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November 29, 2013

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
December 1, 2013

This time of the year is the peak of the winter holiday season and a time for festive celebrations, shopping and indoor events. Many of these events can be celebrated as a day trip, weekend getaway or an overnight New Years' Eve celebration.

This Edition's Contents...

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

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Popular December 2013 Events and Things To Do

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.

Now through December 29, 2013
Papermill Playhouse
Millburn, NJ
Tickets & Information
Enjoyable by the entire family. Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, this beloved classic will enthrall you from the start with the miraculous tale of a young orphan's quest to find home and family in Victorian London. . Nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical!

Disney Junior Live On Tour: Pirate and Princess Adventure
December 1 & 2 , 2013 (4 shows)
Sun National Bank Center
81 Hamilton Ave
Trenton, NJ 08611
Tickets: 800-298-4200

Country Folk Art Craft Show
December 6-7-8, 2013
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

Christmas from the Emerald Isle
Sunday, December 8, 2013 @ 3pm
Algonguin Arts Theatre
Manasquan, NJ
Tickets & Information
Featuring McLean Avenue Band and Emerald Fire
Bask in the Irish Christmas spirit this holiday season! The best of traditional Irish music, dance and stories of the season, with magical footwork and an electrifying blend of original rock and bluegrass songs, such as "Christmas on McLean". The entire family will marvel at the "Story of the Wren", dancing fiddlers, and the choir of angels.

A Christmas Carol
Sunday, December 15, 2013 @10:00 am
Papermill Playhouse
Millburn, NJ
Tickets & Information
Catch the holiday spirit with Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and all the rest in Theatreworks' heartwarming musical based on the Dickens classic.

Saturday, December 28, 2013 @ 7:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

The Harlem Globetrotters
Sunday, December 29, 2013@ 2:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, NJ

Winter Galactic
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 @ 7:00PM
Izod Center
East Rutherford, NJ

Seasonal Frequently Asked Question -- Questions from residents and visitors looking for information on New Jersey Leisure activities

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?

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

Chart House
Weehawken, NJ
Offers a view of the waterfront and the NYC skyline from any table in the house; Open Christmas'
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For other top New Jersey Attractions, Events & Things to do:

Top Events in December- A schedule of the most popular events at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, entertainment, and festivals.

Top Things To Do in December
- Our recommendations for the most popular seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

Christmas Events in New Jersey - 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.

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