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December 2017

Westminster Community Orchestra: Holiday Sing-along

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Westminster Choir College Princeton, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

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Princeton Menorah Lighting

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Event Overview Join special guest speakers and the Odessa Klezmer Band us as we light our Menorah! The ceremony will take place at the North Plaza on Hulfish Street in front of Mediterra restaurant. Rain or shine. Afterwards, there will be music and refreshments in the Senior Room at the Nassau Inn.

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Michael’s Kids Club

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 16, 2017

$2

Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 10 AM - 12 PM Holiday Painted Rocks November 4 Craft Stick Ornaments November 11 Holiday Banner November 18   Customize Slime December 2 North Pole Photo Props December 9 Candy Cane Decorations December 16   For more information or to register go to http://www.michaels.com 

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Small Explorers – New Jersey State Museum

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 17, 2018

New Jersey State Museum, 205 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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Held the third Saturday of each month, 10:00 am in the Discovery Den, 2nd floor For children 6 months to 5 years old with their caregivers Explore the Museum with your baby, toddler or preschooler! Each month the Small Explorers series explores a different theme through stories, crafts, and play. Each program is 45 minutes long and begins promptly at 10:00 am. Please plan to arrive by 9:45 am. The program is FREE, but space is limited and advance registration…

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Small Explorers December program

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
New Jersey State Museum, 205 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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Bring your child to the Small Explorers program this month to explore snowy weather. We'll read "The Snowy Day", visit the Inuit/Eskimo section of the "Hearth & Home" exhibition, then head back to the STEAM Center for some fun, hands-on games and activities. This free program is for children 6 mos. to 5 years. Space is limited and advance registration is suggested. Contact kerry.scott@sos.nj.gov to register.

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Michaels Make Break

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 16, 2017

Varies

Details will be posted as we know more - join Michaels for a free (or low cost) make break!   11/4, 1-3PM -Mini-tree, lots of fun! Join us for a special tree-themed MAKEbreak this weekend. Saturday, November 4, 1 – 3 pm Local Time Pick out a mini tree and decorate it with us! We’ll provide all the trimmings when you buy an Ashland® Accent Tree or a mini tree from our Merry Minis Collection. Age 3 and up welcome Pre-registration…

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Santa Fly In – Montgomery Township

December 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Princeton Airport, 41 Airpark Road
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

42nd ANNIVERSARY OF SANTA TO FLY INTO PRINCETON AIRPORT CHRISTMAS EVE DAY Forty two years ago, the idea of having Santa fly into the Princeton Airport for the area children to watch was brought to life. Throughout the years, this has evolved into a wonderful annual event for local families and those less fortunate. The tradition will continue this year on Sunday, December 24th, when the Nierenberg family owners of the airport, will open the hangar doors to children awaiting…

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Watch Washington Cross the Delaware

December 25 @ 12:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Rd
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
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George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River and defeat of the Hessians in Trenton is considered a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Witness this historic event for yourself during our reenactment. Join fellow citizens from around the country for a Bucks County tradition featuring several hundred reenactors clad in Continental military dress and George Washington himself. Listen as General Washington delivers an inspiring speech and then leads his troops across the river in replica Durham…

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Bonfire Bash – Robbinsville

December 31 @ 8:30 pm
270 Meadowbrook Road, 270 Meadowbrook Road
Robbinsville, NJ United States
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Free

New Years Eve Bonfire Bash

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January 2018

Home Depot Kids Workshop

January 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2017

One event on November 25, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on January 6, 2018 at 9:00am

Free

BLOCK CALENDAR - January 6 2018, 9 AM - 12 PM Get organized for 2018 in our hands-on Workshop where you and your child can assemble a wooden block calendar to kick off the new year. Useful year-round, the block calendar is perfect for a tabletop display. Once the calendar construction is complete, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get…

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