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Things to DO This Weekend December 23rd-25th

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THINGS TO DO-Holidays

Heading into the big day and one of two last weekends of the year- take some time for great holiday activities!

-Make a memory for the tree

Visit with Santa (there’s still time!) or have breakfast with the big guy

-Take a ski break

Hit the ice

Saturday December 23rd 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (45 mins from Hoboken & JC) Make a day of it! Once you marvel at the annual holiday train show that enchants all ages at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, sit in for a holiday film screening with your little elves. They’ll watch holiday twists to their favorite films, including Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas(Dec 23), Kung Fu Panda Holiday (Dec 24), Merry Madagascar (Dec 26), Shrek the Halls (Dec 27) and How to Train Your Dragon: Gift of the Night Fury (Dec 28). All

Saturday December 23rd 11:00 AM  & 1:00 PM (27 minutes from Hoboken & JC) A unique NYC theater experience on Theater Row for little ones 2-8 years old- enjoy Hanna and the Moonlit Dress-A unique interactive theater experience for little ones 2-8 years old Hanna meets her friends,  Zuzi the dog and Edna the cow, for an afternoon play which lead to an unexpected and meaningful adventure. Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is a delightful new musical revealing the mysterious power of good deeds. Based on the classic Israeli tale “Hanna’s Sabbath Dress”.  Children are invited to help create Hanna’s interactive world and take part in the moonlight magic.

Saturday December 23rd 10:00 AM -12:00 PM (47 mins from Hoboken & JC) Stop by the Autism Friendly Bowl with Santa Event at Bowlero North Brunswick, which will be hosted in partnership with the New Jersey chapter of Autism Speaks. Bowlero North Brunswick, will open the lanes early to host Autism-friendly bowling from 10AM to 12PM. The event is FREE and open to the public. The event, and partnership with the New Jersey chapter of Autism Speaks, was designed to help enhance the lives of those living with autism in the state and to raise awareness.

Saturday and Sunday December 23rd & 24th  10:00 AM-6:00 PM (30 mins from Hoboken & JC) Visit the Museum of Art and Design‘s (Columbus Circle at 59th St) new installation “Sonic Arcade” and experience an interactive exhibit of art and sound

Saturday December 23rd 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM The Church of St Joseph of the Palisades in West New York is hosting a children’s and adult choir performance of Christmas Carols. Get into the spirit and sing along! FREE All are welcome. Church of St Joseph of the Palisades  6401 Palisades Avenue 201-854-7006.

Saturday December 23rd 8:00 PM -10:00 PM & Sunday December 24th 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM (47 mins from Hoboken & JC) Enjoy a family friendly performance of the classic musical “The Sound of Music” at the State Theater in New Brunswick.  The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy®, and Academy Award®-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss”. Tickets start at $35

Sunday December 24th 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM (31 mins from Hoboken & JC)  Checking out New York’s world renowned holiday displays with the whole family has never been so fun! Join Watson Adventures and weave your way through the Midtown crowds on this scavenger hunt to discover hidden gems and learn new facts among the Fifth Avenue window displays, the Rockefeller Center tree, and the locations used in movies and books like Eloise, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Scrooged and more.

Sunday December 24th 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (30 mins from Hoboken & JC) Drop by The Montclair Art Museum’s Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork on view in the galleries. Open-ended activities are designed to spark creativity in artists of all ages and abilities with seasoned MAM studio instructors standing by to provide hands-on assistance and technical advice. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece. Please note the Museum closes early at 3 p.m. (activity is free with museum admission)

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