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Home for the Holidays

May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be plump. May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!” - Anonymous

Let's not worry too much about our thighs right now, and concentrate on kicking off a holiday season like no other! If you still need something green for your Thanksgiving meal, check out those Brussels sprouts stalks on display at Donaldson Farms Farm Market!

Speaking of trees, for many, selecting a Christmas tree is a Thanksgiving weekendtradition. Click here for Warren County members of the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association. Too soon? Sorry, the season is already here, and what's wrong with planning ahead? Please consider shopping local this year, and note the Shop Small specials below. If your business, community organization or church group is hosting any festivities, please drop us a line so we can help spread the word.

Happy Thanksgiving, happy digesting, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Christmas in the Country at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, November 21, 2020 to Thursday, December 24, 2020
The shop is filled with Christmas decorations, potpourri, essential oils, dried flowers and wreaths, dried organic culinary herbs and now features an expanded line of medicinal herbs. The greenhouses are stocked with a selection of attractive windowsill herbs, tender perennials in bloom and unique topiaries and more. Enter to win a $25 Gift Certificate.

Thanksgiving Eve at the Draught House

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 8:00pm to Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 2:00am
Thanksgiving Eve Happy Hour, 8pm-9pm. Draught House will be open inside until 10pm, and check out the Draught House Igloo 8pm-2am!
 

Christmas in the Country Trail

Friday, November 27, 2020 to Thursday, December 24, 2020
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!

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Arbor

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 11:00am to Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 5:00pm
The music continues! Enjoy another beautiful fall weekend in the arbor at Alba Vineyard. $10/adult dmission. Music: Walt Bibinger (guitar/vocals) - Friday 12:30-4pm; Rob Viola (guitar/vocals) - Saturday 12:30-4pm; Patrick Kerrsen (piano) - Sunday 2:30-4pm. 

Feliz Navidad at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 5:00pm
Luminarios will light the indoor cantina and outdoor pergola where traditional Mexican cookies - buñuelos -  will be served with VMV holiday wines. Take a selfie with a Christmas Cactus or with Pancho the wannabe reindeer!

A Christmas Carol - CSC Family Holiday Spectacular

Friday, November 27, 2020 to Sunday, December 13, 2020
Centenary Stage Company rings in the Holiday Season with a brand-new adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol by Stephen Temperley. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless and ghostly Dickens classic featuring all the favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and, of course, the curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge. Performances run November 27 through December 13 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices range from $15 to $29.50 with discounts available on select performances.

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, November 27, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, November 28, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 29, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music Friday evening (Turngren and Young) and each weekend afternoon: Joe Janci on Saturday, SAGE Duo on Sunday. Bring your own snacks/meal.

Shop Small Saturday - Hackettstown BID

Saturday, November 28, 2020
The Hackettstown Business Improvement District is working with American Express as a member of the Small Business Saturday Coalition Program, and encourages the community to support the amazing businesses of Hackettstown and SHOP SMALL during the 2020 Holiday Season - and earn BId Bucks!

Shop Small Saturday in Washington Borough

Saturday, November 28, 2020
DJ Mitch Hess will be spinning holiday tunes in the Pocket Park 10am-3pm. Stop by and make a musical request!

Jingle on Main (Blairstown) Online Celebration

Saturday, November 28, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021
The Blairstown Enhancement Committee wants to serve as many small and local businesses as it can in this unusual time. For this reason, Jingle on Main 2020 will be a monthlong, ONLINE celebration + virtual marketplace, starting on November 28, to ensure that the community has the opportunity to continue to celebrate and support local, small businesses without interruption.

Small Business Saturday Specials at Orchard View Lavender Farm

Saturday, November 28, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
With every instore purchase of $100 or more, you will receive a complimentary bar of handmade artisan lavender soap (scent of your choice - while supplies last). In addition, all home décor and accessories are 20% off.

Virtually Amazing Talent Competition Jr. Edition

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 7:00pm
Hackettstown Rotary Club hosts a Virtually Amazing Talent Competition Jr. Edition. All featured talent will have the possibility to win a monetary prize of $500 for first place entry, $300 for second place and $100 for third place. Those who would like to attend this event virtually can visit www.hackettstownrotary.org before the 7pm start time of to access the event link. Attendees are asked to make a donation to Hackettstown Rotary Club. This fundraiser will support the many local non-profits in Warren County.

Stress Less This Season with Jamie Novak

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 7:00pm
Log on for the useful tips; stay for the laughs! Join bestselling author and expert organizer Jamie Novak for this virtual program all about paring down and prepping for what matters most, especially these days. You'll log off with tips for managing your holiday to-do lists and what to toss now for a clutter-free 2021. Presented over Zoom.
More Things to Do: 

Shippen Manor Virtual Concert: The Lost Ramblers

This week's virtual Lawn Concert features a long-time Shippen favorite, The Lost Ramblers. They're a string band specializing in bluegrass, old time music and much more, and can be found playing at nearly every kind of event as a 3, 4 or 5 piece band. These virtual concerts are offered in lieu of the annual Lawn Concert Series that was sidelined in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of the Department of Land Preservation, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, invites you to enjoy online concerts by the bands that were scheduled to perform. Find The Lost Ramblers performance here.
 
Plan Ahead: 

Merry Green Up Weekend at Flowerland Growers

Friday, December 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, December 5, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Kick off the holiday season and let your imagination soar! Create a Christmas masterpiece with Flowerland's help. Design a centerpiece, door swag, mantle piece, wreath, you name it!

Donaldson Farms Greenhouse & Nursery Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 6:00pm
Donaldson's Greenhouse & Nursery is your holiday headquarters! Enjoy some warm cider as you choose beautiful handmade holiday decor, seek out the perfect Christmas tree or take a horse drawn carriage ride down the farm lane with the family. (* Carriage rides are weather permitting and subject to change.)

Winter Wonderland at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, December 5, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Join Brook Hollow Winery and QCrew Catering for a delicious, socially distanced dinner in the heated 4000 sq. ft. event facility. Wine, winter wonderland, and warm food, complete with live music.

Christmas Open House at Flowerland Growers

Friday, December 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Friday, December 11, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, December 12, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Stop in and enjoy the sights of the holiday, the scents of the season and the feeling of Christmas all in one place! Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and delicious holiday treats while you wander through this winter wonderland! And/or, visit later on Friday evening for Flowerland Under the Lights - the annual night of warmth and happiness under the twinkling lights that will fill you up with Christmas joy!

Winter Festival of Shows: Young Performers Workshop at Centenary Stage Co.

Friday, December 18, 2020 to Sunday, December 20, 2020
Presenting: Peter & the Wolf & Other Dance Stories and Six Who Pass While the Lentils Boil. Young Performers Workshop is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through experience in the theatre arts, and serves as a venue for cultivating young theatre performers between the ages of eight and 18. 

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We hope you've found this to be informative, and now feel inspired to come out and explore Warren County! If so, please:
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This Week: 

Christmas in the Country at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, November 21, 2020 to Thursday, December 24, 2020

The shop is filled with Christmas decorations, potpourri, essential oils, dried flowers and wreaths, dried organic culinary herbs and now features an expanded line of medicinal herbs. The greenhouses are stocked with a selection of attractive windowsill herbs, tender perennials in bloom and unique topiaries and more. Enter to win a $25 Gift Certificate.

Thanksgiving Eve at the Draught House

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 8:00pm to Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 2:00am

Thanksgiving Eve Happy Hour, 8pm-9pm. Draught House will be open inside until 10pm, and check out the Draught House Igloo 8pm-2am!
 

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Arbor

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 11:00am to Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 5:00pm

The music continues! Enjoy another beautiful fall weekend in the arbor at Alba Vineyard. $10/adult dmission. Music: Walt Bibinger (guitar/vocals) - Friday 12:30-4pm; Rob Viola (guitar/vocals) - Saturday 12:30-4pm; Patrick Kerrsen (piano) - Sunday 2:30-4pm. 

Feliz Navidad at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 5:00pm

Luminarios will light the indoor cantina and outdoor pergola where traditional Mexican cookies - buñuelos -  will be served with VMV holiday wines. Take a selfie with a Christmas Cactus or with Pancho the wannabe reindeer!

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, November 27, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, November 28, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 29, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music Friday evening (Turngren and Young) and each weekend afternoon: Joe Janci on Saturday, SAGE Duo on Sunday. Bring your own snacks/meal.

Shop Small Saturday - Hackettstown BID

Saturday, November 28, 2020

The Hackettstown Business Improvement District is working with American Express as a member of the Small Business Saturday Coalition Program, and encourages the community to support the amazing businesses of Hackettstown and SHOP SMALL during the 2020 Holiday Season - and earn BId Bucks!

Jingle on Main (Blairstown) Online Celebration

Saturday, November 28, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021

The Blairstown Enhancement Committee wants to serve as many small and local businesses as it can in this unusual time. For this reason, Jingle on Main 2020 will be a month-long, ONLINE celebration + virtual marketplace to ensure that the community has the opportunity to continue to celebrate and support local, small businesses without interruption.

Small Business Saturday Specials at Orchard View Lavender Farm

Saturday, November 28, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

With every instore purchase of $100 or more, you will receive a complimentary bar of handmade artisan lavender soap (scent of your choice - while supplies last). In addition, all home décor and accessories are 20% off.

Virtually Amazing Talent Competition Jr. Edition

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 7:00pm

Hackettstown Rotary Club hosts a Virtually Amazing Talent Competition Jr. Edition. All featured talent will have the possibility to win a monetary prize of $500 for first place entry, $300 for second place and $100 for third place. Those who would like to attend this event virtually can visit www.hackettstownrotary.org before the 7pm start time of to access the event link. Attendees are asked to make a donation to Hackettstown Rotary Club. This fundraiser will support the many local non-profits in Warren County.

Stress Less This Season with Jamie Novak

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 7:00pm

Log on for the useful tips; stay for the laughs! Join bestselling author and expert organizer Jamie Novak for this virtual program all about paring down and prepping for what matters most, especially these days. You'll log off with tips for managing your holiday to-do lists and what to toss now for a clutter-free 2021. Presented over Zoom.

 
More Things to Do: 

Shippen Manor Virtual Concert: The Lost Ramblers

This week's virtual Lawn Concert features a long-time Shippen favorite, The Lost Ramblers. They're a string band specializing in bluegrass, old time music and much more, and can be found playing at nearly every kind of event as a 3, 4 or 5 piece band. These virtual concerts are offered in lieu of the annual Lawn Concert Series that was sidelined in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of the Department of Land Preservation, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, invites you to enjoy online concerts by the bands that were scheduled to perform. Find The Lost Ramblers performance here.

 

 
Plan Ahead: 

Merry Green Up Weekend at Flowerland Growers

Friday, December 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, December 5, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Kick off the holiday season and let your imagination soar! Create a Christmas masterpiece with Flowerland's help. Design a centerpiece, door swag, mantle piece, wreath, you name it!

Donaldson Farms Greenhouse & Nursery Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 6:00pm

Donaldson's Greenhouse & Nursery is your holiday headquarters! Enjoy some warm cider as you choose beautiful handmade holiday decor, seek out the perfect Christmas tree or take a horse drawn carriage ride down the farm lane with the family. (* Carriage rides are weather permitting and subject to change.)

Winter Wonderland at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, December 5, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Dec. 2 deadline to sign up! Join Brook Hollow Winery and QCrew Catering for a delicious, socially distanced dinner in the heated 4000 sq. ft. event facility. Wine, winter wonderland, and warm food, complete with live music.