Things to Do in Bergen County Week of November 24

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Events Not to Miss:
 
Why: Enjoy a candy cane chute, skating with santa, Shrek the Halls and more holiday-themed fun at American Dream.
When: Friday November 26-Thursday December 23, select dates
Where: American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
 
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
 
Why: Make your way through more than 30 animal-themed lanterns at the zoo.
When: Thursdays-Sundays starting Friday November 26-Sunday January 30, 4-9 pm
Where: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
 
Why: The Peanuts crew discovers the true meaning of Christmas in this musical celebration of the TV classic.
When: Friday November 26, 1 pm and 4 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
 
Why: Put on your biggest holiday smiles. 
When: Friday November 26, Saturday November 27, Saturday December 11, check for available times
Where: Abma's Farm, 700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff
 
Why: A full day of family-friendly activities.
When: Saturday November 27, 11 am-6 pm
Where: Rock Rd., Glen Rock
 
Why: Celebrate Chanukah with a nightly lighting of the Jonathan Adler-designed menorah
When: Sunday November 28-Sunday December 5, nightly
Where: American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, Court A
 
Why: Celebrate the first of eight nights with a special holiday lighting.
When: Sunday November 28, 5:30 pm
Where: Memorial Park, Van Neste Square on E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
 
Why: Enjoy hot chocolate and caroling as the tree gets lit.
When: Sunday November 28, 4 pm
Where: The Hermitage, 335 Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus
 
Why: Celebrate the holiday with carnival rides, games, latkes, donuts and more Hanukkah fun.
When: Sunday November 28, 4:30-6 pm
Where: 375 Larch Ave., Bogota
 
Why: Support local and shop a number of vendors for the holidays.
When: Sunday November 28, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Paramus High School, 99 E Century Rd., Paramus
 
Why: Enjoy the ice menorah, glow show and fire truck gelt drop as the menorah is lit.
When: Tuesday November 30, 5:30 pm
Where: River Vale Town Hall, 406 Rivervale Rd., River Vale
 
Why: Join the RHOA star as she chats about her new book, The Pursuit of Porsha.
When: Tuesday November 30, 6 pm
Where: Bookends, 211 E Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood
 
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: 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
 
Bergen Gives Back:
 
Why: Help the community by donating to or making Kindness Kits, Food and Hygiene products and more for those in need.
When: Friday November 26-Sunday December 5 
Where: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 
 
Why: Neighbors helping neighbors in this program where you can request a free meal -- no questions asked. 
When: Ongoing
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: Come out to watch the famous floats and flying balloons.
When: Thursday November 25, 9 am-12 pm
Where: Macy's Herald Square, NYC
 
Why: Model trains make their way around the tracks.
When: Weekends starting Friday November 26-December 12, January 8-9, 1-5 pm
Where: 575 High Mountain Rd., North Haledon
 
Why: Model trains, for sale trains and more train fun chugging along.
When: Saturday November 27-Sunday November 28, 10 am-4 pm
Where: NJ Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
 
Why: All the construction-themed fun plus live music, Parade of Machines, Santa visit and more fun. Stay for the evening light show.
When: Now through 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
 
Why: Chug chug to see the model trains on display.
When: Weekends through December 5, 10 am-3 pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale
 
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: 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: Bring to family to build and decorate a delicious house for the holidays.
When: Friday December 3, 4 pm and 6 pm-Saturday December 4, 10 pm-4pm
Where: Stokes Farm, 23 DeWolf Rd., Old Tappan
 
Why: Experience the magic of this timeless holiday ballet.
When: Saturday December 4-Sunday December 5, 1 pm and 4:30 pm
Where: bergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
 
Why: Enjoy some frost-tea fun with the snow queen.
When: Sunday December 5, 3:30-5:30 pm
Where: Harmony Tea Room, 224 Fairview Ave., Westwood
 
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