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December 2017

The Christmas Ice Caverns

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Monday, repeating until December 24, 2017

The Ice Caverns, 437 US Highway 46
Fairfield, NJ United States
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$3.99

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,…

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The Christmas Ice Caverns

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Monday, repeating until December 24, 2017

The Ice Caverns, 437 US Highway 46
Fairfield, NJ United States
+ Google Map
$3.99

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,…

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Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2017

One event on December 11, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 12, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 13, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 14, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 18, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 19, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 26, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 27, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 28, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on January 1, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on January 2, 2018 at 5:00pm

Turtleback Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ United States
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Free

Holiday Lights Spectacular Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 17 – December 10 Every Night: December 11 – January 2, 2018 Closed: December 24 & 25 5pm to 9pm Free Admission Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats. Different themed activities featured each December weekend makes…

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The Christmas Ice Caverns

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Monday, repeating until December 24, 2017

The Ice Caverns, 437 US Highway 46
Fairfield, NJ United States
+ Google Map
$3.99

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,…

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Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2017

One event on December 11, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 12, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 13, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 14, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 18, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 19, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 26, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 27, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 28, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on January 1, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on January 2, 2018 at 5:00pm

Turtleback Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ United States
+ Google Map
Free

Holiday Lights Spectacular Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 17 – December 10 Every Night: December 11 – January 2, 2018 Closed: December 24 & 25 5pm to 9pm Free Admission Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats. Different themed activities featured each December weekend makes…

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The Christmas Ice Caverns

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Monday, repeating until December 24, 2017

The Ice Caverns, 437 US Highway 46
Fairfield, NJ United States
+ Google Map
$3.99

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,…

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Holiday at Kip’s Castle

December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Kips Castle, 22 Crestmont Ave
Verona, NJ United States
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Free

Holiday at Kip's Castle December 2, 2017 - December 30, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm Visit Kip's Castle for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa the 1920's. December 2nd - 30th, Wednesday to Sunday from 12 Noon to 4pm *Closed December 24th for Christmas Eve*

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Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2017

One event on December 11, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 12, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 13, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 14, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 18, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 19, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 26, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 27, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 28, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on January 1, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on January 2, 2018 at 5:00pm

Turtleback Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ United States
+ Google Map
Free

Holiday Lights Spectacular Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 17 – December 10 Every Night: December 11 – January 2, 2018 Closed: December 24 & 25 5pm to 9pm Free Admission Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats. Different themed activities featured each December weekend makes…

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The Christmas Ice Caverns

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Monday, repeating until December 24, 2017

The Ice Caverns, 437 US Highway 46
Fairfield, NJ United States
+ Google Map
$3.99

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,…

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Holiday at Kip’s Castle

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Kips Castle, 22 Crestmont Ave
Verona, NJ United States
+ Google Map
Free

Holiday at Kip's Castle December 2, 2017 - December 30, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm Visit Kip's Castle for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa the 1920's. December 2nd - 30th, Wednesday to Sunday from 12 Noon to 4pm *Closed December 24th for Christmas Eve*

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