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Holiday Season 2016

Watch the holiday season come alive in Somerset County! This time of year is a truly magical one, with small towns decked out in lights, performances that bring cheer, and sights and smells that remind you of childhood festivities. Catch the holiday spirit with one or more of these exciting events.

Throughout December: Photos with Santa at the Bridgewater Commons Mall

December 2-4: 14th Annual Colonial Christmas Festivities & Tree Lighting at the Jacobus Vanderveer House

Select Saturdays and Sunday in December: 39th Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in December: Holiday Boutique at Wagner Farm Arboretum

December 2-4: It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Show at Somerset Valley Playhouse

December 2-4: Elf – The Musical at the State Theatre New Jersey

December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18: Winter Wonder Lights at the RVCC Planetarium

December 3-4: Holiday Festival at Lord Stirling Stable

December 3: 3rd Annual Winter Market & Community Tree Lighting in Downtown Basking Ridge

December 3: Holiday Kissing Ball Workshop at North Branch Park

December 3: Holiday Lights Parade, Photos with Santa & Strolling Carolers and Musicians in Downtown Somerville

December 3: Santa Photos in his Sleigh at Wagner Farm Arboretum

December 4: Breakfast with Santa at Immaculate Conception School

December 4: Cookie Decorating Brunch at the Olde Mill Inn & Grain House

December 4: Sinterklaas at the Hageman House and Barn

December 8: Cookie Exchange and Botany of Holiday Desserts at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

December 9: Peter Mayer, Starts & Promises Concert at the United Reformed Church in Somerville

December 10: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the State Theatre New Jersey

December 10: The Nutcracker performed by NJ Youth Ballet at the Brook Arts Center

December 10: Annual Holiday Party at the Blackwells Mills Canal House

December 10: Photos with Santa & Strolling Carolers and Musicians in Downtown Somerville

December 11: Breakfast with Santa at Applebee's in Hillsborough

December 11: Candlelight Holiday Tour at the Rockingham Historic Site

December 11: Santa Brunch at Olde Mill Inn & Grain House

December 11: A Christmas Carol at The Theatre at RVCC

December 11: Breakfast with Santa at The Bernards Inn

December 13: This Wonderful Life at The Theatre at RVCC

December 16-18: Nutcracker at the State Theatre New Jersey

December 17: Polar Express Pajama Party at the Brook Arts Center

December 17: Breakfast with Santa at Applebee's in Bridgewater

December 17: Photos with Santa, Carriage Rides & Strolling Carolers and Musicians in Downtown Somerville

December 18: Family Holiday Party at Branchburg Sports Complex

December 18: Caroler Brunch at the Olde Mill Inn & Grain House

December 18: Holiday Market at Duke Farms

December 18: Raritan Ringers Handbell Concert at United Reformed Church

December 18: 'Tis the Season at the Brook Arts Center

December 23: Glen Burtnik’s Xmas Concert at the State Theatre New Jersey

December 24: Christmas Eve “Inn Style” at The Bernards Inn

No matter which events you choose to enjoy, the sights, smells and sounds of Somerset County's holiday season are sure to please. From our families to yours, Happy Holidays!

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