Things to Do in Bergen County Week of November 22

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We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist!
What: Cinderella - State Ballet Theatre of Russia
Why: Award-winning ballet dancers perform on stage in this classic, magical performance of Cinderella. 
When: Sunday, December 4 at 3pm, purchase tickets here or CLICK HERE for a chance to win 4 tickets!
Where: NJ Performing Arts Center, One Center Ave, Newark
Events Not to Miss:

What: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation
Take Turkey Day's morning tradition a step further by watching the iconic balloons come to life.
When: Wednesday, November 23, 3-10pm
Where: Near the Museum of Natural History, procession starting at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue, NYC
What: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 
Why: See the parade in person and check out the classic floats along with newbies (Trolls!) as they take their famous holiday stroll.
When: Thursday, November 24, 9am-12pm
Where: Starts at 77th Street and Central Park West, ends at Herald Square
Why: Burn off those calories before the big meal.
When: Thursday, November 24, 5K (9am) $30, Kids Fun Run (9:45am) $15
Where: 390 Doremus Avenue, Glen Rock
Why: Pinch us because this new wonderland sounds like a dream come true with open air ice skating, carousel rides, Santa’s North Pole Workshop and more. (The indoor/outdoor beer garden doesn’t hurt either.)
When: Opens Friday, November 25 and runs on select dates thru January 15, 5-8pm, Ages 6+/$15, Skate rental included in price of admission
Where: 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Why: Meet the adorable character and enjoy the free play.
When: Friday, November 25, 3:30-5:30pm, $28
Where: 316 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
Why: For your choo choo lovers, a model train all dressed up for the holidays.  Be sure to be there when Santa Claus visits on December 16 at 7pm!
When: Fridays from November 25 thru December 16, 6-9 pm, $5, Kids are FREE
Where: Donald Cooper Model Railroad, 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah
Why:  Live entertainment, ice sculptures, a horse drawn hayride around town and more. Stop by the Bergen Mama table and say hi!
When: Saturday, November 26, 12-3pm
Where: Van Neste Square, Ridgewood
Why: The perfect day to check out this wonderful school.
When: Saturday, November 26, 10:30am-12pm
Where: 21 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs
Why: Because The Odd Squad needs your help at this awesome live show. 
When: Sunday, November 27, 2pm & 5:30pm
Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood
Why: Because your kids and your pets both want a moment on Santa’s lap.
When: Daily now thru Christmas Eve, Santa Paws nights are Mondays (November 21 thru Monday, December 19), 6-9pm
Where: Macy’s Court, Paramus
Why: Stories and songs for babies up to 2 years old.  
When: Fridays from 10:30-11:30am, No registration required
Where: 49 Park Ave., Westwood
Why: The hilarious redhead signs her new book “Celebrity Run-Ins.”
When: Friday, November 25, 11am
Where: 271G Livingston St., Northvale
Why: Play it cool this holiday season and book your spot with Santa ahead of time. 
When: Now thru December 24
Where: South Court, Paramus
Why: See this spectacular train show in its last year.
When: Sundays in November and December until Sunday, December 18, 1-4pm, $1
Where: 620 Cliff St., Hohokus
Why: A 4 mile race/run through beautiful Ridgewood.
When: Rescheduled for Sunday, November 29, 9am
Where: 335 N. Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood
If you’re heading out of Bergen:
Why: Take a winter stroll under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters.
When: Now thru January 2 (on select dates), 5-9pm, FREE
Where: 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
Why: A winter wonderland across 250 acres with an expansive model train show, kids activitites, live music and more.  Check out their Bar Car nights for even more live entertainment and of course, yummy hot beverages!
When: Now thru January 16, Ages 2-12/$18, Adults/$30
Where: Bronx, NY
Why: Be at the farm when Santa drops in, or stop by over the weekend and pick up a Christmas tree.
When: Friday, November 25, Noon
Where: 2185 State Route 32, Modena, NY
Why: Combining the time-honored tradition of meeting Santa Claus with technological wizardry.
When: Now thru December 24
Where: One Ridge Hill Boulevard Yonkers, NY
Why: NJ’s largest walk-through animated Christmas display. 
When: Now thru December 24, (Mondays thru Saturday, 11am-8pm & Sundays 12-5pm) 
Where: 437 US Highway 46, Fairfield
Why: Ice skate at the iconic skating rink, do some holiday shopping, and eat tasty delights at this open air market.
When: Now thru March 5, 8am-10pm
Where: Between 5th & 6th Ave and 40th St. & 42nd Ave., NYC
Why: Your little monkey get curious like George as they explore key concepts in science, math, and engineering.
When: Now thru January 8, Curious George appearances are November 25th, December 28th & 29th. 
Where: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City
Why: The famous duo stop by Abma’s for pics.
When: Saturday, November 26 & December 3, December 10 & December 12, 11am-3pm
Where: 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
Why:  Living history open-house with hot cider, treats, music, stories, games, and more.
When: Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27, 1-4pm, FREE
Where:  Kearney House, Alpine Picnic Area, Alpine
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