Top Ten New Jersey Events for December 8th – 10th, 2017

December? Really? It’s DECEMBER?! Here are my Top Ten New Jersey Events for December 8th – 10th, 2017:

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Links and additional information for events are in the Titles. New Jersey Events are listed in date order.

Top Ten New Jersey Events for December 8th – 10th, 2017:

Holiday CraftMorristown – December 8th – 10th
Holiday CraftMorristown, offers creative holiday shoppers and design lovers the rare opportunity to meet visionary artists and purchase their latest works at New Jersey’s most exciting holiday shopping experience. 165 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country will call the Morristown Armory home for the three days of this curated event.

These exceptional, indie artists infuse each of their handmade one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces with a distinctive creative vision: jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture and home décor pieces; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Visitors should make sure to bring their sweet tooth and plan to visit the gourmet specialty food section to fully experience hand-crafted delights.
Dates: December 8th – 10th, 2017
Address: Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, New Jersey
Cost: $9 (includes unlimited re-entry); seniors are $8; children under 6 are free

All Aboard DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express  – December 8th – 10th
All aboard a magical train ride through an enchanted Holiday Town. Guests of all ages can enjoy an outdoor train ride through a magical Christmas village with millions of lights. Santa and his elves have a special gift for all the children when you visit his workshop. More lights and more surprises are planned for this year’s experience.
Dates: December 8th – 10th, 2017
Address: DiDonato Family Fun Center; 1151 S White Horse Pike, Hammonton, New Jersey
Cost: $14.95 per person

Christmas Light Show Hayrides – December 8th – 10th
Thousands of twinkle lights to create a Holiday Wonderland in the Discovery Barnyard and Animal farm. To complete your holiday experience they will also have a campfire going to roast marshmallows and make s’ mores. Plus, lights on the lake!
Dates: December 8th – 10th, 2017
Address: Johnson’s Farm; 133 Church Rd. Medford, NJ
Cost: $5.95 per person(child or adult), under 12 months Free; COMBO TICKET for Light Show Hayride and Fire and Lights $9.95 per person 

Skylands Stadium Christmas Lights Show – December 8th – 10th
Experience a spectacular Christmas Light Show at Skylands Stadium! Drive through a 1-mile course of breathtaking displays set to joyous holiday music. They will have more than 2 MILLION LIGHTS for your viewing pleasure.
Dates: December 8th – 10th, 2017
Address: Skylands Stadium; 94 Championship Place, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $20 per carload Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Monday–Thursday (Discount Nights): $17 per carload

Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights – December 8th – 10th
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. Myrtle the Turtle, the mascot of Turtle Back Zoo, and several of his winter friends will be on hand to greet visitors at the Zoo. “Selfies” with Santa Claus and a mailbox where children can send letters to Santa Clause at the North Pole will be available each night until December 23rd.
Dates: December 8th – 10th, 2017
Address: 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange NJ
Cost: Admission is free. Donations of canned goods, pet food and unwrapped toys are suggested.

Krampus Bazaar – December 9th
A collection of handmade, unique goods and oddities like you’ve never seen before! Expect to go home with unique gifts for everybody on your Yule shopping list! Expect to see an eclectic selection including dark art, jewelry, witchy wears, punk rock goods, etc!Take a tour of the creepiest parts of White Hill Mansion, listen to the live music and definitely make sure you get to see the sideshow performances by Philadelphia’s own, Sickart Sideshow! Also, they will be hosting a Krampus Costume Contest!!
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 11am to 6pm
Address: 217 4th St, Fieldsboro, NJ
Cost: $10, 10 and under free

Williams Center Craft Beer Night – December 9th
It’s going to be another fun night at The Williams Center! Enjoy a special selection of handpicked craft beers, curated for everyone from the occasional beer drinker all the way up to the craft beer aficionado. So come on out for a great cause and #drinkforgood There’s No Cover for the Craft Beer Event. Have fun! See a movie! Save the Center!
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 7 PM – 11:59 PM
Address: Williams Center For The Arts; 1 Williams Plaza, Rutherford, New Jersey
Cost: Free admission

Kick Off the Holiday Season at Terhune Orchards – December 9th & 10th
Come to Terhune Orchards for holiday festivities. Enjoy fun for the whole family with wagon rides and visiting our barn yard of animals. You can choose the perfect Christmas tree and wreath. Sample delicious Terhune Orchards Gift Basket “ingredients” – homemade baked goods, cheeses, apple butter and more. Choose the perfect gift for everyone on your list from the unique selection of gift baskets, with Terhune Orchards fruit, baked goods, and even wine. Hand packed and ready for local delivery or shipping.From 12-4pm you can visit with Santa in our barnyard. In the wine tasting room from 12pm-6pm, try our award winning wines and warm up with our hot mulled wine.
Dates: December 9th & 10th, 2017; 12pm to 6pm
Address: Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ
Cost: Free

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar – December  9th & 10th
The Asbury Park Bazaar and the Asbury Park Boardwalk have partnered to bring you one of the most spectacular holiday markets in New Jersey! The event is free and all ages.
* Shopping from Amazing Handcraft & Vintage Vendors
* Photos with Santa & Giant Tree
* Live Music & Special Performances
* Hot Drink Bar & Seasonally-Inspired Food
* Kids Crafts & Holiday Workshops
* Fun, Festive Photobooth and Decor
* AP Toy & Coat Drive Benefit
Dates: December 9th & 10th, 2017; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Asbury Park Convention Hall; 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: Free

The Marketspace at Westfield – December 9th & 10th
The Marketspace at Westfield will be open during the first two consecutive weekends in December. This downtown storefront will feature a revolving selection of handcrafted wares and high-end gifts. Gift wrapping and entertainment available on-site. FREE TO ATTEND!
Dates: December 9th & 10th, 2017; 10am to 7pm
Address: 151 E. Broad St, Westfield, NJ
Cost: Free

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