THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER. Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian dances have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed. 4 & 8pm. $40 & %40. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
CANDLELIGHT TOURS. Explore early 20th century holiday traditions and Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season on special after-hours guided Candlelight Tours of the decorated Log House. 5:30 - 7pm. $5 Member; $12 Non-Member. 2352 Route 10 West.
HOLIDAY EVENTS AT MUSEUMS IN DRAKESVILLE PARK. Victorian Santa Claus and carolers will visit the King House and King Store Museums. Take a picture with Father Christmas in the circa 1878 Queen Anne House. Soup Supper next door at Silas Riggs Saltbox House. Museums also open for tours on 12/9 6 - 9pm. Free. 209-213 Main Street.
HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE. Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. 10am - 2pm. $39. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
EVERGREEN CHRISTMAS TREE. Create a long-lasting festive tree for your holiday table using fresh boxwood, holly, and assorted winter greens. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $45. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
15TH ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR. Purchase gifts that support ten local and international charities. Plus fair trade items: handcrafted clothing, accessories, kitchen, and décor 8:30am. 21 Normandy Heights Rd.
WALPACK CHRISTMAS. Enjoy a Walpack Christmas at the Rosenkrans Museum and the Walpack Methodist Episcopal Church in the historic village of Walpack Center on December 1 and 2 and December 8 and 9 and 10 from 1pm to 4 pm. Both buildings will be decorated for the holidays and staffed with volunteers from the Walpack Historical Society. Come and experience Christmas traditions and exhibits from a late nineteenth-century rural farming community. 10 - 5. Old Mine Road.
HOUSTON PERSON WITH THE DAVE LEONHARDT TRIO. As eclectic as he is talented, Person has recorded everything from disco and gospel to pop and r&b, in addition to his trademark, soulful hard bop. David Leonhardt is a veteran jazz pianist with over 45 years of professional experience. 3pm. $35/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY. Music, refreshments, tree lighting and Santa at Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site. 1 - 3pm. Route 46 and Ramseyburg Road.
GLEN MILLER ORCHESTRA. 3pm. $29 - $44. 234 Spring Street.
SHIPPEN MANOR HOLIDAY TOURS. Tour a c. 1754 ironmaster’s mansion associated with c. 1741 Oxford Furnace. Hear colonial and Victorian holiday customs. Period music, costumed docents. Tours begin at 1, 2, and 3 pm. Donation encouraged.. 8 Belvidere Ave.
MINI-GARDEN GIFT MAKING SIP AND PLANT. 4 - 5:30pm. $10. Belvidere Community Center, 301 Second Street.
CHILDRENS GARDEN GIFT MAKING. Kids can learn about succulents and create 2 mini-terrarium gardens to give as gifts this year. Must pre-register, under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 4 - 5:30pm. $10. Catherine Dickson Hoffman Library.
GOAT YOGA- TOTES GOATS. Come meet the fun and frisky Joeybagadonuts, Mica, Shay, Coconut, Mini Mocha, Baby Bells, Rasha and Namaste. Registration is followed by an hour of Yoga with a certified instructor, and wraps up with a half hour to ask questions, take pictures and hang with their lovely goat yoga staff. Yoga is Vinyasa, a beginner style that is good for anyone! 6pm. Free.. 150 Snake Den Road.
THE NUTCRACKER. New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue.
VIVADI'S WINTER. Soloists of the virtuoso string ensemble are Garry Ianco, Victor Costanzi, and Carolyn Cole violins in this A concert of baroque Christmas music. All are renowned soloists from New Jersey and the New York area. 7:30pm. United Presbyterian Church, 224 Mainsfield Street.
MUSIC AT MIDVALE: ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC. Showcase your special musical talent in the tradition of music halls and hootanannies of yesteryear. 3 - 5pm. Free.. 150 Snake Den Road.
FIRST NIGHT MORRIS. New Jersey’s biggest and brightest alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts features over eighty performances - representing dance, drama, music and visual arts at venues in and around Morristown. Enjoy live performances, exhibits, activities and demonstrations ranging from popular to classical, homegrown to international. Plus there will be two rounds of fireworks, one at 9:15pm and the other at midnight! 4:45pm - midnight. $20 before December 27.
December 1-December 9 • GODSPELL. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage.
November 23-December 9 • ANNIE: THE MUSICAL. Family Holiday Spectacular! Book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin.
December 14-December 16 • THE NUTCRACKER. New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet.
December 5-December 30 • THE WINTER’S TALE. Nothing could be more perfect for the holiday season than this wintry and passionate romance by William Shakespeare.
Dec. 16,17,18, 22, 23 • NEW JERSEY BALLET’S NUTCRACKER. Annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic.
MINSTREL CONCERT SERIES. Shows every Friday, presenting traditional American and ethnic "folk" music, as well as music of contemporary, primarily acoustic songwriters. The second Friday of the month is an open stage/audition night. 7:30pm. $10 adults; children 12 and under free.
Through November • WEEKLY BIKE RIDES.
Tuesdays: beginner 10 miles on the Paulins Kill Valley Trail, 6:30pm;
Saturdays: intermediate 20 miles on the Paulins Kill Valley Trail, 8am
Saturdays: 15 mile road ride, 9am
Sundays: 35 mile road ride with drops at 1 hour intervals. 9am.
All rides begin and end at 4 Track, bike rentals are available!
Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulins Kill Valley Trail. Hike different sections with various themes. Hikes leave from Kittatinny SP, Warbasse Jct., or Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Free.
Weekends • THE PEQUEST TROUT HATCHERY AND NATURAL RESOURCE EDUCATION CENTER hosts a series of programs about the natural world around us for young and old alike. Preregistration is usually required. Topics range from a child’s first introduction to nature to seminars for expert fly fishers.
November 1-November 30 • FEATURED ART OF THE MONTH. Jane Voorhees, jewelry. Vicki Diamond, fiber.
Jane Voorhees: Long ago Jane discovered the iconic power of fantasy sculptural jewelry. Her work is cast and fabricated in sterling silver and color golds. She uses pearls and precious gems. A sense of whimsy and attention to detail is a signature of her style. Jane is a longtime resident of Blairstown, NJ. You can email Jane at: firstname.lastname@example.org Vicki Diamond: “My work has been exhibited in various galleries and shows, including a solo sculpture show at the Paterson Museum in New Jersey and a group show at the Instituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice, Italy. With a Masters in teaching English and a Doctorate in Arts and Letters, I’ve worked as a teacher and editor, but am largely self-taught when it comes to art. I conduct workshops of various kinds, including felting, at my home in Fredon, where I live with my husband, cats, alpacas, angora goats, chickens, and llama. You can contact me at email@example.com and view more of my work at: www.vickidiamond..com”
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION.
Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, and the Discover History Center. Tours of Fords Manion will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. There is no entrance fee to visit the park’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
The park’s grounds, parking areas, tour road, 27 miles of hiking trails, and restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area are open to the public, seven days a week, 9:30am - 5pm.