lage, Walk-Thru Light Fest and S’mores Station.
$20 per carload. Skylands Stadium, Augusta
Holiday in the Park
Thru Jan 1 Everything is merry and bright
at Six Flags Great Adventure. Millions of
glittering lights, Santa’s village, performances
and seasonal treats make this celebration
memorable. Included in amusement park
admission. Jackson ( sixflags.com/greatad-venture).
Tuckerton Seaport’s Christkindlmarkt
Nov 30, Dec 1-2: Tuckerton Seaport hauls
out the holly for the annual Christkindlmarkt,
a family-friendly event with a holiday market
and craft fair under a huge heated tent. Get in
the holiday spirit with a horse-drawn wagon
ride, stop by the food trucks and enjoy live entertainment. Fri, 4-8 pm; Sat, 10 am- 5 pm; Sun,
10 am- 4 pm ( tuckertonseapor.org).
31st Annual Yuletide Tour
of Historic Salem
Dec 1 Historic Salem, founded in 1675, comes
to life during this festive house tour. Visit
homes, churches and museums, shop for
antiques, and delight in the tree-lighting ceremony at night. 1-6 pm, rain or shine; $15-$20.
Peters Valley Annual Gallery Open House
Dec 1-2: There will be artist demonstrations,
hot apple cider and a wide selection of ornaments, jewelry, pottery, clothing, accessories, soaps, toys, fine art and photography
for sale. 10 am- 6 pm. Peters Valley School of
Craft, Layton ( petersvalley.org).
41st Festival of Trees
Dec 1-28 Various community groups design
this indoor exhibit of decorated trees and
wreaths. Live holiday music and refreshments available on weekends. 9 am-4: 30
pm; $5 donation. Environmental Education
Center, Lord Stirling Park, Basking Ridge
Holiday Chocolate Walk
Dec 7 Treat yourself to chocolate samples as
you stroll through downtown Bordentown.
Have your “passports” stamped at each location for a chance to win prizes. 6-9 pm; $5.
Along Farnsworth Ave
Victorian Holiday Festival
Dec 8-9 Inns, homes and tents in Ocean
Grove will be open for self-guided tours. On
Saturday evening, experience a live nativity,
watch the tree lighting, and join the community
sing-along. Other activities include exhibits at
the historical society and the Ladies Auxiliary
Christmas Boutique. Tour tickets are $30.
Ocean Grove ( oceangrovenj.com).
Dec 7-9 Find uncommon and extraordinary
gifts at this three-day, curated craft show
featuring ceramic, glass, fiber, metal, leather,
wood and mixed-media creations from 165
makers and artists. Fri, 4-8 pm; Sat, 10 am- 6 pm;
Sun, 10 am- 5 pm; $8-$10. Morristown Armory
Sea of Lights
Dec 14-15, 21-22, 26-28 Strings of colorful lights
fill Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant
Beach. Make your way to the Pavilion for crafts,
treats, games, pictures with Santa and more.
6-9 pm. ( jenkinsons.com)
Dec 26-31 The Old Barracks Museum highlights
Trenton’s role in the American Revolution during Patriots Week. Relive history during musket
demonstrations, presentations, a colonial ball,
and reenactments of the Battle of Trenton and
the Battle of the Assunpink Creek. Prices vary
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Santa’s Frozen Adventure
Dec 1-16 The Snow Miser is tired of Santa
Claus getting all the praise, so he turns Santa
into a stuffed toy. The elves and their frozen
friends try to stop the Miser from ruining
Christmas. Times and prices vary. Broadway
Theatre of Pitman ( thebroadwaytheatre.org).
The Laurie Berkner Band Holiday Concert
Dec 9 The Princeton native will perform
Christmas songs with her band. Bring your
dancing shoes! 2 pm; $29-$100. Bergen PAC,
Englewood ( bergenpac.org).
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Dec 17-24 Sing along to Christmas classics
and listen to a retelling of the legendary poem.
Times and prices vary. Broadway Theatre of
Pitman ( thebroadwaytheatre.org).
Dec 30 The beloved basketballers serve up
trick shots for a family-friendly outing at the
Prudential Center. 6 pm; $25-$183. Newark
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Wintertime Holiday Trolley Tours
Thru Dec 22 These hour-long tours will delight
everyone from old Scrooge to Tiny Tim. See
Princeton’s holiday lights and historic sights
from inside a warm trolley. Guides will tell
stories of prominent Princetonians. Saturdays
through Dec 22. Meet at Palmer Square
Physick Estate Christmas Tours
Thru Jan 1 This 1879 Victorian house museum
sparkles for the holidays with authentic decorations that invite you to step back into Christmas past. 1: 45 & 3 pm; $8-$12. Emlen Physick
Estate, Cape May ( capemaymac.org).
Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides
Dec 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 26-31 A member of the
East Lynne Theater Company regales you
with a Victorian holiday ghost tale as you
ride through Cape May’s decorated historic
district. 8 & 8: 30 pm; $8-$12. Rides start at the
Washington Street Mall Information Booth
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