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Holiday Events Near Newport

Dec 7, 2020

It’s the holiday season at Newport and we’re excited to celebrate! Even with festivities looking a little different this year, there are still plenty of ways to safely enjoy the season. We’ve rounded up the best socially-distanced and outdoor options happening right here in Jersey City. So bring a mask and check out these terrific Holiday Events near Newport!     

Menorah Lighting Ceremony at City Hall 

On December 10th at 3:00pm, City Hall is hosting a Menorah Lighting to commemorate the beginning of Hanukkah. Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is observed from December 10th-18th this year. This event is organized by the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs and is a great way to celebrate the start of the holiday!


The Happy Holiday Market     

This upcoming weekend and next, hop on over to The Happy Holiday Market for an open-air market featuring fine art and hand-crafted goods by local artisans. The market is operating at two locations simultaneously this year, so be sure to stop by both the Grove St. PATH plaza and the heated rooftop at The Ashford. The Ashford will also be offering drink specials, giveaways and an appearance by Santa! Find more info here.

JC Women’s Collaborative Holiday Bazaar

Jersey City Women’s Collaborative is teaming up with Xtina’s Shop this year to host a holiday market featuring all women-owned businesses on Saturday, December 12th. Support local female artists and makers while shopping for art, vintage and classic clothing, vinyl records, handmade items, and more! The Bazaar will take place at The Hive Goods--a multi-disciplinary art and culture studio--and Deep Space Gallery. Find more event info here.


Holiday Adventures at Liberty Science Center

There’s all kinds of holiday fun to be had at Liberty Science Center this year! Highlights include a Snowflake Maze, Sock Skating Rink (made entirely of synthetic ice!), and their Laser Wonderland: Holiday Light and Music Show. Capacity is limited as a safety precaution, so make sure you book your tickets and reserve your spot beforehand.


Miracle on Mercer 

Franklin Social hosts this adorable pop-up cocktail bar again this year, with holiday-inspired drinks sure to get you in the seasonal spirit! Enjoy cocktails like the Snowball Old Fashioned and Christmas Carol Barrel, with to-go cocktail options offered as well. Be sure to keep an eye out for special events like their Ugly Sweater contest scheduled for December 15th. For more info, check here.


We hope you get to check out these great Holiday Events near Newport! Show us where you’re getting festive by tagging us at #YourNewport!