It’s the happiest time of the year in Hunterdon County! Here are our picks for festive fun. Plus, you can always find even more things to do by visiting our Event Calendar. And be sure to check out our 2019 Holiday Guide and our list of Where to See Santa in Hunterdon County.
Roxey Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”
When: Thursday, December 5 at 10 a.m.; Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
Where: The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing
Roxey Ballet will present its 25th annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” This year’s cast features recognized community leaders performing alongside the company’s roster of world-class artists. This family-friendly performance is a great way to introduce ballet to children and get the entire family in the Christmas spirit. Tickets start at $22. Click here for more information.
High Bridge Fire Department Santa Gift Delivery
Drop Off Date #1: Friday, December 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Delivery Date #1: Saturday, December 7, starting at 4 p.m.
Drop Off Date #2: Friday, December 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Delivery Date #2: Saturday, December 14 starting at 4 p.m.
Where: 7 Maryland Avenue, High Bridge, NJ
Santa will deliver gifts right to your house riding on a fire truck! Bring a wrapped gift (1 per child) to High Bridge Fire Department, and Santa will bring it to your home the following day. Click here for the form and more information. Email [email protected] with any questions. This experience costs $25 per household.
Free Whitehouse Wind Symphony Holiday Concerts
When: Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Whitehouse United Methodist Church, 73 Route 28, Whitehouse Station
When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m.
Where: The Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse, 75 Main Street, Flemington
Concertgoers will enjoy the band’s arrangements of classic Christmas carols such as “Good King Wenceslas,” “Hark The Herald Angels Sing,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful.” The band will also play holiday favorites such as “Jingle Bells,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and “Frosty the Snowman.” Children will be invited to ring sleigh bells as the band plays “Sleigh Ride.” Audience members will also have the opportunity to sing along.
2019 Clinton Christmas Parade
When: Friday, December 6 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Clinton
The 33rd Annual Clinton Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m.
Califon Holiday Crafts and Vendor
When: Saturday, December 7 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Califon Fire Co., 41 Main Street, Califon
Christmas on the Farm at Howell Living History Farm
When: Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ
Listen to the jingle bells ring when the horses are hitched up for the morning trip to the woodlot, where visitors can help find the perfect tree for Howell Farm’s Christmas celebration. Stick around to greet St. Nick when he arrives to listen to the children’s Christmas wishes! In addition, families can participate in farmhouse tours, live music, wagon rides, and a children’s craft program. Pop by the Visitor Center for lunch, a gift shop, and a 2-seater sleigh perfect for taking family portraits. Parking & admission are free.
Califon Holiday Crafts and Vendor Fair
When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Califon Fire Company, 41 Main Street, Califon
Grab that perfect holiday gift at this annual event that benefits the Dan Handy Memorial. Raffle items donated by crafters and vendors. Homemade baked goods also available. Event is free to get in.
JP Case and RFIS PTO’s Craft Market and Cookie Walk
When: Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 301 Case Blvd., Flemington
Get your holiday shopping and baking done at one time and location.
DRMS Holiday Fine Crafts and Art Show
When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-4p.m.
Where: Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler Street, Stockton
Annual fine craft and art show featuring artisans from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Cost $5.
Christmas Craft Market at Flemington United Methodist Church
When: Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 116 Main Street, Flemington
This annual Christmas craft market features only handcrafted items. In addition, there will be homemade soups and baked goods for sale (dine in or carry out) and a silent auction.
A Charlie Brown Christmas at Music Mountain Theatre
When: Saturday, December 7 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: 1482 Route 179, Lambertville
The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play, and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased here.
Gift of Art Holiday Show
When: Saturday, December 7 from noon-6 p.m. and Sunday December 8, noon-6 p.m.
Where: 190 W. Main St., Somerville
Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, including jewelry, painted clothing, ornaments, small paintings and drawings, bags, scarves, ceramics and tapestries.
Santa at Schaefer Farms
When: Saturday, December 7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, December 15 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Schaefer Farms, 1051 County Route 523, Flemington
Visit with Santa while shopping for your tree at Schaefer Farms. Bring your camera to take your own photos with The Big Guy. Shop for a wreath, holiday crafts, decorations and more.
Santa on the River
When: Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m.
Where: Sunbeam Lenape Park, Bridge Street, Frenchtown
Santa arrives by boat at 2 p.m. Stay for the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.
Lambertville Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, December 7 at 4 p.m.
Where: Kline’s Court, Lambertville
Festivities will include a visit from Santa, tree lighting, live music, refreshments, and a screening of the Muppet Christmas Carol at 5:30 at the ACME.
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa
When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Glen Gardner Fire Co. No. 1, 2168 Route 31, Glen Gardner
Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. Enjoy crafts, music and more. If you can’t make Santa’s visit, join the cookie walk and holiday bake sale at the firehouse on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-4p.m. Proceeds benefit Dan Hardy Memorial.
Musical Celebration of Christmas Hosted by Riverside Symphonia
When: Saturday, December 7 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: South Hunterdon Regional High School, 301 Mt. Airy Harbourton Road, Lambertville
Experience a festive celebration of the holidays with classical and pop holiday oriented repertoire along with the established traditional favorites from around the world. Grammy nominated baritone Stephen L. Bryant will join the George School Choir for a night with the orchestra not to be missed! Get tickets here.
Hunterdon Holiday Parade
When: Sunday, December 8 at 5 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Flemington
Bring your family for a chance to celebrate with the community!
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