Things to Do in Bergen County: Week of December 18th

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We rounded up our favorite picks for fun family friendly events in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!

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Events Not To Miss:

What: Holiday Lights at Turtle Back Zoo: A Frozen Celebration
Why: Beautiful lights, holiday music and Elsa and Anna on hand for photos.
When: Friday, December 19- Sunday, December 21, 5-9pm, admission is FREE with canned and toy donation.
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange

What: ProMartial Arts Parents Night Out
Why: Drop em off for drop kicks and fun while you grab some alone time with the hubs.
When: Friday, December 19th, 5pm to 9pm, call 201-857-5111 to register
Where:140 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick

What: Breakfast with Santa
Why: Sit down for some eats with Santa for the last time this season.
When: Saturday, December 20, 8am-12pm, Call 201-652-1070 to reserve
Where: The Office, 32 Chestnut St., Ridgewood

What: 2nd Year Anniversary at World of Wings: A Holiday Celebration
Why: A blowout party featuring games and magic, face painting, Frozen, and photo opps with Santa.
When: Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21, 11:30am- 3pm, $11
Where: 1775 Windsor Rd., Teaneck

What: Camp Gaw Kids Open House
Why: Get them fitted and ready to rock for ski season.
When: Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21, 10am to 4pm
Where: Camp Gaw Mountain, Mahwah

What: Family Night Hike and Camp Fire
Why: An owl walk, music by the cozy campfire, hot chocolate and S’mores!
When: Saturday, December 20, 6:30, Free
Where: Closter Nature Center, 154 Ruckman Rd., Closter

What: American Girl Holiday Party
Why: A holiday party for your little girl and her mini BFF. In their festive attire, they can enjoy food, refreshments, and music.
When: Saturday, December 20, 3-5pm, Register online, $30 per child
Where: The Big Playhouse, 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood

What: BergenPAC’s A Christmas Carol
Why: A musical interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic, with witty dialogue and fresh new songs.
When: Sunday, December 21, Tickets start at $14
Where: BergenPAC, Englewood

What: Tutus and Bowties
Why: Call it the pre-pre-prom. Boys and Girls ages 6 and under in their Sunday best dance to holiday music and enjoy refreshments.
When: Sunday, December 21, 2-4pm, Register online, $15 per child
Where: The Big Playhouse, 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood

What: A Holiday Affair at the Closter Farmers Market
Why: An indoor holiday market with fresh and local foods, arts and crafts, gift baskets and much more.
When: Sunday, December 21, 9am-3pm, Santa visits 12-3pm
Where: St. Mary’s Church, 20 Legion Place, Closter

What: The Magic of David Caserta at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
Why: Humor and Illusions the whole family will love
When: Thursday, December 25th, 10:30am to 11:30am, tickets start at $10, purchase here
Where: 411 East Clinton Ave, Tenafly

If you’re heading out of Bergen…

What: The New Infinity Climber at Liberty Science Center
Why: Cure cabin fever with this exhilarating climbing structure suspended 40feet over the atrium floor.
When: Ongoing. (climbers must be 42 inches or over, smaller guests can climb on Explore, their smaller structure)
Where: 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City


What: Day of Fun at the YJCC
Why: A FREE day at the YJCC that is perfect for the entire family.  Enjoy the indoor pool, fitness classes, story time, scavenger hunt, ceramics, and much more.
When: Thursday, December 25, 9am-2pm
Where: Bergen County YJCC, 605 Pascack Rd., Washington Twp.

What: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Why: The classic tale taken from your favorite TV show and adapted for stage- your children (and you) will definitely be humming along.
When: Friday, December 26 & Saturday, December 27, Tickets start at $25
Where: NJPAC, Newark, NJ

What: Discover the Dinosaurs
Why: A lifelike Dino Experience featuring “touchable” dinos, a dig, inflatables and more.
When: Friday, December 26 thru Sunday, December 28, $25
Where: Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus

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