Holiday events are continuing to grow and are far from over. With the influx of activities, workshops, light shows, gift markets and much more it can be overwhelming to pick and choose the appropriate event for your family. Here are various options, ranging from theater to card-making, that are holiday-themed, economical and family-friendly.
HDSID Tree Lighting
Pedestrian Mall, Newark Ave
Light shows and tree lighting is an essential part of the holiday season. The Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony will commence at Pedestrian Hall on Tuesday, December 10, 6:00 pm – 6:30pm. Join the Mayor in celebrating the holiday season as they light the Christmas tree and Menorah. A special bonus: kids will have the opportunity to make ornaments and take them home. Busy Bee Organics will be selling its famous S’mores Hot Cocoa from 5-7 PM and you won’t want to miss it!
Jersey City Nutcracker
165 Newark Ave
Nimbus Dance Works is back with their annual production of the Jersey City Nutcracker! This is a popular Holiday tradition and Nimbus Dance Works delivers in bringing this musical favorite to fruition. Amidst colorful sets, costumes, a brightly adorned tree, youth and adults alike are touched by this tale of Christmas spirit. You can see it starting December 13th.
Happy Holiday Market
Grove Street PATH Plaza
One of the most popular places to gather in JC is downtown at the Grove Plaza. Here you can shop with an array of designs hand selected artisans & crafters while the little ones peruse the many toys available while sipping on hot cocoa.
DT234 Gallery & Art Studio
234 York St
Another creative and FREE option is an art class engaging children in creative thinking while focusing on holiday-themed paintings and crafts. Kids will have fun creating their whimsical winter art piece together with the help of an instructor helping them every step of the way! The workshop is on December 14th from 1PM to 2PM. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Christmas Carol
Art House Production, 262 17th St
Catch a performance of A Christmas Carol created and directed by Reid Farrington starting December 11th. Enjoy a live mash-up of over 100 years of A Christmas Carol films. Tickets are available online.
HCCC Holiday Event
Gabert Library, 71 Sip Ave
Stop by Hudson County Community College’s free holiday event for a bunch of kid-friendly activities and photos with Santa! The library will be transformed into a winter wonderland on December 14th from noon to 3PM.