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December 2017

Holiday Party, Christmas Tree & Menorah Lighting – Old Bridge

December 11 @ 6:30 pm
Old Bridge Municipal Complex Old Bridge, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

HOLIDAY PARTY, CHRISTMAS TREE & MENORAH LIGHTING Monday, December 11th, 2017 Municipal Complex Courtyard 6:30pm Come join us to kick off the holidays as we celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah by lighting the township Christmas Tree and Menorah during our annual ceremony, including holiday blessings from several local denominations. Listen to the OBHS Choir sing some holiday classics and join the crowd caroling. Afterwards come have some hot chocolate and cookies with Santa. Bring your phone or camera’s if you want…

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – East Brunswick

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until January 24, 2018

barnes and Noble – East Brunswick, 753 Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ United States
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Free

Wednesday Morning Storytime Join us for a fun Storytime, every Wednesday at 11am! We'll read a story and have a quick coloring activity to follow. You do not need to register for this Storytime! Children must stay with a parent or guardian at all times.

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Edison

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Barnes and Noble – Edison, 55 Parsonage Road
Edison, NJ United States
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Free

Come join us for a fun Storytime every Thursday morning at 11am. Miss Susan chooses one of her favorite books to read and there are activities or coloring to follow.

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Edison

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Barnes and Noble – Edison, 55 Parsonage Road
Edison, NJ United States
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Free

Come join us for a fun Storytime every Thursday morning at 11am. Miss Susan chooses one of her favorite books to read and there are activities or coloring to follow.

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Menorah Lighting and Hanukkah Celebration – Edison

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road
Edison, NJ United States
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Free

JOIN US FOR THE LIGHTING OF THE EDISON TOWNSHIP MENORAH AND HANUKKAH CELEBRATION! Thursday, December 14, 2017 7:00pm at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison This event is FREE of charge! Join dignitaries, JCC staff and community members in our gym for the lighting of the menorah. The festivities continue with music, entertainment and light refreshments for all! For more information, call 732-494-3232

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Horse and Carriage Rides – New Brunswick

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until December 17, 2017

New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Free horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered from the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick from Friday the 15th to Sunday the 17th. These rides start at 4 PM each day and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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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Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts for Kids

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Free

Come drop in on Saturdays for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE crafts. One of our favorite educational stores is Lakeshore Learning. The crafts are for children 3 and up but younger kids can easily join in the fun. The crafts have something to do with current events or the season. When are Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts? The Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts are on Saturdays between 11 am and 3 pm. Is registration required for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts?…

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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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The Barron Arts Center’s Holiday Model Train Show – Woodbridge

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ United States
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free

Barron Arts Center 27th Annual Holiday Model Train Show November 25-December 30 (CLOSED DEC 25 ) Exhibit Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11am-4pm ~ Sat. & Sun 2pm- 4pm Featuring the set-up and design of Mike Gelesky. Free admission; donations welcome. Available for school or group viewing. Call 732-634-0413

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