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Comedy Events in New Jersey



Concerts in New Jersey


Joe Blue- Matt Davis

Where: iPlay America Events Center – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Joe Blue- Matt Davis


Long Gone

Where: Hot Shots Bar & Grill – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Long Gone


Night Ranger

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Night Ranger


Ted Vigil - John Denver Tribute

Where: The Levoy – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Ted Vigil - John Denver Tribute


Thank You Scientist - Bent Knee, Tea Club

Where: Asbury Lanes – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Thank You Scientist - Bent Knee, Tea Club


The Cult - A Sonic Temple

Where: Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Cult - A Sonic Temple


The Kootz- Jeff Guenther

Where: Jessie’s Kettle Pub – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Kootz Show!


The Tallis Scholars

Where: Richardson Auditorium – McCarter Theatre Center – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Tallis Scholars


Turnover & Men I Trust

Where: House Of Independents – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Turnover & Men I Trust


Whiskey Crossing

Where: Charley’s Tavern – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Whiskey Crossing


Ginger Martini- Richie G - One Man Band

Where: Dublin Pub – 12/13/2019: 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Ginger Martini- Richie G - One Man Band


Retro Fridays

Where: El Toro Loco Kendall Park – 12/13/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Each and Every Friday! Free admission when you RSVP online KITCHEN open until 12 Strict Dress Code Mandatory City Chic Gents: Sneakers okay worn in…


Rick Springfield

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 12/13/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rick Springfield


Soul Cruisin'

Where: Arthur’s St. Moritz – 12/13/2019: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Soul Cruisin'


Little Nikki's Radio

Where: Mason Street Pub – 12/13/2019: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Little Nikki's Radio


Hq2 Fridays At Hq2 Nightclub Atlantic City

Where: HQ2 Nightclub – Ocean Resort Casino – 12/13/2019: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Hq2 Fridays At Hq2 Nightclub Atlantic City


Lucky Bones Lunch & Learn "Charles dickens and Music"

Where: Lucky Bones – 12/14/2019: All Day
Details: Hear talks on popular topics of history, culture and the arts over lunch. This topic is "Charles Dickens and Music," with Rich Chiemingo, whose comprehensive…


The New Jersey Youth Symphony

Where: Performing Arts & Community Center at Gill St. Bernard’s School – 12/14/2019: All Day
Details: The New Jersey Youth Symphony presents an afternoon concert featuring jazz combos, big band, and jazz orchestra on Saturday, December 14 at 3pm at Gill…


Whitehouse Wind Symphony Free Holiday Concert

Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church – 12/14/2019: All Day
Details: The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present a free holiday concert on Saturday,…


Taking Back Sunday's 6th Annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Where: Starland Ballroom – 12/14/2019: 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Saturday December 14th, 1:30pm-4pm at Starland Ballroom! Join Taking Back Sunday for their annual holiday pop-up shop, featuring:- Taking Back Sunday merch - Pre-show acoustic set-…


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Festivals & Expos in New Jersey



Food & Wine Events in New Jersey


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.


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.


What’s Cooking at Daddy O?
What’s Cooking at Daddy O?

Where: Daddy O Hotel Restaurant Bar – 12/14/2019: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Details: Join in for What’s Cooking at Daddy O? Each month they feature themed cooking classes that include chef demonstrations, hands-on tutorials, wine.


Ugly Sweater
Ugly Sweater Party at The Grove at Centerton

Where: The Grove at Centerton – 12/14/2019 - 12/15/2019: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Details: Join inl the Ugly Sweater Party at The Grove at Centerton. Don we now our worst apparel for Ten22 & Tito’s Ugly Sweater Party! DJ Gatti | Karaoke | Dancing.


tis the season
Downtown Somerville Holiday Spirits Pub Crawl 2019

Where: Downtown Somerville – 12/14/2019: 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Join in the 3rd Annual Holiday Spirits Pub Crawl through Downtown Somerville New Jersey! Everyone come dressed up as their favorite holiday characters.


Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa at Autumn Lake Winery

Where: Autumn Lake Winery – 12/15/2019: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Details: Don't miss Breakfast with Santa at Autumn Lake Winery. Come join in for a fun morning with Santa! He has decided to stop by during this busy season.


brunch with santa at beacon 70
Brunch with Santa at Beacon 70

Where: Beacon 70 – 12/15/2019: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Details: Brunch with Santa at Beacon 70. Santa's Coming to Town for Brunch Sunday December 15th at Beacon 70!! Join Santa 9:30am-12:30pm!


Brunch with Santa
Brunch with Santa at Taphouse 15

Where: Taphouse 15 – 12/15/2019: 9:30 am
Details: Join in Brunch with Santa at Taphouse 15. Santa is coming to town, and he wants to do Brunch! Sunday December 15th is the day Santa takes a pitstop.


gingerbread house
Gingerbread House Brunch at Maggiano's

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy – Bridgewater – 12/15/2019: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Details: Come out to the Gingerbread House Brunch at Maggiano's. A holiday gingerbread house is part dessert, part centerpiece and all fun.


Brunch with Santa at Annata Wine Bar
Brunch with Santa at Annata Wine Bar

Where: Annata Wine Bar – 12/15/2019: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Details: Don't miss Brunch with Santa at Annata Wine Bar. Arrive anytime between 10-11am to allow time for brunch and meeting with Santa.


Santa
Brunch with Santa at Kuba Restaurant

Where: Kuba Restaurant – 12/15/2019: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details: Come out to Brunch with Santa at Kuba Restaurant. Enjoy delicious food, holiday shopping, cash bar, raffles, and photos with Santa himself!


Brunch with Santa at The Grenville

Where: The Grenville Hotel & Restaurant – 12/15/2019: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Details: Don't miss Brunch with Santa at The Grenville. Enjoy an Award Wining Sunday Brunch Buffet Starting at 10:00 am. $17.99 for Adults, $14.99 for Children.


Santa
Brunch with Santa at The Shannon Rose Irish Pub

Where: The Shannon Rose Irish Pub – 12/15/2019: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Enjoy Brunch with Santa at The Shannon Rose Irish Pub! Families are invited to enjoy Brunch with Santa in Clifton and Ramsey on Sunday, December 15.


Brunch With Santa Bring the kids to visit Santa and enjoy brunch with us. Rat’s brunch buffet presented in its beautiful Kitchen, featuring decadent hot breakfast and lunch favorites, perfectly composed salads, house-made charcuterie, chilled seafood, plus carving and omelet stations. Seating is from 11am to 5pm. $62 for adults plus tax and service, $24 for children ages 5-12, under 5 no charge. Please call Rat’s Restaurant at (609) 584-7800 for reservations.

Where: Grounds for Sculpture – 12/15/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Brunch With Santa Bring the kids to visit Santa and enjoy brunch with us. Rat’s brunch buffet presented in its beautiful Kitchen, featuring decadent hot…


Special Caribbean Luncheon
Special Caribbean Luncheon at Adrian's Caterers

Where: Adrian’s Caterers – 12/15/2019: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Come to the Special Caribbean Luncheon at Adrian's Caterers. Caribbean Brunch every Third Sunday. With a menu of Curry Goat, Jerk Chicken.


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Kids & Family 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.


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.


Chester Brass Works Quartet Ensemble
Chester Brass Works Quartet Ensemble

Where: Downtown Chester – 12/01/2019 - 12/15/2019: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Come hear the Chester Brass Works Quartet Ensemble. A festive mix of classical and popular holiday music presented by the amazing Chester Brass Works.


Gingerbread Wonderland and Craft Show
Gingerbread Wonderland and Craft Show

Where: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum – 12/06/2019 - 12/15/2019: 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Details: Come out to the 2019 Gingerbread Wonderland and Craft Show! new displays of hundreds of edible creations. Local crafters offering, completely handmade gifts


Chevys Fresh Mex Toy Drive
Chevys Fresh Mex Toy Drive

Where: Chevys Fresh Mex – Clifton – 12/06/2019 - 12/18/2019: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Chevys Fresh Mex is hosting a Toy Drive at its New Jersey locations in Clifton and Linden now until December 18. Guests can spread the joy of the holidays.


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.


Christmas wreath
Marketspace at Westfield Holiday Weekends

Where: The Marketspace at Westfield – 12/07/2019 - 12/22/2019: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details: The Marketspace at Westfield will be open during the first three full consecutive weekends in December. Complimentary photos with Santa.


WheatonArts Holiday Glass in the Studio
WheatonArts Holiday Glass in the Studio

Where: WheatonArts – 12/07/2019 - 12/21/2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Venture down to the Glass Studio and be amazed as the glass artists create holiday-themed glass objects, large and small!


country christmas with santa
Country Christmas with Santa at Alstede Farms

Where: Alstede Farms – 12/07/2019 - 12/24/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Come to the Country Christmas with Santa at Alstede Farms. Snap some pictures with jolly ol’ Santa, explore the Christmas forest. Roast marshmallows.


Hayride
Holiday Hay Rides at Laurita

Where: Laurita Winery – 12/07/2019 - 12/29/2019: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Details: Enjoy Holiday Hay Rides at Laurita! Every Saturday and Sunday from 12-4:30! Hay rides will run continuously, weather permitting! Admission is free!


Strolling Dickens’
Strolling Dickens' (Manhattan Holiday) Carolers

Where: Downtown Chester – 12/07/2019 - 12/14/2019: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Details: Strolling Dickens' (Manhattan Holiday) Carolers. No holiday celebration is complete without the stunning sights and sounds of Manhattan Holiday's a cappella


Santa
Santa's Comin' to Downtown Chester!

Where: Downtown Chester – 12/07/2019 - 12/21/2019: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Details: Santa's Comin' to Downtown Chester! Jolly Ol' Saint Nick will be spreading holiday cheer and giving good little boys and girls a chance to join him.


Candlelight
Christmas Candlelight House Tours

Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 12/07/2019 - 12/28/2019: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Details: Join in the Christmas Candlelight House Tours. Experience the high point of Cape May’s holiday season during these self-guided walking tours.


The Christmas Light Show
The Christmas Light Show

Where: The All New McCann’s – 12/07/2019 - 12/14/2019: 6:30 pm
Details: The Christmas Light Show returns for the 2019 Christmas season for its 12th year. The show is being moved to a new location at “The All New McCanns”


Free to Be You and Me
Free to Be You and Me - The Musical

Where: Civil War Drill Hall Theatre – 12/07/2019 - 12/15/2019: 7:00 pm
Details: Don't miss Free to Be You and Me. A beloved award-winning children’s musical. The play illustrates the value of one’s individuality. A landmark musical.


Christmas at Allaire
Christmas at The Historic Village at Allaire

Where: The Historic Village at Allaire – 12/08/2019 - 12/22/2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details: Enjoy Christmas at The Historic Village at Allaire. Create new family traditions by celebrating the traditions of an Old World Christmas.


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.


Storytime with Mrs. Claus
Storytime with Mrs. Claus at Turtle Back Zoo

Where: Turtle Back Zoo – 12/13/2019 - 12/22/2019: 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Details: Come Turtle Back Zoo for Storytime with Mrs. Claus. Light refreshments and a holiday cookie included with ticket. For children ages 12 and younger.


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.


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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Performing Arts Events in New Jersey


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


Adult Painting Class - Dec 17

Where: Newton Recreation Center – 12/18/2019: All Day
Details: Adult Painting Class - Dec 17


Santa’s Circus

Where: Avenel Performing Arts Center – 12/18/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The magic of Christmas will come alive at Santa’s Circus with an interactive show including everything that you love about Christmas. Meet and greet your…


A Christmas Carol

Where: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 12/18/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A Christmas Carol


Keb' Mo's Jingle Bell Jamboree

Where: Newton Theatre – 12/19/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: This year Keb’ Mo’ is celebrating his 25th Anniversary year of performing under the moniker, with the release of two albums, Oklahoma (June 14) and…


Curtain Call Academy: Grades 6-8

Where: CDC Theatre – 12/20/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Mon. 5:30 - 7PM Starts Sept. 16 Tuition: $325* *per student


The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/20/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Hip Hop Nutcracker


A Hip Hop Nutcracker Parking

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center Parking – 12/20/2019: 7:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A Hip Hop Nutcracker Parking


bergenPAC Presents - A Christmas Carol - 8:00PM

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/20/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: bergenPAC Presents - A Christmas Carol - 8:00PM


Fiddler on the Roof

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 12/20/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: “Entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous.” —New York MagazineRich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,”…


Fiddler on the Roof

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 12/20/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “To Life (L’Chaim!),” Fiddler…


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