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Join us for our annual Holiday Parade. Immediately following the parade help Santa find Stan the Snowman with a fun scavenger hunt. Free goodies for all participants.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 »
Join us for the ribbon cutting and opening of the new Santa House located at Turkey Brook Park! Since 1995, the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Olive has opened the Santa House for the children and families of Mt. Olive. This year, the Santa House will be located at Turkey Brook Park in Budd Lake. Quality photos with Santa are available for only $10.00 each and are printed on-site for your convenience. All children will receive a free toy and candy…Find out more »
Join us every Saturday on the front porch of the Museum of American Glass and enjoy a reading of one of our favorite children’s books. Make it a family tradition and join us each week! Story time will begin promptly at 10:30 am and will take place outdoors. If you would like, you are welcome to bring a picnic blanket to sit on. Story Circle is recommended for up to 12 years of age. There is no charge to shop,…Find out more »
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?…Find out more »
Snowfest Saturday Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 11:00 am This event, sponsored by the Borough of Avalon, will feature family-fun games, rides, activities and more! http://www.visitavalonnj.com/special-eventsFind out more »
Join us for FREE photos with Santa on a Harley from 11-3pm! From 12-3 we will have free hot dogs, and other refreshments too! Morris Plains Fire Department will be here with one of their Fire Trucks collecting new, unwrapped toys for local children in need this holiday season! Plus, awesome Black Friday type sales on H-D licensed product all day...stay tuned for more details! You don't want to miss the FUN!!!!!!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 »
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in our Greenhouses! Saturday, November 25, December 2, 9, and 16 from 11am-3pm Get your lists ready! Continuing his Christmas tradition, Santa is spending time at the farm before heading back to the North Pole! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and don't forget to take the perfect picture. Santa will be in our greenhouse on November 25, December 2, 9, and 16 from 11am-3pm. Don't forget to bring your camera!!Find out more »