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Event Series Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Woods Road Firehouse 324 Woods Road, Hillsborough

Breakfast with Santa Woods Road Firehouse is hosting breakfast with the Big Guy himself! All you can eat breakfast! First seating: 8:15 - doors open 8am Second seating: 10:45 - doors open 10:30am

Event Series Bedminster Farmers Market

Bedminster Farmers Market


Bedminster Farmers Market The Bedminster Farmers Market is dedicated to promoting and encouraging local agriculture by providing a marketplace for quality locally-grown products from independently owned and operated farms. The Bedminster Farmers Market is a forum for residents to appreciate our agricultural community and the importance of maintaining land for agricultural uses. The Bedminster Farmers Market is a family-friendly opportunity to build and maintain a greater sense of community for all of our residents

Pysanky Egg Painting Workshop

Pysanky Egg Painting Workshop Pysanky are the beautiful, elaborately decorated eggs found in Polish, Ukrainian and Russian traditions. While they may look difficult to make, learning the design technique is quite easy. You will learn the step by step process used to create these jewels and a little bit of the history behind these small works of art. It’s a lot of fun and the results are always impressive. Finished eggs make great gifts or decorations for your own home. Class Level: Adult and Teens 14+ (All Levels) All materials included in the fee.

Event Series Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Woods Road Firehouse 324 Woods Road, Hillsborough

Breakfast with Santa Woods Road Firehouse is hosting breakfast with the Big Guy himself! All you can eat breakfast! First seating: 8:15 - doors open 8am Second seating: 10:45 - doors open 10:30am

Event Series Santa @ The Commons

Santa @ The Commons

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

10th Annual Winter Market & Christmas Tree Lighting

Downtown Basking Ridge Basking Ridge

10th Annual Winter Market & Christmas Tree Lighting The Winter Market and Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, Dec 2, 2023. From 12-7 pm, the Winter Market will be held at Bishop Janes United Methodist Church on 22 S. Finley Ave in Basking Ridge. With over 30 local vendors and artisans, the Winter Market is a great place to shop for holiday wares and pick up gifts for family and friends!  Christmas trees and wreaths will also be available for sale.     From 5-5:30 pm, the Christmas Tree Lighting will have performances on the front steps of Coldwell Banker at 1 S. Finley Avenue. To see the livestream at 5 pm, click here. Tony award wining star of stage and screen, Laura Benanti, headlines the 10th Annual Winter Market and Christmas Tree Lighting. Ms. Benanti will perform a selection of holiday songs at the Basking Ridge Christmas Tree Lighting. Ms. Benanti has received five Tony Award nominations and won the 2008 Tony Award for her performance in “Gypsy.” She has recently starred in the movies, “No Hard Feelings” and “Tick, Tick… Boom.” Ms. Benanti has also starred on Broadway in 13 shows including “She Loves Me” and “My Fair Lady.” She has appeared in many television shows including Supergirl, Nashville, Life and Beth, and

Event Series Fungi Paper Making

Fungi Paper Making

Fungi Paper Making 2 Day Class Join Dorothy Smullen, teacher naturalist and instructor at New York Botanical Gardens for a two-part program on making paper from certain polypore fungi. We will make the paper on November 18th and then use the paper on December 2nd to create collage, sculpture and greeting cards. Preregistration is required by November 17 4:00pm $40 for New Jersey Audubon members and $50 for non-members Limited to 10 participants so register early! This is a special event  

Event Series Santa and Friends at the Commons

Santa and Friends at the Commons

Santa and Friends at the Commons Santa and Friends! • Center Court Santa invites his famous holiday friends for a meet + greet, photos and autographs! These special events are free, and purchases are not required. Sat, Dec 2, 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Elsa and Anna of Disney’s Frozen Sat, Dec 9, 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Disney Princesses Belle and Cinderella Fri, Dec 15, 6pm – 7:30pm – Buddy the Elf

Christmas Movie Night and Toy Drive

Hillsborough Cinema 111 Raider Blvd, Hillsborough

Christmas Movie Toy Drive Saturday, December 2, 2023, at the Hillsborough Cinemas, the PBA will be running its annual movie night toy drive to support foster children and families through Embrella.org. The featured films are The Grinch (2018) and Christmas Vacation and the price of admission is one (1) new toy per guest.  Both movies start at 5 p.m. and The Grinch will be available in two theatres and Christmas Vacation will be in one.   There is limited seating available so please RSVP on the Evite link (http://evite.me/g2hc8ZytQ6) or QR code shown on the flyer. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be complimentary pictures with Santa provided by Memories with Mae Photography.  Starbucks will be providing complimentary hot chocolate from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will also be complimentary cookies.  The Hillsborough Cinemas will have food available for purchase at the concession stand. For those who cannot attend but would still like to donate toys, gift cards, etc. to this event, a toy bin is located in the HTPD lobby. During this event, the police will also be fundraising for the Eick Family.  If you do not know who the Eick Family is, please click the link (https://gofund.me/73f41bc0) and read their

Event Series Annual Christmas Market

Annual Christmas Market

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!

Event Series Holiday Lights Hayride

Holiday Lights Hayride

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

12th Annual Holiday Lights Parade

The Holiday Lights Parade is back yet again! Welcoming our 12th Annual Parade! We cannot wait to see you all there!

Event Series Descendants – the Musical

Descendants – the Musical

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?

Event Series It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

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.

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