Things to Do in and Around Bergen County Week of November 8

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
Events Not to Miss:
Why: Stroll through the zoo filled with animal-inspired lanterns.
When: Thursday November 9-Sunday January 14, 4-8 pm Sundays-Thursdays, 4-9 pm Fridays-Saturdays
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: The big guy is back for meet and greets and special smiles.
When: Friday November 10-Sunday December 24, 11 am-7 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Welcome in the holiday season with drones, food trucks, and of course, Santa.
When: Saturday November 11, 5-7 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Hop into the pilot's seat and pretend to take flight.
When: Saturday November 11, 10:30 am-4 pm
Where: New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame, 400 Fred Wehran Dr., Teterboro
Why: The Backstreet Boy is back to Bergen for his solo act.
When: Sunday November 12, 7 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Get in some more fall fun with a magic show, Armenian food, balloons, and more.
When: Sunday November 12, 12-7 pm
Where: St. Thomas Armenian Church, 174 Essex Dr., Tenafly
Why: The actor and NCIS star signs his new book with co-author Leon Carroll Jr., Ghosts of Honolulu. 
When: Tuesday November 14, 6 pm
Where: Books & Greetings, 271 Livingston St., Northvale
Why: Thousands of Chinese lanterns light up American Dream in these dazzling displays.
When: Now through Sunday December 31, 1-8:30 pm
Where: American Dream, One American Dream Way, East Rutherford
If You're Heading Out of Bergen:
Why: The stars of the beloved kids' series hit the stage in a new live story.
When: Saturday November 11-Sunday November 12, 10 am and 2 pm
Where: State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Why: It's all aboard for a magical ride to the North Pole with dancing elves, Santa, and more holiday cheer.
When: Thursday November 9-Saturday December 30, select available times
Where: 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany
Upcoming Events:
Why: Day-long activities include Santa pics, Z100 entertainment, storytime, and a tree lighting.
When: Friday November 17, 11 am-5:30 pm
Where: Bergen Town Center, Route 4 East & Forest Ave., Paramus
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