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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.


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


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.


Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Love Came Down at Christmas

Where: Grounds for Sculpture – 12/08/2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Join the Westminster Concert Bell Choir for Love Came Down at Christmas. It brings the true meaning of the Christmas season through original works.


9th World Congress on Immunology

Where: Barcelona, Spain – 12/09/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The organizing committee and the scientific community at Pulsus group takes immense pleasure in inviting our cardinal participants and speakers from across the world to…


Rowan University Concert Band, Symphonic Band, & Brass Band

Where: Rowan University – 12/09/2019: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rowan's Symphonic Band, under the direction of Joseph Higgins, and Concert Band, led by Mark Kadetsky, share the bill with the Brass Band for an…


Leonia Chamber Musicians Society - third annual holiday concert

Where: Leonia Public Library – 12/09/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Open to the community. Parking is available in a lot behind the building and on side streets. To be added to the mailing list, write…


The Leonia Chamber Musicians
The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society Holiday Concert

Where: Leonia Public Library – 12/09/2019: 7:00 pm
Details: The Leonia Public Library presents The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society. See the third annual Holiday Concert on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7 pm.


Michael Bolton

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 12/09/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Michael Bolton


Lyric Fest's TUTTI FIOR – Happy Hour/Mini Concert with Art Show

Where: Moorestown Community House – 12/10/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: TUTTI FIOR – Happy Hour/Mini Concert with Art Show Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00PM Reception and Art Show, 7PM Music The Moorestown Community House 16…


Christmas Dinner Concert featuring Jaime Jorge

Where: America’s Keswick Activity Center – 12/10/2019: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Born in Cuba in 1970, Jaime began violin studies at age five. When he was ten, Jaime’s family immigrated to the United States and began…


BEATLES VS. STONES - A MUSICAL SHOWDOWN!

Where: The Strand Theater – 12/10/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Showdown! Two of the greatest bands of all time face off in a high-energy, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown. The Fab Four,…


Tuesday Night Record Club: Frank Sinatra, In the Wee Small Hours

Where: Woods Theatre – 12/10/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand…


The Irish Tenors: Christmas/Holiday Tour 2019 With Members Of The NJSO

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/10/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Irish Tenors: Christmas/Holiday Tour 2019 With Members Of The NJSO


Westminster Community Orchestra: Holiday Sing-along

Where: Westminster Choir College – 12/11/2019: All Day
Details: Come and sing along to a program of timeless holiday favorites! This free program will include a variety of styles, including carols and a fun…


Currents

Where: House Of Independents – 12/11/2019: 5:55 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Currents


Mike Garner- The Kootz

Where: PJ Rufos Restaurant – 12/11/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Mike Garner- The Kootz


Vienna Boys Choir

Where: The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for The Arts – 12/11/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Vienna Boys Choir


Shore Voices Holiday Concert

Where: Middletown Public Library – 12/11/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Holiday concert for all ages.


VIBES IN THE CITY OPEN MIC NIGHT

Where: Newark – 12/11/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Vibes In The City Open Mic Night takes place every Wednesday at Larouge Restaurant & Lounge located 972 Broad St. Newark,NJ. Doors 9PM Showtime 9:30 Vibes…


Free Pool Party Wednesday Guestlist in Atlantic City

Where: Boardwalk Atlantic City – 12/11/2019: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: FREE Pool Party Guestlist Wednesdays Every Wednesday Night Please register on Eventbrite and you will be contacted to be placed on guestlist


Carols of Many Nations

Where: Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary – 12/12/2019: All Day
Details: A service of readings, choral anthems, and congregational carols are led by the Princeton Seminary Chapel Choir, international students, and Seminary staff. The three services…


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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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Wine and Cheese Pairing at The Asbury Hotel
Wine and Cheese Pairing at The Asbury Hotel

Where: The Asbury Hotel – 12/10/2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Join in the Wine and Cheese Pairing at The Asbury Hotel.  An evening of specialty wine and cheese pairing. They have partnered with Mr. Stephen Catania.


Dinner with Santa and Mrs Claus
Dinner with Santa and Mrs Claus at 5 West Pub

Where: 5 West Pub – 12/11/2019: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Make your reservations now for Dinner with Santa at 5 West Pub on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. They will have three seatings. Cookie Bar for the kids.


Holiday Wine Dinner
Holiday Wine Dinner Featuring California Wines

Where: 22 West Tap And Grill – 12/11/2019: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details: Welcome to 22 West Tap And Grill's First Holiday Wine Dinner. The dinner features wines from California paired with delicious eats created from their Chef.…


Christmas Wreath Cupcake
Christmas Wreath Cupcake Decorating Class

Where: Laurita Winery – 12/11/2019: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Details: Don't miss the Christmas Wreath Cupcake Decorating Class at Laurita Winery. Come have a glass of wine and join in for a Cupcake Decorating Class.


Gingerbread House
Ladies Night Out/Gingerbread House Workshop

Where: Platinum House Of Sweets – 12/11/2019: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Come to the Ladies Night Out/Gingerbread House Workshop. This fun and interactive Workshop includes your own Gingerbread House.


Governors’ Girls
Holiday Tea Party with the Governors’ Girls

Where: Morven Museum and Garden – 12/12/2019: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details: Join in the Holiday Tea Party with the Governors’ Girls. Enjoy a lively discussion and four-course tea. Followed by a tour of Morven’s Festival of Trees.


Cabernet and Carols at Laurita
Cabernet and Carols at Laurita!

Where: Laurita Winery – 12/13/2019: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Come out to Laurita Winery for Cabernet and Carols! Spend some time cozy by the fire, with Christmas carols and cabernet! $5 glasses of Cabernet


Gingerbread House
First Annual Gingerbread House Competition

Where: Cafe Du Pain Bakery – 12/13/2019: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Details: Don't miss the First Annual Gingerbread House Competition at Cafe Du Pain Bakery. Each contestant will have the opportunity to build a gingerbread house.


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Bellview Winery Holiday Cookie Swap

Where: Bellview Winery – 12/13/2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Details: Join in the Bellview Winery Cookie Swap. To help get into the Holiday spirit and maybe cut down on the baking time Bellview Winery is hosting a cookie swap!


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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


Celtic Angels Ireland

Where: Avenel Performing Arts Center – 12/10/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Celtic Angels Christmas captivates audiences of all ages with the magic of Christmas in an awe inspiring show which encompasses vocal and instrumental seasonal and…


La Caja

Where: Merseles Studios – 12/10/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Los Escultores del Aire performs La Caja at Jersey City Theater Center as part of the NJ International Theatre Festival Voices!


Trip to New York City Ballet - "Nutcracker"

Where: Masonic Temple – 12/11/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Trip to see "Nutcracker" at Lincoln Center. The bus departs at noon from the Masonic Temple, 1510 Van Houten Ave., and returns at approximately 5 p.m. For information, call Phyllis at…


La Caja

Where: Merseles Studios – 12/11/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Los Escultores del Aire performs La Caja at Jersey City Theater Center as part of the NJ International Theatre Festival Voices!


Steve Solomon: Cannoli, Latkes, & Guilt!

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/11/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Steve Solomon: Cannoli, Latkes, & Guilt!


Daytrip: Daytrippers Theater-Jacob marley's Christmas Carol

Where: Maplewood Parks and Recreation – 12/12/2019: All Day
Details: Daytrip: Daytrippers Theater-Jacob marley's Christmas Carol


It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre

Where: Avenel Performing Arts Center – 12/12/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: It’s Christmas Eve in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard to perform that evening’s broadcast of It’s a…


Passport to Dance

Where: 403 Broad St – 12/13/2019: 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Each month we will mot only explore a different style of dance, we will learn some common steps and then as a group create our…


Lewis Black: The Joke's On US Tour

Where: Wellmont Theatre – 12/13/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Lewis Black: The Joke's On US Tour


New Jersey Ballet & New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: The Nutcracker

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 12/13/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Ballet & New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: The Nutcracker


American Repertory Ballet - The Nutcracker

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: American Repertory Ballet - The Nutcracker


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…


Jackie Evancho

Where: Newton Theatre – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A worldwide sensation when she was only ten years old, Jackie Evancho has moved past the exuberant promise of a child prodigy vocalist, becoming a…


LOVE LETTERS

Where: Nutley Little Theatre – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The play centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Using the epistolary form sometimes found in novels, they sit side by…


Performing arts Camps - Frozen Tales

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 12/14/2019: All Day
Details: Performing arts Camps - Frozen Tales


The Nutcracker

Where: The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for The Arts – 12/14/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Nutcracker


The Nutcracker -National Ballet Theatre Of Odessa

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/14/2019: 2:00 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: 2:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: National Ballet Theatre of Odessa Parking


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


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