Celebrate the season at Durand-Hedden House & Garden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join Durand-Hedden this December for local holiday traditions. Register for Durand-Hedden’s popular gingerbread house contest at durandhedden.org through Dec. 9. Contestants will drop off their creations at Durand-Hedden on Saturday, Dec. 10. Winners will be announced Monday, Dec. 12. The entire community is invited to Durand-Hedden’s holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. […]

Small Business Saturday draws crowds to Bloomfield

Small Business Saturday draws crowds to Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Center Alliance observed its third annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. There was a persistent gathering of passers-by at the Six Points Plaza event downtown, no doubt drawn by curiosity, a milling activity, free cookies and coffee, and then staying for an ice sculpting exhibition. The weather was especially […]

Community invited to Christmas Spectacular concert at Caldwell U.

Community invited to Christmas Spectacular concert at Caldwell U.

CALDWELL, NJ — The music department at Caldwell University will present its annual Christmas Spectacular concert on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., in the Student Center auditorium on campus, 120 Bloomfield Ave. in Caldwell.  The university chorale will perform songs, including “Carol of the Bells,” Tomás Luis de Victoria’s “O Magnum Mysterium” and the […]

Gas Lamp Players are ‘singing loud for all to hear’ in upcoming production of ‘Elf’

Gas Lamp Players are ‘singing loud for all to hear’ in upcoming production of ‘Elf’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Gas Lamp Players will present the full-length musical “Elf” for its holiday show this year and its director, Kristy Graves, does not want anyone mistakenly thinking it is a shortened junior version. “It’s the adult main stage show,” she said in a recent interview with The Glen Ridge Paper. “We […]

Enjoy ‘Christmas in King Arthur’s Court’ concert

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Hear how Christmas may have been celebrated in England during the time of King Arthur and beyond at Montclair Early Music’s annual Christmas concert, “Christmas in King Arthur’s Court,” on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 S. Fullerton Ave. in Montclair. Tickets may be purchased at […]

Kick off the holiday season in downtown West Orange

Kick off the holiday season in downtown West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With the holiday season around the corner, downtown West Orange offers holiday activities that are fun for the whole family. “Downtown West Orange businesses are gearing up for another great holiday shopping season,” Downtown West Orange Alliance Executive Director Megan Brill said in a press release. “Our downtown shops, restaurants and […]

Nutley’s traditional holiday celebration set for Dec. 4

Nutley’s traditional holiday celebration set for Dec. 4

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley Mayor Joseph P. Scarpelli and the Nutley Board of Commissioners have announced plans to host one of Nutley’s oldest traditions: the annual holiday Christmas tree and menorah lighting. The entire community is invited to attend the township’s official kickoff of the holiday season. The annual celebration will take place on Sunday, […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. invites the public to celebrate the holiday season and participate in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year’s tour includes 10 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. […]

Annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo

Annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to spend the holiday season at Essex County’s annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. Free admission is being offered for the spectacular, which will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the […]

Harmonium Choral Society to present ‘A Child’s Christmas’

Harmonium Choral Society to present ‘A Child’s Christmas’

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Harmonium Choral Society’s concert “A Child’s Christmas” will be performed on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown, 57 E. Park Place. This event will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the society commissioning Matthew Harris’ setting of Dylan Thomas’ “A […]

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