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The Kip Center’s 24th Annual Festival of Trees will begin Tuesday, November 13th. A favorite tradition in the community, Our Festival of Trees fundraiser is the perfect venue to enjoy a beautiful holiday display of trees, wreaths, and centerpieces that are decorated by local individuals, organizations and business. Any individual, organization or business may decorate a...Find out more »
Celebrate the 41st Festival of Trees! December 1 - 28, 2018 | 9:00am - 4:30pm (closed December 24-25 in observance of the Christmas holiday) Come see the trees on display! Weekend live holiday music ~ Snowflake Café on Saturdays & Sundays For more information about this event please contact: Monica Juhasz at 908 722-1200 ext. 5328...Find out more »
Story Time with Miss Jan every week, 10AM on Wednesdays at BookTowne. Perfect for 2-5years old.Find out more »
Join us every Wednesday at 10:00AM for storytime in the Kids' Department! Fun picture books selected by store employees, different every week and different from our Saturday Storytime books.Find out more »
Gingerbread Wonderland 2018 GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND 2018 Celebrating 27 Years of Wonder! This December marks the 27th Anniversary of Gingerbread Wonderland. Guests, young and old, marvel at the creativity, skill and sense of optimism that characterizes this charming and ecumenical exhibit of hundreds of edible structures. Vote for your personal favorite in The People’s Choice Award,...Find out more »
Make The Christmas Ice Caverns An Annual Tradition! Last December, we spent a day visiting some Christmas and holiday attractions that we hadn't been to before. Despite having family in the area, somehow we hadn't been to the Christmas Ice Caverns at Jody's Silk Florist in Fairfield. The Ice Caverns remind me of...Find out more »
Welcome to Santa’s Wonderland! Come in and make a craft and visit with Santa! Santa's Wonderland Activities at Bass Pro Shop Atlantic City Visit for a free photo with Santa! Photo packages are available for purchase. November 18 - November 24 Santa's Wonderland Schedule Craft is Decorate a Santa Bag A plush mouse will be...Find out more »
Staff Pick: Storytime Favorites Join us for a fun and engaging children's Storytime each week as our booksellers read stories from our favorite authors and illustrators. The reading will be followed by kids' crafts that can be hung on display in our store or taken home for your personal galleries!Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with fun-filled activity or craft in the Children's Department.Find out more »
Join us every Wednesday for Storytime in our Children's Department featuring seasonal stories with our favorite characters. Coloring activity to follow.Find out more »
Come on over to our place for great stories, good conversation and a simple activity. Today's Storytime is especially suited for children ages 3 to 5. Join us!Find out more »
The Barron Arts Center Presents The 28th Annual Holiday Model Train Exhibit On View Nov 30 – Dec 30, 2018 CLOSED DEC 25 Exhibit Hours Mon – Fri: 11am-4pm Sat & Sun: 2-4pm Train Show Reception & Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday Nov 30, 2018 ~ 5-7pm In the tradition of family exhibitions for the Holiday...Find out more »
THE SPRING LAKE CHRISTMAS TRAIN VILLAGE 11/24/18 THROUGH 1/1/19 12:00pm - 5:00pm at 313 Washington AveFind out more »
2018 Holiday Markets at Bell Works Join us for a warm and toasty holiday market season. Shop with 40+ local curated farms, food makers and artists. Activities for Kids & Adults Wreath Making Cookie & Cupcake Decorating Candy Necklace Station Ginger Bread House Making Arts & Crafts & More Coat and Toy Drive Dates: Wednesdays...Find out more »
Gaudio's "G" Boys Animation Wonderland GAUDIO'S "G" BOYS ANIMATION WONDERLAND It's back!! The long-awaited, much loved South Jersey family tradition - the "G" Boys Animation Wonderland is back for its 3rd year at McNaughton's Cherry Hill location! Share the magic of your childhood with your own children in this magical walk-through display. Completely REVAMPED and...Find out more »
Holiday at Kip's Castle November 28, 2018 - December 30, 2018 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.Find out more »
Does the holiday season make you long for falling snow, twinkling lights and jingle bells? Me too. This year you have to check out The Quarter at the Tropicana, for Twinkle, a free holiday laser light show. Beginning November 16 and running daily every hour starting at 12 noon, the Havana-themed Quarter will be turned...Find out more »
Completed in 1764, Proprietary House has served as a residence to New Jersey’s last Royal Governor, a stylish hotel, a private mansion, a retirement home, a boarding house, and now a museum. A true survivor, this building has seen war and peace, fire and storms, neglect and restoration, to stand witness to 250 years of...Find out more »
Trees of Christmas Display November 23rd – December 23rd, 2018; Monday – Saturday, 1-5:00PM Come and celebrate the season of Christmas with our spectacular tree display at America’s Keswick. Gather the kids, the folks, and your friends and walk around the fantastical tree display we have set up in our Fireside room… (and get some family photos...Find out more »
Dates: Friday, November 30 - Sunday, December 23 Times: Weekdays, from 3pm - 7pm, Weekends from 1pm - 6pm Updates will be listed on their Facebook Page Santa Land is located across from the Denville Post Office on Clark Street. You can call 973-551-0745 for more information.Find out more »
Join us on the first Wednesday of every month between 4 pm and 8 pm at the Geology Museum for our Late Night at the Museum events. Each Late Night consists of activity stations and events related to the night's specific theme, which can range from a wide array of topics that fall under the categories of...Find out more »
12/5/2018 Menorah Lighting BCB Bank - 508 Broadway 4:30 PMFind out more »
From dark to 8:30pm Thursday through Sunday...Enjoy popular songs of the Holiday Season synchronized with a dazzling Christmas tree light show sure to get you in the Holiday spirit. Over 120 Christmas Trees constructed from over 50,000 Christmas lights, magically float on Lake Meone in the center of Historic Smithville. The moment darkness falls, an...Find out more »
Pennsauken Township’s tree lighting ceremony returns on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Township Municipal Complex, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd. The evergreen tree outside of the Municipal Building will be ornately decorated for the holidays; and several food trucks will be on hand for attendees to enjoy something to eat during...Find out more »
The Township of Springfield will ring in the winter season with the annual Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 5:00-8:00 pm, outside Town Hall. In the event of rain or snow, the event will be postponed until Thursday, December 6, 2018. The free event is sponsored by the Recreation Department, and community...Find out more »
Wednesday, December 5 at 5:30pm at the Municipal Building. All residents are invited to help welcome the Christmas season to Brick Township at the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event features holiday music, treats and a visit from Santa Claus.Find out more »
The Szotak Christmas Spectacular" is officially lit!...19 and 17 Niles Ave Middletown... please come and visit!...and if your hearts are moved to do so, please drop a little something into the Operation Smile box at the end of the driveway and help a poor child born with a cleft palate get their mouth fixed...thank you...Find out more »
Annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting - Dec. 5 Menorah lighting and celebration will take place at the River Vale Community Center at 628 Rivervale Road beginning at 6pm onWednesday, December 5.Find out more »
Wednesday December 5, 2018 6:00 PM Join us for an extra special Hanukkah Celebration in our Children's Department featuring Storytime, songs, and activities. Author Karen Rostoker-Gruber will share Farmer Kobi's Hanukkah Match, a funny Hanukkah tale for children of all ages. Temple Micah will lead guests in Songs and Lighting of the Menorah as well...Find out more »
Our 2018/2019 Kick off begins! lights dance to music and lots of fun for the family!Find out more »
Join us for tree lighting, photos with santa, cookies and hot cocoa, Christmas caroling, gifts and more.Find out more »
Edgewater Park Township cordially invites you to The Annual Tree Lighting December 5, 2018 at Ridgway Middle School 300 Delanco Rd. Santa Claus will arrive at 6:30 There will be light refreshments, music and pictures with Santa. All Edgewater Park residents are invited to attended. ***** we are collecting unwrapped gifts which will be donated to...Find out more »
Wednesday, December 5, 2018: at 6:00 PM Library Point 60 N. Haddon Ave. Haddonfield, NJ 856 - 874-1500 The grand Chanukah celebration will take place on feature Public dignitaries and community leaders to assist in kindling the giant Menorah. Following the kindling, there will be a program featuring music, delicious latkes and donuts, chocolate Chanukah Gelt...Find out more »
Please join Mayor Bivona and Council Members as we light our Annual Christmas Tree, located between the Borough Hall and the Library on DeKorte Drive, on Wednesday, December 5, at 7:00 PM.Find out more »
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Menorah Lighting Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM Holiday in Veterans Park 7:00 pm - Rain/Snow Date December 7th Special Performance by Lakeside Choraliers and DJ Mike A Special Visitor will be coming so bring your camera!!Find out more »
Across from the Municipal building (near the Gazebo) Giant menorah lighting! Refreshments & Chanukah gelt!Find out more »
Free open viewing is held every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Check dates below, times change according to season. Please note: The buildings are closed at 10:30 PM. WINTER SCHEDULE: December 5, 12, 19, 26 January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27 All ages are welcome and children must be accompanied by...Find out more »