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The Mosa Social - Bottomless Brunch

Poster for Mosa Social Bottomless Brunch at Piazza di Roma

Where: Piazza di Roma – 02/03/2019 - 12/29/2019
Details: The Mosa Social is the bottomless brunch experience you have been yearning for. So grab your sexy “I woke up like this” outfit and stop by.


Celebrate the Ultimate Sweet Sixteen at Piazza di Roma

Piazza DiRoma Sweet 16 dining room

Where: Piazza di Roma – 07/01/2019 - 12/29/2019
Details: Piazza Di Roma creates the music, the memories, and the magic. Let them provide the perfect space to bring your sweet sixteen vision to life.


The Annual Santa Saturday of Fort Lee

Santa at Fort Lee

Where: Richard & Catherine Nest Adult Activity Center – 12/07/2019
Details: The Annual Santa Saturday of Fort Lee! Have your photo taken with Santa. Listen to carolers singing all the classics. Enter the Instagram Challenge.


Celebrate New Year’s Eve at il Vecchio Cafe

New Year’s Eve with il Vecchio Café

Where: Il Vecchio Cafe – 12/31/2019 - 01/01/2020
Details: New Year ’s Eve at il Vecchio Cafe! il Vecchio Cafe gives you options this New Year's Eve. A La Carte Dining, Family Buffet, or New Year's Eve Party.


NYE at Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

NYE at Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

Where: Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill – 12/31/2019 - 01/01/2020
Details: Celebrate with Calandra's Mediterranean Grill on New Year’s Eve! You'll have the option of Early Evening Dining or Dinner and Party till 1:30 am!


Cucina Calandra's New Year's Eve

Cucina Calandra's New Year's Eve Grand Ballroom Bash

Where: Cucina Calandra – 12/31/2019 - 01/01/2020
Details: Cucina Calandra's New Year's Eve Grand Ballroom Bash. Enjoy Early Evening A La Carte Dining or our New Year's Eve Grand Ballroom Bash!


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Comedy Events in New Jersey


Stand-Up for Something
Stand Up For Something: Autism

Where: Hopewell Theater – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Stand Up For Something is a series of comedy shows. Each show benefits a different, local charity. This event supports Autism Speaks.


Bobby Collins

Where: Scotty’s Steakhouse – 12/06/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Special Event! One Night Only Special Event $28 Your Chance to See A Legend A Comics Comic Comedian Bobby Collins has an ability to truthfully…


Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
An Evening with Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/07/2019: 8:00 pm
Details: 9th Annual Montclair Film Benefit: An Evening with Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Your chance to experience two of the sharpest comic minds.


Fred Rubino

Where: Scotty’s Steakhouse – 12/07/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Freddy Rubino was born on the lower east side of Manhattan in New York City and then moved to Brooklyn. It is here where Fred…


And My True Love Gave To Me
And My True Love Gave To Me - A Magical Holiday Comedy

Where: Hudson Theatre Works – 12/13/2019 - 12/14/2019: 7:30 pm
Details: Come see And My True Love Gave To Me - A Magical Holiday Comedy. This original comedy, developed at Hudson Theatre Works, is by Luigi Jannuzzi.


Murder Mystery Dinner
Murder Mystery Dinner: Murder Under The Mistletoe

Where: Renault Winery Resort – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Murder Mystery Dinner at Renault Winery Resort: Murder Under The Mistletoe. Audience members will become Guest Snitches and Suspects in a Comedy Mystery.


Comedy Night With Jo Selito Da Puppet

Where: The Early American Tavern – 12/14/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Tickets are $25 with a 2 item minimum general - $22.00


Uncle Floyd

Where: Scotty’s Steakhouse – 12/20/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Also Featuring Tom Mongelli Floyd Vivino began his career in show business as a child performer, giving piano recitals and appearing as a dancer with…


Stand-Up Comedy Night

Where: 208 Vine St – 12/21/2019: All Day
Details: Please join us for our Comedy Series, featuring some of the country’s best comics. Hosted by Kevin Hurley and always at least one featured comic…


Uncle Floyd

Where: Scotty’s Steakhouse – 12/21/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Also Featuring Tom Mongelli Floyd Vivino began his career in show business as a child performer, giving piano recitals and appearing as a dancer with…


Jim Breuer - Soundwaves

Where: Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City – 12/27/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jim Breuer - Soundwaves


Chris Monty

Where: Scotty’s Steakhouse – 12/27/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Chris Monty is one of New Yorks busier comedians. Along with being a regular at New Yorks best comedy clubs, Chris is a terrific actor…


Bert Kreischer

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 12/28/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bert Kreischer


Jim Breuer - Soundwaves

Where: Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City – 12/28/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jim Breuer - Soundwaves


Capitol Steps: The Lyin' Kings

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 01/11/2020: All Day
Details: The Capitol Steps began in 1981, at a Christmas party in the office of former Senator Charles Percy. Like most things in Congress, they never…


Classic Comedy of Radio & Television with Walter Choroszewski

Where: Florham Park Public Library – 01/12/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: "Who’s on first?" On January 12th at 2pm, speaker Walter Choroszewski will be at the Florham Park Public Library to present the history of broadcast…


My Funny Valentines
My Funny Valentines - Stand up Comedy Night

Where: Brook Arts Center – 02/14/2020: 8:00 pm
Details: My Funny Valentines - Stand up Comedy Night. Join in on Valentine Day as three of NYC’s most hilarious comedians take you on a journey of laughter.


Masters Of Illusion
Masters Of Illusion

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 02/28/2020: 8:00 pm
Details: Fun for the whole family - but can you figure it out? Masters of Illusion® includes grand illusions, levitation, escapologists, comedy magic, sleight of hand,…


Frank Ferrante

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 03/27/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Frank Ferrante


Jay Leno
Jay Leno Coming to Ocean Casino Resort

Where: Ocean Casino Resort – Ovation Hall – 04/03/2020: 9:00 pm
Details: Jay Leno is coming to Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino Resort. Acclaimed TV late night show host and famed stand-up comedian Jay Leno.


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Concerts in New Jersey


Annie Masciandaro- Chris Palmerini

Where: JK’s Boathouse – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Annie Mash Duo


Chris Yoder

Where: Gregory’s – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Chris Yoder


Coffee House Fundraiser for Blinknow Sponsored by PRISM of South Jersey

Where: The First Baptist Church – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Come to the PRISM of South Jersey Coffee House in support of BlinkNow. All proceeds go to BlinkNow in support of the Kopila Valley School


Del McCoury Band

Where: Paramount Theatre – Asbury Park – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Del McCoury Band


John Eddie's Holiday Show

Where: Wonder Bar – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: John Eddie's Holiday Show


Lost Art

Where: Saxbys Coffee – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Lost Art Live Free Friday Dec 6 SAxby's King's Highway Haddonfield NJ


Newsies - The Broadway Musical

Where: Ridgewood Avenue School – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution…


The Cult - A Sonic Temple

Where: Wellmont Theatre – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Cult - A Sonic Temple


The Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble
The Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble at Laurita!

Where: Laurita Winery – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Hear The Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble at Laurita! A community ensemble comprised of auditioned, and advanced-level handbells ringers.


Reverend Horton Heat

Where: White Eagle Hall – 12/06/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Reverend Horton Heat's Holiday Hayride is one for the ages in 2019! Voodoo Glow Skulls, The 5.6.7.8's and Dave Alvin add to the joy!


Alan Paul & Andy Aledort, A Musical Celebration of Stevie Ray Vaughn

Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Join Alan Paul and Andy Aledort in the SOPAC Loft for a conversation and book signing followed by a killer set of Stevie Ray Vaughan…


BariToned

Where: Avenel Performing Arts Center – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: BariToned: Damsels in Distress Damsels in Distress is a comedic musical theatre revue that gives a tip of the heel to Broadway’s Leading Ladies. When…


Béla Fleck and The Flecktones

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Béla Fleck and the Flecktones will celebrate their 30th anniversary with its original lineup, featuring banjoist, composer, and bandleader Béla Fleck; pianist and harmonica player…


LeAnn Rimes

Where: Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: LeAnn Rimes


LeAnn Rimes

Where: Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: LeAnn Rimes


Leann Rimes- You And Me And Christmas Tour 2019

Where: Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Leann Rimes- You And Me And Christmas Tour 2019


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Xian Zhang & George Li - Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Xian Zhang & George Li - Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto


Orchestra of St. Peter

Where: Pollak Theatre – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Orchestra of St. Peter


Sherry Lynn- Bar None Band

Where: Oar House Pub – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Bar None Duo rocks the Oar House from 8-12


The Irish Tenors

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Irish Tenors


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Festivals & Expos in New Jersey


Vernon Lights Festival
Vernon Lights Festival

Where: Vernon Lights Festival – 11/29/2019 - 02/02/2020: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Vernon Lights Festival is a Wonderland of Lanterns and Light. Don’t miss this walk-through wonderland of family fun. See massive lighting displays.


Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green
Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green 2019

Where: Morristown Green – 12/01/2019 - 12/22/2019: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Join in the Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green. The event kicks off on Sunday, December 1st. See Santa’s arrival on North Park Place.


Bettē & Eddie’s Christmas Castle at Laurita

Where: Laurita Winery – 12/04/2019 - 12/08/2019: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: Come to Bettē & Eddie’s Christmas Castle at Laurita Winery. Each visitor will be given tokens that they can disperse in the ‘Giving Wells’


Unique Photo
Unique Photo Expo

Where: Unique Photo – 12/06/2019 - 12/08/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Unique Photo Expo! Lights, Camera Action: New Jersey Camera Show Puts the Excitement of Photography in Focus. Learn how to take better pictures this holiday


Christmas on the Plaza
Christmas on the Plaza

Where: Byrne Plaza – 12/06/2019 - 12/07/2019: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Come out to Christmas on the Plaza. An awards ceremony and tree lighting. Carnival rides, vendors, and family entertainment. Story time with Mrs. Claus.


The Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble
The Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble at Laurita!

Where: Laurita Winery – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Hear The Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble at Laurita! A community ensemble comprised of auditioned, and advanced-level handbells ringers.


West Cape May Christmas Parade

Where: Cape May Convention Hall – 12/07/2019: All Day
Details: West Cape May Christmas ParadeStarts at 5:00pm sharp from the WCM Volunteer Firehouse and marches South on Broadway, winds East on Perry, and onto Carpenter…


Snowmen
Crafts in the Warren Tech

Where: Warren County Technical School – 12/07/2019: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Come out to Crafts in the Warren Tech 10th Annual Event. This is a fun-filled holiday shopping experience! Non-Perishable Food Drive!


Holiday Festival
21st Annual Winter Holiday Festival at Lord Stirling Stable

Where: Lord Stirling Stable – 12/07/2019 - 12/08/2019: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: Come to the 21st Annual Winter Holiday Festival at Lord Stirling Stable. Children will enjoy hayridesthrough the woods, and see Santa.


Duffield's Christmas Festival
Duffield's Christmas Festival

Where: Duffield’s Farm Market – 12/07/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Christmas Festival at Duffield's Farm. Join in to celebrate the season. Christmas photo area! Santa and Mrs. Clause are coming.


Verona Fair in the Square
Verona Fair in the Square

Where: Downtown Verona – 12/07/2019: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Verona Fair in the Square! Come out to the 23nd annual festival for Verona and its surrounding communities. Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with crafters,…


Dickens Festival
The Dickens Festival In Medford, NJ!

Where: Braddock’s Tavern – 12/07/2019: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Join in The Dickens Festival In Medford, NJ! Holiday Carolers, Great Food, Hot Chocolate, Magic, Comedy, Juggling, Live Presentations and more.


Holiday Lights Parade
Holiday Lights Parade 2019

Where: Somerville Fire Department Engine #1 – 12/07/2019: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Holiday Lights Parade 2019. Prizes given out for the best decorated fire and emergency vehicles, personal floats and best decorated houses.


Dickens
Dickens Christmas Extravaganza

Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 12/08/2019 - 12/10/2019: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: A world influenced by Dickens’ writings with noted Dickens scholar Dr. Elliot Engel. Includes a Dickensian Feast at Union Park.


Festival of Trees
10th Annual Festival of Trees

Where: Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC – 12/12/2019: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Details: The 10th Annual Festival of Trees! A night full of holiday spirit! Beautifully decorated Christmas trees. An evening of friendship, music, and food.


Wildwood Winter Wonderland
Wildwood Winter Wonderland

Where: Holly Beach Park – 12/13/2019 - 12/14/2019: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: The all-new Wildwood Winter Wonderland event will be held at Holly Beach Park. Enjoy pictures with Santa, food vendors, free movies, and more.


Cheerleading Festival
Spirit Brands Cheerleading Festival

Where: Wildwoods Convention Center – 12/14/2019: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Details: Come to the Spirit Brands Cheerleading Festival. Competition features performances choreographed to music and sound effects.


SwingTime Dolls - The American Hit Parade of the 1940's and beyond

Where: Investors Bank Theater at Horseshoe Lake – 12/28/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The SwingTime Dolls is an all female vocal group consisting of three of the area’s most accomplished vocalists that shine a new light on the…


Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 01/03/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet


Mozart's Don Giovanni

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 01/11/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Mozart's Don Giovanni


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Food & Wine Events in New Jersey


Poster for Mosa Social Bottomless Brunch at Piazza di Roma
The Mosa Social - Bottomless Brunch

Where: Piazza di Roma – 02/03/2019 - 12/29/2019: 10:00 am
Details: The Mosa Social is the bottomless brunch experience you have been yearning for. So grab your sexy “I woke up like this” outfit and stop by.


christmas in the country
Christmas in the Country Trail at Four Sisters Winery

Where: Four Sisters Winery – 11/23/2019 - 12/24/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Enjoy Christmas in the Country Trail at Four Sisters Winery. Visit Wyckoff's Christmas Farm, Mackey's Orchard & Bakery, and Four Sisters Winery.


Santa
Breakfast with Santa at Congress Hall

Where: Congress Hall – 11/30/2019 - 12/22/2019: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: Come to Breakfast with Santa at Congress Hall. This breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit, buttermilk pancakes, and much more.


GIGM-Winter Market
Grow It Green's Morris Winter Farmers Market

Where: Alexander Hamilton Elementary School – 12/01/2019 - 03/29/2020: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Come out to Grow It Green's Morris Winter Farmers Market. Shop local every Sunday at the Morris Winter Farmer's Market, hosted by Grow It Green Morristown.


Ladies Night at The Herbary
Ladies Night at The Herbary

Where: The Herbary – Bear Creek Farm – 12/05/2019 - 12/06/2019: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Ladies Night at The Herbary. Enjoy an evening of shopping, live entertainment, light bites, libations, and holiday cheer at The Herbary at Bear Creek Farm!


A Dickens' Christmas Tea
A Dickens' Christmas Tea

Where: One Steep at a Thyme – 12/06/2019 - 12/27/2019: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Details: A Dickens’ Christmas Tea…An Annual Tradition! Enjoy the beloved Christmas story, 'A Christmas Carol'. A one hour, edited version of A Christmas Carol.


Wood & Wine
Wood & Wine at Tomasello Winery

Where: Tomasello Winery & Banquet Hall – 12/06/2019: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Join in Wood & Wine at Tomasello Winery. Time to let your creative side shine at this DIY Wood Sign Workshop! Craft beautiful wooden decor.


Jacobus Vanderveer House
17th Annual Colonial Christmas Cocktail Reception

Where: Jacobus Vanderveer House – 12/06/2019: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Details: Colonial Christmas Cocktail Reception. Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House will have a cocktail reception with adult beverages and retail therapy.


Gingerbread House
Cabin Fever Craft Series: Gingerbread Houses

Where: Bellview Winery – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Cabin Fever Craft Series: Gingerbread Houses. Join Bellview Winery on December 6th for a night of Gingerbread House crafting.


Claridge Celebration Day
Claridge Celebration Day Anniversary Event

Where: The Claridge, A Radisson Hotel – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Join in the Claridge Celebration Day Anniversary Event. Step back in time in honor of Repeal Day. Known in Atlantic City as Claridge Celebration Day.


Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa at Maggiano's Little Italy- Hackensack

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy – 12/07/2019: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Details: Breakfast with Santa at Maggiano's Little Italy- Hackensack. Join Santa For A Breakfast Buffet Prepared By Maggiano's Executive Chef Brandon Avilla.


Farm to Table Brunch with Santa
Farm to Table Brunch with Santa at Alstede Farms

Where: Alstede Farms – 12/07/2019 - 12/15/2019: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Farm to Table Brunch with Santa at Alstede Farms. December 1, 7, 8, 15. It's time to indulge in the season and enjoy a delicious farm to table brunch.


Santa
Kick Off the Holiday Season Weekend at Terhune Orchards

Where: Terhune Orchards – 12/07/2019 - 12/08/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Kick Off the Holiday Season Weekend at Terhune Orchards! Choose the perfect Christmas tree and wreath. Start your holiday shopping. Visit with Santa.


Duffield's Christmas Festival
Duffield's Christmas Festival

Where: Duffield’s Farm Market – 12/07/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Christmas Festival at Duffield's Farm. Join in to celebrate the season. Christmas photo area! Santa and Mrs. Clause are coming.


Gingerbread House
Gingerbread House Workshops at Morven Museum

Where: Morven Museum and Garden – 12/07/2019: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Details: You won't want to miss the Gingerbread House Workshops at Morven Museum! Enjoy a new tradition by creating a gingerbread holiday house to take home.


Santa
Cookies with Santa in Princeton

Where: Princeton Shopping Center – 12/07/2019: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Details: The Princeton Shopping Center invites you to their signature holiday event, Cookies with Santa. This family-friendly event includes cookie decorating.


Lunch with Santa at 618 Restaurant
Lunch with Santa at 618 Restaurant

Where: 618 Restaurant – 12/07/2019: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Details: Come to Lunch with Santa at 618 Restaurant. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa. 618 supports Toys for Tots. Toy donation get a 618 gift card.


Santa & baby
Santa's Here!

Where: Camden Childrens Garden – 12/07/2019: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Santa's Here! They’re decorating trees at Camden Childrens Garden, greeting Santa and telling lots of holiday stories! Join in!


Santa
Cookies with Santa

Where: Essex County Environmental Center – 12/07/2019: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Details: Come out to Cookies with Santa! Bring your pets and come join Essex County 4-H for a family picture with Santa. Hot cocoa and cookies…


Holiday Cookie Decorating
Holiday Cookie Decorating at Cafe Du Pain Bakery

Where: Cafe Du Pain Bakery – 12/07/2019: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Details: Join in for Holiday Cookie Decorating at Cafe Du Pain Bakery. They offer Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Wintertime cookie selections.


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Kids & Family Events in New Jersey


Piazza DiRoma Sweet 16 dining room
Celebrate the Ultimate Sweet Sixteen at Piazza di Roma

Where: Piazza di Roma – 07/01/2019 - 12/29/2019: All Day
Details: Piazza Di Roma creates the music, the memories, and the magic. Let them provide the perfect space to bring your sweet sixteen vision to life.


SantaHQ
Santa HQ at Deptford Mall

Where: Deptford Mall – 11/06/2019 - 12/24/2019: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Details: Deptford Mall partners with HGTV to present “Santa HQ.” Families can explore the wonder of Santa in the digital age. A custom photo opportunity with Santa.


Project SEARCH
Project SEARCH at Jefferson Health Open Houses

Where: Jefferson Health – Management Services Center – 11/14/2019 - 12/06/2019: 6:30 pm
Details: Y.A.L.E. School welcomes school districts, parents and students to attend a free Open House. Learn about Project SEARCH at Jefferson Health in Cherry Hill.


Seasons Greeting lights
Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show & Village

Where: Skylands Stadium – 11/15/2019 - 12/30/2019: 5:00 pm
Details: Skylands Stadium's spectacular Christmas Light Show & Village is back! With more than two million dazzling lights on a mile-long drive-through course.


The Polar Express Whippany
The Polar Express

Where: Whippany Railway Museum – 11/16/2019 - 12/30/2019: 11:35 am
Details: The Polar Express at Whippany Railway Museum. Relive the magic of the classic story as you are whisked away for a magical one-hour trip to the North Pole.


storybookland chimney santa
Christmas Fantasy with Lights at Storybook Land

Where: Storybook Land – 11/16/2019 - 12/23/2019: 4:30 pm
Details: Join in the Christmas Fantasy with Lights at Storybook Land. Santa appears at the chimney, waves his wand and magically lighting up the park.


Christmas in the Ballantine House
Christmas in the Ballantine House

Where: Newark Museum – 11/20/2019 - 01/05/2020: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: The 1885 Ballantine House Christmas depicts Christmas in late Victorian Newark. In these times, the English, German and Dutch holiday traditions merged.


Christmas Exhibit
An Old Fashioned Christmas Exhibit

Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 11/22/2019 - 01/01/2020: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit at the Physick Estate Carriage House. Including a giant Christmas tree, a Dickens Village, model trains, and more.


holiday events
Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights

Where: Turtle Back Zoo – 11/22/2019 - 12/31/2019: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights. Take a nighttime stroll through the Turtle Back Zoo to see more than 50 illuminated winter scenes and animal characters.


christmas in the country
Christmas in the Country Trail at Four Sisters Winery

Where: Four Sisters Winery – 11/23/2019 - 12/24/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: Enjoy Christmas in the Country Trail at Four Sisters Winery. Visit Wyckoff's Christmas Farm, Mackey's Orchard & Bakery, and Four Sisters Winery.


Mrs. Claus
Santa's Trolley Rides at Emlen Physick Estate

Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 11/23/2019 - 12/21/2019: 12:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Bring the kids to the Emlen Physick Estate on weekends for a ride around Cape May. Enjoy stories and songs led by Mrs. Claus. Santa will greet children.


Christmas Underwater
Christmas Underwater at Adventure Aquarium

Where: Adventure Aquarium – 11/29/2019 - 12/30/2019: 9:30 am
Details: Christmas Underwater! Celebrate the season at Adventure Aquarium. You'll see Scuba Santa swimming alongside sharks, sea turtles, and stingrays.


Model Railroad
62nd Annual Model Railroad Show

Where: Garden State Model Railway Club – 11/29/2019 - 01/05/2020: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Come out to the 62nd Annual Model Railroad Show. Features a 1200 square foot HO layout, steam and diesel locomotives, Thomas and Friends, passenger trains.


Bergen County Winter Wonderland
Bergen County Winter Wonderland

Where: Van Saun County Park – 11/29/2019 - 01/05/2020: 4:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Bergen County Winter Wonderland. When the sun goes down, the lights come on in Van Saun Park for six weeks of wintertime fun.


Vernon Lights Festival
Vernon Lights Festival

Where: Vernon Lights Festival – 11/29/2019 - 02/02/2020: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Vernon Lights Festival is a Wonderland of Lanterns and Light. Don’t miss this walk-through wonderland of family fun. See massive lighting displays.


Christmas House Tour
Lamplighter Christmas House Tour at Emlen Physick Estate

Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 11/29/2019 - 12/31/2019: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Details: The Lamplighter Christmas House Tour. Take a self-guided evening tour of four of Cape May’s finest Bed and Breakfast inns or private homes.


Santa
Breakfast with Santa at Congress Hall

Where: Congress Hall – 11/30/2019 - 12/22/2019: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: Come to Breakfast with Santa at Congress Hall. This breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit, buttermilk pancakes, and much more.


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Santa Visits Kale's Garden Center

Where: Kale’s Nursery & Landscape Service – 11/30/2019 - 12/15/2019: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Make your way to Kale's Garden Center to visit with Santa this year. Lots of great locations for the best family/Santa photos you can take.


Model Train Show
Barron Arts Center Holiday Model Train Show

Where: Barron Arts Center – 11/30/2019 - 12/30/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Barron Arts Center presents its Annual Holiday Model Train Show, featuring the set up and design of Mike Gelesky. The exhibit enchants visitors of all ages.


Santa & Mrs. Claus
Santa & Mrs. Claus at Laurita!!

Where: Laurita Winery – 11/30/2019 - 12/22/2019: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: Santa & Mrs. Claus are back at Laurita!! Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies during the visit. Imagine the look on the children’s faces! Cameras are encouraged.


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Performing Arts Events in New Jersey


Roxey Ballet's The Nutcracker
Roxey Ballet's The Nutcracker

Where: The College of New Jersey – 11/30/2019 - 12/08/2019: 2:00 pm
Details: The Roxey Ballet Company performs the holiday classic "The Nutcracker" at the College of New Jersey's Kendall Main Stage Theatre.


Annie
Annie at Algonquin Arts Theatre

Where: Algonquin Arts Theatre – 11/30/2019 - 12/15/2019: 7:30 pm
Details: Come see Annie at Algonquin Arts Theatre. Annie follows an optimistic young orphan living in New York City on her quest to find her parents.


"Madeline's Christmas"

Where: The Loft Stage – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Madeline’s Christmas Madeline’s Christmas is a magical musical adaptation of Ludwig Bemelman’s beloved classic children’s tale: “In an old house in Paris that was covered…


Charlie Brown Christmas

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 12/06/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Charlie Brown Christmas


Much Ado About Nothing

Where: Ciccone Theatre – 12/06/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The BergenStages theatre troupe presents its second production of the season, “Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedy written by William Shakespeare opening on Friday, December…


BariToned

Where: Avenel Performing Arts Center – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Three giant powerhouse baritones take you on a whimsical journey through the catalogue of strong, independent women of musical theatre with their premiere show “I…


David Bromberg Quintet

Where: Newton Theatre – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to…


Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto


5th/6th Grade Dance - Ugly Sweater

Where: Newton Recreation Center – 12/07/2019: All Day
Details: 5th/6th Grade Dance - Ugly Sweater


Lego Animation Saturday, Dec., 7

Where: The Yard School of Art At Montclair Art Museum – 12/07/2019: All Day
Details: Lego Animation Saturday, Dec., 7


A Christmas Carol

Where: The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for The Arts – 12/07/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A Christmas Carol


New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/07/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker


The Nutcracker Ballet
The Nutcracker Ballet at the Brook Arts Center

Where: Brook Arts Center – 12/07/2019: 1:00 pm
Details: See The Nutcracker Ballet at the Brook Arts Center. Central New Jersey's original youth ballet Nutcracker. Young ballerinas and dancers from ages 5-18 dance


New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/07/2019: 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker


Beyond the Image: Dancing Orientalist Art to Life

Where: First Congregational Church of Montclair – 12/07/2019: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Napoleon's Egyptian campaign in the final years of the 18th century drew the eyes of the world not only to his army's unsuccessful military exploits,…


Home For The Holidays

Where: The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for The Arts – 12/07/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Home For The Holidays


Luann de Lesseps

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 12/07/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Luann de Lesseps


The Marshall Tucker Band

Where: Newton Theatre – 12/07/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Whenever you drop that proverbial quarter into the virtual jukebox of songs that always manage to reach down and touch your soul the exact moment…


Santa Play & Breakfast Buffet At Braddock's!

Where: Braddock’s Tavern – 12/08/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: SANTA’S TOY SHOPPE PLAY & BREAKFAST BUFFET AT BRADDOCK'S TAVERN! DECEMBER 8 & 15 AT 11:00AM


New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/08/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker


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