It’s officially the Holiday Season! There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays in Hunterdon County, so we’re highlighting just a few of our favorite events each weekend. Here are our picks for November 30 through December 2. You can always find even more things to do by visiting our Hunterdon Happening calendar and our 2018 Holiday Guide. There are also several chances to meet Santa this weekend. Check those out here.
Roxey Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”
When: December 1 at 1 p.m. (sensory-friendly performance), December 1 at 4 p.m. and December 2 at 2 p.m.
Where: The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ
Roxey Ballet will present its 24th 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. Princeton Pro Musica will sing carols before the performance begins. 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 $20. Click here for more information.
Family Matinee of Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer at Hopewell Theater
When: Saturday, December 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 2019, 5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell
Bring the family to the theater for a special one-time only viewing of Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer. This PG movie features the all-star voice talent of Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, Martin Short, Morena Baccarin, Jeff Dunham and John Cleese. Get tickets here.
Christmas on the Farm at Howell Living History Farm
When: Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 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.
Riverside Symphonia Musical Celebration of Christmas
When: Saturday, December 1 at 8 p.m.
Where: Our Lady of Guadalupe, 5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Buckingham, PA
Love Christmas music? Then this event is for you! Sing and dance along with classical, pop holiday, and traditional favorites from around the world.
Tickets are $35 (students are $15)
Califon’s Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Sunday, December 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Califon Train Station, 25 Academy Street
Join the Califon community for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. There will be Christmas caroling, and the chance to talk with Santa. The Train Station will be open for this event for visitors to check out their “Christmas at the Station” display. Come out and enjoy free hot chocolate and singing Christmas carols with your neighbors!