Things to Do in Bergen County Week of December 7

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Sponsored PostDown to Earth Living, in Pomona, New York, has once again pulled out all the stops to help us deck our halls in style.  Their winter wonderland, complete with life-like Santas, artificial pre-lit Christmas trees, friendly life-size reindeer, hundreds of exclusive ornaments and decorations, and plenty of life-like, furry animals (a favorite with our littlest shoppers) will kick your holiday spirit into high gear!
We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist! 
Events Not to Miss:
Why: Visit with Santa and enjoy treats and caroling.
When: Thursday December 8, 5-7 pm
Where: Tice's Corner, 441 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake
Why: Watch a live performance of the classic tale, with a twist.
When: Friday December 9, Saturday December 10, Saturday December 17, 7 pm, Sunday December 18, 4 pm
Where: The Hermitage, 335 North Franklin Tpke., Ho-Ho-Kus
Why: Celebrate with Santa and arts & crafts.
When: Saturday December 10, 9 am-12 pm
Where: The Village Edgewater, 250 Old River Rd., Edgewater
Why: Bring your best smiles for holiday pics on the farm.
When: Saturday December 10, check schedule for available times
Where: Abma's Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Meet the Sopranos star and author of The Perfume Burned His Eyes.
When: Sunday December 11, 1 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Why: Enjoy stories and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
When: Tuesday December 13, check schedule for times 
Where: Abma's Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why: Enjoy the movie, plus surprise character appearances, crafts, and more.
When: Tuesday December 13, 3-5 pm
Where: American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
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: 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: 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: Christmas movie celebs, tree lighting, holiday games, and so much more.
When: Friday December 9-Sunday December 11, check schedule for daily times
Where: New Jersey Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Why: Spend the night with the former Glee star as he performs some of his songs.
When: Sunday December 11, 7 pm
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
Why: Watch the trains rolling in, including Thomas and Friends. 
When: Weekends through Sunday December 11, Saturday January 7-Sunday January 8, 12-5 pm
Where: 575 High Mountain Rd., North Haldedon
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: 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
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