Ultimate Holiday Guide 2019

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.

November 15 through December 31

Holiday Hours at Hidden Spring Lavender Farm

November 17 Through December 24

Santa Elevator Express (photos with Santa), Bridgewater Commons

Every Monday – November 18 through December 17

Pet Photos with Santa, Bridgewater Commons

November 23

November Kids Cupcake Decorating Class, Maggiano’s Little Italy

Colonial Williamsburg Holiday Centerpiece workshop, Park Headquarters at North Branch Park

2019 Holiday Vendor & Craft Show, Manville VFW

November 24

Santa Cares Day, Bridgewater Commons

November 28

Thanksgiving Buffet & Dinner, The Olde Mill Inn & Grain House

Thanksgiving Dinner, United Reformed Church of Somerville

November 29

17th Annual Colonial Christmas Tree Lighting – 6:30pm, Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum

Candlelight Museum Tour – 7:30pm-9:30pm, Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum

November 30

2019 Fiddler’s Elbow Holiday Gift Show, Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

Holiday Jubilee, Somerville

December 1

Indoor Holiday Farmers Market, Duke Farms

Paint with Santa, Color Me Mine at Bridgewater Commons

An Annual Tradition – Sinterklaas!, Hageman Farm

The Great Russian Nutcracker & Tea Party, Theatre at RVCC

2019 Fiddler’s Elbow Holiday Gift Show, Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

Christmas Party & Santa Visit, Raritan Municipal Building

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

December 6

Christmas Tree Lighting, Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex

Holiday Festivities & Tree Lighting, Van Horne Plaza – Bound Brook

Franklin Township Tree Lighting, Franklin Township Municipal Building

Green Brook Holiday Tree Lighting, Green Brook Town Hall

Small Works for the Holidays, Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery

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

December 6-8

17th Annual Colonial Christmas & Festive Activities, Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum

December 7-29

42nd Festival of the Trees, Environmental Education Center

December 7

Holiday Kissing Ball Workshop, Environmental Education Center

BPA Craft Fair – Bridgewater Raritan Middle School

Holiday Lights Parade, Somerville

Winter Market & Christmas Tree Lighting, Basking Ridge

Storytime in the Trees, Environmental Education Center

Holiday Celebration: Madrigal Signers & Candle Light Tours, Abraham Staats House

Festival of Trees, Ted Blum 4-H Center

Somerset Patriot’s Holiday Toy Drive, TD Bank Ballpark

Holiday Cut-A-Thon & Toy Drive, Somerset County Vo-Tech

The Nutcracker Ballet, Brook Arts Center

December 7-8

21st Winter Holiday Festival & Horse Shows, Lord Stirling Stable

Gift of Art Holiday Art Show, Arts on Division – Somerville

Breakfast with Santa, Maggiano’s Little Italy

Festival of the Trees, Ted Bum 4-H Center

Holiday Celebration – Open House, Abraham Staats House

December 8

Holiday for the Birds, Environmental Education Center

Santa Brunch, Grain House

Annual Candlelight Holiday Tours, Rockingham Historic Site

Breakfast with Santa, The Bernards Inn

Tree Lighting and Santa Visit, Peapack & Gladstone Municipal Complex

Sensory-Friendly Santa Visit, Therapeutic Recreation Activity Center at Park Commission Headquarters

A Frosty Princess Holiday Soiree, Sugar Plum Parties

Santa Fly-In, TriState Aviation – Hillsborough

December Somerville Food Tour with Beyond the Plate Food Tours, Somerville

December 10

Bernards High School Madrigal Ensemble Concert, Bernardsville Library

December 13-15

Nutcracker, American Repertory Ballet – New Jersey State Theatre

December 13

Songs for the Season, United Reformed Church of Somerville

December 14

A Christmas Carol, Theatre at RVCC

Breakfast with Santa, Maggiano’s Little Italy

Just in the Nick of Time, Villagers Theatre

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

The Alien Who Stole Christmas, RVCC Planetarium

Winter Wonder Lights, RVCC Planetarium

Mystery at the North Pole, RVCC Planetarium

Holiday Concert – Amani, Watchung Arts Center

Polar Express Pajama Party, Brook Arts Center

First Annual Bernardsville Holiday Parade, Downtown Bernardsville

Second Annual Cookie Crawl, Downtown Bernardsville

December 15

Cookies & Kindness Brunch, Grain House

Jingle Bell Trail Ride, Lord Stirling Stable

Just in the Nick of Time, Villagers Theatre

A Winter’s Day Holiday Concert, Farmstead Arts Center

Breakfast with Santa, Maggiano’s Little Italy

Gingerbread House Brunch, Maggiano’s Little Italy

December 16-20

Holiday Lunch Buffet, Grain House

December 19

Holiday Party, Too Many Cocktails Set, Painting with a Twist, Bridgewater

December 20

“Echoes of the Season” Concert featuring Peter Mayer, Somerville United Reformed Church

December 21

Breakfast with Santa, Maggiano’s Little Italy

The Alien Who Stole Christmas, RVCC Planetarium

Winter Wonder Lights, RVCC Planetarium

Mystery at the North Pole, RVCC Planetarium

A Multicultural Holiday Extravaganza, Brook Arts Center

Breakfast with Santa, The Landing

December 22

Cookies for Santa – Kids Holiday Class, Maggiano’s Little Italy

Family Holiday Party, Branchburg Sports Complex

Indoor Holiday Farmers Market, Duke Farms

Holiday Music Brunch, Grain House

December 24

Christmas Eve “Inn Style”, The Bernards Inn

Christmas Eve Dinner, Verve

Christmas Eve Buffet, Grain House

December 25

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

December 31

New Year’s Eve Dinner, Verve

New Year’s Eve Buffet, Grain House