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Events

Nov
24
Fri
Holiday Crafts Fair @ Cape May Convention Hall
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come out to Convention Hall in Cape May to find some beautiful handmade ornaments and other holiday crafts from town locals. Great time to bring the family for an afternoon out while shopping local.

Bradley Beach Bonfire @ Bradley Beach
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bradley Beach Bonfire @ Bradley Beach | Bradley Beach | New Jersey | United States

Come with all the family to Bradley Beach for the annual bonfire.

Nov
25
Sat
Holiday Crafts Fair @ Cape May Convention Hall
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come out to Convention Hall in Cape May to find some beautiful handmade ornaments and other holiday crafts from town locals. Great time to bring the family for an afternoon out while shopping local.

Santa’s Viking Christmas Village @ Viking Village
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Santa’s Viking Christmas Village @ Viking Village | Barnegat Light | New Jersey | United States

Santa arrives by firetruck at 1 p.m.

Enjoy a festive day that includes crafters, live music, candy canes & photos with Santa!

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic @ State Theatre New Jersey
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic @ State Theatre New Jersey | New Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions with Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. 

Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell, and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun.

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic @ State Theatre New Jersey
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic @ State Theatre New Jersey | New Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions with Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. 

Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell, and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun.

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic @ State Theatre New Jersey
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic @ State Theatre New Jersey | New Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions with Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. 

Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell, and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun.

Monmouth University Men’s Basketball Game @ Ocean First Bank Center
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monmouth University Men's Basketball Game @ Ocean First Bank Center | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Monmouth plays at home in their first game of the regular season against Pennsylvania.

Nov
27
Mon
Monmouth Men’s Basketball @ Ocean First Bank Center
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monmouth Men's Basketball @ Ocean First Bank Center | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Monmouth plays Albany in West Long Branch.

Nov
28
Tue
Meet Your Town Heroes, Touch a Truck, Ice Skating & Winter Fun @ Pier Village
Nov 28 @ 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meet Your Town Heroes, Touch a Truck, Ice Skating & Winter Fun @ Pier Village | Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Some of the biggest heroes are those that serve every day without recognition. On Tuesday, November 28th from 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM to salute all the heroes at the Ice Rink in Pier Village… Meet, Greet and Take Photos with local Police Officers, Fireman, EMT and Medical Professionals and enjoy ½ Price Ice Skating Admission.

Children – potentially next-generation Police Officers, EMT and Firefighters and the young at heart – will have a chance to touch and get an up-close look at a fire truck, police car and an ambulance, perhaps even sit in one, giving children a hands-on opportunity to get up and close with the trucks they admire.

ENTER TO WIN 2017 GLC300 4-Matic SUV Mercedes Benz $100 per ticket – only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Presented to you by Monmouth Medical Center

Tickets can be purchased at the McLoone’s Ticket Booth & Skate Shack on Festival Plaza. Show Employee ID to receive discount.

Dec
1
Fri
Boonton First Friday: Old Fashion Holiday @ Boonton Main Street
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy an evening of shopping, Christmas Caroling, and dining at Boonton! Businesses will be open late and the Main Street will be decorated for your convenience and enjoyment. Enter your gingerbread house to win the annual Best Gingerbread House in Boonton Contest!

Christmas Holiday Marketplace @ St. John's United Methodist Church
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Christmas Holiday Marketplace @ St. John's United Methodist Church  | Hazlet | New Jersey | United States

The Christmas Holiday Market Place is an indoor crafter and vendor event with vendors offering arts, crafts, gifts, holiday items, and new merchandise. There will also be Christmas activities and Santa.

Manasquan Candy Cane Hunt @ Manasquan Business District
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Manasquan Candy Cane Hunt @ Manasquan Business District | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

Come to the Manasquan Business District for the annual Manasquan Candy Cane Hunt! The night will begin with the tree lighting ceremony, followed by the hunt. Please bring a non-perishable item to donate to the Manasquan Food Pantry. Items will be collected in bins on Main Street.

A Christmas Carol @ The Historic Village at Allaire
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Christmas Carol @ The Historic Village at Allaire  | Wall Township | New Jersey | United States

Join us for a wonderful retelling of “A Christmas Carol” to get into the holiday spirit. The program takes place in our Historic Allaire Chapel and is presented by Maggie Worsdale and the Traveling Literary Theatre at 5 PM. Tickets are $20 per person.

Todd Rundgren @ Count Basie Theatre
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Todd Rundgren @ Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.

Dec
2
Sat
Run2Health: Run Santa Run @ Brookdale Park
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Run2Health: Run Santa Run @ Brookdale Park | New Jersey | United States

The American Cancer Fund and Run2Health.com team up for our annual “Run Santa Run” 5K Fun Run and 1-Mile Walk at Brookdale Park in Montclair / Bloomfield, NJ. A family fun morning in one of Essex County’s most beautiful parks. Our 5K Fun Run / 1-Mile Family Walk is led by the one and only, Santa. Register by November 15th to receive a free Santa hat.

 

Casino Pier Holiday Festival @ Casino Pier Arcade
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Casino Pier Holiday Festival @ Casino Pier Arcade  | Seaside Heights | New Jersey | United States

Celebrate the holidays with your friends and family at the Casino Pier Arcade! This event will include an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, arts & crafts, an indoor snowball fight, and a visit from Santa himself! Please bring any non-expired can goods for donations!

 

Fisherman’s Cove Winter Beach Walk @ Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Fisherman’s Cove Winter Beach Walk @ Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

Take a guided walk with a Park System Naturalist along the beach at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, collecting and identifying some of the ocean’s natural treasures. Make sure you dress in warm clothing and bring along something to carry shells. Meet on the beach. FREE!

38th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade @ Long Beach Boulevard
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come to Long Beach Island this holiday season and enjoy the 38th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade! The event will begin at 1:00pm (end time depends on participants) and will take place between 5th street and 25 street on Long Beach boulevard. Boats, floats, and cars alike will be competing to be crowned this year’s champion. The theme this year is “Deck the Hulls!”

A Christmas Carol @ Jay and Linda Grunin Center
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm
A Christmas Carol @ Jay and Linda Grunin Center | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

The musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol is the timeless tale of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who hates Christmas. Shocked into action by visits from three ghosts that take him on a journey to the past, present, and the future; Scrooge discovers the true meaning of Christmas. The music and dancing of A Christmas Carol will help put everyone in the holiday spirit!

2017 Spring Lake Christmas Inn and House Tour @ Spring Lake Christmas Inn
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2017 Spring Lake Christmas Inn and House Tour @ Spring Lake Christmas Inn | Spring Lake | New Jersey | United States

Start the Tour with Tea & Cookies at The Breakers on the Ocean. Tea, coffee, hot cocoa and cookies will be offered at two pre-assigned seatings and will be designated at the time of ticket purchase. Participating Inns & Properties include:
The Breakers on the Ocean, Chateau Inn & Suites, Two Private Homes & The Duggan Building featuring a Holiday Train Spectacular. More inns will be confirmed later this summer.

Capital Ringers @ West Side Presbyterian Church
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Capital Ringers @ West Side Presbyterian Church | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States

Capital Ringers combines music on handbells, percussion instruments, movement, audience interaction, humor, visual technology, and an actor to create a “Holiday Classic” show that will appeal to all ages. This creative and upbeat performance will entertain and educate audiences with the timeless holiday songs you love. Featuring favorites such as “White Christmas”, “O Hannukah”, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year”, and many more, you’ll leave with a smile and warm feeling of the holiday spirit.

Christmas Candlelight House Tour @ Cape May
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Experience the high point of Cape May’s holiday season during these self-guided walking tours, which feature homes, inns, hotels & churches specially decorated for the holidays. During the tour you will enjoy Christmas caroling and strolling musicians, trees and garland & good old-fashioned cheer. There will also be hospitality centers with warm beverages & home-baked goodies

Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting @ Press Plaza
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting @ Press Plaza | Asbury Park | New Jersey | United States

Once again the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce will bring the holidays downtown on First Saturday. The children from Alphabets Preschool will be singing your holiday favorites! Come see the 25+ foot tall tree in Press Plaza, and be there as Santa himself lights it.

The Marshall Tucker Band and Special Guest the Magnificent Mancini Brothers @ Strand Center for the Arts
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries,” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed. Years of rigorous tour schedules earned the band the respect of critics and countless dedicated fans.