It’s time to kick off the start of the holiday season and there are so many great things to do with family and friends in the upcoming weeks to celebrate this special time of year! Just because it’s getting cold, it doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of “warming” outdoor activities to enjoy. Check out our list of free or inexpensive activities happening this month in a town near you.
Sunday, November 1: Don’t forget to turn your clocks back – Daylight Saving Time Ends!
Monday, November 2: The all-time favorite tale, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, is coming to the live stage at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre (West Long Branch). This enchanting musical is based on C.S. Lewis’ adventure story about four children of war-torn England, who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. This strange and wondrous place is ruled by the cold-hearted White Witch, who makes the winter last year round. Although they seem unlikely saviors, the children fulfill an ancient prophecy by defeating the witch, thus restoring sunshine and peace to the spell-bound Narnia and returning the great Lion King Aslan to his throne. Tickets start at just $12! For more information, call 732-263-6889.
Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8: Historic Allaire Village (Farmingdale) will be hosting a Stocking Stuffer Sale all weekend long! From 10am – 3pm, shop for those perfect handmade items that will delight everyone on your holiday list. For more information, call 732-919-3500.
Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 15: It’s time for the 2015 Jersey Shore Restaurant Week! At participating Monmouth Country restaurants, you can enjoy a 3-course meal with your choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert for either $20.15 or $30.15. Check out all participating restaurants and try one (or even 10) places that you’ve never been to before and make it a night out on the town! For more information, visit the website above.
Saturday, November 7 – Sunday, November 8: Great Adventure’s (Jackson) 6th Annual Grape Adventure is back! The wine festival features 14 New Jersey vineyards with nearly 150 locally-produced wines for sampling, handcrafted gifts from local artisans, and an array of dishes from specialty food truck vendors. Grape Adventure takes place 11:30am – 5pm both Saturday and Sunday and the Safari Off Road Adventure tours will run from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. both days. For more information, call 732-928-2000.
Saturday, November 14: Browse, shop and look for that missing item, lost childhood toy, antique jewelry, memorabilia and more at the Late Fall Flea Market at Allaire Village (Farmingdale)! Admission is just $1 for those 12 and older and the event will be held from 8am – 3pm. The Village, General Store and Bakery will be open as well! For more information, call 732-919-3500.
Thursday, November 19: Join First Financial’s Investment & Retirement Center for a complimentary Basic Estate Planning Seminar at 6pm in Howell. Reserve your seat today – space and time is limited! For more information, call 866.750.0100 or visit www.firstffcu.com.
Saturday, November 21 – Sunday, January 3: Capture the magic of the holiday season at Great Adventure’s (Jackson) Holiday in the Park! Enjoy the millions of glittering lights, entertainment, seasonal treats, Santa’s village and so much more with the entire family. You won’t want to miss this enchanting event coming to the theme park for the first time ever. For more information, call 732-928-2000.
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremonies:
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!