Everywhere you go in the Hoboken/Jersey City area “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”! Decorations are up all over town, and carols play in every shop, restaurant, and business establishment. You may be trying to plan your activities for the holiday season. Here are a few events you might want to consider.
The Jersey City Mayor’s Concert is a wonderful annual event for the whole family and admission is free. Besides hearing beautiful music from the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, you can be part of the city’s efforts to give joy to children in need by donating gifts.
Some people go all out to make their homes or business establishments beautiful and exciting at Christmas time. If your family takes an annual ride to look at the lights and decorations, here’s a link to some really great displays.
Hudson County is a place where the people care about the needs of others. One indication of this is the different organizations that have toy drives during this season. Here are some great ways to donate toys. This is a wonderful way to give a good example, and to share the joy of giving with your children.
The sights and sounds of Christmas can be heard throughout the area. Musical revues, plays, and parades abound, as well as tree lighting events and parties. There’s something for every age group in this article about where to go and what to do this holiday season in Hudson County. You can even go ice skating!
One of the most beloved ballets at this time of year, of course is The Nutcracker. Nimbus Dance Works is putting a modern twist on it with Jersey City Nutcracker. If you’re a purist, however, and want the original, there are a number of performances within driving distance. Here’s a link to some of the best venues.
Of course, one of the time-honored practices during the holiday season is to make a big bowl of popcorn and curl up with the family to watch your favorite holiday movies. There’s also baking cookies, trimming the tree, family game night, and wrapping gifts. You don’t need a link for these!
Merry Christmas! What’s your family’s favorite holiday activity?