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Thanksgiving Weekend Events and More, Starting November 23, 2022

“The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.” – Anonymous

The holiday season is coming into view with Thanksgiving tomorrow, but don’t fret! If you’re looking for a little more relaxation, you can find Thanksgiving Eve parties and places willing to do the cooking for you!

And many of you will be venturing out this weekend to find your conifer of choice, perhaps at Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm in Belvidere pictured above, so we've got you covered with an updated list of Christmas Tree farms in More Things To Do.

A staple of this time of year is Small Business Saturday, a time to shop locally and support the small businesses in your town. Blairstown’s annual Jingle on Main kicks off at 10am, while those closer to Hackettstown and Washington Borough can take advantage of their local shops and sales. You may even find Santa sightings and holiday open houses as you scroll through Wanderings.

As always, there's no shortage of fun this week. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

Thanksgiving Eve at Czig Meister

Czig Meister is staying open until 10pm for one of their favorite nights of the year! Offering Cranberry Sauce Sour and Cranberry Lime Hard CZeltzer, with live music kicking off at 8pm.

Thanksgiving Eve Party @ Buttzville Brewery

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 -
4:00pm to 10:00pm
Spend the evening before Thanksgiving grooving with C3 with their blend of soul, funk, pop, rock, and the classics you love is sure to get everyone in your family and friends group dancing!

Thanksgiving Eve at Luigi's Rancho: Bobby Clark Band

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Bobby Clark plays it hard at the historic Luigi's Rancho! To make a reservation, and confirm performance time, please call 908-475-4462.

Thanksgiving Eve at the Draught House

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 9:30pm to Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 1:00am
Ages 21+ are welcome to party with DJs spinning tunes (no cover), photo booth, drink specials, and limited food menu until 1am.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Buck Hill

Thursday, November 24, 2022 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Be thankful and let Buck Hill do the cooking! Call today as reservations go quick! Last seating is 6pm.

Family Style Thanksgiving @ Architects Golf Club

Thursday, November 24, 2022 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Let Architects do the cooking for you featuring their buffet style Thanksgiving dinner. Reservations are required and seating is limited.

Christmas in the Country Trail

Friday, November 25, 2022 to Saturday, December 24, 2022
Mackey’s Orchard, Flowerland Growers 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! You will receive a pair of commemorative trail wine glasses with a $5 minimum purchase at each farm.

Holiday Greenhouse Tour at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Friday, November 25, 2022 - 11:00amFriday, November 25, 2022 - 2:00pmSaturday, November 26, 2022 - 11:00amSaturday, November 26, 2022 - 2:00pm
Well-Sweep invites everyone to experience the serenity of their greenhouses, filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents with greenhouse tours Friday and Saturday. Reservations required.

Feliz Navidad at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Friday, November 25, 2022 - 12:00pm to Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 5:00pm
Luminarias will light the indoor cantina and outdoor pergola where traditional Mexican cookies, buñuelos, will be served with VMV holiday wines. Take a selfie with a Christmas Cactus or with Pancho the wannabe reindeer!

Opening Reception for John Hovell @ Hope Junction Antiques

Friday, November 25, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Celebrate the work of John Hovell with an artist reception at Hope Junction.

Karaoke Night @ Buttzville Brewing with DJ Unofficial

Friday, November 25, 2022 - 7:00pm
A great way to start your Thanksgiving weekend with karaoke at Buttzville Brewing featuring DJ Unofficial.

Holiday Open House @ Donaldson Farms

Saturday, November 26, 2022 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 27, 2022 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Join Donaldson Farms in their holiday open house with a sleigh ride, hot cider and holiday gifts!

Great Waters Hikes with MWA and the NJ Highlands Coalition

Saturday, November 26, 2022 - 9:30am
Did you know that old growth, fully mature forests were nearly nonexistent in New Jersey? Join Musconetcong Watershed Assoc. along with the NJ Highlands Coalition and Jared Rosenbaum, naturalist and co-owner of Wild Ridge Plants,  for a hike through old growth forests.

Jingle on Main in Blairstown

Saturday, November 26, 2022 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
 A festive Small Business Saturday event featuring over 50 local vendors, food and music, presented by the Blairstown Enhancement Committee and held throughout Blairstown's Historic Main Street.

Small Business Saturday in Washington Borough

Saturday, November 26, 2022
Enjoy local businesses in Washington Borough on Small Business Saturday and a chance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, hear some great music and get a jump on holiday shopping.

Shop Small Saturday in Hackettstown

Saturday, November 26, 2022 - 12:00pm
Come out for Hackettstown's Shop Small Saturday for live music, great bargains, a chance to spin the wheel for BID bucks and a tote full of coupons!

Corks and Crafts @ Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, November 26, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 27, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Knock out your holiday shopping with Brook Hollow's weekend event perusing local vendors, drinking wine, and enjoying live music!

Jake Bracey @ Buttzville Brewing Co.

Saturday, November 26, 2022 - 6:00pm
Crowd favorite Jake Bracey performs at countless venues around the Lehigh Valley solo and with his band. His dynamic voice and set list can’t be missed.

Photos with Santa at Blairstown Masonic Lodge

Sunday, November 27, 2022 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Come hang out with Santa, bring your list and enjoy cookies and hot cocoa! Photos are $10.

Santa Paws Pet Photo Event

Sunday, November 27, 2022 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2022 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Santa "Paws" is coming to Whole Pets Market in Mansfield! For $10 you will receive a holiday-themed frame and a link to digitally download the photo. Hosted by Pet Adoption League, all proceeds benefit animals waiting for new homes! Pets are required to be in a carrier or on a leash.

Adult Cooking Class with Chef It Up @ Rutherfurd Hall

Monday, November 28, 2022 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Rutherfurd Hall invites you to learn some new dishes, featuring several items from the Pampered Chef, for preparing a 3 course meal to enjoy on the spot that evening!

Tech Session @ Southwest Branch Library

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Need help with a new tablet or smartphone? Maybe you want to be better at browsing the web. The friendly staff of the Southwest Branch are here to help with one-on-one sessions.
Continuing: 

November Music @ Panther Pub

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 9:00pmFriday, November 25, 2022 - 8:00pm
Maribyrd and Joe Cirotti play at Panther Pub this weekend.

Live Music in November @ Brass Rail

Friday, November 25, 2022 - 9:00pmSaturday, November 26, 2022 - 8:00pm
This weekend features DJ Prime Time on Friday and Burnt Mill Highballers on Saturday!

Music at Milagro in November

Saturday, November 26, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 27, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Milagro is bringing you great music in November! This week brings Bill Ihling and Ginger & Joe.

November Music @ Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, November 26, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
This weekend features live music on Saturday with Bill Ruddy.

Sunday Brunch Music @ Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 11:00amSunday, December 4, 2022 - 11:00am
Enjoy Sunday brunch at Asbury Coffee Mill this week with Joe Frame.
More Things to Do: 

Cut-Your-Own Christmas Trees 2022

The smell of turkey in the oven and the cold nipping at your nose. It must be that time of year for piling the family in the car and heading out to a Warren County Christmas tree farm! Not only will you find trees, but also wreaths, crafts, yummy snacks and hot drinks. Check out the updated list to find one close to home.
Plan Ahead: 

A Night at the Races Beefsteak presented by DASACC

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 6:00pm
Watch a videotaped horse race narrated by America’s top-rated announcers. All the suspense and close-up action that will make you feel like you are at the racetrack. Purchase your own horse and name it in the program. And have a great meal!

Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella @ CSC

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 7:30pm to Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 2:00pm
Inspired by the 1997 teleplay starring Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother, this adaptation for the stage includes warmth, hilarity, and romance.

Belvidere's Holiday Shopping Trail

Friday, December 2, 2022 to Sunday, December 4, 2022
Shop small for unique gifts, and a chance to win one of three gift baskets!

Merry Green Up Weekend at Flowerland Growers

Friday, December 2, 2022 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2022 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Create your very own Christmas centerpiece, arrangement, mantelpiece or wreath with Flowerland! You may bring your own container or choose from their selection.

Hometown Holiday in Washington Borough

Friday, December 2, 2022 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Hometown Holiday is a celebration that will light up the downtown with Santa selfies, free crafts for kids, horse and carriage rides (weather permitting), cookies and hot chocolate, live music, strolling brass band and more!

Breakfast with Santa at Broadway UMC

Saturday, December 3, 2022 -
8:00am to 12:30pm
By Donation. Bring Your Camera! Call 908-619-6455.

45th Hope Christmas Craft Market

Saturday, December 3, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 4, 2022 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
The 45th anniversary of a wonderful town-wide holiday event spans two days with six buildings to explore full of holiday cheer!

Holiday Bazaar to Benefit Antler Ridge

Saturday, December 3, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, December 4, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Come shop local at the Blairstown Masonic Lodge while supporting the care of wildlife patients and future conservation programs to be offered at Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary. Frankie Banky Christmas cookies will be available with vegan options. Other gift items include art, jewelry, apparel, home decor, ornaments, homemade items (cookies, soap, jam, honey) and more.

Santa Flies into Blairstown Airport

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 11:30am
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Santa flying into the Blairstown Airport! Please arrive early to see him land and you'll have the opportunity to sit with Santa! Nibble on something tasty from the airport's special Santa menu!

Belvidere Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 3, 2022 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Belvidere is hosting their annual Christmas tree lighting complete with Santa, ice skating, Santa Paws photos, music, snacks, crafts and more!

Candy Cane Lane Lights and Santa Event in Hackettstown

Saturday, December 3, 2022 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Sure to put you in the holiday spirit, Hackettstown BID is bringing back Candy Cane Lane at Hackettstown High School. Santa and one of his elves will hand all cars a goody bag at the end. Reservations are required so sign up today!

Aztec Two-Step 2.0 at Roy's Hall

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 8:00pm
Aztec Two-Step debuted in ’72 with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records helping to usher the folk-rock music of the 1960s into the 1970s and beyond.

Annual Breakfast with Santa at Mountain Lake

Sunday, December 4, 2022 -
8:00am to 11:30am
Greet Santa at the Lakeview Room and enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast. Bring your camera!

Breakfast with Santa @ Architects Golf Club

Sunday, December 4, 2022 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 2022 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Ol' Saint Nick will be taking photos with good boys and girls and, of course, listening to their Christmas wish lists! Limited seating is available. You are encouraged to make reservations as early as possible.

Operation Toy Train in Washington Boro

Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 12:00pm
Operation Toy Train is once again making its way into Washington Boro via the tracks at the park and pool. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on board to help load the train.

Father Christmas at the VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Come visit Father Christmas at the VanNest-Hoff-Vannatta Homestead! This is a free event for children and adults.

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Coming Up: 

Thanksgiving Eve at Czig Meister

Czig Meister is staying open until 10pm for one of their favorite nights of the year! Offering Cranberry Sauce Sour and Cranberry Lime Hard CZeltzer, with live music kicking off at 8pm.

Thanksgiving Eve Party @ Buttzville Brewery

Spend the evening before Thanksgiving grooving with C3 with their blend of soul, funk, pop, rock, and the classics you love is sure to get everyone in your family and friends group dancing!

Feliz Navidad at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Luminarias will light the indoor cantina and outdoor pergola where traditional Mexican cookies, buñuelos, will be served with VMV holiday wines. Take a selfie with a Christmas Cactus or with Pancho the wannabe reindeer!

Great Waters Hikes with MWA and the NJ Highlands Coalition

Did you know that old growth, fully mature forests were nearly nonexistent in New Jersey? Join Musconetcong Watershed Assoc. along with the NJ Highlands Coalition and Jared Rosenbaum, naturalist and co-owner of Wild Ridge Plants,  for a hike through old growth forests.

Jingle on Main in Blairstown

 A festive Small Business Saturday event featuring over 50 local vendors, food and music, presented by the Blairstown Enhancement Committee and held throughout Blairstown's Historic Main Street.

Santa Paws Pet Photo Event

Santa "Paws" is coming to Whole Pets Market in Mansfield! For $10 you will receive a holiday-themed frame and a link to digitally download the photo. Hosted by Pet Adoption League, all proceeds benefit animals waiting for new homes! Pets are required to be in a carrier or on a leash.

Tech Session @ Southwest Branch Library

Need help with a new tablet or smartphone? Maybe you want to be better at browsing the web. The friendly staff of the Southwest Branch are here to help with one-on-one sessions.

Jingle on Main in Blairstown

 A festive Small Business Saturday event featuring at least 60 local vendors, food and music, presented by the Blairstown Enhancement Committee and held throughout Blairstown's Historic Main Street.

 
Continuing: 
 
More Things to Do: 

Cut-Your-Own Christmas Trees 2022

The smell of turkey in the oven and the cold nipping at your nose. It must be that time of year for piling the family in the car and heading out to a Warren County Christmas tree farm! Not only will you find trees, but also wreaths, crafts, yummy snacks and hot drinks. Check out the updated list to find one close to home.

 
Plan Ahead: 

A Night at the Races Beefsteak presented by DASACC

Watch a videotaped horse race narrated by America’s top-rated announcers. All the suspense and close-up action that will make you feel like you are at the racetrack. Purchase your own horse and name it in the program. And have a great meal!

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella @ CSC

Inspired by the 1997 teleplay starring Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother, this adaptation for the stage includes warmth, hilarity, and romance. The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance in this year's family holiday spectacular at Centenary Stage Company.

Hometown Holiday in Washington Borough

Hometown Holiday is a celebration that will light up the downtown with Santa selfies, free crafts for kids, horse and carriage rides (weather permitting), cookies and hot chocolate, live music, strolling brass band and more!

CANCELLED - Holiday Bazaar to Benefit Antler Ridge

Come shop local at the Blairstown Masonic Lodge while supporting the care of wildlife patients and future conservation programs to be offered at Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary. Frankie Banky Christmas cookies will be available with vegan options. Other gift items include art, jewelry, apparel, home decor, ornaments, homemade items (cookies, soap, jam, honey) and more.

Santa Flies into Blairstown Airport

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Santa flying into the Blairstown Airport! Please arrive early to see him land and you'll have the opportunity to sit with Santa! Nibble on something tasty from the airport's special Santa menu!

Belvidere Tree Lighting

Belvidere is hosting their annual Christmas tree lighting complete with Santa, ice skating, Santa Paws photos, music, snacks, crafts and more!

Candy Cane Lane Lights and Santa Event in Hackettstown

Sure to put you in the holiday spirit, Hackettstown BID is bringing back Candy Cane Lane at Hackettstown High School. Santa and one of his elves will hand all cars a goody bag at the end. Reservations are required so sign up today!

Aztec Two-Step 2.0 at Roy's Hall

Aztec Two-Step debuted in ’72 with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records helping to usher the folk-rock music of the 1960s into the 1970s and beyond.

Breakfast with Santa @ Architects Golf Club

Ol' Saint Nick will be taking photos with good boys and girls and, of course, listening to their Christmas wish lists! Limited seating is available. You are encouraged to make reservations as early as possible.

Operation Toy Train in Washington Boro

Operation Toy Train is once again making its way into Washington Boro via the tracks at the park and pool. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on board to help load the train.

A Night at the Races Beefsteak presented by DASACC

A fun night out for a great cause. Watch videotaped horse races narrated by America’s top-rated announcers. All the suspense and close-up action will make you feel like you are at the racetrack! Purchase your own horse and name it in the program. And have a great meal! Doors open at 6, dinner at 7.

Merry Green Up Weekend at Flowerland Growers

Create your very own Christmas centerpiece, arrangement, mantelpiece or wreath with Flowerland's friendly assistance and wares! You may bring your own container or choose from their selection.

Hometown Holiday in Washington Borough

Hometown Holiday is a celebration that will light up the downtown with Santa selfies, free crafts for kids, horse and carriage rides (weather permitting), cookies and hot chocolate, live music, strolling brass band and more!

Operation Toy Train in Washington Boro

Operation Toy Train is once again making its way into Washington Boro via the tracks at the park and pool. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on board to help load the train.

46th Hope Christmas Craft Market

This wonderful town-wide holiday tradition spans two days, with six buildings full of holiday cheer to explore. Santa will be available in the Community Center for that special holiday photo. Small entrance fee to enter all buildings both days. Don't miss out on entering to win a hand crafted Amish quilt, and be sure to pop in the local stores, too!

Breakfast with Santa @ Architects Golf Club

Ol' Saint Nick will be posing for photos with boys and girls and listening to their Christmas wish lists! Limited seating is available; you are encouraged to make reservations as early as possible.

Santa Flies into Blairstown Airport

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Santa flying into the Blairstown Airport! Santa is planning to arrive promptly at 10 a.m. He'll also be available for photos!