contact Name: Majell Yerenburg
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Members $311, Non-Members $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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The Rubik's Cube Club allows kids in grades 4-12 to compete against each other as they try to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. There are also opportunities for the kids to try to beat...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Municipal Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Old Bridge Public Library

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Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Telephone: 973-731-5800

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Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class size. Class meets 1x per week, Thurs....

Cost: $799.00

Where:
Elite Tutoring Academy
123 Route 516
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Matawan Regional High School Class: Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class...

Cost: 799.00

Where:
Matawan Regional High School
450 Atlantic Avenue
Aberdeen, NJ
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2016 Holiday Light show! Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters....

Cost: Cost varies; please visit our website for more information.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 215-968-1670
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120 Christmas trees will float on Lake Meone to a show of lights and music at Historic Smithville. Starting Thanksgiving till Jan 6th Thursday-Sundays

Cost: free

Where:
Historic Smithville
615 E Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Sponsor: Historic Smithville
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Tracy Walsh
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Every year we have tried to grow our light display. This year we are up to 14,000 lights that are synchronized to music. Starting last year, we began taking donations. Every penny donated goes to...

Where:
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
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>>>>> MUST READ CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS <<<<<   Free to Watch Free to Park For those who are able monetary donations accepted, 100% goes...

Where:
128 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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See the holiday decorations artfully designed by the Garden Club of Montclair in the Crane House & Historic YWCA. Festive decorations span from 1796 to 1945 share the spirit of the season, and...

Cost: 20 per person

Where:
Crane House and Historic YWCA
108 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian dancers have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be...

Cost: $65 Gold Circle • $50 Rear Orchestra/Front Loge • $40 Rear Loge

Where:
William Paterson University
Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: University Performing Arts

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Tuesdays, November 29 & December 6, 13, 20, 27 Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17 (Closed on December 24 & 25) Essex County Executive Joseph N....

Cost: $8

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle Park
22 Crestmont Rd.
Verona, NJ
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

Where:
Mennen Sports Arena
161 Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ
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Telephone: 973.326.7651

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For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. BÖC’s hits include “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,”...

Cost: $35-$65

Where:
State Theatre New Jersy
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Dec 2-18, 2016 Fridays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 2PM & 7PM; Sundays @ 2PM Come join an adventure of a lifetime in an original musical production based on the classic JM Barrie story. Flying will be...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Road
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Come to where the treetops glisten! Morven’s annual Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways and...

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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THREE WAYS TO CELEBRATE Tickets now available! Link to purchase at the bottom of this page. BR&W offers three exciting ways to celebrate the Christmas season, each with unique...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Join us as Tropicana Atlantic City transforms The Quarter from a tropical oasis into a winter wonderland complete with a 35ft Holiday Tree, indoor snowfall, and over 100,000 lights synchronized to...

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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Enjoy all the splendors of the season under the sea this December 3 through December 30 during our 8th annual Christmas Celebration, featuring twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently...

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ  08103
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Telephone: 856-365-3300

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EXPERIENCE ALL NEW YORK HAS TO OFFER The holiday displays, the kid-friendly shows and attractions, and all that shopping! There's nothing like the holidays in New York City and NY Waterway...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: New York Waterway
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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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Red Bank Holiday Soiree Thursday, November 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm The Red Bank Holiday Soiree is a night of food and drink samplings, music and entertainment, auctions, fashion and home...

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS   Tree Lighting Concert & Ceremony Friday, December 2 Watch as the largest Christmas Tree in Cape May lights up the night on...

Where:
Cape May, NJ

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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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Christmas Tree Train: December 3 Tickets: Adults (12+) $18; Child (0-11) $1 Ride aboard the Christmas Tree Train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier or Douglas Fir...

Cost: Varies, see website

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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Between the holiday hustle and the big city bustle, make time for joy with your loved ones at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes™ presented by Chase.  In the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10020
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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This holiday season, experience the joyous spirit of Mother Africa: My Home, an all-new circus spectacular set in Cape Town’s largest township, Khayelitsha. Returning with their latest show,...

Cost: $13-66

Where:
New Victory Theater
209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY  10036
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Telephone: 646.223.3010
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Use code NYW and ride free to the show on NY Waterway! ABOUT THE SHOW The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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Beginning November 17, the Log House will be festooned for the holidays in period style with a focus on Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season. Using holiday greens, pinecones, and the...

Where:
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
2352 Route 10 W.
Morris Plains, NJ  07950
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Telephone: 973-540-0311
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This is arguably the most famous and anticipated Christmas shows in the world. The beloved Rockettes will hypnotize your children with their smiles and unified dancing. Take in wooden soldiers,...

Cost: $49-250

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave.
New York, NY
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Storytime, holiday events, and programs that celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions –designed for children and their families – are offered this fall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage....

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium   Breakfast sessions give participants the opportunity to talk with zoo keepers and see animals such as...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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December 3rd-10th Monday & Wednesday 10-6 Saturdays 10-5 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10-8 Sunday Noon-5

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors & Children over 2

Where:
The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
100 North Rd.
Chester, NJ
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Telephone: 908-879-2202
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Each year, the Museum’s National Historic Landmark, the 1885 Ballantine House, offers visitors a taste of how Christmas was celebrated in late Victorian Newark, as English, German and Dutch...

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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Marvel at an indoor exhibit of decorated trees while listening to live holiday music and snacking on homemade goodies, on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cost: Suggested donation: $5 per person

Where:
Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920


Telephone: 908 766-2489
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Got a curious kid? Don't miss the exhibit, "Curious George: Let's Get Curious." Children will be enchanted as they walk into Curious George's world including his apartment building, the park, and...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 39th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: Suggested Donation $5

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-2489
Contact Name: Monica Juhasz
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Step back to another era and enjoy a bit of nostalgia with the exhibition “Toy World,” spotlighting the history of toy manufacturing in New Jersey. The exhibition will showcase more...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 adults, children 12 and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Vacation Pottery Camp (Ages 6–12) $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days nonmembers Tuesday, December 27–Friday, December 30, 2016 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m....

Cost: $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days no

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Join us for our Annual Friends of the Library Holiday Bazaar at the Hackettstown Free Public Library on Thursday, December 8th, Friday, December 9th or Saturday, Dec 10th (from 9-12 noon)! We have...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hackettstown Free Public Library
110 Church Street
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Friends of the Hackettstown Library
Contact Name: Bev Saunders
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Our Special Toddler Playgroup and Parent Support began in 2014 and has been a great success. This program provides educational and therapeutic support services to children ages 12-36 months who...

Cost: $0

Where:
NJEDDA Elementary School
1481 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ  07011
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Sponsor: NJEDDA
Telephone: 973-772-2600
Contact Name: Marianne Idenden
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Even though your baby can't dance just yet, this music class will help her get a head start! This class is meant for babies ages 6-to-14 months, will provide the opportunity for children to...

Cost: $175

Where:
Har Sinai Temple
2421 Pennington Rd.
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Har Sinai Temple
Telephone: (609) 730-8100
Contact Name: Susan Z. Sacks
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Jordon Hollow, a student at The Calais School for children with special needs, will read from his Minecraft joke book on Saturday, December 3, at the Livingston Barnes & Noble. Storytelling and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ  07039
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The Arts Council of Princeton announces the annual Sauce for the Goose Holiday Art Sale at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ. Kicking off the sale is the...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Paul Robeson Center for the ARts
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ  08542
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Sponsor: Arts Council of Princeton
Telephone: (609) 924-8777
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect & learn through play. In our free trial classes, the leader will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Union County Parks
Mountainside, Cranford, Summit, NJ


Sponsor: Tinkergarten
Telephone: 732-771-6937
Contact Name: Kristina Quigley
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In this year's Museum Holiday Exhibition entitled Winter Wonders, visual depictions of frozen scenery, holiday scenes and winter activities will be displayed along with the ever popular Winter...

Cost: $8, under 2 free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Parking Lot #1 Brookdale Community College Campus
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: 732-747-2266

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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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A new epoch in family entertainment begins this November in New York City! Pip’s Island, a revolutionary global children’s brand, is launching its first immersive and interactive...

Cost: $50 per person

Where:
Skylight Modern
537 W. 27th Street
New York, NY  10001
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Our annual holiday tour begins today! Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will enjoy five childhood favorite board games, such as Clue,...

Cost: $12 for Adults; $10 for Kean Alumni; $8 for Seniors & Children (3-17).

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Ooooooh, Ahhhh! Your senses come alive as you enter Gingerbread Wonderland. The sweet smell of candy fills the air, and your eyes widen with child-like excitement as you view hundreds of beautiful,...

Cost: $2 per person

Where:
, NJ

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"Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election,...

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Sreet
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, in collaboration with the Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation, is pleased to announce a tribute exhibition featuring South Orange natives Kiki and...

Cost: free

Where:
Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University
400 S. Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Telephone: 973-275-2033
Contact Name: Jeanne Brasile, Director
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A hilariously "moo-ving" new musical about compromise. This sensory-friendly performance is only open to classes and families with children on the autism spectrum. For ticket reservations and...

Cost: $8

Where:
William Paterson University
Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: University Performing Arts

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Come visit with Santa from 11 AM to 4 PM every Saturday and Sunday as well as Friday after Thanksgiving!

Cost: 0

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Telephone: 908-879-7189

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Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is the home of the Miyanmin people. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Before Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance near the southwestern coast of New Guinea, he embarked on a life-changing expedition to learn about the Baliem Valley Dani people. This exhibition...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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In a recent interview, local Baseball Hero Ian Clements let slip that he hid the ball cap he wore in the 1999 World Series in the Locker room at Skyland’s Stadium where he played his minor...

Cost: $25/person

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta , NJ  07822
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You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why: This holiday season Santa Claus is making two stops at Sickles Market! On Friday, November 25th Santa will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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The Family tradition and winter experience at Heaven Hill Farm children take a ride on our holiday train and a visit with Santa. Celebrate the season looking for your favorite Christmas tree,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route
Vernon, NJ  07462
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Sponsor: Heaven Hilll Farm
Telephone: 973-764-5144
Contact Name: Stacey
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American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic, The Nutcracker, to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of over 100...

Cost: 25-30

Where:
SOUTH ORANGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
1 Sopac Way
South Orange, NJ, NJ  07079
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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Centenary Stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible...

Cost: $22.50-30

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Edaville USA’s most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 17 million lights illuminating the park! You and...

Cost: $37 for ages 4-59 ($34 online); $32 for ages 2-3 and 60+ ($29 online)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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Explore the Arts in a nurturing environment that combines art history and mystery, creative techniques, and secrets about some of our most famous artists. Children are encouraged to explore,...

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Kick-off the weekend at Labrador Lounge in Normandy Beach and enjoy 1/2 price kids meals every Friday in December.

Cost: Half Price Kids Meals

Where:
Labrador Lounge
3581 Route 35 North
Normandy Beach, NJ  08739
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Sponsor: Labrador Lounge
Telephone: 732-830-5770
Contact Name: Marilyn
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Mommy & Me High Tea Luncheon w/ Princess Ages 2- 102 The Third Friday of the month each Month! 4:00 – 5:30 PM Treat yourself and your favorite child to REAL High Tea. Perfect for any special...

Cost: $25 pr. person

Where:
Parteaz
#50 Rt. 10 West
East Hanover, NJ  07936
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Sponsor: Parteaz
Telephone: 973-447-0616
Contact Name: Susan Donlan
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Sparta Teen Talk is a psycho-educational program for teens to overcome personal challenges in an active, hands on, creative manner using CBT/DBT and Solution Focused tools. Our motto is:...

Cost: $30.00 per session

Where:
DJB Counseling LLC
283 Sparta Avenue
Sparta , NJ  07871
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Join Steve the Magic Conductor to search for clues and solve a mystery in this high energy train themed magic show! Packed with magic, audience participation, and tons of fun for the whole family!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wayne Public Library
461 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: Friends of the Library
Contact Name: Bernadette
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Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian dancers have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to...

Cost: $40-50

Where:
The Theatre at Raritan Valley County College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ
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The holiday season is right around the corner and so is New Jersey’s most vibrant Christmas Light Show at the All-New Skylands Stadium. After being rated by NJ Family as one of the state’s best...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Way
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Sponsor: Skylands Stadium
Telephone: 973-383-7644
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“The Art of Contrasts” is a fitting description of Baum’s different styles – both realist and the abstract, rendered in paintings and in sculptures. Robert M. Baum has exhibited throughout...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 13 North
13 N Union St
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Gallery 13 North
Telephone: 609-773-0909
Contact Name: Majell Yerenburg
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The Rubik's Cube Club allows kids in grades 4-12 to compete against each other as they try to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. There are also opportunities for the kids to try to beat...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Municipal Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Old Bridge Public Library

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Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class size. Class meets 1x per week, Thurs....

Cost: $799.00

Where:
Elite Tutoring Academy
123 Route 516
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2016 Holiday Light show! Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters....

Cost: Cost varies; please visit our website for more information.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 215-968-1670
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The weather is getting chillier and the scent of Christmas is in the air! Come celebrate the holidays with a guided stroll through the lantern lit village, and learn about Christmas in 1836!...

Cost: $14.50 per person (not recommended for children under 5 as it is a walking tour

Where:
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ  07727
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Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
Telephone: 732-919-3500
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Matawan Regional High School Class: Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class...

Cost: 799.00

Where:
Matawan Regional High School
450 Atlantic Avenue
Aberdeen, NJ
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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The festivities begin Friday evening December 9 with the Greater Wildwood Jaycees’ Christmas Parade. Registration begins at 5:00pm at the North Wildwood Recreation...

Where:
Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ


Telephone: 609-729-9000

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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Telephone: 973-731-5800

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120 Christmas trees will float on Lake Meone to a show of lights and music at Historic Smithville. Starting Thanksgiving till Jan 6th Thursday-Sundays

Cost: free

Where:
Historic Smithville
615 E Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Sponsor: Historic Smithville
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Tracy Walsh
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>>>>> MUST READ CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS <<<<<   Free to Watch Free to Park For those who are able monetary donations accepted, 100% goes...

Where:
128 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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If you have a Lego-lover in your home, there are weekly opportunities for her to build and test Lego Mindstorms robots. Kids use the robots to complete missions in a tabletop robot activity. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old Bridge Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza Municipal Center
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets (new first act scenery!), thrilling choreography and a cast of...

Cost: Children $25; Adults $30

Where:
South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Pizza Buffet – 6-9 PM Everyone that enters must pay $7.99 Per Person Includes: All You Can Eat Pizza until 8:30 PM, Admission to our Roller Skating Floor, FunZone & Inflatable. (Everyone who...

Cost: $7.99

Where:
ISC Cherry Hill
650 Kresson Road
Cherry Hill, NJ  08034
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Telephone: 856-428-8588
Contact Name: Donna
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Every year we have tried to grow our light display. This year we are up to 14,000 lights that are synchronized to music. Starting last year, we began taking donations. Every penny donated goes to...

Where:
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
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Get the whole family in the spirit with Cracked!, a play about two kids whose lives change when a nutcracker comes to life and whisks them away to a fantastical jungle amid his age-old rivalry with...

Cost: $25

Where:
Porch Light Productions
555 Broad Street
Glen Rock, NJ  07452
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Sponsor: Porch Light Productions
Telephone: 201-857-3520
Contact Name: Ryan Pifher
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iPlay turns down the lights for five hours of Friday night fun. Admission includes unlimited go carts, rides and laser tag plus a live DJ, music, dancing, giveaways, half price kids meals, chances...

Cost: $24.99

Where:
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Sponsor: iPlay America
Telephone: 732-577-8200
Contact Name: Jennifer Quinn
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This seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. The annual tradition features orchestral...

Cost: $29 - $69

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: (973) 539-8008
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A free holiday concert by The Franklin Band.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wallkill Valley High School
10 Grumm Road
Hardyston, NJ  07419
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A Christmas Story (tickets visit bcct.booktix.com) - The Musical is a triple-dog-dare of a good time and it is sure to warm your heart this holiday season! Based on the classic holiday movie...

Cost: $14-$18

Where:
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, NJ  08701-3234
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Telephone: 732.920.9041
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See Grammy® Award-winning group, Blood Sweat & Tears featuring vocal dynamo and pop phenomenon Bo Bice live in concert at State Theatre New Jersey! With world class vocals, musicianship, and a...

Cost: $35-$65

Where:
State Theatre New Jersy
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 732-246-7469
Contact Name: State Theatre New Jersey Ticket Office
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Sponsored by the Folk Project. Concerts nearly every Friday night, with the second Friday usually an open stage. Each performance includes a main act and an opening act. Wheelchair accessible....

Cost: Adults $9; 12 and under free

Where:
Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: The Folk Project
Telephone: 973-335-9489
Contact Name: Mike Agranoff, Minstrel Chairman
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Teens are invited to enjoy a responsible and safe way to have a night out with their friends. The night will be filled with unlimited games, rides, lights, rotating DJs, and giveaways.

Cost: $17.95-24.95

Where:
iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Telephone: 732-577-8200
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Dec 2-18, 2016 Fridays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 2PM & 7PM; Sundays @ 2PM Come join an adventure of a lifetime in an original musical production based on the classic JM Barrie story. Flying will be...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Road
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Teen Nights every Friday at 8:00pm ​Ages 13-18

Where:
Karma Nightclub
401 Boulevard
Seaside Heights, NJ  08751
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

Where:
Mennen Sports Arena
161 Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ
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Telephone: 973.326.7651

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December 3rd-10th Monday & Wednesday 10-6 Saturdays 10-5 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10-8 Sunday Noon-5

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors & Children over 2

Where:
The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
100 North Rd.
Chester, NJ
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Telephone: 908-879-2202
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This is arguably the most famous and anticipated Christmas shows in the world. The beloved Rockettes will hypnotize your children with their smiles and unified dancing. Take in wooden soldiers,...

Cost: $49-250

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave.
New York, NY
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EXPERIENCE ALL NEW YORK HAS TO OFFER The holiday displays, the kid-friendly shows and attractions, and all that shopping! There's nothing like the holidays in New York City and NY Waterway...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: New York Waterway
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Between the holiday hustle and the big city bustle, make time for joy with your loved ones at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes™ presented by Chase.  In the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10020
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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Use code NYW and ride free to the show on NY Waterway! ABOUT THE SHOW The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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Join us as Tropicana Atlantic City transforms The Quarter from a tropical oasis into a winter wonderland complete with a 35ft Holiday Tree, indoor snowfall, and over 100,000 lights synchronized to...

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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Storytime, holiday events, and programs that celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions –designed for children and their families – are offered this fall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage....

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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This ensemble includes talented individuals from the greater Princeton community who make this reimagined rendition of a classic tale special. Regardless of the holiday your family celebrates, your...

Cost: $25-86

Where:
MCarter Theatre Center
91 University Pl.
Princeton, NJ
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THREE WAYS TO CELEBRATE Tickets now available! Link to purchase at the bottom of this page. BR&W offers three exciting ways to celebrate the Christmas season, each with unique...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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This holiday season, experience the joyous spirit of Mother Africa: My Home, an all-new circus spectacular set in Cape Town’s largest township, Khayelitsha. Returning with their latest show,...

Cost: $13-66

Where:
New Victory Theater
209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY  10036
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Telephone: 646.223.3010
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THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS   Tree Lighting Concert & Ceremony Friday, December 2 Watch as the largest Christmas Tree in Cape May lights up the night on...

Where:
Cape May, NJ

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Shows will run every 1/2 hour starting at 4:30 with the last show at 8:30. Thousands of lights will dance to Music on our lake, creating a magical Holiday event. Guaranteed to put a smile on your...

Where:
Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Rd
Medford, NJ  08055
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November 18-20: Super Hero Celebration November 25-27: A Royal Holiday December 2-4: A Frozen Princess Ball December 9-11, 16-18: The Dark Side Weekend

Where:
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium   Breakfast sessions give participants the opportunity to talk with zoo keepers and see animals such as...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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Video Gaming, Laser Tag, Sports Parties, and Game System Rentals Tournaments and parties are available

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Power Play Gaming
23 Diamond Spring Rd
Denville, NJ   07834
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Come to where the treetops glisten! Morven’s annual Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways and...

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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Red Bank Holiday Soiree Thursday, November 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm The Red Bank Holiday Soiree is a night of food and drink samplings, music and entertainment, auctions, fashion and home...

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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Beginning November 17, the Log House will be festooned for the holidays in period style with a focus on Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season. Using holiday greens, pinecones, and the...

Where:
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
2352 Route 10 W.
Morris Plains, NJ  07950
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Telephone: 973-540-0311
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Check out Pax Amicus's spin on Peter Pan Auditions Oct 4 - 7 pm Oct 8 - 1 pm Performance dates December 2 - 18 Fridays - 8 pm Saturdays - 2 pm & 7 pm...

Cost: $25

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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Enjoy all the splendors of the season under the sea this December 3 through December 30 during our 8th annual Christmas Celebration, featuring twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently...

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ  08103
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Telephone: 856-365-3300

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Christmas Tree Train: December 3 Tickets: Adults (12+) $18; Child (0-11) $1 Ride aboard the Christmas Tree Train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier or Douglas Fir...

Cost: Varies, see website

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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Each year, the Museum’s National Historic Landmark, the 1885 Ballantine House, offers visitors a taste of how Christmas was celebrated in late Victorian Newark, as English, German and Dutch...

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are available for Winter Horseback Riding Classes at Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ....

Cost: $375 & $525

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenueb
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
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DECEMBER 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 'TIS THE SEASON TO CELEBRATE AND START YOUR FAMILY TRADITION AT OASIS FAMILY FARM! Come join us for a festive holiday season at Oasis Family Farm! Bring the...

Cost: Free admission, additional cost for activities

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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Manalapan High School Music Parents Association is hosting the 6th Annual Breakfast with Santa. Saturday 12/10 8:30 am-12:30 pm at Manalapan High School 20 Church Lane, Manalapan. Admission...

Cost: $10 Adults $7 child 2-12

Where:
Manalapan High School
20 Church Lane
Manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: Manalapan High School Music Parents Association
Telephone: 908-239-1198
Contact Name: Phyllis Fitzgerald, treasurer
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Come ride our Santa Train! - You will ride a full round trip lasting approximately 60 minutes. The fare includes an activity book and a little toy for every child. These trips are operated by New...

Cost: See Website

Where:
NJ Transit Wayne Route 23 Transit Center
Route 23 Southbound & West Belt Parkway
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Sponsor: Tri-State Railway Historical Society
Telephone: 973-656-0707
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

Cost: $21.75/adult, $17.75/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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The SMG Sportsplex at Metuchen offers the best youth soccer and basketball child development programs in the area. Our trained coaches provide the preparation necessary in our 8 week program to...

Cost: $107.00

Where:
SMG Sportsplex at Metuchen
215 Durham Avenue
Metuchen, NJ  08840
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Feed your holiday excitement with a jovial breakfast with The Big Guy himself! Bring a camera to get a perfect picture with your little one. It’s a great way to start the holiday season!...

Cost: Adult - $15. Children under 12 months are FREE.

Where:
The Market at DelVal
2100 Lower State Rd
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 215-230-7170
Contact Name: Robert
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Families can enjoy a delicious hot breakfast served chowline-style at the crew’s galley, a self-guided tour of the Battleship, the chance to win some great prizes, and the opportunity to meet...

Cost: $10-24

Where:
100 Clinton St.
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 866-877-6262 x144

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Marvel at an indoor exhibit of decorated trees while listening to live holiday music and snacking on homemade goodies, on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cost: Suggested donation: $5 per person

Where:
Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920


Telephone: 908 766-2489
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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 39th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: Suggested Donation $5

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-2489
Contact Name: Monica Juhasz
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

Cost: Suggested museum admission $5 adults, children 12 years and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Step back to another era and enjoy a bit of nostalgia with the exhibition “Toy World,” spotlighting the history of toy manufacturing in New Jersey. The exhibition will showcase more...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 adults, children 12 and under free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Got a curious kid? Don't miss the exhibit, "Curious George: Let's Get Curious." Children will be enchanted as they walk into Curious George's world including his apartment building, the park, and...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Join us for our Annual Friends of the Library Holiday Bazaar at the Hackettstown Free Public Library on Thursday, December 8th, Friday, December 9th or Saturday, Dec 10th (from 9-12 noon)! We have...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hackettstown Free Public Library
110 Church Street
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Friends of the Hackettstown Library
Contact Name: Bev Saunders
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Vacation Pottery Camp (Ages 6–12) $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days nonmembers Tuesday, December 27–Friday, December 30, 2016 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m....

Cost: $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days no

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Even though your baby can't dance just yet, this music class will help her get a head start! This class is meant for babies ages 6-to-14 months, will provide the opportunity for children to...

Cost: $175

Where:
Har Sinai Temple
2421 Pennington Rd.
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Har Sinai Temple
Telephone: (609) 730-8100
Contact Name: Susan Z. Sacks
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Shopping, music, refreshment, and holiday savings! On every Home Sweet Home purchases of $10 or more, save 10%-20%. Complimentary holiday gift with a spend of $25 or more . Two Pop-Up Boutiques,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Home Sweet Home
27 Main Street
Madison , NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Janice Cocchi
Contact Name: Marietta Iacouzzi
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A new epoch in family entertainment begins this November in New York City! Pip’s Island, a revolutionary global children’s brand, is launching its first immersive and interactive...

Cost: $50 per person

Where:
Skylight Modern
537 W. 27th Street
New York, NY  10001
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Come on out to Liberty State Park and join us for an evergreen investigation. We will learn how to identify different types of evergreens and about the valuable role these trees play in nature....

Cost: FREE; Pre-registration required

Where:
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty State Park
Telephone: 201-915-3400 x109
Contact Name: Nature Center
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The Santa Run is coming to town! Join us for the first ever Asbury Park Santa Run where you and hundreds of other Santas will run (or walk!) a 5K through the streets of Asbury Park to raise money...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Bradley Park
199 5th Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ  07712
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Sponsor: Lunch Break
Telephone: 555-555-5555
Contact Name: Joey Garofalo
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

Cost: $26.95/adult, $19.95/child, free/under 2 yrs.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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In this year's Museum Holiday Exhibition entitled Winter Wonders, visual depictions of frozen scenery, holiday scenes and winter activities will be displayed along with the ever popular Winter...

Cost: $8, under 2 free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Parking Lot #1 Brookdale Community College Campus
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: 732-747-2266

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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

Cost: ages 4 and over: $34, ages 2, 3 & seniors over 60: $29

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are free

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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Ooooooh, Ahhhh! Your senses come alive as you enter Gingerbread Wonderland. The sweet smell of candy fills the air, and your eyes widen with child-like excitement as you view hundreds of beautiful,...

Cost: $2 per person

Where:
, NJ

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Naughty or nice? Skip the mall and head on over to Reeves-Reed Arboretum for photos with Santa on Saturday, December 10, 10am-2pm. Enjoy cookies & cocoa too! Portraits will be taken in historic...

Cost: $10/child

Where:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ  07901
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Naughty or nice? Skip the mall and head on over to the Arboretum on Saturday, December 10, 10am-2pm for photos with Santa. Enjoy cookies & cocoa too! Portraits will be taken in historic Wisner...

Cost: $10 per child

Where:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ  07901
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At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect & learn through play. In our free trial classes, the leader will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Union County Parks
Mountainside, Cranford, Summit, NJ


Sponsor: Tinkergarten
Telephone: 732-771-6937
Contact Name: Kristina Quigley
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Where:
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856-365-8733
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Candy canes, gumdrops, and peppermint, oh my! Children get to decorate a unique gingerbread house, a perfect treat for the start of the holiday season. We provide the materials including lots of...

Cost: $20 for one child & one adult; all additional adults are $5.

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Come join the Garden State Discovery Museum on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, for breakfast with Santa! There will be a pancake bar with toppings and beverages. Holiday music will be playing as...

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members

Where:
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ  08003
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MEET SANTA! Fri., Nov 25, 2016, 10:00 A.M. Sat., Dec 10, 2016, 10:00 A.M. Sun., Dec 11, 2016, 10:00 A.M. Sat., Dec 17, 2016, 10:00 A.M. HIGHLIGHTS . Visit with SANTA and his elves! . Enjoy a...

Cost: see website for pricing

Where:
Imagine That!!! A NJ Children's Museum
4 Vreeland Rd.
Florham Park, NJ  07932
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Sponsor: Imagine That
Telephone: 973-966-8000
Contact Name: Karisa
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The Arts Council of Princeton announces the annual Sauce for the Goose Holiday Art Sale at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ. Kicking off the sale is the...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Paul Robeson Center for the ARts
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ  08542
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Sponsor: Arts Council of Princeton
Telephone: (609) 924-8777
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Join us for a fun filled Cookies with Santa event! Free Santa picture, craft, and refreshments! Be sure to bring a letter for Santa so you can get a personalized letter for your child!

Cost: Free!

Where:
Lightbridge Academy of Freehold
1 Schlechtweg Way
Freehold , NJ  07728
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The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Saturday Dog Walks on the trails at Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ, will continue weekly...

Cost: $3

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Friends of Lord Stirling Stable
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Saturday Dog Walks on the trails at Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ,...

Cost: $3/dog

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Ave.
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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"Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election,...

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Sreet
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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Before Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance near the southwestern coast of New Guinea, he embarked on a life-changing expedition to learn about the Baliem Valley Dani people. This exhibition...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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This holiday season make plans to visit Santa at iPlay America! Get Inside the FUN and get into the holiday spirit at the number one indoor family theme park in New Jersey! Why go to the MALL when...

Cost: FREE

Where:
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Sponsor: iPlay America
Telephone: 732-577-8200
Contact Name: Rachel Kaelblein
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Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is the home of the Miyanmin people. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Come visit with Santa from 11 AM to 4 PM every Saturday and Sunday as well as Friday after Thanksgiving!

Cost: 0

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Telephone: 908-879-7189

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Join Steve the Magic Conductor at the library for a train-themed family magic show where you will help him search for clues to solve a mystery!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Madison Public Library
39 Keep Street
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Friends of the Madison Library
Telephone: 973-377-0722
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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Celebrate your holiday season at Convention Hall! The Asbury Park Bazaar and The Market Asbury Park have partnered to bring you one of the most spectacular holiday markets in New Jersey! The...

Where:
GRAND ARCADE OF CONVENTION HALL
Asbury Park, NJ


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The Family tradition and winter experience at Heaven Hill Farm children take a ride on our holiday train and a visit with Santa. Celebrate the season looking for your favorite Christmas tree,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route
Vernon, NJ  07462
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Sponsor: Heaven Hilll Farm
Telephone: 973-764-5144
Contact Name: Stacey
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In a recent interview, local Baseball Hero Ian Clements let slip that he hid the ball cap he wore in the 1999 World Series in the Locker room at Skyland’s Stadium where he played his minor...

Cost: $25/person

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta , NJ  07822
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You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why: This holiday season Santa Claus is making two stops at Sickles Market! On Friday, November 25th Santa will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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The Second Annual Mom-pruh-nur Vendor Event, sponsored by Huntington Learning Center, celebrates and supports entrepreneurial moms...and women. The event will be held on Saturday, December 10th...

Cost: Free

Where:
Westwood Community Center
55 Jefferon Avenue
Westwood, NJ  07675
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Contact Name: Carrie Ralston
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Prudential Center will host the inaugural Never Forget Tribute Classic, a men’s basketball doubleheader, on Saturday December 10, featuring 2016 NCAA Men’s Champion Villanova vs. Notre Dame,...

Cost: $35-$505

Where:
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973-757-6600
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PROJECT FEEDER WATCH Saturdays and Sundays, December 3 – April 7, when the Center Building is open 12:00 – 2:00 (one hour session required) Each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-897-9400
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Your holiday spirits will soar when New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble brings its acclaimed full-length production of The Nutcracker to Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University....

Cost: $25-$35

Where:
Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble
Telephone: 908-273-5500
Contact Name: Corey Bliss

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fter a year of anticipation, the grand opening celebration for the new winery production barn at Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery will be held on Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. Following a grand opening...

Where:
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd.
Princeton, NJ
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Celebrate the approaching Winter Solstice and the return of the light by making candles with the Teacher-Naturalists! We will create hand-dipped candles and sand candles. Learn how to shape candles...

Cost: $10 for members of SBMWA/ $15 for Non-members.

Where:
The Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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Arte Italica, one of the Nation’s leading importers of luxury tableware and decorative accessories, will be hosting their first-ever artisan-signing event this December. Only seven Northeast...

Cost: n/a

Where:
Sic
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07739
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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Founded in 1953, the Garden State Model Railway Club has been in North Haledon since 1957. We open our doors to the public in the winter and spring. The Model Railroad Show runs November 25-27,...

Cost: Adults $6, Children under 12 Free with paid Adult

Where:
Garden State Model Railway Club
575 High Mountain Road
North Haledon, NJ  07508
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Telephone: 201-387-8716
Contact Name: Rob Savino
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American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic, The Nutcracker, to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of over 100...

Cost: 25-30

Where:
SOUTH ORANGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
1 Sopac Way
South Orange, NJ, NJ  07079
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“The Art of Contrasts” is a fitting description of Baum’s different styles – both realist and the abstract, rendered in paintings and in sculptures. In this discussion, he will discuss his...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 13 North
13 N Union St
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Gallery 13 North
Telephone: 609-773-0909
Contact Name: Majell Yerenburg
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Winter Wonderland Hike Saturday, December 10 2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. The Plainsboro Preserve is a great place to go for a winter wonderland exploration. We will go on a hike to seek out signs of...

Cost: $5 per person for NJ Audubon Members or $7 per non-member

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd.
Plainsboro, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-897-9400
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Please join us on the 2nd Saturday of the month to make various items to support priests and sisters in need of rest from their labors. Come at 2:00pm to use Store-provided materials to make...

Cost: Free

Where:
HOPE Family Store
120 Kearny Avenue
(near St. Cecilia's Church)
Kearny, NJ  07032
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Sponsor: House Of Hope International
Contact Name: Lynn Marie Knapke, MA, Store Manager
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Bring your friends and family to our annual Holiday Open House celebration at historic Paulsdale.  See the new Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality exhibit, enjoy...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alice Paul Institute at Paulsdale
128 Hooten Rd.
Mount Laurel, NJ  08054
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Telephone: 856-231-1885
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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Centenary Stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible...

Cost: $22.50-30

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
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This holiday spectacular is in the format of a live 1950s television program, making it a unique standout compared to other holiday variety shows. The comedic skits and songs also call for audience...

Cost: $18/adults, $14/kids

Where:
Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ
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Enroll your child/teen in our recreation programs for youth with special needs. Led by experienced adult instructors and assisted by volunteer teen mentors. See flyer for dates/times and other...

Cost: various

Where:
Summit Community Center
100 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ  07901
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Sponsor: Summit Community Programs
Telephone: 908-277-2932
Contact Name: TryCAN

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American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets (new first act scenery!), thrilling choreography and a cast of...

Cost: Children $25; Adults $30

Where:
South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Through hands-on experience, knowledge, and humor, children will learn about lizards, snakes, frogs, turtles, and insects. The educator will blend nature, environment and conservation to teach...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's Manville Library branch
100 S. 10th Ave.
Manville, NJ  08835
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-722-9722
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Edaville USA’s most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 17 million lights illuminating the park! You and...

Cost: $37 for ages 4-59 ($34 online); $32 for ages 2-3 and 60+ ($29 online)

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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Our six-week series is perfect for students in grades 6-8. This program is intended for homeschoolers or curious students who wish to delve deeper into the fascinating world of bugs. ...

Cost: $90 for six weeks

Where:
Insectropolis
1761 Rt. 9
Toms River, NJ  08755
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Discover the stars visible in the Winter sky. Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system when a friendly alien kidnaps him. The kids on the other planets need presents too, you know!...

Cost: $8 pp

Where:
Planetarium/RVCC
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Eyes of the Wild will bring many animals that uniquely adapt to winter conditions to talk about habitats and survival techniques for this a must-see program. Registration is required....

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's Hillsborough Library branch
379 S. Branch Rd.
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-369-2200
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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“The Art of Contrasts” is a fitting description of Baum’s different styles – both realist and the abstract, rendered in paintings and in sculptures. Robert M. Baum has exhibited throughout...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 13 North
13 N Union St
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Gallery 13 North
Telephone: 609-773-0909
Contact Name: Majell Yerenburg
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The holiday season is right around the corner and so is New Jersey’s most vibrant Christmas Light Show at the All-New Skylands Stadium. After being rated by NJ Family as one of the state’s best...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Way
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Sponsor: Skylands Stadium
Telephone: 973-383-7644
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Listen to holiday hits such as "Wizards in Winter", "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", and "Dominic the Donkey". Also shown @ 4:00 pm on Sundays December 4, 11, & 18. It will also be presented...

Cost: $8 pp

Where:
Planetarium/RVCC
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Mommy & Me High Tea Luncheon w/ Princess Ages 2- 102 The Third Friday of the month each Month! 4:00 – 5:30 PM Treat yourself and your favorite child to REAL High Tea. Perfect for any special...

Cost: $25 pr. person

Where:
Parteaz
#50 Rt. 10 West
East Hanover, NJ  07936
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Sponsor: Parteaz
Telephone: 973-447-0616
Contact Name: Susan Donlan
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The Rubik's Cube Club allows kids in grades 4-12 to compete against each other as they try to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. There are also opportunities for the kids to try to beat...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Municipal Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Old Bridge Public Library

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The weather is getting chillier and the scent of Christmas is in the air! Come celebrate the holidays with a guided stroll through the lantern lit village, and learn about Christmas in 1836!...

Cost: $14.50 per person (not recommended for children under 5 as it is a walking tour

Where:
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ  07727
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Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
Telephone: 732-919-3500
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Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Telephone: 973-731-5800

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Matawan Regional High School Class: Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class...

Cost: 799.00

Where:
Matawan Regional High School
450 Atlantic Avenue
Aberdeen, NJ
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Your holiday spirits will soar when New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble brings its acclaimed full-length production of The Nutcracker to Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University....

Cost: $25-$35

Where:
Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble
Telephone: 908-273-5500
Contact Name: Corey Bliss
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2016 Holiday Light show! Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters....

Cost: Cost varies; please visit our website for more information.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 215-968-1670
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Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class size. Class meets 1x per week, Thurs....

Cost: $799.00

Where:
Elite Tutoring Academy
123 Route 516
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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The festivities begin Friday evening December 9 with the Greater Wildwood Jaycees’ Christmas Parade. Registration begins at 5:00pm at the North Wildwood Recreation...

Where:
Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ


Telephone: 609-729-9000

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Wentworth Gallery is honored to present Rick Allen’s works from his latest collection entitled “Rick Allen: Angels and Icons & The Art of Drums”. The extraordinary collection houses...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wentworth Gallery
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ  07078
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Sponsor: Wentworth Gallery
Telephone: 973-564-9776
Contact Name: Gallery Director
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120 Christmas trees will float on Lake Meone to a show of lights and music at Historic Smithville. Starting Thanksgiving till Jan 6th Thursday-Sundays

Cost: free

Where:
Historic Smithville
615 E Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Sponsor: Historic Smithville
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Tracy Walsh
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American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets (new first act scenery!), thrilling choreography and a cast of...

Cost: Children $25; Adults $30

Where:
South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Every year we have tried to grow our light display. This year we are up to 14,000 lights that are synchronized to music. Starting last year, we began taking donations. Every penny donated goes to...

Where:
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
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Join the Academies at GBDS community as we welcome the new week with a hands on, interactive performance by Musical IQ.

Cost: Free

Where:
Academies at Gerrard Berman Day School
45 Spruce Street
Oakland, NJ  07436
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>>>>> MUST READ CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS <<<<<   Free to Watch Free to Park For those who are able monetary donations accepted, 100% goes...

Where:
128 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Black Holes takes you on a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole. Where do they come from? Where do they go? How do we find them? Is...

Cost: $8 pp

Where:
Planetarium/RVCC
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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David Wroe Music Director and Conductor The Three Christmas Tenors Holiday Choruses New Jersey Festival Orchestra A family festival of symphonic pops and wintertime favorites, featuring special...

Cost: $15-76

Where:
Presbyterian Church of Westfield
140 Mountain Ave
Westfield, NJ  07090
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Sponsor: New Jersey Festival Orchestra
Telephone: 908-232-9400
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Get the whole family in the spirit with Cracked!, a play about two kids whose lives change when a nutcracker comes to life and whisks them away to a fantastical jungle amid his age-old rivalry with...

Cost: $25

Where:
Porch Light Productions
555 Broad Street
Glen Rock, NJ  07452
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Sponsor: Porch Light Productions
Telephone: 201-857-3520
Contact Name: Ryan Pifher
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Tuesdays, November 29 & December 6, 13, 20, 27 Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17 (Closed on December 24 & 25) Essex County Executive Joseph N....

Cost: $8

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle Park
22 Crestmont Rd.
Verona, NJ
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The Arboretum is thrilled to welcome back international jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee for their annual December concert. Her recent release "Let's Get Lost" has made it to the ballots for this...

Cost: $50-75

Where:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ  07901
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This seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. The annual tradition features orchestral...

Cost: $29 - $69

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: (973) 539-8008
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A Christmas Story (tickets visit bcct.booktix.com) - The Musical is a triple-dog-dare of a good time and it is sure to warm your heart this holiday season! Based on the classic holiday movie...

Cost: $14-$18

Where:
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, NJ  08701-3234
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Telephone: 732.920.9041
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

Where:
Mennen Sports Arena
161 Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ
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Telephone: 973.326.7651

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Held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Dance to a caller and live band! No partner necessary. Beginners workshop at 7:30 pm. This event best for middle school age and up. Please carry in...

Cost: Adults $10; students $5

Where:
First Presbyterian Church
Parish House
14 Hanover Road
East Hanover, NJ  07963
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Sponsor: The Folk Project
Telephone: 973-295-6864
Contact Name: Gloria Friedman
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Dec 2-18, 2016 Fridays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 2PM & 7PM; Sundays @ 2PM Come join an adventure of a lifetime in an original musical production based on the classic JM Barrie story. Flying will be...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Road
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons.  For this special holiday show Melissa will be performing songs from her holiday album, A New Thought For Christmas. Songs...

Cost: $39-129

Where:
Bergen PAC
30 Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ  07631
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Telephone: (201) 227-1030

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Erick Morillo Live at Victory Nightclub Saturday, December 10, 2016 Erick Morillo at Victory Nightclub - 1 RACETRACK DRIVE, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ 07073 Doors Open at 10pm Admission: Tickets Start...

Cost: $25

Where:
Victory Nightclub
1 RACETRACK DRIVE, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ 07073
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ  07073
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Sponsor: ERIC VIRGIL Inc
Telephone: 917-664-2686
Contact Name: ERIC VIRGIL
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Shows will run every 1/2 hour starting at 4:30 with the last show at 8:30. Thousands of lights will dance to Music on our lake, creating a magical Holiday event. Guaranteed to put a smile on your...

Where:
Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Rd
Medford, NJ  08055
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THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS   Tree Lighting Concert & Ceremony Friday, December 2 Watch as the largest Christmas Tree in Cape May lights up the night on...

Where:
Cape May, NJ

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Join us as Tropicana Atlantic City transforms The Quarter from a tropical oasis into a winter wonderland complete with a 35ft Holiday Tree, indoor snowfall, and over 100,000 lights synchronized to...

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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Saturday, December 10 and Saturday, December 17, 2016 Two Seatings 10:00am or 12:30 pm Camden Children's Garden Member Adults & Children: $20 per person Non-Member Adults...

Cost: $10-26

Where:
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ  08103
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Telephone: 856.365.8733

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Enjoy all the splendors of the season under the sea this December 3 through December 30 during our 8th annual Christmas Celebration, featuring twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently...

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ  08103
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Telephone: 856-365-3300

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December 3rd-10th Monday & Wednesday 10-6 Saturdays 10-5 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10-8 Sunday Noon-5

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors & Children over 2

Where:
The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
100 North Rd.
Chester, NJ
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Telephone: 908-879-2202
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Check out Pax Amicus's spin on Peter Pan Auditions Oct 4 - 7 pm Oct 8 - 1 pm Performance dates December 2 - 18 Fridays - 8 pm Saturdays - 2 pm & 7 pm...

Cost: $25

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
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Each year, the Museum’s National Historic Landmark, the 1885 Ballantine House, offers visitors a taste of how Christmas was celebrated in late Victorian Newark, as English, German and Dutch...

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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Christmas Tree Train: December 3 Tickets: Adults (12+) $18; Child (0-11) $1 Ride aboard the Christmas Tree Train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier or Douglas Fir...

Cost: Varies, see website

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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THREE WAYS TO CELEBRATE Tickets now available! Link to purchase at the bottom of this page. BR&W offers three exciting ways to celebrate the Christmas season, each with unique...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Come to where the treetops glisten! Morven’s annual Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways and...

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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The Christmas Light Show 2016 The show is free; please consider bringing a donation to benefit Challenged Youth Sports. We recommend $25 for a family of 4 and $10 for individual adults and...

Where:
2744 Belmar Blvd.
Wall Twsp., NJ  07719
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Where:
Chamber Office
45 Pilgrim Pathway
Ocean Grove, NJ  07756
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Telephone: 732-774-1391
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Red Bank Holiday Soiree Thursday, November 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm The Red Bank Holiday Soiree is a night of food and drink samplings, music and entertainment, auctions, fashion and home...

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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Beginning November 17, the Log House will be festooned for the holidays in period style with a focus on Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season. Using holiday greens, pinecones, and the...

Where:
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
2352 Route 10 W.
Morris Plains, NJ  07950
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Telephone: 973-540-0311
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Storytime, holiday events, and programs that celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions –designed for children and their families – are offered this fall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage....

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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This is arguably the most famous and anticipated Christmas shows in the world. The beloved Rockettes will hypnotize your children with their smiles and unified dancing. Take in wooden soldiers,...

Cost: $49-250

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave.
New York, NY
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EXPERIENCE ALL NEW YORK HAS TO OFFER The holiday displays, the kid-friendly shows and attractions, and all that shopping! There's nothing like the holidays in New York City and NY Waterway...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
, NJ


Sponsor: New York Waterway
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This ensemble includes talented individuals from the greater Princeton community who make this reimagined rendition of a classic tale special. Regardless of the holiday your family celebrates, your...

Cost: $25-86

Where:
MCarter Theatre Center
91 University Pl.
Princeton, NJ
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Between the holiday hustle and the big city bustle, make time for joy with your loved ones at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes™ presented by Chase.  In the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10020
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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This holiday season, experience the joyous spirit of Mother Africa: My Home, an all-new circus spectacular set in Cape Town’s largest township, Khayelitsha. Returning with their latest show,...

Cost: $13-66

Where:
New Victory Theater
209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY  10036
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Telephone: 646.223.3010
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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium   Breakfast sessions give participants the opportunity to talk with zoo keepers and see animals such as...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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Video Gaming, Laser Tag, Sports Parties, and Game System Rentals Tournaments and parties are available

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Power Play Gaming
23 Diamond Spring Rd
Denville, NJ   07834
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November 18-20: Super Hero Celebration November 25-27: A Royal Holiday December 2-4: A Frozen Princess Ball December 9-11, 16-18: The Dark Side Weekend

Where:
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Use code NYW and ride free to the show on NY Waterway! ABOUT THE SHOW The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: New York Water Way
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