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December 2017

Kiddie Keep Well Camp provides a unique camp experience to over 600 youth and senior citizens of Middlesex County. In support of our camp program, we are hosting a Breakfast with Santa fundraiser...

Cost: $10/adult and $7/children under 12. $5/picture with Santa.

Where:
Kiddie Keep Well Camp, Schirber Dining Hall
35 Roosevelt Drive
Edison, NJ  08837
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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 Avenue
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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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest...

Cost: N/A

Where:
The Mills at Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Rd
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
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The National Constitution Center presents American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding, illuminating the founding era through priceless drafts of the U.S. Constitution. Open Now.

Cost: $0-$17

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: (215) 409-6600
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The Junior Woman's Club of Sparta presents a Santa Breakfast. Join us for holiday games, story-time, a craft and more! Plus a special visit and photo opportunity with Santa! Dine on: belgian...

Cost: various

Where:
Lake Mohawk Country Club
21 The Boardwalk
Sparta, NJ  07871
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Sponsor: Junior Woman's Club of Sparta
Telephone: 973-400-9260
Contact Name: Kelly Lucadamo
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What’s better than eating omelets, silver-dollar pancakes and bacon while carolers sing your favorite holiday tunes? Meeting Santa at Bernards Inn in Bernardsville! Take pictures with the big...

Cost: $35/adults, $20/kids

Where:
Bernards Inn
27 Mine Brook Rd.
Bernardsville, NJ
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Telephone: 908-766-0002
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Timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American intervention into World War I, this exhibition showcases the posters and flags used to stir patriotism and support the cause of war. These...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Homes are a reflection of ourselves and the environment in which we live. This was especially true for the Native Americans of North America. In this fascinating new exhibition, visitors will...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Curious visual perspectives, questions of what you see, looking deep into an abyss… but, maybe you’re wrong, maybe you’re really looking up. Shadows that trick you, light that deceives you,...

Cost: free

Where:
Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Ave
Whippany, NJ  07981
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Sponsor: Morris County Library
Telephone: 973-283-6930
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This fundraising event supports the Children’s Specialized Hospital and welcomes participants of all ages. Aside from receiving some cool gear, the run is followed by a pancake breakfast...

Cost: $35 entry fee

Where:
The Mills at Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Rd.
Elizabeth, NJ
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Title of Event: Breakfast with Santa Dates of Event: Sunday, December 10, 2017 Location: Event Center Doors/Start: 9AM Ticket On Sale: Adult- $29.95 All tickets include breakfast buffet, a...

Cost: $15.95 - $29.95

Where:
iPlayAmerica
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Sponsor: iPlayAmerica
Telephone: 732-577-8200
Contact Name: Jennifer Quinn
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A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully...

Cost: $49.50* - $69.50

Where:
DR2
103 East 15 Street
new york, NY  10003
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Sponsor: JT Public Relations
Telephone: 646-481-6583
Contact Name: joe
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SPARK! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light illuminates the 18th and 19th century experience with light, and tells the story of the dirty and sometimes explosive fuels that created that light....

Cost: General Admissions

Where:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Telephone: 973-377-2982
Contact Name: Erin O'Donnell
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All ages will enjoy Musictalks engaging performance where the finest young musicians “make music talk" through an interactive blend of music and conversation. After, meet the musicians, learn...

Cost: free

Where:
Congregation B'nai Israel in Emerson
53 Palisade Avenue
Emerson, NJ  07630
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Sponsor: Congregation B'nai Israel in Emerson
Telephone: 201-265-2272
Contact Name: Marie
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SANTALAND: November 24th – December 24th Opening the day after Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve, Macy’s Santaland transports the young and young-at-heart into a fantasy world of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Macy's Herald Square
151 West 34th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Macy's
Telephone: 646-429-5232
Contact Name: Alicia Hart
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Happy Holidays! The Marketspace at Westfield will be open during the first two consecutive weekends in December. This downtown pop up market storefront will feature a revolving selection of...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Marketspace Pop Up at Westfield
151 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ  07090
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Sponsor: Marketspace Vendor Events
Telephone: 908-514-8431
Contact Name: Kim Kraemer
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Our annual Santa Brunch is a special event that gives your child a chance to tell Santa about their Christmas wishes. A free family portrait with Santa will be taken, and families are welcomed to...

Cost: Adults $29.95, Children 4-10 $12

Where:
Grain House Restaurant
225 Route 202
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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This Annual Holiday Favorite returns on Friday November 24th just in time for the holiday season. The Festival features a beautiful display of decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces that are...

Cost: $5/door

Where:
Red Mill Museum Village
56 Main Street
Clinton, NJ  08809
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Sponsor: Red Mill Museum Village
Telephone: 908-735-4101
Contact Name: Gina Sampaio
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Happy Holidays! The Marketspace at Westfield will be open during the first two consecutive weekends in December. This downtown storefront will feature a revolving selection of handcrafted wares and...

Cost: Free

Where:
151 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ  07090


Sponsor: Marketspace Vendor Events
Telephone: 908-514-8431
Contact Name: Kim Kraemer
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Liberty State Park is a key destination for migrating winter waterfowl. Join us for a guided walk along the river to learn about some of these winter visitors. The walk will begin at the Park...

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 x202
Contact Name: Nature Center
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Hang out with Saint Nick at a pancake breakfast with all the fixins’. There’ll be songs, stories and a visit with Santa himself. Breakfast is sponsored by Whole Foods. Registration is...

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members

Where:
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ  08003
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Guests, young and old, marvel at the creativity and skill displayed at this charming exhibit featuring hundreds of edible structures. Celebrate 26 years of gingerbread masterpieces, and enjoy the...

Cost: $2 per person gains entry to both the Holiday Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderl

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973.326.7601.
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Bring your camera, or your art journal for a walk on the wild side - Wildlife Refuge side, that is! We will look at nature through the lens of art, whether that’s your eye or a camera. Set your...

Cost: Free for GSWA members, $10 donation:non-members

Where:
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Pleasant Plains Road.
Bluebird Parking Lot
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Great Swamp Watershed Association
Telephone: 973-538-3500
Contact Name: Val Thorpe
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NYC Bus trip. Bus drops off at Rockefeller Center. You spend the day as you wish in the city. Bus leaves at 10am from the American Legion Post 253 Bus Returns to Post by 8pm. Trip cost: $25 per...

Cost: $25

Where:
American Legion Post 253
50 Devoe ave
spotswood, NJ  08884
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Join us for an afternoon of fun and frosting (and spare your kitchen from the mess)! All supplies are included, but bring your creativity! WHEN: Sunday, December 10 TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM...

Cost: $15 per kit for Members / $20 per kit for Non-Members

Where:
Summit YMCA
67 Maple Street
Summit, NJ  07901
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Sponsor: Summit Area YMCA
Telephone: 908-273-3330x1166
Contact Name: Maria Marinaccio
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Christmas Wonderlands recreated Christmas as it was in the 1960's to 70's. You will see over a dozen animated scenes that were once displayed in large department stores such as Macy's. You will see...

Cost: 10

Where:
Maple leaf farms
525 rt 9 south
manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: brett
Telephone: 732-484-5119
Contact Name: brett
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Sunday, December 10, from 11 am–4 pm Free for Members or with Museum admission Cephalopods like octopuses and squids have fascinated humans for millennia. In the last two decades, marine...

Cost: Free for Members or with Museum admission

Where:
, NJ

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The Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties is sponsoring a series of events to celebrate Hanukkah – the “Festival of Lights” including a “Wheaton Pre-Hanukkah Menorah...

Cost: Pre-Registration Required

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Marcy Peterson
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Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed...

Cost: Museum Plus One includes one special exhibition, giant-screen 2D or 3D film, or

Where:
The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th St
New York, NY  10024
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Journey to the Land of the Sweets for Philadelphia’s most beloved holiday tradition. Giant mice, dancing snowflakes, a growing Christmas tree, and an enchanted nutcracker are sure to delight the...

Cost: $45-$159

Where:
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 2nd to Monday, December 30th 12 Noon to 4 PM Closed on Mondays and December 24th Visit Kip’s Castle during the month of December for a self-guided...

Cost: Free

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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Visit Jersey Shore Premium Outlets to see Strolling Santa. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa EVERY WEEKEND through December 17th.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
1 Premium Outlet Blvd
Tinton Falls, NJ  07753
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The Community is invited during the most wonderful time of the year to join the family of Ono Bowls located at 107 Quimby Street in Westfield for some festive family fun! On Sunday, December 10th...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ono Bowls
107 Quimby Street
Westfield, NJ  07090
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Sponsor: Ono Bowls
Telephone: 908-588-2087
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The Crane House and Historic YWCA and Shultz House will be open for self-guided tours. See the Crane House & Historic YWCA decorated by the Garden Club of Montclair, then visit the hearth to learn...

Cost: Suggested donation $5 per person. Members free

Where:
Crane House and Historic YWCA
110 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair History Center
Telephone: 973-744-1796
Contact Name: Montclair History Center
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The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's role within the early Republic, including his life...

Cost: 20

Where:
the National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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MHHM partners with the Morristown & Morris Township Library to celebrate Thomas Nast on the 115th anniversary of his death. This walking tour starts at the Library in the Kirby Gallery with a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Morristown & Morris Township Library
1 Miller Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Patricia Pongracz
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Zoo Explorers Program Age group: 4 & 5 year olds (without caregiver) Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Where: The Education Center at Turtle Back Zoo Description: Join us as we use...

Cost: $25

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Celebrate the holidays with New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s acclaimed full-length production of The Nutcracker at Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University for three performances....

Cost: $25-$35

Where:
Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University
30 Hibben Place
Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble
Telephone: 908-273-5500
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Spice up your afternoon with some jazz, Latin, and neo-classical style dance performances from the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater.

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Staten Island Children's Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY  10301
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Holiday Greetings...yes, it's almost that time. Save the date for the 'Lights and Carols for a Claus' light show and concert at the Iantosca Home at 43 Heather Drive in Manalapan again this year...

Cost: Free

Where:
Iantosca Home
43 Heather Drive
Manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: CentraState Healthcare Foundation

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Since 1498, The Vienna Boys’ Choir have performed over 300 concerts annually for thousands of spectators around the world. Featuring 100 singers with profound operatic voices, combined with...

Cost: $25-70

Where:
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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They’re back! Last year’s darling, award-winning tenor Cody Austin, returns with friends to celebrate and captivate with a dazzling selection of renowned tenor fare to welcome in the holiday...

Cost: $15 - $76

Where:
Concert Hall at Drew University
36 Madison Ave
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: New Jersey Festival Orchestra
Telephone: 190-823-29400
Contact Name: Box office
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Sign interpreted show of A Christmas Carol.

Cost: $22/adult

Where:
Music Mountain Theatre
1483 Route 179
Lambertville, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Music Mountain Theatre
Telephone: (609)397-3337
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Celebrate Christmas Italian Style with this folk theatrical performance of a 17th-century Southern Italian play written by Andrea Perrucci. This hilarious musical version, adapted and directed by...

Cost: FREE (Regiostration Required)

Where:
Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School
112 Rues Lane
East Brunswick, NJ  08816
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Sponsor: Middlesex County Office of Arts and History
Telephone: 732-745-4489
Contact Name: Sharon Marsh
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The Birth- What happened in Heaven before Jesus was born? Come enjoy an outstanding theatrical performance by the Christian Drama school of New Jersey. Begin a new family tradition by experiencing...

Cost: $10 in advance $15 at the door

Where:
Morris Knolls High School
50 Knoll Dr
Rockaway, NJ  07866
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Sponsor: Christian Drama school
Telephone: 973-220-1120
Contact Name: Linda
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An amazing concert and Christmas show with The Ball Brothers! TICKETS ONLY $15! THIS SUNDAY DEC 10, @ 6PM! Go to www.Deaconry.org > Events to purchase tickets now!

Cost: 15.00

Where:
Fellowship Deaconry Ministries
575 Valley Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Fellowship Deaconry Ministry

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December 10 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Santa Set in Center Court we will be hosting our Pet Photos. Bring that special furry family member out to get a photo with Santa. This year we will also...

Cost: Free

Where:
Quaker Bridge Mall
3320 US Highway 1 Unit 150
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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  The Asbury Park Bazaar and the Asbury Park Boardwalk have partnered to bring you one of the most spectacular holiday markets in New Jersey!  The Holiday Bazaar will feature a...

Where:
Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ
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Weihnachtsmarkt, or Christmas Market is a European Holiday tradition originating from German Austria, Italy and France.  The history of the markets go back to the late Middle ages with...

Where:
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten (on the roof)
Asbury Park, NJ

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An amazing concert and Christmas show with The Ball Brothers! TICKETS ONLY $15! THIS SUNDAY DEC 10, @ 6PM! Go to www.Deaconry.org > Events to purchase tickets now!

Cost: 15.00

Where:
Fellowship Deaconry Ministries
575 Valley Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Fellowship Deaconry Ministry

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During the holidays, take a guided tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle, view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn its history. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays December 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14,...

Cost: $8 entrance fee

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
Verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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In 1914, an extraordinary event took place during World War I. Thousands of men put down their weapons, left the trenches and met their enemies for a Christmas Day truce. They exchanged gifts, sang...

Cost: $25 to $35

Where:
Wilkins Theatre
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: Kean Stage
Telephone: 908-737-4081
Contact Name: Steve Cochran
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Visit The Shops at Riverside on December 10th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm for Pet Photo Night with Santa in the Center Court.

Cost: FREE

Where:
NEWPORT CENTRE
30 Mall Dr W
Jersey City, NJ  07310
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Visit Livingston Mall on December 10th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm for Pet Photo Night with Santa in Center Court.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Livingston Mall
112 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ  07039
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For local pet owners, the popular Pet Photo Night with Santa at Menlo Park Mall will occur on Sunday, December 10th from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Whole Foods of Metuchen, Camp BowWow, and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Menlo Park Mall
55 Parsonage Rd
Edison, NJ  08837
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Our annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. Showtimes: December 8 - 24;...

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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  DECEMBER SUNDAYS: GREEN GREETINGS ‘Tis the season of giving at December Family Sundays. Make a holiday card for your loved ones out of recycled and natural materials and explore...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rubin Museum of art
150 West 17th St.
New York City, NY
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NEWSIES The Musical: CSC Holiday Musical Spectacular November 24-December 10 $20.00-$32.00 Wed/Sun Matinee 2PM, Thurs 7:30PM (BOGO at the door), Fri/Sat 8PM The 2012 Tony-Award winning musical...

Cost: $20.00-$32.00

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
Contact Name: Catherine Rust
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Families can drop into the Museum on Sundays between 1:00–4:00 PM for casual art-making and free family-friendly activities. Designed for children ages 3 and up with accompanying...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th St.
New York, NY
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For local pet owners, the popular Pet Photo Night with Santa will occur on Sunday, December 10th from 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ocean County Mall
1201 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ  08753
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The always popular Pet Photo Night with Santa will occur on December 10th from 8:00 - 9:00 PM. All animals must be leashed and/or in a carrier. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rockway Townsquare
301 Mt Hope Ave
Rockaway, NJ  07866
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Vertical Adventures Track and Field produces the BEST Track & Field related Camps, Clinics, Competitions, Exhibitions, and more! We are the ONLY Track & Field Camp In The World Staffed...

Cost: Variable, depending on event!

Where:
Various Locations In New Jersey & Beyond!
, NJ


Sponsor: VS Athletics

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PROJECT FEEDER WATCH Saturdays and Sundays, November 11 – April, 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 Road
Plainsboro, NJ  08536
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-427-3052
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: $5 suggested donation

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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Everyone’s favorite tank engine is coming to New Jersey! Thomas & Friends™ – Explore the Rails helps kids learn about science, technology, engineering and math through play. Kids can climb up...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday,...

Cost: Museum admission is free to all New York City school and camp groups. Pay-what-y

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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Learn more about the Olympic Sport of Fencing! Durkan Fencing Academy offers an intro fencing program for beginners ages 6 to 12 years old. All equipment is provided. The first class is Free!

Cost: Free

Where:
Durkan Fencing Academy
60 Saddle Rive Ave
South Hackensack , NJ  07606
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Sponsor: Durkan Fencing Academy
Telephone: 201-880-7029
Contact Name: Amy Durkan
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Monday, November 20–Sunday, January 7 An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree and two merrily lit 19-foot Holiday Barosaurs welcome visitors to the Museum...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
, NJ

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This celebrated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and tells this great and enduring tale in a...

Cost: $40-$50

Where:
The Theatre at RVCC
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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For the past 60 years Santa has visited his home away from home at Kale’s Garden Center. This tradition continues beginning Friday November 24 from 10am -4pm. Santa will continue his visits...

Cost: Free

Where:
133 Carter Road
Kale's Garden Center
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Kale's Nursery and Landscape
Telephone: 609-921-9248
Contact Name: Lisa
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The Grand Central Holiday Fair returns for almost six weeks with 40 artisans selling art and home goods; holiday-themed items; bath and body products; toys; and clothing and accessories for men,...

Cost: $0

Where:
Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
89 E. 42 St.
New York , NY  10017
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Kick off to the Christmas Season begins at Kale’s Garden Center Princeton, NJ- It’s official Santa has cleared his schedule to make his first stop of the season at Kale’s on Friday November...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kale's Garden Center
133 Carter Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 160-992-19248
Contact Name: Lisa Hendricks
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Join us for holiday festivities. visit santa at terhunesEnjoy fun for the whole Family with wagon rides and visiting our barn yard of animals. Choose the perfect Christmas tree and wreath. Start...

Cost: free

Where:
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Terhune Orchards
Telephone: 609-924-2310
Contact Name: Farm Store
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Enrollment for religious education programs at Central Unitarian Church in Paramus is now open. The new church year begins on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m. with an all-ages music and worship...

Cost: Free. Donations welcome

Where:
Central Unitarian Church
156 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ  07652
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Sponsor: Central Unitarian Church
Telephone: 201-262-6300
Contact Name: David M. Horst
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Come on over to Santa’s Country Corner! He will be visiting us at the farm and would love to take a photo with you – so make sure you bring your camera! Enjoy Christmas music and a cozy...

Cost: free

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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Old or new, many or few, book art is exactly as it reads—art composed of books. A versatile form of modern art, book art is a medium that can be as subtle as adding a drawing or text to a page,...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Unusual and intriguing objects will give you clues as to how, when, or even why these objects were made. This interactive exhibit will require visitors to use their observation and problem-solving...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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This exhibition presents the whimsical illustrations of established and emerging illustrators whose works will literally jump off the page before your very eyes!

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Bring the family down to the Third Avenue Pavilion - home to Langosta Lounge, Pop's Garage, and the Asbury Park Yacht Club - every Sunday this fall for $5.00 kids meals, plus choice of milk or...

Cost: Free

Where:
Langosta Lounge
1000 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ  07712
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Sponsor: Langosta Lounge
Telephone: 732-455-3275
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Youth with special needs or those who could use a little help and encouragement in participating in recreation are welcome to register for several “TryCAN” programs being offered by Summit...

Cost: See flyer for prices

Where:
See flyer
See flyer
, NJ
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Sponsor: Summit Community Programs
Telephone: 908-277-2932
Contact Name: Kevin Taylor

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Ivan Wong’s outdoor art installation, Monster, is the artist's impassioned response to the increasing number of natural and human-made disasters. The large enamel and vinyl billboard recreates...

Cost: Free

Where:
1207 Ocean Avenue
Mantoloking, NJ  08738


Sponsor: DANIELLE
Contact Name: Danielle Sweet
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Drop-In Studio Every Sunday, 1–4 p.m. (December 24 and 31 1-3 p.m. FREE members/included in Museum admission Visitors of all ages are invited to explore a new activity each week with a MAM...

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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Drop-In-Studio Every Sunday, 1–4 p.m. FREE for members/included in Museum admission Drop by MAM's Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork...

Cost: FREE for members/included in 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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Join us for the fourth year of Music at the Museum, a monthly weekend concert series featuring classical and jazz musicians from the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
Telephone: 848-932-7237
Contact Name: Theresa Watson

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The most popular comprehensive childbirth class in the NYC metro area....FREE! This class is designed to minimize your apprehension about the birth process. Experienced instructors will help you...

Cost: FREE

Where:
RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP
714 10TH STREET
SECAUCUS, NJ  07094
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Sponsor: RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP
Telephone: 120-155-22333
Contact Name: JANICE CHARLES
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Taste of Home, the leading food and entertaining brand, brings its Gingerbread Boulevard installation to New York City’s Madison Square Park for the fourth consecutive holiday season....

Cost: Free

Where:
Madison Square Park
23rd-26th Sts. b/w 5th and Madison Aves.
New York, NY
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Drop-In Studio Every Sunday, 1–4 p.m. FREE members/included in Museum admission Visitors of all ages are invited to explore a new activity each week with a MAM studio instructor. Come in for 20...

Cost: FREE for members/included in 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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A Seussified Christmas Carol By Peter Bloedel Directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina What happens when you mix Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas tale with a collection of your favorite Dr....

Cost: 8

Where:
Studio Playhouse
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: Studio Playhouse
Telephone: 973-744-9752
Contact Name: Samantha Silver
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Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf, "a new holiday tradition," said The New York Times. Isaac Mizrahi directs, designs, and...

Cost: $35-$100

Where:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY  10128
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Princeton Youth Ballet Season 2017-2018 "The Nutcracker" Princeton Youth Ballet presents this heart-warming holiday classic performed in the heart of Princeton. The production features a cast of...

Cost: $18 - $35

Where:
Princeton High School Performing Arts Center
151 Moore St
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Princeton Youth Ballet
Telephone: 609-222-7592
Contact Name: Monika Laskowski
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive...

Cost: $30/carload, $12/person wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 121-596-81670
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Santa’s Paradise Express A Christmas tradition since 1959, Strasburg Rail Road welcomes a very special visitor every November and December. That’s right, Santa himself will...

Cost: Cost, times and dates vary

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 866-725-9666
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Bring your pet to pose with Santa from 7-9pm on Sunday, November 12th & Sunday, December 10th. Pet Photos sponsored by Whole Foods of Metuchen and Camp Bow Wow Middlesex. Find Santa on the Lower...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Menlo Park Mall
Route 1
Edison, NJ  08837
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Calling all little firefighters! Explore this firefighter-themed exhibit, with tons of hands-on exploring. Check out the old-school pole, try on gear, ring the bell and more at this classic exhibit!

Cost: $8 for ages 1 year and up; members admitted free; grandparents free on Wednesday

Where:
Staten Island Children's Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY  10301
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Learn to Skate at Flemington Ice Arena! Group lessons for ages 3 to adult. Fall session September-October, Winter session November-December. Wednesdays 5-6, Sundays 1-2. Weekday morning classes can...

Cost: $7+

Where:
Flemington Ice Arena
426 Case Blvd
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Telephone: 908-237-1423 x202
Contact Name: Julie DiLiberto
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The Nutcracker,” sponsored by JulieDance, is a professional production with the Donetsk Ballet (Ukraine), Adelphi Orchestra, and ballet students from Miss Patti’s School of Dance. Proceeds...

Cost: 40-45

Where:
Paramus Catholic High School
425 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ  07652-5609
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Sponsor: Juliedance
Telephone: 201-670-4422
Contact Name: Daryl Vigon
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Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his...

Cost: $22/adult

Where:
Music Mountain Theatre
1483 Route 179
Lambertville, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Music Mountain Theatre
Telephone: (609)397-3337
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Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland. Suddenly you find yourself in a dazzling valley set aglow with...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


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Recognized in 2007 as one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


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Madison Square Park Conservancy is proud to announce its thirty-fifth exhibition, Whiteout by artist Erwin Redl. The project features a luminous white carpet of LED lights across...

Where:
Madison Square Park Conversatory
New York City, NY


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Our culinary team spends weeks cooking up and creating the beauty of our life-size gingerbread house you and your pack can dine inside. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, your pack can experience this one...

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge
1 Great Wolf Dr.
Scotrun, PA
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Telephone: 800-768-9653
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‘Tis the season to come home for the holidays! Join us as we kick off the holiday season with a life-size gingerbread house, story time by the fireplace and our tree lighting...

Where:
Skytop Lodge
1 Skytop Lodge Rd.
Skytop, PA
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Telephone: 855-345-7759
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Where:
Asbury Festhalle Biergarten
527 Lake Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ
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Bring the kids to the Physick Estate on weekends for a ride around Cape May with stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus.  Santa will greet children with a sweet in the Carriage House. ​...

Cost: $8 kids; $10 adults; times vary

Where:
Carriage House at the Physick Estate
1048 Washington St
Cape May, NJ
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Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Vendor Village- Open Friday November 24-December 31 Thursdays from 5pm-9pm Fridays 5pm-10pm Saturdays 9am-10pm Sundays 9am-6pm *Christmas Eve 9am-5pm...

Where:
Cape May, NJ

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BR&W's North Pole Express is the perfect way to get the entire family into the Christmas spirit! This popular annual event features interaction with Santa's Elves, an opportunity to...

Cost: $29.50 ages 3 and up

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast, the musical, features music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Wolverton. Including...

Cost: $20

Where:
Axelrod Arts Center
100 Grant Ave.
Deal Park, NJ
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Zoo Explorers Program Age group: 4 & 5 year olds (without caregiver) Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Where: The Education Center at Turtle Back Zoo Description: Join us as we use...

Cost: $25

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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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 Avenue
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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Guided tour of European/Renaissance Art Lunch at the MET Museum's Petrie Court Cade Self-guided Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer Exhibit MET Christmas Tree and Neopolian Baroque Creche...

Cost: $165 (Museum Members) / $175 (Non-Members)

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
PO Box 359
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Sponsor: Monmouth Museum
Telephone: 732-224-1992
Contact Name: Lenora Miller
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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest...

Cost: N/A

Where:
The Mills at Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Rd
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
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Timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American intervention into World War I, this exhibition showcases the posters and flags used to stir patriotism and support the cause of war. These...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Homes are a reflection of ourselves and the environment in which we live. This was especially true for the Native Americans of North America. In this fascinating new exhibition, visitors will...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Curious visual perspectives, questions of what you see, looking deep into an abyss… but, maybe you’re wrong, maybe you’re really looking up. Shadows that trick you, light that deceives you,...

Cost: free

Where:
Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Ave
Whippany, NJ  07981
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Sponsor: Morris County Library
Telephone: 973-283-6930
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The National Constitution Center presents American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding, illuminating the founding era through priceless drafts of the U.S. Constitution. Open Now.

Cost: $0-$17

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: (215) 409-6600
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A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully...

Cost: $49.50* - $69.50

Where:
DR2
103 East 15 Street
new york, NY  10003
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Sponsor: JT Public Relations
Telephone: 646-481-6583
Contact Name: joe
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SPARK! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light illuminates the 18th and 19th century experience with light, and tells the story of the dirty and sometimes explosive fuels that created that light....

Cost: General Admissions

Where:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Telephone: 973-377-2982
Contact Name: Erin O'Donnell
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SANTALAND: November 24th – December 24th Opening the day after Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve, Macy’s Santaland transports the young and young-at-heart into a fantasy world of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Macy's Herald Square
151 West 34th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Macy's
Telephone: 646-429-5232
Contact Name: Alicia Hart
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Christmas Wonderlands recreated Christmas as it was in the 1960's to 70's. You will see over a dozen animated scenes that were once displayed in large department stores such as Macy's. You will see...

Cost: 10

Where:
Maple leaf farms
525 rt 9 south
manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: brett
Telephone: 732-484-5119
Contact Name: brett
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Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed...

Cost: Museum Plus One includes one special exhibition, giant-screen 2D or 3D film, or

Where:
The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th St
New York, NY  10024
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Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 2nd to Monday, December 30th 12 Noon to 4 PM Closed on Mondays and December 24th Visit Kip’s Castle during the month of December for a self-guided...

Cost: Free

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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Visit Jersey Shore Premium Outlets to see Strolling Santa. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa EVERY WEEKEND through December 17th.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
1 Premium Outlet Blvd
Tinton Falls, NJ  07753
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No one does the holidays and Christmas better than New York. We’re talking window displays, parades, trees, you name it. So, what’s the hottest holiday event this year? Broadway is...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Shops at Columbus Circle
New York City, NY


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Kick off the holidays by celebrating with your YMCA friends! Bring a toy to donate to a local charity and wear your favorite holiday attire. Enjoy a delicious hot catered lunch and holiday music!

Cost: $12 members/$15 nonmembers

Where:
Summit YMCA
67 Maple Street
3rd Floor
Summit, NJ  07901
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Sponsor: Summit Area YMCA
Telephone: (908) 273-3330 EXT.
Contact Name: Lisa Meyers
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The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's role within the early Republic, including his life...

Cost: 20

Where:
the National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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Holiday Greetings...yes, it's almost that time. Save the date for the 'Lights and Carols for a Claus' light show and concert at the Iantosca Home at 43 Heather Drive in Manalapan again this year...

Cost: Free

Where:
Iantosca Home
43 Heather Drive
Manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: CentraState Healthcare Foundation

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Join us for an evening of seasonal cheer and family fun at Newport’s annual tree lighting celebration. Following the lighting ceremony at around 6:00 pm, the community will come together to pose...

Cost: 0

Where:
Newport Town Square
100 Town Square Place
Jersey City, NJ  07310
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Dr. Roger will be uncovering the "truth" about our health and show you the underlying causes of the most common symptoms and health concerns. This fun and interactive dinner is a MUST for everyone...

Cost: Free

Where:
Biagios Restaurant
299 Paramus Rd
Paramus , NJ  07652
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Sponsor: Roger Sahoury
Telephone: 201-265-0555
Contact Name: Jessica
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During the holidays, take a guided tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle, view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn its history. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays December 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14,...

Cost: $8 entrance fee

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
Verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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Visit The Shops at Riverside on December 11th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm for Pet Photo Night with Santa on the 2nd Level near Banana Republic.

Cost: FREE

Where:
, NJ

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Local Hillsborough author, Rikki Lyn Hauss, will discuss her award nominated book "The Duchess of South Somerville," chronicling the legacy of Doris Duke and the demolition of her beloved mansion.

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch
379 South Branch Rd.
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
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Telephone: 190-852-64016
Contact Name: SCLSNJ
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Our annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. Showtimes: December 8 - 24;...

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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Monday, December 11, at 7:30 pm Hayden Planetarium Space Theater $15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members Black holes are both astrophysical phenomena and theoretical “laboratories” where...

Cost: $15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
, NJ

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M3 Studios is a highly personalized fitness training facility in Hopewell, NJ; we are not a health club selling personal training. We offer personal training for adults, kids programs and outdoor...

Cost: Studio Rates

Where:
Hopewell Borough
5 Railroad Place
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Telephone: 609-333-0096
Contact Name: Mel Johnson
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The Stony Brook: Connecting Us, a diverse multi-media art exhibit by Hun School students, is on view in D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery through January 3. The Stony Brook,...

Cost: free

Where:
D&R Greenway Land Trust
One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609-924-4646

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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: $5 suggested donation

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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Everyone’s favorite tank engine is coming to New Jersey! Thomas & Friends™ – Explore the Rails helps kids learn about science, technology, engineering and math through play. Kids can climb up...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday,...

Cost: Museum admission is free to all New York City school and camp groups. Pay-what-y

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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Monday, November 20–Sunday, January 7 An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree and two merrily lit 19-foot Holiday Barosaurs welcome visitors to the Museum...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
, NJ

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The Grand Central Holiday Fair returns for almost six weeks with 40 artisans selling art and home goods; holiday-themed items; bath and body products; toys; and clothing and accessories for men,...

Cost: $0

Where:
Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
89 E. 42 St.
New York , NY  10017
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Old or new, many or few, book art is exactly as it reads—art composed of books. A versatile form of modern art, book art is a medium that can be as subtle as adding a drawing or text to a page,...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Unusual and intriguing objects will give you clues as to how, when, or even why these objects were made. This interactive exhibit will require visitors to use their observation and problem-solving...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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This exhibition presents the whimsical illustrations of established and emerging illustrators whose works will literally jump off the page before your very eyes!

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Santa’s Paradise Express A Christmas tradition since 1959, Strasburg Rail Road welcomes a very special visitor every November and December. That’s right, Santa himself will...

Cost: Cost, times and dates vary

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 866-725-9666
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Youth with special needs or those who could use a little help and encouragement in participating in recreation are welcome to register for several “TryCAN” programs being offered by Summit...

Cost: See flyer for prices

Where:
See flyer
See flyer
, NJ
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Sponsor: Summit Community Programs
Telephone: 908-277-2932
Contact Name: Kevin Taylor

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Ivan Wong’s outdoor art installation, Monster, is the artist's impassioned response to the increasing number of natural and human-made disasters. The large enamel and vinyl billboard recreates...

Cost: Free

Where:
1207 Ocean Avenue
Mantoloking, NJ  08738


Sponsor: DANIELLE
Contact Name: Danielle Sweet
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive...

Cost: $30/carload, $12/person wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 121-596-81670
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The City Winery team is bringing back a new fall/winter concert series featuring acclaimed national touring artists (including John Doe, Kristin Hersh, and Marshall Crenshaw) to City Vineyard, the...

Cost: Tickets range from $20 — $30; food and drink are sold separately

Where:
City Vineyard
233 West Street
1000
New York, NY  10013
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Telephone: 212-334-1212
Contact Name: Rachel Newman
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Annie, the world’s best-loved family musical returns to Paper Mill Playhouse just in time for the holidays. Little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of cruel Miss...

Cost: $34-$102

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn , NJ  07041
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Sponsor: Paper Mill Playhouse
Telephone: 973 376 4343
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Calling all little firefighters! Explore this firefighter-themed exhibit, with tons of hands-on exploring. Check out the old-school pole, try on gear, ring the bell and more at this classic exhibit!

Cost: $8 for ages 1 year and up; members admitted free; grandparents free on Wednesday

Where:
Staten Island Children's Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY  10301
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Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland. Suddenly you find yourself in a dazzling valley set aglow with...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


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Recognized in 2007 as one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


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Madison Square Park Conservancy is proud to announce its thirty-fifth exhibition, Whiteout by artist Erwin Redl. The project features a luminous white carpet of LED lights across...

Where:
Madison Square Park Conversatory
New York City, NY


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Our culinary team spends weeks cooking up and creating the beauty of our life-size gingerbread house you and your pack can dine inside. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, your pack can experience this one...

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge
1 Great Wolf Dr.
Scotrun, PA
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Telephone: 800-768-9653
Website »

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‘Tis the season to come home for the holidays! Join us as we kick off the holiday season with a life-size gingerbread house, story time by the fireplace and our tree lighting...

Where:
Skytop Lodge
1 Skytop Lodge Rd.
Skytop, PA
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Telephone: 855-345-7759
Website »

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Taste of Home, the leading food and entertaining brand, brings its Gingerbread Boulevard installation to New York City’s Madison Square Park for the fourth consecutive holiday season....

Cost: Free

Where:
Madison Square Park
23rd-26th Sts. b/w 5th and Madison Aves.
New York, NY
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The only outdoor ice skating rink in Jersey City is open for the 2017/2018 season. Skating lovers can once again enjoy beautiful views of the New York City skyline while zooming around the rink at...

Cost: $7

Where:
95 River Drive South
Jersey City, NJ
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Give a family joy and hope this holiday season. Participate in the Summit YMCA's Holiday Angel Tree program. Simply come to the Summit YMCA lounge where our tree stands and pick a present tag off...

Cost: Free

Where:
Summit YMCA
67 Maple Street
Summit, NJ  07901
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Sponsor: Summit Area YMCA
Telephone: 908 273-3330 x 1126
Contact Name: Terri Clinton
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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 Avenue
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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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest...

Cost: N/A

Where:
The Mills at Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Rd
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
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Winter is sneaking up on us! Before you head out to purchase your snow clearing supplies, come to the Great Swamp Watershed Association's Breakfast Briefing. Learn about the impacts of...

Cost: Free for GSWA members, $10 (non-members)

Where:
Great Swamp Watershed Assoc HQ
568 Tempe Wick Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Great Swamp Watershed Association
Telephone: 973-538-3500
Contact Name: Val Thorpe
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Timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American intervention into World War I, this exhibition showcases the posters and flags used to stir patriotism and support the cause of war. These...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Curious visual perspectives, questions of what you see, looking deep into an abyss… but, maybe you’re wrong, maybe you’re really looking up. Shadows that trick you, light that deceives you,...

Cost: free

Where:
Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Ave
Whippany, NJ  07981
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Sponsor: Morris County Library
Telephone: 973-283-6930
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Homes are a reflection of ourselves and the environment in which we live. This was especially true for the Native Americans of North America. In this fascinating new exhibition, visitors will...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Website »

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The only outdoor ice skating rink in Jersey City is open for the 2017/2018 season. Skating lovers can once again enjoy beautiful views of the New York City skyline while zooming around the rink at...

Cost: $7

Where:
95 River Drive South
Jersey City, NJ
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Website »

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The National Constitution Center presents American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding, illuminating the founding era through priceless drafts of the U.S. Constitution. Open Now.

Cost: $0-$17

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: (215) 409-6600
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A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully...

Cost: $49.50* - $69.50

Where:
DR2
103 East 15 Street
new york, NY  10003
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Sponsor: JT Public Relations
Telephone: 646-481-6583
Contact Name: joe
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SPARK! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light illuminates the 18th and 19th century experience with light, and tells the story of the dirty and sometimes explosive fuels that created that light....

Cost: General Admissions

Where:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Telephone: 973-377-2982
Contact Name: Erin O'Donnell
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SANTALAND: November 24th – December 24th Opening the day after Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve, Macy’s Santaland transports the young and young-at-heart into a fantasy world of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Macy's Herald Square
151 West 34th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Macy's
Telephone: 646-429-5232
Contact Name: Alicia Hart
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Christmas Wonderlands recreated Christmas as it was in the 1960's to 70's. You will see over a dozen animated scenes that were once displayed in large department stores such as Macy's. You will see...

Cost: 10

Where:
Maple leaf farms
525 rt 9 south
manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: brett
Telephone: 732-484-5119
Contact Name: brett
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Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed...

Cost: Museum Plus One includes one special exhibition, giant-screen 2D or 3D film, or

Where:
The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th St
New York, NY  10024
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Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 2nd to Monday, December 30th 12 Noon to 4 PM Closed on Mondays and December 24th Visit Kip’s Castle during the month of December for a self-guided...

Cost: Free

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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Visit Jersey Shore Premium Outlets to see Strolling Santa. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa EVERY WEEKEND through December 17th.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
1 Premium Outlet Blvd
Tinton Falls, NJ  07753
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The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's role within the early Republic, including his life...

Cost: 20

Where:
the National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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Holiday Greetings...yes, it's almost that time. Save the date for the 'Lights and Carols for a Claus' light show and concert at the Iantosca Home at 43 Heather Drive in Manalapan again this year...

Cost: Free

Where:
Iantosca Home
43 Heather Drive
Manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: CentraState Healthcare Foundation

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For ages 3-8. Get ready for the new Star Wars movie by coloring in your own BB-8. Your BB-8 will even be able to spin! Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Cost: Free

Where:
Warren County Library, Northeast Branch
40 US HWY 46 West
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Warren County Library, Northeast Branch
Telephone: 908-813-3858
Contact Name: Christina Williams
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For all ages. Get ready for the latest Star Wars movie by watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13, 136 minutes) at the Northeast Branch. We'll have Luke Skywalker Smoothies and pizza!...

Cost: Free

Where:
Warren County Library, Northeast Branch
40 US HWY 46 West
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Warren County Library, Northeast Branch
Telephone: 908-813-3858
Contact Name: Christina Williams
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During the holidays, take a guided tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle, view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn its history. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays December 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14,...

Cost: $8 entrance fee

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
Verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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A wide variety of chamber music, including several pieces of classic holiday songs, will be performed by a diverse group of musicians including both vocalists and instrumentalists.

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch
379 South Branch Rd.
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
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Sponsor: SCLSNJ
Telephone: 190-852-64016
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A human raised by elves ventures to New York City in search of his real father. Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel and Bob Newhart star. This event is free. Reservations are recommended....

Cost: Free - Reservations Recommended

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Whether you're new to Summit, want to meet new people or just want to learn more, come to this open community forum sponsored by C.H.A.T por Summit held at the Summit YMCA. Find out more about...

Cost: Free

Where:
Summit YMCA
67 Maple Street
Summit, NJ  07901
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Sponsor: Summit Area YMCA
Telephone: 908 273-3330 x 1126
Contact Name: Teri Clinton
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Our annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. Showtimes: December 8 - 24;...

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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M3 Studios is a highly personalized fitness training facility in Hopewell, NJ; we are not a health club selling personal training. We offer personal training for adults, kids programs and outdoor...

Cost: Studio Rates

Where:
Hopewell Borough
5 Railroad Place
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Telephone: 609-333-0096
Contact Name: Mel Johnson
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The Stony Brook: Connecting Us, a diverse multi-media art exhibit by Hun School students, is on view in D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery through January 3. The Stony Brook,...

Cost: free

Where:
D&R Greenway Land Trust
One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609-924-4646

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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: $5 suggested donation

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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Everyone’s favorite tank engine is coming to New Jersey! Thomas & Friends™ – Explore the Rails helps kids learn about science, technology, engineering and math through play. Kids can climb up...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday,...

Cost: Museum admission is free to all New York City school and camp groups. Pay-what-y

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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Monday, November 20–Sunday, January 7 An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree and two merrily lit 19-foot Holiday Barosaurs welcome visitors to the Museum...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
, NJ

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The Grand Central Holiday Fair returns for almost six weeks with 40 artisans selling art and home goods; holiday-themed items; bath and body products; toys; and clothing and accessories for men,...

Cost: $0

Where:
Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
89 E. 42 St.
New York , NY  10017
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Old or new, many or few, book art is exactly as it reads—art composed of books. A versatile form of modern art, book art is a medium that can be as subtle as adding a drawing or text to a page,...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Unusual and intriguing objects will give you clues as to how, when, or even why these objects were made. This interactive exhibit will require visitors to use their observation and problem-solving...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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This exhibition presents the whimsical illustrations of established and emerging illustrators whose works will literally jump off the page before your very eyes!

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Ivan Wong’s outdoor art installation, Monster, is the artist's impassioned response to the increasing number of natural and human-made disasters. The large enamel and vinyl billboard recreates...

Cost: Free

Where:
1207 Ocean Avenue
Mantoloking, NJ  08738


Sponsor: DANIELLE
Contact Name: Danielle Sweet
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The Naturalists of the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) have announced the November 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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Off the Wall—Tuesday, November 28, 4:30-6:30 pm; Tuesday, December 12, 4:30-6:30 pm Meets requirements 1, 2, 3, 4a of Art Explosion. Includes materials for requirement 3e. After a tour of...

Cost: $10 scout/$5 adult

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Ave.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404 ext. 16
Contact Name: Cynthia Winslow
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive...

Cost: $30/carload, $12/person wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA  19067
View map »


Telephone: 121-596-81670
Website »

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The next session of Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble begins Nov. 21 and runs until May 1. The ensemble, open to serious musicians ages 13-18, is held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Nicholas Music Center, 85...

Cost: $565

Where:
Nicholas Music Center
85 George St
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Sponsor: Mason Gross Extension Division
Telephone: 848-932-8618
Contact Name: Chris Kenniff
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Calling all little firefighters! Explore this firefighter-themed exhibit, with tons of hands-on exploring. Check out the old-school pole, try on gear, ring the bell and more at this classic exhibit!

Cost: $8 for ages 1 year and up; members admitted free; grandparents free on Wednesday

Where:
Staten Island Children's Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY  10301
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Website »

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Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland. Suddenly you find yourself in a dazzling valley set aglow with...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


Website »

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Recognized in 2007 as one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


Website »

More information

Madison Square Park Conservancy is proud to announce its thirty-fifth exhibition, Whiteout by artist Erwin Redl. The project features a luminous white carpet of LED lights across...

Where:
Madison Square Park Conversatory
New York City, NY


Website »

More information

Our culinary team spends weeks cooking up and creating the beauty of our life-size gingerbread house you and your pack can dine inside. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, your pack can experience this one...

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge
1 Great Wolf Dr.
Scotrun, PA
View map »


Telephone: 800-768-9653
Website »

More information

The City Winery team is bringing back a new fall/winter concert series featuring acclaimed national touring artists (including John Doe, Kristin Hersh, and Marshall Crenshaw) to City Vineyard, the...

Cost: Tickets range from $20 — $30; food and drink are sold separately

Where:
City Vineyard
233 West Street
1000
New York, NY  10013
View map »


Telephone: 212-334-1212
Contact Name: Rachel Newman
Website »

More information

Santa’s Paradise Express A Christmas tradition since 1959, Strasburg Rail Road welcomes a very special visitor every November and December. That’s right, Santa himself will...

Cost: Cost, times and dates vary

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
View map »


Telephone: 866-725-9666
Website »

More information

‘Tis the season to come home for the holidays! Join us as we kick off the holiday season with a life-size gingerbread house, story time by the fireplace and our tree lighting...

Where:
Skytop Lodge
1 Skytop Lodge Rd.
Skytop, PA
View map »


Telephone: 855-345-7759
Website »

More information

Come learn and play at this weekly local West Coast Swing Class taught by WCS National Champion Arjay Centeno. Have fun with your fellow "westies" with social dancing after the lessons. No partner...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Brix Restaurant and Bar
371 S Franklin Ave
Belleville, NJ  07109
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Taste of Home, the leading food and entertaining brand, brings its Gingerbread Boulevard installation to New York City’s Madison Square Park for the fourth consecutive holiday season....

Cost: Free

Where:
Madison Square Park
23rd-26th Sts. b/w 5th and Madison Aves.
New York, NY
View map »


Website »

More information

Annie, the world’s best-loved family musical returns to Paper Mill Playhouse just in time for the holidays. Little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of cruel Miss...

Cost: $34-$102

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn , NJ  07041
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Sponsor: Paper Mill Playhouse
Telephone: 973 376 4343
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Give a family joy and hope this holiday season. Participate in the Summit YMCA's Holiday Angel Tree program. Simply come to the Summit YMCA lounge where our tree stands and pick a present tag off...

Cost: Free

Where:
Summit YMCA
67 Maple Street
Summit, NJ  07901
View map »


Sponsor: Summit Area YMCA
Telephone: 908 273-3330 x 1126
Contact Name: Terri Clinton
Website »

More information

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 Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
View map »


Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
Website »

More information

Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest...

Cost: N/A

Where:
The Mills at Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Rd
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
View map »

More information

Homes are a reflection of ourselves and the environment in which we live. This was especially true for the Native Americans of North America. In this fascinating new exhibition, visitors will...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
View map »


Website »

More information

Timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American intervention into World War I, this exhibition showcases the posters and flags used to stir patriotism and support the cause of war. These...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
View map »


Website »

More information

Curious visual perspectives, questions of what you see, looking deep into an abyss… but, maybe you’re wrong, maybe you’re really looking up. Shadows that trick you, light that deceives you,...

Cost: free

Where:
Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Ave
Whippany, NJ  07981
View map »


Sponsor: Morris County Library
Telephone: 973-283-6930
Website »

More information

MUSE Academy, a new Pre-K3 through 12 independent school housed within the Brooklyn Music School, announces the final Information Session for 2018 at 126 St Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 on...

Cost: Free

Where:
MUSE Academy
126 St Felix Street
Brooklyn, NY  11217
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The National Constitution Center presents American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding, illuminating the founding era through priceless drafts of the U.S. Constitution. Open Now.

Cost: $0-$17

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: (215) 409-6600
Website »

More information

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully...

Cost: $49.50* - $69.50

Where:
DR2
103 East 15 Street
new york, NY  10003
View map »


Sponsor: JT Public Relations
Telephone: 646-481-6583
Contact Name: joe
Website »

More information

SPARK! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light illuminates the 18th and 19th century experience with light, and tells the story of the dirty and sometimes explosive fuels that created that light....

Cost: General Admissions

Where:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ  07940
View map »


Sponsor: Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Telephone: 973-377-2982
Contact Name: Erin O'Donnell
Website »

More information

SANTALAND: November 24th – December 24th Opening the day after Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve, Macy’s Santaland transports the young and young-at-heart into a fantasy world of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Macy's Herald Square
151 West 34th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY  10001
View map »


Sponsor: Macy's
Telephone: 646-429-5232
Contact Name: Alicia Hart
Website »

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE MUMMIES AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY THE EXHIBITION, WHICH SHOWCASES 18 RARELY SEEN MUMMIES, WILL CLOSE JANUARY 7, 2018 WHEN: Mummies closes on January 7, 2018...

Cost: $22.50-$28

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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LAST CHANCE TO SEE MUMMIES AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY THE EXHIBITION, WHICH SHOWCASES 18 RARELY SEEN MUMMIES, WILL CLOSE JANUARY 7, 2018 WHEN: Mummies closes on January 7, 2018...

Cost: $22.50-$28

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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Christmas Wonderlands recreated Christmas as it was in the 1960's to 70's. You will see over a dozen animated scenes that were once displayed in large department stores such as Macy's. You will see...

Cost: 10

Where:
Maple leaf farms
525 rt 9 south
manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: brett
Telephone: 732-484-5119
Contact Name: brett
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Our Holiday Lunch Buffet is such a great way to take a break from your holiday errands or to celebrate the season with friends or co-workers! Come for a fireside lunch in the cozy historic Grain...

Cost: $23 per person

Where:
Grain House Restaurant
225 Route 202
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Santa’s Paradise Express A Christmas tradition since 1959, Strasburg Rail Road welcomes a very special visitor every November and December. That’s right, Santa himself will...

Cost: Cost, times and dates vary

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 866-725-9666
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The Drumthwacket Foundation in partnership with New Jersey Garden Clubs presents “The Holidays at Drumthwacket,” this year’s holiday décor theme for...

Where:
Drumthwacket Foundation
354 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ
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Join us for an entertaining and educational 90 minutes that will change your life! Laugh your concerns away and gain powerful knowledge to secure your financial future. Cable Ace Award winning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Integrity Title Agency
110 Barclay Pavilion East
Cherry Hill, NJ  08034
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Telephone: 215-399-9386
Contact Name: Michael R. Blahusch, CFP®, MBA and Michael A Scarp
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Join us for an entertaining and educational 90 minutes that will change your life! Laugh your concerns away and gain powerful knowledge to secure your financial future. Cable Ace Award winning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Integrity Title Agency
110 Barclay Pavilion East
Cherry Hill, NJ  08034
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Telephone: 215-399-9386
Contact Name: Michael R. Blahusch, CFP®, MBA and Michael A Scarp
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Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed...

Cost: Museum Plus One includes one special exhibition, giant-screen 2D or 3D film, or

Where:
The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th St
New York, NY  10024
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Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 2nd to Monday, December 30th 12 Noon to 4 PM Closed on Mondays and December 24th Visit Kip’s Castle during the month of December for a self-guided...

Cost: Free

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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Visit Jersey Shore Premium Outlets to see Strolling Santa. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa EVERY WEEKEND through December 17th.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
1 Premium Outlet Blvd
Tinton Falls, NJ  07753
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The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's role within the early Republic, including his life...

Cost: 20

Where:
the National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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The CRRNJ Terminal, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island stand together as the Historic Trilogy. Come follow the trail of the immigrant experience. This program will include the film “Dreams of...

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: 201-544-5185
Contact Name: Nature Center
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Join us in the historic Wisner House kitchen to create delicious, edible holiday treats. Practice basic kitchen skills and learn some new useful ones. As a bonus - eat & enjoy your creations!...

Cost: Members $10; Non-Members $25

Where:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ  07901
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The only outdoor ice skating rink in Jersey City is open for the 2017/2018 season. Skating lovers can once again enjoy beautiful views of the New York City skyline while zooming around the rink at...

Cost: $7

Where:
95 River Drive South
Jersey City, NJ
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Holiday Greetings...yes, it's almost that time. Save the date for the 'Lights and Carols for a Claus' light show and concert at the Iantosca Home at 43 Heather Drive in Manalapan again this year...

Cost: Free

Where:
Iantosca Home
43 Heather Drive
Manalapan, NJ  07726
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Visit Livingston Mall on December 13th at 5:00 PM for the Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah. This event will take place on the upper level of Center Court.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Livingston Mall
112 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Join us on December 13th at Branches Catering as we host our Co-Op Office Holiday Bash! Eat, Drink, & be Merry with your co-workers, or a group of your friends! We'll have a DJ, dancing, &...

Cost: $40 per person (plus tax & gratuity)

Where:
Branches Catering
123 Monmouth Rd
West Long Branchs, NJ  07764
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Sponsor: Branches Catering
Telephone: 732-865-5107
Contact Name: Jessica

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For mothers and daughters! Please join us for our Mother-Daughter Book Club. Book title to be announced. This book club is intended for girls ages 11-15 and their mothers. Registration is required;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Warren County Library, Northeast Branch
40 US HWY 46 West
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Warren County Library, Northeast Branch
Telephone: 908-813-3858
Contact Name: Christina Williams
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Join Cylvia Ultz and learn origami! All ages are welcome to join this creative club. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Cost: Free

Where:
Warren County Library, Northeast Branch
40 US HWY 46 West
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Warren County Library, Northeast Branch
Telephone: 908-813-3858
Contact Name: Christina Williams
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During the holidays, take a guided tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle, view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn its history. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays December 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14,...

Cost: $8 entrance fee

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
Verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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Calling all little firefighters! Explore this firefighter-themed exhibit, with tons of hands-on exploring. Check out the old-school pole, try on gear, ring the bell and more at this classic exhibit!

Cost: $8 for ages 1 year and up; members admitted free; grandparents free on Wednesday

Where:
Staten Island Children's Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY  10301
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Learn how to keep your family and property safer in case of emergency. Presented by the Montgomery Township Health Department.

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch
64 Washington Street
Rocky Hill, NJ  08553
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Sponsor: SCLSNJ
Telephone: 908-526-4016
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Our annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. Showtimes: December 8 - 24;...

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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M3 Studios is a highly personalized fitness training facility in Hopewell, NJ; we are not a health club selling personal training. We offer personal training for adults, kids programs and outdoor...

Cost: Studio Rates

Where:
Hopewell Borough
5 Railroad Place
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Telephone: 609-333-0096
Contact Name: Mel Johnson
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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 Duke...

Cost: Free

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: Dina Healey
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The Stony Brook: Connecting Us, a diverse multi-media art exhibit by Hun School students, is on view in D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery through January 3. The Stony Brook,...

Cost: free

Where:
D&R Greenway Land Trust
One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609-924-4646

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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: $5 suggested donation

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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Our preschool preparation drop off class will nurture your child’s enthusiasm for learning. Our certified and experienced teacher, Alyssa Englert, will lead activities focusing on a gentle...

Cost: $99 for 4 weeks

Where:
Giggles
103 Miln Street
Cranford, NJ  07016
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Sponsor: Giggles
Telephone: 908-272-4380
Contact Name: Amanda Prieto

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Everyone’s favorite tank engine is coming to New Jersey! Thomas & Friends™ – Explore the Rails helps kids learn about science, technology, engineering and math through play. Kids can climb up...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Park Bench 2nd Wednesday of the month, 9:30–11:30 a.m. $18 per family/$6 Family Members and above Park Bench introduces young children (pre-school+) to the Museum through a themed art project,...

Cost: $18 per family/$6 Family Members and above

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 Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday,...

Cost: Museum admission is free to all New York City school and camp groups. Pay-what-y

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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Monday, November 20–Sunday, January 7 An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree and two merrily lit 19-foot Holiday Barosaurs welcome visitors to the Museum...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
, NJ

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Old or new, many or few, book art is exactly as it reads—art composed of books. A versatile form of modern art, book art is a medium that can be as subtle as adding a drawing or text to a page,...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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The Grand Central Holiday Fair returns for almost six weeks with 40 artisans selling art and home goods; holiday-themed items; bath and body products; toys; and clothing and accessories for men,...

Cost: $0

Where:
Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
89 E. 42 St.
New York , NY  10017
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Unusual and intriguing objects will give you clues as to how, when, or even why these objects were made. This interactive exhibit will require visitors to use their observation and problem-solving...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Ivan Wong’s outdoor art installation, Monster, is the artist's impassioned response to the increasing number of natural and human-made disasters. The large enamel and vinyl billboard recreates...

Cost: Free

Where:
1207 Ocean Avenue
Mantoloking, NJ  08738


Sponsor: DANIELLE
Contact Name: Danielle Sweet
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Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland. Suddenly you find yourself in a dazzling valley set aglow with...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


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This exhibition presents the whimsical illustrations of established and emerging illustrators whose works will literally jump off the page before your very eyes!

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Visit us for this open house event for parents, caregivers, and grandparents with children from birth to age 6. Registration preferred; please contact Barbara Mann at 845.356.2514 x326 or...

Cost: Free

Where:
Green Meadow Waldorf School, Nursery Building
307 Hungry Hollow Rd
Chestnut Ridge, NY  10977
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Sponsor: Green Meadow Waldorf School
Telephone: 845-356-2514 x311
Contact Name: Vicki Larson
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Presented by Colleen Meitzler, the 2016-2017 Governor’s Award for Educational Services Professional of the Year recipient. Colleen specializes in sharing her passion and love of dance by...

Cost: $200

Where:
Dance Designs Studio
12-38 River Road
Fair Lawn, NJ  07410
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Sponsor: Dance Designs Studios
Telephone: 201-791-8873
Contact Name: Gayle Naftaly
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Help your kids experience early on the wonderful benefits yoga can provide. Plus, enjoy yoga for yourself at the same time! AGES 6-9 WEDNESDAYS 4:15pm-5:00pm (Adult classes will run the same...

Cost: $49.00-$99.00 (multiple options please see website)

Where:
purespace studio
40 E.Mill Rd
Long Valley, NJ  07853
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Sponsor: purespace studio
Telephone: 908-876-1876
Contact Name: Alyssia Saporito
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Madison Square Park Conservancy is proud to announce its thirty-fifth exhibition, Whiteout by artist Erwin Redl. The project features a luminous white carpet of LED lights across...

Where:
Madison Square Park Conversatory
New York City, NY


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Learn to Skate at Flemington Ice Arena! Group lessons for ages 3 to adult. Fall session September-October, Winter session November-December. Wednesdays 5-6, Sundays 1-2. Weekday morning classes can...

Cost: $7+

Where:
Flemington Ice Arena
426 Case Blvd
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Telephone: 908-237-1423 x202
Contact Name: Julie DiLiberto
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive...

Cost: $30/carload, $12/person wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 121-596-81670
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Parents Anonymous® SEAS (Support, Education, Advocacy, Strenth) support group in Sussex County NJ open to all parents, grandparents and caregiver. This free comprehensive family strengthening...

Cost: FREE

Where:
NORWESCAP
186 Halsey Road
Newton, NJ  07860
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Sponsor: Parents Anonymous® SEAS
Telephone: 973-270-4851 or 862-
Contact Name: Danielle or Laura
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Recognized in 2007 as one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


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Our culinary team spends weeks cooking up and creating the beauty of our life-size gingerbread house you and your pack can dine inside. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, your pack can experience this one...

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge
1 Great Wolf Dr.
Scotrun, PA
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Telephone: 800-768-9653
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‘Tis the season to come home for the holidays! Join us as we kick off the holiday season with a life-size gingerbread house, story time by the fireplace and our tree lighting...

Where:
Skytop Lodge
1 Skytop Lodge Rd.
Skytop, PA
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Telephone: 855-345-7759
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Taste of Home, the leading food and entertaining brand, brings its Gingerbread Boulevard installation to New York City’s Madison Square Park for the fourth consecutive holiday season....

Cost: Free

Where:
Madison Square Park
23rd-26th Sts. b/w 5th and Madison Aves.
New York, NY
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Youth aged 10-17 are invited to audition for our Quiet Storm Dance Drill Team on the following Saturdays 9/23 from 1 pm-3 pm at the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity at 600 Broad Street, Newark, NJ,...

Cost: $350 members and $425 non-members

Where:
YMCA of Newark and Vicinity
600 Broad Street
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973-624-8900
Contact Name: Julia Robbins
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Want to brush up on your Spanish and learn more about customs, food and traditions? Are you planning a trip and would like to feel comfortable conversing in Spanish?

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch
379 South Branch Rd.
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
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Sponsor: SCLSNJ
Telephone: 190-852-64016
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Annie, the world’s best-loved family musical returns to Paper Mill Playhouse just in time for the holidays. Little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of cruel Miss...

Cost: $34-$102

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn , NJ  07041
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Sponsor: Paper Mill Playhouse
Telephone: 973 376 4343
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Give a family joy and hope this holiday season. Participate in the Summit YMCA's Holiday Angel Tree program. Simply come to the Summit YMCA lounge where our tree stands and pick a present tag off...

Cost: Free

Where:
Summit YMCA
67 Maple Street
Summit, NJ  07901
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Sponsor: Summit Area YMCA
Telephone: 908 273-3330 x 1126
Contact Name: Terri Clinton
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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 Avenue
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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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest...

Cost: N/A

Where:
The Mills at Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Rd
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
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Timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American intervention into World War I, this exhibition showcases the posters and flags used to stir patriotism and support the cause of war. These...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Homes are a reflection of ourselves and the environment in which we live. This was especially true for the Native Americans of North America. In this fascinating new exhibition, visitors will...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Curious visual perspectives, questions of what you see, looking deep into an abyss… but, maybe you’re wrong, maybe you’re really looking up. Shadows that trick you, light that deceives you,...

Cost: free

Where:
Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Ave
Whippany, NJ  07981
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Sponsor: Morris County Library
Telephone: 973-283-6930
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The National Constitution Center presents American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding, illuminating the founding era through priceless drafts of the U.S. Constitution. Open Now.

Cost: $0-$17

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: (215) 409-6600
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A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully...

Cost: $49.50* - $69.50

Where:
DR2
103 East 15 Street
new york, NY  10003
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Sponsor: JT Public Relations
Telephone: 646-481-6583
Contact Name: joe
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SPARK! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light illuminates the 18th and 19th century experience with light, and tells the story of the dirty and sometimes explosive fuels that created that light....

Cost: General Admissions

Where:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Telephone: 973-377-2982
Contact Name: Erin O'Donnell
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SANTALAND: November 24th – December 24th Opening the day after Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve, Macy’s Santaland transports the young and young-at-heart into a fantasy world of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Macy's Herald Square
151 West 34th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Macy's
Telephone: 646-429-5232
Contact Name: Alicia Hart
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LAST CHANCE TO SEE MUMMIES AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY THE EXHIBITION, WHICH SHOWCASES 18 RARELY SEEN MUMMIES, WILL CLOSE JANUARY 7, 2018 WHEN: Mummies closes on January 7, 2018...

Cost: $22.50-$28

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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LAST CHANCE TO SEE MUMMIES AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY THE EXHIBITION, WHICH SHOWCASES 18 RARELY SEEN MUMMIES, WILL CLOSE JANUARY 7, 2018 WHEN: Mummies closes on January 7, 2018...

Cost: $22.50-$28

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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Christmas Wonderlands recreated Christmas as it was in the 1960's to 70's. You will see over a dozen animated scenes that were once displayed in large department stores such as Macy's. You will see...

Cost: 10

Where:
Maple leaf farms
525 rt 9 south
manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: brett
Telephone: 732-484-5119
Contact Name: brett
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Our Holiday Lunch Buffet is such a great way to take a break from your holiday errands or to celebrate the season with friends or co-workers! Come for a fireside lunch in the cozy historic Grain...

Cost: $23 per person

Where:
Grain House Restaurant
225 Route 202
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed...

Cost: Museum Plus One includes one special exhibition, giant-screen 2D or 3D film, or

Where:
The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th St
New York, NY  10024
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Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 2nd to Monday, December 30th 12 Noon to 4 PM Closed on Mondays and December 24th Visit Kip’s Castle during the month of December for a self-guided...

Cost: Free

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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Visit Jersey Shore Premium Outlets to see Strolling Santa. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa EVERY WEEKEND through December 17th.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
1 Premium Outlet Blvd
Tinton Falls, NJ  07753
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We’d love if you could join us for lunch – and we’ll pick up the tab! Learn about test anxiety, how this impacts a student’s performance and emotional well-being, with Clinical...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Fusion Academy Montclair
427 Bloomfield Ave
Third Floor
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Fusion Academy Montclair
Telephone: 845-608-6108
Contact Name: Laura Gorzka
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The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's role within the early Republic, including his life...

Cost: 20

Where:
the National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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Holiday Greetings...yes, it's almost that time. Save the date for the 'Lights and Carols for a Claus' light show and concert at the Iantosca Home at 43 Heather Drive in Manalapan again this year...

Cost: Free

Where:
Iantosca Home
43 Heather Drive
Manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: CentraState Healthcare Foundation

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When school is out, kids can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore Tenafly Nature Center woods and trails with their peers, make crafts, go hiking (even in the snow) and play games...

Cost: Varies. $260 whole week, $75 daily; $140 half day whole week, $45 half day

Where:
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson ave
Tenafly, NJ  07670
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Telephone: 201-568-6093
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Toms River Elks Lodge #1875 cordially invites you to the 4th Annual FESTIVAL of TREES Charity Fundraiser on December 14 from 5 to 9 PM. This is a FREE family friendly event open to the public....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Toms River Elks Lodge #1875
600 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ  08753
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Sponsor: Toms River Elks Lodge #1875
Telephone: 732-814-9933
Contact Name: Jenel Marino

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Holiday Paint Nights at Rutherfurd Hall.Kid’s Paint Night in one room and Adult’s Wine and Paint Night in another. Both include a 16X20 canvas, paint, professional instruction and a Philly...

Cost: kids $20 Adults $25

Where:
Rutherfurd Hall
1657 Rte 517
Allamuchy, NJ  07820
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Telephone: 908-852-1894 ext 338
Contact Name: Jessica Taenzer
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Do you enjoy puzzles? Let's solve some together. Adults with special needs are welcome to a fun evening with jigsaw puzzles. All materials will be provided.

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ’s Somerville Library branch
35 West End Ave.
Somerville, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: SCLSNJ
Telephone: 190-852-64016
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See the period holiday decorations artfully designed by the Garden Club of Montclair in the Crane House & Historic YWCA. Executive Director Jane Eliasof leads special candlelight tours that tell...

Cost: $20 per person; $15 for members

Where:
Crane House and Historic YWCA
110 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair History Center
Telephone: 973-744-1796
Contact Name: Montclair History Center
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During the holidays, take a guided tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle, view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn its history. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays December 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14,...

Cost: $8 entrance fee

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
Verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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Our annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. Showtimes: December 8 - 24;...

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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M3 Studios is a highly personalized fitness training facility in Hopewell, NJ; we are not a health club selling personal training. We offer personal training for adults, kids programs and outdoor...

Cost: Studio Rates

Where:
Hopewell Borough
5 Railroad Place
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Telephone: 609-333-0096
Contact Name: Mel Johnson
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The Stony Brook: Connecting Us, a diverse multi-media art exhibit by Hun School students, is on view in D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery through January 3. The Stony Brook,...

Cost: free

Where:
D&R Greenway Land Trust
One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609-924-4646

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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: $5 suggested donation

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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Everyone’s favorite tank engine is coming to New Jersey! Thomas & Friends™ – Explore the Rails helps kids learn about science, technology, engineering and math through play. Kids can climb up...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday,...

Cost: Museum admission is free to all New York City school and camp groups. Pay-what-y

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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Monday, November 20–Sunday, January 7 An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree and two merrily lit 19-foot Holiday Barosaurs welcome visitors to the Museum...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
, NJ

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The Grand Central Holiday Fair returns for almost six weeks with 40 artisans selling art and home goods; holiday-themed items; bath and body products; toys; and clothing and accessories for men,...

Cost: $0

Where:
Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
89 E. 42 St.
New York , NY  10017
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Old or new, many or few, book art is exactly as it reads—art composed of books. A versatile form of modern art, book art is a medium that can be as subtle as adding a drawing or text to a page,...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Unusual and intriguing objects will give you clues as to how, when, or even why these objects were made. This interactive exhibit will require visitors to use their observation and problem-solving...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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This exhibition presents the whimsical illustrations of established and emerging illustrators whose works will literally jump off the page before your very eyes!

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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What would the holidays be without toys? No matter the generation, you will always remember that favorite doll, toy car or truck—whether lost to time or tucked away. Check out the unique...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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This December, the Morris Museum is reopening its Mega Model Trains exhibit, an intricate model train set that meanders across a 288-square-foot landscape replicating a bustling city and pastoral...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Ivan Wong’s outdoor art installation, Monster, is the artist's impassioned response to the increasing number of natural and human-made disasters. The large enamel and vinyl billboard recreates...

Cost: Free

Where:
1207 Ocean Avenue
Mantoloking, NJ  08738


Sponsor: DANIELLE
Contact Name: Danielle Sweet
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The Naturalists of the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) have announced the November 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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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey is taking registration for the December sessions of “Swamp...

Cost: $18

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: Christa Wood
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive...

Cost: $30/carload, $12/person wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 121-596-81670
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The most popular comprehensive childbirth class in the NYC metro area....FREE! This class is designed to minimize your apprehension about the birth process. Experienced instructors will help you...

Cost: FREE

Where:
RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP
714 10TH STREET
SECAUCUS, NJ  07094
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Sponsor: RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP
Telephone: 120-155-22333
Contact Name: JANICE CHARLES
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Santa’s Paradise Express A Christmas tradition since 1959, Strasburg Rail Road welcomes a very special visitor every November and December. That’s right, Santa himself will...

Cost: Cost, times and dates vary

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 866-725-9666
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Calling all little firefighters! Explore this firefighter-themed exhibit, with tons of hands-on exploring. Check out the old-school pole, try on gear, ring the bell and more at this classic exhibit!

Cost: $8 for ages 1 year and up; members admitted free; grandparents free on Wednesday

Where:
Staten Island Children's Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY  10301
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Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland. Suddenly you find yourself in a dazzling valley set aglow with...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


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Recognized in 2007 as one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


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Annie, the world’s best-loved family musical returns to Paper Mill Playhouse just in time for the holidays. Little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of cruel Miss...

Cost: $34-$102

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn , NJ  07041
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Sponsor: Paper Mill Playhouse
Telephone: 973 376 4343
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Madison Square Park Conservancy is proud to announce its thirty-fifth exhibition, Whiteout by artist Erwin Redl. The project features a luminous white carpet of LED lights across...

Where:
Madison Square Park Conversatory
New York City, NY


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Our culinary team spends weeks cooking up and creating the beauty of our life-size gingerbread house you and your pack can dine inside. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, your pack can experience this one...

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge
1 Great Wolf Dr.
Scotrun, PA
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Telephone: 800-768-9653
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‘Tis the season to come home for the holidays! Join us as we kick off the holiday season with a life-size gingerbread house, story time by the fireplace and our tree lighting...

Where:
Skytop Lodge
1 Skytop Lodge Rd.
Skytop, PA
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Telephone: 855-345-7759
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Taste of Home, the leading food and entertaining brand, brings its Gingerbread Boulevard installation to New York City’s Madison Square Park for the fourth consecutive holiday season....

Cost: Free

Where:
Madison Square Park
23rd-26th Sts. b/w 5th and Madison Aves.
New York, NY
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Celebrate the season with Thursday Night Holiday Lights! Stroll Historic Flemington’s beautifully decorated streets with over 600 luminaries. Enjoy free carriage and antique firetruck rides,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Historic Flemington
Flemington, NJ

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The only outdoor ice skating rink in Jersey City is open for the 2017/2018 season. Skating lovers can once again enjoy beautiful views of the New York City skyline while zooming around the rink at...

Cost: $7

Where:
95 River Drive South
Jersey City, NJ
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Vendor Village- Open Friday November 24-December 31 Thursdays from 5pm-9pm Fridays 5pm-10pm Saturdays 9am-10pm Sundays 9am-6pm *Christmas Eve 9am-5pm...

Where:
Cape May, NJ

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Give a family joy and hope this holiday season. Participate in the Summit YMCA's Holiday Angel Tree program. Simply come to the Summit YMCA lounge where our tree stands and pick a present tag off...

Cost: Free

Where:
Summit YMCA
67 Maple Street
Summit, NJ  07901
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Sponsor: Summit Area YMCA
Telephone: 908 273-3330 x 1126
Contact Name: Terri Clinton
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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 Avenue
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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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest...

Cost: N/A

Where:
The Mills at Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Rd
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
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Timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American intervention into World War I, this exhibition showcases the posters and flags used to stir patriotism and support the cause of war. These...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Homes are a reflection of ourselves and the environment in which we live. This was especially true for the Native Americans of North America. In this fascinating new exhibition, visitors will...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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The National Constitution Center presents American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding, illuminating the founding era through priceless drafts of the U.S. Constitution. Open Now.

Cost: $0-$17

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: (215) 409-6600
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A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully...

Cost: $49.50* - $69.50

Where:
DR2
103 East 15 Street
new york, NY  10003
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Sponsor: JT Public Relations
Telephone: 646-481-6583
Contact Name: joe
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SPARK! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light illuminates the 18th and 19th century experience with light, and tells the story of the dirty and sometimes explosive fuels that created that light....

Cost: General Admissions

Where:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Telephone: 973-377-2982
Contact Name: Erin O'Donnell
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SANTALAND: November 24th – December 24th Opening the day after Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve, Macy’s Santaland transports the young and young-at-heart into a fantasy world of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Macy's Herald Square
151 West 34th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Macy's
Telephone: 646-429-5232
Contact Name: Alicia Hart
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LAST CHANCE TO SEE MUMMIES AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY THE EXHIBITION, WHICH SHOWCASES 18 RARELY SEEN MUMMIES, WILL CLOSE JANUARY 7, 2018 WHEN: Mummies closes on January 7, 2018...

Cost: $22.50-$28

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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LAST CHANCE TO SEE MUMMIES AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY THE EXHIBITION, WHICH SHOWCASES 18 RARELY SEEN MUMMIES, WILL CLOSE JANUARY 7, 2018 WHEN: Mummies closes on January 7, 2018...

Cost: $22.50-$28

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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Join us for the December Small Explorers Program on Dec. 16 or 28. This month's theme is snow; we're reading "the Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats, visiting the Inuit/Eskimo section of the "Hearth &...

Cost: Free

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Christmas Wonderlands recreated Christmas as it was in the 1960's to 70's. You will see over a dozen animated scenes that were once displayed in large department stores such as Macy's. You will see...

Cost: 10

Where:
Maple leaf farms
525 rt 9 south
manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: brett
Telephone: 732-484-5119
Contact Name: brett
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Join us at Camp DeWitt for a holiday extravaganza! Enjoy hot cocoa, make crafts you can give away as gifts, visit with Santa, and get in the holiday spirit. All are welcome – bring your family...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Camp Agnes DeWitt
605 Montgomery Rd
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
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Sponsor: Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-518-4400
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Winter is a difficult time for birds and other animals to find food. In this workshop, children will create edible ornaments to hang on a tree at the Arboretum and also take some home to decorate...

Cost: Members $10; Non-Members $25

Where:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ  07901
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Curious visual perspectives, questions of what you see, looking deep into an abyss… but, maybe you’re wrong, maybe you’re really looking up. Shadows that trick you, light that deceives you,...

Cost: free

Where:
Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Ave
Whippany, NJ  07981
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Sponsor: Morris County Library
Telephone: 973-283-6930
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Miss Katie presents a puppet storytime for kids and early literacy tips for parents.

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch
64 Washington Street
Rocky Hill, NJ  08553
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Sponsor: SCLSNJ
Telephone: 908-526-4016
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KIDS AND CRITTERS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM 11:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M. Fridays, December 1, 15 January 12, 26 February 9, 23 Bright pictures, lively stories, and learning about animals and nature – come...

Cost: $5 per family member or $7 per non-member family

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-427-352
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Our Holiday Lunch Buffet is such a great way to take a break from your holiday errands or to celebrate the season with friends or co-workers! Come for a fireside lunch in the cozy historic Grain...

Cost: $23 per person

Where:
Grain House Restaurant
225 Route 202
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed...

Cost: Museum Plus One includes one special exhibition, giant-screen 2D or 3D film, or

Where:
The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th St
New York, NY  10024
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Visit Jersey Shore Premium Outlets to see Strolling Santa. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa EVERY WEEKEND through December 17th.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
1 Premium Outlet Blvd
Tinton Falls, NJ  07753
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The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's role within the early Republic, including his life...

Cost: 20

Where:
the National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Bring your son or daughter and decorate chocolate treats. Learn how to make hand-made sweets and play with a real chocolate fountain. Reservations are required.

Cost: $30 per parent/ child pair; $10 for each additional children

Where:
Chocolate Works
42 South Park St. Next to Starbucks
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Telephone: 973-744-0500
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Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 2nd to Monday, December 30th 12 Noon to 4 PM Closed on Mondays and December 24th Visit Kip’s Castle during the month of December for a self-guided...

Cost: Free

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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Holiday Greetings...yes, it's almost that time. Save the date for the 'Lights and Carols for a Claus' light show and concert at the Iantosca Home at 43 Heather Drive in Manalapan again this year...

Cost: Free

Where:
Iantosca Home
43 Heather Drive
Manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: CentraState Healthcare Foundation

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The Theater at the 14th Street Y is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Theater Season with a deadline of December 15, 2017. Applications are available online at...

Cost: Free

Where:
, NJ

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Come to The Messy Artist for an evening of painting fun! Bring your friends or make some new ones while you paint. We run biweekly workshops for adults, 5th – 8th graders, and 9th – 12th...

Cost: $20

Where:
The Messy Artist
356 Route 10 West
East Hanover, NJ  07936
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Sponsor: The Messy Artist
Telephone: 973-378-2425
Contact Name: The Messy Artist
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Weihnachtsmarkt, or Christmas Market is a European Holiday tradition originating from German Austria, Italy and France.  The history of the markets go back to the late Middle ages with...

Where:
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten (on the roof)
Asbury Park, NJ

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Student matinee performances are performances of select ballets that are marketed to schools and school groups. A full, regular performance is presented to an audience that primarily consists of...

Cost: $15-$50

Where:
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Join us for a Festive Friday Family Swim! Free cookies and hot chocolate will be served and your children can work on their “fishlist”! We will have supplies for them to create a holiday list...

Cost: Free

Where:
Goldfish Swim School Wyckoff
327 Franklin Ave
Wyckoff, NJ  07481
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Sponsor: Goldfish Swim School Wyckoff
Telephone: 201-254-3474
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Recognized in 2007 as one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


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NJCYB Nutcracker December 15-17 $28 Orchestra, $25 Balcony, $15 Child (-12) Fri 7PM, Sat 2PM & 7PM, Sun 3PM There’s magic in the air and a sparkle in every smile when The Nutcracker comes to...

Cost: $28.00/$25.00/$15.00

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
Contact Name: Catherine Rust
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There’s magic in the air and sparkle in every smile when Nutcracker comes to town! Over 50 talented dancers and actors from Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties have earned roles in the...

Cost: $28 Adults, $15 Children

Where:
Sitnik Theater, Centenary College
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ, NJ  07853
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Sponsor: NJCYB
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Taste of Home, the leading food and entertaining brand, brings its Gingerbread Boulevard installation to New York City’s Madison Square Park for the fourth consecutive holiday season....

Cost: Free

Where:
Madison Square Park
23rd-26th Sts. b/w 5th and Madison Aves.
New York, NY
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Journey to the Land of the Sweets for Philadelphia’s most beloved holiday tradition. Giant mice, dancing snowflakes, a growing Christmas tree, and an enchanted nutcracker are sure to delight the...

Cost: $35-$149

Where:
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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During the holidays, take a guided tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle, view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn its history. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays December 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14,...

Cost: $8 entrance fee

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
Verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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The only outdoor ice skating rink in Jersey City is open for the 2017/2018 season. Skating lovers can once again enjoy beautiful views of the New York City skyline while zooming around the rink at...

Cost: $7

Where:
95 River Drive South
Jersey City, NJ
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Brooklyn Music School (BMS) presents a Musical Theater Performance of Little Red Riding Hood on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7pm. BMS is located at 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn. Tickets are...

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
, NJ

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Over 100 musicians ages 3 to 18 will perform in Union City Music Project's 7th Annual Holiday Concert on Friday, Dec. 15th to benefit their After School Orchestral Music Education Program for...

Cost: $30 concert only; $100 for VIP reception and concert

Where:
Park Theater Performing Arts Center
560 32nd Street
Union City, NJ  07087
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Sponsor: Union City Music Project
Telephone: 646-831-7719
Contact Name: Melina Garcia
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The only American Repertory Ballet performances featuring a live orchestra and choir! American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent...

Cost: $35-$85

Where:
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Calling all little firefighters! Explore this firefighter-themed exhibit, with tons of hands-on exploring. Check out the old-school pole, try on gear, ring the bell and more at this classic exhibit!

Cost: $8 for ages 1 year and up; members admitted free; grandparents free on Wednesday

Where:
Staten Island Children's Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY  10301
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Our annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. Showtimes: December 8 - 24;...

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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National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with the 50th presentation of...

Cost: $30-$100

Where:
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Perfor
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York City, NY  10023
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M3 Studios is a highly personalized fitness training facility in Hopewell, NJ; we are not a health club selling personal training. We offer personal training for adults, kids programs and outdoor...

Cost: Studio Rates

Where:
Hopewell Borough
5 Railroad Place
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Telephone: 609-333-0096
Contact Name: Mel Johnson
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The Stony Brook: Connecting Us, a diverse multi-media art exhibit by Hun School students, is on view in D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery through January 3. The Stony Brook,...

Cost: free

Where:
D&R Greenway Land Trust
One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609-924-4646

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‘Tis the season to come home for the holidays! Join us as we kick off the holiday season with a life-size gingerbread house, story time by the fireplace and our tree lighting...

Where:
Skytop Lodge
1 Skytop Lodge Rd.
Skytop, PA
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Telephone: 855-345-7759
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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: $5 suggested donation

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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Everyone’s favorite tank engine is coming to New Jersey! Thomas & Friends™ – Explore the Rails helps kids learn about science, technology, engineering and math through play. Kids can climb up...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Our culinary team spends weeks cooking up and creating the beauty of our life-size gingerbread house you and your pack can dine inside. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, your pack can experience this one...

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge
1 Great Wolf Dr.
Scotrun, PA
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One of many activities sponsored by the Folk Project. Friday night concerts generally include an opening act and a main act. Second Friday of the month is usually Open Stage. Wheelchair...

Cost: Adults $10/12 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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The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday,...

Cost: Museum admission is free to all New York City school and camp groups. Pay-what-y

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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Monday, November 20–Sunday, January 7 An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree and two merrily lit 19-foot Holiday Barosaurs welcome visitors to the Museum...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
, NJ

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The Grand Central Holiday Fair returns for almost six weeks with 40 artisans selling art and home goods; holiday-themed items; bath and body products; toys; and clothing and accessories for men,...

Cost: $0

Where:
Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
89 E. 42 St.
New York , NY  10017
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Old or new, many or few, book art is exactly as it reads—art composed of books. A versatile form of modern art, book art is a medium that can be as subtle as adding a drawing or text to a page,...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Unusual and intriguing objects will give you clues as to how, when, or even why these objects were made. This interactive exhibit will require visitors to use their observation and problem-solving...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland. Suddenly you find yourself in a dazzling valley set aglow with...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


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This exhibition presents the whimsical illustrations of established and emerging illustrators whose works will literally jump off the page before your very eyes!

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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What would the holidays be without toys? No matter the generation, you will always remember that favorite doll, toy car or truck—whether lost to time or tucked away. Check out the unique...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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This December, the Morris Museum is reopening its Mega Model Trains exhibit, an intricate model train set that meanders across a 288-square-foot landscape replicating a bustling city and pastoral...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Ivan Wong’s outdoor art installation, Monster, is the artist's impassioned response to the increasing number of natural and human-made disasters. The large enamel and vinyl billboard recreates...

Cost: Free

Where:
1207 Ocean Avenue
Mantoloking, NJ  08738


Sponsor: DANIELLE
Contact Name: Danielle Sweet
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive...

Cost: $30/carload, $12/person wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 121-596-81670
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One of many activities sponsored by the Folk Project. Friday nights concerts generally include an opening act and a main act. Second Friday of the month is usually Open Stage. Wheelchair...

Cost: Adults $10/12 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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Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his...

Cost: $22/adult

Where:
Music Mountain Theatre
1483 Route 179
Lambertville, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Music Mountain Theatre
Telephone: (609)397-3337
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Santa’s Paradise Express A Christmas tradition since 1959, Strasburg Rail Road welcomes a very special visitor every November and December. That’s right, Santa himself will...

Cost: Cost, times and dates vary

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 866-725-9666
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From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and...

Where:
Florence Gould Hall
55 E. 59th St.
New York City, NY
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Exclusively for Adults 21 and over, the doors to NOCTURNAL open every Friday night at 10 PM with POWER PLAY PASSES available for $24.99! iPlay America, New Jersey’s premier entertainment center,...

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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Madison Square Park Conservancy is proud to announce its thirty-fifth exhibition, Whiteout by artist Erwin Redl. The project features a luminous white carpet of LED lights across...

Where:
Madison Square Park Conversatory
New York City, NY


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Annie, the world’s best-loved family musical returns to Paper Mill Playhouse just in time for the holidays. Little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of cruel Miss...

Cost: $34-$102

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn , NJ  07041
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Sponsor: Paper Mill Playhouse
Telephone: 973 376 4343
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Vendor Village- Open Friday November 24-December 31 Thursdays from 5pm-9pm Fridays 5pm-10pm Saturdays 9am-10pm Sundays 9am-6pm *Christmas Eve 9am-5pm...

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Cape May, NJ

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Give a family joy and hope this holiday season. Participate in the Summit YMCA's Holiday Angel Tree program. Simply come to the Summit YMCA lounge where our tree stands and pick a present tag off...

Cost: Free

Where:
Summit YMCA
67 Maple Street
Summit, NJ  07901
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Sponsor: Summit Area YMCA
Telephone: 908 273-3330 x 1126
Contact Name: Terri Clinton
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The Metuchen Cookie Walk is an annual fundraiser for the Fuccile Foundation, which provides financial assistance to local families impacted by tragedy. Cookie Walk attendees purchase a small ($10)...

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
Social Center Building at the First Presbyterian C
Intersection of Woodbridge Ave & Home Street
Metuchen, NJ  08840
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Sponsor: Metuchen Cookie Walk
Contact Name: Courtney McKnight
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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 Avenue
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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Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey’s largest...

Cost: N/A

Where:
The Mills at Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Rd
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
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Timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American intervention into World War I, this exhibition showcases the posters and flags used to stir patriotism and support the cause of war. These...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Homes are a reflection of ourselves and the environment in which we live. This was especially true for the Native Americans of North America. In this fascinating new exhibition, visitors will...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Curious visual perspectives, questions of what you see, looking deep into an abyss… but, maybe you’re wrong, maybe you’re really looking up. Shadows that trick you, light that deceives you,...

Cost: free

Where:
Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Ave
Whippany, NJ  07981
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Sponsor: Morris County Library
Telephone: 973-283-6930
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The National Constitution Center presents American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding, illuminating the founding era through priceless drafts of the U.S. Constitution. Open Now.

Cost: $0-$17

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: (215) 409-6600
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A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully...

Cost: $49.50* - $69.50

Where:
DR2
103 East 15 Street
new york, NY  10003
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Sponsor: JT Public Relations
Telephone: 646-481-6583
Contact Name: joe
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SPARK! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light illuminates the 18th and 19th century experience with light, and tells the story of the dirty and sometimes explosive fuels that created that light....

Cost: General Admissions

Where:
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Telephone: 973-377-2982
Contact Name: Erin O'Donnell
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SANTALAND: November 24th – December 24th Opening the day after Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve, Macy’s Santaland transports the young and young-at-heart into a fantasy world of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Macy's Herald Square
151 West 34th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY  10001
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Sponsor: Macy's
Telephone: 646-429-5232
Contact Name: Alicia Hart
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Get in the spirit of the holidays with this creative workshop of holiday centerpieces. Carefully planned out, you can make this fresh arrangement last throughout the holiday. We use seasonal...

Cost: $45 Greenwood Gardens Members; $55 non-members

Where:
Greenwood Gardens
274 Old Short Hills Rd
Short Hills, NJ  07078
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Telephone: 973-258-4026
Contact Name: Stephanie Murphy
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Join us for a hands-on workshop and come learn about the history of this holiday tradition. You can also create your own beautiful fruit pomander to take home! Space is limited! The program will...

Cost: FREE; Pre-registration required

Where:
Liberty State Park CRRNJ Terminal
1 Audrey Zapp Drive
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty State Park
Telephone: 201-915-3400 x202
Contact Name: Nature Center
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LAST CHANCE TO SEE MUMMIES AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY THE EXHIBITION, WHICH SHOWCASES 18 RARELY SEEN MUMMIES, WILL CLOSE JANUARY 7, 2018 WHEN: Mummies closes on January 7, 2018...

Cost: $22.50-$28

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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LAST CHANCE TO SEE MUMMIES AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY THE EXHIBITION, WHICH SHOWCASES 18 RARELY SEEN MUMMIES, WILL CLOSE JANUARY 7, 2018 WHEN: Mummies closes on January 7, 2018...

Cost: $22.50-$28

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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Master the art of comfort and leave with three custom-made gifts, to give yourself or to another.

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch
6 Rockview Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ  07060
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Sponsor: SCLSNJ
Telephone: 908-526-4016
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Make your own glittering ornaments using beautiful laces, motifs, fabrics, sequins, beads, and other craft materials from India. Presented by Enjoy-Explore India.

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ’s Watchung Library branch
12 Stirling Road
Watchung, NJ  07069
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Sponsor: SCLSNJ
Telephone: 908-526-4016
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On Saturday, December 16 and Saturday, May 12, vibrant New York City–based artists perform in My City, My Song, two colorful, interactive concerts in Zankel Hall that...

Cost: Tickets go on sale online on August 28th

Where:
Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave
New York City, NJ  10019
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Telephone: 212-247-7800

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Historic Smithville has a ton of plans this holiday season. One of their festive events includes breakfast with Santa, which includes all of your kids’ favorite breakfast foods. Visit Fred...

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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Come visit the Gardens and have a buffet breakfast with Santa! Your admission includes a catered brunch, garden admission, picture with Santa, holiday crafts and a ride on the Garden...

Cost: $26/person, $10/child under 2

Where:
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856-365-8733
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  The Asbury Park Bazaar and the Asbury Park Boardwalk have partnered to bring you one of the most spectacular holiday markets in New Jersey!  The Holiday Bazaar will feature a...

Where:
Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ
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Weihnachtsmarkt, or Christmas Market is a European Holiday tradition originating from German Austria, Italy and France.  The history of the markets go back to the late Middle ages with...

Where:
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten (on the roof)
Asbury Park, NJ

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Where:
Asbury Festhalle Biergarten
527 Lake Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ
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Vendor Village- Open Friday November 24-December 31 Thursdays from 5pm-9pm Fridays 5pm-10pm Saturdays 9am-10pm Sundays 9am-6pm *Christmas Eve 9am-5pm...

Where:
Cape May, NJ

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We perform a LIVE SHADOWCAST the 1st and 3rd Saturday nights at Midnight!  Bellevue Theater - 260 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ If you have never been to a show before you are a VIRGIN...

Cost: $7

Where:
Bow Tie Cinemas Bellevue Cinemas
260 Bellevue Ave.
Montclair, NJ
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Christmas Wonderlands recreated Christmas as it was in the 1960's to 70's. You will see over a dozen animated scenes that were once displayed in large department stores such as Macy's. You will see...

Cost: 10

Where:
Maple leaf farms
525 rt 9 south
manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: brett
Telephone: 732-484-5119
Contact Name: brett
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New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Celebrate Kwanzaa at NJPAC’s 19th Annual Kwanzaa Artisan Marketplace Friday, December 15th – Saturday, December 16th at NJPAC 1 Center Street...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
One Center Street
Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 888-466-5722
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Our Holiday Lunch Buffet is such a great way to take a break from your holiday errands or to celebrate the season with friends or co-workers! Come for a fireside lunch in the cozy historic Grain...

Cost: $23 per person

Where:
Grain House Restaurant
225 Route 202
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed...

Cost: Museum Plus One includes one special exhibition, giant-screen 2D or 3D film, or

Where:
The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th St
New York, NY  10024
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Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 2nd to Monday, December 30th 12 Noon to 4 PM Closed on Mondays and December 24th Visit Kip’s Castle during the month of December for a self-guided...

Cost: Free

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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Kids (and parents) are invited to don their favorite holiday pajamas for a special viewing of the film The Polar Express, the story of a doubting 8-year-old boy who is whisked to the North Pole on...

Cost: $9

Where:
STEM Building Auditorium
1075 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: Kean Stage
Telephone: 908-737-4081
Contact Name: Steve Cochran
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1st Annual Winter Wonderland Run will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12PM. Registration is FREE and begins at 11AM. The event is sponsored by Windansea, 56 Shrewsbury Avenue, where the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Windansea
56 Shrewsbury Ave.
Highlands, NJ  07732
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Sponsor: Highlands Business Partnership
Telephone: 732-291-4713
Contact Name: Diane Gunter
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Visit Jersey Shore Premium Outlets to see Strolling Santa. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa EVERY WEEKEND through December 17th.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
1 Premium Outlet Blvd
Tinton Falls, NJ  07753
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The First Presbyterian Church Burial Grounds at 42 Broad Street in Elizabeth will participate in the national Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday December 16 at 12:00 noon. Veterans from as...

Cost: 0

Where:
First Presbyterian Church burial ground
42 Broad St
Elizabeth, NJ  07202
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Telephone: 908355-6255
Contact Name: Linda Weaver
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Visit Jackson Premium Outlets on December 16 from 12-4PM for Cruise Night

Cost: FREE

Where:
537 Monmouth Rd
Jackson, NJ  08527
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The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's role within the early Republic, including his life...

Cost: 20

Where:
the National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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Adult audiences will enjoy a theatrical reading as they did in the days of old. Professional actor Jon Koons will perform the holiday classic as Charles Dickens -- complete in costume and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Warren County Library, Northeast Branch
40 US HWY 46 West
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Warren County Library, Northeast Branch
Telephone: 908-813-3858
Contact Name: Christina Williams
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The only American Repertory Ballet performances featuring a live orchestra and choir! American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent...

Cost: $35-$85

Where:
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – especially if you’re the world’s best-loved and fat cat movie star, Garfield! Coming to you with arms wide open in anticipation of all the...

Cost: $20 - $35

Where:
Union County Performing Arts Center Main Stage
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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There’s magic in the air and sparkle in every smile when Nutcracker comes to town! Over 50 talented dancers and actors from Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties have earned roles in the...

Cost: Adults: $28/Children $15

Where:
Stink Theater, Centenary College
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: The New jersey Civic Youth Balley
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NJCYB Nutcracker December 15-17 $28 Orchestra, $25 Balcony, $15 Child (-12) Fri 7PM, Sat 2PM & 7PM, Sun 3PM There’s magic in the air and a sparkle in every smile when The Nutcracker comes to...

Cost: $28.00/$25.00/$15.00

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
Contact Name: Catherine Rust
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There’s magic in the air and sparkle in every smile when Nutcracker comes to town! Over 50 talented dancers and actors from Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties have earned roles in the...

Cost: Adults: $28/Children $15

Where:
Stink Theater, Centenary College
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, , NJ  07840
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Sponsor: New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet
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Santa’s Paradise Express A Christmas tradition since 1959, Strasburg Rail Road welcomes a very special visitor every November and December. That’s right, Santa himself will...

Cost: Cost, times and dates vary

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 866-725-9666
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Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland. Suddenly you find yourself in a dazzling valley set aglow with...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


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Holiday Greetings...yes, it's almost that time. Save the date for the 'Lights and Carols for a Claus' light show and concert at the Iantosca Home at 43 Heather Drive in Manalapan again this year...

Cost: Free

Where:
Iantosca Home
43 Heather Drive
Manalapan, NJ  07726
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Sponsor: CentraState Healthcare Foundation

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Workshop will cover body language, interview questions and self confidence. Email kathryn@presentingperfection.com for more info. Or visit us at www.presentingperfection.com.

Cost: $50

Where:
Montclair Tutoring Center
119 Grove St
Montclair, NJ  07024
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Sponsor: Presenting Perfection
Telephone: 121-243-96914
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Recognized in 2007 as one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the...

Where:
Lehigh Valley, PA


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From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and...

Where:
Florence Gould Hall
55 E. 59th St.
New York City, NY
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We are proud to announce that we are back by popular demand! One more night of Candy Lane Game for 2017. December 16th 5pm-7pm. All of Santa's candy has been stolen, and is locked away, by an...

Cost: $10

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Drive
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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The only American Repertory Ballet performances featuring a live orchestra and choir! American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent...

Cost: $35-$85

Where:
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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During the holidays, take a guided tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle, view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn its history. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays December 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14,...

Cost: $8 entrance fee

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle
22 Crestmont Rd
Verona, NJ  07044
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Sponsor: Essex County Parks & Recreation Dept
Telephone: 973.433.7469
Contact Name: terri guess
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Our annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. Showtimes: December 8 - 24;...

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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Madison Square Park Conservancy is proud to announce its thirty-fifth exhibition, Whiteout by artist Erwin Redl. The project features a luminous white carpet of LED lights across...

Where:
Madison Square Park Conversatory
New York City, NY


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This exhibition presents the whimsical illustrations of established and emerging illustrators whose works will literally jump off the page before your very eyes!

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Youth with special needs or those who could use a little help and encouragement in participating in recreation are welcome to register for several “TryCAN” programs being offered by Summit...

Cost: See flyer for prices

Where:
See flyer
See flyer
, NJ
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Sponsor: Summit Community Programs
Telephone: 908-277-2932
Contact Name: Kevin Taylor

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Journey to the Land of the Sweets for Philadelphia’s most beloved holiday tradition. Giant mice, dancing snowflakes, a growing Christmas tree, and an enchanted nutcracker are sure to delight the...

Cost: $45-$159

Where:
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Ivan Wong’s outdoor art installation, Monster, is the artist's impassioned response to the increasing number of natural and human-made disasters. The large enamel and vinyl billboard recreates...

Cost: Free

Where:
1207 Ocean Avenue
Mantoloking, NJ  08738


Sponsor: DANIELLE
Contact Name: Danielle Sweet
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If your looking for cutting-edge STEM classes for your child, turn to Sylvan.Every Saturday we teach students the foundations of Robotics, Engineering, and Coding - all the while building a love...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Sylvan Learning Center
33-00 Broadway
Fair Lawn, NJ  07410
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Sponsor: Sylvan Learning Center
Telephone: 120-179-46798
Contact Name: Amie Theiss / Elizabeth Reich
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Presented by Colleen Meitzler, the 2016-2017 Governor’s Award for Educational Services Professional of the Year recipient. Colleen specializes in sharing her passion and love of dance by...

Cost: $200

Where:
Dance Designs Studio
12-38 River Road
Fair Lawn, NJ  07410
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Sponsor: Dance Designs Studios
Telephone: 201-791-8873
Contact Name: Gayle Naftaly
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Santa will be in Greensleeves Village Bake Shop in Suite 31 starting Saturday, November 25th from 1-5pm! Make sure to bring your wishlist and a camera to capture the moment! View more dates...

Cost: Free

Where:
Liberty Village Outlet Marketplace
1 Church St.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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A Seussified Christmas Carol By Peter Bloedel Directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina What happens when you mix Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas tale with a collection of your favorite Dr....

Cost: 8

Where:
Studio Playhouse
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: Studio Playhouse
Telephone: 973-744-9752
Contact Name: Samantha Silver
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Family Art Adventure 3rd Saturday of the month, 2–3:30 p.m. $18 per family/ $6 Family Members and above Explore and discuss artworks in the galleries and engage in a fun hands-on project in the...

Cost: $18 per family/$6 Family Members and above

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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Experience a day of culinary fun & education with your child (ages 9-17) & take home what you make! Plan a family day or play date! Groups & Parties Welcome! To pay with a check please contact:...

Cost: $29

Where:
The Culinary Arts Institute
161 Newkirk Street
Jersey City, NJ  07306
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Sponsor: The Division of Non-Traditional Programs at Hudson County Community College
Telephone: 201-360-4262
Contact Name: Chastity Farrell

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Our culinary team spends weeks cooking up and creating the beauty of our life-size gingerbread house you and your pack can dine inside. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, your pack can experience this one...

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge
1 Great Wolf Dr.
Scotrun, PA
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Telephone: 800-768-9653
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Are you looking for a way for your teen to gain practical experience in Marine Science? The Teen Marine Science Institute not only gives high school students hands-on experiences, advanced marine...

Cost: $100

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Sponsor: Center for Aquatic Scienes
Telephone: 856-361-1025
Contact Name: Sharon Morrell
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Taste of Home, the leading food and entertaining brand, brings its Gingerbread Boulevard installation to New York City’s Madison Square Park for the fourth consecutive holiday season....

Cost: Free

Where:
Madison Square Park
23rd-26th Sts. b/w 5th and Madison Aves.
New York, NY
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PROJECT FEEDER WATCH Saturdays and Sundays, November 11 – April, 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 Road
Plainsboro, NJ  08536
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-427-3052
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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The most popular comprehensive childbirth class in the NYC metro area....FREE! This class is designed to minimize your apprehension about the birth process. Experienced instructors will help you...

Cost: FREE

Where:
RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP
714 10TH STREET
SECAUCUS, NJ  07094
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Sponsor: RIVERSIDE MEDICAL GROUP
Telephone: 120-155-22333
Contact Name: JANICE CHARLES
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The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the...

Cost: $5 suggested donation

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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Everyone’s favorite tank engine is coming to New Jersey! Thomas & Friends™ – Explore the Rails helps kids learn about science, technology, engineering and math through play. Kids can climb up...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Introducing our new program, Small Explorers, for children ages 6 months to 5 years and their caregivers. Explore the Museum with your baby, toddler or preschooler! Every program follows a theme...

Cost: free with Museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Contact Name: Kerry Scott
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The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday,...

Cost: Museum admission is free to all New York City school and camp groups. Pay-what-y

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY  10024
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Learn more about the Olympic Sport of Fencing! Durkan Fencing Academy offers an intro fencing program for beginners ages 6 to 12 years old. All equipment is provided. The first class is Free!

Cost: Free

Where:
Durkan Fencing Academy
60 Saddle Rive Ave
South Hackensack , NJ  07606
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Sponsor: Durkan Fencing Academy
Telephone: 201-880-7029
Contact Name: Amy Durkan
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Monday, November 20–Sunday, January 7 An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree and two merrily lit 19-foot Holiday Barosaurs welcome visitors to the Museum...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Where:
American Museum of Natural History
, NJ

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For the past 60 years Santa has visited his home away from home at Kale’s Garden Center. This tradition continues beginning Friday November 24 from 10am -4pm. Santa will continue his visits...

Cost: Free

Where:
133 Carter Road
Kale's Garden Center
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Kale's Nursery and Landscape
Telephone: 609-921-9248
Contact Name: Lisa
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Kick off to the Christmas Season begins at Kale’s Garden Center Princeton, NJ- It’s official Santa has cleared his schedule to make his first stop of the season at Kale’s on Friday November...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kale's Garden Center
133 Carter Road
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 160-992-19248
Contact Name: Lisa Hendricks
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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: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
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‘Tis the season to come home for the holidays! Join us as we kick off the holiday season with a life-size gingerbread house, story time by the fireplace and our tree lighting...

Where:
Skytop Lodge
1 Skytop Lodge Rd.
Skytop, PA
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Telephone: 855-345-7759
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The Grand Central Holiday Fair returns for almost six weeks with 40 artisans selling art and home goods; holiday-themed items; bath and body products; toys; and clothing and accessories for men,...

Cost: $0

Where:
Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
89 E. 42 St.
New York , NY  10017
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Come on over to Santa’s Country Corner! He will be visiting us at the farm and would love to take a photo with you – so make sure you bring your camera! Enjoy Christmas music and a cozy...

Cost: free

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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When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie...

Cost: $8/ticket

Where:
Music Mountain Theatre
1483 Route 179
Lambertville, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Music Mountain Theatre
Telephone: (609)397-3337
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Take a trip inside the Intrepid Museum's planetarium to learn myths from around the world that explain the stars in the sky. Then create your own constellation and myth in a storytelling activity.

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86
W 46th St and 12th Ave
New York, NY  10036
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Telephone: 877-957-SHIP
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Unusual and intriguing objects will give you clues as to how, when, or even why these objects were made. This interactive exhibit will require visitors to use their observation and problem-solving...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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The only outdoor ice skating rink in Jersey City is open for the 2017/2018 season. Skating lovers can once again enjoy beautiful views of the New York City skyline while zooming around the rink at...

Cost: $7

Where:
95 River Drive South
Jersey City, NJ
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Old or new, many or few, book art is exactly as it reads—art composed of books. A versatile form of modern art, book art is a medium that can be as subtle as adding a drawing or text to a page,...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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What would the holidays be without toys? No matter the generation, you will always remember that favorite doll, toy car or truck—whether lost to time or tucked away. Check out the unique...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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BR&W's North Pole Express is the perfect way to get the entire family into the Christmas spirit! This popular annual event features interaction with Santa's Elves, an opportunity to...

Cost: $29.50 ages 3 and up

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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This December, the Morris Museum is reopening its Mega Model Trains exhibit, an intricate model train set that meanders across a 288-square-foot landscape replicating a bustling city and pastoral...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast, the musical, features music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Wolverton. Including...

Cost: $20

Where:
Axelrod Arts Center
100 Grant Ave.
Deal Park, NJ
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Family Art Adventure 3rd Saturday of the month, 2–3:30 p.m. $18 per family/ $6 Family Members and above Explore and discuss artworks in the galleries and engage in a fun hands-on project in the...

Cost: $18 per family/ $6 Family Members and above

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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Listen to holiday hits such as "Wizards in Winter," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," and "Dominic the Donkey." Shown on Dec. 2, 9, 16 @ 4pm & 8 pm.

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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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive...

Cost: $30/carload, $12/person wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 121-596-81670
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Youth aged 10-17 are invited to audition for our Quiet Storm Dance Drill Team on the following Saturdays 9/23 from 1 pm-3 pm at the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity at 600 Broad Street, Newark, NJ,...

Cost: $350 members and $425 non-members

Where:
YMCA of Newark and Vicinity
600 Broad Street
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973-624-8900
Contact Name: Julia Robbins
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Bring the kids to the Physick Estate on weekends for a ride around Cape May with stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus.  Santa will greet children with a sweet in the Carriage House. ​...

Cost: $8 kids; $10 adults; times vary

Where:
Carriage House at the Physick Estate
1048 Washington St
Cape May, NJ
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Telephone: 609-884-5404
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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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Dance to a caller and live band on the first and third Saturdays of the month. 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  07936
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Sponsor: The Folk Project
Telephone: 973-295-6864
Contact Name: Gloria Friedman
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Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his...

Cost: $22/adult

Where:
Music Mountain Theatre
1483 Route 179
Lambertville, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Music Mountain Theatre
Telephone: (609)397-3337
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Calling all little firefighters! Explore this firefighter-themed exhibit, with tons of hands-on exploring. Check out the old-school pole, try on gear, ring the bell and more at this classic exhibit!

Cost: $8 for ages 1 year and up; members admitted free; grandparents free on Wednesday

Where:
Staten Island Children's Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY  10301
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