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Winter's chill has arrived, but there's plenty of warmth and color to be found in a greenhouse! Flowerland Growers near Belvidere, Well-Sweep Herb Farm near Port Murray, and Donaldson's Greenhouse & Nursery near Hackettstown all invite you to visit their greenhouses this weekend - that photo of poinsettias was taken recently at Donaldson's. You'll find plenty of other events to entertain and get you in a holiday mood as you read on. And if you're still looking for that special spruce or perfect pine, turn to our guide to Choose-and-Cut Christmas Tree Farms. Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate it, and Happy Wanderings!

Starting December 13, 2017

This Week: 

Smudge Stick Building Workshop at Gaia's Gifts

Thursday, December 14, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Come for an evening of creating your own herbal smudge sticks crafted from a variety of herbs including sage, lavender, cedar, rosemary, mugwort and more.

Kids Winter Paint Party

Thursday, December 14, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Rutherfurd Hall for a night full of creativity & inspiration! During this paint night, you will learn, step-by-step, how to paint a jolly Snowman!

Adult Wine and Paint Night

Thursday, December 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers! Come join Rutherfurd Hall for a cozy night out to celebrate the Holiday Season! Learn to paint a vintage truck full of fresh cut Christmas trees.

Flowerland Growers Christmas Open House

Friday, December 15, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Their greenhouse and gift shop have been transformed into a winter wonderland for the holidays! Visit for wonderful giveaways, homemade holiday treats, apple cider, hot chocolate and more!

The Nutcracker at Centenary Stage Company

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 3:00pm

There’s magic in the air and a sparkle in every smile when The Nutcracker comes to town with the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet. “This is the most enchanting fairy tale of a child's most unforgettable Christmas,” says NJCYB Director, Christine Taylor, “Through the narration; young children can understand a fanciful story, while the rest of us realize that this is truly a story of life, love, and the holiday spirit.”

Miracle on 34th Street

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 2:00pm

A theatrical adaptation of the holiday novel by Valentine Davies, Miracle on 34th Street is a family classic that also pays homage to the 20th Century Fox motion picture of the same name.

Alba Vineyard Vintage Port Release Weekend

Saturday, December 16, 2017 to Sunday, December 17, 2017

The long anticipated release of their 2013 Vintage Port, crafted in the classic old world style. They will pair this wonderful wine with a special chocolate dessert.

Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A

Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Saturday, December 16, 2017 -
8:00am to 10:00am

Go to Chick-fil-A for a memorable morning filled with fun, Christmas activities and enjoy Breakfast with Santa!

Ladies Day at OK4WD

Saturday, December 16, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Come out to OK4WD for Ladies Day. All ladies are welcome to join and learn more about their Off Road/On Road Vehicle, receive discounts on purchases and create your wishlists.

Las Posadas at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, December 16, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

As the Holy couple traveled in search of lodging, they were offered food to sustain them. Stop in this weekend during your travels for a bite of carnitas and a sip of Feliz Navidad as you journey through for the Holidays.

Wreaths Across America

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

Join the Blairtown Masonic Lodge in honoring our Veterans who sacrificed their lives for our Country by laying a wreath on the headstone of our hometown heros.

Young Performers Workshop Festival of Shows: The Pajama Game

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

Winner of the 1955 Tony for Best Musical, more than half a century later The Pajama Game claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the show is truly timeless, brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards.

Young Performers Workshop Festival of Shows: A Class Act

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 8:00pm

The Tony Award winning lyricist of A Chorus Line, Edward Kleban, was determined to write both the words and music for a Broadway show, a goal unrealized in 1987 when he died of cancer at the age of 48.  Only posthumously would Ed's songs garner the acclaim they always deserved, in the biographical musical A Class Act, which dramatizes his often hilarious, ultimately heartbreaking journey, performed by an ensemble of 7 who inhabit the colorful gallery of friends and loved ones in Ed's life.

The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams “A Very Slambovian Christmas”

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 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.

Say Uncle at Buck Hill Brewery

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:00pm

Say Uncle is a five-piece, high energy, versatile band from the Roxbury, NJ area. Come by and check them out! No cover charge.

Breakfast with Santa at Camp Mason

Sunday, December 17, 2017 -
8:00am to 11:00am

Santa will arrive at 9am for this breakfast hosted by Blairstown Hose Co. #1! $6/adult; $5 per child/senior; free for kids under the age of 4.


Christmas In The Country

Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Well-Sweep garden fairies transform the shop into a Christmas wonderland, the greenhouse is stocked, and seasonal wreaths and arrangements are available. Enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies, bring your holiday guests and come visit!

Christmas in the Country Trail

Friday, November 24, 2017 to Sunday, December 24, 2017

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!

Community Corner: 

Meditation Class

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Rutherfurd Hall Introduces a Meditation Class with Jean Marie DuHamel, MA, of Fostering the Journey, which will include a brief lesson, silent meditation, and Q&A session.

Morris Canal Plane 6 (Port Colden) Cleanup

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:00am
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00am
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:00am

Workdays at Plane 6, Port Colden are scheduled for the following Saturdays: December 2, 9 & 16.

Christmas Party at Lopatcong Fire Company #2

Saturday, December 16, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your family to the firehouse for a fun afternoon. Santa will be there for a photo. There will also be hot dogs, snacks, cookies, water and hot chocolate.

Free Holiday Movie Night at the Playhouse

Monday, December 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm

Community Center at Belvidere & Country Gate Playhouse present a free screening of the Holiday movie "The Christmas Gift" starring John Denver followed by a Q&A with Screenwriter Ronny Venable.

More Things to Do: 

Unique Holiday Gift Guide

The gifts most cherished are often unique treasures and experiences that can't be found just anywhere. Turn to Explore Warren's Unique Holiday Gift Guide for some suggestions of local merchants and service providers to help put a fresh spin on the holidays and make them extra special! One-of-a-kind art, edible and drinkable gifts, pampering, exciting experiences, we're hear to help you find that perfect gift for everyone on your list. Happy Holidays, Happy Shopping, and Happy Wanderings!

Plan Ahead: 

TubaChristmas in Belvidere

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

Come for an old-fashioned sing-along and performance! All listeners and musicians of euphonium, baritone, tube and sousaphone are welcome.

Christmas Dinner at Almond Tree

Monday, December 25, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Spend your Christmas Day, dining at the Almond Tree Manor. Enjoy a delectable feast, with your family and friends. No pots to clean, no dishes to wash and no leftovers to store.

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