Greater Morristown Weekend Sneak Peek: Hanukkah, Harvey, and Decorated Halls


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There aren’t enough hours in a weekend to take advantage of all that Greater Morristown has to offer this weekend.

Gift markets, plays, dance performances, comedies, dreidel 3D specs, Santa Claus… you will need a scorecard to chart your entertainment options. And There you go !

Scroll down for more details. Check out our practical schedule for even more activities and add your own events, too much.


THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2021:

Chabad of Morristown and the Rabbincal College of America will feature music, donuts, ‘3D dreidel glasses’ and entertainment by the Hoopwizard after lighting up the giant menorah on Morristown Green. It all starts at 5.30 p.m. For more information, call 973-307-0195 or email here.

Morristown United Methodist Church will hold a “Blue Christmas Service” at 6 pm, “to mourn the losses and sorrows of the year”. Everyone is welcome. At 50 South Park Place. A recording of the service will be posted on the church’s website Friday.


FRIDAY, DEC. 3:

Santa will take requests from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Christmas Festival at Morristown Green. Photos with Santa Claus cost $ 10. In the activity tent, Preschool Advantage will host Snowflake and Sock Snowman Crafts. Presented by the Morristown Partnership, the festival runs until December 19.

The Shakespeare Theater in New Jersey presents his first Holiday Bazaar2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and again Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at its Thomas Kean Theater Factory, 3 Vreeland Road, Florham Park, 973-845-6789.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Hall of Acorns in Morristown are joining forces today (candlelight tours, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to Terrace the rooms. A $ 25 ticket purchases admission to both museums, which are adorned with the splendor of a Victorian vacation. Thomas Nast’s most famous Christmas scenes will be on display at Macculloch Hall; hear Christmas carols on the Acorn Hall Chickering 1872 grand piano. Pre-registration, masks compulsory. Four Morristown restaurants offer discounts to Deck the Halls patrons. Macculloch Hall is at 45 Macculloch Ave. Acorn Hall is at 68 Lafayette Ave.

A community nursery exhibit takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and continues from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 283 James Street, Morris Township, (973) 539-4030.

Morristown High School Theater present Harvey at 19 ‘o clock. Tickets: $ 8- $ 15. At the MHS Auditorium, 50 Early St. Masks are required. Rescheduled from November, due to the pandemic shutdown. More performances on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

The folk project weekly Troubadour series present Night of the choir song at 7:30 p.m. at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morris Township. Admission: $ 10 at the door, $ 10.50 online; live broadcast, $ 2.99. Proof of vaccination required for the live performance; no children under 12 (until they are eligible for vaccination). At 21, route des Hauteurs de Normandie.


SATURDAY, DEC. 4:

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and Hall of Acorns in Morristown together present Halls Bridge, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the Friday entry to learn more about these festive tours.

The Shakespeare Theater in New Jersey presents his first Holiday Bazaar, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the Friday entry for more details.

The Christmas Festival at Morristown Green continues, with tours and photos of Santa Claus ($ 10) from noon to 7 p.m., and these activities:
Activity tent
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Macculloch Hall Thomas Nast Ornamental Coloring Activity
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Mayo Performing Arts Company – Favorite Holiday Songs
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Create your own Santa bag craft
Outside
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Miniature train rides

The New Jersey Youth Symphony presents classical concerts at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Dolan Performance Hall at Saint Elizabeth University in Morris Township. Tickets: $ 15 to $ 20. At 2, chemin du convent.

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms at Morris Plains presents a Crafts-Mas Open House in the Log House and a Crafts-Mas Pop-Up Shop at the Educational Center, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. At 2352 State Route 10, 973-540-0311.

The 11th annual Christmas market in the Assumption parish operates from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Morristown. Fifteen vendors will offer African crafts, note cards and prints produced by photographers, watercolor artwork, wooden crafts, hand-painted silk scarves, clothing knit and crochet outdoor and baby items, new or nearly new housewares and gifts; plus a 50/50 raffle and lots of homemade Christmas goodies. The profits go to two African charities based in Assumption: The Village Angels of Tanzania, which employs at-risk local youth to make weekly food deliveries to poor and isolated elderly people; and Africa Surgery Inc., which brings together doctors and patients in Sierra Leone for life-saving therapies. At Rauscher Hall, 91 Maple Avenue. Free parking behind the church. Also on Sundays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center present A Magic Circus Christmas, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets: $ 29- $ 69. Masks, proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test required for ages 12 and over. At 100, rue Sud, dial 973-539-8008.

Morristown High School Theater present Harvey at 19 ‘o clock. See the Friday entry for more details.

Carolyn Dorfman Dance present Backstage Pass – A happy return to live dance, at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Community Arts Center. Tickets for the place with limited space, $ 20 for adults and $ 10 for students. The interactive and narrated program includes excerpts from PRIMA !, explore the music of Louis Prima. Proof of vaccination, masks compulsory. At 10 Kings Road, 908-687-8855, ext 1. The Sunday night show is sold out.


SUNDAY, DEC. 5

The 11th annual Christmas market in the Assumption parish ends, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the Saturday entry for more details.

Morris’s Winter Farmer’s Market is back for a ninth season, in a new location: Convent Station in Morris Township. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday until March 27, 2022 (except December 26). More vendors, more space and more free parking, sponsor promises Grow it green Morristown.

The Christmas Festival at Morristown Green continues, with tours and photos of Santa Claus ($ 10) from noon to 7 p.m., and these activities:
Activity tent
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Making greeting cards for the Goryeb Children’s Hospital
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Move & Groove with Miss Jolie!
Outside
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Miniature train rides

New Jersey Branch 75 of the National League of Ukrainian Women of America presents a 2 p.m. talk in Whippany by the Canadian professor. Lubomyr Luciuk, who will discuss two books: How people live in Soviet Russia, impressions from a trip (reserve a copy) and Refund Operation, on Soviet disinformation regarding Judeo-Ukrainian relations in the post-war era. Admission: $ 20. At the Ukrainian American Cultural Center in NJ, 60 North Jefferson Road.

Morristown High School Theater present Harvey at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. See the Friday entry for more details.

New Jersey Youth Jazz Symphony Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. at Dolan Performance Hall at Saint Elizabeth University in Morris Township. Tickets: $ 15 to $ 20. At 2, chemin du convent.

The New Jersey Youth Symphony and Jazz Orchestra

Pastor Sidney and Teresa Williams of Bethel Church AME in Morristown will be honored at 4 p.m. for their Table of hope popular soup. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present to the couple their Light up the world room at 283 James Street, Morris Township.

Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center present A Forever Motown Holiday Celebration at 7 p.m., with former members of The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Marvelettes, and more. Tickets: $ 29- $ 69. Reprogrammed since last December. Masks, proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test required for ages 12 and over. At 100, rue Sud, dial 973-539-8008.

At 7:30 p.m. on New Jersey Baroque Orchestra presents a online replay of his concert on November 14, featuring music by Franco Moro, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Philipp Telemann and a staging of Bach’s Coffee Cantata

The 7:30 p.m. performance of Carolyn Dorfman Dance to Madison Community Arts Center Is exhausted; try calling 908-687-8855, ext. 1, for any cancellation. See the Saturday entry for more details.


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