TUESDAYS WITH STORIES: THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS CAROL. This performance will take you to the night in 1843 when Charles Dickens dreamed up his idea for the famous ghostly tale. 12 & 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
DAVE LEONHARDT TRIO. A Jazzy Christmas 7pm. $25. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
THE NUTCRACKER. The New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
FROSTY. Can Frosty the snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Sampler Series: Recommended 4+ 1 & 3:30pm. $10. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
HARRY ALLEN QUINTET. Performance spotlights the outstanding talent of 13 year old trumpet prodigy Geoff Gallante. $22.50 Advance - $27.50 Door. 1686 Route 517.
FIRST NIGHT MORRIS. New Jersey’s biggest and brightest alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts features over eighty performances - representing dance, drama, music and visual arts at venues in and around Morristown. Enjoy live performances, exhibits, activities and demonstrations ranging from popular to classical, homegrown to international. Plus there will be two rounds of fireworks, one at 9pm and the other at midnight! 7pm - midnight. $20 before December 27.
December 3-December 28 • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
December 6-December 21 • HOLIDAY PLANETARIUM SHOWS. The Alien Who Stole Christmas, Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 2 p.m.
Discover the stars visible in the winter sky. Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system after he is kidnapped by a friendly alien. The kids on the other planets also need presents. (Recommended for ages 6-10)
Winter Wonder Lights, Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 3 p.m. Listen to such holiday tunes as “Wizards in Winter,” “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree,” and “Dominick the Donkey” while lasers draw pictures on the dome overhead. (Recommended for ages 6-adult)
December Skies, Saturdays, December 6, 13, 20, 4 p.m. Discover the stars and constellations visible in tonight’s sky.
Tickets cost $7 for one show or $13 for two shows on the same day. Reservations are strongly suggested for all Planetarium shows. For additional information, call 908-231-8805 or visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium.$7/ $13 for 2 shows.
Weekends November 15 - December 21 • TWELVE DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS. Special "holiday helpers" will be strolling throughout Chester randomly giving away HCBA member-affiliated gift certificates and other prizes to unsuspecting shoppers. No purchase necessary. Winners will be posted weekly on the HCBA website and facebook page.Free.
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.
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): $4.00, cash or check only, Children: Free