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November 2016

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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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 per family

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ  07960
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Our Special Toddler Playgroup and Parent Support began in 2014 and has been a great success. This program provides educational and therapeutic support services to children ages 12-36 months who...

Cost: $0

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

Cost: $175

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

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

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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When asked about the history of the Thanksgiving holiday, most Americans will tell you the story of the 1621 feast in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But there is another side to the story, one that is...

Cost: $14

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Merissa Blum
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Cost: free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: PNC Arts Alive
Telephone: 856-825-6800
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

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

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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November Weekend Crafting is here! The winter weather is almost here! Make a winter wreath to kick off the season! Join us every weekend in November for a special craft!

Cost: FREE with General Admission

Where:
Imagine That!!! A NJ Children's Museum
4 Vreeland Rd.
Florham Park, NJ  07932
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Sponsor: Imagine That!!!
Telephone: 973-966-8000
Contact Name: Karisa
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Fundraiser for Jersey Shore Animal Shelter. Over 50 amazing vendors and crafters! Free admission and parking. Door prizes galore! Free gift for first 25 kids! Super packed swag bags! Free...

Where:
Elks
2491 Hooper Avenue
Brick, NJ  08723
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Meet a reindeer! Mark Sopko, owner of Reindeer Magic and Miracles of Neshanic Station, will introduce visitors to his antlered accomplice from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the opening day of the 14th annual...

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

Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House
3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Sponsor: The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House
Telephone: 908-396-6053
Contact Name: Taryn Nie
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

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

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

Cost: $50 per person

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

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

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

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

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

Cost: Donations welcome

Where:
Central Unitarian Church
156 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ  07652
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Sponsor: Central Unitarian Church
Telephone: 202-262-6300
Contact Name: Rev. David M. Horst
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This holiday season make plans to visit Santa at iPlay America! Get Inside the FUN and get into the holiday spirit at the number one indoor family theme park in New Jersey! Why go to the MALL when...

Cost: FREE

Where:
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Sponsor: iPlay America
Telephone: 732-577-8200
Contact Name: Rachel Kaelblein
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GIFT WRAP FOR A CAUSE A HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LOCAL NON-PROFITS. Sponsored by The Streets of Chester Shopping Center & co-sponsor Papyrus. Don't get WRAPPED UP in the...

Cost: Donations

Where:
The Streets of Chester Shopping Center
207 Route 206 South
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: The Streets of Chester Shopping Center
Telephone: 973-223-2665
Contact Name: Toni Perry
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Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is the home of the Miyanmin people. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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

Cost: 0

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

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Shop Small Business-Shop Chester & You could WIN during our 12 Days of Giveaways! Every weekend from November 12th to December 18th, special "holiday helpers/entertainers" will be strolling...

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

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

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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Enjoy a rockin’ weekend at the Morris Museum. Start off Rock and Mineral Weekend by making geology inspired crafts. Visit the mineral, gem, and fossil displays throughout the Museum. Members of...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3701
Contact Name: Samantha Janazzo
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In a recent interview, local Baseball Hero Ian Clements let slip that he hid the ball cap he wore in the 1999 World Series in the Locker room at Skyland’s Stadium where he played his minor...

Cost: $25/person

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta , NJ  07822
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Celebrate your holiday season at Convention Hall! The Asbury Park Bazaar and The Market Asbury Park have partnered to bring you one of the most spectacular holiday markets in New Jersey! The...

Where:
GRAND ARCADE OF CONVENTION HALL
Asbury Park, NJ


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Nothing says fall like brightly colored leaves and delicious apple cider! Make homemade apple cider using an old-fashioned, hand-cranked cider press, and learn fun facts about the amazing apple....

Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up.

Where:
Great Swamp OEC
247 Southern Blvd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.635.6629
Contact Name: Great Swamp OEC
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Founded in 1953, the Garden State Model Railway Club has been in North Haledon since 1957. We open our doors to the public in the winter and spring. The Model Railroad Show runs November 25-27,...

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

Where:
Garden State Model Railway Club
575 High Mountain Road
North Haledon, NJ  07508
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Telephone: 201-387-8716
Contact Name: Rob Savino
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NEW! Drop-In Studio - Every Sunday, 1–4 p.m., starting September 11 FREE with Museum admission Drop by MAM's new Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes...

Cost: Free with museum admission

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Art Museum
Telephone: 973-746-5555
Contact Name: Catherine Mastrangelo
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Enroll your child/teen in our recreation programs for youth with special needs. Led by experienced adult instructors and assisted by volunteer teen mentors. See flyer for dates/times and other...

Cost: various

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

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Roxey Ballet’s American Holiday Classic Nutcracker Join Clara and her friends on her enchanting voyage meeting magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers...

Cost: Tickets $15-Up

Where:
The College Of New Jersey - Center for the Arts
Kendall Main Stage Theatre
2000 Pennington Rd. Trenton, NJ 08628
Ewing, NJ  08628-0718
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Centenary Stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible...

Cost: $22.50-30

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

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

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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Take your kids to see their favorite PBS show in person at Bergen PAC. Ollie, Otto and friends are setting out on another adventure—and they need help! The interactive show lets your babies...

Cost: $15-59

Where:
Bergen PAC
30 N. Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ  07631
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“The Art of Contrasts” is a fitting description of Baum’s different styles – both realist and the abstract, rendered in paintings and in sculptures. Robert M. Baum has exhibited throughout...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 13 North
13 N Union St
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Gallery 13 North
Telephone: 609-773-0909
Contact Name: Majell Yerenburg
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4pm in Riley Park Refreshments & Entertainment and Santa Claus arrives at 5pm (Rain Date: Sun. Dec 4th)

Where:
Riley Park
Bradley Beach, NJ


Telephone: 732-776-2999
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Mommy & Me High Tea Luncheon w/ Princess Ages 2- 102 The Third Friday of the month each Month! 4:00 – 5:30 PM Treat yourself and your favorite child to REAL High Tea. Perfect for any special...

Cost: $25 pr. person

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

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Way
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Sponsor: Skylands Stadium
Telephone: 973-383-7644
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The Rubik's Cube Club allows kids in grades 4-12 to compete against each other as they try to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. There are also opportunities for the kids to try to beat...

Cost: Free

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

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A moose with an impossible dream yearns to fly with Santa’s reindeer in this holiday “moosical.” Ages 4-10

Cost: $12 - $15

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-539-8008
Contact Name: Box Office
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Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing...

Cost: Free admission

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

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

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

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

Cost: 799.00

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

Cost: $799.00

Where:
Elite Tutoring Academy
123 Route 516
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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120 Christmas trees will float on Lake Meone to a show of lights and music at Historic Smithville. Starting Thanksgiving till Jan 6th Thursday-Sundays

Cost: free

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

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

Where:
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

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

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

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

Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House
995 Route 202/206 S.
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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

Cost: Prices vary

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

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS   Tree Lighting Concert & Ceremony Friday, December 2 Watch as the largest Christmas Tree in Cape May lights up the night on...

Where:
Cape May, NJ

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

Cost: Varies, see website

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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Red Bank Holiday Soiree Thursday, November 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm The Red Bank Holiday Soiree is a night of food and drink samplings, music and entertainment, auctions, fashion and home...

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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Fall is officially here and what better way to lift your spirits than seeing what Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania has to offer this weekend.   Located a quick drive from Philadelphia and...

Where:
, PA

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Parade on 12/3: visit Santa after the parade! Lighting on 11/25

Where:
Huddy Park
Highlands, NJ


Telephone: 732-291-4713

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This is arguably the most famous and anticipated Christmas shows in the world. The beloved Rockettes will hypnotize your children with their smiles and unified dancing. Take in wooden soldiers,...

Cost: $49-250

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

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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Storytime, holiday events, and programs that celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions –designed for children and their families – are offered this fall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage....

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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Wand making, castle classes, magical myths and more spell-binding fun will be conjured up for Wild Wizarding Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 25–27, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of...

Cost: $13.95+

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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THREE WAYS TO CELEBRATE Tickets now available! Link to purchase at the bottom of this page. BR&W offers three exciting ways to celebrate the Christmas season, each with unique...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Beginning November 17, the Log House will be festooned for the holidays in period style with a focus on Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season. Using holiday greens, pinecones, and the...

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

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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This is a great drop off event for kids while parents go out for a night on the town!  Catch a movie, get a drink, or go out dinner while we keep your kids having fun. Note: This...

Cost: $35/child, $60/siblings

Where:
Garden Street Music
1018 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-683-9100
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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium   Breakfast sessions give participants the opportunity to talk with zoo keepers and see animals such as...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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Your children will adore these pint-sized heroines who try to save the holidays by defeating Toyland’s biggest enemy and Christmas-hater, Barnaby. The production features fairy tale favorites...

Cost: $20/adults, $16/kids

Where:
Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ
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·         The best first date locations within Lehigh Valley – From checking out the Allentown Art Museum of Lehigh Valley to catching a...

Where:
, PA

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In Thanksgiving-weekend reunions fitting for the spirit of the holiday, pianist Inon Barnatan and conductor Hans Graf return to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for a program featuring...

Cost: $20 starting

Where:
, NJ


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

Where:
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Jersey Cares is collecting coats for men, women, and children in need throughout New Jersey. Morris Animal Inn will be collecting new or gently used coats in our lobby from November 1- December...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

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

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

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

Cost: Free with admission

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

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Come out and explore Schiff's trails on this gentle 3-mile guided hike. Advance registration required at www.schiffnaturepreserve.org.

Cost: Members are free; non members pay $10 per person.

Where:
Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Mendham, NJ  07945
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Sponsor: Schiff Nature Preserve
Telephone: 973-543-6004
Contact Name: Heather St John
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Come meet Dryptosaurus, the eastern cousin of T-rex! Dryptosaurus was the second nearly complete dinosaur ever found (after Hadrosaurus), and it was found in New Jersey! The animal was...

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

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

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

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Even though your baby can't dance just yet, this music class will help her get a head start! This class is meant for babies ages 6-to-14 months, will provide the opportunity for children to...

Cost: $175

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

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

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Meet a reindeer! Mark Sopko, owner of Reindeer Magic and Miracles of Neshanic Station, will introduce visitors to his antlered accomplice from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the opening day of the 14th annual...

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

Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House
3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Sponsor: The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House
Telephone: 908-396-6053
Contact Name: Taryn Nie
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Our annual holiday tour begins today! Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will enjoy five childhood favorite board games, such as Clue,...

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

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

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

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

Cost: $50 per person

Where:
Skylight Modern
537 W. 27th Street
New York, NY  10001
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

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

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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Cost: free

Where:
Lightbridge Academy
100 Federal City Road, Bldg B
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

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

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

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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

Cost: 0

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

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

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

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

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Member $270, Non-Member $355

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Roxey Ballet’s American Holiday Classic Nutcracker Join Clara and her friends on her enchanting voyage meeting magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers...

Cost: Tickets $15-Up

Where:
The College Of New Jersey - Center for the Arts
Kendall Main Stage Theatre
2000 Pennington Rd. Trenton, NJ 08628
Ewing, NJ  08628-0718
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Centenary Stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible...

Cost: $22.50-30

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
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Enroll your child/teen in our recreation programs for youth with special needs. Led by experienced adult instructors and assisted by volunteer teen mentors. See flyer for dates/times and other...

Cost: various

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

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Edaville USA’s most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 17 million lights illuminating the park! You and...

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

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

Cost: Member $270, Non-Member $355

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Members $270, Non-Members $355

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

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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Mommy & Me High Tea Luncheon w/ Princess Ages 2- 102 The Third Friday of the month each Month! 4:00 – 5:30 PM Treat yourself and your favorite child to REAL High Tea. Perfect for any special...

Cost: $25 pr. person

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

Cost: $20 per carload

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free admission

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

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

Cost: 799.00

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

Cost: $799.00

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

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

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 215-968-1670
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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New York, NY - On Monday, November 28, 2016, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor Time Warner, Inc. will host the 17th Annual Winter’s Eve at...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Lincoln Square
New York, NY

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>>>>> MUST READ CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS <<<<<   Free to Watch Free to Park For those who are able monetary donations accepted, 100% goes...

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

Where:
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
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Try your hand at indoor/outdoor sculpture and decorative & functional ware in our well-equipped studio offering a variety of clay choices and over 120 glazes. Beginners to advanced students welcome...

Cost: Member $279, Non-Member $360

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

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

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This is arguably the most famous and anticipated Christmas shows in the world. The beloved Rockettes will hypnotize your children with their smiles and unified dancing. Take in wooden soldiers,...

Cost: $49-250

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave.
New York, NY
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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·         The best first date locations within Lehigh Valley – From checking out the Allentown Art Museum of Lehigh Valley to catching a...

Where:
, PA

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Fall is officially here and what better way to lift your spirits than seeing what Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania has to offer this weekend.   Located a quick drive from Philadelphia and...

Where:
, PA

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

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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

Cost: Varies, see website

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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Storytime, holiday events, and programs that celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions –designed for children and their families – are offered this fall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage....

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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Red Bank Holiday Soiree Thursday, November 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm The Red Bank Holiday Soiree is a night of food and drink samplings, music and entertainment, auctions, fashion and home...

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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This is a great drop off event for kids while parents go out for a night on the town!  Catch a movie, get a drink, or go out dinner while we keep your kids having fun. Note: This...

Cost: $35/child, $60/siblings

Where:
Garden Street Music
1018 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-683-9100
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Come to where the treetops glisten! Morven’s annual Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways and...

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium   Breakfast sessions give participants the opportunity to talk with zoo keepers and see animals such as...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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Parade on 12/3: visit Santa after the parade! Lighting on 11/25

Where:
Huddy Park
Highlands, NJ


Telephone: 732-291-4713

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

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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Jersey Cares is collecting coats for men, women, and children in need throughout New Jersey. Morris Animal Inn will be collecting new or gently used coats in our lobby from November 1- December...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Free with admission

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

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

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

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

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Even though your baby can't dance just yet, this music class will help her get a head start! This class is meant for babies ages 6-to-14 months, will provide the opportunity for children to...

Cost: $175

Where:
Har Sinai Temple
2421 Pennington Rd.
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Har Sinai Temple
Telephone: (609) 730-8100
Contact Name: Susan Z. Sacks
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Tyke’s Tuesday 9:30-11:30 AM & 12:30-2:30 PM $8 Includes: Skate lesson, skate rental, skate mates, soft pretzel, small drink and time in our funzone.

Cost: $8.00

Where:
ISC Cherry Hill
650 Kresson Road
Cherry Hill, NJ  08034
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Telephone: 856-428-8588
Contact Name: Donna
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Vacation Pottery Camp (Ages 6–12) $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days nonmembers Tuesday, December 27–Friday, December 30, 2016 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m....

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

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Oils, acrylics and watercolors. Develop your own style through the use of color, compostion and technique. Varied subject matter encouraged such as abstract, landscapes and still lifes. Individual...

Cost: Members $352, Non-Members $480

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Explore the transportation history of the CRRNJ featuring the historic Jersey Central Railroad film, “The Big Little Railroad” followed by a guided walking tour of the restored terminal. No...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Liberty State Park CRRNJ Terminal
1 Audrey Zapp Drive
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty State Park
Telephone: 201-915-0615
Contact Name: Nature Center
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Our annual holiday tour begins today! Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will enjoy five childhood favorite board games, such as Clue,...

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

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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A new epoch in family entertainment begins this November in New York City! Pip’s Island, a revolutionary global children’s brand, is launching its first immersive and interactive...

Cost: $50 per person

Where:
Skylight Modern
537 W. 27th Street
New York, NY  10001
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Cost: free

Where:
Lightbridge Academy
100 Federal City Road, Bldg B
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

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

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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Meet a reindeer! Mark Sopko, owner of Reindeer Magic and Miracles of Neshanic Station, will introduce visitors to his antlered accomplice from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the opening day of the 14th annual...

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

Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House
3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Sponsor: The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House
Telephone: 908-396-6053
Contact Name: Taryn Nie
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

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

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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In this year's Museum Holiday Exhibition entitled Winter Wonders, visual depictions of frozen scenery, holiday scenes and winter activities will be displayed along with the ever popular Winter...

Cost: $8, under 2 free

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

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

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

Where:
The Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

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

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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"Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election,...

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

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

Cost: free

Where:
Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University
400 S. Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Telephone: 973-275-2033
Contact Name: Jeanne Brasile, Director
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This brand new "my grown-up and me" class by Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam will enrich the develompent in children 6 months to 3 years old while thoroughly entertaining the grown-ups and big...

Cost: $15 per family

Where:
Church of the Holy Innocents
681 Prospect Avenue
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam
Telephone: 201-838-1205
Contact Name: Jason Didner
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Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is the home of the Miyanmin people. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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

Cost: 0

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

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

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

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

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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Help Carter's give back to the community on #givingtuesday. When you buy one pair of pjs from a Carter's retail store or online, Carter’s donates a pair to the Pajama Program, up to 100,000...

Cost: One pair of pajamas

Where:
www.carter.com or Carter's retail stores in NJ
, NJ

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Turn the world around you into pieces of art! Conventional materials blend with natural elements as you learn about the environment and the world around you while creating beautiful works of art.

Cost: Member $270, Non-Member $355

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Roxey Ballet’s American Holiday Classic Nutcracker Join Clara and her friends on her enchanting voyage meeting magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers...

Cost: Tickets $15-Up

Where:
The College Of New Jersey - Center for the Arts
Kendall Main Stage Theatre
2000 Pennington Rd. Trenton, NJ 08628
Ewing, NJ  08628-0718
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Centenary Stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible...

Cost: $22.50-30

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

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

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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Turn the world around you into pieces of art! Conventional materials blend with natural elements as you learn about the environment and the world around you while creating beautiful works of art.

Cost: Member $270, Non-Member $355

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

Cost: Member $270, Non-Member $355

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

Cost: First Class FREE

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

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Way
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Sponsor: Skylands Stadium
Telephone: 973-383-7644
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Mommy & Me High Tea Luncheon w/ Princess Ages 2- 102 The Third Friday of the month each Month! 4:00 – 5:30 PM Treat yourself and your favorite child to REAL High Tea. Perfect for any special...

Cost: $25 pr. person

Where:
Parteaz
#50 Rt. 10 West
East Hanover, NJ  07936
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Sponsor: Parteaz
Telephone: 973-447-0616
Contact Name: Susan Donlan
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“The Art of Contrasts” is a fitting description of Baum’s different styles – both realist and the abstract, rendered in paintings and in sculptures. Robert M. Baum has exhibited throughout...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 13 North
13 N Union St
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Gallery 13 North
Telephone: 609-773-0909
Contact Name: Majell Yerenburg
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Comics and Graphic Novels are the hot new thing and now you can create your own! Learn the steps that go into this creative form of literature—from coming up with a story and designing...

Cost: Members $270, Non-Members $355

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 215-968-1670
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

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

Cost: 799.00

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

Cost: $799.00

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

Cost: Free admission

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

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>>>>> MUST READ CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS <<<<<   Free to Watch Free to Park For those who are able monetary donations accepted, 100% goes...

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

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

Cost: $8

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

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

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

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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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

Cost: Varies, see website

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

Cost: $49-250

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave.
New York, NY
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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Join us as Tropicana Atlantic City transforms The Quarter from a tropical oasis into a winter wonderland complete with a 35ft Holiday Tree, indoor snowfall, and over 100,000 lights synchronized to...

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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This is a great drop off event for kids while parents go out for a night on the town!  Catch a movie, get a drink, or go out dinner while we keep your kids having fun. Note: This...

Cost: $35/child, $60/siblings

Where:
Garden Street Music
1018 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-683-9100
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Storytime, holiday events, and programs that celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions –designed for children and their families – are offered this fall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage....

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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Come to where the treetops glisten! Morven’s annual Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways and...

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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Join us for a hands-on workshop and come learn about the history of this holiday tradition. You can also create your own beautiful fruit pomander to take home! The program will take place at the...

Cost: FREE; Pre-registration required

Where:
Liberty State Park CRRNJ Terminal
1 Audrey Zapp Drive
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty State Park
Telephone: 201-915-3400 x109
Contact Name: Nature Center
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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium   Breakfast sessions give participants the opportunity to talk with zoo keepers and see animals such as...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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Fall is officially here and what better way to lift your spirits than seeing what Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania has to offer this weekend.   Located a quick drive from Philadelphia and...

Where:
, PA

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

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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Parade on 12/3: visit Santa after the parade! Lighting on 11/25

Where:
Huddy Park
Highlands, NJ


Telephone: 732-291-4713

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·         The best first date locations within Lehigh Valley – From checking out the Allentown Art Museum of Lehigh Valley to catching a...

Where:
, PA

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Annex
1312 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ  07974
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Sponsor: The Presbyterian Church at New Providence
Telephone: 908-665-0050
Contact Name: Office
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

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

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Step back to another era and enjoy a bit of nostalgia with the exhibition “Toy World,” spotlighting the history of toy manufacturing in New Jersey. The exhibition will showcase more...

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

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

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

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

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

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Individuals looking for brisk weekly walk are invited to join a weekly walking group that meets every Wednesday at 9:30 A.M. at the Duke Island Visitor’s Center for a healthy walk through...

Cost: 0

Where:
Duke Island Park
Old York Road
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-722-1200
Contact Name: Karren Newman
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Our Special Toddler Playgroup and Parent Support began in 2014 and has been a great success. This program provides educational and therapeutic support services to children ages 12-36 months who...

Cost: $0

Where:
NJEDDA Elementary School
1481 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ  07011
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Sponsor: NJEDDA
Telephone: 973-772-2600
Contact Name: Marianne Idenden
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Vacation Pottery Camp (Ages 6–12) $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days nonmembers Tuesday, December 27–Friday, December 30, 2016 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m....

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

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

Cost: $175

Where:
Har Sinai Temple
2421 Pennington Rd.
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Har Sinai Temple
Telephone: (609) 730-8100
Contact Name: Susan Z. Sacks
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

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

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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  The CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER. make Adventure Aquarium their new home this January! Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Aquarium...

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

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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Our annual holiday tour begins today! Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will enjoy five childhood favorite board games, such as Clue,...

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

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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In this year's Museum Holiday Exhibition entitled Winter Wonders, visual depictions of frozen scenery, holiday scenes and winter activities will be displayed along with the ever popular Winter...

Cost: $8, under 2 free

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

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Meet a reindeer! Mark Sopko, owner of Reindeer Magic and Miracles of Neshanic Station, will introduce visitors to his antlered accomplice from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the opening day of the 14th annual...

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

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

Where:
Lightbridge Academy
100 Federal City Road, Bldg B
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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JumpinJax is a licensed year round preschool for children between the ages of 6weeks-Pre-K4 operating from 7am and 6pm. The children have use of our indoor and outdoor playgrounds. A solid...

Cost: FREE

Where:
JumpinJax
600 Winters Avenue
Paramus, NJ  07652
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Sponsor: JumpinJax
Telephone: 201-261-3000
Contact Name: Diana Smith
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

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

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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Try your hand at indoor/outdoor sculpture and decorative & functional ware in our well-equipped studio offering a variety of clay choices and over 120 glazes. Beginners to advanced students welcome...

Cost: Member $279, Non-Member $360

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

Cost: $50 per person

Where:
Skylight Modern
537 W. 27th Street
New York, NY  10001
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"Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election,...

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

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

Cost: free

Where:
Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University
400 S. Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Telephone: 973-275-2033
Contact Name: Jeanne Brasile, Director
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CarePoint Health is proud to invite all new moms and their babies to attend their New Moms Support Group! This group is a wonderful opportunity to new mothers to ask for advice, get evidence-based...

Cost: Free of cost

Where:
Hoboken University Medical Center
Assumption Hall, 1st Floor
308 Willow Ave.
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: CarePoint Health & Kiddie Academy of Hoboken
Telephone: 201-222-0111
Contact Name: Gina Palmiero
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Come visit with Santa from 11 AM to 4 PM every Saturday and Sunday as well as Friday after Thanksgiving!

Cost: 0

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

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

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Come rock out with us at Lincoln Park Public Library next week!!

Cost: 0

Where:
Lincoln Park Public Library
12 US-202
Lincoln Park , NJ  07035
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

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

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

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

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

Where:
The Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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Roxey Ballet’s American Holiday Classic Nutcracker Join Clara and her friends on her enchanting voyage meeting magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers...

Cost: Tickets $15-Up

Where:
The College Of New Jersey - Center for the Arts
Kendall Main Stage Theatre
2000 Pennington Rd. Trenton, NJ 08628
Ewing, NJ  08628-0718
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
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MMKIDS Wed. Nov. 30th between 2-5 PM Make a "Sun Necklace" with our Teaching Artist!

Where:
Monmouth Museum
Lot #1
765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: 732-747-2266

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

Cost: $22.50-30

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

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

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

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

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

Cost: $90 for six weeks

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

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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The holiday season is right around the corner and so is New Jersey’s most vibrant Christmas Light Show at the All-New Skylands Stadium. After being rated by NJ Family as one of the state’s best...

Cost: $20 per carload

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $25 pr. person

Where:
Parteaz
#50 Rt. 10 West
East Hanover, NJ  07936
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Sponsor: Parteaz
Telephone: 973-447-0616
Contact Name: Susan Donlan
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Members $311, Non-Members $409

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: 799.00

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

Cost: First Class FREE

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

Cost: Free admission

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

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

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

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

Cost: $799.00

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

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

Where:
128 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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The most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music, Sandi Patty is one of the most acclaimed performers of our time. Enjoy an evening of traditional holiday favorites with the Gospel...

Cost: $29-59

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South St.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

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

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Trinity Wall Street presents its acclaimed performance of Handel’s Messiah conducted by Julian Wachner. Messiah and Trinity have a long history—Trinity presented one of the first performances...

Cost: $35-$70

Where:
State Theatre New Jersy
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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THREE WAYS TO CELEBRATE Tickets now available! Link to purchase at the bottom of this page. BR&W offers three exciting ways to celebrate the Christmas season, each with unique...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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This is a great drop off event for kids while parents go out for a night on the town!  Catch a movie, get a drink, or go out dinner while we keep your kids having fun. Note: This...

Cost: $35/child, $60/siblings

Where:
Garden Street Music
1018 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-683-9100
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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium   Breakfast sessions give participants the opportunity to talk with zoo keepers and see animals such as...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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

Cost: Varies, see website

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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Storytime, holiday events, and programs that celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions –designed for children and their families – are offered this fall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage....

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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Come to where the treetops glisten! Morven’s annual Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways and...

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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Fall is officially here and what better way to lift your spirits than seeing what Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania has to offer this weekend.   Located a quick drive from Philadelphia and...

Where:
, PA

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

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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Join us as Tropicana Atlantic City transforms The Quarter from a tropical oasis into a winter wonderland complete with a 35ft Holiday Tree, indoor snowfall, and over 100,000 lights synchronized to...

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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·         The best first date locations within Lehigh Valley – From checking out the Allentown Art Museum of Lehigh Valley to catching a...

Where:
, PA

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This is arguably the most famous and anticipated Christmas shows in the world. The beloved Rockettes will hypnotize your children with their smiles and unified dancing. Take in wooden soldiers,...

Cost: $49-250

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave.
New York, NY
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Parade on 12/3: visit Santa after the parade! Lighting on 11/25

Where:
Huddy Park
Highlands, NJ


Telephone: 732-291-4713

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Annex
1312 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ  07974
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Sponsor: The Presbyterian Church at New Providence
Telephone: 908-665-0050
Contact Name: Office
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

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

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

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

Cost: Free with admission

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Toddler Time Together is for our young learners with an adult. You and your child will participate in creative hands-on activities designed to enhance early learning. This special time together...

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

Cost: $175

Where:
Har Sinai Temple
2421 Pennington Rd.
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Har Sinai Temple
Telephone: (609) 730-8100
Contact Name: Susan Z. Sacks
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In this year's Museum Holiday Exhibition entitled Winter Wonders, visual depictions of frozen scenery, holiday scenes and winter activities will be displayed along with the ever popular Winter...

Cost: $8, under 2 free

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

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

Cost: Members $302, Non-Members $411

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

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

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

Cost: $50 per person

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

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

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

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

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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Cost: free

Where:
Lightbridge Academy
100 Federal City Road, Bldg B
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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Meet a reindeer! Mark Sopko, owner of Reindeer Magic and Miracles of Neshanic Station, will introduce visitors to his antlered accomplice from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the opening day of the 14th annual...

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

Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House
3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Sponsor: The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House
Telephone: 908-396-6053
Contact Name: Taryn Nie
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

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

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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"Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election,...

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Sreet
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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You are never too young to start exploring outdoors! You and your toddler will experience nature as we share walks on the Reserve, art activities and story time. Tiny Tot walks provide a fun...

Cost: $8 members of SBMWA/ $12 Non-Members

Where:
The Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, in collaboration with the Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation, is pleased to announce a tribute exhibition featuring South Orange natives Kiki and...

Cost: free

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

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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

Cost: 0

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

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

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

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

Cost: $25/person

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

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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Build, Sculpt, Paint, and Draw in this exciting Multi-Media class! Students will use a variety of conventional (and non-conventional!) materials to create different projects. Each piece of art is...

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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The Naturalists of the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) have announced the December dates for an entertaining and educational science and nature program for...

Cost: $50

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

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

Where:
JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: JCC MetroWest School of the Arts
Telephone: 973-530-3421
Contact Name: Carol Berman
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Thur. Dec. 1 at 1PM Math Monsters & More! "Snowflake"

Where:
Monmouth Museum
Lot #1
765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: 732-747-2266

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MAM Family Art Adventure - 3rd Saturday of the month, 2–3:30 p.m. $18 per family/ $6 Family Members and above Explore and discuss artworks in the galleries and engage in a fun hands-on project in...

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

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Art Museum
Telephone: 973-746-5555
Contact Name: Catherine Mastrangelo
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Edaville USA’s most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 17 million lights illuminating the park! You and...

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

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

Cost: $22.50-30

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
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Roxey Ballet’s American Holiday Classic Nutcracker Join Clara and her friends on her enchanting voyage meeting magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers...

Cost: Tickets $15-Up

Where:
The College Of New Jersey - Center for the Arts
Kendall Main Stage Theatre
2000 Pennington Rd. Trenton, NJ 08628
Ewing, NJ  08628-0718
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
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Join us in an exploration into the wonderful world of clay! With the use of some clay, some tools, and a lot of imagination, students will create beautiful pieces of art including figurines, cups...

Cost: Members $311, Non-Members $409

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

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

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

Cost: Member $311, Non-Member $409

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

Cost: $25 pr. person

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

Cost: $20 per carload

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Members $311, Non-Members $409

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free admission

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

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

Cost: 799.00

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

Cost: $799.00

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

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

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA  19067
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Telephone: 215-968-1670
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Oil Painting in the Old Master Style: This is the technique we are known for, and the results are absolutely extraordinary.

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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120 Christmas trees will float on Lake Meone to a show of lights and music at Historic Smithville. Starting Thanksgiving till Jan 6th Thursday-Sundays

Cost: free

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

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

Where:
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
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Newport Town Square will be “merry and bright” with the return of the community’s annual celebration. The event will feature: o A 30-foot tree lighting led by Santa, Jersey City Mayor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Newport Town Square
100 Town Square Place
Jersey City, NJ  07310
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Tuesdays, November 29 & December 6, 13, 20, 27 Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17 (Closed on December 24 & 25) Essex County Executive Joseph N....

Cost: $8

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle Park
22 Crestmont Rd.
Verona, NJ
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The beloved holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940' radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of an idealistic...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, NJ  08701-3234
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Telephone: 732-367-7789
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Mooseltoe, the Moose with a Dream, and his friends come to life in this colorful, magical and whimsical musical tale. Follow our hero as he pursues his seemingly impossible dream while learning...

Cost: $25-$15

Where:
Mainstage
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

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

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·         The best first date locations within Lehigh Valley – From checking out the Allentown Art Museum of Lehigh Valley to catching a...

Where:
, PA

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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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This is arguably the most famous and anticipated Christmas shows in the world. The beloved Rockettes will hypnotize your children with their smiles and unified dancing. Take in wooden soldiers,...

Cost: $49-250

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

Cost: Varies, see website

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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Come to where the treetops glisten! Morven’s annual Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways and...

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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Fall is officially here and what better way to lift your spirits than seeing what Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania has to offer this weekend.   Located a quick drive from Philadelphia and...

Where:
, PA

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THREE WAYS TO CELEBRATE Tickets now available! Link to purchase at the bottom of this page. BR&W offers three exciting ways to celebrate the Christmas season, each with unique...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Beginning November 17, the Log House will be festooned for the holidays in period style with a focus on Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season. Using holiday greens, pinecones, and the...

Where:
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
2352 Route 10 W.
Morris Plains, NJ  07950
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Telephone: 973-540-0311
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Red Bank Holiday Soiree Thursday, November 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm The Red Bank Holiday Soiree is a night of food and drink samplings, music and entertainment, auctions, fashion and home...

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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Parade on 12/3: visit Santa after the parade! Lighting on 11/25

Where:
Huddy Park
Highlands, NJ


Telephone: 732-291-4713

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

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

Where:
Cape May, NJ

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

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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This is a great drop off event for kids while parents go out for a night on the town!  Catch a movie, get a drink, or go out dinner while we keep your kids having fun. Note: This...

Cost: $35/child, $60/siblings

Where:
Garden Street Music
1018 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-683-9100
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See all the hottest spots in New York City featured on TMZ. Everywhere celebrities go to party, play and get in trouble. Hear inside information and never before revealed details about your...

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Suggested donation: $5 per person

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


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

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Suggested Donation $5

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

Cost: Free with admission

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

Cost: $175

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

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

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Cost: free

Where:
Lightbridge Academy
100 Federal City Road, Bldg B
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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Meet a reindeer! Mark Sopko, owner of Reindeer Magic and Miracles of Neshanic Station, will introduce visitors to his antlered accomplice from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the opening day of the 14th annual...

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

Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House
3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Sponsor: The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House
Telephone: 908-396-6053
Contact Name: Taryn Nie
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

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

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

Cost: $50 per person

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

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

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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"Wheaton Wide Open" is a series of selected days from September 2016 through August 2017 with free admission for all visitors. This program is part of a series of selected three-day weekends...

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: $2 per person

Where:
, NJ

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In this year's Museum Holiday Exhibition entitled Winter Wonders, visual depictions of frozen scenery, holiday scenes and winter activities will be displayed along with the ever popular Winter...

Cost: $8, under 2 free

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

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

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

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ  07083
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American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets (new first act scenery!), thrilling choreography and a cast of...

Cost: $5

Where:
Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
1 Memorial Dr
Trenton, NJ  08608
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"Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election,...

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

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

Cost: free

Where:
Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University
400 S. Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Telephone: 973-275-2033
Contact Name: Jeanne Brasile, Director
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Gather with your little ones while our educators share a story worth of the Abbott Marshlands, followed by a craft or activity. We've chosen the best stories of wildlife and history to enjoy.

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Where:
Tulpehaking Nature Center
157 Westcott Avenue
Hamilton, NJ  08610
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Telephone: 609-888-3218
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Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is the home of the Miyanmin people. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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

Cost: 0

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

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KIDS AND CRITTERS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM 11:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M. Fridays, December 2, 16 January 6, 20 February 3, 17 Bright pictures, lively stories, and learning about animals and nature – come...

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

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-897-9400
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Before Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance near the southwestern coast of New Guinea, he embarked on a life-changing expedition to learn about the Baliem Valley Dani people. This exhibition...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

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

Cost: $25/person

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

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Edaville USA’s most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 17 million lights illuminating the park! You and...

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

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

Cost: Tickets $15-Up

Where:
The College Of New Jersey - Center for the Arts
Kendall Main Stage Theatre
2000 Pennington Rd. Trenton, NJ 08628
Ewing, NJ  08628-0718
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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Centenary Stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible...

Cost: $22.50-30

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
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Explore the Arts in a nurturing environment that combines art history and mystery, creative techniques, and secrets about some of our most famous artists. Children are encouraged to explore,...

Cost: First Class FREE

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

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Way
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Sponsor: Skylands Stadium
Telephone: 973-383-7644
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Mommy & Me High Tea Luncheon w/ Princess Ages 2- 102 The Third Friday of the month each Month! 4:00 – 5:30 PM Treat yourself and your favorite child to REAL High Tea. Perfect for any special...

Cost: $25 pr. person

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

Cost: $30.00 per session

Where:
DJB Counseling LLC
283 Sparta Avenue
Sparta , NJ  07871
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Kick-off the weekend at Labrador Lounge in Normandy Beach and enjoy 1/2 price kids meals every Friday in December.

Cost: Half Price Kids Meals

Where:
Labrador Lounge
3581 Route 35 North
Normandy Beach, NJ  08739
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Sponsor: Labrador Lounge
Telephone: 732-830-5770
Contact Name: Marilyn
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“The Art of Contrasts” is a fitting description of Baum’s different styles – both realist and the abstract, rendered in paintings and in sculptures. Robert M. Baum has exhibited throughout...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $5

Where:
Tuckerton Seaport
120 West Main St.
Tuckerton, NJ  08087
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Telephone: 609-296-8868
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The Rubik's Cube Club allows kids in grades 4-12 to compete against each other as they try to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. There are also opportunities for the kids to try to beat...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Municipal Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class size. Class meets 1x per week, Thurs....

Cost: $799.00

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

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

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

Cost: Free admission

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

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

Cost: 799.00

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

Cost: First Class FREE

Where:
7 Fine Arts
159 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Sponsor: 7 Fine Arts
Telephone: 732 299-5488
Contact Name: Sheri Alimonda
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120 Christmas trees will float on Lake Meone to a show of lights and music at Historic Smithville. Starting Thanksgiving till Jan 6th Thursday-Sundays

Cost: free

Where:
Historic Smithville
615 E Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Sponsor: Historic Smithville
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Tracy Walsh
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Where:
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard
1st and Central Aves.
North Weldwood, NJ  08260
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Telephone: 609.522.4520
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6:00pm – Gather in front of Anchor.  Music, hot chocolate and donuts 6:15pm – Decorate tree with homemade ornaments - all invited to participate. Bring an ornament and receive...

Where:
Ship Bottom, NJ  08008


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Pizza Buffet – 6-9 PM Everyone that enters must pay $7.99 Per Person Includes: All You Can Eat Pizza until 8:30 PM, Admission to our Roller Skating Floor, FunZone & Inflatable. (Everyone who...

Cost: $7.99

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

Where:
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
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If you have a Lego-lover in your home, there are weekly opportunities for her to build and test Lego Mindstorms robots. Kids use the robots to complete missions in a tabletop robot activity. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old Bridge Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza Municipal Center
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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>>>>> MUST READ CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS <<<<<   Free to Watch Free to Park For those who are able monetary donations accepted, 100% goes...

Where:
128 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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6-6:20: Donovan Catholic Chorus 6:30-6:50: Youth Performance Group 7-7:20: Amazing V Magician 7:30-7:50: Jersey Coast Youth Bands 7:50-8: Twas the Night Before Christmas read by Mrs....

Where:
Town Hall Courtyard
Washington St.
Toms River, NJ  08753
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Telephone: 732-341-8738
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You-Tube sensation Andie Case comes to iPlay America’s City Square on Friday, December 2, for a fabulous FREE concert! Andie Case is a popular singer and songwriter with over 1.1 million...

Cost: Free

Where:
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Sponsor: iPlay
Telephone: 732-577-8200
Contact Name: Rachel Kaelblein
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The beloved holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940' radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of an idealistic...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, NJ  08701-3234
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Telephone: 732-367-7789
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iPlay turns down the lights for five hours of Friday night fun. Admission includes unlimited go carts, rides and laser tag plus a live DJ, music, dancing, giveaways, half price kids meals, chances...

Cost: $24.99

Where:
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Sponsor: iPlay America
Telephone: 732-577-8200
Contact Name: Jennifer Quinn
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Bring your family for the entertaining live theater performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by The Traveling Lantern Theater Company.  Enjoy the classic tale of Ebenezer...

Cost: $20

Where:
Historic Allaire Chapel
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ   07727
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Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
Telephone: 732-919-3500
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ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human,...

Cost: $35-$85

Where:
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 732-246-7469
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Back by popular demand for it's third year! The Igloo Collective is proud to partner with Grape Expectations to present It's A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play! Join us for an evening of wine...

Cost: Adults: $60, Under 21: $45, Under 12: FREE with paid adult

Where:
Grape Expectations
25 Kearney St
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Sponsor: The Igloo Collective
Telephone: 1-877-76-IGLOO
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

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

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Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Wisin and Silvestre Dangon and more come to The Rock December 2 for MEGABASH, a one-night only performance by some of the biggest names in Latin music. MEGABASH is...

Cost: $44-$254

Where:
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St
Newark, NJ  07102
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You make recognize this troupe from their viral Santa flash mob video, featuring their single “Must Be Christmas.” Enjoy both original and traditional tracks with your friends and...

Cost: $39-69

Where:
MAYO Performing Arts Center
100 South St.
Morristown, NJ
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Sponsored by the Folk Project. Concerts nearly every Friday night, with the second Friday usually an open stage. Each performance includes a main act and an opening act. Wheelchair accessible....

Cost: Adults $9; 12 and under free

Where:
Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: The Folk Project
Telephone: 973-335-9489
Contact Name: Mike Agranoff, Minstrel Chairman
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Teen Nights every Friday at 8:00pm ​Ages 13-18

Where:
Karma Nightclub
401 Boulevard
Seaside Heights, NJ  08751
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Dec 2-18, 2016 Fridays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 2PM & 7PM; Sundays @ 2PM Come join an adventure of a lifetime in an original musical production based on the classic JM Barrie story. Flying will be...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Road
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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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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A patriotic Liberty Tree, live reindeer, Clydesdale-drawn wagon rides, and a rare collection of Revolutionary War military antiques are just a few of the highlights in store for visitors to the...

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

Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House
995 Route 202/206 S.
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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November 18-20: Super Hero Celebration November 25-27: A Royal Holiday December 2-4: A Frozen Princess Ball December 9-11, 16-18: The Dark Side Weekend

Where:
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Video Gaming, Laser Tag, Sports Parties, and Game System Rentals Tournaments and parties are available

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Power Play Gaming
23 Diamond Spring Rd
Denville, NJ   07834
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Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre continues its holiday offerings with what has become a Kelsey tradition, The Kelsey Players present 'Twas the Night Before...

Cost: $10-12

Where:
Kelsey Theatre
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ  08550
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Telephone: (609) 570-3580
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THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS   Tree Lighting Concert & Ceremony Friday, December 2 Watch as the largest Christmas Tree in Cape May lights up the night on...

Where:
Cape May, NJ

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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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Parade on 12/3: visit Santa after the parade! Lighting on 11/25

Where:
Huddy Park
Highlands, NJ


Telephone: 732-291-4713

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

Cost: $33-43

Where:
Times Square
New York City, NJ


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

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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Christmas Tree Train: December 3 Tickets: Adults (12+) $18; Child (0-11) $1 Ride aboard the Christmas Tree Train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier or Douglas Fir...

Cost: Varies, see website

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

Cost: $49-250

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave.
New York, NY
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Join us as Tropicana Atlantic City transforms The Quarter from a tropical oasis into a winter wonderland complete with a 35ft Holiday Tree, indoor snowfall, and over 100,000 lights synchronized to...

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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THREE WAYS TO CELEBRATE Tickets now available! Link to purchase at the bottom of this page. BR&W offers three exciting ways to celebrate the Christmas season, each with unique...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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This is a great drop off event for kids while parents go out for a night on the town!  Catch a movie, get a drink, or go out dinner while we keep your kids having fun. Note: This...

Cost: $35/child, $60/siblings

Where:
Garden Street Music
1018 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-683-9100
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This holiday season, experience the joyous spirit of Mother Africa: My Home, an all-new circus spectacular set in Cape Town’s largest township, Khayelitsha. Returning with their latest show,...

Cost: $13-66

Where:
New Victory Theater
209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY  10036
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Telephone: 646.223.3010
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Shows will run every 1/2 hour starting at 4:30 with the last show at 8:30. Thousands of lights will dance to Music on our lake, creating a magical Holiday event. Guaranteed to put a smile on your...

Where:
Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Rd
Medford, NJ  08055
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Breakfast with the Animals Series Kicks Off at WCS’s Zoos and Aquarium   Breakfast sessions give participants the opportunity to talk with zoo keepers and see animals such as...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

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

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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Storytime, holiday events, and programs that celebrate Jewish heritage and traditions –designed for children and their families – are offered this fall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage....

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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Check out Pax Amicus's spin on Peter Pan Auditions Oct 4 - 7 pm Oct 8 - 1 pm Performance dates December 2 - 18 Fridays - 8 pm Saturdays - 2 pm & 7 pm...

Cost: $25

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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Beginning November 17, the Log House will be festooned for the holidays in period style with a focus on Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season. Using holiday greens, pinecones, and the...

Where:
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
2352 Route 10 W.
Morris Plains, NJ  07950
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Telephone: 973-540-0311
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Jersey Cares is collecting coats for men, women, and children in need throughout New Jersey. Morris Animal Inn will be collecting new or gently used coats in our lobby from November 1- December...

Cost: Free

Where:
Morris Animal Inn
120 Sand Spring Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-539-0377
Contact Name: Morris Animal Inn
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Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland on a hike of the Watershed Reserve in search of wintering birds. Bring binoculars and dress for possibly muddy or snowy walking conditions. Pre-registration is...

Cost: Free

Where:
31 Titus Mill Road
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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DECEMBER 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 'TIS THE SEASON TO CELEBRATE AND START YOUR FAMILY TRADITION AT OASIS FAMILY FARM! Come join us for a festive holiday season at Oasis Family Farm! Bring the...

Cost: Free admission, additional cost for activities

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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Calling all Moms! Join us every other week Tuesday or Wednesday mornings beginning October 4th & 5th (same program both days) Join other Moms at Annex 1312 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Annex
1312 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ  07974
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Sponsor: The Presbyterian Church at New Providence
Telephone: 908-665-0050
Contact Name: Office
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Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go...

Cost: Free with museum suggested admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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30th Annual St. Matthias School Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 3, 2016, St. Matthias School Cafeteria 9 AM -- 2 PM Over 50 Crafters, Handcrafted Items, Holiday Gifts, Delicious Food, Toy...

Cost: Free Parking/Free Admission

Where:
St. Matthias School Cafeteria
170 JFK Boulevard
Somerset, NJ  08873
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Sponsor: SMS HSA
Contact Name: Georgette Macrina
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Got a curious kid? Don't miss the exhibit, "Curious George: Let's Get Curious." Children will be enchanted as they walk into Curious George's world including his apartment building, the park, and...

Cost: Free with admission

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

Cost: Suggested donation: $5 per person

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


Telephone: 908 766-2489
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Get in the Zone as you challenge yourself in our new, high-tech training camp. A giant state-of-the-art sports action simulator lets you pass a football, swing at a baseball, peg zombies with a...

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

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

Cost: Suggested Donation $5

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

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

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

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

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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The SMG Sportsplex at Metuchen offers the best youth soccer and basketball child development programs in the area. Our trained coaches provide the preparation necessary in our 8 week program to...

Cost: $107.00

Where:
SMG Sportsplex at Metuchen
215 Durham Avenue
Metuchen, NJ  08840
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Our Special Toddler Playgroup and Parent Support began in 2014 and has been a great success. This program provides educational and therapeutic support services to children ages 12-36 months who...

Cost: $0

Where:
NJEDDA Elementary School
1481 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ  07011
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Sponsor: NJEDDA
Telephone: 973-772-2600
Contact Name: Marianne Idenden
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Vacation Pottery Camp (Ages 6–12) $120 per day; $400 for four days for members $150 per day; $430 for four days nonmembers Tuesday, December 27–Friday, December 30, 2016 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m....

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

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Dear families. A warm reminder that our next open house will be Saturday December 3, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. You can easily sign up online at http://www.tessais.org/visit-tessa or via phone at...

Cost: 0

Where:
Monroe Center
720 Monroe Street
Unit E315
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Even though your baby can't dance just yet, this music class will help her get a head start! This class is meant for babies ages 6-to-14 months, will provide the opportunity for children to...

Cost: $175

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ  07039
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A new epoch in family entertainment begins this November in New York City! Pip’s Island, a revolutionary global children’s brand, is launching its first immersive and interactive...

Cost: $50 per person

Where:
Skylight Modern
537 W. 27th Street
New York, NY  10001
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With Holmdel being one of the oldest sites of European settlement in the Garden State, it’s no surprise that many of its homes date back to the 1600s. But one doesn’t often get the...

Cost: $35 prior to the date; $45 day of

Where:
44 Longstreet Rd.
Holmdel, NJ
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The Somerset County Park Commission, with support from the Somerset County Park Foundation, has extended a special invitation to Santa Claus to visit the Therapeutic Recreation Activity Center at...

Cost: $10 and $20

Where:
Somerset County Park Commission Headquarters
355 Milltown Road
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-526-5650
Contact Name: Dina Trunzo
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Second Annual 'Run Santa Run' Family Fun 5K Run / 1Mile Walk, Meet and Take photos with Santa, Everyone gets a Free Santa Hat while they last, Holiday Music, Plus an Indian Scottish Bagpipe...

Cost: Adults $25.00 Children under 16 $8.00

Where:
Brookdale Park
473 Watchunge Ave
Bloomfield, NJ  07003
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Sponsor: American Cancer Fund
Telephone: 908-431-9800
Contact Name: Henry Stryder
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Ogden Memorial Presbyterian church is holding its annual holiday craft sale. Beautiful handmade crafts. Free admission.

Cost: free

Where:
Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church
286 Main St
Chatham , NJ  07928
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Sponsor: Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church

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This workshop introduces our youngest engineers introduced to the Engineering Design Processes. Students will create a simple circuit to power their own invention: a drawing robot. Students will...

Cost: $40.00

Where:
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Telephone: 908-526-1200 x8404
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Meet a reindeer! Mark Sopko, owner of Reindeer Magic and Miracles of Neshanic Station, will introduce visitors to his antlered accomplice from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the opening day of the 14th annual...

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

Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House
3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Sponsor: The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House
Telephone: 908-396-6053
Contact Name: Taryn Nie
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Where:
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856-365-8733
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Come visit with Santa and have your picture taken at the beautiful Van Vleck House which will be all decked out in its holiday splendor!  Tickets will include a raffle entry, craft making, a...

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

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

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Lil' Kickers is coming to Moorestown! We hope you'll join us for our Open House on Dec. 3rd from 10am - 1pm. This event is FREE and open to the public so please invite your neighbors, family and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Field House Moorestown
605 Glen Avenue
Moorestown, NJ  08057
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From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive...

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

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Telephone: (732) 747-2266
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Cost: free

Where:
Lightbridge Academy
100 Federal City Road, Bldg B
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
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Enter a world of imagination and wonder where both the young—and the young at heart—can discover the magic of Thomas & Friends. Thomas Land theme park covers 11.5 acres within...

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

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine St
Carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: (508) 866-8190
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The Somerset County Park Commission’s Colonial Park Gardens Horticulture staff is offering a “Holiday Kissing Ball Workshop” on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 PM at the...

Cost: $45.00

Where:
Somerset County Park Commission Headquarters
355 Milltown Road
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 732-873-2459 ext 21
Contact Name: Surina Rashid
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It’s easy to see why the Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market in Sparta, NJ continues to be ranked as “One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December in the State” –...

Where:
White Deer Plaza
Sparta, NJ

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In this year's Museum Holiday Exhibition entitled Winter Wonders, visual depictions of frozen scenery, holiday scenes and winter activities will be displayed along with the ever popular Winter...

Cost: $8, under 2 free

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

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"Wheaton Wide Open" is a series of selected days from September 2016 through August 2017 with free admission for all visitors. This program is part of a series of selected three-day weekends...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: PNCArts Alive
Telephone: 856-825-6800
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Take a hayride to see Santa Claus, ride a pony, decorate ornaments, and enjoy many other activities. Find that perfect gift at the Silent Auction, which benefits the School Horse Retirement Fund....

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
Basking Ridge, NJ


Telephone: 908-766-5955

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

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

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: 856.365.3300
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Liberty State Park is a key destination for migrating winter waterfowl. Join us for a guided walk along the river to learn about some of these winter visitors. Please dress to be outside and bring...

Cost: FREE; Pre-registration required

Where:
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty State Park
Telephone: 201-915-3400 x109
Contact Name: Nature Center
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 Annual Art and Craft Show with juried handmade work only. 25 vendors and 800 to 1000 visitors (free admission). Show will benefit HOMECorp of Montclair (homecorp.com), the local affordable...

Where:
The Salvation Army
13 Trinity Place
Montclair, NJ  07042
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The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable (FLSS) will present their 18th Annual Holiday Festival on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The Festival will take place at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenueb
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Somerset County Park Commission
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
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Ooooooh, Ahhhh! Your senses come alive as you enter Gingerbread Wonderland. The sweet smell of candy fills the air, and your eyes widen with child-like excitement as you view hundreds of beautiful,...

Cost: $2 per person

Where:
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Saturday Dog Walks on the trails at Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ,...

Cost: $3/dog

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Ave.
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Saturday Dog Walks on the trails at Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ, will continue weekly...

Cost: $3

Where:
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
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Sponsor: Friends of Lord Stirling Stable
Telephone: 908-766-5955
Contact Name: Nancy Meola
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"Experience Headed to the White House, the only exhibit designed to engage visitors of all ages with the excitement of the election season. Join the race, earn the nomination and win the election,...

Cost: General admission with a $3 upcharge

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Sreet
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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In conjunction with the exhibition Epic Tales from India, the Museum presents a festival celebrating South Asian culture and community with music, dance, storytelling, creative activities for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, NJ  08544


Telephone: 609-258-3788
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St. Nick, his elves and a jingling sleigh loaded with cookies, coal and holiday cheer will arrive at Howell Living History Farm highlighting an all-day program, "Christmas on the Farm."...

Where:
Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Lane
Lambertville, NJ  08530
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Telephone: 609-737-3299
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Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is the home of the Miyanmin people. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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

Cost: 0

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

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Slow down and treat yourself to the sights, sounds and smells of the season at the Stickley Museum’s Holiday Open House! The Museum will be suspending guided tours for the day to welcome visitors...

Cost: $10 Adult; $7 Senior/Student; $4 Child

Where:
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
2352 Route 10 West
Morris Plains, NJ  07950
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Sponsor: The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Telephone: 197-354-00311
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Before Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance near the southwestern coast of New Guinea, he embarked on a life-changing expedition to learn about the Baliem Valley Dani people. This exhibition...

Cost: FREE with Museum admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris Museum
Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: Colleen Mackenzie
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Holly Walk 2016 returns on Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, with five historic homes decorated for the holidays! December 3, from 11:00-4:00pm tour Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Acorn Hall,...

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

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Tourism Bureau
Telephone: 973-631-5151
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This holiday season make plans to visit Santa at iPlay America! Get Inside the FUN and get into the holiday spirit at the number one indoor family theme park in New Jersey! Why go to the MALL when...

Cost: Free

Where:
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Sponsor: iPlay America
Telephone: 732-577-8200
Contact Name: Rachel Kaelblein
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Enjoy drop-in Star Wars crafts and games. No registration required. For more information: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=52366&lib=1004&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2016/12/01

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch
42 Mountain Blvd.
Warren Twp., NJ  07059
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-754-5554
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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GIFT WRAP FOR A CAUSE A HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LOCAL NON-PROFITS. Sponsored by The Streets of Chester Shopping Center & co-sponsor Papyrus. Don't get WRAPPED UP in the...

Cost: Donations

Where:
The Streets of Chester Shopping Center
207 Route 206 South
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: The Streets of Chester Shopping Center
Telephone: 973-223-2665
Contact Name: Toni Perry
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From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores...

Cost: Included with General Admission purchase.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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Visitors of all ages can bring up to three items of memorabilia to be professionally appraised (for free) by John Brigandi, nationally known memorabilia expert and owner of Brigandi Coins and...

Cost: Regular museum admission

Where:
Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
8 Yogi Berra Dr.
On campus of Montclair State Univ.
Little Falls, NJ  07424
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Sponsor: Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
Telephone: (973) 655-2378
Contact Name: Dave Kaplan
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PROJECT FEEDER WATCH Saturdays and Sundays, December 3 – April 7, when the Center Building is open 12:00 – 2:00 (one hour session required) Each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-897-9400
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why: This holiday season Santa Claus is making two stops at Sickles Market! On Friday, November 25th Santa will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Sickles Market
1 Harrison Avenue
little silver, NJ  07760
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Sponsor: SIckles Market
Telephone: 732.741.9563
Contact Name: Sickles Market
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Celebrate Christmas by traveling back in time to the Civil War-era. Walk through and speak with the soldiers’ at their holiday encampment, far away from home. Visit the Vail house to experience...

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

Where:
Historic Speedwell
333 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.285.6550
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Entry Fee: $40 per angler. Date: Saturday December 3rd 2016 Weather Date: Sunday December 4th 2016 $3500 in Prize Money Prizes based on 150 anglers. Prizes awarded to three largest fish weighed...

Cost: $40 per angler

Where:
Jersey Coast Shark Anglers
385 Herbertsville Rd.
Brick , NJ  08724
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This interactive play tells the story of the mean, green, grump who almost ruined Christmas. How did it happen? Who saved the day? Join us for this whirlwind adventure, as we retell the tale...

Cost: $10 adults/ $8 students and seniors

Where:
Investors Bank Theater @ Horseshoe Lake
72 Eyland Ave
Succasunna , NJ
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Sponsor: Roxpac
Telephone: 862-219-1379
Contact Name: Jam Theater Company
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Join Steve the Magic Conductor in a special performance of "The Caboose Mystery". Volunteers will be turned into Junior Train Engineers and helps Steve the Magic Conductor solve a...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Sponsor: Monmouth Museum
Telephone: (732) 747-2266
Contact Name: Jane
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In a recent interview, local Baseball Hero Ian Clements let slip that he hid the ball cap he wore in the 1999 World Series in the Locker room at Skyland’s Stadium where he played his minor...

Cost: $25/person

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta , NJ  07822
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The Family tradition and winter experience at Heaven Hill Farm children take a ride on our holiday train and a visit with Santa. Celebrate the season looking for your favorite Christmas tree,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route
Vernon, NJ  07462
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Sponsor: Heaven Hilll Farm
Telephone: 973-764-5144
Contact Name: Stacey
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Come celebrate the holidays at Casino Pier Arcade. 12pm – 3pm in the arcade! Wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater for our contest to win a prize! Bring your creative minds for our arts &...

Where:
Casino Pier Arcade
800 Ocean Ter.
Seaside Heights, NJ  08751
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Telephone: 732-793-6488
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Celebrate your holiday season at Convention Hall! The Asbury Park Bazaar and The Market Asbury Park have partnered to bring you one of the most spectacular holiday markets in New Jersey! The...

Where:
GRAND ARCADE OF CONVENTION HALL
Asbury Park, NJ


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Drop in to celebrate the upcoming holidays with the SBMWA Staff! Informal tours of the Watershed Center, nature walks and simple children’s crafts available. Get a jump on your holiday shopping...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Sponsor: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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In this class, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine efficient systems for production. Students learn about foundational concepts of industrial...

Cost: $50.00

Where:
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Telephone: 908-526-1200 x8404
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American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets (new first act scenery!), thrilling choreography and a cast of...

Cost: Starting at $20

Where:
Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
1 Memorial Dr
Trenton, NJ  08608
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The 37th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade is scheduled for December 3rd, 2016 beginning at 1:00 p.m. along Long Beach Boulevard 5th Street to 25th Street.   Annual Parade Theme List...

Where:
Long Beach Boulevard 5th Street to 25th Street
, NJ  08008
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Love decorating gingerbread houses but hate the clean up? Leave that to us! Bring your creativity, and we will supply the rest. Please call for reservations. $29.99 per house We recommend no more...

Cost: $29.99 per house

Where:
The Market at DelVal
2100 Lower State Rd
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 215-230-7170
Contact Name: Robert
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BOOK SIGNING - A Vulgar Display of PANTERA with PANTERA's Rex Brown and photographer Joe Giron  Free Admission ($50 book purchase required for signing)

Cost: Free Admission ($50 book purchase required for signing)

Where:
Bookends
211 East Ridgewood Ave
Ridge wood, NJ  07450
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Sponsor: Right Angle PR
Contact Name: Jamie Roberts

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This production has been running for over 50 years and never gets old for kids and grown ups alike. Enjoy the special effects and vibrant scenery that brighten up this traditional story.

Cost: $19-49

Where:
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 North Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ
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Founded in 1953, the Garden State Model Railway Club has been in North Haledon since 1957. We open our doors to the public in the winter and spring. The Model Railroad Show runs November 25-27,...

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

Where:
Garden State Model Railway Club
575 High Mountain Road
North Haledon, NJ  07508
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Telephone: 201-387-8716
Contact Name: Rob Savino
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The Cat in the Hat, the classic children’s story based on the book by Dr. Seuss and adapted by Katie Mitchell, comes to Studio Playhouse in Upper Montclair. Performances are Saturdays and Sundays...

Cost: $8

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

Cost: $8

Where:
Studio Players
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: Studio Players
Telephone: 973-744-9752
Contact Name: Shelley Sakolsky
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Teens and adults: join us you must for this space-themed and fun-filled event. Snack on space food, test your Star Wars trivia, and create unique space crafts to bring home. Registration required....

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch
6 Rockview Ave
North Plainfield, NJ  07060
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-755-7909
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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Young Jedi and Dark Sith Lords will enjoy “out of this world” crafts and games. Join us you must. Registration required. For more information:...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch
6 Rockview Ave
North Plainfield, NJ  07060
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Telephone: 908-755-7909
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Centenary Stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible...

Cost: $22.50-30

Where:
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900
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Roxey Ballet’s American Holiday Classic Nutcracker Join Clara and her friends on her enchanting voyage meeting magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers...

Cost: Tickets $15-Up

Where:
The College Of New Jersey - Center for the Arts
Kendall Main Stage Theatre
2000 Pennington Rd. Trenton, NJ 08628
Ewing, NJ  08628-0718
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Edaville USA’s most memorable New England Tradition is back this year with over 17 million lights illuminating the park! You and...

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

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA  02330
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Sponsor: Edaville USA
Telephone: 508-866-8190
Contact Name: Edaville USA
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Enroll your child/teen in our recreation programs for youth with special needs. Led by experienced adult instructors and assisted by volunteer teen mentors. See flyer for dates/times and other...

Cost: various

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

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Roxey Ballet is proud to offer a sensory-friendly performance of the holiday classic Nutcracker for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensitivity issues or special needs....

Cost: Tickets $20 and Up - Special discounts offered on our Facebook & Twitter

Where:
The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage The
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ  08628
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet Company
Telephone: (609) 397-7616
Contact Name: Hailey Glover
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Come join us for a fun and edible arts and crafts workshop where we will create a magical set of hanging tree ornaments. Each child will receive a set of freshly baked sugar cookies to decorate...

Cost: $35 (25% sibling discount)

Where:
Hugs & Bugs Club
529 Willow Ave
Hoboken, NJ
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Sponsor: Sugarsuckle
Contact Name: Jen
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Our six-week series is perfect for students in grades 6-8. This program is intended for homeschoolers or curious students who wish to delve deeper into the fascinating world of bugs. ...

Cost: $90 for six weeks

Where:
Insectropolis
1761 Rt. 9
Toms River, NJ  08755
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Join Gerard and Diane Barros as they salute the legendary singer/songwriter and cover several of her great solo hits as well as classics she wrote for other artists, such as the Drifters,...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ's Manville Library branch
100 S. 10th Ave.
Manville, NJ  08835
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Sponsor: Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Contact Name: Marketing Team
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Four magical tales adapted from Scheherazade’s thousand and one Arabian nights will be presented in the award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company’s enchanting production. Djinnis,...

Cost: Free of charge. Reservations recommended

Where:
Westminster Arts Center
449 Franklin St.
Bloomfield, NJ  07003
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A stellar Broadway cast brings to life the music, the magic and the holiday cheer of the beloved Muppets film classic. Note: The Muppets characters do not appear in this performance.

Cost: $39-49

Where:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 1-888-GO-NJPAC
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If you loved the Muppet movie rendition of this story, you won’t want to miss these songs on stage. While the Muppet characters don’t make it to the performance, these Broadway talents...

Cost: $39-49 each

Where:
NJPAC
1 Center St.
Newark, NJ
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Discover the stars visible in the Winter sky. Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system when a friendly alien kidnaps him. The kids on the other planets need presents too, you know!...

Cost: $8 pp

Where:
Planetarium/RVCC
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Saturday, Decmeber 3rd 12 Noon, A Magic and Illusion Show that will Entertain the Entire Family! Your child will search for clues and help solve a mystery, Chestnut the Squirrel Puppet will have...

Cost: $15

Where:
Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Road
On the Campus of Brookdale Community College, Parking Lot #1 off Museum Drive
Lincroft, NJ  07704
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The Cat in the Hat, the classic children’s story based on the book by Dr. Seuss and adapted by Katie Mitchell, comes to Studio Playhouse in Upper Montclair. Performances are Saturdays and Sundays...

Cost: $8

Where:
Studio Players
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: Studio Players
Telephone: 973-744-9752
Contact Name: Shelley Sakolsky
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“The Art of Contrasts” is a fitting description of Baum’s different styles – both realist and the abstract, rendered in paintings and in sculptures. Robert M. Baum has exhibited throughout...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 13 North
13 N Union St
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ  08530
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Sponsor: Gallery 13 North
Telephone: 609-773-0909
Contact Name: Majell Yerenburg
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Listen to holiday hits such as "Wizards in Winter", "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", and "Dominic the Donkey". Also shown @ 4:00 pm on Sundays December 4, 11, & 18. It will also be presented...

Cost: $8 pp

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

Cost: $25 pr. person

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

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Way
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Sponsor: Skylands Stadium
Telephone: 973-383-7644
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Tuckerton Seaport rolls out the holly for the Annual Christkindlmarkt on December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Christkindlmarkt will be a family fun three day event with late night hours, celebrating the...

Cost: $5

Where:
Tuckerton Seaport
120 West Main St.
Tuckerton, NJ  08087
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Telephone: 609-296-8868
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The Rubik's Cube Club allows kids in grades 4-12 to compete against each other as they try to solve the puzzle as quickly as possible. There are also opportunities for the kids to try to beat...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Starting at $20

Where:
Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
1 Memorial Dr
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Special presentation for our special needs families. Follow Santa through the solar system when a friendly alien kidnaps him. The kids on the other planets need presents too, you know! Then...

Cost: $8 pp

Where:
Planetarium/RVCC
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing...

Cost: Free admission

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

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There's no place like Asbury Park for the Holidays! With a 20+ foot tall tree in the center of town and a visit from Santa Claus, Asbury is where you want to be on the First Saturday in...

Where:
Press Plaza
Cookman Ave. at Emory St.
Asbury Park, NJ  07712
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Where:
Cape May, NJ  08204


Telephone: (609) 884-1005
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2016 Holiday Light show! Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters....

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

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

Cost: 799.00

Where:
Matawan Regional High School
450 Atlantic Avenue
Aberdeen, NJ
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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Tree lighting at 5 pm Crafts, vendors, entertainment, games, food, music and more Don't miss out on a free photo with Santa!

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

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

Where:
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ  07727
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Sponsor: Allaire Village, Inc.
Telephone: 732-919-3500
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Small Group Test Prep class for SAT & ACT Test. 28 hours over 9 sessions using all authentic College Board and The Real Act Materials. 10 student average class size. Class meets 1x per week, Thurs....

Cost: $799.00

Where:
Elite Tutoring Academy
123 Route 516
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: Elite Tutoring Academy
Telephone: 732-234-6685
Contact Name: Jeffrey Malek
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120 Christmas trees will float on Lake Meone to a show of lights and music at Historic Smithville. Starting Thanksgiving till Jan 6th Thursday-Sundays

Cost: free

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

Where:
1 Carlson Ct.
Jackson, NJ
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Please join us for our annual lighting.

Where:
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial
1 Memorial Lane
Holmdel, NJ  07733
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Holiday Character Dress-Up Encouraged Jingle Bells and Glow Sticks will be provided   SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CHARITIES Toys for Tots Salvation Army Food Bank Drive Pictures with...

Where:
Main St.
Bound Brook, NJ  08805
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>>>>> MUST READ CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INSTRUCTIONS <<<<<   Free to Watch Free to Park For those who are able monetary donations accepted, 100% goes...

Where:
128 North Main St.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Join us on the first Saturday of the month as we take you on a personally guided tour of our night sky, using our DigitalSky digital theater. Familiarize yourself with some of the popular...

Cost: $8 pp

Where:
Planetarium/RVCC
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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The beloved holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940' radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of an idealistic...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, NJ  08701-3234
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Telephone: 732-367-7789
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Kadan Bart Rockett and his sister, Brooklyn Nicole Rockett, were first inspired by their mom and dad while watching them headline theaters and cruise ships around the globe. Following in their...

Cost: $15-45; meet-and-greet $30, Skydeck seats $75

Where:
iPlay America's Event Center
110 Schanck Rd.
Freehold, NJ  07728
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Telephone: 732-577-8200

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

Cost: $8

Where:
Essex County Kip's Castle Park
22 Crestmont Rd.
Verona, NJ
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ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human,...

Cost: $35-$85

Where:
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 732-246-7469
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Back by popular demand for it's third year! The Igloo Collective is proud to partner with Grape Expectations to present It's A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play! Join us for an evening of wine...

Cost: Adults: $60, Under 21: $45, Under 12: FREE with paid adult

Where:
Grape Expectations
25 Kearney St
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Sponsor: The Igloo Collective
Telephone: 1-877-76-IGLOO
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This Grammy-winning, all-male acapella group has a unique mastery of all your family’s favorite holiday carols. If your kid likes to sing, this performance will absolutely captivate him.

Cost: $50+

Where:
SOPAC
1 SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ
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Looking for something exciting to do this Friday Night? Come to Mennen Sports Arena! DJ Earl creates an atmosphere of celebration as you skate to your favorite tunes. Gather your friends and meet...

Cost: $8 admission, $4 skate rental

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

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The Jersey Shore's favorite orchestral ensemble is back by popular demand! It's another season of absolutely entertaining concerts, conducted by the "must-see Maestro," Father...

Where:
Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving St.
Rahway, NJ
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Held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Dance to a caller and live band! No partner necessary. Beginners workshop at 7:30 pm. This event best for middle school age and up. Please carry in...

Cost: Adults $10; students $5

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

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Road
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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A patriotic Liberty Tree, live reindeer, Clydesdale-drawn wagon rides, and a rare collection of Revolutionary War military antiques are just a few of the highlights in store for visitors to the...

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

Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House
995 Route 202/206 S.
Bedminster, NJ  07921
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Come to where the treetops glisten! Morven’s annual Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, hallways and...

Where:
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 609.924.8144
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Enjoy all the splendors of the season under the sea this December 3 through December 30 during our 8th annual Christmas Celebration, featuring twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently...

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

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

Where:
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
2352 Route 10 W.
Morris Plains, NJ  07950
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Telephone: 973-540-0311
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THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS   Tree Lighting Concert & Ceremony Friday, December 2 Watch as the largest Christmas Tree in Cape May lights up the night on...

Where:
Cape May, NJ

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

Where:
Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Rd
Medford, NJ  08055
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Christmas Tree Train: December 3 Tickets: Adults (12+) $18; Child (0-11) $1 Ride aboard the Christmas Tree Train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier or Douglas Fir...

Cost: Varies, see website

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Telephone: 1-866-725-9666
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THREE WAYS TO CELEBRATE Tickets now available! Link to purchase at the bottom of this page. BR&W offers three exciting ways to celebrate the Christmas season, each with unique...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Each year, the Museum’s National Historic Landmark, the 1885 Ballantine House, offers visitors a taste of how Christmas was celebrated in late Victorian Newark, as English, German and Dutch...

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

Cost: $49-250

Where:
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave.
New York, NY
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Red Bank Holiday Soiree Thursday, November 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm The Red Bank Holiday Soiree is a night of food and drink samplings, music and entertainment, auctions, fashion and home...

Where:
Red Bank, NJ  07701


Telephone: 732-741-9211
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  Christkindlmarkts located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a European-style holiday market that showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the...

Where:
, PA

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Parade on 12/3: visit Santa after the parade! Lighting on 11/25

Where:
Huddy Park
Highlands, NJ


Telephone: 732-291-4713

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

Where:
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Holiday Craft Fair featuring unique handcrafted gift items for that special someone, including: jewelry, candles, soap & body products, hand knits, fashion accesories, baby items, cards &...

Where:
Hoboken City Hall
94 Washington Street
Hoboken , NJ  07030
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Enjoy beautiful holiday decorated homes in New Jersey's largest National Historic District. Tour tickets also provide a horse drawn wagon ride on the west side, as well as Christmas Caroling by...

Cost: 20

Where:
31 W. Commerce St.
Bridgeton, NJ  08302
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Telephone: 856-453-8130
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Acting Naturally presents....The Shoemaker & the Elves! The Shoemaker doing his best to make ends meet in his shoe store is visited by Elves to help him with making the shoes. A mysterious old...

Cost: $10-12

Where:
Acting Naturally Theatre
164 N. Flowers Mill Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Video Gaming, Laser Tag, Sports Parties, and Game System Rentals Tournaments and parties are available

Cost: Prices vary

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
Various
New York City, NY

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

Where:
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, NJ  10280
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Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week...

Where:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY  10016
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Join us as Tropicana Atlantic City transforms The Quarter from a tropical oasis into a winter wonderland complete with a 35ft Holiday Tree, indoor snowfall, and over 100,000 lights synchronized to...

Where:
Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
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December 3rd-10th Monday & Wednesday 10-6 Saturdays 10-5 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10-8 Sunday Noon-5

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

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

Where:
Throughout town
Hope , NJ  07844


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

Cost: $13-66

Where:
New Victory Theater
209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY  10036
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Telephone: 646.223.3010
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Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre continues its holiday offerings with what has become a Kelsey tradition, The Kelsey Players present 'Twas the Night Before...

Cost: $10-12

Where:
Kelsey Theatre
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ  08550
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Telephone: (609) 570-3580
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This is a great drop off event for kids while parents go out for a night on the town!  Catch a movie, get a drink, or go out dinner while we keep your kids having fun. Note: This...

Cost: $35/child, $60/siblings

Where:
Garden Street Music
1018 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ  07030
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Telephone: 201-683-9100
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Check out Pax Amicus's spin on Peter Pan Auditions Oct 4 - 7 pm Oct 8 - 1 pm Performance dates December 2 - 18 Fridays - 8 pm Saturdays - 2 pm & 7 pm...

Cost: $25

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ
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Telephone: 973-691-2100
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