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Fun for all ages in South Orange, Maplewood, and surrounding towns for the weekend of 12/23-24

Breakfast with Santa at Par 440

Join Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge for Breakfast with Santa!

Children 10 & younger will receive a gift from Santa!

Parents can enter our drawing to win a special gift from the big man himself! Meet with Mrs. Claus & one of Santa’s elf helpers.

Be sure to bring your camera for plenty of pictures!

Book today at

LOCATION: Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge
440 Parsonage Hill Rd
Short Hills , NJ 07078




December 23, 2017     3:30 PM until 7:00 PM

Storytime with Mrs. Claus Friday, December 15 & December 22 at 6pm & 7pm; Saturday, December 16 & Sunday, December 17 & Saturday, December 23 at 3:30pm & 6pm & 7pm; December 18 through 22 at 6pm Come enjoy a holiday story read by Mrs. Claus and meet one of her animal friends. Light refreshments included with ticket. Recommended for children ages 12 and younger. Children under two are free. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All attendants must have a ticket. Event last approximately 45 minutes. Space is limited. Tickets can be purchased in advance.

COST:  $10/ Person

LOCATION: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave
Education Center
West Orange, NJ




Decemeber 23, 2017     5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 17 – December 10 Every Night: December 11 – January 2, 2017 Closed: December 24 & 25 5pm to 9pm Free Admission Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats. Different themed activities featured each December weekend makes visiting extra exciting!

COST: Free

LOCATION: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ




December 24, 2017     12:15 PM

Drop-In Studio Every Sunday, 1–4 p.m. (December 24 and 31 1-3 p.m. FREE members/included in Museum admission Visitors of all ages are invited to explore a new activity each week with a MAM studio instructor. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece. Reservations not required.

COST: Free with museum admission

LOCATION: Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ




December 23-24, 2017    12:00 PM

Youth with special needs or those who could use a little help and encouragement in participating in recreation are welcome to register for several “TryCAN” programs being offered by Summit Community Programs this fall. These popular and affordable programs, open to children from any town, help youth develop skills that allow them to pursue a sport or activity further or simply provide them with a meaningful recreation experience, using teen Peer Mentors from local middle and high schools to help participants learn and have fun. • Basketball Skills – Sundays starting September 17. • Runners Club (5th-12th graders) – Mondays starting October 2. • Move and Dance for older kids (ages 10-15) – Sundays starting September 24. • Dance and Movement Group (ages 5-9) – Sundays starting September 24. • Mini Yoga Group (ages 8-12) – Sundays starting September 24. • Let’s Pretend play and social group for 3-5 year olds – Saturdays starting October 7. • Play and Learn play and social group for 6-7 year olds – Saturdays starting October 7. • Kidz Club social group (ages 6-9) – Saturdays starting October 7. • Social Skills, using technology, for 8-12 year olds – Mondays starting October 2. • Teen Friendship Group – Mondays starting October 2. While the Summit Community Center is undergoing construction, programs will be held at either the Chisholm Community Center in Springfield, or the New Providence Municipal Center, depending on the program. For detailed program information, exact location and prices, contact TryCAN at Register online at, by phone 908-277-2932 or in person at Summit Community Center. Space is limited.

COST:  See flyer for prices

LOCATION: See flyer



Open Houses for this weekend

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