Top Holiday Events In And Near Jersey City 2018

Top Holiday Events In And Near Jersey City 2018

Dec 18, 2018

Are you looking to get festive this holiday season and think it's too late?  Great news, there are still lots of fun things to do in and around Jersey City.

  • Essex County Turtle Back Zoo (December 7 – 31)
  • Handcrafted Holidays The Stickley Museum (November 23rd - the of the year)
  • New Jersey Ballet: The Nutcracker (November through December!)
  • Holiday Market and Craft Fair (December 17th - 22nd)
  • The 6th Annual Jersey City Mayor’s Holiday Concert! (December 23rd)
  • TThe Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular (November 9, 2018 through January 1, 2019)

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave, West Orange

Free Admission *Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats.

Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters.  Get your selfie with the various lighted zoo animals or take a photo with Mr. and Mrs. Clause.

Handcrafted Holidays The Stickley Museum

2352 NJ-10, Morris Plains

It's not too late to shop and enjoy an old fashioned season with friends and family and the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.  The museum puts on all sorts of holiday decorations and displays them in wonderful ways.

Tours run Thursday through Sunday at 12:15 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM and 3:15 PM. Standard museum admission still applies.


New Jersey Ballet: The Nutcracker

This year marks the 48th anniversary of New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker, making it the longest running original professional production in the state. The production debuted in Millburn in 1971 with international star of New York City Ballet Edward Villella as the Cavalier. Since then, the company has given approximately 800 performances in theatres throughout New Jersey, with more than 5,000 dancers and children, and over a million viewers. Many in the audience who saw the production as children now bring their own children and grandchildren to see this cherished holiday tradition.


Holiday Market and Craft Fair

Grove Street Plaza, Jersey City

The HDSID and Artist & Maker Market are pleased to announce their Holiday Market!  The Market will be filled with tons of unique & fun specialty goods to satisfy all of your holiday shopping needs.

Come shop at the Grove PATH Plaza Artist & Maker Market filled with one of a kind diverse gift items created by brilliant artisans & crafters including art, jewelry, home accessories, clothing, & more at holiday budget friendly prices!!

The market will be open December 10th, 13th and the 17th-21st from 4 PM – 8 PM! The last day to shop will be December 22nd from 12 PM- 5 PM!  Lot's of food and great live entertainment will be available throughout the fair.  Don't worry even Santa will be there for those that want to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what they want for Christmas.

The 6th Annual Jersey City Mayor’s Holiday Concert!

Do you remember . . .long ago, when we were all kids, there was one Christmastime when you went to a big old theatre downtown, the kind that looked like a palace, for a special holiday show. There was a concert of beautiful voices and music from one of the biggest pipe organs you’d ever seen or heard. Plus you got to sing along to some of the songs. And then you enjoyed a holiday movie on the theatre’s enormous screen.

No matter if this is one of your most cherished memories -- or a memory you wish you had -- now you can re-live it!  And bring your kids too!

Live Holiday Concert PLUS Sing-Along.  Some traditions are worth keeping.  Enjoy the most cherished music of the season performed by Taresa Blunda and Howard Richman, accompanied by the power and majesty of the Loew’s extraordinary Wonder Morton pipe organ, played by Bernie Anderson.  PLUS -- relive a great old movie palace tradition: an audience sing along with words projected on screen.

December 23 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Admission for BOTH the Concert AND Movie is just
$12 adults, $8 kids (12 & under) & seniors.


The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular

Radio City Music Hall at Rockefeller Center

The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is an annual musical holiday stage show presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The 90-minute show features more than 140 performers and an original musical score, and combines singing, dancing, and humor with traditional scenes. The star performers are the women's precision dance troupe the Rockettes. Since the first version was presented in 1933, the show has become a New York Christmas tradition. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular runs from November 9, 2018 through January 1, 2019.