Sponsored Post: Join Saddle River Day School for an upcoming OPEN HOUSE on Monday November 15th at 6:30 pm and Friday December 3rd at 10:00 am to learn more about their Early Childhood Program, which includes Pre K 3, 4 and K. Saddle River Day School's mission is to educate each individual child so they can meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world with confidence and compassion.
Why: The wintry fun is back with ice skating, a kids zone, games, Santa's North Pole, food trucks and more.
When: Friday November 26-Sunday January 2, check schedule for times
Where: Van Saun Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Events Not to Miss:
What: Photos With Santa
Why: Put on your holiday smiles for a safe snap with Santa.
When: Friday November 12-Friday December 24, 11 am-8 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd., Paramus
Why: Embrace nature's beauty while slowing down and reflecting.
When: Saturday November 13, 10 am-1 pm
Where: American Outdoor School, 441 Route 9W, Alpine
Why: Join the first annual event with delish Thanksgiving eats amongst friends.
When: Saturday November 13, 6:30-9:30 pm
Where: Fresh & Fancy Farms, 575 River Rd., New Milford
What: Fall Boutique
Why: Shop til you drop from clothing, jewelry, gifts and more.
When: Sunday November 14, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Why: An eye- (and bubble) popping experience for the whole family.
When: Sunday November 14, 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
Why: Celebrate the beloved show with a special holiday episode viewing, arts & crafts, giveaways and a Blue appearance.
When: Tuesday November 16, 3:30-4:30 pm
Where: American Dream, Court A Level 1, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
What: Gina Schock
Why: The Go-Go's member talks about her new book Made in Hollywood.
When: Thursday November 18, 6 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 E Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
Bergen Gives Back:
Why: Clean out those closets and bring your new or lightly used clothing, accessories and home goods to benefit AHA and Strengthen Our Sisters.
When: Friday November 12-Sunday November 14
Where: Academy of Holy Angels, 315 Hillside Ave., Demarest
What: Maywood Rehab Sock Drive
Why: Drop off new socks to donate to local homeless shelters through Toasty Toes.
When: Now through Saturday November 20
Where: 100 West Magnolia Ave., Maywood
What: Lasagna Love
Why: Neighbors helping neighbors in this program where you can request a free meal -- no questions asked.
Where: Request a meal through their website
Why: Drop off select food and personal care items at Westwood Prime's donation box inside the shop to benefit Helping Hands Food Pantry.
When: Now through the next few weeks
Where: Westwood Prime, 190 Westwood Ave., Westwood
If you're heading out of Bergen:
Why: Shop for the holidays from hundreds of crafters and artists
When: Friday November 12-Saturday November 13, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday November 14, 10 am-5 pm
Where: 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
What: Holiday Train Show
Why: Model trains to celebrate the holiday season.
When: Saturday November 13-Sunday December 5, 10 am-3 pm, holiday market Saturday November 13-Sunday November 14
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale
What: Diggerland Winterfest
Why: All the construction-themed fun plus live music, Parade of Machines, Santa visit and more fun. Stay for the evening light show.
When: Starts Saturday November 13-November 28, 11 am-5 pm, light show begins Wednesday November 17, 5:30-9:30 pm
Where: Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
What: Autumn Dance Celebration
Why: A celebration of American Indian culture through music and dance.
When: Sunday November 14, 2-4 pm
Where: The Queens County Farm Museum, 7350 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park
Why: Walk as thousands of pumpkins light up the night.
When: Now through Sunday November 21, 6:30 pm
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson
Why: Ice skating, shopping, live shows and activities.
When: Now through March 2022
Where: Bryant Park, NYC
What: Santa Pictures
Why: Make and take holiday memories with Santa and friends.
When: Thursday November 18-Friday December 24, 10:15 am-7:45 pm
Where: Paramus Park, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus