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Starting December 14, 2016

Technically speaking, this is the last weekend of autumn... but it feels like winter, and signs of the coming holidays are all around us! You can continue to get into the holiday spirit with two different productions of A Christmas Carol, that perennial favorite The Nutcracker, or perhaps a visit to the Christmas in the Country Trail in the Belvidere area. There's still time to cut your own Jersey Grown Christmas tree - check out our list of choose-and-cut farms here in New Jersey's Christmas Tree Belt! Read on for more ideas of things to do in Warren County, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - John Cain

Friday, December 16, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet’s “Nutcracker” at Centenary Stage

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:00pmSaturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:00pmSaturday, December 17, 2016 - 7:00pmSunday, December 18, 2016 - 3:00pm
The holiday season concludes with a flourish as CSC welcomes back the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet and the annual performances of Nutcracker, featuring World Ballet Gold Medalist Emma Crow, a Hackettstown native.

Live Music at Inn at Millrace Pond: Joe Janci

Friday, December 16, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Singer-guitarist Joe Janci, with special guest Vern Warta, perform at the historic inn, a restored 1769 stone gristmill.

Radio-On-Stage Version of A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, December 18, 2016 - 3:00pm
Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday story, “A Christmas Carol,” will return to the Roy’s Hall stage for a third annual presentation as a classic 1940’s radio stage production.

Young Performers Workshop Winter Festival of Shows: A Chorus Line

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 7:00pmFriday, December 16, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:00pmSunday, December 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
Centenary Stage Company’s critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns this holiday season with a delightful selection of musical favorites for the annual Winter Festival of Shows. 

The Drive Blues Band at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:00pm
This Hunterdon County-based blues band's set list spans Eric Clapton and Cream to Susan Tedeschi and Joe Cocker. It's their annual holiday-spiked songfest that is sure to get you on your feet and dancing the night away!

Truth and Soul at the Brass Rail

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 9:00pm
Rock, Blues, and Soul from 9 'til midnight!

Custom Gift Basket Day at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, December 17, 2016 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Let us do the work! Creative, dedicated farm staff members will guide you through a large selection of unique gifts for everyone on your list!

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Stan & Elise

Saturday, December 17, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Las Posadas at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 17, 2016 to Sunday, December 18, 2016
This weekend through Christmas Eve, Villa Milagro will celebrate Las Posadas, the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem.  When you visit you will be served carnitas and other Mexican tidbits representing foods offered as nourishment for the holy couple. You will also taste Feliz Navidad​, our delicious, sweet and spicy mulled wine, slightly warmed to knock the chill off your own journeys! 

Country Gate Players present: A Christmas Carol - The Musical

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:00pmSaturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, December 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens breathe fantastic new life into this classic tale from Dickens, as prosperous curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, & Future.

Young Performers Workshop Winter Festival of Shows: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 5:00pmSaturday, December 17, 2016 - 5:00pmSunday, December 18, 2016 - 1:00pm
Centenary Stage Company’s critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns this holiday season with a delightful selection of musical favorites for the annual Winter Festival of Shows. 

Kato Duo Christmas Show at Marianna's

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 6:00pm
Live music at Marianna's Phillipsburg. For best service, reservations suggested. Call 908-777-3500.

Trivia Night at Asbury Coffee Mill

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
$5 per player as teams of 2 to 6 people compete for the prize: the winning team takes the pot (no house split). The lunch menu will be available and we are BYOB friendly.

Young Performers Workshop Winter Festival of Shows: The Boy Friend

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 5:00pmSaturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, December 18, 2016 - 4:00pm
Centenary Stage Company’s critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns this holiday season with a delightful selection of musical favorites for the annual Winter Festival of Shows. 

Cosmic Jerry Band at Rock Creek Tavern (Jerry Garcia Tribute)

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:00pm
Enjoy live music in a casual atmosphere at Rock Creek Tavern. Rock Creek is proud to present "The Cosmic Jerry Band" to our stage!!

Bobby Clark at the Brass Rail

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 9:00pm
Bobby Clark "plays it hard" from 9 'til midnight!

Glenn Roberts Band at Buck Hill

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 9:30pm
Bar Rockin’ Country, Classic and New Rock.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, December 18, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Breakfast with Santa Brunch at Buck Hill

Sunday, December 18, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Farm-to-table, locally-sourced seasonal menu with breakfast and lunch entrees, including stuffed French toast, citrus cured smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, an omelet station and a carving station.

J.T. Rooney at Rock Creek Tavern

Sunday, December 18, 2016 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Enjoy live music in a casual atmosphere at Rock Creek Tavern. This big band is sure to get you on your feet and dancing the night away!

Holiday Floral Arrangement Class at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 7:00pmTuesday, December 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
Two hands-on courses to learn the fundamentals of floral design from an accomplished, accredited and forward-thinking floral design instructor. Create a Thanksgiving arrangement at eh Nov.
Plan Ahead: 

Holiday Party at Draughthouse Bar & Grill

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 10:00pm
Drink specials, carolers, live music during dinner, dance floor under the stars in the atrium banquet room!

Christmas Day Buffet at Almond Tree Manor

Sunday, December 25, 2016
Come join us at the Almond Tree Manor for our Annual Christmas Day Buffet! Three seatings.

Bea McNally's Tweener Music Fest

Monday, December 26, 2016 to Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The week between Christmas and New Year's is a time of year when old friends get together for fun times. At Bea McNally's they are taking it one step further, scheduling their first ever "Tweener Music Fest" with bands performing three straight nights. Monday: Aroarus opening up for The Spanakopita Band. Tuesday: Zach Russack Trio. Wednesday: Joe Cirotti Band.

First Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, December 31, 2016 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
The 2nd annual family friendly event with lots of live entertainment, food vendors, AND Fireworks. Pre-sale is underway - $10 per button (reserve your button soon, last year it sold out!)  Shuttle buses will bring guests from remote locations but you can also pre-purchase Premier Parking onsite for $25 per car.

Warren Highlands First Day Hike

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 9:00am
Join with members of the group Metrotrails for our traditional First Day Hike on New Year's Day, this time returning to the route of the Warren Highlands Trail in western Warren County! 

32nd Annual New Year's Day Hike on the PVT

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 10:00am
The Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee, a Friends Organization of Kittatinny Valley State Park, will host a 4-5 mile hike along the Paulinskill Valley Trail on Labor Day.  The trail is cinder-based which provides easy, level walking.  Meeting at Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Bring lunch and a drink.
Continuing: 

Jazz+Wine+Tapas Wednesday at Luigi's Rancho

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Luigi's Rancho has been an institution in Warren County since the early 1930s. Enjoy great food - including tapas "small plate" specials - in a great setting and hear great music with no cover charge or minimum, this week featuring the duo Miz and Moe.

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, December 15, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
The Rock Creek Tavern, Warren County's newest spot for night life, hosts "The Karl Jam" open mic/jam session every Thursday night.

Piano Saturday Evenings at Inn at Millrace Pond featuring Tony Bartone

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Live music at the historic inn, a restored 1769 stone gristmill, features pianist Tony Bartone in the upstairs dining room on Saturday evenings. 

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This Week: 

New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet’s “Nutcracker” at Centenary Stage

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 3:00pm

The holiday season concludes with a flourish as CSC welcomes back the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet and the annual performances of Nutcracker, featuring World Ballet Gold Medalist Emma Crow, a Hackettstown native.

Radio-On-Stage Version of A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 3:00pm

Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday story, “A Christmas Carol,” will return to the Roy’s Hall stage for a third annual presentation as a classic 1940’s radio stage production.

Young Performers Workshop Winter Festival of Shows: A Chorus Line

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

Centenary Stage Company’s critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns this holiday season with a delightful selection of musical favorites for the annual Winter Festival of Shows. 

The Drive Blues Band at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:00pm

This Hunterdon County-based blues band's set list spans Eric Clapton and Cream to Susan Tedeschi and Joe Cocker. It's their annual holiday-spiked songfest that is sure to get you on your feet and dancing the night away!

Custom Gift Basket Day at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, December 17, 2016 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Let us do the work! Creative, dedicated farm staff members will guide you through a large selection of unique gifts for everyone on your list!

Las Posadas at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 17, 2016 to Sunday, December 18, 2016

This weekend through Christmas Eve, Villa Milagro will celebrate Las Posadas, the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem.  When you visit you will be served carnitas and other Mexican tidbits representing foods offered as nourishment for the holy couple. You will also taste Feliz Navidad​, our delicious, sweet and spicy mulled wine, slightly warmed to knock the chill off your own journeys! 

Country Gate Players present: A Christmas Carol - The Musical

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 2:00pm

Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens breathe fantastic new life into this classic tale from Dickens, as prosperous curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, & Future.

Trivia Night at Asbury Coffee Mill

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

$5 per player as teams of 2 to 6 people compete for the prize: the winning team takes the pot (no house split). The lunch menu will be available and we are BYOB friendly.

Young Performers Workshop Winter Festival of Shows: The Boy Friend

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 5:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

Centenary Stage Company’s critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns this holiday season with a delightful selection of musical favorites for the annual Winter Festival of Shows. 

Breakfast with Santa Brunch at Buck Hill

Sunday, December 18, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Farm-to-table, locally-sourced seasonal menu with breakfast and lunch entrees, including stuffed French toast, citrus cured smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, an omelet station and a carving station.

J.T. Rooney at Rock Creek Tavern

Sunday, December 18, 2016 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Enjoy live music in a casual atmosphere at Rock Creek Tavern. This big band is sure to get you on your feet and dancing the night away!

Holiday Floral Arrangement Class at Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Two hands-on courses to learn the fundamentals of floral design from an accomplished, accredited and forward-thinking floral design instructor. Create a Thanksgiving arrangement at eh Nov.

 
Continuing: 

Jazz+Wine+Tapas Wednesday at Luigi's Rancho

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Luigi's Rancho has been an institution in Warren County since the early 1930s. Enjoy great food - including tapas "small plate" specials - in a great setting and hear great music with no cover charge or minimum, this week featuring the duo Miz and Moe.

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, December 15, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

The Rock Creek Tavern, Warren County's newest spot for night life, hosts "The Karl Jam" open mic/jam session every Thursday night.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Bea McNally's Tweener Music Fest

Monday, December 26, 2016 to Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The week between Christmas and New Year's is a time of year when old friends get together for fun times. At Bea McNally's they are taking it one step further, scheduling their first ever "Tweener Music Fest" with bands performing three straight nights. Monday: Aroarus opening up for The Spanakopita Band. Tuesday: Zach Russack Trio. Wednesday: Joe Cirotti Band.

First Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, December 31, 2016 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm

The 2nd annual family friendly event with lots of live entertainment, food vendors, AND Fireworks. Pre-sale is underway - $10 per button (reserve your button soon, last year it sold out!)  Shuttle buses will bring guests from remote locations but you can also pre-purchase Premier Parking onsite for $25 per car.