Things to Do in Bergen County Week of January 3

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
 
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Events Not To Miss:
 
Why: Party like it’s 1999 as the legendary artist is honored and celebrated in this electric show.
When: Friday January 4, 8 pm, $29-$49
Where: Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
 
Why: Hang with the super pup and enjoy open play, balloons and glitter tats.
When: Friday January 4, 3:30-5:30 pm, kids/$28
Where: The Big Playhouse, 312 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
 
Why: Make a masterpiece at this fun program for any age.
When: Friday January 4, 4-5:30 pm
Where: Paramus Public Library, 116 East Century Rd., Paramus
 
Why: Become an owl expert and meet a new feathered friend.
When: Sunday January 6, 10:30 am-12 pm, member/$3, non-member/$6
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Why: Kids enjoy the crisp outdoors and learn about the magic of winter.
When: Pre-K, Tuesdays January 8, 15 and 22, 1st and 2nd Grade, Wednesdays January 9, 16 and 23, 3rd through 6th Grade, Thursdays January 10, 17 and 24
Where: The Closter Nature Center, 154 Ruckman Rd., Closter
Why: Ages 6 to 10 bake and decorate hot cocoa cupcakes and craft a winter wreath.
When: Wednesday January 9, 4-5:30 pm, $30
Where: The Crafty Kitchen, 51 Prospect Place, Hillsdale
 
Why: Drop off for storytime, craft and a visit to the petting zoo.
When: Mondays January 7-January 28 or Tuesdays January 8-29, Mondays February 4-25 or Tuesdays February 5-26, 10-11:30 am, $80 for 4 weeks.
Where: Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
 
Why: Get in the last few days of this awe-inspiring display of lights set to music, for the final time.
When: Sundays-Thursday, 4:45-11 pm, Fridays-Saturdays, 4:30-11:30 pm, donations welcome for American Heart Association
Where: 38 Evergreen Place, Demarest
 
Why: Race down a snowy mountain in a tube or practice ski skills in the cool outdoors.
When: Mondays-Thursdays, 2-8 pm, Fridays 1-10 pm, Saturdays 8:30 am-10 pm, Sundays 8:30 am-8 pm, $22-$45
Where: Campgaw Mountain, 200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah
 
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
 
Why: Relive the magical icy adventure with Elsa and Anna, plus special appearance by Mickey and friends.
When: Thursday January 3-Sunday January 6, check schedule for times, $25-$145
Where: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark
 
Why: The legendary film and extraordinary score performed live.
When: Saturday January 5, 3 pm and 8 pm, $35-$125
Where: NJ PAC, Once Center St., Newark
 
Why: Steam and diesel trains, Thomas and Friends and more in this huge display.
When: Saturday January 5-Sunday January 6, 1-5 pm, kids under 12/free, adults/$6
Where: Garden State Model Railway Club, 575 High Mountain Rd., North Haledon
 
Why: Sing along to your faves from “Summer Nights” to “Greased Lightning.”
When: Sunday January 6, 3 pm, $15
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
 
 
 
What: Holiday Train Show
Why: Model trains make their way through Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Rockefeller Center in this huge display.
When: Now through Monday January 21, 10 am-6 pm Tuesdays-Sundays, weekends: kids/$18, adults/$30, weekdays: kids/$10, adults/$23
Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
 
Why: The Doc is in! Kids step into the doctor’s role as they perform check-ups and groom toy pets.
When: Now through Sunday January 27, free with admission
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
Why: A dazzling display of model trains that travel from NYC to the North Pole.
When: Now through Sunday February 3, Monday-Friday 8 am-8 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm
Where: New York Transit Museum Gallery & Store, 89 East 42nd St., NYC
Why: Show some love to the original Disney icon with over 16,000 square feet of Mickey paraphernalia, art and history.
When: Open Tuesdays-Sundays through February 10, 10 am-8 pm, $38
Where: 60 10th Ave., NYC
 
What: Bear Mountain Ice Rink Opening
Why: Lace up the skates for a cool family day on the rink.
When: Now through March 3, check website for session times, $5
Where: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Route 9W N, Bear Mountain
 
Why:  A winter wonderland filled with ice skating, holiday shopping, and tasty treats.
When: Now through Sunday March 3, 8 am-10 pm
Where: Between 40th and 42nd Street and Fifth and Sixth Aves., NYC
 
 
Why: Play detective for the day and solve a murder mystery.
When: Now through Monday May 27, available with combination or premium pass
Where: Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
 
Why: Dancing, singing and plenty of hug time with Poppy and friends.
When: Now through Sunday May 12, 10 am-9 pm weekdays, 9 am-8 pm weekends, $25
Where: 218 West 57th Street, NYC
 
Upcoming:
 
What: Art Fest
Why: Painting, sculpting and decorating for kids and adults.
When: Saturday January 12, 11 am-3 pm, $15
Where: Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Rd., Township of Washington
 
Why: Dino lovers learn about fossils then build a mighty lego dinosaur.
When: Sunday January 13, 2-3 pm, member/$25, non-member/$30
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
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