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“There's something super special about December.” ― Charmaine J. Forde

It's a special time indeed, but a busy one too! Don't have your tree yet? Click over to our handy guide to Choose-and-Cut Christmas Trees! Need some gift ideas? Read on for a few crafty events where you can make a special gift. Just looking to relax and unwind? We've got ideas for that too! And, we hope you don't end up with extra stresses and strains, like having your Christmas tree come down, thanks to Mr. Innocent on the chair with the "Who, me?" look. Happy Wanderings!

 

Starting December 12, 2018

 
This Week: 

Black & White Wednesdays at Roy's Hall: "Strangers on a Train"

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:30pm

Escape from the modern trappings of TV and the internet with an old-fashioned evening at the movies in the vintage atmosphere of Blairstown's Roy's Hall. This week it's Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 classic, based on the Patricia Highsmith novel. "It starts with the shriek of a train whistle and ends with shrieking excitement!" Tickets at the door are $10 cash.

Kids Paint Party at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Rutherfurd Hall for a kids night full of creativity & inspiration! Kids will learn how to recreate this painting with Miss Jenna. All children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Rutherfurd Hall Adult Wine & Paint Night

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Visit the Mansion while it is decked out for the holidays. Be merry and join in a night full of creativity & inspiration while you learn, step-by-step, how to paint a Festive Classic Car! 

Flowerland Growers Christmas Open House

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

Their greenhouse and gift shop have been transformed into a winter wonderland for the holidays! Visit for wonderful giveaways, homemade holiday treats, apple cider, hot chocolate and more!

Terrarium Garden Gift Making Workshop for Kids

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Children learn about succulent plants and their care before creating two holiday-themed mini-garden terrariums to give as gifts. There is a $10 materials fee.

The Nutcracker at Centenary Stage Company

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

There’s magic in the air and a sparkle in every smile when The Nutcracker comes to town with the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet. “This is the most enchanting fairy tale of a child's most unforgettable Christmas,” says NJCYB Director, Christine Taylor, “Through the narration; young children can understand a fanciful story, while the rest of us realize that this is truly a story of life, love, and the holiday spirit.”

Marshall Crenshaw at Roy's Hall

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

Marshall Crenshaw is American musician, singer, songwriter, and noted guitarist best known for his song "Someday, Someway", a US Top 40 hit in 1982. His music has roots in classic soul music and Buddy Holly, to whom Crenshaw was often compared in the early days of his career, and whom he portrayed in the 1987 film La Bamba. Tickets are $28 in advance.

 

Las Posadas at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

As the Holy couple traveled in search of lodging, they were offered food to sustain them. Stop in this weekend during your travels for a bite of bocadillos and a sip of Feliz Navidad as you journey through for the Holidays.

Nonpareil presents: Rich Goldberg

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

While you dine, relax and enjoy the soft rock tunes of Jersey's own Rich Goldberg, covering more than 70 iconic artists, from the Beatles to Billy Joel and from James Taylor to Elton John.

Jeff Bellfy & Co. at The Brass Rail

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 9:00pm

The Bellfy Band blends classic rock, country & pop with their own strong vocal harmonies, playing music ranging from the '70s through today’s hits.

Waterloo Community Christmas Party

Sunday, December 16, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Have some pizza, play Christmas games, sing carols, make holiday crafts. There will be musical guests, balloon animals and face painting.

 
Continuing: 

Meditation Class at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:30pm

Need to meditate or do some yoga? Bring a friend, a mat and relax. December 12 is Ignation guided meditation/ prayer.

Limited Reserve Holiday Box Set at Alba Vineyard

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to Monday, December 24, 2018

Share the very best of Alba at your holiday table with friends who truly appreciate wines reflection of the land, built by ones commitment over decades of tested passion.

YPW: Winter Festival of Shows: The Wiz

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy tries to save her dog from a storm, she's miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz.

Free Photos with Santa on a Harley at Tramontin

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

Get your family photo with Santa on a Harley. Pets are welcome, too! Holiday refreshments will be served. 

YPW: Winter Festival of Shows: Christmas is Comin' Uptown

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 4:00pm

Scrooge is a Harlem slumlord about to foreclose on an apartment house, a recreation center and a church when his late partner and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future take him on their rounds. He comes upon his own grave after watching Tiny Tim's burial procession and he's reformed.

YPW: Winter Festival of Shows: Godspell

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 5:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 7:30pm

The show is composed of various musical parables from The Gospel According to Matthew. Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them various lessons through song and dance.

Yoga at The Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 10:30am
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 10:30am
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 10:30am

It’s that time again! Get your yoga on – and your wine/wine slushies! Let the stresses of your week melt away in our heated event facility, looking over one of our lush vineyards.

Christmas In The Country at Well-Sweep Farm

Saturday, November 3, 2018 to Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Well-Sweep garden fairies have transformed the shop into a Christmas wonderland! The greenhouse is stocked, and seasonal wreaths and arrangements are available. Come visit with your holiday guests and enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies.

Christmas in the Country Trail

Friday, November 23, 2018 to Monday, December 24, 2018

Start your Christmas tradition by visiting three of Warren County’s most unique, family-owned farms all within 4 minutes of each other.  Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm, Mackey’s Orchard and Four Sisters Winery invite your family to enjoy a fun-filled day of Christmas trees, baked goods, wine tasting and much more on the Christmas in the Country Trail!

 
Community Corner: 

Troop 157 Spaghetti Dinner with Santa

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Stop by and eat a delicious spaghetti dinner and take a picture with Santa. $7 for Adults (13+), free for Children under 3 and $6 for Seniors (65+) and Children (4-12).

 
Plan Ahead: 

Baroque Christmas Music with Harmonia Chamber Players

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Harmonia Chamber Players will perform Vivadi's "Winter" and other Baroque Christmas Music. Soloists of the virtuoso string ensemble are Garry Ianco, Victor Costanzi, and Carolyn Cole, violins.

Ugly Sweater Fun at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, December 22, 2018 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, December 23, 2018 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Wear your ugliest holiday sweater and stop in the winery to be entered into a drawing, where three great prizes will be given away.

TubaChristmas in Belvidere

Monday, December 24, 2018 - 4:00pm

Come for an old-fashioned sing-along and performance on the Courthouse steps! All listeners and musicians of euphonium, baritone, sousaphone and tuba are welcome.

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