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Inspired by the hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a trip on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Whippany from Nov. 16 through Dec. 30. 2018 Season Pricing Coach Class Value: $45 Adult, $40 Child (2-11) Standard: $55 Adult, $50 Child (2-11) │ Peak: $65 Adult, $60 Child (2-11) First Class Value: $65 Adult, $60 Child (2-11) Standard: $70 Adult, $65 Child (2-11) │ Peak: $75 Adult, $70 Child (2-11) Tickets for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride are not refundable For ticketing assistance please contact our reservations office at 973-419-6255 For times and tickets, visit the website.
From Skyland’s Stadium: Our spectacular Christmas Light Show & Village is back for its fifth festive year! With more than two million dazzling lights on a mile-long drive-through course PLUS a new outdoor village, it’s a must-see holiday attraction for your whole family. Christmas Light Show ($20 per Carload) Open November 16–December 30, 2018 • Reimagined drive-through layout with new light displays and features • More than two million sparkling lights set on a mile-long course • Each vehicle through the light show will receive a coupon for free hot chocolate and coffee good at any QuickChek Outdoor Christmas Village (FREE Admission and Parking) Open November 23–December 30, 2018 Please dress warmly to enjoy the new outdoor village activities. Warming stations will be located throughout the Pavilion. • Walk-Thru Lights: Experience our brilliant walk-through light displays • Santa’s Workshop presented by Mark Lindsay Plumbing (Indoors)*: Come inside to take photos with Santa • Skating Rink presented by Pompton Sports Center*: Enjoy skating on our 20′ x 40′ outdoor rink • 8′ Polar Bear Statue: Take cool photos with Champ, our lovable life-size polar bear • Yuengling’s Ice Cream Shop and Hot Chocolate Bar*: Enjoy scrumptious ice cream and custom hot chocolate drinks • Thorlabs S’mores Station*: Roast […]
Enjoy the Winter Walk Holiday Lights. Enter the park on Millburn Avenue by the Gazebo and follow the twinkling lights that will take you through a wonderland of handmade snowflakes, courtesy of local Boy Scout Troop 15. The trees along the path are wrapped in lights, the enormous polar bear is the perfect setting for family photos, and the bridge is adorned with hundreds of lights that reflect into the stream that runs along the Main Street section of the park. Continue your stroll along the Main Street entrance, over the bridge near the Bauer Center and then head for hot chocolate or dinner at your choice of numerous restaurants. The “Winter Walk” has been made possible through the generosity of local businesses, property owners, DMDA, Millburn Township and local residents under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce. Thousands of visitors will enjoy the park from November 24th until the lights dim on January 24th. For additional information kindly contact the Chamber of Commerce at 973-379-1198 or email to email@example.com
Celebrate the 41st Festival of Tress at the Environmental Education Center from Dec. 1 to 28 (closed Dec. 24 – 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See the trees on display! Enjoy live holiday music on the weekend and treats at the Snowflake Cafe. For more information about this event please contact Monica Juhasz at 908-722-1200 ext. 5328 or firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Environmental Education Center 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge NJ 07920 www.somersetcountyparks.org
The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at the South Orange Performing Arts Center hosts a new exhibition by Jenny Flexner Reinhardt December 10, 2018-February 22, 2019. A reception open to the public will take place December 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. In The Price of Sugar, Reinhardt has woven the theme of the bright and seductive appeal of sugar and confectionary, along with its dark side; the addiction, the excess and the disease. Sugar is both sweet and dangerous. Reinhardt is inspired by the bravado of the middle-of-the-night street artist. While not a nocturnal painter herself, she is fascinated by the guerrilla-esque talents of the stencil maker, the spray-painter and the tagger. Her work is part graffiti, part abstraction with figurative form and vintage graphic design thrown in for good measure. It is a heady mixture that guarantees an interesting narrative and will keep you exploring the images for all their hidden elements of literature, history and cultural references that are subconscious elements of life. Jenny Flexner Reinhardt studied at University of Michigan before completing her MFA Cum Laude at the New York Academy of Art. She is an art educator as well as being a very accomplished artist of the highest […]
Celebrate the season at the Durand-Hedden House & Garden on December 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. with gingerbread houses, a paper ornament activity, treats and shopping. Gingerbread House Contestants must enter by December 8. Visit Durand-Hedden’s website for details and to enter. Kids, teens, families, adults and professionals are welcome. Children can also visit with our Victorian Santa on the 9th – be sure to have your camera ready. The creative entries of the 2018 Durand-Hedden Gingerbread House competition will be on display as well as on December 15 and 16 (at the Country Store) and at the Hilton Library December 18 through January 17. Holiday shopping at the Durand-Hedden Country Store The Country Store has special inexpensive gifts for family, friends and teachers, while benefiting the Durand-Hedden House. The historic-themed selection includes such items as early American children’s games and toys, facsimile documents, quill pens and ink, pictorial history books about Maplewood, historic cookbooks, cookie molds, tin lanterns, reproductive decorative items and ceramics, local honey and Original 1910 Chocolate Fudge Sauce. Also available are the original Doors of Maplewood poster, Smile: A Pictorial History of Olympic Park, 1887-1965 and the new acid-free reproduction of the charming 1931 […]
Holiday in the Park is back for select days from November 17 -January 1 at Six Flags Great Adventure. It’s the most magical time of the year filled with enchanting experiences that will help create those special family fun outings again and again. Our breathtaking winter wonderland features a variety of delightful and interactive activities to help capture the holiday spirit. There are always festive surprises at Holiday in the Park. The elves are making the plans and will be sharing them soon. Check back to see what’s waiting for you under the tree. Special attractions only available during Holiday in the Park. Embrace the holiday spirit! From visiting with Santa to amazing shows, our Holiday Attractions are unique and only available during Holiday in the Park. Please note, some activities may require an additional fee.
From McCarter Theatre Center: Princeton’s annual holiday tradition returns December 4 – 29 with a much-loved mix of expert storytelling, community connections, and theatrical magic. McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce the return of A Christmas Carol, directed by Adam Immerwahr. This family-friendly production runs December 4 – 29 in the Matthews Theatre. A popular annual event for families all across the region, McCarter Theatre Center’s production brings Charles Dickens’ timeless story of memory and redemption beyond the stage and out into the aisles and lobbies. Of special note this year is the addition of a sensory-sensitive relaxed performance on December 28 (details below). About the Show Ebenezer Scrooge (Greg Wood) is no fan of Christmas. He “bah humbugs” every glimmer of holiday happiness. Cheer is costly and good-will is bad for business. This Christmas, however, things are going to be a little different. This annual holiday tradition will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity Scrooge discovers. McCarter’s version of Ebenezer Scrooge’s magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future combines period-specific music with 21st century design and special effects. Featuring a cast of professional actors joined by more than three […]
From Jenkinson’s Aquarium: Join us for an Indoor Holiday Lights Spectacular this December 14, 15, 21, 22 and 26-28 from 6-9pm each night! Our winter wonderland includes treats, crafts, pictures with Santa & friends, games & more! The Aquarium, Sweet Shop, Aquarium Gift Shop & Pavilion arcade will be open! Aquarium Admission is $8 per person* ($8 admission valid from 6-9pm during Sea of Lights. No discounts or coupons can be applied during Sea of Lights). Pictures with Santa – December 14, 15, 21 & 22 (Santa’s Headquarters – Jenkinson’s Pavilion) Scuba Santa – December 26, 27 & 28 at 6:15-7:15pm and 7:45-8:30pm in Jenkinson’s Aquarium (Aquarium admission required) Princess Palooza Mini Holiday Shows – December 26, 27, & 28 at 7pm & 8:15pm at Santa’s Headquarters (Pavilion Stage). Each show is approximately 25 minutes long and will feature 3 princesses (or princess friends) each evening! December 26th – Ice Princess, Ice Queen and Friendly Snowman December 27th – Glass Slipper Princess, Yellow Dress Princess and Poison Apple Princess December 28th – Hawaiian Princess, Mermaid Princess and Princess of Avalor
In this musical based on the beloved Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film, Jim Hardy leaves behind the hustle and bustle of showbiz for a quiet life on a Connecticut farm. Jim’s agrarian efforts are a flop, but things start looking up when he falls for a talented schoolteacher, and together they infuse their sleepy rural setting with some Broadway razzle-dazzle. Fresh from a Broadway run, this heartwarming, toe-tapping production features more than 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalog, including “Easter Parade,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” and “White Christmas.” More info
Harlem Globetrotters at Prudential Center Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. This one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. The world famous Harlem Globetrotters feature a star-studded roster with electrifying athletes that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus women stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green! Back by popular demand are the Flying Globies acrobatic trampoline dunk team! Tickets are $25.
The Aquarium is hosting extended hours through 6:00 PM on Monday, December 31st to ring in the New Year with your family, friends, and fish at our annual New Year’s Eve Splash! New this year, we are presenting New Year’s Around the World where we will celebrate a different country every hour and talk about traditions from that country within our animal talk! Check out our Daily Show Guide for all show times. Take more time to enjoy your favorite animals and even boogey down at our special DJ Shell-ebration Dance Parties. Then end the evening at the best spot on the waterfront to see the beautiful twilight fireworks display over the Delaware River! All included with your Membership or General Admission Tickets start at $21.99.
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