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45th Festival of Trees December is the time to visit the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) to welcome winter and get into the holiday spirit! The festival is an indoor exhibit of decorated trees by various community groups and individuals alike. Enjoy holiday music and relax while viewing the beautiful trees! Please call 908-722-1200 (ext. 5328) or email email@example.com to participate as an exhibitor and decorate a tree, to make group reservations or for more information. Suggested donation: $5.00 per person. Friday, December 1 through Thursday, December 28, 2023, 9:00am-4:30pm **Please note the EEC will be closed December 22, 24, & 25** See you in December at the EEC – the perfect lead into the holiday season! Download an Application for the Festival of Trees.
Santa @ the Commons Presented by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset 11/11 – 12/24, Center Court He’s back! Santa will begin welcoming children of all ages for visits and photos filled with holiday magic. Located in Center Court on the shopping center’s Lower Level, visits to Santa Celebration will begin Saturday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 24. Set amongst 25 garland-topped light curtains (each adorned with thousands of white, glistening lights) and candy-cane inspired twists cascading from high above, Santa Celebration will feature an authentic Kris Kringle perched in his grand velvet chair on an elevated platform behind his adoring guests. A bright and cheery, red photo frame sits in front of the famed wish-fulfiller proclaiming, “Holiday Joy.” SANTA PHOTO HOURS November 11 Saturday 1pm – 8pm November 12 - November 22 Monday - Friday 12pm - 7pm Saturday 11am - 8pm Sunday 12pm - 6pm THANKSGIVING DAY CLOSED November 24 - December 14 Monday - Thursday 11am - 7pm Friday - Saturday 10am - 8pm Sunday 12pm - 6pm Saturday, December 2, 12:30pm – 8pm Tuesday, December 5, 11am – 4pm Thursday, December 7, 11am – 3pm December 15 - 23 Daily 10am - 8pm Sunday, December 24, 10am
Annual Christmas Market Back to Nature's Annual Christmas Market, where the magic of the holiday season is brought to life! With Unique gifts, Santa's warm welcome, sweet treats, and a pet friendly atmosphere! The perfect destination to create cherished memories!
Holiday Lights Hayride Looking for family Christmas activities and holiday fun? Bring your family and friends for a festive holiday lights tractor-drawn hayride! It's that feeling you get when Christmas time comes, and you smell the cookies baking in the oven and the sound of holiday music coming from your Bluetooth speakers. So why not upgrade your yuletide joy with a holiday lights hayride at Norz Hill Farm! Christmas time at Norz Hill Farm is always a special experience. There's something about the chilly air and Christmas lights that makes the whole place feel magical. One of our favorite Christmas activities here on the farm is the holiday lights hayride. Bundling up in a warm blanket and snuggling close to your loved ones as you ride through the farm, taking in the sights and sounds of Christmas. The best part is when you get back to the farmhouse and can sit by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate, feeling all cozy and Christmas-y. Norz Hill Farm offers Hayride experiences complete with holiday lights, outdoor interactive displays, a spin by the animals, and perhaps a stop by Santa's cornfield office! If you looking for family Christmas activities, Norz Hill Farm's provides the best family
Hillsborough Township Christmas Tree Lighting Come watch Santa light the tree! Enjoy cocoa and cookies with your favorite holiday characters! You can drop off your letters to Santa and have fun on the train ride and inflatables! Donations of new pajamas welcomed for the PJ drive and food will be available for purchase! Music, firepit, and more!
Winter Kickoff Campfire Welcome winter and kick off the season with a cozy campfire evening at Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve! Astronomers from RVCC will join us with a big telescope to observe the starry winter sky! We’ll roast marshmallows, enjoy warm glogg (a traditional Scandinavian winter drink), and play glow in the dark yard games. We will also be collecting lightly used outdoor winter gear to swap (anything left will be donated!). Gear up for the season ahead with great friends, fun, and the “friluftsliv” Nordic spirit of enjoying the outdoors year-round. Don’t forget to bring your favorite blanket and mug for some glogg or hot cocoa. All ages welcome, children 3 and under are free! This event is part of RHA’s partnership with Friluftsliving Family, helping busy families create easy outdoor adventures, wherever you live! Learn more about this Scandinavian ethos and join in the fun with this winter’s “15 Weeks of Friluftsliv”on the Friluftsliving Family Instagram page or via newsletter! Bundle up and start making winter memories!
Art After Hours – Pottery Date Night Come on out and get dirty with a date night in the ceramics studio! Couples (and singles) are invited to come out for an intimate experience of throwing on the potters wheel. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the throwing process and give you options for decorating and glazing. We will glaze, fire and package your creation for pickup. Light refreshments will be provided. Please wear or change into clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
Green Brook Holiday Tree Lighting Join Green Brook's Annual Tree Lighting, the first Friday in December!
Descendants – the Musical Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical jam-packed with comedy, adventure, Disney characters, and hit songs from the films! Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost – home of the most infamous villains who ever lived – the teenaged children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?
It’s a Wonderful Life is an adaptation of Frank Capra’s masterpiece film. This is the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been squashed by family obligations and civic duty, and whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair, and to remind him – by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born – that he has had, after all, a wonderful life.