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Starting November 28, 2018

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” - Shirley Temple

Ready or not, the Christmas season is upon us. We don't mean to alarm you; there is still plenty of time for shopping, baking, cards and Christmas trees! But below you will find numerous opportunities to visit with Santa in the coming week (such as Father Christmas at the Farmstead, pictured here from a couple years ago), as well as crafts (shoppping for them and making your own), and all other sorts of Christmas-themed entertainment. Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Maryann McFadden Talk and Book Signing at Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Cemetery Keeper's Wife poignantly blends fact and fiction as two women scarred by shame, and separated by more than a century, reach across time to rewrite history.

Black & White Wednesdays at Roy's Hall: "The Man Who Wasn't There"

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:30pm
Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand star in a modern classic flim from Joel and Ethan Coen. 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, every Wednesday. Tickets at the door are $10 cash / $12 credit card.

Dinner to Support the Asbury Mill Restoration

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 6:30pm
Join the Musconetcong Watershed Association and celebrate the Asbury Mill restoration progress at a fundraiser dinner. The Mill’s restoration reached major milestones last year and funding is critical for MWA to move forward with exterior restoration and adapting the interior for reuse as an Interpretive Center. Tickets include dinner, a silent auction, and guest presentations.

Merry Green Up Weekend at Flowerland Growers

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Let them help you create a fresh evergreen arrangement such as a door swag, porch pot, or an amazing centerpiece with candles for your holiday table.

Hackettstown's Hometown Holiday

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
The Hackettstown BID hosts the 11th Annual Hometown Holiday celebration with horse-drawn carriage rides through the Historic District, Santa parade, tree lighting, Santa Selfie Station and much more!

Live at Nonpareil: Dave Read

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, November 30, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy a delicious meal while you listen to some soft rock, jazz and blues.

Live Music at Inn at Millrace Pond: Katie Henry

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:00pm
The historic inn, a restored 1769 stone gristmill, features an evening with Katie Henry. Come check her out, enjoy a fine dinner, and make a night of it!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Mountain Lake Fire Company

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Get into the Christmas spirit and wear that ugly sweater! This event is hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mountain Lake Fire Company.

We May Be Right (Billy Joel Tribute Band) at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:00pm
This band is top notch and is the closest thing you will get to seeing the Piano Man himself! 

Supernova at Bea McNally's

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:00pm
Supernova covers a wide variety of music from the '70s to today’s hits.

Holiday Open House at Donaldson's Greenhouse and Nursery

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
8:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Enjoy some hot cider and pick that perfect Christmas tree, take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the farm (Saturday only) or find some festive decor or the perfect gift, and much more!

9th Annual Crafts in the Warren Tech

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
More than 130 of the area's finest crafters and artisans come together for this one-day juried event to display their unique handmade items. The event features door prizes, lunch options, bake sales, and more for a fun-filled holiday shopping experience.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Create a Christmas Evergreen Wreath

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
It's Christmas time! Create your own fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly.

41st Annual Hope Christmas Craft Market

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
This is the 41st year of a wonderful town-wide holiday event with more than 200 artisans participating. Upon  arrival, there is a one time $4 fee that allows shoppers access to all the buildings and the shuttle buses that travel through the town both days. The Hope holiday experience is enhanced by several antique stores as well as The Inn at Millrace Pond, a unique dining experience that offers overnight accommodations.

Victorian Christmas at Millbrook Village

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Step back into another era where the toys and games didn't need batteries. Old-time decorations adorn the buildings while volunteers and National Park staff in period clothing demonstrate how the season was celebrated in years past. The kids can make a decoration or play with some of the wonderful old-time toys and games in the parlor. Light seasonal refreshments served. Don't forget to come back the next day for the old fashioned Christmas service and carol singing!

Cookies and Corks at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
A gift made by hand is a gift from the heart. Come on out to make cork ornaments for your tree, cork wreaths for your door, cork trivets for the kitchen and other items to gift.

Celebration of the Holidays at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Visit the historical mansion while it is decorated for the holidays. There will be family photo opportunities with Santa, music, holiday crafts and much more.

Phillipsburg RR Historians Miniature Train Ride w/ Santa

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Don't miss the last opportunity to ride the Centerville and Southwestern minature train in 2018! Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 1pm, will greet everyone and then ride the first train. After the ride Santa will sit and take wish lists from the children. There will be hot chocolate, coffee and cookies for all and small gift bags for the children. Free admission.

Well-Sweep's Holiday Greenhouse Tour

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
Experience the pleasure of Well-Sweep Herb Farm's greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. An informative lecture-tour of a collection of herbs from around the world, this is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual - as well as familiar - herbs. Free, but reservations are required. 

Live Music at Brook Hollow - John Cain

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! 

Belvidere Heritage Inc. presents The Wassail Tour

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Following the downtown Belvidere Tree Lighting (5-7pm) you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas past at Belvidere’s first Wassail Tour. Enjoy complimentary wassail and snacks in some of Belvidere’s historic homes. Travel from house to house, visiting parlors decorated for the holidays!

Peter Karp and The Peter Karp Band Return to Roy’s Hall

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Peter Karp has carved out his own unique niche as one of the finest contemporary Americana and blues artists around, singer-songwriter, slide guitarist and pianist.

Bad Company Experience at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Everything you want in a Bad Company cover band!

Country Gate Players present: Godspell

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00pmFriday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pmSaturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, December 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Under a Ton

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00pm
Under a Ton is a rock, country, pop, hip-hop and dance band. Come by and check them out. Drink and food specials will be offered.

Brunch With Santa at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Santa Claus will be visiting during their regular Sunday Brunch. Ol' Saint Nick will be taking photos with good children and listening to their Christmas wish lists.

Holiday A Cappella Magic at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm
Come by and listen to talented high school A Cappella groups in the decorated mansion. This is a free event sponsored by the friends of Rutherfurd Hall.

Tour Shippen Manor at Christmastime

Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed of local stone, with two foot thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, decorated for the holiday season, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who worked in it. Steve Miller of Paddy and the Pale Boys will be playing the hammered dulcimer from 1-3pm; and the Stone Soup Symphony Trio performs from 3-4 pm. Guided tours will be conducted on the hour (1-2, 2-3 & 3-4pm), so please try to arrive no later than 3pm.

Marty Koppel at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:30pm
Enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Millbrook Village's Old Fashioned Christmas Carol Service

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 5:00pm
Sing along to your favorite Christmas carols alongside costumed guides in an old-time atmosphere where peace and good will prevail, followed by a fellowship get-together in the Van Campen Farmhouse.

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Panther Pub

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 6:30pm
There's always room for holiday decor for a festive homemade sign. Paint your own "JOY" sign while enjoying a drink or two, as we get into the spirit of the season.

“The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge” at the Warren County Library

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 4:00pm
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents “The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge” at the Warren County Library Headquarters.

Father Christmas at the Farmstead

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Come to the farmstead on a magical night and visit with Father Christmas in the Summer Kitchen by the fire! This has become an anticipated annual event for children of all ages.
Continuing: 

Annie: The Musical at Centenary

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 2:00pmWednesday, November 29, 2017 - 7:30pmFriday, November 30, 2018 - 8:00pmSaturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00pm
Come see a Family Holiday Spectacular at the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. Book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin.

Christmas In The Country at Well-Sweep Farm

Saturday, November 3, 2018 to Sunday, December 23, 2018
The Well-Sweep garden fairies transform the shop into a Christmas wonderland, the greenhouse is stocked, and seasonal wreaths and arrangements are available. Enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies, bring your holiday guests and come visit!

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!

Small Business Saturday in Hackettstown

Saturday, November 24, 2018 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
When you visit any of the participating BID businesses and make a purchase, you will receive a limited number Shop Small fabric tote bag, with coupons for Hackettstown businesses.

Yoga at The Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 10:30amSunday, December 9, 2018 - 10:30amSunday, 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.
Community Corner: 

Country Breakfast at Straw Church

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
7:00am to 11:00am
All-you-can-eat Country Breakfast the first Saturday of every month! Omelets, pancakes, French toast, hash browns, pork roll and sausage.  $9/person.

Breakfast with Santa at Mountain Lake

Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
8:00am to 11:00am
Greet Santa at the Lakeview Room and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast. Santa will be arriving at 10am.

Annual Breakfast with Santa at Old Greenwich

Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Come and enjoy breakfast and get your picture taken with Santa! The breakfast costs $6 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-12 and is free for children under five years old.

BID Goodnight Networking

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:15pm
Join the Washington BID on the first Tuesday of every month for an evening of casual networking.

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Advance registration is required for this informative talk on eating healthy over the holidays. A FREE light healthy dinner will be provided. Call 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) Option 4.
Plan Ahead: 

Monthly Plant Nite at Rock Creek Tavern: Christmas or Pink & Green Grinch

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
It's that time of the month! Join them for some awesome food, drinks and planting a terrarium.

Hometown Holiday in Washington Borough

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Hometown Holiday is a can’t-miss celebration that will light up the downtown in more ways than one. Come see Santa, Seasonal Celebrities - Dickens Characters, tree lighting, Songs of the Season, DJ Mitch Hess, shopping, dining, and plenty more! Something for everyone!

Holiday Tree on Wood Hosted by Art and Brew

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Join Art and Brew for a festive night out painting a holiday tree on wood in Hope (9" by 24"). Your choice of colors, glitter accents are optional.

Suds & Seafood: An Evening of Craft Beer Pairings at Man Skirt Brewing

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Joe Fisher is committed to making the very best beer. Mark Drabich has the same commitment to sourcing and cooking the very best seafood.

Darol Anger, The Matt Flinner Trio & Emy Phelps - “Keepin' It In the Fam” Holiday Show at Roy's Hall

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
What better way for some of the country’s most prominent string musicians to celebrate the holidays than to play some shows with family and friends?

Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
2018 Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair at "Straw" Church, about 30 vendors expected. Free gift wrap! Kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. Then, you can add pine cones, berries and finish with a candle and decorative bow.

Evergreen Christmas Tree Workshop at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Create a long-lasting festive tree for your holiday table using fresh boxwood, holly and assorted winter greens. You will then decorate with pine cones, stars, ribbon and other novelties.

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

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 5:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 - 2:00pmSunday, December 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
All those Dickensian characters dancing, jiving and swinging to a Harlem beat? Right on!

Christmas Concert at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Enjoy an evening at Villa Milagro listening to classical guitarists, Laura Oltman and Michael Newman perform a selection of ancient and modern Christmas music, featuring pieces by Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Pachelbel, Brahms and more. Free wine tasting from 6pm-7pm. Concert begins at 7pm.

Restore & Rejuvenate Event at Orchard View Lavender farm

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
During the holiday season the demands of everyday life can be overwhelming and sometimes cause us to neglect ourselves.

Christmas In The Country at Ramsaysburg Homestead

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Historic site tours, tree lighting, caroling, holiday music, Santa’s visit and children’s crafts are part of this annual event.

Houston Person with The Dave Leonhardt Trio at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Houston Person is known as the “The Boss Tenor Crown.” He’s performed in the hard bop and swing genres, but most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz. Person is also known for his distinctive sassy sound and his expressive style of playing.  David Leonhardt, jazz pianist and composer, is a highly skilled and versatile artist with a passion to bring the jazz and creative music experience to as many people in the world as he can.
 

Murder Mystery at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
The murders continue at Four Sisters Winery! It's just for fun during our Murder Mystery Dinners.

YPW: Winter Festival of Shows: Godspell

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 5:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, 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.

YPW: Winter Festival of Shows: The Wiz

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 7:30pmFriday, December 14, 2018 - 8:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 - 5:00pmSunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:00pm
When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy tries to save her do from a storm, she's miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz.

The Nutcracker at Centenary Stage Company

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 - 5:00pmSunday, 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.”

Campanelli Artwork Raffle Drawing

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
There's still time! Enter a raffle drawing for the original, framed watercolor, "The Old Spring House" by the late, great artist and friend, Dan Campanelli (1949-2017). This is not a print but one of Dan's original paintings valued at $10,000. A rare opportunity! Tickets will be sold at 7:00, followed by the meeting of the Harmony Historical Society scheduled for 7:30 when the winning ticket will be drawn!

Holiday Plant and Sip: Create Your Own Succulent Gifts

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Bring your favorite beer, wine and snacks to enjoy while you learn about succulents and their care, then create three mini-garden terrariums to give as beautiful gifts this holiday season.

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.

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This Week: 

Black & White Wednesdays at Roy's Hall: "The Man Who Wasn't There"

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:30pm

Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand star in a modern classic flim from Joel and Ethan Coen. 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, every Wednesday. Tickets at the door are $10 cash / $12 credit card.

Dinner to Support the Asbury Mill Restoration

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 6:30pm

Join the Musconetcong Watershed Association and celebrate the Asbury Mill restoration progress at a fundraiser dinner. The Mill’s restoration reached major milestones last year and funding is critical for MWA to move forward with exterior restoration and adapting the interior for reuse as an Interpretive Center. Tickets include dinner, a silent auction, and guest presentations.

Merry Green Up Weekend at Flowerland Growers

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Let them help you create a fresh evergreen arrangement such as a door swag, porch pot, or an amazing centerpiece with candles for your holiday table.

Hackettstown's Hometown Holiday

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Hackettstown BID hosts the 11th Annual Hometown Holiday celebration with horse-drawn carriage rides through the Historic District, Santa parade, tree lighting, Santa Selfie Station and much more!

Live at Nonpareil: Dave Read

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, November 30, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy a delicious meal while you listen to some soft rock, jazz and blues.

Holiday Open House at Donaldson's Greenhouse and Nursery

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
8:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

Enjoy some hot cider and pick that perfect Christmas tree, take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the farm (Saturday only) or find some festive decor or the perfect gift, and much more!

9th Annual Crafts in the Warren Tech

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

More than 130 of the area's finest crafters and artisans come together for this one-day juried event to display their unique handmade items. The event features door prizes, lunch options, bake sales, and more for a fun-filled holiday shopping experience.

41st Annual Hope Christmas Craft Market

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

This is the 41st year of a wonderful town-wide holiday event with more than 200 artisans participating. Upon  arrival, there is a one time $4 fee that allows shoppers access to all the buildings and the shuttle buses that travel through the town both days. The Hope holiday experience is enhanced by several antique stores as well as The Inn at Millrace Pond, a unique dining experience that offers overnight accommodations.

Victorian Christmas at Millbrook Village

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Step back into another era where the toys and games didn't need batteries. Old-time decorations adorn the buildings while volunteers and National Park staff in period clothing demonstrate how the season was celebrated in years past. The kids can make a decoration or play with some of the wonderful old-time toys and games in the parlor. Light seasonal refreshments served. Don't forget to come back the next day for the old fashioned Christmas service and carol singing!

Cookies and Corks at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

A gift made by hand is a gift from the heart. Come on out to make cork ornaments for your tree, cork wreaths for your door, cork trivets for the kitchen and other items to gift.

Celebration of the Holidays at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Visit the historical mansion while it is decorated for the holidays. There will be family photo opportunities with Santa, music, holiday crafts and much more.

Phillipsburg RR Historians Miniature Train Ride w/ Santa

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Don't miss the last opportunity to ride the Centerville and Southwestern minature train in 2018! Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 1pm, will greet everyone and then ride the first train. After the ride Santa will sit and take wish lists from the children. There will be hot chocolate, coffee and cookies for all and small gift bags for the children. Free admission.

Well-Sweep's Holiday Greenhouse Tour

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

Experience the pleasure of Well-Sweep Herb Farm's greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. An informative lecture-tour of a collection of herbs from around the world, this is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual - as well as familiar - herbs. Free, but reservations are required. 

Belvidere Heritage Inc. presents The Wassail Tour

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Following the downtown Belvidere Tree Lighting (5-7pm) you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas past at Belvidere’s first Wassail Tour. Enjoy complimentary wassail and snacks in some of Belvidere’s historic homes. Travel from house to house, visiting parlors decorated for the holidays!

Country Gate Players present: Godspell

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00pm
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage.

Brunch With Santa at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Santa Claus will be visiting during their regular Sunday Brunch. Ol' Saint Nick will be taking photos with good children and listening to their Christmas wish lists.

Tour Shippen Manor at Christmastime

Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed of local stone, with two foot thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, decorated for the holiday season, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who worked in it. Steve Miller of Paddy and the Pale Boys will be playing the hammered dulcimer from 1-3pm; and the Stone Soup Symphony Trio performs from 3-4 pm. Guided tours will be conducted on the hour (1-2, 2-3 & 3-4pm), so please try to arrive no later than 3pm.

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Panther Pub

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 6:30pm

There's always room for holiday decor for a festive homemade sign. Paint your own "JOY" sign while enjoying a drink or two, as we get into the spirit of the season.

Father Christmas at the Farmstead

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Come to the farmstead on a magical night and visit with Father Christmas in the Summer Kitchen by the fire! This has become an anticipated annual event for children of all ages.

 
Continuing: 

Annie: The Musical at Centenary

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 2:00pm
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

Come see a Family Holiday Spectacular at the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. Book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin.

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!

Small Business Saturday in Hackettstown

Saturday, November 24, 2018 to Sunday, December 2, 2018

When you visit any of the participating BID businesses and make a purchase, you will receive a limited number Shop Small fabric tote bag, with coupons for Hackettstown businesses.

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.

 
Community Corner: 

Country Breakfast at Straw Church

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
7:00am to 11:00am

All-you-can-eat Country Breakfast the first Saturday of every month! Omelets, pancakes, French toast, hash browns, pork roll and sausage.  $9/person.

Annual Breakfast with Santa at Old Greenwich

Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Come and enjoy breakfast and get your picture taken with Santa! The breakfast costs $6 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-12 and is free for children under five years old.

BID Goodnight Networking

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:15pm

Join the Washington BID on the first Tuesday of every month for an evening of casual networking.

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Advance registration is required for this informative talk on eating healthy over the holidays. A FREE light healthy dinner will be provided. Call 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) Option 4.

 
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Hometown Holiday in Washington Borough

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Hometown Holiday is a celebration that will light up the downtown in more ways than one. Come see Santa, Dickens characters and other seasonal celebrities; witness the tree lighting; enjoy songs of the season, DJ Mitch Hess, shopping, dining, and plenty more! Something for everyone!

Holiday Tree on Wood Hosted by Art and Brew

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join Art and Brew for a festive night out in Hope, to paint a holiday tree on wood (9" by 24"). Your choice of colors, glitter accents are optional.

Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

About 30 vendors are expected for this craft and vendor fair. Free gift wrapping will be available. Kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. Then, you can add pine cones, berries and finish with a candle and decorative bow.

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.

Christmas Concert at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

Enjoy an evening at Villa Milagro listening to classical guitarists, Laura Oltman and Michael Newman perform a selection of ancient and modern Christmas music, featuring pieces by Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Pachelbel, Brahms and more. Free wine tasting from 6pm-7pm. Concert begins at 7pm.

Houston Person with The Dave Leonhardt Trio at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Houston Person is known as the “The Boss Tenor Crown.” He’s performed in the hard bop and swing genres, but most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz. Person is also known for his distinctive sassy sound and his expressive style of playing.  David Leonhardt, jazz pianist and composer, is a highly skilled and versatile artist with a passion to bring the jazz and creative music experience to as many people in the world as he can.

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.

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.

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.”

Campanelli Artwork Raffle Drawing

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

There's still time! Enter a raffle drawing for the original, framed watercolor, "The Old Spring House" by the late, great artist and friend, Dan Campanelli (1949-2017). This is not a print but one of Dan's original paintings valued at $10,000. A rare opportunity! Tickets will be sold at 7:00, followed by the meeting of the Harmony Historical Society scheduled for 7:30 when the winning ticket will be drawn!

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.