Who says you have to leave home to enjoy the holidays? Many Bergen County residents feel the need to head into the city to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays, but the truth is that there’s more than enough fun to be had here at home. Save the stress and cost of a trip to the city this holiday season and make your own memories at home in Bergen County.
Here are our top picks for fun and exciting holiday activities:
Ridgewood’s “Downtown for the Holidays”
Even if you’ve missed the annual lighting of the tree in downtown Ridgewood, there are still many opportunities to get in the holiday spirit. This four-week event in Ridgewood offers store discounts, meet and greets with Santa and free movies throughout the month of December.
Visit Santa at Westfield Garden State Plaza
Even the toughest critics will agree that the Santa visiting Westfield Garden State Plaza is the most realistic Santa around. He’ll be available during regular mall hours to take pictures with your kids and even your pets if you so choose!
Visit Abmas Farm
The fun continues throughout the winter at Abmas Farm. Plan your visit around Santa’s schedule and bring a camera to snap a picture of the kids with Old St. Nick. There’s tons of other fun to be had at the farm as well, enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate while you take in the petting zoo or visit the produce market for fresh and local goodies.
Enjoy the Visual Spectacle of “An Electric Christmas”
The Shea Center at William Peterson University will be hosting an electric performance by Lightwire Theatre. “An Electric Christmas” is touring the world right now and it will be in nearby Wayne on December 17. This show is fun for all ages and will leave you picking your jaws up off the floor!
Take in Your Neighbors Holiday Displays and Lights
Whether it’s taking a drive with the family to admire the lights after dark or going to some of the official holiday displays around Oakland, Demarest, and Fair Lawn, nothing is more magical than watching the twinkling lights on a cold December night. Bring a Thermos of hot chocolate for an added treat.
Find the True Meaning of Christmas with a Live Nativity Scene
It’s always nice to remember the roots of Christmas. Bergen County residents have two opportunities to enjoy these scenes at the Carlstadt First Presbyterian Church on December 4 or the United Presbyterian Church on December 11. These Nativity Scenes portray the original side of Christmas and are a great educational experience for children.
Whether you’re looking for excitement or tranquility this holiday season, there’s something in Bergen County for you. So why not avoid the city this year and stay close to home with these fun and interesting activities.
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