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November 30, 2015

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
December, 2015

The month of December is filled with events that include concerts and theatre at the largest NJ venues, holiday festivals and events, and celebrations to ring in the New Year

 This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular December Events and Things To Do
  • Seasonal Frequently Asked Question
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event

Popular December, 2015 Events and Things To Do


Christmas Spectacular on Main Street
November 28 through December 31st, 2015
128 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Come and see the 100,000 lights Dance! The shows are approximately 45 minutes long followed by all the lights on the last 15 minutes. Shows run every night through December 31st.
Along with over 100,000 Lights, On 20 nights you can watch them as they are choreographed to over 15 songs!

The Four Tops
Wednesday December 2, 2015 @ 3:30PM
Tropicana Casino - Tropicana Showroom
Atlantic City, NJ

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Thursday December 3, 2015 @8:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

Jerry Seinfeld
Friday December 4, 2015 @7:00PM & 9:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

The Three Irish Tenors
Friday December 4, 2015 @ 8:00PM
Community Theatre At Mayo Center For The Performing Arts
Morristown, NJ

Christmas at Allaire
December 6th & 13th, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Allaire Village
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ
Experience an historic Christmas. Enjoy the sites and smells of an early American Christmas with hearth cooking, singing, dancing, wagon rides and St Nicholas! Ticket admission information is below. This is a day full of fun interactive programs. You can also bring your holiday cards to be sent from our historic post office located in the General Store. Bring your addressed envelopes with a stamp, and they will recieve a special Allaire cancellation showcasing a historic building.

Ocean City Holiday Spectacular
December 11th – 13th, 2015
Ocean City Music Pier
Moorlyn Terrace and boardwalk
Ocean City
This family event features a cast of professional singers and dancers putting on a high-energy, family–oriented, song and dance tribute to the holidays.  Through dazzling costumes, familiar songs, special guests, toe-tapping numbers and special effects, this extravaganza will kindle the holiday spirit in all of us as the magic of the season comes to life in a brand new musical journey through seasonal favorites. Tickets: $18.00 General Admission, $15.00 Kids 12 and Under. Show times: Dec. 11th & 12th – 7:30pm, Dec. 13th – 2:00pm.

Gladys Knight & Howard Hewett
Saturday December 12, 2015 @7:00PM
TD Bank Arts Centre
Sewell, NJ

Michael Bolton
Saturday December 12, 2015 @ 9:00PM
Golden Nugget
Atlantic City, NJ

The Annual Christmas Delaware River Crossing Re-enactments
December 13 & 25, 2015
Washington Crossing
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA
This year there will be two crossing Re-enactments. Re-enactors will assemble at Washington Crossing State Park, Pennsylvania, and make their way across the Delaware River to New Jersey. The annual event commemorates the Christmas Day crossing made by Gen. George Washington and his troops in 1776. It was an historic undertaking that resulted in defeat of the Hessian troops in the Battle of Trenton. You can attend this year's event in Washington Crossing State Park, Pennsylvania. Depending on the weather, the crossing will begin at 1 p.m. The event/village activities will occur from 11am to 3pm, with the crossing time occurring around 1:00 pm, beginning at the Pennsylvania side at Washington Crossing State Park.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah
Sunday December 20, 2015 @3:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

Darlene Love
Monday December 21, 2015 @8:15PM
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ

Salute To Vienna
Thursday December 31, 2015 @ 6:00PM
State Theatre - NJ
New Brunswick, NJ

Kevin Hart
Thursday December 31, 2015 @7:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

This Month's Frequently Asked Question

Question: We're going with my family to NYC this January and we want to visit a neighboring city. We are thinking about Jersey City and was wondering if it's worth spending a day or two with an overnight stay? If so, how do we get there, what is there to do, and can you recommend a hotel to stay at?

Answer: Jersey City, across the river from NYC is certainly worth visiting. Jersey City has a variety of attractions, and entertainment. It's many attractions include museums, a nationally recognized science learning center, and unbeatable, world class harbor views overlooking the New York City Skyline, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Jersey City is very easy to access from the PATH rail system in NYC from either the 33rd Station or World Trade Center stations. In just 20 minutes you can get off at one of the three Jersey City stations --- Newport, Grove Street or Exchange Place. For more detailed information including hotels in Jersey City, visit Jersey City.

New Jersey Restaurant Reviews - New Jersey has over 23,000 restaurants and finding about them is often times a time consuming task. Check out our comprehensive ratings and reviews gathered from diners, critics, and personal visits by New Jersey Leisure Guide.

This Month's Featured Restaurant

The Manor Restaurant
West Orange, NJ
The Manor Restaurant is a landmark for dining and a great place to enjoy winter holiday dining, They are open on Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.
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For other top New Jersey Attractions, Events & Things to do:

Monthly Events - This page has links to events that appear in future months, usually 3-4 months in advance. The Monthly newsletter that you are receiving includes many of the events found on the pages.

Christmas Events - Discover the top events and places to celebrate Christmas

Hanukkah (Chanukah) Events an Eight Day Jewish Festival Also known as the "Festival of Lights" This year the eight day Jewish festival of lights runs from sundown on Sunday, December 6 and ending in the evening of Monday, December 14, 2015.

New Years Eve Parties - The top December 31, 2015 New Years Eve parties and venues in NJ. Here you can find places or events that celebrate New Year's Eve in grand style.

Top Things To Do in December - The top ten seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

December Events - This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, kids events, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests, especially with parents and/or families with children ages 4-18.

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