Friday, December 7, 2012
Jewish Festival of Lights begins at sundown Saturday with party in West Orange.
Here are a few weekend events to keep the holiday spirit alive: Christmas Spectacular! Fri., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. Caldwell College Student Center $10; Caldwell College Students Free The Caldwell College Choir, Wind Ensemble and High School Honor Band will perform works featuring an international theme and conclude with a carol sing-along. Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour Sat., Dec. 8, Noon Various locations Free Historic homes throughout Essex will open their doors in unison for one spectacular weekend. Each will be dressed for the holiday season while offering entertainment, refreshments or educational information. Fees and times vary by location. 2012 participating houses include: Essex County Kip's Castle, Verona; Essex County Walther…
Friday, November 30, 2012
A guide to this weekend's tree lighting traditions.
Friday, November 30, 2012
It's the first weekend in December, which means it's time to light the Christmas trees in the Caldwells. Here's a guide to this weekend's festivities in Caldwell, North Caldwell and West Caldwell. Caldwell: Santa Claus will be escorted up Bloomfield Avenue by the Caldwell Fire Department to the Caldwell green (at Roseland Avenue) where he will lead caroling and the countdown to the tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. Photo-ops with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies, and a holiday auction will follow inside the Caldwell Firehouse. North Caldwell: The borough Christmas tree and menorah at town hall will be lit on Sunday, Dec. 2. Festivities will take place between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Santa will arrive on a North Caldwell firetruck. …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Enjoyable revival sets festive tone for the holidays.
Despite its utter lack of thematic connection to the holiday season, The Sound of Music always feels like a good fit when the sleigh bells start to ring. Paper Mill Playhouse scored a hit with this beloved family musical in 2003, when it closed on Dec. 14. This year, it’s back with full billing as a limited holiday engagement, which will extend to Dec. 30. James Brennan, who directed the 2003 revival, is back with an all-new cast and a more attractive and three-dimensional set. No need to rank which production was better because what we have, here and now, is a perfectly timed tribute to the magic of live theater and a worthy successor to the legacy of the final triumph authored by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The cast, too, shines brightly, …
Admission is free to this family-friendly annual event.
The following information is from the Essex County Executive's Office. The Sixth Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular is back at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. The exhibit features 50 animal and holiday-themed figures including bears, tigers and elephants illuminated by over 100,000 lights, along with holiday lights designed to look like wooden soldiers, stars and winter scenes. The event runs at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex (560 Northfield Avenue) through January 1st. From now until Dec. 14, it is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. After Dec. 14, it is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is free. “Turtle Back Zoo will be turned into a Winter …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Fundraiser with Santa photo-op, hot chocolate and cookies takes place each year after tree lighting on the Caldwell Green.
Santa's Little Firefighter Elves need your help. The Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department Holiday Bazaar Committee is currently soliciting baskets and donations for the annual Holiday Tricky Tray. This year's fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3, immediately following the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. on the Caldwell Green. During November, members of the fire department will be stopping by local businesses to pick up donations for the Tricky Tray, such as merchandise or services. Check donations should be made payable to the "Caldwell Vol. Fire Dept." For more information or to make a donation, contact the Holiday Bazaar Committee at 973-568-1424 or firstname.lastname@example.org. After Santa arrives on Bloomfield Avenue on a fire …