December 11, 2011

Holiday Lights Spectacular

Date & Time: Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 5:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, West Orange
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Who: All ages.
What: Turtle Back Zoo’s annual Holiday Lights decorations of 100,000 bulbs and 50 lit displays illuminate the zoo this holiday season.
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
When: Weekends from November 25 -December 18 and daily from December 19 – January 1. Open from 5 pm – 9 pm.
Cost: Admission is free!

The Nutcracker

Date & Time: Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 3:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Hackensack
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Who: All ages.
What: Nunnbetter Dance Theatre (NDT NUTZ) Presents Annual Production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. NDT students, pre-professionals and professional dancers present this full, lush production of the Christmas classic, complete with a growing Christmas Tree, Snow Flurries and The Sugar Plum Fairy.
Where: Bergen County Academies, 200 Hackensack Avenue Hackensack, NJ.
When: December 9 at 7 pm, December 10 at 2 pm and 7 pm and December 11 at 3 pm.
Cost: Tickets are $25 (under 13 years) and $30 (adults) available online.

Showcase 2012: A Night at the Round Table

Date & Time: Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 3:00pm
Filed Under: Adults, Montclair, Teens, Tweens
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Who: Tweens and older.
What: Montclair High School of Visual and Performing Arts continues its tradition of presenting an end of year showcase of student talent with Showcase 2012: A Night at the Round Table, which centers on the famed Algonquin Round Table, a celebrated group of New York writers, critics, actors and wits.
Where: Montclair High School’s George Inness Annex, 141 Park Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: December 2, 3, 9, 10 at 8 pm and December 11 at 3 pm.
Cost: Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students ~ Box Office opens at 7 pm.

Holiday Handbell Music: St. Paul Baptist Church

Date & Time: Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 2:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Montclair
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Who: Ages 6 and up.
What: Enjoy a concert of handbell music for the holidays as performed by the children of St. Paul Baptist Church.
Where:
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
When: Sunday, December 11 at 2 pm.
Cost: Free.

Babes in Toyland

Date & Time: Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 2:00pm
Filed Under: Little Kids, Toddlers, Tweens, Wayne
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Who: Kids in Pre-K to 5th grade.
What: This contemporary adaptation of the classic favorite, Babes in Toyland, brings to life Jack and Jill, the toy soldiers, and all the “girl-and-boyland” friends who share adventures in Toyland and the Magic Forest. This new version features songs introduced in the 1903 original, as well as several newly created songs that will encourage audience participation. Sing-along songs, new and old, will make the Babes in Toyland experience the most perfect family show for this holiday season.
Where:
Shea Center at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ
When: Sunday, December 11 at 2 pm
Cost: $10. Can be purchased online here.

Poultry in Motion

Date & Time: Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 1:30pm
Filed Under: Families, Little Kids, Montclair
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Who: Kids.
What: Chicken Little just got duped by the infamous Foxy Loxy. Is the sky really falling? Will the chicken be outfoxed by the fox? Join Chicken Little and the rest of his friends on the farm as this classic story is mixed with a lot of laughter and fun.
Where: Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Montclair, NJ, 07043.
When: Performances dates are December 3, 4 10, and 11.  Show times are at 1:30 and 3:30 each day.
Cost: $8

Santa Train

Date & Time: Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 1:00pm
Filed Under: All ages, Families, Whippany
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Who: All ages.
What: Come take a train ride with Santa Claus! The Santa Train Ride that offer kids and their parents a chance to meet Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, his helper elves & others cartoon characters. Enjoy the Christmas holiday themed Santa train ride through the central and northern New Jersey countryside.
Where: Whippany Railway Museum
When: December 4, 11, 17 and 18. Click here for full train schedules by station and departure times.
Cost: Adults: $13 / Children: $9 / Children under 2 ride free. Fare prices increase by $1 when purchased on the day of the trip. Order tickets online.

The Suzi Shelton Band’s 3rd Annual Rockin’ Holiday Party and Video Premier

Date & Time: Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 11:30am
Filed Under: All ages, Families, NYC
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Who: All ages.
What: The Bell House along with proud media sponsor Park Slope Parents announces The Suzi Shelton Band’s Third Annual Rockin’ Holiday Party! Award winning Kira Willey opens the show and Baze from Baze And His Silly Friends joins Suzi onstage for a couple of tunes and lots of holiday cheer. The amazing and talented Gumdrops and Suzi’s Horn Section return to the stage this year, along with Suzi’s Rockin’ Band, plus the debut of Suzi’s brand new music video “Tomboy In A Princess Dress,” produced by Roley Poley Productions. Free design project hosted by Brooklyn Design Lab and food and treats for sale by the yummy Dizzy’s Diner.
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street , Brooklyn, NY (718) 643-6510
When: Sunday, December 11 at 11:30 am.
Cost: $10 in advance / $12 at the door. Purchase online here.

Good Cooks December – A Jolly Good Time!

Date & Time: Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 11:00am
Filed Under: Adults, Little Kids, Short Hills
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Who: Mini-chefs ages 3-5 with a grown-up.
What: The Good Cooks classes for the three to five age group offers lots of fun for children as they begin to learn about food, kitchen skills and kitchen safety. You’ll make:

  • Delicious Decorations
  • Sandwich Tree
  • Present Mini-Cakes
  • Santa Punch

Where: King’s Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ.
When: Sunday, December 11 from 11 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $45 per pair. Register here.

A Christmas Carol

Date & Time: Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 10:00am
Filed Under: Little Kids, Millburn, Tweens
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Who: Ages 6 and up.
What: Catch the holiday spirit with Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and all the rest in Theatreworks’ heartwarming musical based on the Dickens classic.
Where: Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ.
When: Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 at 10 am.
Cost: Orchestra & Box $20 or $15, Mezzanine $12. For ticket information call the theater box office at 973.376.4343.

Meet Sylvia Rouss, Author of the Sammy Spider Series

Date & Time: Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 10:00am
Filed Under: All ages, Families, West Orange
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Who: All ages.
What: Enjoy Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah and Sammy Spider’s Hanukkah Fun Book!
Where:
JCC Metrowest, Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ
When:
Sunday, December 11 from 10 am – 12pm

  • 10 am-11 am:  Book reading and special activities for ages 3-4
  • 11 am-12 pm:  Book reading and special activities for ages 5-7
  • Books available for purchase and signing
  • Scholastic Children’s Book Fair—purchase Hanukkah gifts!

Cost: $10 per child. For more information on celebrating Hanukkah at JCC MetroWest, contact Eliza Millman at 973-929-2922 or email.

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