Things to Do in Bergen County Week of December 8

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Events Not to Miss:
 
Why: Shop the holidays and warm up by the fire.
When: Thursdays-Sundays, December 9-December 19, Thursdays-Fridays 4-7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11 am-3 pm
Where: Fresh & Fancy Farms, 575 River Rd., New Milford
 
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: Join the comedian for a much-needed night of lols.
When: Friday December 10, 8 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
 
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
 
Why: A special performance to get into the holiday spirit, plus treats and a visit with Santa. 
When: Saturday December 11, 1-2:30 pm
Where: Fresh & Fancy Farms, 575 River Rd., New Milford
 
Why: Stop in for a visit with the big guy.
When: Saturday December 11, 10 am, Sunday December 12, 12 pm, Saturday December 18, 1 pm
Where: Books & Greetings, 271G Livingston St., Northvale 
 
Why: Bring new socks or PJs and enjoy tours and activities at the zoo.
When: Saturday December 11, 10 am-3 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
Why: Enjoy bites from this new pizzeria plus special visit with Santa and free pics.
When: Saturday December 11, 11 am-2 pm
Where: Gigi and Mario, City Place, 86 The Promenade, Edgewater
 
Why: Let Santa's little helper deliver beautifully wrapped treats to your home or to someone you love.
When: Order now for delivery from Thursday December 16-Sunday December 19
Where: Local towns
 
Why: Make your ho-ho-holidays extra jolly with a visit with Santa.
When: Weekends through Sunday December 19, 1-3 pm
Where: Secor Farms, 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
 
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: Catch your fave holiday movie celebs in one spot, including Melissa Joan Hart, Jack Wagner and Joey Lawrence.
When: Friday December 10, 12-8 pm, Saturday December 11, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday December 12, 10 am-5 pm
Where: NJ Expo Center, Edison 
 
Why: Music, food trucks, crafts, games and more family fun.
When: Saturday December 11, 11 am-3 pm
Where: Rockland Farm Alliance, 220 South Little Tor Rd., New City
 
Why: Hit the street for tree decorating, music, entertainment, crafts and more.
When: Sunday December 12, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Downtown Nyack
 
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: Let the Queens County Farm light up your life.
When: Now through Sunday January 9, 4:30-9 pm
Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Queens
 
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: Stop by for a visit with Santa Claus.
When: Saturday December 18, 12-2 pm
Where: Memorial Park, Van Neste Square, East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
 
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