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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.


Calandra’s Bakery's Holiday Baked Goods

Calandra’s Bakery's Holiday Baked Goods

Where: Calandra’s Bakery: Caldwell – 12/11/2019 - 12/25/2019
Details: Calandra’s Bakeries have all of your Holiday desserts! Pick up Calandra’s holiday baked goods for your celebration. All your Christmas dessert favorites.


Christmas at Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill Christmas

Where: Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill – 12/24/2019 - 12/25/2019
Details: Enjoy Christmas at Calandra's Mediterranean Grill. If you're looking for an incredible holiday spread, then look no further than these Christmas Specials.


Christmas Eve & Day at il Vecchio Café

Christmas Eve & Day at il Vecchio Café

Where: Il Vecchio Cafe – 12/24/2019 - 12/25/2019
Details: Enjoy Christmas Eve & Day at il Vecchio Café. This Christmas season, allow il Vecchio Café to take some holiday stress away! Enjoy a festive family dinner.


Christmas Holidays at Cucina Calandra

Christmas Holidays at Cucina Calandra

Where: Cucina Calandra – 12/24/2019 - 12/25/2019
Details: Christmas Holidays at Cucina Calandra. Enjoy Christmas Eve & Day A La Carte Dining at Cucina Calandra. Chef Constantino has prepared holiday dinner specials


Calandra’s Italian Market Christmas Catering

Calandra’s Italian Market Christmas Catering

Where: Calandra’s Italian Village – 12/25/2019
Details: Celebrating at home? Let Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli cater your Christmas dinner! Because their catering experts have put together a great menu!


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: It's time for the Cucina Calandra's New Year's Eve Grand Ballroom Bash. Enjoy Early Evening A La Carte Dining or their New Year's Eve Grand Ballroom Bash!


Piazza Di Roma's New Year's Eve Gala

Piazza Di Roma's New Year's Eve Gala

Where: Piazza di Roma – 12/31/2019 - 01/01/2020
Details: Piazza di Roma is throwing a Roaring 20’S New Year’s Eve Gala! Get ready for feathers, champagne, custom cocktails, and swinging jazz.


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Comedy Events in New Jersey


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.


A Night of Comedy by Ginger Ninja Productions

Where: Investors Bank Theater at Horseshoe Lake – 05/16/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Comedy Night on May 16th at 8 PM with headliner Davin, who has entertained the troops overseas, and also hosts a nationally syndicated radio show,…


Vic DiBitetto

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 05/29/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Vic DiBitetto


Vic Dibitetto

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 05/30/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Vic Dibitetto



Concerts in New Jersey


Holiday Opera Gala
Holiday Opera Galas at Tomasello Winery

Where: Tomasello Winery – 12/08/2019 - 12/15/2019: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: Tomasello Winery's Opera Gala. Enjoy thrilling matinée for the senses! The music will be complemented by a delicious four-course gourmet dinner.


Megan Knight

Where: Sharrott Winery – 12/14/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Megan Knight


New Politics, Plain White T's & The Mowgli's - The 3 Dimensional Tour

Where: The Stone Pony – 12/14/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Politics, Plain White T's & The Mowgli's - The 3 Dimensional Tour


Plain White T's

Where: The Stone Pony – 12/14/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Plain White T's


Princeton Symphony Orchestra: Holiday POPS!

Where: Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University – 12/14/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Join the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, the Princeton High School Choir, and the New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble for a seasonal celebration that’s sure to delight…


Christmas in Manasquan Concert
4th Annual Christmas in Manasquan Concert

Where: Manasquan High School – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Don't miss the 4th Annual Christmas in Manasquan Concert. Manasquan Bank presents Chris Pinnella (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) as he returns.


An Evening with Popa Chubby

Where: The Stanhope House – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Popa Chubby : The Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson


Holiday Concert
Ars Musica Chorale's Holiday Concert

Where: West Side Presbyterian Church – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Enjoy the Ars Musica Chorale's Holiday Concert! Features the angelic voices of the New Jersey State Children’s Chorus. Christmas and Hanukkah music.


Borgata Holiday Show

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Borgata Holiday Show


Face Without Fear

Where: Dingbatz NJ – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Face Without Fear


Holiday Doo Wop Featuring Lou Christie, The Capris and The Happenings

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Holiday Doo Wop Featuring Lou Christie, The Capris and The Happenings


Holiday Doo-Wop

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Holiday Doo-Wop


Kolotov Ballet's The Nutcracker 2019

Where: Berrie Centre for the Arts – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Now in its seventh year, Kolotov Ballet's production of The Nutcracker features students of Kolotov Ballet Studio, with original choreography, professional costumes, stunning scenery, and…


Motor City Revue: Debbie's Birthday Bash

Where: Wonder Bar – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Motor City Revue: Debbie's Birthday Bash


RODEO OPRY - December 14

Where: Oklahoma Rodeo Opry – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Oklahoma's Official Country Music Show - Sats 7PM in OKC's Stockyards City. The Rodeo Opry band backs new hosts and entertainers each week.


Taking Back Sunday - 2 DAY PASS - December 13th + December 14th

Where: Starland Ballroom – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Taking Back Sunday - 2 DAY PASS - December 13th + December 14th


Whiskey Crossing

Where: The Stanhope House – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Whiskey Crossing


MATT O'REE BAND - GALLERY EVENT

Where: The Strand Theater – 12/14/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The MATT O'REE BAND will perform for a unique & intimate night of music, stories including a Q&A with the band! The band has a…


Sal Valentinetti

Where: RWJ Barnabas Health Arena – 12/14/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sal Valentinetti


Sal Valentinetti

Where: RWJBarnabas Health Arena – 12/14/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sal Valentinetti


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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.


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.


Ridgefield Winter Wonderland
2nd Annual Ridgefield Winter Wonderland

Where: Ridgefield Community Center – 12/21/2019: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Come join in for a family fun event!! Enjoy open air ice skating, Santa's North Pole Dome and Workshop, and heated hospitality pavilion.


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


Wagner's The Ring without Words

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 01/19/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Wagner's The Ring without Words


Asbury Park Beerfest
Asbury Park Beerfest

Where: Asbury Park Convention Hall – 01/25/2020 - 01/26/2020: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Asbury Park Beerfest at Convention Hall! The event features craft beers, ciders, retro beers, classic boardwalk food, tasting glasses.


Shanghai Circus World

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 02/25/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Shanghai Circus World


Flip FabriQue

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 03/08/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Flip FabriQue


Street Fair
Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show

Where: Downtown Red Bank – 04/05/2020: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Come to the Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show. Free admission for Spectators! Come on down for a day of family fun with original & interesting Art


Asian American Heritage Festival

Where: New Jersey Convention & Expo Center – 05/17/2020: All Day
Details: The Asian American Heritage Festival celebrates the rich heritage and culture of the Asian diaspora in America. We bring together the sounds, sights, dances, art…


Shadow Of The City

Where: Stone Pony Summer Stage – 06/27/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Shadow Of The City


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Gilda's Club South Jersey Dragon Boat Festival

Where: Lake Lenape Park East – 07/12/2020: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Join in at the 5th Annual Gilda's Club South Jersey Dragon Boat Festival! This event features dragon boat races, Brews for Dragons beer tasting, food…



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.


Feast of the Seven Fishes
Feast of the Seven Fishes at Spuntino Wine Bar

Where: Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton – 12/01/2019 - 12/24/2019: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Details: Enjoy Feast of the Seven Fishes at Spuntino Wine Bar. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an important Italian-American Christmas tradition.


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.


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.


Breakfast with Santa’s Helpers
Breakfast with Santa’s Helpers and WOW the Cow

Where: Stew Leonard’s @ Paramus – 12/08/2019 - 12/15/2019: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Details: Families are invited to have breakfast with Santa’s helpers and their friends Wow the Cow and Cynthia Chick! A buffet-style breakfast.


Holiday Opera Gala
Holiday Opera Galas at Tomasello Winery

Where: Tomasello Winery – 12/08/2019 - 12/15/2019: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Details: Tomasello Winery's Opera Gala. Enjoy thrilling matinée for the senses! The music will be complemented by a delicious four-course gourmet dinner.


Calandra’s Bakery's Holiday Baked Goods
Calandra’s Bakery's Holiday Baked Goods

Where: Calandra’s Bakery: Caldwell – 12/11/2019 - 12/25/2019: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Calandra’s Bakeries have all of your Holiday desserts! Pick up Calandra’s holiday baked goods for your celebration. All your Christmas dessert favorites.


Cocktail Cabaret
Christmas Cocktail Cabaret

Where: Riverview Live – 12/13/2019 - 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: Christmas Cocktail Cabaret: Holiday Inn at Riverview Live. December’s Cocktail Cabaret will fill you with holiday spirit! All your Christmas classics.


breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa at Rainforest Cafe

Where: Rainforest Cafe – 12/14/2019 - 12/22/2019: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Details: Don't miss Breakfast with Santa at Menlo Park Rainforest Cafe. Join Cha! Cha! and Santa at Rainforest Cafe. Enjoy the Breakfast Buffet, Raffle & Prizes.


Brunch with Santa
Brunch with Santa at Biagio's

Where: Biagio’s Ristorante – 12/14/2019: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: Come out to Brunch with Santa at Biagio's. 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 12:30 to 3:00 pm. Full brunch buffet, photo with Santa, holiday games & more.


Cookie Wars at Bay Village
5th Annual Cookie Wars at Bay Village

Where: Bay Village – 12/14/2019: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: The 5th Annual Cookie Wars at Bay Village. Taste Gingerbread cookies from participating stores in Bay Village & Schooners Wharf. Vote for your favorite!


Cookies
Annual Holiday Cookie Crawl

Where: Downtown Bernardsville – 12/14/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Join in the Annual Holiday Cookie Crawl. Gather cookies, shop, win prizes! So much more to come this year including a Holiday Bazaar & Parade.


Holly Jolly Weekend
Holly Jolly Weekend at Valenzano Winery

Where: Valenzano Winery – 12/14/2019 - 12/15/2019: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: Come join in the Holly Jolly Weekend at Valenzano Winery. Admission includes wine tasting and access to the vendors. Take in the afternoon’s seasonal joy.


Holiday Spectacular Drag Brunch
Holiday Spectacular Drag Brunch

Where: Cross & Orange – 12/14/2019: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Holiday Spectacular Drag Brunch at Cross & Orange. Join in on December 14th for this special holiday edition of Boozy Drag Brunch.


Gingerbread House
Kind-n-Family Gingerbread House Build

Where: Cafe Du Pain Bakery – 12/14/2019: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Details: Kind-n-Family Gingerbread House Build at Cafe Du Pain Bakery! Build this adorable and delicious little gingerbread house in a class for the whole family.


Cookies For Santa
Kids Create Cookies For Santa at The Asbury Park Bazaar

Where: Asbury Park Convention Hall – 12/14/2019: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Details: Kids Create Cookies For Santa at The Asbury Park Bazaar. Learn to create a variety of holiday cookies with a Food Network, Cake Wars contestant.


Boots and Blazers Cocktail Tasting
Boots and Blazers Cocktail Tasting and Day Party

Where: Greenhouse Loft – 12/14/2019: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Don't miss the Boots and Blazers Cocktail Tasting and Day Party. Try new cocktails, meet new people, eat good food. DJ Dean August plays the hottest tunes.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


Christmas in the Park
Christmas in Pitman

Where: Uptown Pitman – 11/30/2019 - 12/21/2019: 5:00 pm
Details: Enjoy Christmas in Pitman! Christmas Parade. Visits with Santa at Ballard Park. Trolley Rides. Winter Village. Dec. 7 and Dec 14.


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Performing Arts Events in New Jersey


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.


Nutcracker
American Repertory Ballet Nutcracker

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 12/13/2019 - 12/15/2019: 8:00 pm
Details: American Repertory Ballet (ARB) returns to The State to perform the beloved classic Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, stunning sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of…


Nutcracker Ballet: JulieDance & The Donetsk Ballet, Adelphi Orchestra

Where: Paramus Catholic High School – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Nutcracker Ballet: JulieDance & The Donetsk Ballet, Adelphi Orchestra


The Nutcracker -National Ballet Theatre Of Odessa

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Nutcracker -National Ballet Theatre Of Odessa


National Ballet Theatre of Odessa Parking

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center Parking – 12/14/2019: 7:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: National Ballet Theatre of Odessa Parking


Orpheus Club Men's Chorus - Holiday Concerts

Where: Ridgewood United Methodist Church – 12/14/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Orpheus Club Men's Chorus is celebrating Ron Levy's 15th anniversary as OCMC pianist/assistant conductor during the 2019-2020 season. Our Holiday Concerts will be held the…


Jackie Evancho

Where: The Levoy – 12/14/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jackie Evancho


Sinbad

Where: Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) – 12/14/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sinbad


Santa Play & Breakfast Buffet At Braddock's!

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


Anamnesis at Grounds For Sculpture
Anamnesis at Grounds For Sculpture

Where: Grounds for Sculpture – 12/15/2019: 1:00 pm
Details: Come see Anamnesis – a suite of dance, story, poetry, & song. Join in for a suite of movement work, poetry, community story, and music.


Nutcracker Ballet: JulieDance & The Donetsk Ballet, Adelphi Orchestra

Where: Paramus Catholic High School – 12/15/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Nutcracker Ballet: JulieDance & The Donetsk Ballet, Adelphi Orchestra


A Christmas Carol Dinner Theatre!

Where: Braddock’s Tavern – 12/15/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A CHRISTMAS CAROL DINNER THEATRE AT BRADDOCK'S TAVERN! DECEMBER 8, 15 & 22


Atlantic City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 12/15/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker


Atlantic City Ballet: The Nutcracker

Where: Caesars Atlantic City – 12/15/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet: The Nutcracker


Orpheus Club Men's Chorus - Holiday Concerts

Where: Ridgewood United Methodist Church – 12/15/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Orpheus Club Men's Chorus is celebrating Ron Levy's 15th anniversary as OCMC pianist/assistant conductor during the 2019-2020 season. Our Holiday Concerts will be held the…


The Boston Pops on Tour

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/15/2019: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Boston Pops on Tour


Youth Art & Painting Class - Dec 16

Where: Newton Recreation Center – 12/16/2019: All Day
Details: Youth Art & Painting Class - Dec 16


Carol of the King

Where: Newton Theatre – 12/16/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Carol of the King


Cinderella - The Musical

Where: Papermill Playhouse – 12/17/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Cinderella - The Musical


A Christmas Carol

Where: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 12/17/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A Christmas Carol


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