Things to Do in Bergen County Week of December 14

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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: Trees and treats and this farm fun activity. 
When: Thursdays and Fridays through December 16, 4-7 pm
Where: Fresh & Fancy Farms, 575 River Rd., New Milford
Why: Snap a shot with Santa and enjoy kids' activities and last-minute holiday shopping from local vendors.
When: Saturday December 17, 4-7 pm
Where: Big Blue Swim School, 305 Route 17 South, Paramus
Why: Learn the art of Japanese wrapping, then stay for gift shopping (and sushi!) at the pop up shop.
When: Saturday December 17, 2:30-4 pm
Where: Jugemu, 156 Piermont Rd., Cresskill
Why: Watch a live performance of the classic tale, with a twist.
When: Saturday December 17, 7 pm, Sunday December 18, 4 pm
Where: The Hermitage, 335 North Franklin Tpke., Ho-Ho-Kus
Why: Shop for your last-minute gifts and stop by the mimosa bar for a little treat for you.
When: Saturday December 17, 11-4 pm
Where: Hunt & Orchard, 30 Cottage Pl., Ridgewood
Why: Decorate a super sweet house with your sweet family.
When: Saturday December 17 and Sunday December 18, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
Where: Stokes Farm, 23 Dewolf Rd., Old Tappan
Why: Crafts and craft beers at the farm.
When: Saturday December 17-Sunday December 18, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Stokes Farm, 23 DeWolf Rd., Old Tappan
Why: Visit Santa at his house in Ridgewood.
When: Saturday December 17, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
Why: Bake rugelach with your mini me. 
When: Sunday December 18, 9:30-11 am
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 12-14 Emerson Plaza, Emerson
Why: Come out for the annual parade and holiday celebration. 
When: Sunday December 18, 6 pm
Where: Prospect Firehouse, 238 W Clinton Ave., Bergenfield
Why: Visit the farm's Christmas village — and Santa — in December. 
When: Santa available weekends in December through December 18, 12-3 pm, Village open 8 am-7 pm Saturdays, 10 am-5 pm Sundays
Where: Lupardi's Nursery, 75 Blanch Ave., Closter
Why: Visit Santa in the garden, take a 'Toys 'R Us' train ride, and snap photos at the holiday scene.
When: Now through Saturday December 31, 7 am-10 pm
Where: American Dream, One American Dream Way, East Rutherford
Why: The annual wintry celebration is back with ice skating, treats, rides, and more.
When: Now through Monday January 2, check schedule for available times
Where: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
If you're heading out of Bergen:
Why: The classic ballet gets updated with a contemporary twist.
When: Saturday December 17, 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Where: NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark
Why: Walk through the manor and enjoy the spirit of the holidays.
When: Fridays-Sundays through December 18, 10 am-4 pm
Where: 1304 Sloatsburg Rd., Ringwood
Why: Have a happy holiday filled with farm fresh foods with Santa and his helpers.
When: Weekends through December 18, 10 am and 12 pm
Where: Alstede Farms, One Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
Why: Walk through a magical light experience with surprises, sculptures, and family photo ops.
When: Now through Friday December 30, check schedule for available times
Where: Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem, NY
Why: Experience holiday magic as you drive through dazzling light displays and animations.
When: Now through Friday December 30, 5-10 pm weekdays, 5-11 pm weekends
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center, 116 Garden State Pkwy., Holmdel
Why: Visit the zoo under the lights and get dazzled by over 50 animal displays. 
When: Now through December 31, 5-9 pm 
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Explore more than 2 million lights as you make your way to the village carnival.
When: Now through Friday December 30, 5-8 pm
Where: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Pl., Augusta
Why: Climb aboard for this once-in-a-lifetime train ride from the iconic story.
When: Now through Friday December 30, check schedule for available times
Where: Whippany Station, Whippany
Why: King Tut comes to life as you explore the tomb and discover hidden facts.
When: Now through Sunday January 1, 10 am-8 pm weekdays, 9 pm weekends
Where: Pier 36, 299 South St., NYC
Why: Celebrate the season with this illuminating display of playful light installations.
When: Now through Sunday January 8, check schedule for time
Where: 1899 Park Blvd. East Meadow, NY
Why: Wander the animal-inspired lantern trails, plus holiday entertainment and tons of family fun.
When: Now through Sunday January 8, 9 am-5 pm
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Sock skating rink, snowflake maze, holiday train, and so much more.
When: Now through Sunday January 1, normal operating hours
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Upcoming Events:
Why: Fun activities include yoga, snow globe-making, crafts, baking, and more.
When: Monday December 26-Friday December 30, 9-11 am
Where: The Village Edgewater, 250 Old River Rd., Edgewater
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