Things to Do in Bergen County Week of November 16

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist! 
Events Not to Miss:
Why: GSP lights up Santa with holiday music, food trucks, performances and much more.
When: Friday November 18, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Holiday tree lighting, live performances, plus an appearance by Santa. 
When: Friday November 18, starts at 4 pm
Where: Bergen Town Center, Route 4 East and Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: See if you've been naughty or nice and snap a shot with Santa.
When: Friday November 18-Saturday December 24, 11 am-5:15 pm
Where: Paramus Park, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
Why: Meet the author of Lucky's Adventure and her furry inspiration.
When: Saturday November 19, 12 pm
Where: Books and Greetings, 271 Livingston St., Northvale
Why: Storytime, play, meeting new friends, and more.
When: Saturday November 19, 9 am-11 am
Where: The Village Edgewater, 250 Old River Rd., Edgewater
Why: Learn about Thanksgiving feast foods and get ready for the holiday.
When: Sunday November 20, 3-4 pm
Where: Closter Nature Center, 154 Ruckman Rd., Closter
Why: Enjoy a fall-themed pretend play time.
When: Tuesday November 22, 10 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm
Where: Paper Street Play, 40 Park Ave., Park Ridge
Why: Enjoy the ride through thousands of light displays as you prepare for a happy holiday season.
When: Opens Wednesday November 23-Sunday January 1, 5-8 pm
Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Why: Bring your pup for pics with Santa.
When: Mondays through December 19, 4-7 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Bring your best holiday smiles with happy pics with Santa Claus.
When: Now through Saturday December 24, 11 am-7 pm
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Why: Explore animal-inspired lights with new displays for 2022.
When: Now through Sunday January 15, Thursdays and Sundays 4-8 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 4-9 pm
Where: The Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
If you're heading out of Bergen:
Why: Visit Santa's headquarters inspired by The Santa Clauses.
When: Now through Wednesday November 23, 4-11 pm
Where: Watermark NY, 78 South St., Pier 15, NYC
Why: Walk through a magical light experience with surprises, sculptures, and family photo ops.
When: Opens Friday November 18-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: Friday November 18-Friday December 30, 5-10 pm weekdays, 5-11 pm weekends
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center, 116 Garden State Pkwy., Holmdel
Why: Wander the animal-inspired lantern trails, plus holiday entertainment and tons of family fun.
When: Friday November 18-Sunday January 8, 9 am-5 pm
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Why: Visit the zoo under the lights and get dazzled by over 50 animal displays. 
When: Fridays-Sundays November 18-December 31, 5-9 pm 
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: Family fun from hayrides to honeybees.
When: Saturday November 19-Sunday November 20, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, 999 US 22, Phillipsburg
Why: Start your holiday shopping early with goods from local vendors.
When: Sunday November 20, 12-3 pm
Where: City Green, 171 Grove St., Clifton
Why: Explore more than 2 million lights as you make your way to the village carnival.
When: Wednesday November 23-Friday December 30, 5-8 pm
Where: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Pl., Augusta
Why: Chug on over for a model train display featuring countryside scenes.
When: Now through Sunday December 4, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale
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
Upcoming Events:
Why: Celebrate the season with holiday treats, ice sculptures, music and more family fun.
When: Saturday November 26, 12-3 pm
Where: Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
Why: Enjoy stories and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
When: Tuesday November 29, Wednesday December 7, Tuesday December 13, check schedule for times 
Where: Abma's Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
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