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"What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day." - Phyllis Diller (1917-2012), American actress and comedienne

     And we're off!  In addition to your own office parties (try not to go overboard like Phyllis Diller), Warren County offers a huge craft show, tree lightings, open houses, community events, concerts, and Santa is starting to appear here and there (even on a mini train!).

     Our eyes have already spied Christmas trees traversing the county on vehicle rooftops, and on Friday Glenview Farm (pictured above) welcomes the NJ Secretary of Agriculture for the 2019 Tree Cutting Ceremony! If you have yet to decide where to find your own perfect tree, click here for a list of farms, sorted by geographic region, offering Christmas trees and greenery. 

     Not quite ready to face the holidays? That's okay, below you will find plenty of other things to do as you stick your head in the sand (or snow, depending on where you live). Happy December, and Happy Wanderings!

Starting December 4, 2019

 
This Week: 

Dinner to Support the Asbury Mill Restoration

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 6:30pm

Join the Musconetcong Watershed Association and celebrate the Asbury Mill restoration progress at a fundraiser dinner. The Mill’s restoration reached major milestones last year and funding is critical for MWA to move forward with exterior restoration and adapting the interior for reuse as an Interpretive Center. Tickets include dinner, a silent auction, and guest presentations.

Country Night at Draught House

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, December 5, 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Line dancing, drink specials & a good time!

Merry Green Up Weekend at Flowerland Growers, LLC

Friday, December 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Create a Christmas masterpiece with us! We will help you design a centerpiece, door swag, mantel piece, wreath...let your imagination soar!

Hackettstown's 14th Annual Hometown Holiday

Friday, December 6, 2019 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Hackettstown BID hosts the 14th Annual Hometown Holiday celebration with horse-drawn carriage rides through the Historic District, Santa parade, tree lighting, Santa Selfie Station and much more!

Hometown Holiday in Washington Borough

Friday, December 6, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Hometown Holiday is a celebration that will light up the downtown in more ways than one. Come see Santa, listen to some carolers and much more! Something for everyone!

 

First Friday Celebration at Thisilldous

Friday, December 6, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Fresh, local & friendly, bring the family to enjoy music, dinner and dessert. Dinner served 5-9pm, entertainment from 6-9pm. Artist TBA.

“A Very Slambovian Christmas” at Roy's Hall

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 8:00pm

Their ‘Very Slambovian Christmas’ show has developed into one of the premier Slambovian Circus Of Dreams events of the year, attracting fans from near and far. Drawing on a set list comprised of traditional Christmas songs with a twist, a sprinkling of original holiday tunes, and a generous helping of non-traditional musical fare, it is guaranteed there will be something for everyone.

42nd Annual Hope Christmas Craft Market

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Hope hosts an eclectic array of artisans with talents ranging from homemade jams to wooden signs to alpaca woven apparel; there is something for everyone! Explore six buildings full of handcrafted holiday cheer! Be sure to visit Santa located in the Community Center for that special holiday photo and a few steps downstairs visit the Country Sweet Shop with homemade jam and many more holiday treats.

Yoga For Veterans

Saturday, October 5, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, November 2, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Calling all Veteran Warriors! Yoga For Veterans is back as The Farm In Harmony and M-Power Yoga  team up to offer this program. Do you find your gears spinning all day? This will help you slow it down, reset and recharge. Free for veterans & their significant others; Community/non-veterans are welcome for a  $10 to be donated to Veteran causes.

Victorian Christmas at Millbrook Village

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Step back into another era where the toys and games didn't need batteries. Old-time decorations adorn the buildings while volunteers and National Park staff in period clothing demonstrate how the season was celebrated in years past. The kids can make a decoration or play with some of the wonderful old-time toys and games in the parlor. Light seasonal refreshments served. Don't forget to come back the next day for the old fashioned Christmas service and carol singing!

Celebration of the Holidays at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Visit the historical mansion while it is decorated for the holidays. There will be family photo opportunities with Santa, music, holiday crafts and much more.

Christmas Tree Workshop at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Create a lasting festive tree for your holiday table using fresh boxwood, holly, and assorted winter greens. You will then decorate with pine cones, ribbon and other novelties.

Christmas Concert at Villa Milagro

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

We are thrilled each year to welcome internationally renowned classical guitarists, Laura Oltman and Michael Newman to perform a selection of ancient and modern Christmas music, featuring pieces by

Belvidere Heritage Inc. presents The Wassail Tour

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

Following the downtown Belvidere Tree Lighting (5-7pm) you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas past at Belvidere’s Wassail Tour. Enjoy complimentary wassail and snacks in some of Belvidere’s historic homes. Travel from house to house, visiting parlors decorated for the holidays!

Stan and Elise at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm

A popular local duo, Stan & Elise return to Brook Hollow to perform a mix of classic '60s tunes, contemporary favorites and jazz standards. 
 

Murder Mystery at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

The murders continue at Four Sisters Winery! An unraveling plot, a victim, a murderer, and a cast of characters -including detectives - are selected and the mayhem begins.

 
Continuing: 

Christmas In The Country at Well-Sweep Farm

Saturday, November 2, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Well-Sweep garden fairies have transformed the shop into a Christmas wonderland! The greenhouse is stocked, and seasonal wreaths and arrangements are available. Come visit with your holiday guests and enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies.

Christmas in the Country Trail

Friday, November 29, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Start your Christmas tradition by visiting three of Warren County’s most unique, family-owned farms all within 4 minutes of each other.  Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm, Mackey’s Orchard and Four Sisters Winery invite your family to enjoy a fun-filled day of Christmas trees, baked goods, wine tasting and much more on the Christmas in the Country Trail!

Beauty and the Beast at Centenary Stage Co.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 2:00pm
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

Family Holiday Spectacular! Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Brunch With Santa at The Architects Golf Club

Sunday, December 1, 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Santa Claus will be visiting during their regular Sunday Brunch. Ol' Saint Nick will be taking photos with good children and listening to their Christmas wish lists.

 
Community Corner: 

St. Theodore's Annual Tricky Tray

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
9:30am to 3:30pm

St Theodore's Annual Tricky Tray is to be held at Mansfield Elementary School. Door open at 9:30am and the drawing begins at 11:45am.

 
Plan Ahead: 

10th Annual Festival of Trees to Benefit Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc and DASACC

Thursday, December 12, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

An evening of holiday music, gourmet hot and cold food and beverages, and dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Vote for your favorite! This magical event benefits the Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc. and the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County.

Kids Winter Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

Kids, come on out for a night full of creativity & inspiration! Learn, step by step on how to paint. All supplies are included. Kids under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fish or Chicken & Chips Fundraiser

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Support Blairstown Hose Company #1 and Blairstown Masonic Lodge #165 by ordering fish or chicken and chips for dinner!

A Christmas Story at Country Gate Players

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00pm
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 2:00pm

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas.

DASACC Hosts 6th Annual Holiday Shoppe

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center (DASACC) of Warren County is seeking donations of new toys and games for its sixth annual Holiday Shoppe, which provides free holiday gifts to al

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