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Visit Stone Harbor for family activities all weekend including $5 holiday movies, carousel rides, carnival games, scavenger hunts, craft making, plays and musical performances, marshmallow roasting, pet parade, holiday dash, and more culminating in the Annual Christmas Parade Saturday at 6:30 pm.Find out more »
Take a break from Black Friday shopping, get some fresh air, and work off some of that Thanksgiving meal. Nature Programs is joining REI's #OptOutside movement to offer everyone the opportunity to opt outside! Stop by the historic Hunt House Barn to pick up Mercer Meadows "Choose Your Own Adventure" Passport and hunt for clues in the Meadows for the opportunity to win a prize! Up for a bigger challenge? Head over to Baldpate Mountain for the 5-mile hike challenge!…Find out more »
The wonders of the season come to life in "An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: HOliday Tradiotions throught the Years/" at the Carroll Gallery lcoated in the estate Carriage House, 1048 Washinton Street. Here you can experience a lively exhibit of holiday traditions complete with a giant christmas tree, a Department 56 Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic photos from Christmas past and more! Friday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 1st 2018. The Gallery is open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas; house vary.…Find out more »
Dickens’ Days is an annual event that transforms Clinton into a Victorian Village. Visitors can expect to interact with Scrooge, Charles Dickens, and Father Christmas as they stroll through downtown Clinton entertaining shoppers. The town will be decorated for the holidays, with toy soldiers on the famous Clinton Bridge, holiday greens, and twinkling lights. Horse drawn carriage rides, in full Victorian costume, offer a glimpse into the past. Musical performances of all genres will be performed by local artists and…Find out more »
Downtown Christmas Walk2017 Annual Christmas Walk Kicks Off Friday, Nov. 24 on South Street Santa will land on the roof of The Provident Bank at 6 PM. After the parade there will be family-friendly activities and local businesses will be open with refreshments. New Providence will welcome Santa during the Annual New Providence Christmas Walk on Friday, Nov. 24. He will be greeted by the Pioneer Band when he lands on the roof of The Provident Bank on South Street…Find out more »
Festive Friday Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00am Embrace the holiday season with Festive Friday in Avalon! Featuring over 40 holiday activities for the entire family to enjoy!Find out more »
What are the Christmas Ice Caverns?The “Christmas Ice Caverns” are an Animated children’s display that children walk through and see dozens of storybook displays in a Christmas Themed setting. You can see Disney characters sleigh riding in the snow, Santa’s candy factory, Santa’s reindeer feeding barn, toy story figures, a life-size Nativity, and much, much, more. There is a Santa present for photos but please note depending on the day determines which suit. Traditional Suit: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday Victorian Suit: Tuesdays,…Find out more »
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 5:00 pm The annual Festival of Trees returns at the Whitebrier starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and continuing at Noon on Friday. Click More Information for a full list of participants!Find out more »
Come to Historic Bordentown City for a magical railroad trip back in time! Old City Hall on Crosswicks Street is the site of annual model train show featuring numerous fully running layouts with model villages and scenes as well as displays of memorabilia, Christmas toy trains, etc. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 24 through January 7, except for Christmas weekend and New Year's Eve. Free for everyone! Visit Downtown Bordentown’s website for more info.Find out more »
During fish feeding events at Bass Pro Shops, fish and aquarium extraordinaire Derek feeds the fish in the Bass Pro Shops large fish tank. After Derek finishes feeding the fish he answers questions about the fish and his job. During these Bass Pro Shops events, Derek will also get dressed in a scuba diving suit and go into the tank to clean the tank and inspect the animals. It's his job to make sure everyone is healthy. Children and adults are…Find out more »