It's certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas out there with all the music, shopping, decorating and lights. Now that the holiday season is officially in full swing, we’re sure that your list of “must attend” holiday events is building exponentially and we're about to make it burst at the seams. With its rich history, many of New Jersey's local museums, homes, venues and towns are celebrating the holidays in the spirit of yesteryear. Whether you are a history buff or a holiday fiend, we’re sure you will find many ways to go back in time to experience the Historic Holidays here in the Garden State.
Many NJ families journey into Manhattan to adore the towering Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center each year. This week, NYC welcomed an 80-foot Norway spruce who survived Hurricane Sandy! What many don’t realize is that this freshly-cut tree is from Flanders, New Jersey. Though you may not be in the market for an 80-footer this year, rest assured – there are plenty of sizes to go around. Before you get down to decking-the-halls or stealing a kiss from underneath the mistletoe, check out our list of Christmas tree farms and find the perfect tree for your very own merry little Christmas.
The holiday season is a wonderful time to relax, catch up with loved ones, and take part in special holiday traditions: visiting Santa, going for sleigh rides and of course, checking out the amazing holiday light displays. Many towns in New Jersey have their own tree lighting celebrations but we’re focusing on the biggies. These five holiday light displays are sure to wow even the Scrooge in your family. So bundle up the kids and head out to one of these illuminating shows!
If the words ‘Black Friday’—the term used to describe the day after Thanksgiving in which many stores have monster sales and people hurt themselves just to get to them—send you into a tizzy, just relax. We’ve got some good news for your November 23rd. When you and the kiddies need to burn off those turkey calories, consider checking out these “fun for the whole family” Black Friday events.
Whilst we are busy being thankful, it’s also ok to plan. It leaves more time for thankfulness on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever cooked a giant meal without a plan, you know that you weren’t as thankful on that day. You were more sweaty and unkempt and feeding people from the stovetop, than filled with gratitude. To avoid any future appreciation pit-falls, we’ve assembled a handy guide to help you get your meal on the table, and be happy about it.
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