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December 2014

The Rahway Branch is offering an Early Bird Winter Program Registration! We know you're busy this time of year and want to make it easier to register. Register in person or online at...

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Gateway Family YMCA offers free memberships for 7th Grade students. Visit our branches in Elizabeth, Rahway or Union with proof of grade and a guardian to register for membership.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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When School is Out, Vacation Day Camp Programs are IN! Your children can spend the day at the Y for swimming, sports, friends & fun! The Gateway Family YMCA has branches in Elizabeth, Union and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA
Elizabeth - Rahway - Union
www.tgfymca.org
, NJ
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: The Gateway Family YMCA
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McVickers Brook Preserve parking lot 239 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, 07945 A brisk 5 mile hike with a variety of terrain on the trails of Schiff. Meet at Schiff's McVickers Brook Preserve...

Cost: members free; nonmemembers $10

Where:
McVickers Brook Preserve Parking lot
239 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Mendham, NJ  07945
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Sponsor: Schiff Nature Preserve
Telephone: 973-543-6004
Contact Name: Jeanne Rice
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Are you in need of child care when your child has off from school? Surgent’s Elite offers half day and full day vacation care. Children learn gymnastics, play games, craft and much more! Current...

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
401 South Avenue East
Westfield, NJ  07090
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Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. Theme and prizes change monthly. Enjoy a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.326.7603
Contact Name: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
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Bring your binoculars for a guided bird walk before the property opens to the general public.

Cost: $5/person

Where:
Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ
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Telephone: 908-722-3700
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First Roots Music Studio offers fun, music-filled themed playdates all year long! These parent-child classes are perfect for families with children ages newborn - 7 years old. Each playdate is...

Cost: $10

Where:
First Roots Music Studio
109 South Main Street
Manville, NJ  08835
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Sponsor: First Roots Music Studio
Telephone: 908-552-9338
Contact Name: Jennifer Esposito
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Santa Claus is coming to BSC on Sunday, December 21st from 9:00am to 11:00am! Come have Breakfast with Santa Claus including bagels, juice and coffee! Bring your camera and capture the memory of...

Cost: $10 per child

Where:
Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Rd
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language and come take a free trial class in French, Spanish, or Chinese. Languages for Tots 6M-3Y Languages for Children 3-9Y. 596...

Cost: Free

Where:
Language Workshop for Children
Various Locations
, NJ
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Sponsor: Language Workshop for Children
Telephone: 800-731-0830
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is completing $3.4 million, 16,938 square feet of renovations and is offer $0 Joiner's Fees thru 1/31. Visit today for a tour to see what we have to offer!...

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Rock out at Liberty Science Center with this new exhibit from the National Guitar Museum. Make music at instrument "play" stations, try out custom video games, and see the...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Naughty or nice – all are welcome when Liberty Hall hosts Breakfast with Santa. Our hot breakfast buffet will fill you with Christmas cheer and put you in the holiday spirit. Then take a photo...

Cost: $23.00 per child, $28.00 per adult.

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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Telephone: 908-527-0400
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Opening Aug. 30th to commenmorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. The exhibt explores the extinction passenger pigeons, a species that numbered in the...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton , NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Naughty or nice, all are welcome when Liberty Hall hosts Breakfast with Santa. Our hot breakfast buffet will fill you with Christmas cheer and put you in the holiday spirit. Then take a photo...

Cost: $23 children; $28 adults

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: Liberty Hall Museum
Telephone: 908-527-0400
Contact Name: Lacey Bongard
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Trace the evolution of the guitar through the centuries. Experiment with the science of sound and jam on our playables. Featured items include the world’s largest guitar, the world’s...

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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"Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World" traces the instrument's evolution from 3,000 BCE to the present. Explore 60+ rare instruments such as early Fenders and Martins, then experiment with...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Don’t miss our Live Music Series, presented by the new exhibition, "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World." Enjoy performances by rock, jazz, blues, classical, and kindie bands in an...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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The sights and sounds of the season will greet you when you come on a tour of Thomas Edison’s home during “Holidays at Glenmont,” starting on November 28, 2014 and continuing through January...

Cost: free with Admission

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550
Contact Name: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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December is the time to visit the Environmental Education Center and get into the holiday spirit. The Festival of Trees is an indoor exhibit of decorated trees by various community groups and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ
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Telephone: 908-766-2489
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town!!! Join us for a holiday visit from Santa himself! Come have a magical breakfast with Santa Claus including bagels, juice and coffee! Sit on Santa's lap and tell him...

Cost: $15.99 per child, $13.99 per adult

Where:
Imagine That!!!
4 Vreeland Road
Florham Park, NJ  07932
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Telephone: 973-966-8000
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Holiday Light Show.. 5:30 – 8:30pm Watch in wonderment as over 100 Christmas Trees magically float on our very own Lake Meone and light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show...

Cost: Free

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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In I Explore, children ages 2 to 5 (with their grown-ups) learn about themselves and their world in a safe, stimulating and engaging interactive environment designed especially for them....

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Children of all ages - Come visit Santa and have your picture taken! Santa will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., every weekend preceding Christmas, Saturdays and Sundays: December 7,...

Cost: $5.00 per photo, donation

Where:
The Little White House (Santa House)
George's Liquors
114 Rte. 46 W. & Netcong Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Sponsor: Kiwanis Club of Mount Olive Township
Telephone: 973-770-3575
Contact Name: Richard J. Moore, Jr.
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Are you ordered by the court to take parenting classes? Look no further. Authentic Parenting offers quality, easy to follow, affordable parenting classes. We do everything to accommodate you....

Cost: affordable

Where:
Authentic Parenting
5 ELM ROW, SUITE 111
New Brunswick , NJ  08901
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Telephone: 732-763-2576
Contact Name: Anna Seewald, MEd, MPsy
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Come spend a day in the Village and listen to the New Jersey Renaissance Faire sing carols and perform skits from some of your favorite Christmas classics! Historic Smithville has over 60...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Smithville and Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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This program is open to students age 7-11. Students may join at any time during the year. This club will focus on teaching children the engineering design process through weekly projects spanning...

Cost: $210 per month

Where:
317 George St Suite 210
New Brunswick, NJ  08901


Sponsor: HEROES Academy
Telephone: (732) 690 - 7991
Contact Name: Danielle Voit
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Merry Christmas!! Design your own card to exchange this holiday season!

Cost: Free with general admission.

Where:
Imagine That!!!
4 Vreeland Rd.
Florham Park, NJ  07932
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Telephone: 973-966-8000
Contact Name: Alex Pranzo
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What exactly are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from? What can they tell us about Earth and the origins of our Solar System? The Newark Museum is pleased to host Great...

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
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Cost: Free with cost of General Admission

Where:
World of Wings
1775 Windsor Rd.
Teaneck, NJ  07666
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Coming to Two River Theater in Red Bank this Holiday Season! Three beloved stories by Eric Carle —The Mixed-Up Chameleon, Little Cloud and The Very Hungry Caterpillar — are retold on stage...

Cost: $20 for Adults & $15 for Children Under 12

Where:
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ  07720
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Sponsor: Two River Theater
Telephone: 732.345.1400
Contact Name: Courtney Perez
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This perennial favorite is sure to delight train enthusiasts of all ages as they marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Holiday favorites include "Thomas the...

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701

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This invitational exhibition features innovative works created by LEGO© artists, architects, and engineers who use LEGO brand building bricks to create some incredible art and architecture....

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Masks have been worn for centuries for amusement, deception, or protection. Explore a wide variety of masks spanning many decades and continents and see how mankind has been transformed by this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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For younger students looking to fufill their imaginations and explore the world of science, the science club offers students an elementary level hands-on science program from biology to zoology,...

Cost: $210 per month

Where:
317 George St Suite 210
New Brunswick , NJ  08901


Sponsor: HEROES Academy
Telephone: (732) 690 - 7991
Contact Name: Danielle Voit
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St. Ambrose School will have an open house on Sunday January 25, 2015. Come see all we have to offer students age 3 through grade 8 including our new Toddler Time for ages 18 months to 3 years....

Cost: no cost

Where:
St. Ambrose School
81 Throckmorton Lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: St. Ambrose School
Telephone: 732-679-4700
Contact Name: Dr. Theodore Kadela
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Hadrosaurus returns to New Jersey just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation by the State Legislature as the official dinosaur of New Jersey! As the world’s first nearly...

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Listen to Hanukkah stories, create holiday snacks and enjoy hands-on Hanukkah crafts with Rosie Hymerling. Then, top the afternoon off with an interactive performance with Cantor Scott Borsky....

Cost: $12.95/person

Where:
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: (856) 424-1233
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The exhibition features more than 40 of Parker’s original drawings for the books “Bugs” (1987) and “Frogs, Toads, Lizards, and Salamanders” (1990). Flying, jumping, crawling animals...

Cost: Free-$6

Where:
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 848-932-7237
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The New Jersey Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker is THE Nutcracker to see if you have Children. This Nutcracker is fully narrated and abridged so children and adults of all ages can enjoy. The ballet is...

Cost: $10-$16

Where:
, NJ

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On Sunday December 7th kick off the holiday season at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM). Guided tours of the seasonally decorated period rooms will be offered throughout the afternoon...

Cost: Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Karen Hollywood
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ARB's Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition since 1964, when the company, then known as Princeton Regional Ballet, under the direction of founder Audrée Estey, began to perform the ballet...

Cost: $67/$57/$52/$42/$32

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Sponsor: American Repertory Ballet
Telephone: (732) 249-1254
Contact Name: Alexis Branagan
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This December treat yourself to a visit to Christmas past with a tour of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM). Guided tours of the seasonally decorated period rooms will be offered each...

Cost: Adults $8 Seniors & Students $6 Children 6–12 $4 Members & children under 5 free

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Ave
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Karen Hollywood
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Young Central New Jersey Ballerina Lives Her Dream HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – November XX, 2014 – At a large dance studio in Hillsborough, the director of the ballet claps her hands together....

Cost: 15

Where:
, NJ

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Macculloch Hall Historical Museum new exhibit “Another Stocking To Fill: Antique Christmas Toys and Decorations” will be open during touring hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday beginning...

Cost: Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Ryan Hyman
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An easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden's woodlands. Learn a bit about the plants, animals and geology around you in a hike designed to fit the group. Wear sturdy shoes, meet at the Carriage...

Cost: Free

Where:
New Jersey Botanical Garden
2 Morris Road
Ringwood, NJ
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Telephone: (973) 962-9534
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ARB’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition since 1964. The current production (2010-present) is directed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin. It features the original Party and Dream Battle...

Cost: $67 / $57 / $52 / $42 / $32

Where:
State Theater NJ
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Christmas In The Land Of Oz Adapted by Tamara Tudor. From the book by L. Frank Baum Directed by Laura Byrne-Cristiano Dorothy, back in Kansas with Christmas only a few days away, sees her Aunt...

Cost: $8

Where:
Studio Playhouse
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: Studio Players
Telephone: 973-744-9752
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Christmas In The Land Of Oz Adapted by Tamara Tudor. From the book by L. Frank Baum Directed by Laura Byrne-Cristiano Dorothy, back in Kansas with Christmas only a few days away, sees her Aunt Em...

Cost: $8

Where:
Studio Playhouse
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: Studio Players
Telephone: 973-744-9752
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Discover the stars visible in the winter sky. Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system when a friendly alien kidnaps him. The kids on the other planets need presents too, you know!

Cost: $7 per person

Where:
Planetarium at Raritan Valley College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Coming to Two River Theater in Red Bank this Holiday Season! Three beloved stories by Eric Carle —The Mixed-Up Chameleon, Little Cloud and The Very Hungry Caterpillar — are retold on stage...

Cost: $20 for Adults & $15 for Children Under 12

Where:
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ  07720
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Sponsor: Two River Theater
Telephone: 732.345.1400
Contact Name: Courtney Perez
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The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick. Renowned Stratford Festival...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
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Discover the stars visible in the winter sky. Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system when a friendly alien kidnaps him. The kids on the other planets need presents too, you know!

Cost: $7 per person

Where:
Planetarium at Raritan Valley College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Listen to holiday hits such as "Wizards in Winter", "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree", and "Dominick the Donkey".

Cost: $7 per person

Where:
Planetarium at Raritan Valley College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Celebrate Hanukah with a performance by Kol Dodi's 60-voice ensemble as they carry on the historic tradition of Jewish choral music from Israel, America, Europe and beyond, sung in Hebrew,...

Cost: $12/adult, $7/child, free/under 2 yrs

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark , NJ
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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ARB’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition since 1964. The current production (2010-present) is directed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin. It features the original Party and Dream Battle...

Cost: $67 / $57 / $52 / $42 / $32

Where:
State Theater NJ
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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American Repertory Ballet presents the annual return of The Nutcracker this holiday season! The lush Victorian-era production features Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score performed with a live...

Cost: Tickets: $67 / $57 / $52 / $42 / $32

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 732-246-7469
Contact Name: Kelly Blithe

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ARB's Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition since 1964, when the company, then known as Princeton Regional Ballet, under the direction of founder Audrée Estey, began to perform the ballet...

Cost: $67/$57/$52/$42/$32

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Sponsor: American Repertory Ballet
Telephone: (732) 249-1254
Contact Name: Alexis Branagan
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Skylands Stadium will hold a spectacular drive-through Christmas Light Show every weekend throughout the holiday season. Drive through one mile of spectacular light sculptures set to joyous music...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Telephone: 973-383-7644
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Every Friday evening November 28-December 24 Candlelight Shopping features unique gift ideas and exciting in-store holiday events; as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, live holiday entertainment...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Downtown Haddonfield
Kings Highway
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at 7pm Saturday, Dec. 20 at 1pm & 4pm Sunday, Dec. 21 at 1pm & 4pm The New Jersey Youth Ballet magically transports you to The Land of The Sweets in this hour-long, fully...

Cost: $16 adults, $14 seniors, students, children 2 and up

Where:
The Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ  08550
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Sponsor: The Kelsey Theatre
Telephone: 609-570-3333
Contact Name: M. Kitty Getlik
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The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights program is returning this winter. Visitors will be granted free admission. In-kind donations of canned goods, toys, and pet food are...

Cost: $9/adult, $7/child

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
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Telephone: 973-731-5800
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Watch in wonderment as over 100 Christmas Trees magically floating on our very own Lake Meone and light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show of lights and music played out across...

Cost: Free

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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Live Nation is proud to announce the return of the Holiday Lights Spectacular to the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach for the 2014 holiday season. The 2.5 mile drive through light display will...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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Christmas In The Land Of Oz Adapted by Tamara Tudor. From the book by L. Frank Baum Directed by Laura Byrne-Cristiano Dorothy, back in Kansas with Christmas only a few days away, sees her Aunt...

Cost: $8

Where:
Studio Playhouse
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: Studio Players
Telephone: 973-744-9752
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Have you seen New Jerseys largest Christmas Tree is located in Cranbury New Jersey> It has more lights than the Rockefeller Center Tree! Standing at 36 feet tall is has over 46,000 lights! The...

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

Where:
Cranbury New Jersey
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported...

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Telephone: 973.376.4343
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The story that inspired Disney’s Frozen comes to life in a magical holiday production by the Princeton Youth Ballet. The production begins with best friends Gerda and Kai living happily in...

Cost: $20 for adults and $15 for children

Where:
Princeton High School Performing Arts Center
151 Moore St
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 1-800-838-3006
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Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
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Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201.200.1000
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Wanda Petronski lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn't be too much of a problem if she didn't...

Cost: $20 per ticket (discounted rates for large groups)

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The...

Cost: $40–160/person

Where:
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NJ  10001
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Telephone: (212) 465-6741
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The creation of the first Rutgers Junior Knights Dance Team is for dancers and cheerleaders from ages 8 - 18. There are two groups divided by age. The Jr. Preps are ages 8 to12 and the Jr. Pros...

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
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After kicking off the New Year in front of two million fans at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, followed by our second European tour, the band felt that a perfect way to end the year would be to...

Cost: $40.50–70.50

Where:
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ
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Telephone: 973-757-6000
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The annual tradition returns in this seasonal favorite that enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, a full orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday...

Cost: $25–59

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-539-8008
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This Theatreworks production is a musical interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic. We first meet the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve, as he is complaining about having to give his...

Cost: $10–25/person

Where:
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ
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Telephone: 201-816-8160
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The New Jersey Youth Ballet magically transports you to the Land of the Sweets in this hour-long, fully narrated version of the classic ballet—the perfect holiday treat for the whole family....

Cost: $16/adult, $14/child

Where:
Kelsey Theatre at MCCC
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ
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Telephone: (609) 570-3333
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Sussex County’s professional theatre company presents a unique and entertaining production of the Charles Dickens’ great tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly visits of Past, Present...

Cost: $23–28/person

Where:
Bickford Theatre
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973.971.3706
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The Rahway Branch is offering an Early Bird Winter Program Registration! We know you're busy this time of year and want to make it easier to register. Register in person or online at...

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Gateway Family YMCA offers free memberships for 7th Grade students. Visit our branches in Elizabeth, Rahway or Union with proof of grade and a guardian to register for membership.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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When School is Out, Vacation Day Camp Programs are IN! Your children can spend the day at the Y for swimming, sports, friends & fun! The Gateway Family YMCA has branches in Elizabeth, Union and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA
Elizabeth - Rahway - Union
www.tgfymca.org
, NJ
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: The Gateway Family YMCA
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Are you in need of child care when your child has off from school? Surgent’s Elite offers half day and full day vacation care. Children learn gymnastics, play games, craft and much more! Current...

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
401 South Avenue East
Westfield, NJ  07090
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"Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World" traces the instrument's evolution from 3,000 BCE to the present. Explore 60+ rare instruments such as early Fenders and Martins, then experiment with...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is completing $3.4 million, 16,938 square feet of renovations and is offer $0 Joiner's Fees thru 1/31. Visit today for a tour to see what we have to offer!...

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Winter Program Registration. In person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Elizabeth Branch
135 Madison Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Gateway Family YMCA Winter Program Registration - Register in person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Wellness Center Branch
1000 Galloping Hill Rd
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-349-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Gateway Family YMCA Winter Program Registration - Register in person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Five Points Branch
201 Tucker Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-688-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Camp Kidville is THE place for learning, playing, and making new friends! Each small camp group participates in developmentally appropriate activities in gym, music, art, exploration and more. Join...

Cost: Per Session - $40 Members / $50 Non-Members - Siblings 50% off

Where:
Kidville Montclair
516 Valley Road
Next to A&P - Free Parking
Montclair, NJ  07043
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Telephone: 973-826-0350
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A FREE Caregiver Playgroup for children ages 18 months through 3 years. Monday and Tuesday Mornings 9:15 - 10:30. Hearts & Hands Preschool & Parsippany Presbyterian Church.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hearts and Hands Preschool
1675 Rt. 46 East
Parsippany , NJ  07054
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Sponsor: Hearts and Hands Preschool
Telephone: 973-257-5550
Contact Name: Scott Walder
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Opening Aug. 30th to commenmorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. The exhibt explores the extinction passenger pigeons, a species that numbered in the...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton , NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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The sights and sounds of the season will greet you when you come on a tour of Thomas Edison’s home during “Holidays at Glenmont,” starting on November 28, 2014 and continuing through January...

Cost: free with Admission

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550
Contact Name: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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What exactly are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from? What can they tell us about Earth and the origins of our Solar System? The Newark Museum is pleased to host Great...

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
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This perennial favorite is sure to delight train enthusiasts of all ages as they marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Holiday favorites include "Thomas the...

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701

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This invitational exhibition features innovative works created by LEGO© artists, architects, and engineers who use LEGO brand building bricks to create some incredible art and architecture....

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Coming to Two River Theater in Red Bank this Holiday Season! Three beloved stories by Eric Carle —The Mixed-Up Chameleon, Little Cloud and The Very Hungry Caterpillar — are retold on stage...

Cost: $20 for Adults & $15 for Children Under 12

Where:
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ  07720
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Sponsor: Two River Theater
Telephone: 732.345.1400
Contact Name: Courtney Perez
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Masks have been worn for centuries for amusement, deception, or protection. Explore a wide variety of masks spanning many decades and continents and see how mankind has been transformed by this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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St. Ambrose School will have an open house on Sunday January 25, 2015. Come see all we have to offer students age 3 through grade 8 including our new Toddler Time for ages 18 months to 3 years....

Cost: no cost

Where:
St. Ambrose School
81 Throckmorton Lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: St. Ambrose School
Telephone: 732-679-4700
Contact Name: Dr. Theodore Kadela
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Hadrosaurus returns to New Jersey just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation by the State Legislature as the official dinosaur of New Jersey! As the world’s first nearly...

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language and come take a free trial class in French, Spanish, or Chinese. Languages for Tots 6M-3Y Languages for Children 3-9Y. 596...

Cost: Free

Where:
Language Workshop for Children
Various Locations
, NJ
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Sponsor: Language Workshop for Children
Telephone: 800-731-0830
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Trace the evolution of the guitar through the centuries. Experiment with the science of sound and jam on our playables. Featured items include the world’s largest guitar, the world’s...

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Rock out at Liberty Science Center with this new exhibit from the National Guitar Museum. Make music at instrument "play" stations, try out custom video games, and see the...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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During the month of December, Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will journey through five rooms to discover the decorative styles of...

Cost: $6-10

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: Liberty Hall Museum
Telephone: 908-527-0400
Contact Name: Lacey Bongard
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In I Explore, children ages 2 to 5 (with their grown-ups) learn about themselves and their world in a safe, stimulating and engaging interactive environment designed especially for them....

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights program is returning this winter. Visitors will be granted free admission. In-kind donations of canned goods, toys, and pet food are...

Cost: $9/adult, $7/child

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
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Telephone: 973-731-5800
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Live Nation is proud to announce the return of the Holiday Lights Spectacular to the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach for the 2014 holiday season. The 2.5 mile drive through light display will...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
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Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
Website »

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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Website »

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Coming to Two River Theater in Red Bank this Holiday Season! Three beloved stories by Eric Carle —The Mixed-Up Chameleon, Little Cloud and The Very Hungry Caterpillar — are retold on stage...

Cost: $20 for Adults & $15 for Children Under 12

Where:
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ  07720
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Sponsor: Two River Theater
Telephone: 732.345.1400
Contact Name: Courtney Perez
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Every Friday evening November 28-December 24 Candlelight Shopping features unique gift ideas and exciting in-store holiday events; as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, live holiday entertainment...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Downtown Haddonfield
Kings Highway
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
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Have you seen New Jerseys largest Christmas Tree is located in Cranbury New Jersey> It has more lights than the Rockefeller Center Tree! Standing at 36 feet tall is has over 46,000 lights! The...

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

Where:
Cranbury New Jersey
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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The creation of the first Rutgers Junior Knights Dance Team is for dancers and cheerleaders from ages 8 - 18. There are two groups divided by age. The Jr. Preps are ages 8 to12 and the Jr. Pros...

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 201.200.1000
Website »

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Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The...

Cost: $40–160/person

Where:
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NJ  10001
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Telephone: (212) 465-6741
Website »

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The annual tradition returns in this seasonal favorite that enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, a full orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday...

Cost: $25–59

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 973-539-8008
Website »

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Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported...

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Telephone: 973.376.4343
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Rock out at Liberty Science Center with this new exhibit from the National Guitar Museum. Make music at instrument "play" stations, try out custom video games, and see the...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

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The Gateway Family YMCA - Winter Program Registration. In person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Elizabeth Branch
135 Madison Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
Website »

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A FREE Caregiver Playgroup for children ages 18 months through 3 years. Monday and Tuesday Mornings 9:15 - 10:30. Hearts & Hands Preschool & Parsippany Presbyterian Church.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hearts and Hands Preschool
1675 Rt. 46 East
Parsippany , NJ  07054
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Sponsor: Hearts and Hands Preschool
Telephone: 973-257-5550
Contact Name: Scott Walder
Website »

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Camp Kidville is THE place for learning, playing, and making new friends! Each small camp group participates in developmentally appropriate activities in gym, music, art, exploration and more. Join...

Cost: Per Session - $40 Members / $50 Non-Members - Siblings 50% off

Where:
Kidville Montclair
516 Valley Road
Next to A&P - Free Parking
Montclair, NJ  07043
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Telephone: 973-826-0350
Website »

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Trace the evolution of the guitar through the centuries. Experiment with the science of sound and jam on our playables. Featured items include the world’s largest guitar, the world’s...

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

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Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails every Tuesday.

Cost: $2/adult, free/under 2 yrs

Where:
Throughout Morris County
, NJ


Telephone: 973.635.6629
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The Rahway Branch is offering an Early Bird Winter Program Registration! We know you're busy this time of year and want to make it easier to register. Register in person or online at...

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Gateway Family YMCA offers free memberships for 7th Grade students. Visit our branches in Elizabeth, Rahway or Union with proof of grade and a guardian to register for membership.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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When School is Out, Vacation Day Camp Programs are IN! Your children can spend the day at the Y for swimming, sports, friends & fun! The Gateway Family YMCA has branches in Elizabeth, Union and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA
Elizabeth - Rahway - Union
www.tgfymca.org
, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: The Gateway Family YMCA
Website »

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Are you in need of child care when your child has off from school? Surgent’s Elite offers half day and full day vacation care. Children learn gymnastics, play games, craft and much more! Current...

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
401 South Avenue East
Westfield, NJ  07090
View map »


Website »

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The Gateway Family YMCA Winter Program Registration - Register in person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Five Points Branch
201 Tucker Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
View map »


Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-688-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
Website »

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The Gateway Family YMCA Winter Program Registration - Register in person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Wellness Center Branch
1000 Galloping Hill Rd
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-349-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is completing $3.4 million, 16,938 square feet of renovations and is offer $0 Joiner's Fees thru 1/31. Visit today for a tour to see what we have to offer!...

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
View map »


Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
Website »

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Opening Aug. 30th to commenmorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. The exhibt explores the extinction passenger pigeons, a species that numbered in the...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton , NJ  08625
View map »


Telephone: 609-292-6464
Website »

More information

Express Yourself Studios offers a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning workshop 10am-12pm (on the hour)for toddlers. Children ages 2-5 are invited to play with paint, pinch...

Cost: $20/child per session

Where:
Express Yourself Studios
1877 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, NJ  07040
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Sponsor: Express Yourself Studios
Telephone: 973-763-5256
Contact Name: Simone
Website »

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The sights and sounds of the season will greet you when you come on a tour of Thomas Edison’s home during “Holidays at Glenmont,” starting on November 28, 2014 and continuing through January...

Cost: free with Admission

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
View map »


Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550
Contact Name: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Website »

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Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Valley Cottage, NY offers a special Toddler Time every Tuesday from 10:30am until Noon. The cost is only $12.00 for the first child and $10 for the second and parents...

Cost: $12 for first child

Where:
Bounce! Trampoline Sports
612 Corporate Way
Valley Cottage, NY  10989
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During the month of December, Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will journey through five rooms to discover the decorative styles of...

Cost: $6-10

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
View map »


Sponsor: Liberty Hall Museum
Telephone: 908-527-0400
Contact Name: Lacey Bongard
Website »

More information

In I Explore, children ages 2 to 5 (with their grown-ups) learn about themselves and their world in a safe, stimulating and engaging interactive environment designed especially for them....

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

More information

The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights program is returning this winter. Visitors will be granted free admission. In-kind donations of canned goods, toys, and pet food are...

Cost: $9/adult, $7/child

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 973-731-5800
Website »

More information

Live Nation is proud to announce the return of the Holiday Lights Spectacular to the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach for the 2014 holiday season. The 2.5 mile drive through light display will...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

More information

"Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World" traces the instrument's evolution from 3,000 BCE to the present. Explore 60+ rare instruments such as early Fenders and Martins, then experiment with...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
View map »


Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

More information

Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
View map »


Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
Website »

More information

What exactly are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from? What can they tell us about Earth and the origins of our Solar System? The Newark Museum is pleased to host Great...

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
Website »

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This perennial favorite is sure to delight train enthusiasts of all ages as they marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Holiday favorites include "Thomas the...

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701

More information

Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
View map »


Website »

More information

This invitational exhibition features innovative works created by LEGO© artists, architects, and engineers who use LEGO brand building bricks to create some incredible art and architecture....

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
View map »

More information

Masks have been worn for centuries for amusement, deception, or protection. Explore a wide variety of masks spanning many decades and continents and see how mankind has been transformed by this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
View map »


Telephone: 973-971-3700
Website »

More information

St. Ambrose School will have an open house on Sunday January 25, 2015. Come see all we have to offer students age 3 through grade 8 including our new Toddler Time for ages 18 months to 3 years....

Cost: no cost

Where:
St. Ambrose School
81 Throckmorton Lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: St. Ambrose School
Telephone: 732-679-4700
Contact Name: Dr. Theodore Kadela
Website »

More information

Hadrosaurus returns to New Jersey just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation by the State Legislature as the official dinosaur of New Jersey! As the world’s first nearly...

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Website »

More information

The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick. Renowned Stratford Festival...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
Website »

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Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The...

Cost: $40–160/person

Where:
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NJ  10001
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Telephone: (212) 465-6741
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On Tuesday, December 23, at 3:30 pm and 4:15 pm, Somerset County Library System of NJ's Watchung Library branch, located at 12 Stirling Road, will teach children ages 4+ how to create a...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ Watchung Library branch
12 Stirling Road
Watchung, NJ  07069
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Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language and come take a free trial class in French, Spanish, or Chinese. Languages for Tots 6M-3Y Languages for Children 3-9Y. 596...

Cost: Free

Where:
Language Workshop for Children
Various Locations
, NJ
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Sponsor: Language Workshop for Children
Telephone: 800-731-0830
Website »

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Every Friday evening November 28-December 24 Candlelight Shopping features unique gift ideas and exciting in-store holiday events; as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, live holiday entertainment...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Downtown Haddonfield
Kings Highway
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
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Website »

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The annual tradition returns in this seasonal favorite that enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, a full orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday...

Cost: $25–59

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-539-8008
Website »

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First Roots Music Studio offers fun, music-filled themed playdates all year long! These parent-child classes are perfect for families with children ages newborn - 7 years old. Each playdate is...

Cost: $10

Where:
First Roots Music Studio
109 South Main Street
Manville, NJ  08835
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Sponsor: First Roots Music Studio
Telephone: 908-552-9338
Contact Name: Jennifer Esposito
Website »

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Have you seen New Jerseys largest Christmas Tree is located in Cranbury New Jersey> It has more lights than the Rockefeller Center Tree! Standing at 36 feet tall is has over 46,000 lights! The...

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

Where:
Cranbury New Jersey
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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The creation of the first Rutgers Junior Knights Dance Team is for dancers and cheerleaders from ages 8 - 18. There are two groups divided by age. The Jr. Preps are ages 8 to12 and the Jr. Pros...

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
Website »

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Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported...

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
View map »


Telephone: 973.376.4343
Website »

More information

An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201.200.1000
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The Rahway Branch is offering an Early Bird Winter Program Registration! We know you're busy this time of year and want to make it easier to register. Register in person or online at...

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
Website »

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Rock out at Liberty Science Center with this new exhibit from the National Guitar Museum. Make music at instrument "play" stations, try out custom video games, and see the...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

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Trace the evolution of the guitar through the centuries. Experiment with the science of sound and jam on our playables. Featured items include the world’s largest guitar, the world’s...

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

More information

Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language and come take a free trial class in French, Spanish, or Chinese. Languages for Tots 6M-3Y Languages for Children 3-9Y. 596...

Cost: Free

Where:
Language Workshop for Children
Various Locations
, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Language Workshop for Children
Telephone: 800-731-0830
Website »

More information

In I Explore, children ages 2 to 5 (with their grown-ups) learn about themselves and their world in a safe, stimulating and engaging interactive environment designed especially for them....

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

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During the month of December, Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will journey through five rooms to discover the decorative styles of...

Cost: $6-10

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: Liberty Hall Museum
Telephone: 908-527-0400
Contact Name: Lacey Bongard
Website »

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The Gateway Family YMCA offers free memberships for 7th Grade students. Visit our branches in Elizabeth, Rahway or Union with proof of grade and a guardian to register for membership.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
Website »

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When School is Out, Vacation Day Camp Programs are IN! Your children can spend the day at the Y for swimming, sports, friends & fun! The Gateway Family YMCA has branches in Elizabeth, Union and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA
Elizabeth - Rahway - Union
www.tgfymca.org
, NJ
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: The Gateway Family YMCA
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Are you in need of child care when your child has off from school? Surgent’s Elite offers half day and full day vacation care. Children learn gymnastics, play games, craft and much more! Current...

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
401 South Avenue East
Westfield, NJ  07090
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Website »

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The Gateway Family YMCA - Winter Program Registration. In person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Elizabeth Branch
135 Madison Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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"Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World" traces the instrument's evolution from 3,000 BCE to the present. Explore 60+ rare instruments such as early Fenders and Martins, then experiment with...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

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The Gateway Family YMCA Winter Program Registration - Register in person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Five Points Branch
201 Tucker Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
View map »


Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-688-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Gateway Family YMCA Winter Program Registration - Register in person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Wellness Center Branch
1000 Galloping Hill Rd
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-349-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is completing $3.4 million, 16,938 square feet of renovations and is offer $0 Joiner's Fees thru 1/31. Visit today for a tour to see what we have to offer!...

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Students will play games, swim at the JCC and travel to The Funplex, an indoor family amusement center. It is open year round, featuring over 100,000 square feet of fun. Vacation Camps are for...

Cost: Fee: $50 or Discounted Member Fee: $45

Where:
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center
775 Talamini Rd.
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Telephone: 908.725.6994
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With the school’s winter breaks right around the corner are you still looking for something fun and safe for your kids, why not enroll them in the JCC Vacation Program. We have a lot of fun and...

Cost: Members $68 | Non-members $83

Where:
JCC Metrowest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Camp Kidville is THE place for learning, playing, and making new friends! Each small camp group participates in developmentally appropriate activities in gym, music, art, exploration and more. Join...

Cost: Per Session - $40 Members / $50 Non-Members - Siblings 50% off

Where:
Kidville Montclair
516 Valley Road
Next to A&P - Free Parking
Montclair, NJ  07043
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Telephone: 973-826-0350
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Academies at Gerrard Berman Day School invites children ages 2-7 to celebrate Hanukah with the Bossy Frog Band songs and activities. Admission is complimentary! Nut free snacks for children and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Academies at Gerrard Berman Day School
45 Spruce Street
Oakland, NJ  07436
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Sponsor: Academies at Gerrard Berman Day School
Telephone: 201-337-1111
Contact Name: Susan Scher
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Opening Aug. 30th to commenmorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. The exhibt explores the extinction passenger pigeons, a species that numbered in the...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton , NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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The sights and sounds of the season will greet you when you come on a tour of Thomas Edison’s home during “Holidays at Glenmont,” starting on November 28, 2014 and continuing through January...

Cost: free with Admission

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550
Contact Name: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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Live Nation is proud to announce the return of the Holiday Lights Spectacular to the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach for the 2014 holiday season. The 2.5 mile drive through light display will...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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Express Yourself Studios offers a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning workshop 10am-12pm (on the hour)for toddlers. Children ages 2-5 are invited to play with paint, pinch...

Cost: $20/child per session

Where:
Express Yourself Studios
1877 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, NJ  07040
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Sponsor: Express Yourself Studios
Telephone: 973-763-5256
Contact Name: Simone
Website »

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What exactly are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from? What can they tell us about Earth and the origins of our Solar System? The Newark Museum is pleased to host Great...

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
View map »


Telephone: 973- 596-6560
Website »

More information

This perennial favorite is sure to delight train enthusiasts of all ages as they marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Holiday favorites include "Thomas the...

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
View map »


Telephone: 973-971-3701

More information

This invitational exhibition features innovative works created by LEGO© artists, architects, and engineers who use LEGO brand building bricks to create some incredible art and architecture....

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
View map »

More information

Masks have been worn for centuries for amusement, deception, or protection. Explore a wide variety of masks spanning many decades and continents and see how mankind has been transformed by this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
View map »


Telephone: 973-971-3700
Website »

More information

St. Ambrose School will have an open house on Sunday January 25, 2015. Come see all we have to offer students age 3 through grade 8 including our new Toddler Time for ages 18 months to 3 years....

Cost: no cost

Where:
St. Ambrose School
81 Throckmorton Lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
View map »


Sponsor: St. Ambrose School
Telephone: 732-679-4700
Contact Name: Dr. Theodore Kadela
Website »

More information

Hadrosaurus returns to New Jersey just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation by the State Legislature as the official dinosaur of New Jersey! As the world’s first nearly...

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
View map »


Website »

More information

The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick. Renowned Stratford Festival...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
View map »


Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
Website »

More information

Ama Ristorante at Driftwood, which commands stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Shrewsbury Rivers from its second level perch, will celebrate the Holiday season with special holiday-inspired...

Cost: n/a

Where:
Ama Ristorante
1485 Ocean Avenue
Sea Bright, NJ  07760
View map »


Telephone: (732) 530-9760
Contact Name: Ama Ristorante
Website »

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Every Friday evening November 28-December 24 Candlelight Shopping features unique gift ideas and exciting in-store holiday events; as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, live holiday entertainment...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Downtown Haddonfield
Kings Highway
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
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Website »

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Punch, kick, jab, and shout with out Kickboxing for kids program.

Cost: member $136, nonmember $161

Where:
NY Sports Club for Kids
39 W. Northfield Rd.
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Sponsor: New York Sports Club for Kids
Telephone: 973-577-8001
Contact Name: Ashley

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Salt Creek Grille with its beautiful holiday light display outside and festive decoration inside will once again celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Reservations are now being accepted by...

Cost: $165

Where:
Salt Creek Grille
4 Bingham Avenue
Rumson, NJ  07760
View map »


Telephone: 732.933.9272
Contact Name: Barbara Penta
Website »

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Looking for a 2014 Central NJ Christmas Eve Church Service and a NJ Christmas Holiday Fun activity for the kids? Join Oasis Church this Christmas Eve at one of our two locationsL Regal Hadley...

Cost: Free

Where:
Regal Hadley Cinema Theater Stadium
1000 Corporate Ct
South Plainfield, NJ  07080
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Sponsor: Oasis-Churhc-NJ.com
Telephone: 732-406-7821
Contact Name: David Butler
Website »

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Have you seen New Jerseys largest Christmas Tree is located in Cranbury New Jersey> It has more lights than the Rockefeller Center Tree! Standing at 36 feet tall is has over 46,000 lights! The...

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

Where:
Cranbury New Jersey
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ  08512
View map »

More information

Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported...

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
View map »


Telephone: 973.376.4343
Website »

More information

Looking for a 2014 Central NJ Christmas Eve Church Service and a NJ Christmas Holiday Fun activity for the kids? Join Oasis Church this Christmas Eve at one of our two locationsL Regal Hadley...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Gran Centurions
440 Madison Hill Rd
Clark, NJ  07066
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Sponsor: Oasis-Church-NJ.com
Telephone: 732-406-7821
Contact Name: David Butler
Website »

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Enjoy an evening of bingo, trivia, and name that tune, hosted by local kids' favorite DJ Josh.

Cost: Free

Where:
Molly Maguire's GastroPub
132 East River Rd
Rumson, NJ  07760
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Telephone: (732) 530-2882
Website »

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Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
View map »


Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
Website »

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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
View map »


Website »

More information

The annual tradition returns in this seasonal favorite that enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, a full orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday...

Cost: $25–59

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 973-539-8008
Website »

More information

The creation of the first Rutgers Junior Knights Dance Team is for dancers and cheerleaders from ages 8 - 18. There are two groups divided by age. The Jr. Preps are ages 8 to12 and the Jr. Pros...

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
Website »

More information

An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 201.200.1000
Website »

More information

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The Rahway Branch is offering an Early Bird Winter Program Registration! We know you're busy this time of year and want to make it easier to register. Register in person or online at...

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
View map »


Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
Website »

More information

When School is Out, Vacation Day Camp Programs are IN! Your children can spend the day at the Y for swimming, sports, friends & fun! The Gateway Family YMCA has branches in Elizabeth, Union and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA
Elizabeth - Rahway - Union
www.tgfymca.org
, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: The Gateway Family YMCA
Website »

More information

In I Explore, children ages 2 to 5 (with their grown-ups) learn about themselves and their world in a safe, stimulating and engaging interactive environment designed especially for them....

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

More information

During the month of December, Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will journey through five rooms to discover the decorative styles of...

Cost: $6-10

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
View map »


Sponsor: Liberty Hall Museum
Telephone: 908-527-0400
Contact Name: Lacey Bongard
Website »

More information

The Gateway Family YMCA offers free memberships for 7th Grade students. Visit our branches in Elizabeth, Rahway or Union with proof of grade and a guardian to register for membership.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
View map »


Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
Website »

More information

Are you in need of child care when your child has off from school? Surgent’s Elite offers half day and full day vacation care. Children learn gymnastics, play games, craft and much more! Current...

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
401 South Avenue East
Westfield, NJ  07090
View map »


Website »

More information

Ama Ristorante at Driftwood, which commands stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Shrewsbury Rivers from its second level perch, will celebrate the Holiday season with special holiday-inspired...

Cost: n/a

Where:
Ama Ristorante
1485 Ocean Avenue
Sea Bright, NJ  07760
View map »


Telephone: (732) 530-9760
Contact Name: Ama Ristorante
Website »

More information

Salt Creek Grille with its beautiful holiday light display outside and festive decoration inside will once again celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Reservations are now being accepted by...

Cost: $165

Where:
Salt Creek Grille
4 Bingham Avenue
Rumson, NJ  07760
View map »


Telephone: 732.933.9272
Contact Name: Barbara Penta
Website »

More information

Trace the evolution of the guitar through the centuries. Experiment with the science of sound and jam on our playables. Featured items include the world’s largest guitar, the world’s...

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
View map »


Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

More information

Have you seen New Jerseys largest Christmas Tree is located in Cranbury New Jersey> It has more lights than the Rockefeller Center Tree! Standing at 36 feet tall is has over 46,000 lights! The...

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

Where:
Cranbury New Jersey
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ  08512
View map »

More information

Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language and come take a free trial class in French, Spanish, or Chinese. Languages for Tots 6M-3Y Languages for Children 3-9Y. 596...

Cost: Free

Where:
Language Workshop for Children
Various Locations
, NJ
View map »


Sponsor: Language Workshop for Children
Telephone: 800-731-0830
Website »

More information

Rock out at Liberty Science Center with this new exhibit from the National Guitar Museum. Make music at instrument "play" stations, try out custom video games, and see the...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
View map »


Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

More information

The Gateway Family YMCA Winter Program Registration - Register in person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Five Points Branch
201 Tucker Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
View map »


Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-688-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
Website »

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With the school’s winter breaks right around the corner are you still looking for something fun and safe for your kids, why not enroll them in the JCC Vacation Program. We have a lot of fun and...

Cost: Members $68 | Non-members $83

Where:
JCC Metrowest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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"Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World" traces the instrument's evolution from 3,000 BCE to the present. Explore 60+ rare instruments such as early Fenders and Martins, then experiment with...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is completing $3.4 million, 16,938 square feet of renovations and is offer $0 Joiner's Fees thru 1/31. Visit today for a tour to see what we have to offer!...

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Winter Program Registration. In person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Elizabeth Branch
135 Madison Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Camp Kidville is THE place for learning, playing, and making new friends! Each small camp group participates in developmentally appropriate activities in gym, music, art, exploration and more. Join...

Cost: Per Session - $40 Members / $50 Non-Members - Siblings 50% off

Where:
Kidville Montclair
516 Valley Road
Next to A&P - Free Parking
Montclair, NJ  07043
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Telephone: 973-826-0350
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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Website »

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The Gateway Family YMCA Winter Program Registration - Register in person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Wellness Center Branch
1000 Galloping Hill Rd
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-349-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Opening Aug. 30th to commenmorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. The exhibt explores the extinction passenger pigeons, a species that numbered in the...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton , NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Express Yourself Studios offers a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning workshop 10am-12pm (on the hour)for toddlers. Children ages 2-5 are invited to play with paint, pinch...

Cost: $20/child per session

Where:
Express Yourself Studios
1877 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, NJ  07040
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Sponsor: Express Yourself Studios
Telephone: 973-763-5256
Contact Name: Simone
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The sights and sounds of the season will greet you when you come on a tour of Thomas Edison’s home during “Holidays at Glenmont,” starting on November 28, 2014 and continuing through January...

Cost: free with Admission

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550
Contact Name: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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This perennial favorite is sure to delight train enthusiasts of all ages as they marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Holiday favorites include "Thomas the...

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701

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This invitational exhibition features innovative works created by LEGO© artists, architects, and engineers who use LEGO brand building bricks to create some incredible art and architecture....

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Live Nation is proud to announce the return of the Holiday Lights Spectacular to the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach for the 2014 holiday season. The 2.5 mile drive through light display will...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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What exactly are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from? What can they tell us about Earth and the origins of our Solar System? The Newark Museum is pleased to host Great...

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
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Masks have been worn for centuries for amusement, deception, or protection. Explore a wide variety of masks spanning many decades and continents and see how mankind has been transformed by this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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St. Ambrose School will have an open house on Sunday January 25, 2015. Come see all we have to offer students age 3 through grade 8 including our new Toddler Time for ages 18 months to 3 years....

Cost: no cost

Where:
St. Ambrose School
81 Throckmorton Lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: St. Ambrose School
Telephone: 732-679-4700
Contact Name: Dr. Theodore Kadela
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Hadrosaurus returns to New Jersey just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation by the State Legislature as the official dinosaur of New Jersey! As the world’s first nearly...

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
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Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
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The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick. Renowned Stratford Festival...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
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Art & Soul Galleries offers a BYOB painting class every Thursday and Friday evening from 7-9PM. All materials are included. Just bring your friends and your favorite drink and enjoy a relaxing...

Cost: $22

Where:
Art & Soul Galleries
128 Chestnut Street
Roselle Park, NJ  07204
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Sponsor: Art & Soul Galleries
Telephone: 908-245-5900
Contact Name: Megan Connelly
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Watch in wonderment as over 100 Christmas Trees magically floating on our very own Lake Meone and light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show of lights and music played out across...

Cost: Free

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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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201.200.1000
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The creation of the first Rutgers Junior Knights Dance Team is for dancers and cheerleaders from ages 8 - 18. There are two groups divided by age. The Jr. Preps are ages 8 to12 and the Jr. Pros...

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
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Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported...

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Telephone: 973.376.4343
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Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language and come take a free trial class in French, Spanish, or Chinese. Languages for Tots 6M-3Y Languages for Children 3-9Y. 596...

Cost: Free

Where:
Language Workshop for Children
Various Locations
, NJ
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Sponsor: Language Workshop for Children
Telephone: 800-731-0830
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Trace the evolution of the guitar through the centuries. Experiment with the science of sound and jam on our playables. Featured items include the world’s largest guitar, the world’s...

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Rock out at Liberty Science Center with this new exhibit from the National Guitar Museum. Make music at instrument "play" stations, try out custom video games, and see the...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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In I Explore, children ages 2 to 5 (with their grown-ups) learn about themselves and their world in a safe, stimulating and engaging interactive environment designed especially for them....

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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When School is Out, Vacation Day Camp Programs are IN! Your children can spend the day at the Y for swimming, sports, friends & fun! The Gateway Family YMCA has branches in Elizabeth, Union and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA
Elizabeth - Rahway - Union
www.tgfymca.org
, NJ
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: The Gateway Family YMCA
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During the month of December, Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will journey through five rooms to discover the decorative styles of...

Cost: $6-10

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: Liberty Hall Museum
Telephone: 908-527-0400
Contact Name: Lacey Bongard
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The Rahway Branch is offering an Early Bird Winter Program Registration! We know you're busy this time of year and want to make it easier to register. Register in person or online at...

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Experience the symbols and principles of this important African American tradition, as Queen Nur lights up the stage with interactive storytelling and song in a joyous celebration!

Cost: $12.95/person

Where:
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: (856) 424-1233
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The Gateway Family YMCA offers free memberships for 7th Grade students. Visit our branches in Elizabeth, Rahway or Union with proof of grade and a guardian to register for membership.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Make the Newark Museum part of your annual holiday tradition. Enjoy tours of Feasting with Family and Friends: Christmas in the Ballantine House, a Kwanzaa celebration, planetarium shows, hands-on...

Cost: $12/adult, $7/child, free/under 2 yrs

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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We have it all at New York Sports Club for Kids! Our School's Out Program is a great option for working parents or families that are looking for a special day of fun and activities for their...

Cost: $45 member/$54 nonmember

Where:
New York Sports Club for Kids
39 W. Northfield Rd.
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Sponsor: New York Sports Club for Kids
Telephone: 973.577.8001
Contact Name: Ashley

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Cost: member $45, nonmember $54

Where:
NY Sports Club for Kids
39 W. Northfield Rd.
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Sponsor: New York Sports Club for Kids
Telephone: 973-577-8001
Contact Name: Ashley

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Are you in need of child care when your child has off from school? Surgent’s Elite offers half day and full day vacation care. Children learn gymnastics, play games, craft and much more! Current...

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
401 South Avenue East
Westfield, NJ  07090
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The Tenafly Nature Center, dedicated to the rehabilitation and conservation of birds of prey such as eagles hawks, owls and falcons, will be bringing some of their favorite feathered friends to...

Cost: Fee: $45 or Discounted Member Fee: $40

Where:
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center
775 Talamini Rd.
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Telephone: 908.725.6994
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With the school’s winter breaks right around the corner are you still looking for something fun and safe for your kids, why not enroll them in the JCC Vacation Program. We have a lot of fun and...

Cost: Members $68 | Non-members $83

Where:
JCC Metrowest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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The Gateway Family YMCA Winter Program Registration - Register in person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Five Points Branch
201 Tucker Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-688-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Watch in wonderment as over 100 Christmas Trees magically floating on our very own Lake Meone and light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show of lights and music played out across...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
View map »


Telephone: 609-748-8999
Website »

More information

The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is completing $3.4 million, 16,938 square feet of renovations and is offer $0 Joiner's Fees thru 1/31. Visit today for a tour to see what we have to offer!...

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Live Nation is proud to announce the return of the Holiday Lights Spectacular to the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach for the 2014 holiday season. The 2.5 mile drive through light display will...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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Parents, you can drop off your kids and enjoy an evening out or stay and watch your kids climb to the top. Children will have the opportunity to start climbing or continue their love for...

Cost: $15

Where:
Elite Climbing
67 Old Kings Highway
Maple Shade, NJ  08052
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Telephone: 856-273-1370
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"Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World" traces the instrument's evolution from 3,000 BCE to the present. Explore 60+ rare instruments such as early Fenders and Martins, then experiment with...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Parents, you can drop off your kids and enjoy an evening out, or stay and watch your kids climb to the top. Children will have the opportunity to start climbing or continue their love for...

Cost: $15/child, includes harness

Where:
Elite Climbing
67 Old Kings Highway
Maple Shade, NJ  08052
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Telephone: 856-273-1370
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Jenkinson’s annual Sea of Lights Holiday Festival will be held on Friday-Sunday December 26-28 from 6-9pm. Enjoy a fully decorated Jenkinson’s Aquarium (entry is $6 per person) and then...

Cost: $6

Where:
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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Telephone: 732-892-0600
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The Gateway Family YMCA Winter Program Registration - Register in person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Wellness Center Branch
1000 Galloping Hill Rd
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-349-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Winter Program Registration. In person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Elizabeth Branch
135 Madison Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Camp Kidville is THE place for learning, playing, and making new friends! Each small camp group participates in developmentally appropriate activities in gym, music, art, exploration and more. Join...

Cost: Per Session - $40 Members / $50 Non-Members - Siblings 50% off

Where:
Kidville Montclair
516 Valley Road
Next to A&P - Free Parking
Montclair, NJ  07043
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Telephone: 973-826-0350
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Opening Aug. 30th to commenmorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. The exhibt explores the extinction passenger pigeons, a species that numbered in the...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton , NJ  08625
View map »


Telephone: 609-292-6464
Website »

More information

Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
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Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
View map »


Website »

More information

Express Yourself Studios offers a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning workshop 10am-12pm (on the hour)for toddlers. Children ages 2-5 are invited to play with paint, pinch...

Cost: $20/child per session

Where:
Express Yourself Studios
1877 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, NJ  07040
View map »


Sponsor: Express Yourself Studios
Telephone: 973-763-5256
Contact Name: Simone
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Teens are invited to enjoy a responsible and safe way to have a night out with their friends. The night will be filled with unlimited games, rides, lights, rotating DJs, and giveaways.

Cost: $17.95-24.95

Where:
iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Telephone: 732-577-8200
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The sights and sounds of the season will greet you when you come on a tour of Thomas Edison’s home during “Holidays at Glenmont,” starting on November 28, 2014 and continuing through January...

Cost: free with Admission

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
View map »


Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550
Contact Name: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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What exactly are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from? What can they tell us about Earth and the origins of our Solar System? The Newark Museum is pleased to host Great...

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
Website »

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This perennial favorite is sure to delight train enthusiasts of all ages as they marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Holiday favorites include "Thomas the...

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701

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Looking for something fresh and exciting to do this Friday Night? Then come to Mennen Sports Arena and skate the night away! DJ Earl will be playing the newest hits and some of your favorite...

Cost: $7 admission, $3.50 skate rental

Where:
Mennen Sports Arena
161 Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 97.326.7651
Contact Name: Mennen Sports Arena
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This invitational exhibition features innovative works created by LEGO© artists, architects, and engineers who use LEGO brand building bricks to create some incredible art and architecture....

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Masks have been worn for centuries for amusement, deception, or protection. Explore a wide variety of masks spanning many decades and continents and see how mankind has been transformed by this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
View map »


Telephone: 973-971-3700
Website »

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Hadrosaurus returns to New Jersey just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation by the State Legislature as the official dinosaur of New Jersey! As the world’s first nearly...

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Website »

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St. Ambrose School will have an open house on Sunday January 25, 2015. Come see all we have to offer students age 3 through grade 8 including our new Toddler Time for ages 18 months to 3 years....

Cost: no cost

Where:
St. Ambrose School
81 Throckmorton Lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: St. Ambrose School
Telephone: 732-679-4700
Contact Name: Dr. Theodore Kadela
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The exhibition features more than 40 of Parker’s original drawings for the books “Bugs” (1987) and “Frogs, Toads, Lizards, and Salamanders” (1990). Flying, jumping, crawling animals...

Cost: Free-$6

Where:
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 848-932-7237
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The creation of the first Rutgers Junior Knights Dance Team is for dancers and cheerleaders from ages 8 - 18. There are two groups divided by age. The Jr. Preps are ages 8 to12 and the Jr. Pros...

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
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The original animated television classic comes to life! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the Prudential Hall stage this holiday season.The magical world of...

Cost: $29.50–39.50/person

Where:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ
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Telephone: (973) 642-8989
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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201.200.1000
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Sussex County’s professional theatre company presents a unique and entertaining production of the Charles Dickens’ great tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly visits of Past, Present...

Cost: $23–28/person

Where:
Bickford Theatre
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973.971.3706
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Come Celebrate the season at the Newark Museum! Different drop-in activities each day. Discover traditions from around the world, and create some of your own based on the museum's art, science and...

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
Contact Name: Newark Museum
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The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick. Renowned Stratford Festival...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
View map »


Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
Website »

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Circuit training class for members and nonmembers.

Cost: member $159, nonmember $179

Where:
NY Sports Club for Kids
39 W. Northfield Rd.
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Sponsor: New York Sports Club for Kids
Telephone: 973-577-8001
Contact Name: Ashley

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Circuit training class for members and nonmembers.

Cost: member $159, nonmember $179

Where:
NY Sports Club for Kids
39 W. Northfield Rd.
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Sponsor: New York Sports Club for Kids
Telephone: 973-577-8001
Contact Name: Ashley

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Ama Ristorante at Driftwood, which commands stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Shrewsbury Rivers from its second level perch, will celebrate the Holiday season with special holiday-inspired...

Cost: n/a

Where:
Ama Ristorante
1485 Ocean Avenue
Sea Bright, NJ  07760
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Telephone: (732) 530-9760
Contact Name: Ama Ristorante
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Salt Creek Grille with its beautiful holiday light display outside and festive decoration inside will once again celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Reservations are now being accepted by...

Cost: $165

Where:
Salt Creek Grille
4 Bingham Avenue
Rumson, NJ  07760
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Telephone: 732.933.9272
Contact Name: Barbara Penta
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Skylands Stadium will hold a spectacular drive-through Christmas Light Show every weekend throughout the holiday season. Drive through one mile of spectacular light sculptures set to joyous music...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Telephone: 973-383-7644
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Have you seen New Jerseys largest Christmas Tree is located in Cranbury New Jersey> It has more lights than the Rockefeller Center Tree! Standing at 36 feet tall is has over 46,000 lights! The...

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

Where:
Cranbury New Jersey
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Enjoy a well-deserved break from the rigors of 24/7 parenthood with our Kid's Night Out program. While you recharge with some precious "me" time, we'll keep your kids active and entertained with a...

Cost: memeber$19, nonmember $24

Where:
New York Sports Club for Kids
39 W. Northfield Rd.
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Telephone: 973.577.8001
Contact Name: Ashley

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Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported...

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Telephone: 973.376.4343
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Art & Soul Galleries offers a BYOB painting class every Thursday and Friday evening from 7-9PM. All materials are included. Just bring your friends and your favorite drink and enjoy a relaxing...

Cost: $22

Where:
Art & Soul Galleries
128 Chestnut Street
Roselle Park, NJ  07204
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Sponsor: Art & Soul Galleries
Telephone: 908-245-5900
Contact Name: Megan Connelly
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One of the many activities sponsored by The Folk Project. Held virtually every Friday evening, except around Christmas and when we're at Getaway. Second Friday is usually Open Stage. Evening...

Cost: Adults $9; 12 and under free

Where:
Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: The Folk Project
Telephone: 973-335-9489
Contact Name: Mike Agranoff, Minstrel Chair
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The original animated television classic comes to life! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the Prudential Hall stage this holiday season. The magical world...

Cost: $29.50- $$59.50

Where:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Prudential Hall
1 Center St
Newark, NJ  07102
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Sponsor: New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Telephone: 188-846-65722
Contact Name: Josh Balber
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Trace the evolution of the guitar through the centuries. Experiment with the science of sound and jam on our playables. Featured items include the world’s largest guitar, the world’s...

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language and come take a free trial class in French, Spanish, or Chinese. Languages for Tots 6M-3Y Languages for Children 3-9Y. 596...

Cost: Free

Where:
Language Workshop for Children
Various Locations
, NJ
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Sponsor: Language Workshop for Children
Telephone: 800-731-0830
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Rock out at Liberty Science Center with this new exhibit from the National Guitar Museum. Make music at instrument "play" stations, try out custom video games, and see the...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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December is the time to visit the Environmental Education Center and get into the holiday spirit. The Festival of Trees is an indoor exhibit of decorated trees by various community groups and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ
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Telephone: 908-766-2489
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The Rahway Branch is offering an Early Bird Winter Program Registration! We know you're busy this time of year and want to make it easier to register. Register in person or online at...

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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In I Explore, children ages 2 to 5 (with their grown-ups) learn about themselves and their world in a safe, stimulating and engaging interactive environment designed especially for them....

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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The Gateway Family YMCA offers free memberships for 7th Grade students. Visit our branches in Elizabeth, Rahway or Union with proof of grade and a guardian to register for membership.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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When School is Out, Vacation Day Camp Programs are IN! Your children can spend the day at the Y for swimming, sports, friends & fun! The Gateway Family YMCA has branches in Elizabeth, Union and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA
Elizabeth - Rahway - Union
www.tgfymca.org
, NJ
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: The Gateway Family YMCA
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Monthly Seminar for first time home buyers. Bring all of your questions about the process of purchasing a home. I can also be reached via email kcharne@jerseymortgage.com

Cost: Free

Where:
All of NJ
, NJ


Sponsor: Kimberly Charne, Jersey Mortgage Company
Telephone: 917-968-9823
Contact Name: Kimberly Charne
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Cost: member $45, nonmember $54

Where:
NY Sports Club for Kids
39 W. Northfield Rd.
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Sponsor: New York Sports Club for Kids
Telephone: 973-577-8001
Contact Name: Ashley

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Make the Newark Museum part of your annual holiday tradition. Enjoy tours of Feasting with Family and Friends: Christmas in the Ballantine House, a Kwanzaa celebration, planetarium shows, hands-on...

Cost: $12/adult, $7/child, free/under 2 yrs

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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Watch in wonderment as over 100 Christmas Trees magically floating on our very own Lake Meone and light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show of lights and music played out across...

Cost: Free

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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We have it all at New York Sports Club for Kids! Our School's Out Program is a great option for working parents or families that are looking for a special day of fun and activities for their...

Cost: $45 member/$54 nonmember

Where:
New York Sports Club for Kids
39 W. Northfield Rd.
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Sponsor: New York Sports Club for Kids
Telephone: 973.577.8001
Contact Name: Ashley

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Are you in need of child care when your child has off from school? Surgent’s Elite offers half day and full day vacation care. Children learn gymnastics, play games, craft and much more! Current...

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
401 South Avenue East
Westfield, NJ  07090
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With the school’s winter breaks right around the corner are you still looking for something fun and safe for your kids, why not enroll them in the JCC Vacation Program. We have a lot of fun and...

Cost: Members $68 | Non-members $83

Where:
JCC Metrowest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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The Gateway Family YMCA Winter Program Registration - Register in person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Wellness Center Branch
1000 Galloping Hill Rd
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-349-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. Theme and prizes change monthly. Enjoy a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.326.7603
Contact Name: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Winter Program Registration. In person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Elizabeth Branch
135 Madison Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ  07201
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Gateway Family YMCA Winter Program Registration - Register in person or online at www.tgfymca.org/register

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Five Points Branch
201 Tucker Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-688-9622
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Skylands Stadium will hold a spectacular drive-through Christmas Light Show every weekend throughout the holiday season. Drive through one mile of spectacular light sculptures set to joyous music...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Telephone: 973-383-7644
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Live Nation is proud to announce the return of the Holiday Lights Spectacular to the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach for the 2014 holiday season. The 2.5 mile drive through light display will...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is completing $3.4 million, 16,938 square feet of renovations and is offer $0 Joiner's Fees thru 1/31. Visit today for a tour to see what we have to offer!...

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Jenkinson’s annual Sea of Lights Holiday Festival will be held on Friday-Sunday December 26-28 from 6-9pm. Enjoy a fully decorated Jenkinson’s Aquarium (entry is $6 per person) and then...

Cost: $6

Where:
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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Telephone: 732-892-0600
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"Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World" traces the instrument's evolution from 3,000 BCE to the present. Explore 60+ rare instruments such as early Fenders and Martins, then experiment with...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Camp Kidville is THE place for learning, playing, and making new friends! Each small camp group participates in developmentally appropriate activities in gym, music, art, exploration and more. Join...

Cost: Per Session - $40 Members / $50 Non-Members - Siblings 50% off

Where:
Kidville Montclair
516 Valley Road
Next to A&P - Free Parking
Montclair, NJ  07043
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Telephone: 973-826-0350
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Opening Aug. 30th to commenmorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. The exhibt explores the extinction passenger pigeons, a species that numbered in the...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton , NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
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Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Don’t miss our Live Music Series, presented by the new exhibition, "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World." Enjoy performances by rock, jazz, blues, classical, and kindie bands in an...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Happy New Year!! Let's ring in 2015 together with a celebration card!!

Cost: Free with general admission.

Where:
Imagine That!!!
4 Vreeland Rd.
Florham Park, NJ  07932
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Telephone: 973-966-8000
Contact Name: Alex Pranzo
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The sights and sounds of the season will greet you when you come on a tour of Thomas Edison’s home during “Holidays at Glenmont,” starting on November 28, 2014 and continuing through January...

Cost: free with Admission

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550
Contact Name: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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The original animated television classic comes to life! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the Prudential Hall stage this holiday season.The magical world of...

Cost: $29.50–39.50/person

Where:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ
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Telephone: (973) 642-8989
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Are you ordered by the court to take parenting classes? Look no further. Authentic Parenting offers quality, easy to follow, affordable parenting classes. We do everything to accommodate you....

Cost: affordable

Where:
Authentic Parenting
5 ELM ROW, SUITE 111
New Brunswick , NJ  08901
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Telephone: 732-763-2576
Contact Name: Anna Seewald, MEd, MPsy
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Express Yourself Studios offers a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning workshop 10am-12pm (on the hour)for toddlers. Children ages 2-5 are invited to play with paint, pinch...

Cost: $20/child per session

Where:
Express Yourself Studios
1877 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, NJ  07040
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Sponsor: Express Yourself Studios
Telephone: 973-763-5256
Contact Name: Simone
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What exactly are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from? What can they tell us about Earth and the origins of our Solar System? The Newark Museum is pleased to host Great...

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
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This perennial favorite is sure to delight train enthusiasts of all ages as they marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Holiday favorites include "Thomas the...

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3701

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This invitational exhibition features innovative works created by LEGO© artists, architects, and engineers who use LEGO brand building bricks to create some incredible art and architecture....

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Kick off winter vacation with a day of indoor winter fun at the Morris Museum. • Make a penguin puppet • Create puzzle piece monsters • Design Gingerbread doll with movable arms and legs •...

Cost: FREE for members. Non-members: $7/child, $10/adult

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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A Bubble Volcano! A Bubble roller coaster! A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles...

Cost: Individual Ticket Prices: $10 Members/$12 General Public $9 Groups of 20 or more

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Participate in a guided art project. Create paintings inspired by famous artists (O’Keeffe, Van Gogh, Warhol, etc.) using a mix of mediums (acrylics, watercolor, and pastels) and other projects...

Cost: $20

Where:
Express Yourself Studios
1877 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, NJ  07040
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Sponsor: Express Yourself Studios
Telephone: 973-763-5256
Contact Name: Simone
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Masks have been worn for centuries for amusement, deception, or protection. Explore a wide variety of masks spanning many decades and continents and see how mankind has been transformed by this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff...

Cost: $12/person

Where:
Bickford Theatre
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973.971.3706
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St. Ambrose School will have an open house on Sunday January 25, 2015. Come see all we have to offer students age 3 through grade 8 including our new Toddler Time for ages 18 months to 3 years....

Cost: no cost

Where:
St. Ambrose School
81 Throckmorton Lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: St. Ambrose School
Telephone: 732-679-4700
Contact Name: Dr. Theodore Kadela
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Sussex County’s professional theatre company presents a unique and entertaining production of the Charles Dickens’ great tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly visits of Past, Present...

Cost: $23–28/person

Where:
Bickford Theatre
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973.971.3706
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Hadrosaurus returns to New Jersey just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation by the State Legislature as the official dinosaur of New Jersey! As the world’s first nearly...

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Join Express Yourself Studios every Saturday for Pizza and Pottery. Children participate in a fun pottery project creating a functional piece of artwork. Hand-building techniques such as slab,...

Cost: $25 per child Groups of 4 or more $20

Where:
Express Yourself Studios
1877 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, NJ  07040
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Sponsor: Express Yourself Studios
Telephone: 973-763-5256
Contact Name: Simone
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The exhibition features more than 40 of Parker’s original drawings for the books “Bugs” (1987) and “Frogs, Toads, Lizards, and Salamanders” (1990). Flying, jumping, crawling animals...

Cost: Free-$6

Where:
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 848-932-7237
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Come Celebrate the season at the Newark Museum! Different drop-in activities each day. Discover traditions from around the world, and create some of your own based on the museum's art, science and...

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
Contact Name: Newark Museum
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Monster Jam starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a...

Cost: $10, $20, $30, $45, $60 (Additional fees may apply, prices increase $2day of

Where:
Sun National Bank Center
81 Hamilton Ave
Trenton, NJ  08611
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Telephone: 609-656-3200
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The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick. Renowned Stratford Festival...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
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Are you going through a divorce? Are you required by the court to take parenting classes? Look no further. Court approved quality parenting classes LIVE. Don't trust the online classes. Call today...

Cost: 50

Where:
Authentic Parenting
53 Paterson Street, 2nd Floor
New Brunswick , NJ  08901
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Telephone: 732-763-2576
Contact Name: Anna Seewald, MEd, MPsy
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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201.200.1000
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Ama Ristorante at Driftwood, which commands stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Shrewsbury Rivers from its second level perch, will celebrate the Holiday season with special holiday-inspired...

Cost: n/a

Where:
Ama Ristorante
1485 Ocean Avenue
Sea Bright, NJ  07760
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Telephone: (732) 530-9760
Contact Name: Ama Ristorante
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The creation of the first Rutgers Junior Knights Dance Team is for dancers and cheerleaders from ages 8 - 18. There are two groups divided by age. The Jr. Preps are ages 8 to12 and the Jr. Pros...

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
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Salt Creek Grille with its beautiful holiday light display outside and festive decoration inside will once again celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Reservations are now being accepted by...

Cost: $165

Where:
Salt Creek Grille
4 Bingham Avenue
Rumson, NJ  07760
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Telephone: 732.933.9272
Contact Name: Barbara Penta
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Have you seen New Jerseys largest Christmas Tree is located in Cranbury New Jersey> It has more lights than the Rockefeller Center Tree! Standing at 36 feet tall is has over 46,000 lights! The...

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

Where:
Cranbury New Jersey
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported...

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Telephone: 973.376.4343
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Monster Jam starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a...

Cost: $10, $20, $30, $45, $60 (Additional fees may apply, prices increase $2 dayof

Where:
Sun National Bank Center
81 Hamilton Ave
Trenton, NJ  08611
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Telephone: 609-656-3200
Website »

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The original animated television classic comes to life! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the Prudential Hall stage this holiday season. The magical world...

Cost: $29.50- $$59.50

Where:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Prudential Hall
1 Center St
Newark, NJ  07102
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Sponsor: New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Telephone: 188-846-65722
Contact Name: Josh Balber
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