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Starting November 29, 2017

“It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.” - Sarah Kay, American poet

The new month arrives Friday, the holidays are around the corner, but don't panic! We are here to help you get ready! First, the tree. Warren County is "The Christmas Tree Belt" as the state's top producer of Jersey Fresh trees, plus our farms consistently win statewide and national honors for their quality. We kicked off the choose-and-cut season last week at an event at Mt. Bethel Christmas Tree Farm in Mansfield Township (that's a photo of it), and you can click to our guide to choose-and-cut farms here. Next, gifts! There are plenty of shopping events, craft shows, and workshops where you can make your own decorative items in this week's edition of Warren County Wanderings, plus you can click over to our Unique Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas. Then, entertainment! Centenary Stage Company's holiday spectacular Newsies The Musical is a hit and you'll find other shows for the whole family below. And it's Santa Time! so click to see where you can find the Big Guy. Read on, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Sew Cool with Sue at The Farm in Harmony

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn some basics of machine sewing while you make a beautiful Christmas Wreath from a selection of fabrics.

Merry Green Up Weekend at Flowerland Growers

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Let Flowerland Growers help you create a fresh evergreen arrangement such as a door swag, porch pot, or an amazing centerpiece with candles for your holiday table.
Lakota Wolf Preserve Holiday Art Show Fundraiser - Dec. 1

Lakota Wolf Preserve Holiday Art Show Fundraiser

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
12:00pm to 8:30pm
Lakota Wolf Preserve hosts its annual art show fundraiser at Brook Hollow Winery. Shop for Lakota Wolf T-shirts, sweatshirts, prints, framed prints and a special Jeff Echevarria original he is donating to be auctioned off. Starting at 6pm there will be music, wine tasting, and a $5 Friday night dinner.

Hackettstown's Hometown Holiday

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
The Hackettstown BID will host 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!

First Friday Celebration at Thisilldous with Late Night Kennel Club

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us every first Friday night in 2017. Bring the family to enjoy the music of Late Night Kennel Club. Fresh, local & friendly. Dinner served 5-9 p.m. with music from 6-9 p.m.

Gordon Ward at Inn at Millrace Pond

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy the Americana music of Gordon Ward in the Tavern at this 18th century stone mill. No cover charge.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Mountain Lake Fire Company

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
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.

Brook Falls Farm Open Stage and Talent Show

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Brook Falls Farm is happy to present another night of music and community at the Carriage House in Historic Blairstown NJ for an all ages open stage. C'mon out and share your songs and talent.

Open Mic at Asbury Coffee Mill

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
They have everything you need to perform. You just need to bring your inner rock star and your talent. Solo or small act, all are welcome. BYOB; lunch menu served.

The Outcrops at Marley's Gotham Grill

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:00pm
The Outcrops are a four-piece rock n roll band from North Jersey. They incorporate bits of the blues, folk, funk, jazz, and old country roots.  Check them out!

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Blame It On the Girl

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:00pm
Blame It On The Girl is a modern party rock cover band based in Northern NJ.

Community Singers Present Winterfest of Music

Saturday, December 2, 2017Sunday, December 3, 2017
The Warren County Community Singers will present two performances of their annual Winterfest of Music featuring the Children’s Chorus of Warren County on Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 300 Roseberry Street, Phillipsburg; and Sunday, Dec. 3, 3pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 40 East Church Street, Washington. Both venues are wheelchair accessible and have ample parking. The concert is free, but a good-will offering will be taken.

Holiday Open House at Donaldson's Greenhouse and Nursery

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
9:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
9:00am to 7:00pm
Enjoy some hot cider, horse-drawn carriage rides through the farm, find some festive decor or the perfect gift, and much more!

Secret Santa Workshop Vendor Event

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Held in the gymnasium of Blairstown Elementary School, where kids can shop parent-free in a safe enviornment, and parents can shop kid-free at more than 60 different vendor tables.

8th Annual Crafts in the Warren Tech

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
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, a special visit from Santa, and more for a fun-filled holiday shopping experience.

Holiday Wreath Making at The Farm in Harmony

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Create your very own evergreen wreath from scratch. Then, adorn it with bows, berries, pine cones and more. Please dress for the mess. Bring working gloves as it’s a sappy job sometimes.

Gallery 23 Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Please join the artists of Gallery 23 for a Holiday Reception. Come enjoy refreshments and celebrate this magical time of year. Many of the artists will be in attendance for a meet and greet.

Hope Christmas Craft Market

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
This is the 40th year of a wonderful town-wide holiday event with more than 200 artisans participating.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Create a Christmas Evergreen Wreath

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
It's Christmas time! Create your own fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly.

Victorian Christmas at Millbrook Village

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
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 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!

Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
11:00am to 8:00pm
Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary Holiday Bazaar is a day filled with wonderful crafts and specialty items. There will be Franky Banky Holiday Cookies and lots of other goods.

Holiday Boutique at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Join Rock Creek for its first Holiday Boutique! They will have six vendors that will help you choose the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season!

Celebration of the Holidays at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
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.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
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.

Pequest Co-Op Antiques and Collectibles Open House

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
The Pequest Co-Op is celebrating 1 year in business. Come by for some light food, desserts and refreshments!

Belvidere's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Belivdere's annual Tree Lighting at Riverside Park (at the corner of Water & Market Streets) will include a visit from Santa, holiday music, hot chocolate/cookies/hot dogs and a trackless train! Remember to shop the local merchants.

Nonpareil presents: Rich Goldberg

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
While you dine, relax and enjoy the soft rock tunes of Jersey's own Rich Goldberg, covering more than 70 iconic artists, from the Beatles to Billy Joel and from James Taylor to Elton John.

Ha Ha Holiday Comedy Show at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Live comedy featuring comedians from NJ and NY will have you saying Ho-Ho-Ho! Doors open 7pm for the 8pm show.

Bad Company Experience at the Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Check them out at the Rock Creek! Great food and drink specials too.

The Alexis P. Suter Band and Award Winning Blues Masters at Roy's Hall

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Alexis P. Suter is the owner of that big, booming voice you can hear roaring out of Brooklyn into the heart of North America and beyond. The Alexis P. Suter Band are on the rise as accolades pour in and they continue to captivate audiences from town to town.

Live at Plan B: Uncle Smiley

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Uncle Smiley is at Plan B Pub! They play a wide variety of music from oldies to current hits, classic rock, pop, country and anything else you want to hear.

Mid-Life Crisis at Bea McNally's Irish Pub

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00pm
Classic Rock, Classic Disco and some current music? Must be a Mid-Life Crisis!

Bend and Brunch at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 9:30amSunday, December 3, 2017 - 9:30am
Do you enjoy yoga?  Come by The Architects Club and "Bend and Brunch" the first Sunday of every month where you can stretch, bend and then have some brunch.

Brunch With Santa at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
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.

Winter Winery Craft & Gift Fair

Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
More than 30 vendors featured, including great food!

Prohibition Repeal Celebration at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Flappers, Bootleggers and Mobsters are invited to get their “Bee’s knees” on to celebrate the 84th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. Snap your photo in the Juice Joint Jail.

Christmas Service and Carol Sing at Millbrook Village

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
An old fashioned Christmas service and carol singing will be held in the Millbrook Church at 5pm Sunday evening followed by a fellowship get together in the Van Campen Farmhouse.

Celebrity Meet & Greet

Monday, December 4, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Meet musical artist and television personality Kevin Jonas, former New York Giants Running Back Lee Rouson, and MLB Sports anchor Scott Braun! Centenary University hosts this event, sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts of Hackettstown and ticket sales will be donated to the Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Cost is $30 for adults, $20 for students and children under 12 are free. Complimentary light refreshments will be served, as well as entertainment by a six-piece band. Five lucky attendees will go home with an autographed guitar by Kevin Jonas with your admittance ticket.

Father Christmas at the Farmstead

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 -
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! A wonderful time for children of all ages!
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Christmas In The Country

Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Saturday, December 23, 2017
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 24, 2017 to Sunday, December 24, 2017
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!

It Pays to Shop Small Week by Hackettstown Business Improvement District (BID)

Saturday, November 25, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
It's Small Business Saturday! Visit any participating BID business and make a purchase to receive a limited number Shop Small fabric tote bag, with a Shop Small Card for local stores. One bag also will contain $25 in BID Bucks!

Disney's Newsies The Musical: A Family Holiday Spectacular

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:00pmFriday, December 1, 2017 - 8:00pmSaturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
Centenary Stage Company's production of Disney's NEWSIES The Musical. It is New York City 1899 and Jack Kelly and his ragtag of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets.  But when the prices of "papers" are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but "open the gates and seize the day"!

United Way Gift Drive

Monday, December 11, 2017
United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking the assistance of area residents and businesses to purchase holiday gifts and winter coats for individuals in need during its United Way Gifts of the Season program. The drive is currently underway, concluding on December 11. To request a gift tag, to volunteer, or for more information, email Lisa.Galonardo@UnitedWayNNJ.org, visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org/Gifts2017 or call 973-993-1160 x503.
Community Corner: 

Breakfast with Santa at Huntington Fire Company #1

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
8:00am to 11:00am
Support the Ladies Auxiliary of Huntington Fire Company #1 and bring your appetite to this breakfast buffet. There is a wide selection of food available. $10 for adults.

Morris Canal Plane 6 (Port Colden) Cleanup

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:00amSaturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00amSaturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:00am
Workdays at Plane 6, Port Colden are scheduled for the following Saturdays: December 2, 9 & 16.

Pet Photos with "Santa Paws"

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Bring your furry family members for a chance to get their picture taken with Santa Paws! For each $5 donation, you will receive a photo of your pet in a holiday frame. 100 percent of  the proceeds go to PAL animals waiting for homes.
Plan Ahead: 

Holiday Market at Hawk Pointe

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
One-stop Holiday Shopping! Shop small, shop local this holiday. Multiple crafters/vendors and gifts for everyone on your list!

Festival of Trees to Benefit Abilities and The Arc

Thursday, December 7, 2017 -
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 Arc of Warren County.

Musconetcong Watershed Association 25th Anniversary Dinner Celebration

Thursday, December 7, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Join Musconetcong Watershed Association to celebrate its 25th anniversary! This being a major milestone for the organization as well as the 150th anniversary of the Asbury Mill it is restoring, what a great reason to celebrate. Next year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Federal Wild & Scenic Act, under which the Musconetcong River is protected. There will be a premiere of a Wild & Scenic video featuring the Musconetcong River, dinner, music, a silent auction, and recognition of honored guests.

St. Patrick's Celebrity Bartender Series: Hackettstown BID

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:00pmThursday, January 4, 2018 - 6:00pmThursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:00pmThursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00pm
Every first Thursday of the month from December until March, join your St. Patrick’s Grand Marshals and other local celebrities for a good time as they help serve drinks and mingle from 6pm-close to support the St. Patrick’s Parade committee. These bar crawl nights will lead up to the 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade, March 11.

Craft & Crafts: Holiday Workshop at Man Skirt Brewing

Thursday, December 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Don't know what to give to that family member or friend? Something handmade is always a great option!

Rock Creek Tavern - Holiday Drawer Terrarium

Thursday, December 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Plant Nite is invading bars and restaurants near you with everything you need to create a gorgeous terrarium.

It’s A Wonderful Life ~ A Live '40s Radio Play

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:30pmSunday, December 10, 2017 - 2:30pmSaturday, December 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live '40s radio broadcast.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
"A Stomping We Will Go" at our Barefoot Grape Stomping! $35 per person (plus tax & service fee).  Advanced tickets required. Call for tickets at 908-475-3671.

A Moravian Christmas in Historic Village of Hope

Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
A Moravian Christmas in the Historic Village of Hope. From 4-5pm, you can visit Saint Nicholas at the Moravian Farm House.

Hometown Holiday in Washington Borough

Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Santa Claus is coming to town! Help light the Christmas Tree at Borough Hall then parade with us to the Pocket Park for our second tree lighting, and the Menorah lighting at Arcana Toys and Games. Crafts for the kids, seasonal music. And don't forget to have your picture taken with Santa!

Young Performers Workshop: Festival of Shows: The Pajama Game

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 5:00pmSaturday, December 16, 2017 - 5:00pmSunday, December 17, 2017 - 7:00pmSunday, October 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and, over half of a century later, claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless.

Newman-Oltman Guitar Duo: Christmas Pastorale

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
Villa Milagro will feature internationally renown guitarist, Laura Oltman & Michael Newman, the Guitar Duo, performing a Christmas Pastorale featuring the music of Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Pachelbel, Brahms and more.

Houston Person with The Dave Leonhardt Trio at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, December 10, 2017 -
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.
 

Young Performers Workshop: Festival of Shows: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 5:00pmSaturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00pmSunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Young Performers Workshop: Festival of Shows: A Class Act

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 7:00pmSunday, December 17, 2017 - 4:00pmSaturday, December 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
Only posthumously would Ed's songs garner the acclaim they always deserved, in the biographical musical A Class Act.  Ed got his start in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop where he largely amasses the charismatic songbook that has been arranged in A Class Act to dramatize Ed's often hilarious, ultimately heartbreaking journey. An ensemble of 7 inhabit the colorful gallery of friends and loved ones in Ed's life including the legendary acerbic Lehman Engle, the relentlessly peppy Marvin Hamlisch, and Uber-creative Michael Bennett. 

The Nutcracker at Centenary Stage Company

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pmSaturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00pmSaturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:00pmSunday, December 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
There’s magic in the air and a sparkle in every smile when The Nutcracker comes to town. “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.”

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This Week: 

Merry Green Up Weekend at Flowerland Growers

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

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

Lakota Wolf Preserve Holiday Art Show Fundraiser - Dec. 1

Lakota Wolf Preserve Holiday Art Show Fundraiser

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
12:00pm to 8:30pm

Lakota Wolf Preserve hosts its annual art show fundraiser at Brook Hollow Winery. Shop for Lakota Wolf T-shirts, sweatshirts, prints, framed prints and a special Jeff Echevarria original he is donating to be auctioned off. Starting at 6pm there will be music, wine tasting, and a $5 Friday night dinner.

Hackettstown's Hometown Holiday

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Hackettstown BID will host 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!

Brook Falls Farm Open Stage and Talent Show

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Brook Falls Farm is happy to present another night of music and community at the Carriage House in Historic Blairstown NJ for an all ages open stage. C'mon out and share your songs and talent.

Open Mic at Asbury Coffee Mill

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

They have everything you need to perform. You just need to bring your inner rock star and your talent. Solo or small act, all are welcome. BYOB; lunch menu served.

The Outcrops at Marley's Gotham Grill

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:00pm

The Outcrops are a four-piece rock n roll band from North Jersey. They incorporate bits of the blues, folk, funk, jazz, and old country roots.  Check them out!

Community Singers Present Winterfest of Music

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Warren County Community Singers will present two performances of their annual Winterfest of Music featuring the Children’s Chorus of Warren County on Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 300 Roseberry Street, Phillipsburg; and Sunday, Dec. 3, 3pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 40 East Church Street, Washington. Both venues are wheelchair accessible and have ample parking. The concert is free, but a good-will offering will be taken.

Secret Santa Workshop Vendor Event

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

Held in the gymnasium of Blairstown Elementary School, where kids can shop parent-free in a safe enviornment, and parents can shop kid-free at more than 60 different vendor tables.

8th Annual Crafts in the Warren Tech

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
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, a special visit from Santa, and more for a fun-filled holiday shopping experience.

Holiday Wreath Making at The Farm in Harmony

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Create your very own evergreen wreath from scratch. Then, adorn it with bows, berries, pine cones and more. Please dress for the mess. Bring working gloves as it’s a sappy job sometimes.

Gallery 23 Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Please join the artists of Gallery 23 for a Holiday Reception. Come enjoy refreshments and celebrate this magical time of year. Many of the artists will be in attendance for a meet and greet.

Hope Christmas Craft Market

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

This is the 40th year of a wonderful town-wide holiday event with more than 200 artisans participating.

Victorian Christmas at Millbrook Village

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
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 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!

Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
11:00am to 8:00pm

Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary Holiday Bazaar is a day filled with wonderful crafts and specialty items. There will be Franky Banky Holiday Cookies and lots of other goods.

Holiday Boutique at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Rock Creek for its first Holiday Boutique! They will have six vendors that will help you choose the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season!

Celebration of the Holidays at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
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.

Well-Sweep Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

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.

Belvidere's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Belivdere's annual Tree Lighting at Riverside Park (at the corner of Water & Market Streets) will include a visit from Santa, holiday music, hot chocolate/cookies/hot dogs and a trackless train! Remember to shop the local merchants.

Nonpareil presents: Rich Goldberg

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

While you dine, relax and enjoy the soft rock tunes of Jersey's own Rich Goldberg, covering more than 70 iconic artists, from the Beatles to Billy Joel and from James Taylor to Elton John.

The Alexis P. Suter Band and Award Winning Blues Masters at Roy's Hall

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

Alexis P. Suter is the owner of that big, booming voice you can hear roaring out of Brooklyn into the heart of North America and beyond. The Alexis P. Suter Band are on the rise as accolades pour in and they continue to captivate audiences from town to town.

Live at Plan B: Uncle Smiley

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

Uncle Smiley is at Plan B Pub! They play a wide variety of music from oldies to current hits, classic rock, pop, country and anything else you want to hear.

Bend and Brunch at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 9:30am

Do you enjoy yoga?  Come by The Architects Club and "Bend and Brunch" the first Sunday of every month where you can stretch, bend and then have some brunch.

Brunch With Santa at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
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.

Celebrity Meet & Greet

Monday, December 4, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet musical artist and television personality Kevin Jonas, former New York Giants Running Back Lee Rouson, and MLB Sports anchor Scott Braun! Centenary University hosts this event, sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts of Hackettstown and ticket sales will be donated to the Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Cost is $30 for adults, $20 for students and children under 12 are free. Complimentary light refreshments will be served, as well as entertainment by a six-piece band. Five lucky attendees will go home with an autographed guitar by Kevin Jonas with your admittance ticket.

Father Christmas at the Farmstead

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 -
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! A wonderful time for children of all ages!

Guinness Glass Etching Class

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

With the Purchase of a Guinness pint you'll get to sit down with a representative to create an etching design for your glass! Don't miss out on the fun.

 
Continuing: 

Christmas In The Country

Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Saturday, December 23, 2017

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 24, 2017 to Sunday, December 24, 2017

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!

Disney's Newsies The Musical: A Family Holiday Spectacular

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

Centenary Stage Company's production of Disney's NEWSIES The Musical. It is New York City 1899 and Jack Kelly and his ragtag of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets.  But when the prices of "papers" are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but "open the gates and seize the day"!

United Way Gift Drive

Monday, December 11, 2017

United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking the assistance of area residents and businesses to purchase holiday gifts and winter coats for individuals in need during its United Way Gifts of the Season program. The drive is currently underway, concluding on December 11. To request a gift tag, to volunteer, or for more information, email Lisa.Galonardo@UnitedWayNNJ.org, visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org/Gifts2017 or call 973-993-1160 x503.

 
Community Corner: 

Breakfast with Santa at Huntington Fire Company #1

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
8:00am to 11:00am

Support the Ladies Auxiliary of Huntington Fire Company #1 and bring your appetite to this breakfast buffet. There is a wide selection of food available. $10 for adults.

Morris Canal Plane 6 (Port Colden) Cleanup

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:00am
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00am
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:00am

Workdays at Plane 6, Port Colden are scheduled for the following Saturdays: December 2, 9 & 16.

Pet Photos with "Santa Paws"

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your furry family members for a chance to get their picture taken with Santa Paws! For each $5 donation, you will receive a photo of your pet in a holiday frame. 100 percent of  the proceeds go to PAL animals waiting for homes.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Holiday Market at Hawk Pointe

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

One-stop Holiday Shopping! Shop small, shop local this holiday. Multiple crafters/vendors and gifts for everyone on your list!

Festival of Trees to Benefit Abilities and The Arc

Thursday, December 7, 2017 -
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 Arc of Warren County.

Musconetcong Watershed Association 25th Anniversary Dinner Celebration

Thursday, December 7, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Musconetcong Watershed Association to celebrate its 25th anniversary! Help celebrate this major milestone for the organization as well as the 150th anniversary of the Asbury Mill it is restoring. Next year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Federal Wild & Scenic Act, under which the Musconetcong River is protected. There will be a premiere of a Wild & Scenic video featuring the Musconetcong River, dinner, music, a silent auction, and recognition of honored guests.

St. Patrick's Celebrity Bartender Series: Hackettstown BID

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:00pm
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00pm

On the first Thursday of February and March, join your St. Patrick’s Grand Marshals and other local celebrities for a good time as they help serve drinks and mingle from 6pm-close to support the St. Patrick’s Parade committee. These bar crawl nights will lead up to the 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade, March 11.

It’s A Wonderful Life ~ A Live '40s Radio Play

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 2:30pm

This beloved American holiday classic is performed on the Roy's Hall stage as a live '40s radio broadcast, as the ensemble brings a few dozen characters to life. "Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends."

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

"A Stomping We Will Go" at our Barefoot Grape Stomping! $35 per person (plus tax & service fee).  Advanced tickets required. Call for tickets at 908-475-3671.

Hometown Holiday in Washington Borough

Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Santa Claus is coming to town! Help light the Christmas Tree at Borough Hall then parade with us to the Pocket Park for our second tree lighting, plus a Menorah lighting to celebrate Chanukah. Crafts for the kids, seasonal music. And don't forget to have your picture taken with Santa!

Young Performers Workshop: Festival of Shows: The Pajama Game

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

The YPW starts this season's Festival of three shows with The Pajama Game, winner of the 1955 Tony for Best Musical. More than half a century later, it claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless.

Newman-Oltman Guitar Duo: Christmas Pastorale

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Villa Milagro features internationally renown guitar duo Laura Oltman & Michael Newman performing a Christmas Pastorale with the music of Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Pachelbel, Brahms and more.

Houston Person with The Dave Leonhardt Trio at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, December 10, 2017 -
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.

 

Young Performers Workshop: Festival of Shows: A Class Act

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 8:00pm

The Tony Award winning lyricist of A Chorus Line, Edward Kleban, was determined to write both the words and music for a Broadway show, a goal unrealized in 1987 when he died of cancer at the age of 48.  Only posthumously would Ed's songs garner the acclaim they always deserved, in the biographical musical A Class Act, which dramatizes his often hilarious, ultimately heartbreaking journey. An ensemble of 7 inhabit the colorful gallery of friends and loved ones in Ed's life including the legendary acerbic Lehman Engle, the relentlessly peppy Marvin Hamlisch, and Uber-creative Michael Bennett. 

The Nutcracker at Centenary Stage Company

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 3:00pm

There’s magic in the air and a sparkle in every smile when The Nutcracker comes to town. “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.”