Weekend preview: Nutcrackers, Santa trains and the BRB

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The New Jersey Ballet brings 'The Nutcracker' to Morristown's Community Theatre for 10 shows, starting on Friday.
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Now it’s REALLY time to do my Christmas shopping!  It’s going to be difficult; there are so many fun events this weekend. Below are a few; find more on our calendar.

THURSDAY:

Catch some holiday cheer with the Christmas Singers at the Morristown United Methodist Church, 12:15 p.m., admission is free. A light lunch may be purchased afterward.

FRIDAY:

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The New Jersey Ballet brings 'The Nutcracker' to Morristown's Community Theatre for 10 shows, starting on Friday.

Is this really the fourth weekend of the Christmas Festival on the Morristown Green?  Where does the time go?  Santa returns to his apartment on the Green from 4 pm to 8 pm.

What is a wassail, anyway? Find out at Acorn Hall from 4 to 7 pm. Sample this holiday drink, enjoy live music by the Melante Trio, receive a free gift, and do some holiday shopping in the gift shop. Admission: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors.

And while we’re at it, what’s the winter solstice all about?  From 7 to 8:30 pm, find out on the beach at Sunrise Lake, Lewis Morris Park, in Morris Township. History, hot cider and s’mores, around a campfire. Ages 6 and up. Cost: $8.

The New Jersey Ballet brings The Nutcracker to Morristown’s Community Theatre at 7:30 pm for the first of 10 shows through Dec. 26. Tickets: $19-$59.

SATURDAY:

Santa is back on the Morristown Green from noon to 7 pm. From 12:30 to 2 pm, the Morris Museum showcases holiday crafts; free electric train rides will circle the Green from 1 pm until 7 pm, and WDHA will sponsor childrens games from 3 to 5 pm as part of the Christmas Festival on the Morristown Green.

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Morristown High alum Blaire Reinhard and her band return to the Famished Frog on Saturday. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The New Jersey Ballet brings The Nutcracker to Morristown’s Community Theatre at 1 pm and 6 pm. Tickets: $19-$59.

The Santa Claus Special Train departs on the hour between 1 pm and 5 pm from the Whippany Railway Museum for 45-minute holiday rides. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children under 12. Seats will be hard to come by; because of heavy advance sales, you’ll be riding standby.

At 4 pm, kids in grades 1-4 can create their own holiday centerpieces, at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township. Cost is $30; all materials are provided, except for a flat box and small hand pruners.

The New Philharmonic Orchestra teams with the St. Peter’s Choir of Men & Women at 7 pm for a concert of seasonal favorites, including Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams and excerpts from Oratorio de Noel by Camille Saint-Saens. Tickets: $25 for general admission; $10 for children & students, available in advance or at the door.

The fabulous Blaire Reinhard Band performs at Morristown’s Famished Frog at 9:30 pm.

SUNDAY:

The Christmas Festival on the Morristown Green winds down with Santa at his post from noon to 7 pm. (Santa will be back on Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm, and then it’s back to the North Pole, pronto!) From 1 to 3 pm, there is puppet storytelling, courtesy of the Schuyler-Hamilton House and the Daughters of the American Revolution. And electric trains rides run from 1 to 7 pm, weather permitting.

The New Jersey Ballet brings The Nutcracker to Morristown’s Community Theatre at 1 pm and 6 pm. Tickets: $19-$59.

The Santa Claus Special Train departs on the hour between 1 pm and 5 pm from the Whippany Railway Museum for 45-minute holiday rides. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children under 12. Seats will be hard to come by; because of heavy advance sales, you’ll be riding standby.

The Chamber Singers and guest instrumentalists present the story of the Virgin Mary in a Vespers service at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown. Works will range from medieval to contemporary times.

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