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New Jersey Guide Newsletter - November, 2017 Edition
October 31, 2017

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
November, 2017


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

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, 2017 Events and Things To Do

Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream
November 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 2017
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Brit Floyd
Friday November 3, 2017 8:00PM
Borgata Events Center
Atlantic City, NJ

Chris Lane
Friday Noember 3, 2017 9:00PM
Resorts Atlantic City - Superstar Theater
Atlantic City, NJ

New York Giants vs. Los Angeles Rams
Sunday November 5, 2017 1:00PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
A Perfect Circle & The Beta Machine
Tuesday November 7, 2017 8:00PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Janet Jackson
Friday November 10, 2017 8:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

Gladys Knight
Saturday November 11, 2017 8:00PM
Tropicana Casino - Tropicana Showroom - NJ
Atlantic City, NJ

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band & Todd Rundgren
Thursday November 16, 2017 7:30PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

Atlantic City Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Recurring Holiday Musical Light Show
Friday, November 17, 2017 through January 2, 2018 presented every hour on the hour, from noon until 10 p.m.
Tropicana Casino & Resort
Atlantic City, NJ
The tree lighting Ceremony includes refreshments and food sampling. The free Holiday Musical Light Show features a 35-foot tree synchronized to holiday music. This not-to-be-missed experience combines interactive lights with an inspiring array of beloved holiday musical selections. Adding to the festive décor is Tropicana's famed 25- foot Poinsettia Tree located in Palm Walk.

Holiday Lights Spectacular
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 17 – December 10, 2017 & Every Night: December 11 – January 2, 2018, Closed: December 24 & 25: 5pm to 9pm
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ
About 50 animal and holiday-themed figures will light up the winter night in Turtle Back Zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex. Over 100,000 lights will illuminate figures of bears, tigers and elephants, along with holiday lights designed to look like wooden soldiers, stars and winter scenes. Several animal exhibits will be open, including the Sea Lion Sound, Essex Farm, Tam-ring Gibbons Reserve, Tropical Currents Aquarium and the Reptile Building.

New York Giants vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday Noember 19, 2017 1:00PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie's Doorway to Magic
November 24, 25, 2017
State Theatre - NJ
New Brunswick, NJ

Ice King's Holiday In Ice
November 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018; Hours are Thursday Noon 8pm, Friday 4pm - 10pm, Saturday 1pm - 10pm & Sunday 1pm - 7pm
Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day
4045 New Jersey 33
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
(732) 927-3593
Website & Tickets
This annual Christmas show is a favorite for both young and old. It features intricate ice sculptures, created by a world record-winning sculpture artist. This years theme is the 12 Days of Christmas. The sculptures can be up to 18 feet tall. You'll have a chance to pose with an ice Santa at the end of the display. The facility is kept at 15 degrees, so don't forget to bundle up!

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Michigan State Spartans Football
Saturday November 25, 2017
High Point Solutions Stadium
Piscataway, NJ

Smoky Mountain Christmas - A Tribute to Kenny & Dolly
Thursday November 30, 2017 3:30PM
Caesars Atlantic City
Atlantic City, 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.
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 ]
Sergeantsville Inn
Sergeantsville, NJ
This historic inn offers fireside dining in a 1700's stone building. A terrific place to experience wild game dishes and traditional country American fare. Child Friendly.
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.

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::
Spring Lake, NJ
(732) 359-6700
An upscale low key restaurant for diners who prefer high end dining with a traditional American menu

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

Top Ten 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 2017 Events - This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, sports, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests.

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.

Best NJ Winter Holiday Dining - Restaurants selected for their outstanding food and holiday ambiance and are open for Thanksgiving, New Years Eve, and some for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

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