Starting December 10, 2020 | Explore Warren

 

Starting December 10, 2020

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping." - Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector

Along with pretty much everything else these days, holiday shopping is going to be different this year. We urge you to help keep us all safe by avoiding crowds, but to also consider doing your inevitable spending on the local level. Our neighborhood merchants, restaurateurs and artisans need our support now more than ever! For inspiration and specials, keep an eye on downtown organizations like Hackettstown BID, Hope Area Chamber of CommercePhillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Phillipsburg Downtown Association, and Washington BID. The photo above - of the first snowfall of the season in Washington Borough - was lifted from Washington BID's Facebook page. 

Okay, lecture over. Let’s focus on the positive, be grateful, and celebrate the joys of season!

Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Cousins Maine Lobster at Invertase Brewing

Thursday, December 10, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Head to Invertase Brewing Company for some refreshing craft beer and 100% Premium Maine Lobster Dishes from Cousins Maine Lobster.

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!

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, December 11, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, December 12, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 13, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Live music Friday evening (Scott Messina), Saturday afternoon (John Cain) and Sunday afternoon (Rich Berry). Bring your own snacks/meal.

Candy Cane Lane Event

Saturday, December 12, 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
A FREE drive through light and decoration experience! Remain in your car to see Candy Cane Lane, created by the Hackettstown BID, the Hackettstown Recreation Department, and local businesses. Santa and his elf will greet you at the end of the drive with a goody bag for the kids as well as the adults.

Las Posadas at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 12, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 13, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Celebrate Las Posadas, a traditional early California/Mexican celebration of the journey of Joseph and Mary in search of lodging. Enjoy a bite of bocadillos - small bites of Mexican tidbits representing foods offered as nourishment for the holy couple - and a sip of Feliz Navidad for your journey through for the Holidays. 

The Christmas Carol Murders: A Live Murder Mystery Via Zoom

Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 8:00pmSunday, December 13, 2020 - 2:00pm
Country Gate Players presents a Zoom virtual murder mystery show! A community theater is preparing a holiday production of Dickens’ classic "A Christmas Carol." On the surface, a jovial group, but there is more to the company than meets the eye! An egomaniacal and philandering leading man has rubbed almost everyone the wrong way. At this joyous time of year, all is not as it seems. Suddenly someone is very dead! You’re sure to enjoy this holiday cavalcade of classically comic catastrophes. The show is intended for an adult audience. Tickets are free - register to get yours - but a donation to the theatre in Belvidere is requested.

Mid-Life Crisis returns to Desiderio's Stone Tavern

Sunday, December 13, 2020 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Remember a favorite time of your life with covers of memorable hits over the decades with great showmanship, musicianship and high energy that will get you moving. The Giants vs. Cardinals game will be on during the show.
Continuing: 

A Christmas Carol - CSC Family Holiday Spectacular

Friday, November 27, 2020 to Sunday, December 13, 2020
Final weekend! 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 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.

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.

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!

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.
Community Corner: 

Elf Shenanigans at PossAbilities Thrift Boutique

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 to Saturday, December 12, 2020
Through December 12, a mischievous elf will be hiding somewhere throughout PossAbilities Thrift, a different spot each day. The first customer to find him will receive an EXTRA 20% OFF their purchase, plus a special gift!
More Things to Do: 

Shippen Manor Virtual Concert: Dune Grass

This week's virtual Lawn Concert features Dune Grass, an energetic, traditional bluegrass band with a twist! Formed in 2015, this was originally comprised of Ken Zimmer (upright bass), Lorie Quinn (mandolin), RoseAnne Davis (fiddle), Peggy Gaber-Casey (fiddle), and Bob Casey (guitar).  After playing together for a short time, Ken’s life long friends and previous Mountainside band mates, Bob Gelormine (guitar/banjo) and Jerry Eckhoff (guitar) joined Dune Grass rounding out the sound and adding their beautiful harmonies. 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 performance by Dune Grass here.
Plan Ahead: 

Breakfast with Santa at the Brass Rail

Sunday, December 20, 2020 -
10:30am to 1:30pm
Santa is coming to Phillipsburg and making a special stop at the Brass Rail for breakfast! Please call 908-454-0931 to reserve a seating (10:30am, 12pm or 1:30pm).

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, December 18, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, December 19, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 20, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Live music Friday evening (Turngren and Young), Saturday afternoon (Stan and Elise) and Sunday afternoon (George Baier). Bring your own snacks/meal.

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 8 and 18. 

Greyman Group Holiday Show at Desiderio's Stone Tavern

Sunday, December 20, 2020 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
The Greyman Group back in Jersey! Masks, social distancing and fun in a great venue!

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This Week: 

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!

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, December 11, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, December 12, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 13, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Live music Friday evening (Scott Messina), Saturday afternoon (John Cain) and Sunday afternoon (Rich Berry). Bring your own snacks/meal.

Candy Cane Lane Event

Saturday, December 12, 2020 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

A FREE drive through light and decoration experience! Remain in your car to see Candy Cane Lane, created by the Hackettstown BID, the Hackettstown Recreation Department, and local businesses. Santa and his elf will greet you at the end of the drive with a goody bag for the kids as well as the adults.

Las Posadas at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 12, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 13, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate Las Posadas, a traditional early California/Mexican celebration of the journey of Joseph and Mary in search of lodging. Enjoy a bite of bocadillos - small bites of Mexican tidbits representing foods offered as nourishment for the holy couple - and a sip of Feliz Navidad for your journey through for the Holidays. 

The Christmas Carol Murders: A Live Murder Mystery Via Zoom

Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

Country Gate Players presents a Zoom virtual murder mystery show! A community theater is preparing a holiday production of Dickens’ classic "A Christmas Carol." On the surface, a jovial group, but there is more to the company than meets the eye! An egomaniacal and philandering leading man has rubbed almost everyone the wrong way. At this joyous time of year, all is not as it seems. Suddenly someone is very dead! You’re sure to enjoy this holiday cavalcade of classically comic catastrophes. The show is intended for an adult audience. Tickets are free - register to get yours - but a donation to the theatre in Belvidere is requested.

Mid-Life Crisis returns to Desiderio's Stone Tavern

Sunday, December 13, 2020 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Remember a favorite time of your life with covers of memorable hits over the decades with great showmanship, musicianship and high energy that will get you moving. The Giants vs. Cardinals game will be on during the show.

 
Continuing: 

A Christmas Carol - CSC Family Holiday Spectacular

Friday, November 27, 2020 to Sunday, December 13, 2020

Final weekend! 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 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.

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.

 
Community Corner: 

Elf Shenanigans at PossAbilities Thrift Boutique

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 to Saturday, December 12, 2020

Through December 12, a mischievous elf will be hiding somewhere throughout PossAbilities Thrift, a different spot each day. The first customer to find him will receive an EXTRA 20% OFF their purchase, plus a special gift!

 
More Things to Do: 

Shippen Manor Virtual Concert: Dune Grass

This week's virtual Lawn Concert features Dune Grass, an energetic, traditional bluegrass band with a twist! Formed in 2015, this was originally comprised of Ken Zimmer (upright bass), Lorie Quinn (mandolin), RoseAnne Davis (fiddle), Peggy Gaber-Casey (fiddle), and Bob Casey (guitar).  After playing together for a short time, Ken’s life long friends and previous Mountainside band mates, Bob Gelormine (guitar/banjo) and Jerry Eckhoff (guitar) joined Dune Grass rounding out the sound and adding their beautiful harmonies. 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 performance by Dune Grass here.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Breakfast with Santa at the Brass Rail

Sunday, December 20, 2020 -
10:30am to 1:30pm

Santa is coming to Phillipsburg and making a special stop at the Brass Rail for breakfast! Please call 908-454-0931 to reserve a seating (10:30am, 12pm or 1:30pm).

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 8 and 18.