5 Favorite Things: December 14th - 20th

Take a break from the holiday shopping and hullabaloo with these fun family events around town this week!


Spotlight Kids Company presents Into the Woods, Jr.

Through December 16th - show times vary

Madison Presbyterian Church - 19 Green Avenue, Madison

Join the Spotlight Kids Company for their journey into the woods this December. INTO THE WOODS JR is a one-hour long, kid-friendly performance starring 66 local kids in 4 different casts. For a complete cast list and more details, see below. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, but walk-in seats are not guaranteed.

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New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Through December 27th - Various times

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Our annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic.

Tickets $29 and up

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A Christmas Carol at Paper Mill Playhouse

Saturday, December 15th - 10 am

Paper Mill Playhouse brings on the holiday spirit with Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and all the rest in Theatreworks’ heartwarming musical based on the Dickens classic.

Tickets: $15

For tickets & info, click here.

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, December 16th - 10 am

Bernards Inn

Sit down to a festive Breakfast with Santa Buffet in the Fenwick Ballroom, as well as other dining rooms, including made-to-order omelets, silver dollar pancakes, bacon, sausage, salads, fresh fruit, and live holiday music. 

Meet and take photographs with Santa and delight in the spectacular Gingerbread House. Special holiday treat tables for children will feature gingerbread and a selection of holiday cookies, cupcakes, candy canes, and more. 

$20 for children, $39 for adults

For reservations, click here.


The Nutcracker: Russian Ballet

Sunday, December 16th - 7 pm


NJPAC presents this holiday classic, with sparkling sets, enchanting costumes and a company of over 55 expert performers who bring Tchaikovsky's beloved score to life.

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