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Starting December 11, 2019

“Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved.”- Adult Ralphie in A Christmas Story (1983 film)

Christmas is indeed on the way, time is short, we'll let you get right to the events that will put you in a holiday mood. Last chance for Beauty and the Beast! First chance for A Christmas Story (speaking of Ralphie)! And just two weekends left for an excursion to one of our beautiful choose-and-cut farms here in the Christmas Tree Belt of New Jersey, like Glenn's Tree Farm in White Township, pictured here. Find the whole list by clicking here. Get out there and make those holiday memories, and while you do, Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Alba Vineyard Holiday Hours

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 11:00am
Treat your family and friends to a wine tasting this holiday season. Open Monday-Friday from 11am-4pm and Weekends 11am-5pm.

Julia says, "Bon Appetit!" starring Linda Kenyon as Julia Child

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 2:00pm
Julia Child, one of the first televised cooks, was in the vanguard of “foodies” who, by changing America’s taste, helped create modern American culture. While her public voice and face became familiar to us, this play focuses on her private side- especially the relationship with her husband, Paul Child. This one woman play is a love story that will capture your heart!

10th Annual Festival of Trees to Benefit Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc and DASACC

Thursday, December 12, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
An evening of holiday music, gourmet hot and cold food and beverages, and dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Vote for your favorite! This magical event benefits the Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc. and the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County.

Kids Winter Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
Kids, come on out for a night full of creativity & inspiration! Learn step by step how to paint. All supplies are included. Kids under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult Wine and Paint at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers! Let's get cozy and creative! You will be guided by a professional artist while you learn about color mixing, drawing & perspective while getting a little art therapy!

Holiday Succulent Terrariums Sip and Plant

Thursday, December 12, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Create two holiday-themed succulent terrariums and learn about their care. Enjoy beverages and appetizers as you plant and decorate. It's up to you whether to keep them or give as gifts!

Friday the 13th Celebration at Blairstown Museum

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday the 13th may be twelve days before Christmas, but that won't stop us from celebrating Blairstown's second favorite son -- Jason Voorhees!

Friday The 13th Movie Marathon – Parts I thru IV at Roy's Hall

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
4:30pm to 11:45pm
There’s something special about watching the Friday the 13th movies on Friday the 13th; in the town where the original 1980 slasher was filmed. See the original Friday The 13th at 4:30pm followed by FT13 Part Two at 6:30, Part Three at 8:30 and Part Four at 10:30pm.

Flowerland Under the Lights

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm
The twinkling of the lights, the scents of the season and sights of holiday will fill you up with Christmas joy! There will be hot chocolate, coffee, desserts and giveaways.

Dr Dick Show at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 8:00pm
Great room, great atmosphere, great food and drink! 

Flowerland Annual Christmas Open House

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Stop in and enjoy the sights of the holiday, the scents of the season and the feeling of Christmas all in one place!

Make Your Own Gingerbread House at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
A fun-filled class for all ages. Get in the holiday spirit by creating your own gingerbread house using real gingerbread.

Las Posadas at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019 -
11:00am 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. With live music both days.

Free Mocktails 101 Class at the Warren County Library in Blairstown

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 1:00pm
Think cocktails with no alcohol are boring? Think again! Vanessa Young of the Thirsty Radish will present flavorful and sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks for everyday enjoyment and entertaining.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery: Michael Long

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

Make Your Own Holiday Centerpiece at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. We will add pine cones and berries then finish with a candle and decorative bow.

A Moravian Christmas in Historic Village of Hope

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
4:00pm to 8:30pm
Starting with a visit from St. Nicholas and ending with a traditional Moravian candlelight Christmas service, the Historic Village of Hope welcomes visitors for its annual Moravian Christmas. Lantern tours (reservations suggested), musical performances and caroling, a Festival of Trees, a fireside reading from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, live nativity, and much more.

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

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 5:00pmSaturday, December 21, 2019 - 8:00pmSunday, December 22, 2019 - 4:00pm
Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl, ANYTHING GOES is a hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter's most magical scores. It's Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely.

Craig Sailer Project at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 8:00pm
Hang out with Craig Sailer Project as we will rock you until you tell us to go home!

A Christmas Story at Country Gate Players

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 8:00pmSunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00pmFriday, December 20, 2019 - 8:00pmSaturday, December 21, 2019 - 8:00pmSunday, December 22, 2019 - 2:00pm
This musical, based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas, received rave reviews on its Broadway run as it follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts - an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle.

Avilion at William's Irish Tavern

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 9:00pm
Great drinks, Great food and Great music. 

Mid Life Crisis at Bea McNally's Irish Pub

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:00pm
It's always a fun night at Bea McNally's! Come by, listen to some music, have a drink and eat some food.

Breakfast with Santa at Mountain Lake

Sunday, December 15, 2019 -
8:00am to 11:00am
Greet Santa at the Lakeview Room and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast. Santa will be arriving at 8:30am.

Breakfast with Santa at Harkers Hollow

Sunday, December 15, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, December 22, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Reservations requested for this buffet breakfast, with Santa scheduled to arrive at 9:30 a.m. $11.95/adult,  $7.95/children ages 3-13 (plus tax and gratuity).

Custom Gift Basket & Box Day at Donaldson Farms

Sunday, December 15, 2019 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Visit our farm market and create your own custom gift basket.

Winter Festival of Shows: Young Performers Workshop at Centenary Stage Co. presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 5:00pmFriday, December 20, 2019 - 8:00pmSaturday, December 21, 2019 - 2:00pmSunday, December 22, 2019 - 4:00pm
Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder.

Winter Festival of Shows: Young Performers Workshop at Centenary Stage Co. presents George M!

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 7:00pmSaturday, December 21, 2019 - 5:00pmSunday, December 22, 2019 - 1:00pm
A rousing, tuneful portrait of legendary song-and-dance man George M. Cohan, a giant of the American musical theater who helped transform the Broadway musical as he penned songs like "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "You're A Grand Old Flag," and "Give My Regards to Broadway."
Continuing: 

Christmas In The Country at Well-Sweep Farm

Saturday, November 2, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019
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 29, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019
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!

Beauty and the Beast at Centenary Stage Co.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 2:00pmThursday, December 12, 2019 - 7:30pmFriday, December 13, 2019 - 8:00pmSaturday, December 14, 2019 - 2:00pmSaturday, December 14, 2019 - 8:00pmSunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00pm
Last chance for this season's Family Holiday Spectacular! Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Kids can have their photo taken with costumed cast members after selected performances. Final weekend!
Community Corner: 

Fish or Chicken & Chips Fundraiser

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Support Blairstown Hose Company #1 and Blairstown Masonic Lodge #165 by ordering fish or chicken and chips for dinner!

"Witness" Gospel Group Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 6:30pm
Stop by and enjoy a Christmas concert. Call 908-689-3720 for more details.

DASACC Hosts 6th Annual Holiday Shoppe

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to Saturday, December 21, 2019
The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center (DASACC) of Warren County is seeking donations of new toys and games for its sixth annual Holiday Shoppe, which provides free holiday gifts to all Warren County residents in need. Donations of new, unwrapped toys and gift cards are needed for children of all ages and genders. Gifts should ideally be within the $15 - $30 range. The Holiday Shoppe will be open by appointment from Tuesday, December 17 to Saturday, December 21.
Plan Ahead: 

Jerry Douglas at Roy's Hall

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Dobro master and 14-time GRAMMY winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways.  Additionally, Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording and touring artist whose output incorporates elements of country, bluegrass, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision. Tickets on sale now.

NJCYB: The Nutcracker at Centenary Stage Co.

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 7:00pmSaturday, December 21, 2019 - 12:00pmSaturday, December 21, 2019 - 5:00pmSunday, December 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
An enchanting ballet and holiday favorite, The Nutcracker is a classic production for all ages.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, December 21, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
It's Stomping Time! A bit of nostalgia, a tasting of wine, an Italian dinner, it's something to do with friends for a special time!

Christmas Eve at Inn at Millrace Pond

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Spend Christmas Eve at the historic Inn. Check out their delicious menu.

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This Week: 

Alba Vineyard Holiday Hours

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 11:00am

Treat your family and friends to a wine tasting this holiday season. Open Monday-Friday from 11am-4pm and Weekends 11am-5pm.

Julia says, "Bon Appetit!" starring Linda Kenyon as Julia Child

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 2:00pm

Julia Child, one of the first televised cooks, was in the vanguard of “foodies” who, by changing America’s taste, helped create modern American culture. While her public voice and face became familiar to us, this play focuses on her private side- especially the relationship with her husband, Paul Child. This one woman play is a love story that will capture your heart!

10th Annual Festival of Trees to Benefit Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc and DASACC

Thursday, December 12, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

An evening of holiday music, gourmet hot and cold food and beverages, and dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Vote for your favorite! This magical event benefits the Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc. and the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County.

Kids Winter Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

Kids, come on out for a night full of creativity & inspiration! Learn step by step how to paint. All supplies are included. Kids under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult Wine and Paint at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers! Let's get cozy and creative! You will be guided by a professional artist while you learn about color mixing, drawing & perspective while getting a little art therapy!

Holiday Succulent Terrariums Sip and Plant

Thursday, December 12, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Create two holiday-themed succulent terrariums and learn about their care. Enjoy beverages and appetizers as you plant and decorate. It's up to you whether to keep them or give as gifts!

Friday The 13th Movie Marathon – Parts I thru IV at Roy's Hall

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
4:30pm to 11:45pm

There’s something special about watching the Friday the 13th movies on Friday the 13th; in the town where the original 1980 slasher was filmed. See the original Friday The 13th at 4:30pm followed by FT13 Part Two at 6:30, Part Three at 8:30 and Part Four at 10:30pm.

Flowerland Under the Lights

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm

The twinkling of the lights, the scents of the season and sights of holiday will fill you up with Christmas joy! There will be hot chocolate, coffee, desserts and giveaways.

Las Posadas at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019 -
11:00am 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. With live music both days.

A Moravian Christmas in Historic Village of Hope

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
4:00pm to 8:30pm

Starting with a visit from St. Nicholas and ending with a traditional Moravian candlelight Christmas service, the Historic Village of Hope welcomes visitors for its annual Moravian Christmas. Lantern tours (reservations suggested), musical performances and caroling, a Festival of Trees, a fireside reading from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, live nativity, and much more.

A Christmas Story at Country Gate Players

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00pm
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 2:00pm

This musical, based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas, received rave reviews on its Broadway run as it follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts - an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle.

Breakfast with Santa at Harkers Hollow

Sunday, December 15, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, December 22, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Reservations requested for this buffet breakfast, with Santa scheduled to arrive at 9:30 a.m. $11.95/adult, $7.95/children ages 3-13 (plus tax and gratuity). Please call 908-454-1884.

 
Continuing: 

Christmas In The Country at Well-Sweep Farm

Saturday, November 2, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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 29, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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!

Beauty and the Beast at Centenary Stage Co.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 2:00pm
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00pm

Last chance for this season's Family Holiday Spectacular! Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Kids can have their photo taken with costumed cast members after selected performances. Final weekend!

 
Community Corner: 

Fish or Chicken & Chips Fundraiser

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Support Blairstown Hose Company #1 and Blairstown Masonic Lodge #165 by ordering fish or chicken and chips for dinner!

DASACC Hosts 6th Annual Holiday Shoppe

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center (DASACC) of Warren County is seeking donations of new toys and games for its sixth annual Holiday Shoppe, which provides free holiday gifts to all Warren County residents in need. Donations of new, unwrapped toys and gift cards are needed for children of all ages and genders. Gifts should ideally be within the $15 - $30 range. The Holiday Shoppe will be open by appointment from Tuesday, December 17 to Saturday, December 21.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Jerry Douglas at Roy's Hall

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

Dobro master and 14-time GRAMMY winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways.  Additionally, Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording and touring artist whose output incorporates elements of country, bluegrass, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision. TONIGHT!

NJCYB: The Nutcracker at Centenary Stage Co.

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 12:00pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 3:00pm

An enchanting ballet and holiday favorite, The Nutcracker is a classic production for all ages. With the talented young dancers of the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet, Warren County's only non-profit ballet company, and featuring professional dancers from around the world, this production is sure to delight!