Ultimate Holiday Guide 2017

The holidays are officially in full swing, and there are so many ways to celebrate the season in Somerset County! Be sure to check out this guide (and check it twice!), as it will be updated regularly.

 

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Through December 11

Pet Photos with Santa, Bridgewater Commons

Ongoing Through December 24

Photos with Santa, Bridgewater Commons

December 8

Holiday Kissing Ball Workshop, Colonial Park Gardens (SOLD OUT)

The Great Russian Nutcracker, Theatre at RVCC

Peter Mayer Stars & Promises Concert, United Reformed Church Somerville 

Millstone Holiday Lighting, Millstone Township Fire House

Mystery at the North Pole, RVCC Planetarium 

Holiday PJ Night with Santa, Bridgewater Commons

December 8-17 (Fri/Sat/Sun)

A Snow White Christmas, Villagers Theatre

December 9

Christmas at the Wallace House, The Wallace House

Holiday Concert Feat. Amani, Watchung Arts Center

Glen Burtnik’s Xmas, State Theatre New Jersey

The Dance Connection’s The Nutcracker, Brook Arts Center 

Fresh Pasta for the Holidays, Ninety Acres Cooking School

The Alien Who Stole Christmas, RVCC Planetarium 

Winter Wonder Lights Laser Concert, RVCC Planetarium

“Birding” for the Holidays, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

Somerset Patriots Holiday Toy Drive, TD Bank Ballpark 

Breakfast with Santa, Somerset County Vo-Tech

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Storytime, Barnes & Noble Somerville

December 10

Santa Fly-In, Central Jersey Regional Airport

Jingle Bell Trail Ride, Lord Stirling Stable

Vienna Boys Choir, State Theatre New Jersey

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Winter Concert, Montgomery High School

Candlelight Holiday Tours, Rockingham Historic Site

Holiday Concert by Brassworks, Farmstead Arts Center

Breakfast with Santa, The Bernards Inn

Peapack and Gladstone Tree Lighting and Santa Visit, Liberty Park

Grain House Santa Brunch, The Olde Mill Inn 

Champagne Brunch for the Festivities, Ninety Acres Cooking School 

Decorating Gingerbread Houses and Ornaments for Kids and Grownup Kids, Ninety Acres Cooking School 

Raritan Valley Mothers of Multiples Santa Breakfast, Hillsborough Applebee’s 

The Dance Connection’s The Nutcracker, Hillsborough High School 

Christmas Concert with the Ball Brothers, Fellowship Deacon Ministries

A Christmas Carol, Theatre at RVCC

December 12

Menorah Lighting, Flag Plaza, Warren

December 13

Family Chanukah Party, Jewish Community Center 

December 13-15

Grain House Holiday Brunch

Menorah Lighting, Bernardsville Pond

December 14

Let It Begin with Me Concert, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Somerville

Adult Chanukah Social, Chabad Jewish Center of Basking Ridge

December 15

Mystery at the North Pole, RVCC Planetarium 

Live Holiday Music with Brynn Stanley Trio, Gladstone Tavern 

December 15-17

American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker, State Theatre New Jersey

December 16

Holiday Spirits Pub Crawl, Downtown Somerville

Ugly Sweater 5K and Pub Crawl, Downtown Somerville

Holiday Cookie Baking, Ninety Acres Cooking School 

The Alien Who Stole Christmas, RVCC Planetarium 

Winter Wonder Lights Laser Concert, RVCC Planetarium

Breakfast with Santa, The Landing Hillsborough

Raritan Ringers Holiday Handbell Concert, United Reformed Church of Somerville

Living Nativity, Good Shepherd Lutheran Somerville

December 17

A Holiday Adventure and Singalong, Theater in the English Barn

Family Holiday Party, Branchburg Sports Complex

Grain House Caroler Brunch, The Olde Mill Inn

Celebration Sunday Brunch, Ninety Acres Cooking School 

Breakfast and Skating with Santa & Mrs. Claus, Bridgewater Sports Arena

Masterwork Chorus Presents: Handel’s Messiah, Ridge High Performing Arts Center

Chanukah Wonderland, Chabad Jewish Center of Basking Ridge

Farm to Table Indoor Winter Market, Duke Farm

Free Holiday Concert by the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band, Bridgewater-Raritan High School

December 18

Do-Ahead Holiday Buffet, Ninety Acres Cooking School 

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, State Theatre New Jersey

December 20

Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler: A Christmas Tour, State Theatre New Jersey 

December 21

Ugly Sweater Party & Contest, Capital Craft

December 22

Festive Luncheon, Ninety Acres Cooking School 

Italian Christmas Eve, Ninety Acres Cooking School 

December 22-23

Shop Til You Drop!, Branchburg Sports Complex

December 22-24

The Sound of Music, State Theatre New Jersey

December 23

Ugly Sweater Contest, Green Knoll Grill

Santa’s Magic Key Storytime, Barnes & Noble Somerville

December 24

Christmas Eve Buffet, The Grain House Restaurant 

Christmas Eve “Inn” Style 

Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve Dinner, Stone House at Stirling Ridge 

Christmas Eve Dinner, Ninety Acres 

Christmas Eve Dinner, Gladstone Tavern 

Christmas Eve Dinner, Pluckemin Inn 

December 25

4-H Community Outreach Dinner, 4-H Center

Annual Christmas Party, Green Knoll Grill

December 26

Home for the Holidays, Ninety Acres Cooking School 

December 28

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatState Theatre New Jersey

Home for the Holidays, Ninety Acres Cooking School 

December 31

New Year’s Eve, The Landing

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Eve Concert, State Theatre New Jersey

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Celebration, Ninety Acres 

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Festivities, Gladstone Tavern

New Year’s Eve Dinner, Pluckemin Inn 

New Year’s Eve Dinner, Water and Wine 

New Year’s Eve Dinner, Verve 

New Year’s Eve Party, Green Knoll Grill

New Year’s Eve Gala, Villagers Theatre

 

Past Events

November 28

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage, State Theatre New Jersey

November 29

Holiday Food & Wine, Ninety Acres Cooking School 

November 30

Music of the Season, RVCC Arts

December 1

The Irish TenorsState Theatre New Jersey 

Green Brook Holiday Tree Lighting, Green Brook Town Hall

Hillsborough Tree Lighting & Festivities, Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building

Franklin Township Tree Lighting & Festivities, Franklin Township Municipal Building

Nature’s Gifts, Duke Farms 

Ugly Sweater Night with Santa, Bridgewater Commons

The Polar Express Storytime, Barnes & Noble Somerville

Holiday Artist Reception & Sale, Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery

December 1-2

It’s a Wonderful Life Live Radio Play, Brook Arts Center

Gingerbread Open House, Heartworks House

December 1-3

15th Annual Colonial Christmas, Jacobus Vanderveer House 

Elf Jr. The Musical, Villagers Theatre

December 1-17

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Somerset Valley Playhouse

Holiday Boutique, Wagner Farm Arboretum

December 1-31

Naughty and Nice Gingerbread Race, The Dessert Plate

December 2

The Ultimate Christmas Show, Theatre at RVCC

Holiday Lights Parade, Downtown Somerville

Winter Wonder Lights Laser Concert, RVCC Planetarium

Christmastime is Here, Feat. Canadian Brass and The Somerset Hills Chorus, Bernards High Performing Arts Center

Bound Brook 5K Santa Run & Holiday Festivities, Streets of Bound Brook & Billian Legion Park

Bernards Winter Market & Tree Lighting , Downtown Basking Ridge

Edible Gifts, Ninety Acres Cooking School 

The Alien Who Stole Christmas, RVCC Planetarium

Santa Visits in the Children’s Garden, Wagner Farm Arboretum

Winter Walk-Around Wine Tasting, Pluckemin Inn 

Holiday Open House & 150th Anniversary Celebration, Hillsboro Farm Country Market

Holiday at the Abraham Staats House

Abraham Staats House Candlelight Tours

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Storytime, Barnes & Noble Somerville

December 2-3

Holiday Horse Shows, Lord Stirling Stable

Somerville Holiday Art Crawl, Downtown Somerville

Winter Holiday Festival, Lord Stirling Stable

The Nutcracker, Watchung Hills Regional High School

December 2-23 (weekends)

Holiday Shopping, Bluebird Farm Alpacas

December 2-29 (closed 24-26)

40th Annual Festival of Trees, Somerset County Environmental Education Center

December 3

Christmas with The Annie Moses Band, Theatre at RVCC

Sinterklaas, Hageman House and Barns

Farmhouse Holiday Boutique, Farmstead Arts

Edible Jersey’s 3rd Annual Holiday Market, The Willow School

Grain House Cookie Brunch, The Olde Mill Inn

Bernardsville Holly Days, Olcott Square Bernardsville

Holiday Tree Lighting, Abraham Staats House

Warren Holiday Walk, Tree Lighting, Pheasant Run Plaza

Brunch with Santa, Gabriel’s Fountain Restaurant 

Holiday Open House, Ninety Acres Cooking School

Annual Family Day, Gladstone Tavern

December 4

Montgomery Township Holiday Singalong, Otto Kaufman Community Center

December 5

The Colors of Christmas, State Theatre New Jersey

Live from WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life, RVCC Arts

December 7

Celebrate with Champagne Cocktail Class, Stone House at Stirling Ridge 

Discover Holiday Impressions Jazz Piano Concert, Discovery Orchestra Intimate Evening