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November 30, 2016

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
December, 2016

The month of December is filled with events that include concerts and theatre at the largest NJ venues, holiday and Christmas festivals for families to welcome 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, 2016 Events and Things To Do

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Cape May
Now through January 1, 2017
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!
The Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate becomes a Christmas wonderland this time of year. It's all about the wonder of Christmas morning with model trains and toys beneath the tree. You can actually stand under our tree and marvel at the intricate layout of dozens of Dickens Village houses, people and accessories that make the village come to life. Kids can write a letter to Santa and leave it in his special mail box.

Christmas Spectacular on Main Street
December 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 9th, 10th, 11th and 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 25th and 28th, 29th, 30th with the last night December 31st, 2016
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, Except Christmas Eve, you can watch them as they are choreographed to over 15 songs.

Broadway Holiday
December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2016 8:00PM
Resorts Atlantic City - Superstar Theater
Atlantic City, NJ

Michael Bolton
Saturday December 3, 2016 9:00PM
Golden Nugget Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: Cinderella
Sunday December 4, 2016 3:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

For King And Country
Sunday December 4, 2016 7:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Newark Annual Tree Holiday Lighting Celebration
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016; from 4 pm-8 pm (Tree lighting @ 6pm)
Prudential Center's Championship Plaza
25 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ
(street and lot parking options are available)
(973) 622-2002
This family Holiday celebration will feature a free concert by R&B sensations Blu Cantrell and Sunshine Anderson, free pictures with Santa including a special holiday gift, a bouncy house, a NJ Devils synthetic ice skating rink, a trackless train, numerous carnival games, children’s characters and Victorian carolers. Lighting of Newark's 40-foot holiday tree (one of the largest in NJ) will begin at 6pm, followed by R&B soul singers Blu Cantrell and Sunshine Anderson will perform a free concert for the crowd. The artists are known for R&B hits “Hit ‘Em Up Style” by Blu Cantrell and “Heard It All Before” by Sunshine Anderson.

Indoor Auto Racing: The Battle of Trenton
Friday December 9, 2016
Sun National Bank Center
Trenton, NJ

Cast of Impractical Jokers & The Tenderloins
Saturday December 10, 2016 8:00PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Theresa Caputo
December 14, 15, 2016 7:30PM
Tropicana Casino - Tropicana Showroom - NJ
Atlantic City, NJ

Andrea Bocelli
Sunday December 18, 2016 7:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
December 26, 2016
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Monster Jam
Friday December 30, 2016 1:00PM
Sun National Bank Center
Trenton, NJ

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a Fireworks Dinner Cruise
December 31, 2016
Boards 9:00 PM - Cruises 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Spirit of New Jersey
Lincoln Harbor Marina
Weehawken, New Jersey
This four-hour event features a three-hour cruise and offers amazing views of New York City's sensational skyline, a delicious dinner buffet, a DJ for your dancing entertainment, with their talented wait staff singing solos, a premium open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Stunning views of the illuminating fireworks display at the Statue of Liberty sponsored by Spirit Cruises as synchronized music accompanies the show in perfect harmony.

New Year's Gala, Featuring Resort Style Gourmet Dining & Dancing!
Crystal Springs Resort
Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462
(855) 977-6473
Ring in 2017 with a variety of New Year's Eve celebrations at one of the eight resort locations. For the full experience stay overnight at Crystal Springs Resort

New Year's Eve Glitter Ball Getaway
Congress Hall
Cape May, NJ
Website (Room Reservations & Tickets)
Ring in 2017 with an overnight getaway.
Celebrate the evening with dinner and dancing to our favorite Tribeca band. You can dance the night away and head right up to your room, or use your special pass into the Boiler Room after-party.

This Month's Frequently Asked Question

Question: Winter Holiday Dining - Looking to go out to a non-Chinese restaurant on Christmas Day. Do you know of any decent restaurants open on Christmas Day?

Answer: Here are some suggestions:
The Manor, West Orange, NJ- This landmark restaurant is set in an elegant country house with acres of magnificent gardens. Experience the color and contrast, seasoning skills and an atmosphere which reflects the total Holiday spirit.[ Read review ]

Chart House, Weehawken, NJ Offers a view of the waterfront and the best restaurant NYC skyline from any table in the house; .[ Read Review ]

McLoone's Pier House, Long Branch, NJ Offers great ocean front views, a vibrant bar scene with typical Jersey Shore food.
[ Read Review ]

McCormick and Schmicks Seafood Restaurant, Bridgewater & Atlantic City, NJ - This seafood restaurant is a high end national chain and the Cherry Hill location is one of four in New Jersey. [ Read Review ]

Rams Head Inn, Galloway, NJ An old world style, elegant restaurant with beautiful gardens located just eight miles from Atlantic City. [ Read Review ]

For other restaurants open on Christmas Day [ Visit ]

New Jersey Restaurant Reviews - New Jersey has over 23,000 restaurants and finding about them is often times a time consuming task. Find a restaurant in a town of your choise with comprehensive restaurant reviews.

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Buddakan, Atlantic City
Asian-Fusion cuisine with extraordinary decor. Ideal for diners looking for a memorable experience either for an intimate romantic occasion or a special occasion.
Read review

For other top New Jersey Attractions, Events & Things to do:

Christmas Events - The attractions during the Christmas season in NJ are always festive. Many of these events begin the day after Thanksgiving with the traditional start of the Christmas Holiday season.

New Years Eve Parties - NJ's top  New Years Eve parties. Many of them are in hotels with overnight accommodations

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 2016 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.

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.

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