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the holiday season is about to beginThe holiday season is about to begin.  Thanksgiving comes in 1.5 weeks followed Sunday by Hanukah.  Next is Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve.  Because the holidays are filled with celebrations, there’s a lot going on over the next 6-7  weeks.

I’m very happy to see the return of our local live theater groups.  Keep your eye out for what’s going on in houses of worship because many have special concerts and holiday fairs.  Let’s see what we have going on this week:

Bergen County Players Does Rogers & Hammerstein

A Grand Night For Singing is a wonderful celebration of Rogers and Hammerstein.  Imagine an entire evening of their wonderful music in this award winning musical.  Opening night is this Friday at 8 pm at the Bergen County Players newly renovated theater (298 Kinderkamack Rd in Oradell).  Performances run through December 19th.  Be sure to get tickets soon because this show will sell out quickly.

Winter Wonderland Tickets Are Selling  Hanukkah

Winter Wonderland is one of the most popular events put on by the Bergen County Parks Department.  Because Covid cancelled it last year, there’s bound to be a big turnout now.  This is set up on the field near the playground at Van Saun Park in Paramus.  While it doesn’t open up until November 26th, tickets are on sale now.  Since spots get bought up quickly, you don’t wait to order yours.

Winter Wonderland is a fun outdoor event with open air ice skating (skate rentals are included), games, a carousel and train ride plus a beer garden and food trucks.  It’s very popular because no matter your age, this is a lot of fun.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

.Santa Claus arrives this week at our biggest and most upscale Bergen County shopping malls.  Thursday is the day and 11 am is the time when Santa comes to The Shoppes At Riverside in Hackensack.  Reservations are required if you want to have a photo taken.  Santa rides into the Westfield Garden State Plaza on Friday.

Santa ClausGetting a picture with the Jolly Old Elf has already just begun.   Friday is different because that’s the Big Santa Lighting ceremony.  It begins at 5:30 pm when Santa arrives on a fire engine.  Watch him be hoisted in place and lighted up.  Next enjoy an amazing musical show while you grab something to eat from nearby food trucks.  This iconic statue is a Berge County treasure.  Santa always arrives when the holiday season is about to begin.  Reservations are required and there’s no charge

245th Anniversary of the British Invasion

The Bergen County Historical Society is marking the 245th anniversary of the British Invasion and American Retreat with a special program on Sunday.  Because they were warned of the British invasion, General Washington was able to retreat and escape General Cornwallis’s army.  You’re in for a treat because the fight at New Bridge Landing is being re-enacted to start the day.  Additionally, there will be ongoing displays all day long.  Go to the website to get tickets and for more details.

A Night At The Opera in Ridgewood Kwanzaa

Opera is happening in Ridgewood this Friday night at the West Side Presbyterian Church (6 South Monroe St in Ridgewood). This is a Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra production with rising opera professionals singing glorious arias.  The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra has been giving Bergen County residents magnificent, professional concerts for 80 years.  Come Friday night at 8 pm to this very special event.  Purchase tickets to A Night At The Opera online.

The holiday season is about to begin in earnest this weekend.  There’s lots in store for you over this season. AND don’t forget to watch for my Wednesday market article.

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