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From Asbury Park Bazaar: Enjoy shopping in both the Grand Arcade and Convention Hall this holiday season. The Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar will feature a curated roster of the best local and regional artists, vendors, and shops selling the cutest and coolest vintage, handmade, art, jewelry, home goods, foodstuffs, and more. The event will feature live music and special performances, Photos with Santa Sundays, holiday photo booth pictures, a 30 foot Christmas tree, fireplace lounge, and beautiful holiday decor. More information.

From Morristown Partnership: The place to celebrate the holidays from Thanksgiving up until Christmas; this month-long family event kicks off on the Sunday after Thanksgiving with Santa’s rooftop arrival and welcome ceremony.  Family activities and entertainment on the historic Morristown Green, add to the dazzling “Lighting of the Green” ceremony with brilliant lights and wreaths adorning streetlights town-wide – a 100+ year tradition! Each weekend throughout December thousands of attendees from all over Northern New Jersey visit and enjoy Santa visits and photos, holiday crafts, miniature train rides around the Green, gingerbread house & ornament making, music by local choirs and entertainers, ice sculpting demonstrations and free treats! More information.

From Morris County Park Commission: A candy lover’s dream, now in its 28th year! Marvel at the creativity and skill displayed at this festive and charming exhibit featuring 150+ edible masterpieces crafted by local schools, scout troops, and families. With past creations from Hogwarts, to enchanted gardens, pirate ships, and Santa’s Workshop, this is a must see for all ages. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite! This event is sponsored by The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. The craft show is weekends only. More information.

From The Morris County Tourism Bureau: Kick off your holidays with an historic house tour in Morris County. With 1 ticket you can visit 7 sites, all authentically decorated. There will be special Holly Walk programming and exhibits at each site. Gift shops will be loaded with holiday merchandise so bring your shopping list. Many sites will have refreshments and music. New this year, the event takes place over three days. Sites open on the first night will feature candle-lit tours from 4 pm to 8 pm. More information.

From Essex County Executive DiVincenzo: Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invites the public to spend part of their holiday season at the Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. Free admission is being offered at The Holiday Lights Spectacular, which will be held on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 22, 23 & 24 and Nov. 29, 30 & Dec. 1, and daily from Friday, December 6 to Tuesday, December 31. More information.

From the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce: The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce presents the 34th Downtown for the Holidays and Tree Lighting Celebration- and the Ridgewood 125th Anniversary + Winter Fire and Lights. Friday, December 6, 2019 open to the public 5:30-9pm. More information.

From the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts: This holiday season join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, in an intimate and unique Christmas album and concert series you will never forget. With the duo accompanied by an incredible array of talented musicians – and their children – A Celtic Family Christmas will guide you into the wonderful world of a true MacMaster Leahy Christmas celebration. Doors open at 7:30 pm. More information.


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