Ultimate Holiday Guide 2018

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.

Ongoing Through December 24

Photos with Santa, Bridgewater Commons

Ongoing Through December 23

Artisan Holiday Show, Gallery on Division

Ongoing Through December 17

Pet Photos with Santa, Bridgewater Commons

November 16 Through December 13

Ugly Sweater Photos with Santa, Bridgewater Commons

November 23 through December 31

Holiday Hours at Hidden Spring Lavender Farm

December 7

Holiday Festivities & Tree Lighting, Bound Brook Train Station

Franklin Township Tree Lighting, Franklin Township Municipal Building

The Great Russian Nutcracker, Theatre at RVCC

Green Brook Holiday Tree Lighting, Green Brook Town Hall

Cirque Dreams Holidaze, State Theatre New Jersey

“A Junkman’s Christmas” Concert featuring Peter Mayer, Somerville United Reformed Church

Millstone Township Holiday Lighting, Millstone Township Fire House

Parent’s Night Out, Branchburg Sports Complex

Manville Tree Lighting Ceremony, South Main Street – Santa’s House

Holiday Ornament Time Drop-In, Sugar Plum Parties

December 8

Storytime in the Trees, Environmental Education Center

Nutcracker, Brook Arts Center

Breakfast with Santa, Somerset County Vo-Tech

Winter Crafts: Winter Luminaries, North Plainfield Library

Somerset Patriot’s Holiday Toy Drive, TD Bank Ballpark

December 8 & 9

Festival of the Trees, Ted Blum 4-H Center

Breakfast with Santa, Maggiano’s Little Italy

December 9

Santa Visit, Peapack & Gladstone Municipal Complex

Candlelight Holiday Tours, Rockingham Historic Site

Santa Brunch, Grain House

Jingle Bell Trail Ride, Lord Stirling Stable

Holiday Open House with Santa, Sugar Plum Parties

Gingerbread House Decorating & Christmas Cookie Exchange, United Reformed Church of Somerville

December 10

Decorate an Ugly Holiday Sweater, Hillsborough Library

December 11

The Night Before Christmas Carol, Theatre at RVCC

Holiday Bell Choir and Dram Club, Hillsborough Library

Explore Colonial & Victorian Christmas Customs, Bernardsville Library

December 13

Holiday Open House, USGA Museum

December 14

Parent’s Night Out, Branchburg Sports Complex

High School Holiday Choral Concert, United Reformed Church

December 15

A Polar Express Event, Brook Arts Center

The Alien that Stole Christmas, RVCC Planetarium

Winter Wonder Lights, RVCC Planetarium

Mystery at the North Pole, RVCC Planetarium

Shop Til You Drop, Branchburg Sports Complex

Raritan Ringers Holiday Handbell Concert, United Reformed Church of Somerville

Whitehouse Wind Symphony Free Concert, St. John’s Episcopal Church- Somerville

December 16

Holiday Famers Market, Duke Farms

It’s a Wonderful Life movie showing, Brook Arts Center

Breakfast with Santa, The Bernards Inn

Common Ground, State Theatre New Jersey

“Making Spirits Bright” Raritan Valley Symphonic Band Holiday Concert, Bridgewater-Raritan High School

December 17-21

Holiday Lunch Buffett, Grain House

December 20

Nutcracker, State Theatre New Jersey

Dickens: A Christmas Carol, Watchung Arts Center

Carols by Candlelight, White Oak Park

December 21

Parent’s Night Out, Branchburg Sports Complex

December 21-23

Nutcracker performance with live orchestra, State Theatre New Jersey

December 22

Shop Til You Drop, Branchburg Sports Complex

The Alien that Stole Christmas, RVCC Planetarium

Winter Wonder Lights, RVCC Planetarium

Mystery at the North Pole, RVCC Planetarium

Snowflake Party! Environmental Education Center

Breakfast with Santa, VFW Banquet Hall in Manville

Holiday Cupcake Decorating Drop-In Day, Sugar Plum Parties

December 23

Family Holiday Party, Branchburg Sport Complex

December 24

Christmas Eve “Inn Style”, The Bernards Inn

Christmas Eve Dinner, Verve

December 25

Annual Community Outreach Holiday Dinner, Ted Blum 4-H Center

Annual Christmas Party, Green Knoll Grill

December 26

Snowflake Party! Environmental Education Center

December 27

New Year’s at Noon, Somerville Public Library

December 28

New Year’s at Noon, Bridgewater Library

December 28-30

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, State Theater New Jersey

December 31

Salute To Vienna, State Theatre New Jersey

New Year’s Eve Dinner, Verve

Annual New Year’s Eve Party, Green Knoll Grill

Midnight in Paris – New Year’s Eve Celebration, Verve

Noon Year’s Eve Kid’s Dance Party & Karaoke, Sugar Plum Parties

 

Past Events:

November 18

Holiday Famers Market, Duke Farms

November 23

16th Annual Colonial Christmas Tree Lighting, Jacobus Vanderveer House

November 24

Holiday Jubilee, Somerville

November 24 & 25

16th Annual Colonial Christmas & Festive Activities, Jacobus Vanderveer House

November 25

Holiday Famers Market, Duke Farms

Santa Comes to Town & Tree Lighting, Vermeule Community Center – North Plainfield

November 29

Grandparents Day – Photos with Santa, Bridgewater Commons

November 30

16th Annual Colonial Christmas Cocktail Reception, Jacobus Vanderveer House

November 30 through December 6

Holiday Pajama Photos with Santa, Bridgewater Commons

November 30

Nature’s Gifts, Duke Farms

Melissa Etheridge: The Holiday Show, State Theatre New Jersey

Christmas Tree Lighting, Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex

December 1-28 (closed December 24 & 25)

41st Festival of the Trees, Environmental Education Center

December 1-2

16th Annual Colonial Christmas & Festive Activities, Jacobus Vanderveer House  

Holiday Festival & Horse Shows, Lord Stirling Stable

Gingerbread House Workshop, Jacobus Vanderveer House

Arts on Division Holiday Art Crawl, Somerville

December 1

Holiday Lights Parade, Somerville

Winter Market & Christmas Tree Lighting, Basking Ridge

Storytime in the Trees, Environmental Education Center

2018 Boston Pops Holiday Tour, State Theatre New Jersey

Candle Making, Environmental Education Center

A Joyful Christmas: Eileen Ivers, Theatre at RVCC

Wreath Making, Hillsborough Library

Paper Quilling Art for the Holidays, Bridgewater Library

Paper Quilling Art for the Holidays, Warren Library

Holiday Concert: Gerard & Diane Barros, Bound Brook Library

December 2

Holiday for the Birds, Environmental Education Center

Caroler Brunch & Santa Brunch, Grain House

Storytime in the Trees, Environmental Education Center

Menorah Lighting, Warren

Christmas Party & Santa Visit, Raritan Municipal Building

December 4

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2018, State Theatre New Jersey

Menorah Lighting, Bernardsville Pond

DIY Holiday, Hillsborough Library

December 5

Menorah Lighting, Watchung Circle

December 6

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, State Theatre New Jersey

Dickens: A Christmas Carol, Manville Library