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10 Things to do this holiday!

Make my Weekend Festive!

Suggestions of What to do in December in Morris County

Holly Walk – Friday, December 6, 2019 – Sunday, December 8, 2019, coordinated by The Morris County Tourism Bureau

A showcase of seven historic sites in the Morristown area authentically decorated for the holidays. There will be special Holly Walk programming and exhibits at each site. Gift shops will be loaded with holiday merchandise so bring your shopping list. Many sites will have refreshments and music. New this year, the event takes place over three days. Sites open on the first night will feature candle-lit tours from 4 pm to 8 pm. Times of operation at each site will vary over the three days. You must plan to drive and park at the sites, although some are walkable. No transportation is provided to or between the sites.

Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green – Sunday, December 1, 2019 – Monday, December 23, 2019,  @The Morristown Green

The place to celebrate the holidays from Thanksgiving up until Christmas; this month-long family event kicks off on the Sunday after Thanksgiving with Santa’s rooftop arrival and welcome ceremony. Family activities and entertainment on the historic Morristown Green, add to the dazzling “Lighting of the Green” ceremony with brilliant lights and wreaths adorning streetlights town-wide – a 100+ year tradition!  Each weekend throughout December thousands of attendees from all over Northern New Jersey visit and enjoy Santa visits and photos, holiday crafts, miniature train rides around the Green, gingerbread house & ornament making, music by local choirs and entertainers, ice sculpting demonstrations and free treats!

Gingerbread Wonderland & Craft Show – Friday, December 6, 2019 – Sunday, December 15, 2019, various times @Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Marvel at the creativity and skill displayed at this festive and charming exhibit featuring 150+ edible masterpieces crafted by local schools

Morris County Park Palooza: Holiday Cheer – Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12-8pm @ Central Park of Morris County

Enjoy 20+ food trucks, a Biergarten offering hand-crafted beers, wine and sangria, and live music featuring 2 bands. Keep warm by the outdoor heaters, roast s’ mores over the fire pits, take a memorable photo with Santa (3 pm – 6 pm), play carnival games, and enjoy the many activities for adults and kids, and so much more! Wear your ugly holiday sweater, too!

Woodstove Holiday Pie Classes – Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10 am-3 pm @ Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Ages 12 & up; Learn to cook a selection of savory and sweet pies over the woodstove. Try cooking the old-fashioned way as you learn to fire up a wood stove and create delectable dishes

Sculpted Ice Works – Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm @Chester Downtown
The “cool” ice designs by Pennsylvania’s own Sculpted Ice Works are truly works               of art! Using chain saws, chisels, torches and more, come watch one of their talented ice carvers hack away at large blocks of ice to reveal spectacular creations on.

Return of the Three Holiday Tenors – Sunday, December 8, 2019, 3-5pm @ The Concert Hall at Drew University

Three Holiday tenors celebrate and captivate with a dazzling selection of renowned tenor fare guaranteed to make the season m

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker – December 13-15, 2019, various times @ Mayo Performing Arts Center

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, a live orchestra, and eye-popping special effects. Audiences of all ages will feel the holiday magic

Holiday Craft Morristown – Friday, December 13, 2019 – Sunday, December 15, 2019, @ Morristown National Guard Armory

This curated shopping event offers creative gift shoppers and design lovers the rare opportunity to meet 165 visionary American makers, artists, and craftspeople and purchase their latest works. In addition to thousands of distinctive and beautifully crafted objects there are basket weaving and copper-smithing demonstrations as well as a gourmet specialty food boutique

A Christmas Carol – Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – Sunday, December 29, 2019, various times @ The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

The tale of “A Christmas Carol” – This version uses a small ensemble of actors to bring an abundance of animate and inanimate characters to life, as the despicable Ebenezer Scrooge encounters the haunting spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.



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