Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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Holly Walk!

December

Saturday, 3-4; Wantage

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE BENEFIT FUNDRAISER. Explore the Turner Mansion & Manager's Dwelling, festively decorated and filled with vendors, farmers, a bake sale, and a gift shop. Proceeds for ongoing restoration efforts at this historic farm. 10am - 4pm (3pm on Sunday). $5, under 17 Free. Lusscroft Farm, 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farm; 973/271-6771

Saturday, 3-4; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 3; Blairstown

JINGLE ON MAIN. Featuring over thirty crafters, vendors, businesses and organizations. Free activities for children, a visit from Santa, the official tree-lighting ceremony and carols. 12 - 5pm. Main Street.

Blairstown Business Association; 908/362-1214

Saturday, 3; Dingmans Ferry, PA

WINTER ECOLOGY HIKE.    Learn how different plants and animals survive the winter. 1 - 3pm. 538 Emery Road.

Pocono Environmental Education Center; 570/828-2319

Saturday, 3; Highland Lakes

PROJECT GRAND SLAM. Jazz-Fusion band. 2240 Lakeside Drive West.

Highland Lakes Country Club; 973/764-4366

Saturday, 3; Port Murray

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE. Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $37. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 3; Washington

Warren County Technical School PTA; 908/835-1417

Saturday, 3- 4; Bedminster

Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House; 908/212-7000

Saturday, 3-4; Flemington

HOLIDAY GIFT BOUTIQUE. Art by local artists, unique gifts, fine crafts,  jewelry and more. Light refreshments will be available for purchase 1 - 7pm. 123 Main Street.

Friends of Historic Flemington; 908/268-6638

Saturday, 3-4; Hope

HOPE CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET. Juried craft show & sale. 10 - 5. $4. Hope School.

Hope Recreation Commission; 908/459-5127

Saturday, 3-4; Millbrook

Millbrook Village Society/National Park Service ; 973/875-3461

Saturday, 3-4; Sparta

LAKE MOHAWK GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET. Shop a fabulous selection of quality merchants or stroll the boardwalk enjoying mulled Gluhwein, German beer & brats. Proceeds benefit local charities. Free. White Deer Plaza, 21 Boardwalk.

Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market; 973/462-5152

Sunday, 4; North Branch

SHADOWS OF THE 60S . A Holiday Tribute to Motown 2pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Sunday, 4; Ringwood

WINTER IN THE WOODS OPEN HOUSE. Crafts, decorating trees for winter birds, free photos, storytelling, snacks and nature walks. 12 - 3pm. Free, donations appreciated. 150 Snake Den Rd.

The New Weis Center; 973/835-2160

Tuesday, 6; Harmony

FATHER CHRISTMAS AT THE FARMSTEAD. Visit Father Christmas in the summer kitchen at the Historic Van Nest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead. For Children of all ages! Free event. Plenty of parking. 5 - 7pm. Van Nest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead, 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).

Harmony Historic Preservation Commission; 908/213-1600

Friday, 9; North Branch

THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER. Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian dances have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed. 4 & 8pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Friday, 9-10; Randolph

HOLIDAYS IN THE LOG HOUSE: THE CANDLELIGHT TOUR. On two nights only, explore early 20th century holiday traditions and Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season with after-hours guided Candlelight Tours of the decorated Log House. 5:30pm - 6:30pm. $5 Members; $12 Non-Members. Morris Tap and Grill, 500 Route 10 West.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms; 973/540-0311

Friday, 9-11; Morristown

NEW JERSEY BALLET’S NUTCRACKER. 100 South Street.

Mayo Performing Arts Center; 973/539-8008

Saturday, 10; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Sunday, 11; Delaware

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY. Music, refreshments and tree lighting at Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramseyburg Road.

Knowlton Township Historic Commission; 908/475-5352

Sunday, 11; Andover/Sparta/Stanhope

HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR. Tour our five festively adorned homes that will surely delight all of your senses. Ice sculpting competition, wassail tasting, gift shopping and much more! All proceeds benefit children in need. 2 - 9pm.

Sojihuggles Childrens Foundation; 973/300-9878

Sunday, 11; North Branch

A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Nebraska Theatre Caravan 2pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Tuesday, 13; North Branch

THIS WONDERFUL LIFE. One-man play, based on the iconic 1946 film. 7pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Thursday, 15; Clinton

CANDLELIGHT NIGHT. Luminaries line the streets, horse-drawn carriages, and late-night shopping. 5 - 9pm. Main Street.

Clinton Guild; 908/735-8614

Thursday, 15; North Branch

DAVID LEONHARDT JAZZ TRIO. A swinging take on seasonal favorites. 12 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.

The Theatre at RVCC; 908/725-3420

Saturday, 17; Wshington

CHRISTMAS STORY TIME. Children young and old are invited to be our guests for a delightful night of stories, activities, and even some warm cocoa and cookies. 6 - 7:30pm. 2112 Rt 57 West.

Washington Alliance Church; 908/689-0941

Saturday, 31; Morristown

First Night Morris; 973-455-0708


Upcoming Events...


Ongoing Theater and Concerts

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown

November 25-December 11 • MARY POPPINS. Unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, a live orchestra, and astonishing stagecraft.

Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave.. ; 908/979-0900

Raritan Valley Community College Planetrium, North Branch

Route 28 & Lamington Road. ; 908/231-8805

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison

November 30-January 1 • A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES. Based on Dylan Thomas’ classic story.

F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue. ; 973/408-3807

Ongoing Programs and Events

Historic Chester Village, Chester

; 908/879-2900

Weekends, Nov. 26 - Dec. 4, Chester

The Streets of Chester Shopping Center;

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown

December 2-December 11 • GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND. Over 200 edible structures with crafters offering beautiful hand-made and affordable gifts. 9:30am - 5pm. $2 per person gains entry to both the Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland..

353 East Hanover Ave.. ; 973/326-7601

Woman’s Club of West Milford, Ringwood

134 Sloatsburg Road. ; 973/962-2240

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center, Oxford

Weekends • A series of programs about the natural world around us for young and old alike. Preregistration is usually required. Topics range from a child’s first introduction to nature to seminars for expert fly fishers.

605 Pequest Rd.; 908/637-4125

Ongoing Tours and Exhibits

Gallery 23, Blairstown

December 1-December 31 • FEATURED ART OF THE MONTH. Holiday Show by all artists.

23 Main Street. ; 908/362-6865

Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown

Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION. The Washington’s Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, tours of the furnished house will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Adults (Age 16 and up): $7, Children: Free

30 Washington Place; 973/539-2016 x210

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