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December 2014

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

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
401 South Avenue East
Westfield, NJ  07090
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is completing $3.4 million, 16,938 square feet of renovations and is offer $0 Joiner's Fees thru 1/31. Visit today for a tour to see what we have to offer!...

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. Theme and prizes change monthly. Enjoy a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.326.7603
Contact Name: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
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Trace the evolution of the guitar through the centuries. Experiment with the science of sound and jam on our playables. Featured items include the world’s largest guitar, the world’s...

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

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

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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TUMBLING CLINIC DETAILS Half Day Ages 5 to 18 Sunday’s from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (check schedule for dates) $40.00 per clinic Registration and payment must be made in advance ABOUT OUR PROGRAM...

Cost: 40

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
369 South Avenue East
Westfield, NJ  07090
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Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language and come take a free trial class in French, Spanish, or Chinese. Languages for Tots 6M-3Y Languages for Children 3-9Y. 596...

Cost: Free

Where:
Language Workshop for Children
Various Locations
, NJ
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Sponsor: Language Workshop for Children
Telephone: 800-731-0830
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Don’t miss our Live Music Series, presented by the new exhibition, "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World." Enjoy performances by rock, jazz, blues, classical, and kindie bands in an...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Rock out at Liberty Science Center with this new exhibit from the National Guitar Museum. Make music at instrument "play" stations, try out custom video games, and see the...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Thousands of youth gymnasts from international and national teams will converge on the Baltimore Convention Center to compete in one of the East Coast’s largest competitions Christmas on the...

Cost: Children 5-12 $10, Adults $15

Where:
Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
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Sponsor: Maryland Gymnastics
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Invite and Enchanted Princess presents "A Totally Frozen and Friends Christmas Party" Sunday, December 14th at Hoffman Hall in Chester, NJ Come meet the Snow Queen and her sister along with two...

Cost: 25.95 for children and 7.95 for adults.

Where:
Hoffman Hall
86 Main Street ,
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: Invite an Enchanted Princess
Telephone: 732-641-0849
Contact Name: Stewart Levin
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Holiday Light Show.. 5:30 – 8:30pm Watch in wonderment as over 100 Christmas Trees magically float on our very own Lake Meone and light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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Opening Aug. 30th to commenmorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. The exhibt explores the extinction passenger pigeons, a species that numbered in the...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

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

Cost: free with Admission

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550
Contact Name: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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The Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County Presents, "Sundays @ Schechter", a family-friendly Hanukkah event for 2-7 year olds, featuring Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, a musical...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Where:
The Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
275 McKinley Avenue
New Milford, NJ  07646
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Sponsor: The Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
Telephone: 201-262-9898 x213
Contact Name: Audrey Bickel
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This December marks the 23rd annual Gingerbread Wonderland. Guests, young and old, marvel at the creativity, skill, and sense of optimism that characterizes this charming exhibit of over 200 edible...

Cost: $2 admission per person, children under 2 are FREE.

Where:
Frelighuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Telephone: 973.326.7601
Contact Name: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
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Holiday shopping is easy at our Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show, now in its fourth year. You’ll find local crafters offering beautiful hand-made and affordable gifts perfect for that special...

Cost: $2 admission per person gains entry to both the Craft Show & Gingerbread Wonderl

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.326.7603
Contact Name: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
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Christmas is almost here! Come in and decorate your own Christmas gift bag!

Cost: Free with general admission.

Where:
Imagine That!!!
4 Vreeland Rd.
Florham Park, NJ  07932
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Telephone: 973-966-8000
Contact Name: Alex Pranzo
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Are you ordered by the court to take parenting classes? Look no further. Authentic Parenting offers quality, easy to follow, affordable parenting classes. We do everything to accommodate you....

Cost: affordable

Where:
Authentic Parenting
5 ELM ROW, SUITE 111
New Brunswick , NJ  08901
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Telephone: 732-763-2576
Contact Name: Anna Seewald, MEd, MPsy
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Children of all ages - Come visit Santa and have your picture taken! Santa will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., every weekend preceding Christmas, Saturdays and Sundays: December 7,...

Cost: $5.00 per photo, donation

Where:
The Little White House (Santa House)
George's Liquors
114 Rte. 46 W. & Netcong Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Sponsor: Kiwanis Club of Mount Olive Township
Telephone: 973-770-3575
Contact Name: Richard J. Moore, Jr.
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This program is open to students age 7-11. Students may join at any time during the year. This club will focus on teaching children the engineering design process through weekly projects spanning...

Cost: $210 per month

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


Sponsor: HEROES Academy
Telephone: (732) 690 - 7991
Contact Name: Danielle Voit
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December is the time to visit the Environmental Education Center and get into the holiday spirit. The Festival of Trees is an indoor exhibit of decorated trees by various community groups and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ
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Telephone: 908-766-2489
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This December marks the 23rd annual Gingerbread Wonderland. Guests, young and old, marvel at the creativity, skill, and sense of optimism that characterizes this charming and ecumenical exhibit of...

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

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973.326.7601
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In I Explore, children ages 2 to 5 (with their grown-ups) learn about themselves and their world in a safe, stimulating and engaging interactive environment designed especially for them....

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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Enjoy a variety of local, farm-fresh, foods all year long! The Winter Farmers’ Market offers an assortment of meats, cheeses, winter produce, artisan breads, prepared foods, honey, preserves, and...

Cost: FREE entrance

Where:
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: The Morris County Park Commission, the Foodshed Alliance Famers’ Access Network, Sustainable Morristown, and local farmers.
Contact Name: Kendrya
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Bring your favorite teddy bear (and adult) to tea at Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Enjoy holiday refreshments and special crafts. Sunday, December 14th at 10-11:30am or 2-3:30pm. Go to...

Cost: $30 per adult/child pair ($10 for each additional child); free for members.

Where:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ  07901
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What exactly are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from? What can they tell us about Earth and the origins of our Solar System? The Newark Museum is pleased to host Great...

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
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This exhibition celebrates dogs in art from the nineteenth century to the present with a focus on British and American artists. All dog owners will attest to the unquestioned bond they share with...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Come on over to Santa’s Country Corner! He will be visiting us at the farm and would love to take a photo with you – so make sure you bring your camera! Enjoy Christmas music and a cozy...

Cost: free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Corner 84 County Rt. 513 S. (Old Route 24)
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: Alstede Farms
Telephone: 908-879-7189
Contact Name: Alstede Farms
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This perennial favorite is sure to delight train enthusiasts of all ages as they marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Holiday favorites include "Thomas the...

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

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

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

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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Holiday party benefit featuring Nutcracker Sweets Ballet Performance, buffet dinner, dj, and festivities. Just us for the 6th annual holiday party for friends and families of the Turner Syndrome...

Cost: $100 pp 12 and under $50

Where:
The Gramercy and Lakeside Manor
410 Highway 36
Hazlet, NJ  07730
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Sponsor: Turner Syndrome Foundation
Telephone: 732-847-3385
Contact Name: Nicole Ingraffia
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For younger students looking to fufill their imaginations and explore the world of science, the science club offers students an elementary level hands-on science program from biology to zoology,...

Cost: $210 per month

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


Sponsor: HEROES Academy
Telephone: (732) 690 - 7991
Contact Name: Danielle Voit
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Roast beast on a bun, Seuss spuds, and Cindy Lou Who cider are just some of the Grinchy grub being served at Liberty Hall's How the Grinch Stole Lunch buffet feast! Admission includes meal,...

Cost: $23 children; $28 adults

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: Liberty Hall Museum
Telephone: 908-527-0400
Contact Name: Lacey Bongard
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St. Ambrose School will have an open house on Sunday January 25, 2015. Come see all we have to offer students age 3 through grade 8 including our new Toddler Time for ages 18 months to 3 years....

Cost: no cost

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

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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8 Sundays, October 26 – December 14, 12-2PM Ages 6-10

Cost: -

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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The exhibition features more than 40 of Parker’s original drawings for the books “Bugs” (1987) and “Frogs, Toads, Lizards, and Salamanders” (1990). Flying, jumping, crawling animals...

Cost: Free-$6

Where:
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 848-932-7237
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Appel Farm Arts & Music Center presents Season’s Greetings a Theatreworks USA Presentation Sunday, December 14 • 2:00 pm $10 per person Magicians, Tim & Robin Balster, will enchant our...

Cost: $10 per person

Where:
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Road
Elmer, NJ  08318
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Sponsor: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Telephone: 856-358-2472 x 119
Contact Name: Natasha Thompson
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Young Central New Jersey Ballerina Lives Her Dream HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – November XX, 2014 – At a large dance studio in Hillsborough, the director of the ballet claps her hands together....

Cost: 15

Where:
, NJ

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Interactive and Fun. Learn Communicational Skills - Eye Contact and Listening Skills, Introductions. Navigate a Formal Table Setting. Learn to dress appropriately for everyday situations. Learn...

Cost: $40

Where:
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Telephone: 908 526-1200 x8404
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The annual tradition returns in this seasonal favorite that enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, a full orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic.

Cost: $25 - $59

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: (973) 539-8008
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This December treat yourself to a visit to Christmas past with a tour of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM). Guided tours of the seasonally decorated period rooms will be offered each...

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

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Ave
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Karen Hollywood
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We have a 30 x 40 foot operating HO railroad layout with all kinds of trains, including our Santa Claus train and Thomas the Tank Engine. There is something for everyone: Passenger, freight,...

Cost: $5 for adults, Free for children under 12, must be accompanied by an adult

Where:
Garden State Model Railway Club
575 High Mountain Road
North Haledon, NJ  07508
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Sponsor: Garden State Model Railway Club
Telephone: 201-387-8716
Contact Name: Bob Savino
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On Sunday December 7th kick off the holiday season at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM). Guided tours of the seasonally decorated period rooms will be offered throughout the afternoon...

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

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Karen Hollywood
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Macculloch Hall Historical Museum new exhibit “Another Stocking To Fill: Antique Christmas Toys and Decorations” will be open during touring hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday beginning...

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

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Ryan Hyman
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The New Jersey Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker is THE Nutcracker to see if you have Children. This Nutcracker is fully narrated and abridged so children and adults of all ages can enjoy. The ballet is...

Cost: $10-$16

Where:
, NJ

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An afternoon of Holiday events...Israeli Concert Yoel Sharibi (for the Adults) Mr. Dunks Magic Zoo (for the kids) Latkes & jelly donuts!! Israeli Holiday Boutique

Cost: $8 each ($5 Y members)

Where:
YM-YWHA of Union
501 Green Lane
union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: YM-YWHA of Union
Telephone: 908-289-8112
Contact Name: Jani Jonas/ Leah Hoffman

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

Cost: $8

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

Cost: $8

Where:
Studio Playhouse
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: Studio Players
Telephone: 973-744-9752
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The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick. Renowned Stratford Festival...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
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This year's Holiday Show featuring dancers of all ages from Kathy's Dancenter will be held at the Timber Creek High School in Sicklerville, NJ. "FROZEN" FINALE -- We are closing this year's show...

Cost: $15

Where:
Timber Creek High School
501 Jarvis Road
Sicklerville, NJ  08801
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Sponsor: Kathy's Dancenter
Telephone: (856) 627-6600
Contact Name: Kathy King
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Discover the stars visible in the winter sky. Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system when a friendly alien kidnaps him. The kids on the other planets need presents too, you know!

Cost: $7 per person

Where:
Planetarium at Raritan Valley College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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The Holidays are just around the corner and spirits are rising. At this wonderful time of year, many people look for special ways to help the less fortunate. The kids from School of Rock, are...

Cost: $10 Suggested Donation

Where:
Roxy & Duke's Roadhouse
745 Bound Brook Rd.
Dunellen, NJ
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Sponsor: Roxy & Duke's Roadhouse
Telephone: 732-406-0669
Contact Name: Noreen Dunn-Shanley
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Discover the stars visible in the winter sky. Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system when a friendly alien kidnaps him. The kids on the other planets need presents too, you know!

Cost: $7 per person

Where:
Planetarium at Raritan Valley College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Holiday party benefit featuring Nutcracker Sweets Ballet Performance, buffet dinner, dj, and festivities. Just us for the 6th annual holiday party for friends and families of the Turner Syndrome...

Cost: $100 pp 12 and under $50

Where:
The Gramercy and Lakeside Manor
410 Highway 36
Hazlet, NJ  07730
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Sponsor: Turner Syndrome Foundation
Telephone: 732-847-3385
Contact Name: Nicole Ingraffia
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The Princesses of Wonderland gather for a Christmas party in the North Pole, only to find that Santa and the elves are missing - and Captain Hook and his Pirates might be to blame. Tinker Bell to...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Drive
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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A celebration of Italian Christmas traditions, including a short presentation, children's activities and preparation of Italian holiday recipes over the open hearth.

Cost: $3.00 adults/age 13 and older; $2.00 age 3-12; free under age 3

Where:
Miller-Cory House Museum
614 Mountain Avenue
Westfield, NJ  07090
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Telephone: 908-232-1776
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Wild at Play's annual Holiday Party with food & drinks, Holiday treats, snow crafts, plus a meet & greet with everyone's favorite snowman, Olaf!

Cost: $45 per family of 4 in advance/ $50 per family of 4 at door/ $10 extra person

Where:
Wild at Play
125 River Drive
Jersey City, NJ  07310
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8 Sundays, October 26 – December 14, 2:30-4:30PM Ages 11-17

Cost: -

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Share the joy of the holidays with family and friends at a special family concert featuring festive music of the season. The children’s matinee concert of “Toys and Other Magic” will be...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Bernard of Clairvaux and St. Stanislaus Kostka
1235 George Street
Plainfield, NJ  07060
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Sponsor: New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra
Telephone: 908-603-7691
Contact Name: Mary Beth Sweet
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Nothing captures the magic of the season like the glorious harmonies of The Yuletide Carolers.

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

Where:
Newark Museum
49
Newark, NJ
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Telephone: 973.596.6550
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The 70-voice Morris Choral Society kicks off its 42nd Concert Season with “A Joyful Winter Medley” at the Bickford Theatre on Friday, December 12, and Sunday, December 15. Under the direction...

Cost: $15 (Kids 18 & under), $20 (seniors), $25 (general admission)

Where:
Bickford Theater
6 Normandy Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Bickford Theater
Telephone: 973-971-3706
Contact Name: Box Office
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The syncopated sounds of 10-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble Take 6 will fill you with holiday spirit! This sensational sextet infuses R&B, pop, gospel and more into joyful, groovin’...

Cost: Tickets start at $20.

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Listen to holiday hits such as "Wizards in Winter", "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree", and "Dominick the Donkey".

Cost: $7 per person

Where:
Planetarium at Raritan Valley College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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The New Jersey Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker is THE Nutcracker to see if you have Children. This Nutcracker is fully narrated and abridged so children and adults of all ages can enjoy. The ballet is...

Cost: $15

Where:
Hillsborough High School
466 Raider Blvd.
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
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Sponsor: The New Jersey Youth Ballet
Telephone: 908-874-8800
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The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will offer "The Sky Above", a special astronomy and music show designed for families with children on the Autism spectrum or those...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Planetarium at Raritan Valley College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Every Friday evening November 28-December 24 Candlelight Shopping features unique gift ideas and exciting in-store holiday events; as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, live holiday entertainment...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Downtown Haddonfield
Kings Highway
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
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The Holidays are best when riding in a Horse Drawn Carriage and viewing the festivities of the holiday decorations, the sounds of holiday music, and the smell of chestnuts roasting. ~ We call that...

Cost: $20

Where:
Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown City, NJ
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All pre-school children between the ages of 1 and 5 years can now share the sport of gymnastics as a family during OPEN GYM. Create a memory together as your child shows off the newest skills they...

Cost: $5.00 to $7.00

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
369 South Avenue East
westfield, NJ  07090
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Telephone: 908-447-6369
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The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights program is returning this winter. Visitors will be granted free admission. In-kind donations of canned goods, toys, and pet food are...

Cost: $9/adult, $7/child

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
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Telephone: 973-731-5800
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Skylands Stadium will hold a spectacular drive-through Christmas Light Show every weekend throughout the holiday season. Drive through one mile of spectacular light sculptures set to joyous music...

Cost: $20 per carload

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

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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Watch in wonderment as over 100 Christmas Trees magically floating on our very own Lake Meone and light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show of lights and music played out across...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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ARB's Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition since 1964, when the company, then known as Princeton Regional Ballet, under the direction of founder Audrée Estey, began to perform the ballet...

Cost: Premium: $48 Adults, $46 Seniors, $40 Students, Reg: $38/$36/$30

Where:
Algonquin ARTS Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees Drive
Manasquan, NJ  08736
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Sponsor: American Repertory Ballet
Telephone: (732) 249-1254
Contact Name: Alexis Branagan
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Christmas In The Land Of Oz Adapted by Tamara Tudor. From the book by L. Frank Baum Directed by Laura Byrne-Cristiano Dorothy, back in Kansas with Christmas only a few days away, sees her Aunt...

Cost: $8

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

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

Where:
Cranbury New Jersey
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
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Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
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This Christmas Light Show is a family tradition at the Jersey Shore. The show combines impressive displays of lighting, fog, and pyrotechnics and synchronizes them to powerful concert quality...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Christmas Show House
2702 Woolley Road
Wall Township, NJ  07719
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Sponsor: dj Dan
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Guess who’s coming to Alstede Farms? Santa – that’s who!  Come on over to Santa’s Country Corner! He will be visiting us at the farm and would love to take...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Chesterfield Drive
Chester, NJ
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Telephone: 908-879-7189
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Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported...

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Telephone: 973.376.4343
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Junior Claus PERFORMANCES: Dec 12 to Dec 14 Fri @ 7PM, Sat @ 1PM & 7PM, Sun @ 1PM Directed by Ryan Pifher Music Directed by Jon Provan ABOUT THE SHOW Junior Claus is the only son of Santa and Mrs....

Cost: 15

Where:
Porch Light Productions
555 S Broad Street
Glen Rock, NJ  07452
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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Wanda Petronski lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn't be too much of a problem if she didn't...

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

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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It's the time of year when Santa Claus invites one and all to celebrate the coming Christmas Season with Family and Friends by riding the rails onboard the Whippany Railway Museum's SANTA...

Cost: Adults $14 Children Under 12, $9 1 Year & Under on Lap; FREE

Where:
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad Plaza
Whippany, NJ
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Telephone: 973-887-8177
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Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, and John in the high-flying timeless Broadway musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! Based on J.M. Barrie's...

Cost: $20.00-$29.50

Where:
The Sitnik Theatre
715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ  07840
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Sponsor: Centenary Stage Company
Telephone: 908-979-0900 x3
Contact Name: Box Office
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Max & Ruby bring to life a wonderful tradition this holiday season as they take to the stage their most magical performance yet! Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever composed -...

Cost: $20–100/person

Where:
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ
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Telephone: 732-577-8200
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The creation of the first Rutgers Junior Knights Dance Team is for dancers and cheerleaders from ages 8 - 18. There are two groups divided by age. The Jr. Preps are ages 8 to12 and the Jr. Pros...

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
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Enjoy your first meal of the day with the big guy in red! It’s all the fixin’s for a pancake breafast with songs and stories and, of course, a visit with Santa. Seatings:...

Cost: $29.95/person

Where:
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: (856) 424-1233
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The annual tradition returns in this seasonal favorite that enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, a full orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday...

Cost: $25–59

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-539-8008
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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201.200.1000
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http://www.statetheatrenj.org/john_oliver Co-presented by the State Theatre and Live Nation. See Emmy® Award-winning writer and comedian John Oliver in an evening of standup! John Oliver is an...

Cost: Tickets: $45 / $39.50 / $35

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Rutgers Women's Basketball invites you and your family out to Kids' Day on Sunday, Dec.14 as your Scarlet Knights face the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. Tip-off is set for 3:00PM but arrive as early...

Cost: Contact Rutgers Ticket Office @ 1-866-445-GORU(4678)

Where:
Rutgers Athletic Center
83 Rockafeller Road
Piscataway, NJ  08854
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Sponsor: Rutgers Athletics
Telephone: 732-445-8349
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Today’s headlines are brought to life in this dynamic, 25-minute performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts. Featuring three engaging actors who play...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Sarah Fergus
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Inspired by the classic American film, It's a Wonderful Life, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five...

Cost: $15/person

Where:
Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ
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Telephone: 732-499-8226
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Come and celebrate the spirit of Christmas with this original musical production, of Charles Dickens' charming holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol', by Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre...

Cost: $20/person

Where:
The Strand Theater
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, NJ
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Telephone: 732-367-7789
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Every holiday season for 29 years, the Company of Dance Arts has brought the magic of The Nutcracker to life! Set to Tchaikovsky’s stirring score; soloists from NYC ballet companies join the...

Cost: $20–40/person

Where:
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ
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Telephone: 732-842-9000
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is hosting an open house 12/15-12/20. Take a Swim*, Shoot Some Hoops*, Tour the Newly Renovated 16,938 Square Feet, Spend Quality Family Time, Membership...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language and come take a free trial class in French, Spanish, or Chinese. Languages for Tots 6M-3Y Languages for Children 3-9Y. 596...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

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

Cost: Free with admission

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

Cost: $6-10

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: Liberty Hall Museum
Telephone: 908-527-0400
Contact Name: Lacey Bongard
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This program is for toddlers and their caregivers in our Education Discovery Lab, play with animal themed toys, interact with other visitors and meet an animal at 11:00 each Monday.

Cost: $8 adult; $5 child; 3 and under free

Where:
Bergen County Zoo
216 Forest Ave
Paramus, NJ
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Telephone: 201-262-3771
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In I Explore, children ages 2 to 5 (with their grown-ups) learn about themselves and their world in a safe, stimulating and engaging interactive environment designed especially for them....

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

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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The Rahway Branch is offering an Early Bird Winter Program Registration! We know you're busy this time of year and want to make it easier to register. Register in person or online at...

Cost: Varies by Program

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

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

Cost: Free with admission.

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

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Is your child under the age of 5? Participate in a developmental study with your child at the Seton Hall University Child Learning Lab! Participating is easy and fun and is just like playing a game...

Cost: none

Where:
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange , NJ  07079
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Sponsor: Seton Hall University
Telephone: (973)275-2483
Contact Name: Child Learning Lab
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A FREE Caregiver Playgroup for children ages 18 months through 3 years. Monday and Tuesday Mornings 9:15 - 10:30. Hearts & Hands Preschool & Parsippany Presbyterian Church.

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton , NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Is your child artsy, bored, not being challenged, or just not a sporty kid? Appel Farm Arts and Music Center’s 4 week art classes begin 11/17 featuring a wide range of classes including pet...

Cost: $55-$80

Where:
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Rd
Elmer , NJ  08318
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Sponsor: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Telephone: 856-358-2472
Contact Name: Audrey Angeloni
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What exactly are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from? What can they tell us about Earth and the origins of our Solar System? The Newark Museum is pleased to host Great...

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
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The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights program is returning this winter. Visitors will be granted free admission. In-kind donations of canned goods, toys, and pet food are...

Cost: $9/adult, $7/child

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
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Telephone: 973-731-5800
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The sights and sounds of the season will greet you when you come on a tour of Thomas Edison’s home during “Holidays at Glenmont,” starting on November 28, 2014 and continuing through January...

Cost: free with Admission

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

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

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

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

Cost: Museum Admission

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

Cost: no cost

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

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) represent 3 - 5% of America’s school-age population. This workshop has been developed to help educate parents, teachers and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rockaway Township Public Library
61 Mount Hope Road
Rockaway, NJ  07866
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Sponsor: Family Partners of Morris-Sussex Counties
Telephone: 973-940-3194
Contact Name: Cheire Lozaw
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Young Central New Jersey Ballerina Lives Her Dream HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – November XX, 2014 – At a large dance studio in Hillsborough, the director of the ballet claps her hands together....

Cost: 15

Where:
, NJ

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The New Jersey Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker is THE Nutcracker to see if you have Children. This Nutcracker is fully narrated and abridged so children and adults of all ages can enjoy. The ballet is...

Cost: $10-$16

Where:
, NJ

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

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Downtown Haddonfield
Kings Highway
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
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This group is for those who have experienced breast cancer and wish to receive support from others who have similar experiences, and to share information about ways to manage common concerns for...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Summit Medical Group
1 Diamond Hill Road
Bensley Pavilion, Breast Care Center Waiting Area
Berkeley Heights, NJ  07922
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Telephone: 908-277-8670
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All pre-school children between the ages of 1 and 5 years can now share the sport of gymnastics as a family during OPEN GYM. Create a memory together as your child shows off the newest skills they...

Cost: $5.00 to $7.00

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
369 South Avenue East
westfield, NJ  07090
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Telephone: 908-447-6369
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Have you seen New Jerseys largest Christmas Tree is located in Cranbury New Jersey> It has more lights than the Rockefeller Center Tree! Standing at 36 feet tall is has over 46,000 lights! The...

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

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

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Telephone: 973.376.4343
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Westfield Community Players (WCP) will be holding auditions for its March, 2015 production, "A Thousand Clowns." Audition dates are Mon. Dec. 15 and Wed. Dec. 15, 2014 from 7-9:30pm. It is being...

Cost: Free

Where:
Westfield Community Players
1000 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ  07090
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Sponsor: Westfield Community Players
Telephone: 908.232.9568
Contact Name: Steve Lemenille
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Wanda Petronski lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn't be too much of a problem if she didn't...

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

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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In just a few years, Something Merry This Way Comes has become one of our most popular one-night events. This annual holiday gift to our patrons features a veritable cornucopia of delightful,...

Cost: $40

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
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Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
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Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
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The NJ Parents' Caucus hosts a monthly support group for parents and caregivers raising children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The support group provides a place for parents and caregivers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grassman Hall
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
655 East Jersey Street, Fl 1
elizabeth, NJ  07206
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Sponsor: NJ Parent Caucus
Telephone: 908-994-7257
Contact Name: Jose Rosario
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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Today’s headlines are brought to life in this dynamic, 25-minute performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts. Featuring three engaging actors who play...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Sarah Fergus
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The creation of the first Rutgers Junior Knights Dance Team is for dancers and cheerleaders from ages 8 - 18. There are two groups divided by age. The Jr. Preps are ages 8 to12 and the Jr. Pros...

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
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Enjoy your first meal of the day with the big guy in red! It’s all the fixin’s for a pancake breafast with songs and stories and, of course, a visit with Santa. Seatings:...

Cost: $29.95/person

Where:
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Camden, NJ
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Telephone: (856) 424-1233
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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201.200.1000
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Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails every Tuesday.

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

Where:
Throughout Morris County
, NJ


Telephone: 973.635.6629
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is hosting an open house 12/15-12/20. Take a Swim*, Shoot Some Hoops*, Tour the Newly Renovated 16,938 Square Feet, Spend Quality Family Time, Membership...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Rahway Branch is offering an Early Bird Winter Program Registration! We know you're busy this time of year and want to make it easier to register. Register in person or online at...

Cost: Varies by Program

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

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

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Is your child under the age of 5? Participate in a developmental study with your child at the Seton Hall University Child Learning Lab! Participating is easy and fun and is just like playing a game...

Cost: none

Where:
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange , NJ  07079
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Sponsor: Seton Hall University
Telephone: (973)275-2483
Contact Name: Child Learning Lab
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In I Explore, children ages 2 to 5 (with their grown-ups) learn about themselves and their world in a safe, stimulating and engaging interactive environment designed especially for them....

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

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

Cost: $6-10

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: Liberty Hall Museum
Telephone: 908-527-0400
Contact Name: Lacey Bongard
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is completing $3.4 million, 16,938 square feet of renovations and is offer $0 Joiner's Fees thru 1/31. Visit today for a tour to see what we have to offer!...

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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A FREE Caregiver Playgroup for children ages 18 months through 3 years. Monday and Tuesday Mornings 9:15 - 10:30. Hearts & Hands Preschool & Parsippany Presbyterian Church.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hearts and Hands Preschool
1675 Rt. 46 East
Parsippany , NJ  07054
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Sponsor: Hearts and Hands Preschool
Telephone: 973-257-5550
Contact Name: Scott Walder
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The Academies at Gerrard Berman Day School is proud to announce our new Mommy & Me Program for ages 14-22 months. Our dynamic first "school" experience includes: Music with Morah Dassi*Interactive...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Gerrard Berman Day School
Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
45 Spruce Street
Oakland, NJ  07436
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Opening Aug. 30th to commenmorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. The exhibt explores the extinction passenger pigeons, a species that numbered in the...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

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

Cost: free with Admission

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550
Contact Name: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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Express Yourself Studios offers a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning workshop 10am-12pm (on the hour)for toddlers. Children ages 2-5 are invited to play with paint, pinch...

Cost: $20/child per session

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

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
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The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights program is returning this winter. Visitors will be granted free admission. In-kind donations of canned goods, toys, and pet food are...

Cost: $9/adult, $7/child

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

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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The Township and Valley Chabad will host a Chanukah Menorah Lighting in front of the Community Center located at 628 Rivervale Road. Reception to follow inside the Community Center. All are invited...

Cost: Free

Where:
In front of the Community Center
628 Rivervale Road
River Vale, NJ
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Telephone: 201-664-2346
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Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Valley Cottage, NY offers a special Toddler Time every Tuesday from 10:30am until Noon. The cost is only $12.00 for the first child and $10 for the second and parents...

Cost: $12 for first child

Where:
Bounce! Trampoline Sports
612 Corporate Way
Valley Cottage, NY  10989
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Register at http://www.njbariatriccenter.com/news-events/events/free-seminar/ or call 908-481-1270 to attend a free educational seminar with the New Jersey Bariatric Center Weight Loss team. Meet...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robert Wood Johnson, Steeplechase Cancer Center
30 Rehill Ave.
Somerville, NJ  08876
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This invitational exhibition features innovative works created by LEGO© artists, architects, and engineers who use LEGO brand building bricks to create some incredible art and architecture....

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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This perennial favorite is sure to delight train enthusiasts of all ages as they marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Holiday favorites include "Thomas the...

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

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

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

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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Hadrosaurus returns to New Jersey just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation by the State Legislature as the official dinosaur of New Jersey! As the world’s first nearly...

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
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St. Ambrose School will have an open house on Sunday January 25, 2015. Come see all we have to offer students age 3 through grade 8 including our new Toddler Time for ages 18 months to 3 years....

Cost: no cost

Where:
St. Ambrose School
81 Throckmorton Lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: St. Ambrose School
Telephone: 732-679-4700
Contact Name: Dr. Theodore Kadela
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Young Central New Jersey Ballerina Lives Her Dream HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – November XX, 2014 – At a large dance studio in Hillsborough, the director of the ballet claps her hands together....

Cost: 15

Where:
, NJ

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The New Jersey Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker is THE Nutcracker to see if you have Children. This Nutcracker is fully narrated and abridged so children and adults of all ages can enjoy. The ballet is...

Cost: $10-$16

Where:
, NJ

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
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Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
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Winter, spring, summer and fall -- come visit the gardens at Macculloch Hall! “Growing in the Garden” is a year-round hands-on art program for 3 - 5 year olds and their caregivers using...

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

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Karen Hollywood
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The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick. Renowned Stratford Festival...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
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Winter, spring, summer and fall -- come visit the gardens at Macculloch Hall! “Growing in the Garden” is a year-round hands-on art program for 3 - 5 year olds and their caregivers using...

Cost: $12 per pair (child and caregiver) for non-members

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Karen Hollywood
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Every Friday evening November 28-December 24 Candlelight Shopping features unique gift ideas and exciting in-store holiday events; as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, live holiday entertainment...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Downtown Haddonfield
Kings Highway
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
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All pre-school children between the ages of 1 and 5 years can now share the sport of gymnastics as a family during OPEN GYM. Create a memory together as your child shows off the newest skills they...

Cost: $5.00 to $7.00

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
369 South Avenue East
westfield, NJ  07090
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Telephone: 908-447-6369
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Have you seen New Jerseys largest Christmas Tree is located in Cranbury New Jersey> It has more lights than the Rockefeller Center Tree! Standing at 36 feet tall is has over 46,000 lights! The...

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

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

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Telephone: 973.376.4343
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Trace the evolution of the guitar through the centuries. Experiment with the science of sound and jam on our playables. Featured items include the world’s largest guitar, the world’s...

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Today’s headlines are brought to life in this dynamic, 25-minute performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts. Featuring three engaging actors who play...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Sarah Fergus
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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

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

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
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Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks . A pteridology 101 book. (OK, that means a study of ferns -- how much do we know about this common plant?) Contact: 973-543-6004

Cost: free

Where:
Schiff Nature Preserve
339 Pleasant Valley Road
Mendham, NJ  07945
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Sponsor: Schiff Nature Preserve
Telephone: 973-543-6004
Contact Name: Jeanne Rice
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Wanda Petronski lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn't be too much of a problem if she didn't...

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

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language and come take a free trial class in French, Spanish, or Chinese. Languages for Tots 6M-3Y Languages for Children 3-9Y. 596...

Cost: Free

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


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

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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is hosting an open house 12/15-12/20. Take a Swim*, Shoot Some Hoops*, Tour the Newly Renovated 16,938 Square Feet, Spend Quality Family Time, Membership...

Cost: Free

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

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

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


Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

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

Cost: Varies by Program

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

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

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

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


Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA
Elizabeth - Rahway - Union
www.tgfymca.org
, NJ
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: The Gateway Family YMCA
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Rock out at Liberty Science Center with this new exhibit from the National Guitar Museum. Make music at instrument "play" stations, try out custom video games, and see the...

Cost: Free with admission

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


Telephone: 201-200-1000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $6-10

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


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

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

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free with admission.

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies by Membership

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


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

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

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

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


Telephone: 609-292-6464
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $20/child per session

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


Sponsor: Express Yourself Studios
Telephone: 973-763-5256
Contact Name: Simone
Website »

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

Cost: free with Admission

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


Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550
Contact Name: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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Is your child artsy, bored, not being challenged, or just not a sporty kid? Appel Farm Arts and Music Center’s 4 week art classes begin 11/17 featuring a wide range of classes including pet...

Cost: $55-$80

Where:
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Rd
Elmer , NJ  08318
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Sponsor: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Telephone: 856-358-2472
Contact Name: Audrey Angeloni
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This invitational exhibition features innovative works created by LEGO© artists, architects, and engineers who use LEGO brand building bricks to create some incredible art and architecture....

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights program is returning this winter. Visitors will be granted free admission. In-kind donations of canned goods, toys, and pet food are...

Cost: $9/adult, $7/child

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
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Telephone: 973-731-5800
Website »

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

Cost: free w/suggested admission

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


Telephone: 973- 596-6560
Website »

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

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

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

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

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Molly Maguire's GastroPub
132 East River Rd
Rumson, NJ  07760
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Telephone: (732) 530-2882
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Start your autumn days off right with a walk on the Watershed Reserve trails with Teacher-Naturalist Allison Jackson. Allison’s well-trained eye and experience will help you better observe...

Cost: Free for members/$5 non-members

Where:
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
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Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
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Is your child under the age of 5? Participate in a developmental study with your child at the Seton Hall University Child Learning Lab! Participating is easy and fun and is just like playing a game...

Cost: none

Where:
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange , NJ  07079
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Sponsor: Seton Hall University
Telephone: (973)275-2483
Contact Name: Child Learning Lab
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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Masks have been worn for centuries for amusement, deception, or protection. Explore a wide variety of masks spanning many decades and continents and see how mankind has been transformed by this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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Hadrosaurus returns to New Jersey just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation by the State Legislature as the official dinosaur of New Jersey! As the world’s first nearly...

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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St. Ambrose School will have an open house on Sunday January 25, 2015. Come see all we have to offer students age 3 through grade 8 including our new Toddler Time for ages 18 months to 3 years....

Cost: no cost

Where:
St. Ambrose School
81 Throckmorton Lane
Old Bridge, NJ  08857
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Sponsor: St. Ambrose School
Telephone: 732-679-4700
Contact Name: Dr. Theodore Kadela
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The New Jersey Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker is THE Nutcracker to see if you have Children. This Nutcracker is fully narrated and abridged so children and adults of all ages can enjoy. The ballet is...

Cost: $10-$16

Where:
, NJ

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

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

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Ryan Hyman
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This December treat yourself to a visit to Christmas past with a tour of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM). Guided tours of the seasonally decorated period rooms will be offered each...

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

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

Cost: 15

Where:
, NJ

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

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

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Karen Hollywood
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The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick. Renowned Stratford Festival...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
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Create a Holiday Centerpiece with the Neshanic Garden Club at Somerset County Library System of NJ's Hillsborough Library branch More information:...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ Hillsborough Library branch
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ  08844
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Relax and enjoy some tasty seasonal snacks while making some great gifts to give to friends or family at Somerset County Library System of NJ's Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch More...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch
64 Washington Street
Rocky Hill, NJ  08553
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Every Friday evening November 28-December 24 Candlelight Shopping features unique gift ideas and exciting in-store holiday events; as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, live holiday entertainment...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Downtown Haddonfield
Kings Highway
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
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Punch, kick, jab, and shout with out Kickboxing for kids program.

Cost: member $136, nonmember $161

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

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All pre-school children between the ages of 1 and 5 years can now share the sport of gymnastics as a family during OPEN GYM. Create a memory together as your child shows off the newest skills they...

Cost: $5.00 to $7.00

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
369 South Avenue East
westfield, NJ  07090
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Telephone: 908-447-6369
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Have you seen New Jerseys largest Christmas Tree is located in Cranbury New Jersey> It has more lights than the Rockefeller Center Tree! Standing at 36 feet tall is has over 46,000 lights! The...

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

Where:
Cranbury New Jersey
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Tis the Season to Hang and Shop with Santa at the Shoppes At Hamilton! December 17, 2014 – Party Starts at 6pm! FYI Girlfriends - there is no Fee to hang with Santa! 1st Stop - Santa’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
Shoppes At Hamilton
Route 130 North Bound
Hamilton, NJ  08961
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Sponsor: Shoppes At Hamilton
Telephone: 609-516-9306
Contact Name: April Sette
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Westfield Community Players (WCP) will be holding auditions for its March, 2015 production, "A Thousand Clowns" on Mon. Dec. 15 and Wed. Dec. 17, 2014 from 7:00-9:30pm. It is being directed by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Westfield Community Players
1000 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ  07090
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Sponsor: Westfield Community Players
Telephone: 908.232.9568
Contact Name: Steve Lemenille
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Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported...

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Telephone: 973.376.4343
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Wanda Petronski lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn't be too much of a problem if she didn't...

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

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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Today’s headlines are brought to life in this dynamic, 25-minute performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts. Featuring three engaging actors who play...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Sarah Fergus
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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

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

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
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Trace the evolution of the guitar through the centuries. Experiment with the science of sound and jam on our playables. Featured items include the world’s largest guitar, the world’s...

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

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

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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The Rahway Branch is offering an Early Bird Winter Program Registration! We know you're busy this time of year and want to make it easier to register. Register in person or online at...

Cost: Varies by Program

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language and come take a free trial class in French, Spanish, or Chinese. Languages for Tots 6M-3Y Languages for Children 3-9Y. 596...

Cost: Free

Where:
Language Workshop for Children
Various Locations
, NJ
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Sponsor: Language Workshop for Children
Telephone: 800-731-0830
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During the month of December, Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will journey through five rooms to discover the decorative styles of...

Cost: $6-10

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

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

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is hosting an open house 12/15-12/20. Take a Swim*, Shoot Some Hoops*, Tour the Newly Renovated 16,938 Square Feet, Spend Quality Family Time, Membership...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
401 South Avenue East
Westfield, NJ  07090
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is completing $3.4 million, 16,938 square feet of renovations and is offer $0 Joiner's Fees thru 1/31. Visit today for a tour to see what we have to offer!...

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights program is returning this winter. Visitors will be granted free admission. In-kind donations of canned goods, toys, and pet food are...

Cost: $9/adult, $7/child

Where:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
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Telephone: 973-731-5800
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Learn about figure drawing with Laurie Harden.

Cost: see website

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: kelli cheval
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Watch in wonderment as over 100 Christmas Trees magically floating on our very own Lake Meone and light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show of lights and music played out across...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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Monster Mini Golf, located on Route 304 in Nanuet, will host a cozy winter Pajama Party on December 18th from 6 – 9pm to raise awareness and donations for the Hudson Valley Chapter of The Pajama...

Cost: $6.00

Where:
Monster Mini Golf
33 Route 304
Nanuet, NY  10954
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Live Nation is proud to announce the return of the Holiday Lights Spectacular to the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach for the 2014 holiday season. The 2.5 mile drive through light display will...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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Learn the ins and outs of painting and drawing with Abby McBride.

Cost: see website

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: kelli cheval
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Come celebrate the 3rd night of the festival of lights! Bring your Chanukiah and candles as we say the blessings and light our Chanukiahs. We will have arts and crafts projects and entertainment...

Cost: $30/Immediate family or $10/child, $5/adult

Where:
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center
775 Talamini Rd.
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Telephone: 908.725.6994
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Have you seen New Jerseys largest Christmas Tree is located in Cranbury New Jersey> It has more lights than the Rockefeller Center Tree! Standing at 36 feet tall is has over 46,000 lights! The...

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

Where:
Cranbury New Jersey
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
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Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
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Gift Making: Make Your Own Fleece Blanket at Somerset County Library System of NJ's Peapack & Gladstone Library branch, located at the Municipal Complex on School Road, on Thursday, December 18,...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ Peapack & Gladstone Library branch
Municipal Complex on School Road
Peapack, NJ  07977
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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201.200.1000
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Skylands Stadium will hold a spectacular drive-through Christmas Light Show every weekend throughout the holiday season. Drive through one mile of spectacular light sculptures set to joyous music...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Art & Soul Galleries offers a BYOB painting class every Thursday and Friday evening from 7-9PM. All materials are included. Just bring your friends and your favorite drink and enjoy a relaxing...

Cost: $22

Where:
Art & Soul Galleries
128 Chestnut Street
Roselle Park, NJ  07204
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Sponsor: Art & Soul Galleries
Telephone: 908-245-5900
Contact Name: Megan Connelly
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Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported...

Cost: $28 - $99

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


Telephone: 973.376.4343
Website »

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Wanda Petronski lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn't be too much of a problem if she didn't...

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

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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See Duke & legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski take on the reigning National Champion UConn Huskies. UConn & Duke have met just nine times on the basketball court with Duke leading the series 5-4, but...

Cost: $65 - $125

Where:
IZOD Center
50 State Route 120
East Rutherford, NJ  07073
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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

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

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

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
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The annual tradition returns in this seasonal favorite that enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, a full orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday...

Cost: $25–59

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-539-8008
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Inspired by the classic American film, It's a Wonderful Life, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five...

Cost: $15/person

Where:
Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ
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Telephone: 732-499-8226
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"Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World" traces the instrument's evolution from 3,000 BCE to the present. Explore 60+ rare instruments such as early Fenders and Martins, then experiment with...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Is your child under the age of 5? Participate in a developmental study with your child at the Seton Hall University Child Learning Lab! Participating is easy and fun and is just like playing a game...

Cost: none

Where:
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange , NJ  07079
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Sponsor: Seton Hall University
Telephone: (973)275-2483
Contact Name: Child Learning Lab
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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...

Cost: 10 classes, $170

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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United Way Caregivers Coalition holds monthly meetings in Somerset County that are open to the public. These meetings offer education, resources, support, and ideas while also helping caregivers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Shimon & Sara Birnbaum JCC
775 Talamini Rd
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
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Sponsor: United Way of Northern New Jersey
Telephone: 908-253-6534
Contact Name: Stephanie Howland
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Opening Aug. 30th to commenmorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. The exhibt explores the extinction passenger pigeons, a species that numbered in the...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

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

Cost: $20/child per session

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

Cost: free with Admission

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

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
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This invitational exhibition features innovative works created by LEGO© artists, architects, and engineers who use LEGO brand building bricks to create some incredible art and architecture....

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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This perennial favorite is sure to delight train enthusiasts of all ages as they marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Holiday favorites include "Thomas the...

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

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

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

Cost: Museum Admission

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

Cost: no cost

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

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Home School Days Third Thursday of the month, 12–2 p.m. $18 per family/$6 Family-level members and above Please RSVP to tours@montclairartmuseum.org or purchase tickets online at...

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

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Art Museum
Telephone: 973-259-5137
Contact Name: Michael Sable
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Young Central New Jersey Ballerina Lives Her Dream HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – November XX, 2014 – At a large dance studio in Hillsborough, the director of the ballet claps her hands together....

Cost: 15

Where:
, NJ

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

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

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Ryan Hyman
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The New Jersey Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker is THE Nutcracker to see if you have Children. This Nutcracker is fully narrated and abridged so children and adults of all ages can enjoy. The ballet is...

Cost: $10-$16

Where:
, NJ

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This December treat yourself to a visit to Christmas past with a tour of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM). Guided tours of the seasonally decorated period rooms will be offered each...

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

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Ave
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Karen Hollywood
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On Sunday December 7th kick off the holiday season at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM). Guided tours of the seasonally decorated period rooms will be offered throughout the afternoon...

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

Where:
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-538-2404
Contact Name: Karen Hollywood
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The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick. Renowned Stratford Festival...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
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Decorate holiday cookies at Somerset County Library System of NJ's Manville Library branch. All supplies will be provided. More information:...

Cost: Free

Where:
SCLSNJ Manville Library branch
100 South 10th Avenue
Manville, NJ  08835
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Every Friday evening November 28-December 24 Candlelight Shopping features unique gift ideas and exciting in-store holiday events; as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, live holiday entertainment...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Downtown Haddonfield
Kings Highway
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
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All pre-school children between the ages of 1 and 5 years can now share the sport of gymnastics as a family during OPEN GYM. Create a memory together as your child shows off the newest skills they...

Cost: $5.00 to $7.00

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
369 South Avenue East
westfield, NJ  07090
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Telephone: 908-447-6369
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Today’s headlines are brought to life in this dynamic, 25-minute performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts. Featuring three engaging actors who play...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Sarah Fergus
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is hosting an open house 12/15-12/20. Take a Swim*, Shoot Some Hoops*, Tour the Newly Renovated 16,938 Square Feet, Spend Quality Family Time, Membership...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Rahway Branch is offering an Early Bird Winter Program Registration! We know you're busy this time of year and want to make it easier to register. Register in person or online at...

Cost: Varies by Program

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

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

Cost: Free with admission.

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

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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Is your child under the age of 5? Participate in a developmental study with your child at the Seton Hall University Child Learning Lab! Participating is easy and fun and is just like playing a game...

Cost: none

Where:
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange , NJ  07079
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Sponsor: Seton Hall University
Telephone: (973)275-2483
Contact Name: Child Learning Lab
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Opening Aug. 30th to commenmorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. The exhibt explores the extinction passenger pigeons, a species that numbered in the...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton , NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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Is your child artsy, bored, not being challenged, or just not a sporty kid? Appel Farm Arts and Music Center’s 4 week art classes begin 11/17 featuring a wide range of classes including pet...

Cost: $55-$80

Where:
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Rd
Elmer , NJ  08318
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Sponsor: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Telephone: 856-358-2472
Contact Name: Audrey Angeloni
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The sights and sounds of the season will greet you when you come on a tour of Thomas Edison’s home during “Holidays at Glenmont,” starting on November 28, 2014 and continuing through January...

Cost: free with Admission

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550
Contact Name: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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Express Yourself Studios offers a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning workshop 10am-12pm (on the hour)for toddlers. Children ages 2-5 are invited to play with paint, pinch...

Cost: $20/child per session

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

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
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Looking for something fresh and exciting to do this Friday Night? Then come to Mennen Sports Arena and skate the night away! DJ Earl will be playing the newest hits and some of your favorite...

Cost: $7 admission, $3.50 skate rental

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

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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This perennial favorite is sure to delight train enthusiasts of all ages as they marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Holiday favorites include "Thomas the...

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

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

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

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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Rock out at Liberty Science Center with this new exhibit from the National Guitar Museum. Make music at instrument "play" stations, try out custom video games, and see the...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Trace the evolution of the guitar through the centuries. Experiment with the science of sound and jam on our playables. Featured items include the world’s largest guitar, the world’s...

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Language Workshop for Children
Various Locations
, NJ
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Sponsor: Language Workshop for Children
Telephone: 800-731-0830
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During the month of December, Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will journey through five rooms to discover the decorative styles of...

Cost: $6-10

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

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

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Hadrosaurus returns to New Jersey just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation by the State Legislature as the official dinosaur of New Jersey! As the world’s first nearly...

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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St. Ambrose School will have an open house on Sunday January 25, 2015. Come see all we have to offer students age 3 through grade 8 including our new Toddler Time for ages 18 months to 3 years....

Cost: no cost

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

Cost: Free-$6

Where:
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 848-932-7237
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Young Central New Jersey Ballerina Lives Her Dream HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – November XX, 2014 – At a large dance studio in Hillsborough, the director of the ballet claps her hands together....

Cost: 15

Where:
, NJ

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The New Jersey Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker is THE Nutcracker to see if you have Children. This Nutcracker is fully narrated and abridged so children and adults of all ages can enjoy. The ballet is...

Cost: $10-$16

Where:
, NJ

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Cost: FREE

Where:
World of Wings
1775 Windsor Rd.
Teaneck, NJ  07666
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The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick. Renowned Stratford Festival...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
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Circuit training class for members and nonmembers.

Cost: member $159, nonmember $179

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

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Circuit training class for members and nonmembers.

Cost: member $159, nonmember $179

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

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

Cost: Free to attend

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

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All pre-school children between the ages of 1 and 5 years can now share the sport of gymnastics as a family during OPEN GYM. Create a memory together as your child shows off the newest skills they...

Cost: $5.00 to $7.00

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
369 South Avenue East
westfield, NJ  07090
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Telephone: 908-447-6369
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Enjoy a well-deserved break from the rigors of 24/7 parenthood with our Kid's Night Out program. While you recharge with some precious "me" time, we'll keep your kids active and entertained with a...

Cost: memeber$19, nonmember $24

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

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

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

Where:
Cranbury New Jersey
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Skylands Stadium will hold a spectacular drive-through Christmas Light Show every weekend throughout the holiday season. Drive through one mile of spectacular light sculptures set to joyous music...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Telephone: 973-383-7644
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Join us for a magical evening of family fun as we welcome Santa Claus to the City of Camden during the 4th Annual Camden Holiday Parade on Friday, December 19th! The parade begins at Broadway &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Sponsor: Camden Children's Garden
Telephone: 856-365-8733
Contact Name: Andrew
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Learn the fundamentals of drawing with Laurie Harden.

Cost: see website

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
Contact Name: kelli cheval
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Dress in your princess best for games, crafts and a tea party with Elsa and Anna.

Cost: $60

Where:
Parteaz
1860 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, NJ
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Telephone: 973-447-0616
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American Repertory Ballet presents the annual return of The Nutcracker this holiday season! The lush Victorian-era production features Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score performed with a live...

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

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

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

Cost: $9/adult, $7/child

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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Live Nation is proud to announce the return of the Holiday Lights Spectacular to the PNC Bank Arts Center and Jones Beach for the 2014 holiday season. The 2.5 mile drive through light display will...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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

Cost: $15/child, includes harness

Where:
Elite Climbing
67 Old Kings Highway
Maple Shade, NJ  08052
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Telephone: 856-273-1370
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Parents, you can drop off your kids and enjoy an evening out or stay and watch your kids climb to the top. Children will have the opportunity to start climbing or continue their love for...

Cost: $15

Where:
Elite Climbing
67 Old Kings Highway
Maple Shade, NJ  08052
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Telephone: 856-273-1370
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Join a woodland gathering around the campfire to experience the historical and ceremonial aspects of the winter solstice. Enjoy hot cider and roasted marshmallows.

Cost: $8/person

Where:
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
247 Southern Blvd.
Chatham, NJ
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Telephone: 973.635.6629
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Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
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Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
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Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The...

Cost: $40–160/person

Where:
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NJ  10001
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Telephone: (212) 465-6741
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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
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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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Inspired by the classic American film, It's a Wonderful Life, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five...

Cost: $15/person

Where:
Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ
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Telephone: 732-499-8226
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Art & Soul Galleries offers a BYOB painting class every Thursday and Friday evening from 7-9PM. All materials are included. Just bring your friends and your favorite drink and enjoy a relaxing...

Cost: $22

Where:
Art & Soul Galleries
128 Chestnut Street
Roselle Park, NJ  07204
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Sponsor: Art & Soul Galleries
Telephone: 908-245-5900
Contact Name: Megan Connelly
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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201.200.1000
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The annual tradition returns in this seasonal favorite that enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, a full orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday...

Cost: $25–59

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-539-8008
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Sussex County’s professional theatre company presents a unique and entertaining production of the Charles Dickens’ great tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly visits of Past, Present...

Cost: $23–28/person

Where:
Bickford Theatre
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973.971.3706
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The creation of the first Rutgers Junior Knights Dance Team is for dancers and cheerleaders from ages 8 - 18. There are two groups divided by age. The Jr. Preps are ages 8 to12 and the Jr. Pros...

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
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The New Jersey Youth Ballet magically transports you to the Land of the Sweets in this hour-long, fully narrated version of the classic ballet—the perfect holiday treat for the whole family....

Cost: $16/adult, $14/child

Where:
Kelsey Theatre at MCCC
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ
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Telephone: (609) 570-3333
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Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported...

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Telephone: 973.376.4343
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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at 7pm Saturday, Dec. 20 at 1pm & 4pm Sunday, Dec. 21 at 1pm & 4pm The New Jersey Youth Ballet magically transports you to The Land of The Sweets in this hour-long, fully...

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

Where:
The Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ  08550
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Sponsor: The Kelsey Theatre
Telephone: 609-570-3333
Contact Name: M. Kitty Getlik
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Indoor Auto Racing returns to the Sun National Bank Center for the second running of the Battle of Trenton Indoor Auto Race on Friday, December 19 & Saturday, December 20. See purpose built race...

Cost: $20, $25, $30 (Additional fees may apply)

Where:
Sun National Bank Center
81 Hamilton Ave
Trenton, NJ  08611
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Telephone: 609-656-3200
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First Roots Music Studio is offering the convenience of Drop N' Shop for the holidays! Your children will have a blast enjoying holiday themes. Their evening will start with musical games and...

Cost: $25/child

Where:
First Roots Music Studio
109 South Main Street
Manville, NJ  08835
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Sponsor: First Roots Music Studio
Telephone: 908-552-9338
Contact Name: Jennifer Esposito
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ARB’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition since 1964. The current production (2010-present) is directed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin. It features the original Party and Dream Battle...

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

Where:
State Theater NJ
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Wanda Petronski lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn't be too much of a problem if she didn't...

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

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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ARB's Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition since 1964, when the company, then known as Princeton Regional Ballet, under the direction of founder Audrée Estey, began to perform the ballet...

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

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Sponsor: American Repertory Ballet
Telephone: (732) 249-1254
Contact Name: Alexis Branagan
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One of the many activities sponsored by The Folk Project. Held virtually every Friday evening, except around Christmas and when we're at Getaway. Second Friday is usually Open Stage. Evening...

Cost: Adults $9; 12 and under free

Where:
Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: The Folk Project
Telephone: 973-335-9489
Contact Name: Mike Agranoff, Minstrel Chair
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Today’s headlines are brought to life in this dynamic, 25-minute performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts. Featuring three engaging actors who play...

Cost: FREE with museum admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Sarah Fergus
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Rock out at Liberty Science Center with this new exhibit from the National Guitar Museum. Make music at instrument "play" stations, try out custom video games, and see the...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Trace the evolution of the guitar through the centuries. Experiment with the science of sound and jam on our playables. Featured items include the world’s largest guitar, the world’s...

Cost: $19.75/adult, $14.75/child

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Language Workshop for Children
Various Locations
, NJ
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Sponsor: Language Workshop for Children
Telephone: 800-731-0830
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Children will get into the holiday spirit when they decorate their own gingerbread house with candy canes, gum drops, and more at this popular annual event. There will be two sessions: 10:00 am...

Cost: $20 (one adult & one child); $5 each additional adult

Where:
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ  07083
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Sponsor: Liberty Hall Museum
Telephone: 908-527-0400
Contact Name: Lacey Bongard
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Holiday Light Show.. 5:30 – 8:30pm Watch in wonderment as over 100 Christmas Trees magically float on our very own Lake Meone and light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is hosting an open house 12/15-12/20. Take a Swim*, Shoot Some Hoops*, Tour the Newly Renovated 16,938 Square Feet, Spend Quality Family Time, Membership...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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The Rahway Branch is offering an Early Bird Winter Program Registration! We know you're busy this time of year and want to make it easier to register. Register in person or online at...

Cost: Varies by Program

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA
Elizabeth - Rahway - Union
www.tgfymca.org
, NJ
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 908-355-9622
Contact Name: The Gateway Family YMCA
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In I Explore, children ages 2 to 5 (with their grown-ups) learn about themselves and their world in a safe, stimulating and engaging interactive environment designed especially for them....

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

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Monthly Seminar for first time home buyers. Bring all of your questions about the process of purchasing a home. I can also be reached via email kcharne@jerseymortgage.com

Cost: Free

Where:
All of NJ
, NJ


Sponsor: Kimberly Charne, Jersey Mortgage Company
Telephone: 917-968-9823
Contact Name: Kimberly Charne
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Are you in need of child care when your child has off from school? Surgent’s Elite offers half day and full day vacation care. Children learn gymnastics, play games, craft and much more! Current...

Cost: $35 to $55 per day

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

Cost: $10

Where:
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Sponsor: Morris County Park Commission
Telephone: 973.326.7603
Contact Name: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
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The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch is completing $3.4 million, 16,938 square feet of renovations and is offer $0 Joiner's Fees thru 1/31. Visit today for a tour to see what we have to offer!...

Cost: Varies by Membership

Where:
The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ  07065
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Sponsor: The Gateway Family YMCA
Telephone: 732-388-0057
Contact Name: Welcome Center
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"Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World" traces the instrument's evolution from 3,000 BCE to the present. Explore 60+ rare instruments such as early Fenders and Martins, then experiment with...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Enjoy a buffet breakfast and picture with Santa at Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light. Reservations required. Call 609.652.0544. Historic Smithville has over 60 shoppes, 7 eateries, lodging at the...

Cost: $ Fee

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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December is the time to visit the Environmental Education Center and get into the holiday spirit. The Festival of Trees is an indoor exhibit of decorated trees by various community groups and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ
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Telephone: 908-766-2489
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Don’t miss our Live Music Series, presented by the new exhibition, "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World." Enjoy performances by rock, jazz, blues, classical, and kindie bands in an...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City, NJ  07305
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Sponsor: Liberty Science Center
Telephone: 201-200-1000
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Opening Aug. 30th to commenmorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. The exhibt explores the extinction passenger pigeons, a species that numbered in the...

Cost: Suggested admission $5 for adults

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton , NJ  08625
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Telephone: 609-292-6464
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10 Saturdays, October 4 – December 20, 10AM-12PM Ages 6-10

Cost: -

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Cost: Free with cost of General Admission

Where:
World of Wings
1775 Windsor Rd.
Teaneck, NJ  07666
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St. Ambrose School will have an open house on Sunday January 25, 2015. Come see all we have to offer students age 3 through grade 8 including our new Toddler Time for ages 18 months to 3 years....

Cost: no cost

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

Cost: Suggested museum admission is $5 per adult

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

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

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

Cost: Free-$6

Where:
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 848-932-7237
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The Hilton Short Hills & My Fairytale Party invite you to a Sugarplum Fairy Tea featuring the Ice Queen & Ice Sister Princess! Adults & Children enjoy an afternoon with singing, dancing, craft...

Cost: $50 per child, $40 per adult

Where:
Hilton Short Hills
41 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ  07078
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Sponsor: My Fairytale Party
Telephone: 973-912-4756
Contact Name: Stacia Papasavas
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The New Jersey Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker is THE Nutcracker to see if you have Children. This Nutcracker is fully narrated and abridged so children and adults of all ages can enjoy. The ballet is...

Cost: $10-$16

Where:
, NJ

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Young Central New Jersey Ballerina Lives Her Dream HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – November XX, 2014 – At a large dance studio in Hillsborough, the director of the ballet claps her hands together....

Cost: 15

Where:
, NJ

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ARB’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition since 1964. The current production (2010-present) is directed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin. It features the original Party and Dream Battle...

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

Where:
State Theater NJ
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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ARB's Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition since 1964, when the company, then known as Princeton Regional Ballet, under the direction of founder Audrée Estey, began to perform the ballet...

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

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Sponsor: American Repertory Ballet
Telephone: (732) 249-1254
Contact Name: Alexis Branagan
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The story that inspired Disney’s Frozen comes to life in a magical holiday production by the Princeton Youth Ballet. The production begins with best friends Gerda and Kai living happily in...

Cost: $20 for adults and $15 for children

Where:
Princeton High School Performing Arts Center
151 Moore St
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Telephone: 1-800-838-3006
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Celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the light by making candles with the Teacher-Naturalists! We will create hand-dipped candles, sand candles, and molded candles. Learn how to shape...

Cost: Per person: $10 members/$15 non-members

Where:
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ  08534
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Telephone: 609-737-7592
Contact Name: Maryann Polefka
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American Repertory Ballet presents the annual return of The Nutcracker this holiday season! The lush Victorian-era production features Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score performed with a live...

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

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

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

Cost: $8

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

Cost: $8

Where:
Studio Playhouse
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
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Sponsor: Studio Players
Telephone: 973-744-9752
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Skylands Stadium will hold a spectacular drive-through Christmas Light Show every weekend throughout the holiday season. Drive through one mile of spectacular light sculptures set to joyous music...

Cost: $20 per carload

Where:
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ  07822
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Telephone: 973-383-7644
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The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights program is returning this winter. Visitors will be granted free admission. In-kind donations of canned goods, toys, and pet food are...

Cost: $9/adult, $7/child

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

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
PNC Bank Arts Center & Jones Beach
, NJ


Sponsor: Buydig.com

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

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

Where:
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ  07720
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Sponsor: Two River Theater
Telephone: 732.345.1400
Contact Name: Courtney Perez
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Watch in wonderment as over 100 Christmas Trees magically floating on our very own Lake Meone and light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show of lights and music played out across...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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Discover the stars visible in the winter sky. Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system when a friendly alien kidnaps him. The kids on the other planets need presents too, you know!

Cost: $7 per person

Where:
Planetarium at Raritan Valley College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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The Princesses of Wonderland gather for a Christmas party in the North Pole, only to find that Santa and the elves are missing - and Captain Hook and his Pirates might be to blame. Tinker Bell to...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Drive
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Plainfield Symphony Celebrates its 95th Season The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will continue to dazzle audiences with a spectacular 95th Season, led by its esteemed conductor Charles Prince, with...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave
Plainfield , NJ  07060
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Sponsor: The Plainfield Symphony
Telephone: 908-561-5140
Contact Name: Peter Lomonaco
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Join the Union High School Performing Arts Company as they bring a little holiday spirit to Union Township with their production of A Christmas Carol: In Concert, on December 20th, 2014 starring...

Cost: $14

Where:
Union High School
2350 North Third Street
Union, NJ  07083
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MAM Family Art Adventure Third Saturday of the Month 2–3 p.m. $15 per family/$6 Family-level members and above Come to MAM for an hour-log, drop-in gallery program for children 5 and up and...

Cost: $15 per family/ $6 Family level members and above

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Art Museum
Telephone: 973-746-5555
Contact Name: Catherine Mastrangelo
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The 2014 season concludes with the Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick. Renowned Stratford Festival...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940
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Sponsor: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Telephone: 973-408-5600
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The creation of the first Rutgers Junior Knights Dance Team is for dancers and cheerleaders from ages 8 - 18. There are two groups divided by age. The Jr. Preps are ages 8 to12 and the Jr. Pros...

Cost: $150 Registration Fee

Where:
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Sponsor: The Junior Knights Dance Team
Telephone: 732.341.1765
Contact Name: Lou Jacobs
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Small Factory has partnered with Speech Start to host "Afternoons Out for Special Learners" this December!  The events offer parents special opportunities to shop or find some time for R&R during...

Cost: $40 per child $30 sibling discount

Where:
Small Factory Productions
560 River Road Suite C
Fair Haven, NJ  07704
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Sponsor: Small Factory Productions
Telephone: 732-212-1088
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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Winter presents a variety of identification challenges for the birder. Many of the birds we see have recently arrived and are here only during the winter months. Join us for a fun afternoon in...

Cost: $5 per person members; $7 per person non-members

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Plainsboro, NJ  08512
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Telephone: 609-897-9400

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Music at the Museum features a special Saturday concert with the Young Artists Program on December 20, at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Future concerts are scheduled for the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Telephone: 848-932-7237
Contact Name: Theresa Watson
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MAM Family Art Adventure Third Saturday of the Month 2–3 p.m. $15 per family/$6 Family-level members and above Come to MAM for an hour-log, drop-in gallery program for children 5 and up and...

Cost: $15 per family/ $6 Family level members and above

Where:
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Art Museum
Telephone: 973-259-5137
Contact Name: Michael Sable
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Are you going through a divorce? Are you required by the court to take parenting classes? Look no further. Court approved quality parenting classes LIVE. Don't trust the online classes. Call today...

Cost: 50

Where:
Authentic Parenting
53 Paterson Street, 2nd Floor
New Brunswick , NJ  08901
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Telephone: 732-763-2576
Contact Name: Anna Seewald, MEd, MPsy
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Bring the kids to the Physick Estate on weekends for a ride around Cape May with stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus. Santa will greet children with a sweet in the Carriage House. Advance...

Cost: $8

Where:
Carriage House at the Physick Estate
1048 Washington St
Cape May, NJ
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Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Listen to holiday hits such as "Wizards in Winter", "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree", and "Dominick the Donkey".

Cost: $7 per person

Where:
Planetarium at Raritan Valley College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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Discover the stars and constellations we can see tonight.

Cost: $7 per person

Where:
Planetarium at Raritan Valley College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, NJ  08876
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Sponsor: Planetarium/RVCC
Telephone: 908-231-8805
Contact Name: Amie Gallagher
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ARB’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition since 1964. The current production (2010-present) is directed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin. It features the original Party and Dream Battle...

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

Where:
State Theater NJ
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Every Friday evening November 28-December 24 Candlelight Shopping features unique gift ideas and exciting in-store holiday events; as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, live holiday entertainment...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Downtown Haddonfield
Kings Highway
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
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All pre-school children between the ages of 1 and 5 years can now share the sport of gymnastics as a family during OPEN GYM. Create a memory together as your child shows off the newest skills they...

Cost: $5.00 to $7.00

Where:
Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics
369 South Avenue East
westfield, NJ  07090
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Telephone: 908-447-6369
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The New Jersey Youth Ballet magically transports you to the Land of the Sweets in this hour-long, fully narrated version of the classic ballet—the perfect holiday treat for the whole family....

Cost: $16/adult, $14/child

Where:
Kelsey Theatre at MCCC
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ
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Telephone: (609) 570-3333
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ARB's Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition since 1964, when the company, then known as Princeton Regional Ballet, under the direction of founder Audrée Estey, began to perform the ballet...

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

Where:
State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Sponsor: American Repertory Ballet
Telephone: (732) 249-1254
Contact Name: Alexis Branagan
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Christmas In The Land Of Oz Adapted by Tamara Tudor. From the book by L. Frank Baum Directed by Laura Byrne-Cristiano Dorothy, back in Kansas with Christmas only a few days away, sees her Aunt...

Cost: $8

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

Cost: Free Donations accepted to benefit local food banks

Where:
Cranbury New Jersey
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at 7pm Saturday, Dec. 20 at 1pm & 4pm Sunday, Dec. 21 at 1pm & 4pm The New Jersey Youth Ballet magically transports you to The Land of The Sweets in this hour-long, fully...

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

Where:
The Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ  08550
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Sponsor: The Kelsey Theatre
Telephone: 609-570-3333
Contact Name: M. Kitty Getlik
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Indoor Auto Racing returns to the Sun National Bank Center for the second running of the Battle of Trenton Indoor Auto Race on Friday, December 19 & Saturday, December 20. See purpose built race...

Cost: $20, $25, $30 (Additional fees may apply)

Where:
Sun National Bank Center
81 Hamilton Ave
Trenton, NJ  08611
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Telephone: 609-656-3200
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Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported...

Cost: $28 - $99

Where:
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ  07041
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Telephone: 973.376.4343
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This Christmas Light Show is a family tradition at the Jersey Shore. The show combines impressive displays of lighting, fog, and pyrotechnics and synchronizes them to powerful concert quality...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Christmas Show House
2702 Woolley Road
Wall Township, NJ  07719
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Sponsor: dj Dan
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In celebration of Kwanzaa, the revered African-American a cappella women’s ensemble performs blues, jazz, gospel and R&B, with excursions into symphonic and dance theater. Sweet Honey in the Rock...

Cost: $29- $69

Where:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Prudential Hall
1 Center St
Newark, NJ  07102
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Sponsor: New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Telephone: 188-846-65722
Contact Name: Josh Balber
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Wanda Petronski lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn't be too much of a problem if she didn't...

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

Where:
The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave
Summit, NJ  07901
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One of many activities sponsored by The Folk Project. Held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Dance to caller and live band! Beginners' workshop at 7:30 pm. No partner necessary. This event...

Cost: Adults $10, students $5

Where:
First Presbyterian Church
Parish House
14 Hanover Road
East Hanover, NJ  07936
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Sponsor: The Folk Project
Telephone: 973-295-6864
Contact Name: Gloria
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Sussex County’s professional theatre company presents a unique and entertaining production of the Charles Dickens’ great tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly visits of Past, Present...

Cost: $23–28/person

Where:
Bickford Theatre
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973.971.3706
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Merry Christmas!! Design your own card to exchange this holiday season!

Cost: Free with general admission.

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

Cost: free with Admission

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main St
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Telephone: 973-736-0550
Contact Name: Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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When the weather gets cold, numerous species of waterfowl head to the park. Join us for a walk along the river to see which birds have arrived for the winter. Please dress for the weather 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 Staff
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town!!! Join us for a holiday visit from Santa himself! Come have a magical breakfast with Santa Claus including bagels, juice and coffee! Sit on Santa's lap and tell him...

Cost: $15.99 per child, $13.99 per adult

Where:
Imagine That!!!
4 Vreeland Road
Florham Park, NJ  07932
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Telephone: 973-966-8000
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The annual tradition returns in this seasonal favorite that enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, a full orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday...

Cost: $25–59

Where:
Mayo Performing Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ
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Telephone: 973-539-8008
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Is your child artsy, bored, not being challenged, or just not a sporty kid? Appel Farm Arts and Music Center’s 4 week art classes begin 11/17 featuring a wide range of classes including pet...

Cost: $55-$80

Where:
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Rd
Elmer , NJ  08318
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Sponsor: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Telephone: 856-358-2472
Contact Name: Audrey Angeloni
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Come Learn about C.S.A. (Community Supported Agriculture) FREE INFO-CHILDREN WELCOME Come learn about the sorting process, and about Non-GMO organic choices for you and your family! ORGANIC...

Cost: COME FOR FREE INFO half share - $26 Full share - $52

Where:
Lincroft NJ
1475 W Front Street
rear building - rear door facing woods
Lincroft, NJ  07738
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Sponsor: Purple Dragon Co Op - Lincroft site
Telephone: 732 500 4949
Contact Name: Lori
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Express Yourself Studios offers a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning workshop 10am-12pm (on the hour)for toddlers. Children ages 2-5 are invited to play with paint, pinch...

Cost: $20/child per session

Where:
Express Yourself Studios
1877 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, NJ  07040
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Sponsor: Express Yourself Studios
Telephone: 973-763-5256
Contact Name: Simone
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Are you ordered by the court to take parenting classes? Look no further. Authentic Parenting offers quality, easy to follow, affordable parenting classes. We do everything to accommodate you....

Cost: affordable

Where:
Authentic Parenting
5 ELM ROW, SUITE 111
New Brunswick , NJ  08901
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Telephone: 732-763-2576
Contact Name: Anna Seewald, MEd, MPsy
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Children of all ages - Come visit Santa and have your picture taken! Santa will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., every weekend preceding Christmas, Saturdays and Sundays: December 7,...

Cost: $5.00 per photo, donation

Where:
The Little White House (Santa House)
George's Liquors
114 Rte. 46 W. & Netcong Rd.
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Sponsor: Kiwanis Club of Mount Olive Township
Telephone: 973-770-3575
Contact Name: Richard J. Moore, Jr.
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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic shows a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs navigating the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating,...

Cost: $25.75/adult, 19.75/child

Where:
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
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Telephone: 201.200.1000
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What exactly are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from? What can they tell us about Earth and the origins of our Solar System? The Newark Museum is pleased to host Great...

Cost: free w/suggested admission

Where:
Newark Museum
49 Washington Ave
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 973- 596-6560
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Looking for something to do with the kids this holiday season? Look no further, we have just the thing! Come join New York Sports Clubs for Kids's first ever carnival! We will be having games,...

Cost: Members $10 per child and Nonmembers $15 per child

Where:
New York Sports Club
39 West Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Telephone: 973.577.8001
Contact Name: Ashley
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This invitational exhibition features innovative works created by LEGO© artists, architects, and engineers who use LEGO brand building bricks to create some incredible art and architecture....

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ  07960
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This perennial favorite is sure to delight train enthusiasts of all ages as they marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Holiday favorites include "Thomas the...

Cost: Free With Museum Admission

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

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Participate in a guided art project. Create paintings inspired by famous artists (O’Keeffe, Van Gogh, Warhol, etc.) using a mix of mediums (acrylics, watercolor, and pastels) and other projects...

Cost: $20

Where:
Express Yourself Studios
1877 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, NJ  07040
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Sponsor: Express Yourself Studios
Telephone: 973-763-5256
Contact Name: Simone
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Coming to Two River Theater in Red Bank this Holiday Season! Three beloved stories by Eric Carle —The Mixed-Up Chameleon, Little Cloud and The Very Hungry Caterpillar — are retold on stage...

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

Where:
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ  07720
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Sponsor: Two River Theater
Telephone: 732.345.1400
Contact Name: Courtney Perez
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The Princesses of Wonderland gather for a Christmas party in the North Pole, only to find that Santa and the elves are missing - and Captain Hook and his Pirates might be to blame. Tinker Bell to...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Drive
Budd Lake, NJ  07828
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Masks have been worn for centuries for amusement, deception, or protection. Explore a wide variety of masks spanning many decades and continents and see how mankind has been transformed by this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd
Morristown, NJ  07960
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Telephone: 973-971-3700
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Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to Tenafly Nature...

Cost: Members FREE/Non-members $5 per child

Where:
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Avenue
Tenafly, NJ  07670
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Inspired by the classic American film, It's a Wonderful Life, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five...

Cost: $15/person

Where:
Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ
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Telephone: 732-499-8226
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