Things to Do in Bergen County Week of December 1

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Events Not to Miss:
 
Why: Bring to family to build and decorate a delicious house for the holidays.
When: Friday December 3, 4 pm and 6 pm-Saturday December 4, 10 pm-4pm
Where: Stokes Farm, 23 DeWolf Rd., Old Tappan
 
Why: Experience the magic of this timeless holiday ballet.
When: Saturday December 4-Sunday December 5, 1 pm and 4:30 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
 
Why: Get an up-close look at a TNC animal friend.
When: Saturday December 4, 2-3 pm
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
 
Why: Make your ho-ho-holidays extra jolly with a visit with Santa.
When: Weekends starting Saturday December 4-Sunday December 19, 1-3 pm
Where: Secor Farms, 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
 
Why: Santa, shopping, baked good and more holiday fun.
When: Saturday December 4, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Garretson Forge & Farm, 4-02 River Rd., Fair Lawn
 
Why: Next-level cookie decorating for you and your little.
When: Sunday December 5, 12 pm and 1 pm
Where: The Village Edgewater, 250 Old River Rd., Edgewater
 
Why: Holiday happiness includes a sing-a-long and Santa visit.
When: Sunday December 5, 4-5:30 pm
Where: Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main St., River Edge
 
Why: Meet the celeb chef, talk show host and author of the new book This Must Be The Place.
When: Sunday December 5, 12 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271G Livingston St., Northvale
 
Why: Enjoy some frost-tea fun with the snow queen.
When: Sunday December 5, 3:30-5:30 pm
Where: Harmony Tea Room, 224 Fairview Ave., Westwood
 
Why: Celebrate Chanukah with a nightly lighting of the Jonathan Adler-designed menorah
When: Now through Sunday December 5, nightly
Where: American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, Court A
 
Why: Get up close to the rock legend.
When: Wednesday December 8, 7 pm
Where: The Women's Club of Ridgewood, 215 West Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
 
Why: Enjoy a candy cane chute, skating with santa, Shrek the Halls and more holiday-themed fun at American Dream.
When: Now through Thursday December 23, select dates
Where: American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
 
Why: Make and take holiday memories with Santa and friends. 
When: Now through Friday December 24, 10:15 am-7:45 pm
Where: Paramus Park, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
 
Why: Have a happy holiday with a Santa photo shoot.
When: Now through Friday December 24, check schedule for photo times
Where: The Shops at Riverside, 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
 
Why: Put on your holiday smiles for a safe snap with Santa.
When: Now through Friday December 24, 11 am-8 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus
 
Why: Santa's back in town for photos with your fam.
When: Now through Friday December 24, check schedule for photo times
Where: Bergen Town Center, One Bergen Town Center, Paramus
 
Why: The wintry fun is back with ice skating, a kids zone, games, Santa's North Pole, food trucks and more.
When: Now through Sunday January 2, check schedule for times
Where: Van Saun Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
Why: Get glam and visit this immersive photo experience for unique holiday pics.
When: Now through Sunday January 2, reservations suggested
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus
 
Why: A drive-thru light experience on the farm.
When: Now through Saturday January 9, check schedule for daily times
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
 
Why: Make your way through more than 30 animal-themed lanterns at the zoo.
When: Thursdays-Sundays through Sunday January 30, 4-9 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
 
 
If you're heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: Food, live music and performances, and more holiday fun.
When: Saturday December 4, 10 am-8 pm
Where: St. Thomas Aquinas College, 125 Route 340, Sparkill
 
Why: The acapella group sings their classic X-mas songs.
When: Tuesday December 7, 7:30 pm
Where: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark
 
Why: The actress brings celeb friends on stage for some old school holiday fun.
When: Thursday December 9, 7:30 pm
Where: NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark
 
Why: Chug chug to see the model trains on display.
When: Weekends through December 5, 10 am-3 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale
 
Why: Brunch with the big guy on the farm.
When: Weekends through Sunday December 12, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
 
Why: Model trains make their way around the tracks.
When: Weekends through December 12, January 8-9, 1-5 pm
Where: 575 High Mountain Rd., North Haledon
 
Why: Stroll through the beaming lights and meet winter and animal characters along the way, plus more wintry fun on select days.
When: Now through Friday December 21, 5-9 pm
Where: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
 
Why: Climb aboard for a magical trip to the North Pole. 
When: Now through Thursday December 30, check schedule for daily times
Where: 1 Railroad Plz, Whippany
 
Why: Take a drive through a dazzling display of holiday lights at every turn.
When: Now through Sunday January 2, 5-10 pm Sundays-Thursdays, 5-11 pm Fridays and Saturdays
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center, 116 Garden State Pkwy, Holmdel
 
Why: Take a journey through holiday lanterns and enjoy special events from ice carving to holiday train rides.
When: Now through Sunday January 9, 3-8 pm
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
 
Why: Drive through more than 2 million lights and enjoy holiday rides, photos, skating and more.
When: Now through Sunday January 9, check schedule for daily times
Where: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta
 
Why: Ice skating, shopping, live shows and activities.
When: Now through March 2022
Where: Bryant Park, NYC
 
Upcoming Events:
 
Why: Get into the holiday spirit with a Santa visit, plust hot chocolate and caroling.
When: Thursday December 9, 5-7 pm
Where: Tice's Corner, 441 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake
 
Why: Warm up and enjoy s'mores by the bonfire.
When: Saturday December 11-Sunday December 12, Saturday December 18-Sunday December 19, 12-4 pm
Where: Secor Farms, 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
 
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