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December 01, 2010

December 1, 2010

Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

In this newsletter we'll bring you a capsule of popular upcoming leisure events and information about New Jersey for December.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular December Events and Happenings
  • This Month's Featured Fine Dining Restaurant

Popular December Events and Happenings
December is the time for the holiday season and the peak shopping season with tree lighting celebrations, family gatherings, holiday parties, and the welcoming of the New Year

Here is a capsule of some of the popular events that are happening in December.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Friday, December 3, 2010, 8pm Saturday, December 4, 2010, 2pm & 8pm Sunday, December 5, 2010, 2pm & 7pm
The State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick NJ, 732-246-SHOW (7469)
Marvel at gingerbread men flipping through the air, toy soldiers skillfully marching on thin wires, penguins spinning, and reindeer soaring high above a sparkling stage! An original musical score with some holiday favorites combined with dazzling costumes and sets. Tickets: $32-57

Family Holiday Celebration
December 3, 4, 2010
Wildwoods Convention Center Wildwood, NJ
A family holiday tradition with an exciting holiday weekend filled with fun for the entire family! Attend the Jaycees Christmas Parade on Friday night, followed by a tree lighting ceremony and parade awards ceremony. Bring the family inside the Wildwoods Convention Center lobby on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for free admission to Holiday-themed crafters, FREE movies and entertainment and much more! 609-729-9000 or

Country Folk Art Craft Show
December 3 - 4 - 5, 2010
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center Edison, NJ 248-634-4151 x-628
Featuring artisans from across the country offering unique decorating and gift items including handcrafted furniture, home and garden decor, quilts, florals, framed art, ironwork, shabby chic, primitive, holiday decor, lamps, rugs, jewelry, wearable art, candles, gourmet delights and more! Show Hours: Friday 5-9, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4 Adm. $8

Christmas at Allaire
Saturday December 4 & Sunday December 5, 2010, 12 PM and 3:30 PM Allaire Village Route 524 / Allaire Rd. Farmingdale, NJ 732-919-3500
Throughout the weekend long event there will be carolers wandering the streets of the Historic Village, setting the proper holiday mood, while special programs at the Historic Christ Church will feature period music, both vocal and instrumental. Visitors to the Historic Village can go to see our annual display of Christmas Trees Through the Ages featuring a Tree of Paradise, a Pyramid Tree and many more. Exhibits are held at the at the Enameling Building Exhibition Hall and a $1.00 minimum donation is suggested. Admission $6 for Adults • $4 Children 5 - 14 Horse and Wagon Rides Additional $7.50 for Adults and $5 Children Under 12

Hurray for Hanukkah
Sunday, December 5, 2010 Drop-In Crafts: 1:00 and 3:00 PM Concert: 3:00 PM
Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 (856)424-1233
Two of our favorite friends return to work some holiday magic. Listen to Hanukkah stories, create holiday snacks and enjoy hands-on Hanukkah crafts with Rosie Hymerling. Then, top the afternoon off with a sing-along with Janet Sclaroff.

Disney Live! presents 'Mickey's Magic Show'
December 5th, 2010 3:00 PM
Sun National Bank Center 81 Hamilton Ave Trenton, NJ

Christmas Candlelight House Tour
Saturdays, December 4, 11 & 18, 2010 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Cape May, NJ 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278
Experience the high point of Cape May's holiday season during these self-guided tours, which feature: Homes, inns, hotels & churches specially decorated for the holidays (at least 15 each night) Christmas caroling and strolling musicians, trees and garland & good old-fashioned cheer Hospitality centers with warm beverages & home-baked goodies Admission to the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May's only Victorian house museum, and to "An Old-fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions through the Years" exhibit in the Carriage House Gallery Continuous shuttle service on heated trolleys $25 adults, $20 children (ages 3-12). Limited tours. Reserve early!

Spend The First Night of 2011 -- OVERNIGHT ---
On The Battleship Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
62 Battleship Place Camden, NJ
Families can spend New Year's Eve on board our nation's largest and most decorated battleship! Enjoy dinner and breakfast served from the chowline, tour the battleship, ride the 4D flight simulator, and sleep in the bunks where the crew of the Big J once did! PLUS, at midnight enjoy the best view of the fireworks show over the Delaware River! New Year's Family Overnight Encampment is $60.95 per person. To reserve your bunk, call 1-866-877-6262 ex. 203

Christmas Events
Experience Christmas events and attractions in New Jersey, whether it's jingle bells, Christmas tree lighting, carol singing, or just reenactments of past New Jersey Christmas events, the attractions during the Christmas season in NJ are always festive.

Are you a restaurant enthusiast? Visit our new Restaurant Forum - The restaurant forum and discussion group providers readers with a medium to ask questions, post responses, and share restaurant comments and experiences with others.

The best Holiday Dining Restaurants ... These restaurants are selected for their outstanding food and holiday ambiance and all are open for New Years Eve, and some for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

This Month's Featured Fine Dining Restaurant

The Manor, West Orange -
This landmark restaurant is set in an elegant country house with acres of magnificent gardens. They offer holiday dinners including both brunch and four-course, a la carte dining experiences for Christmas and New Year's Eve. Experience the color and contrast, seasoning skills and an atmosphere which reflects the total Holiday spirit.

Restaurant review...

New Jersey Restaurant Reviews

For other top New Jersey Attractions & Things to do in December visit:

Top Things to do December

December Events

Note: Most of 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.

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