Victorian Santa and gingerbread houses at Durand-Hedden

Victorian Santa and gingerbread houses at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Come one, come all to Durand-Hedden House’s holiday event on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. View a merry medley of gingerbread houses, make a paper ornament, enjoy treats, and shop at the Country Store. Children can also visit with a Victorian Santa, so be sure to have your camera […]

Take a holiday candlelight tour of Kip’s Castle

Take a holiday candlelight tour of Kip’s Castle

VERONA, NJ — Take a holiday candlelight tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle to view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn the history of this hidden gem. Tours will be Tuesdays, Dec. 10 and 17; Thursdays, Dec. 12 and 19; and Fridays, Dec. 13 and 20, at 7 p.m. at Kip’s Castle Park, 22 […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The self-guided house tours will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, […]

Make holiday magic through Parenting Center toy drive

Make holiday magic through Parenting Center toy drive

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Through Dec. 13, the South Orange-Maplewood School District Parenting Center is hosting its annual holiday toy drive. Everyone is invited to help make holiday magic for 500 children and 150 families in the two towns. There are a number of ways to participate. Buy gifts online and have them […]

Seton Hall University announces Christmas at the Hall 2019

Seton Hall University announces Christmas at the Hall 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University welcomes the community to join its Christmas at the Hall celebration with the 10th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 3, on the University Green at the South Orange campus, 400 South Orange Ave. Recognized for several years as Best College in America for “Holiday Events” […]

Donate toys to Mayor’s Sunshine Fund

Donate toys to Mayor’s Sunshine Fund

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mayor’s Sunshine Fund is holding a toy drive through Friday, Dec. 13. Residents are encouraged to donate new and unwrapped toys, which will be delivered to West Orange families in need during the holiday season. Toys are accepted for children up to age 10. Donations can be made from 8:30 […]

Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest returns

Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest returns

ROSELAND, NJ — The Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center is back! The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 7, and all entries must be delivered by Monday, Dec. 9.  The entries in […]

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 17. There were 35 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project […]

Camp New Day holds holiday event at TBZ

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Camp New Day, a dedicated group of volunteers who support a close-knit group of approximately 50 adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in northern New Jersey, held a special winter event at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange on Dec. 9. High school volunteers included students from Seton Hall Prep, […]