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8:30 am

Kip Center’s Annual Festival of Trees

December 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until December 8, 2018

Kip Center, 55 Kip Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070 United States
Free

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...

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9:00 am

Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 28, 2018

Environmental Education Center – Basking Ridge, 190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ United States
Free

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...

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10:00 am

Story Time at Booktowne – Manasquan

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

Booktowne, 171 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ United States
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Free

Story Time with Miss Jan every week, 10AM on Wednesdays at BookTowne. Perfect for 2-5years old.

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Morris Plains

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until January 23, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Morris Plains, 1940 Route 10 West
Morris Plains, NJ United States
Free

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.

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Gingerbread Wonderland at Frelinghuysen Arboretum

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 7, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ United States
$2

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,...

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The Christmas Ice Caverns

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2018

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 23, 2018

One event on December 24, 2018 at 10:00am

The Ice Caverns, 437 US Highway 46
Fairfield, NJ United States
$4.99

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...

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Santa’s Wonderland – Bass Pro Shop Atlantic City

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Bass Pro Shops, 30 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
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Free

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...

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10:30 am

Barnes and Noble Story Time – Clark

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until January 23, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Clark, 1180 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ United States
Free

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!

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11:00 am

Barnes and Noble Story Time – East Brunswick

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

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 – Paramus

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Paramus, 765 Route 17 South
Paramus, NJ United States
Free

Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with fun-filled activity or craft in the Children's Department.

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Wednesday Story Time – Barnes and Noble Princeton

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 26, 2018

Barnes and Noble – Princeton, 3535 US Highway 1
Princeton, NJ United States
Free

Join us every Wednesday for Storytime in our Children's Department featuring seasonal stories with our favorite characters. Coloring activity to follow.

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Marlton

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until January 23, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Marlton, 200 West Route 70
Marlton, NJ United States
Free

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!

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

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 28, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2018

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

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...

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11:30 am

Barnes and Noble Story Time – Howell

December 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Howell Howell, NJ United States

11:30 AM Storytime, crafts, songs and games in the Children’s Department.

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12:00 pm

Annual Christmas Train Village – Spring Lake

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until January 1, 2019

Spring Lake Chamber, 313 Washington Ave
Spring Lake, NJ United States
Free

THE SPRING LAKE CHRISTMAS TRAIN VILLAGE 11/24/18 THROUGH 1/1/19 12:00pm - 5:00pm at 313 Washington Ave

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Holiday Market at Bell Works

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

Bell Works Fresh – Farmers & Makers Market, 101 Crawfords Corner Rd
Holmdel, NJ 07733 United States

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...

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Gaudio’s “G” Boys Animation Wonderland

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 24, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 23, 2018

McNaughton’s Garden Center, 351 Kresson Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 United States
$4

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...

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Holiday at Kip’s Castle

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until December 30, 2018

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

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.

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Holiday Musical Light Show in the Tropicana Quarter – Atlantic City

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until December 27, 2018

Tropicana Atlantic City, 2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6338 United States
Free

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...

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1:00 pm

Free Admission Days at Proprietary House

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating until January 30, 2019

Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ United States
Free

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...

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Trees of Christmas Display – Whiting

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2018

America’s Keswick, 601 Route 530
Whiting, NJ 08759 United States
Free

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...

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3:00 pm

Santa Land – Denville

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 21, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Denville Post Office, Clark St.
Denville, NJ United States
Free

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.

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3:30 pm

Book & Build Club at Linwood Public Library

December 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

Linwood Public Library, 310 Davis Ave
Linwood, New Jersey 08221
Free

The new weekly Book & Build Club for children ages 5 and up starts on Wednesday, October 24, at 3:30 p.m. with Miss Ariel. Each week, we’ll have a themed story time followed by building with LEGOs. Registration is not required.

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4:00 pm

Geology Museum Late Nights – New Brunswick

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on November 7, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on December 5, 2018 at 4:00pm

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

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...

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4:30 pm

Bayonne Menorah Lighting

December 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
BCB Bank, 508 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ United States
Free

12/5/2018 Menorah Lighting BCB Bank - 508 Broadway 4:30 PM

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Menorah Lighting – Jackson

December 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Jackson Municipal Building, 95 West Veterans Highway
Jackson, NJ United States
Free

Wednesday, December 5 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm Jackson Municipal Building  

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5:00 pm

Historic Smithville Christmas Light Show

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until January 6, 2019

Historic Smithville and the Village Greene, 1 N New York Rd
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
Free

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...

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Pennsauken Tree Lighting

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pennsauken Township Municipal Complex, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd.
Pennsauken, NJ United States
Free

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...

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Springfield Tree Lighting (Union County)

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Springfield Town Hall Springfield, NJ United States
Free

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...

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City of Camden Tree Lighting

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Roosevelt Plaza Park, 520 Market St
Camden, NJ United States
Free

Join us for the City's Tree Lighting Ceremony!

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5:30 pm

Brick Tree Lighting & Santa Visit

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brick Municipal Building, 401 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, NJ United States
Free

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.  

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Outdoor Christmas Party – Middletown

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30pm, repeating until December 25, 2018

19 Niles Avenue, Middletown, NJ, 19 Niles Avenue
Middletown, NJ United States
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Free

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...

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6:00 pm

Rivervale Menorah Lighting

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
River Vale Community Center, 628 Rivervale Road
Rivervale, NJ United States
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Free

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.

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Hanukkah Celebration at Barnes & Noble – Princeton

December 5 @ 6:00 pm
Barnes and Noble – Princeton, 3535 US Highway 1
Princeton, NJ United States
Free

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...

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The Blight’s B-Lighted Christmas Light Display in Williamstown

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until January 1, 2019

Blight’s B-Lighted Christmas, 1128 Lafayette Street
Williamstown, NJ 08094 United States
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Free

Our 2018/2019 Kick off begins! lights dance to music and lots of fun for the family!

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Neptune Tree Lighting

December 5 @ 6:00 pm
Volunteer Park, South Riverside Dr
Neptune Township, NJ United States
Free

Join us for tree lighting, photos with santa, cookies and hot cocoa, Christmas caroling, gifts and more.

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Edgewater Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 5 @ 6:00 pm
Ridgway Middle School Edgewater Park, NJ United States
Free

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...

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Haddonfield Menorah Lighting

December 5 @ 6:00 pm
Library Point Haddonfield, NJ United States
Free

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...

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6:30 pm

Red Bank Menorah Lighting

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverside Garden Park , 40 W Front St 
Red Bank, NJ United States
Free

December 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Riverside Garden Park 40 W Front St Red Bank, NJ Join in as the they light the Menorah, sing Chanukah songs and dance!

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7:00 pm

Franklin Lakes Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Franklin Lakes Borough Hall, 480 DeKorte Dr
Franklin Lakes, NJ United States
Free

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.

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Hillsdale Christmas Tree & Menorah Lighting

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Veteran’s Park- Hillsdale, Hillsdale Ave
Hillsdale, NJ United States
Free

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!!

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Cranford Menorah Lighting

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cranford, 8 Springfield Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016 United States
Free

Across from the Municipal building (near the Gazebo) Giant menorah lighting! Refreshments & Chanukah gelt!

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Northvale Tree Lighting

December 5 @ 7:00 pm
Northvale Borough Hall Northvale, NJ United States
Free

Holiday Tree Lighting in front of Borough Hall on December 5, 2018 at 7PM. Refreshments to follow at the Senior Center.

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8:30 pm

McDowell Observatory Free Public Viewing

December 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

McDowell Observatory, 3 Dekorte Park Dr
Lyndhurst, NJ United States
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Free

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...

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