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Polar Express Storytime

On Friday, December 9 at 7:00 pm, all Barnes and Noble stores are holding a Polar Express Party, highlighted by a special reading of the holiday classic. Of course hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas.
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Kidzense Holiday Events Guide

It's the Holidays and time to enjoy some great events from Winter Festivals to watching holiday favorites on the tele (TV) we have you covered.

NJ Dutch December Holidays of the Past
Date: December 2, 3 and 4 Friday - Sunday
Time: Friday and Saturday - 10am to 3pm Sunday - 1pm to 3pm
Summary: Decorated 1786 Van Riper-Hopper House Museum
Cookies from historical recipes, hot cider, songs, customs
Saturday afternoon - violin period holiday music
Admission: $4 Adult; $1 Child
Contact: 973-694-7192 Event Flyer

2011 Annual Light & Sound Show

Come see an amazing display of Model Trains and Lights in Union NJ
Show Times:
Friday Dec. 9th 7-10 pm
Saturday Dec. 10th 10 am - 8 pm;
Sunday Dec. 11th 11 am - 6 pm

Imagine that Museum Events (Must Make a reservation) or call (973) 966-8000

Breakfast with Santa at imaginethatmuseum
Sun., Dec. 18, 2011 at 9:45 a.m.
• Bring your wish-list!!!
• Children visit with Santa and his elves
• Enjoy a breakfast snack
• Stay and play all day!
• Parents can take lots of photos.
• Santa has a PRESENT for each paid child.

TUES., DEC. 27, 2011
Three times to choose from:
10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., -OR - 2:30 p.m.

Make your very own one-of-a kind snowman!!!
Pack in the fun while you build and design a "sock" man
complete with his black top hat and button nose!
$12.99 per child, $7.95 for adults.

Thurs., Dec. 29, 2011
10:30 a.m, 12:30 p.m., -OR- 2:30 p.m.
Stuff and fluff a fleece pillow to rest your head on this winter season!
Cozy up with this knot a pillow craft with your child and then
stay and play for the day with us!
$13.99 per child, $7.95 Adults.

Bergen PAC
December 18th at 4 PM
A Christmas Carol -
The quintessential Christmas Story brought to life on stage at the Bergen Performing Arts Center

Gingerbread Wonderland and craft show
Over a hundred gingerbread creations on display
Saturday, December 3
to Sunday, December 11, 2011
9:30am‐5pm daily • Friday, December 9 until 8pm
353 East Hanover Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07962

Whippany Railway Museum 20th Annual Santa Claus Special
It's the time of year when Santa Claus invites one and all to celebrate the coming Christmas Season with Family and Friends by riding the rails onboard the Whippany Railway Museum's
SANTA CLAUS SPECIAL excursion trains.

Holiday Light Spectacular @ Turtle Back Zoo - Saturdays and Sundays thru Jan 31. 5-9pm. Check website for additional days during the week. Glowing displays light the zoo. 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Holiday Lighting Ceremony at The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Dec 10th, 6pm-8pm. PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel. 732-335-0033

Season of Light @ The Newark Museum. Weekend of thru Dec 31. 2 pm. Holiday planetarium program! 49 Washington St. 973-596-6550.

Christmas Celebration - Adventure Aquarium. thru Jan 1. Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive. Camden. 856-365-3300. It’s Christmas…with the fishes! New this year, see the tree of a gazillion lights and our breathtaking light show as well as Scuba Santa in his all new Winter Wonderland Theater.

The Meischke Christmas Wonderland of Lights. Thur thru Sun evenings from 6pm. to 10pm. thru Dec 30. Featuring over a quarter-million lights arranged in a colorful walk-through display, the Wonderland of Lights will be setup at the karting track. NJ Motorsports Park. 47 Warbird Drive, Millville, NJ (856) 327-8000

The Polar Express: An IMAX Experience pulls into the nation’s largest IMAX® Dome Theater for a limited engagement just in time for the holidays. Liberty Science Center. Saturdays in Dec, and everyday during the last week in Dec.
222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City. 201.200.1000

Nutcracker Suite
December 17. Koslov Dance Studio will perform The Nutcracker Suite, a shortened orchestral version of The Nutcracker Ballet. the more popular numbers from the ballet, by Tchaikovsky and will be narrated for a young audience. On Christmas Eve, a young girl dreams her beloved toy comes to life. He becomes her Nutcracker Prince and dances his Clara through the land of sweets and defeats the wicked Mouse King. The music is amazing-- from the wild Russian dance to the slow and mysterious Arabian dance. It all flows together to create a magical night of exhilarating performances. 305 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River. 201-825-3366

Holiday TV Listings

Monday December 5th
8:00 PM on AMC A Christmas Carol
8:30 PM on ABC Family The Polar Express

Tuesday December 6th
8:30 PM Disney The Nightmare before Christmas
8:30 PM ABC Family Home Alone 2
9:00 PM TCM A Christmas Story (You'll shoot your eye out)

Wednesday December 7th
8:45 PM Encore The Santa Clause 2

Thursday December 8th
8:30 PM Disney Good Luck Charlie Brown It's Christmas
9:00 Syfy Elf

Friday December 9th
8:00-10:00 PM CH-2 Frosty the Snowman,Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus, The Elf on a Shelf
8:00 PM ABC Family The Santa Clause

Saturday December 10th
8:00 PM Disney The Polar Express
8:oo PM Encore Jingle All the Way

8:00 PM TNT Fred Claus