Los Lobos (12/4)
— BergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood
• 201-227-1030 www.bergenpac.org.
A multiple Grammy Award–winning American Chicano
rock band from East Los Angeles, California. Their
music is influenced by rock & roll, Tex-Mex,
country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul,
& traditional Spanish & Mexican music
such as cumbia, boleros & norteños.
Boyz II Men (12/5) — BergenPAC,
30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood • 201-227-1030
Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic
R&B groups in music history. They redefined
popular R&B & continues to create timeless
hits that appeal to fans across all generations.
They are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout
their over 20-year career.
Richard Lewis (12/6) — The Newton
Theatre, 235 Spring St., Newton • 973-383-3700
www.thenewtontheatre.com Richard Lewis has taken
his lifelong therapy fodder & carved it into
a commanding, compelling art form.
Annual Holiday Lighting at the NJ Vietnam
Veterans’ Memorial (12/7) — NJ Vietnam
Veterans’ Memorial, 1 Memorial Lane, Exit 116,
Garden State Parkway (on the grounds of the PNC
Bank Arts Center) Holmdel www.njvvmf.org The ceremony
includes the lighting of a Christmas tree &
Menorah, & a reading about Kwanzaa. 6pm.
NJ Ballet’s Nutcracker (12/7
& 12/8) — BergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St.,
Englewood • 201-227-1030 www.bergenpac.org. For
more than 40 years, NJ Ballet’s Nutcracker has
been cherished holiday tradition w/3 generations
of families from Bergen to Cape May. Dancing,
colorful costumes & scenery, eye-popping special
effects, & a touch of holiday magic that inspires
critics to applaud.
Pet Pictures w/Santa! (12/7,
12/8, 12/14) — Petco, Rt 46 W, Totowa • www.startpets.net
Join S.T.A.R.T & Petco helping our local homeless
animals. Get your furry friends pictures taken
w/Santa. 12-4pm, $9 inc. framed pix.
22nd Annual Santa Claus Special Train
Ride (12/7, 12/8, 12/14 & 12/15)
— The Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza,
Route 10 West & Whippany Rd., Whippany • 973-887-8177
www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net It’s the time of
year when Santa Claus invites one & all to
celebrate the coming Christmas season w/family
& friends by riding the rails onboard the
excursion trains. A 10-mile, 45-min. round trip
Santa Claws Photo Event (12/7
& 12/14) — Petsmart, 60 Rt 17, Paramus • 201-843-0540.
Bring your own camera to snap your pet’s picture
w/Santa & donate $5 to benefit your local
animal welfare group
11th Annual Festival of Trees
(12/7-12/14) — The Barn At Highlands Ridge Park,
100 North Road, (Across from Black River Middle
School) Chester • www.ilovechester.com A community
wide celebration featuring decorated holiday trees
in a rustic winter wonderland setting. Activities
inc. Santa & Mrs. Claus, family pizza night,
caroling & Wassail, Sing-Along & story
START II Christmas Event! (12/8)
— Bogota Recreation Center, 163 Main St., Bogota
• www.startii.org Come help us help homeless animals
100% goes to START II. Bring your pets for photos
w/Santa! Sparkly tattoos for all holiday gifts,
dog trainer advice, home made dog treats, vendors
& more. 1-5pm
Christmas from the Emerald Isle
(12/8) — Algonguin Arts Theatre, Manasquan • www.algonquinarts.org
Featuring McLean Avenue Band & Emerald Fire
Bask in the Irish Christmas spirit this holiday
season! The best of traditional Irish music, dance
& stories of the season, w/magical footwork
& an electrifying blend of original rock &
bluegrass songs, such as “Christmas on McLean”.
The entire family will marvel at the “Story of
the Wren”, dancing fiddlers, & the choir of
P!NK! (12/11) — Prudential Center,
165 Mulberry St., Newark • 973-757-6000 www.prucenter.com
The Truth About Love Tour presented by Covergirl,
to a total of 60 shows. The tour’s electric crowds
have enthusiastically embraced her unique brand
of high-energy theatrics & emotion-fueled
performances that have secured her place in history
as one of the most spectacular performers of her
The Wizards Of Winter - Trans-Siberian
Experience (12/13) — The Newton Theatre,
235 Spring St., Newton • 973-383-3700 www.thenewtontheatre.com
An intense holiday rock opera! Performing greatest
hits from the
Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas catalog.
A multimedia extravaganza, featuring a Christmas
narrative complete w/singing, dancing, dazzling
lights, lasers & of course, excellent music.
Dating for a Cause (12/14) —
NJ Food Bank, 31 Evans Terminal Road, Hillside
• 516-466-0212 www.eclecticeventsinc.com Meet
new people & help the community. First, you’ll
be treated to an extensive continental breakfast
& ice breaker games. See a short video explaining
how the Food Bank works. Then go into the warehouse
to help pack canned goods for distribution to
soup kitchens, churches, etc. Raffle tix can be
purchased at the event & 100% of the proceeds
from raffle sales go to the Food Bank. 10am -
Bring Your Best Friend to Meet Santa!
(12/15) — Must Love Dogs, 160 Mountainview
Blvd., Wayne • 201-388-0266 A HUGE Paws Up To
Sandy for hosting this event! Join Fern Dog in
a delicious scruptious bake sale while your pups
are getting their paws all over Santa! All proceeds
benefit Fern Dog. 12-4pm
The Matzoball® Returns For A Night of
Matchmaking (12/24) — Mr. East, 2401
Wood Ave., Roselle • 561-300-4222 www.matzoball.org.
A holiday in its own right, the Society of Young
Jewish Professionals & JDate® are set to host
the 27th Annual MatzoBall® promises to deliver
a night of high-energy networking & matchmaking
for singles ages 21-49. Mr. East invites revelers
to join thousands to mix & mingle in true
holiday spirit. The DJ will spin a mix of the
best ‘80s & ‘90s with today’s hits. 9pm, $30.
Newark Museum, The — 49 Washington
St., Newark • 973-596-6550 www.NewarkMuseum.org.
An art, science & education museum w/many
exhibits on display all the time. Open Wed.-Sun.
12-5pm. Thurs. till 8:30pm FREE Adm.
NJ’s Historical Society Museum
— 52 Park Pl., Newark • 973-596-8500. There’s
a library, self-guided & guided tours, architectural
walking tours, decorative arts, contemporary history,
lunch time presentations, night time films, &
SpeedDate.com — Meet local singles
on the world’s first online speed dating site.
A quick & easy online dating service. Go on
multiple live 3 min. online dates from the comfort
of home using instant messaging, webcam video
chat & live audio.
USS Ling 297 — Cor. of Court
& River Sts., Hackensack • 201-342-3268 www.njnm.com.
World War II Submarine Memorial Naval Museum.
Birthday parties avail., group tours. 10am-4pm,
$6 adults, $3 kids.