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October 31, 2015

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
November, 2015

The month of November is the beginning of the winter holiday season with Thanksgiving, and holiday festivals and events that begin as early as the Friday after Thanksgiving.

 This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular November 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 November, 2015 Events and Things To Do


Holiday in the Park® Festival
November 2, 2015 and run weekends and select days through January 3, 2016
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blv'd
Jackson, NJ
This holiday event features a tree lighting spectacular, a grand stage production, live carolers and a nightly awe-inspiring finale. Kids can join Santa in his workshop for a fun photo opportunity. Holiday in the Park also features nearly 30 thrilling rides such as SkyScreamer, Carousel, Big Wheel, Parachutes and Tea Cups. Children can enjoy pint-sized thrills in the Adventure Seaport area. Coaster fans can challenge world-class rides like Nitro, BATMAN™: The Ride, THE GREEN LANTERN and SUPERMAN – Ultimate Flight, The DARK KNIGHT Coaster and Skull Mountain, weather permitting.

The Tenors
Friday November 6, 2015 9:00PM
Atlantic City, NJ

Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown
November 7, 2015
Waterloo Village Conceret Field
1053 Waterloo Rd
Stanhope, NJ (1 mile past the main village entrance, on the left)
Tickets & Information
12pm -1pm VIP Hour
1pm -5pm General Admission
This event features New Jersey Beer, coupled with restaurants, gourmet food trucks & Chefs, offering a variety of mouth watering BBQ & Bacon creations, all available for purchase. There will be a competition to showcase their culinary skills, with a panel of celebrity judges choosing the best of the best, along with People’s Choice awards for Best Dish & Best Beer. 20 New Jersey Breweries will be in attendance, each bringing 4 styles of Beer. One of these styles will be either a rare Beer or a Brew created specifically for this event. The event will take place outdoors and under tents, with some fantastic Music!

Diane Reeves, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings & Christian McBride
Saturday November 14, 2015 8:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

Sunday November 15, 2015 8:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic
November 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2015 7:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Lewis Black
November 20, 21, 2015 9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Atlantic City, NJ

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Cape May
November 20, 2015 through January 2, 2016
Cape May, NJ
What better place to get into the true spirit of Christmas than Victorian Cape May? This seaside town is transformed into a Dickens village for the holidays with garlands of fragrant greens and twinkling gaslights. Wrap yourself in the warmth of holiday spirit and sample a seemingly endless variety of fun and tasty events. From trolley rides to wine tastings, from house tours to themed dinners, there is something for everyone!

Toby Keith & Chris Janson
Saturday November 21, 2015 8:00PM
Trump Taj Mahal - Mark G. Etess Arena
Atlantic City, NJ

MythBusters: Jamie & Adam Unleashed
Sunday November 22, 2015 7:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Monday November 23, 2015
Sun National Bank Center
Trenton, NJ

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales
November 27, 28, 2015
State Theatre - NJ
New Brunswick, N

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!

14th Annual Wallington Fire Department Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 28, 2015; Beginning at 6 p.m. until approximately 10 p.m. 
Beginning at Mount Pleasant Avenue and Roehrs Drive and ending at the Veterans Monument on Union Boulevard
Wallington, NJ
This annual holiday event features the largest night time procession of fire trucks in New Jersey. The procession is an electrifying demonstration of gift wrapped red trucks and floats with holiday lights and decorations.
The procession includes more than 100 fire companies showcasing more that 250 vehicles and floats. While most of the fire companies hail from Bergen and Passaic Counties, many come from outside the area as far away as Pennsylvania and upstate New York.

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales
November 29, 2015
Sun National Bank Center
Trenton, NJ

This Month's Frequently Asked Question

Question: Traditional/Colonial Restaurant to Celebrate Thanksgiving Day. We are a multi-generational family looking to celebrate Thanksgiving in a colonial restaurant serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Willing to travel and stay overnight. Any suggestions?

Answer: New Jersey has a rich Colonial & Revolutionary War history with many historic towns and Colonial buildings. However, few of the colonial era buildings now used as restaurants have been restored to maintain their original authenticity. Here are suggestions for colonial era restaurants serving traditional Thanksgiving dinners:

Clinton House
, Clinton, NJ. This historic restaurant circa 1743, located in the heart of the Historical Community of Clinton, serves up traditional American food in a rustic country setting. It has recently been renovated to restore its 18th century atmosphere. Child Friendly.
[ Read review ]

Grain House Restaurant - At The Olde Mill Inn

Basking Ridge, NJ
This historic building dates back to the 18th century when it was used as storage for the Continental Army in the winter of 1779. The ambiance is historic with a fireplace in the main dining room. On Thanksgiving they offer a special Thanksgiving menu.
Child Friendly. [ Read review ]

Ye Olde Centerton Inn
Pittsgrove, NJ
This historic inn dates back to 1706 when it was a former stage coach stop between Philadelphia and Greenwich, NJ. Beneath the inn are the graves of three Revolutionary War soldiers. Child Friendly. [ Read review

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

Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge
Warren, NJ
Open on Thanksgiving serving a traditional turkey dinner. Populr with diners who enjoy food with natural locally grown ingredients and a chic ambiance in a trendy, upbeat, casual setting.
[ Read Review ]

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 with events beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving

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

November 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.

Winter Holiday Dining - Our top Picks for winter seasonal holiday dining in New Jersey. The restaurants are selected for their outstanding food and holiday ambiance and all are open for Thanksgiving, New Years Eve, and some for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

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