Greater Morristown weekend preview: Thanksgiving…and Santa!

Santa and Officer Yeison de los Santos at the 2016 kickoff to the Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
Santa and Officer Yeison de los Santos at the 2016 kickoff to the Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
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On this Thanksgiving, we are thankful to live in Greater Morristown, with neighbors like you.

Many thanks for your support this year.  May you enjoy a bountiful holiday with loved ones.

When you’re finished with the turkey and pumpkin pie, here are some events to entertain and amuse you.  Topping the list, of course, is the return of Santa Claus to his condo on the Green.

Scroll down for details. Check our handy calendar for even more activities–and add your own events, too!


THURSDAY, NOV. 23, 2017, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

The 11th annual Turkey Trot 5K returns to Ginty Field in Morris Township, to benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry and the Literacy Volunteers of Morris County. Registration opens at 7 am; the 5K race ($35) follows at 8:30 am, and a one-mile Walk/ Fun Run ($30) starts at 8:40 am. A Kids Trot ($10) is scheduled for 9:15 am.

Runners along the course of the annual Morris Township Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning. The race benefits the Interfaith Food Pantry and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County.
Runners along the course of the annual Morris Township Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning. The race benefits the Interfaith Food Pantry and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County.

FRIDAY, NOV. 24

The fabulous Lords of Liechtenstein bring their sweater-vested brotherly love to The Minstrel in Morris Township, with opener Bill Buttner, at 7:30 pm. Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

The Lords of Liechtenstein share a laugh at the NJ Uke Fest, Aug. 25, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The Lords of Liechtenstein, brothers Noah and Dan Rauchwerk, share a laugh at the NJ Uke Fest, Aug. 25, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Manhattan Comedy Night brings five standup comics to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Mature themes, adults only. Tickets: $25-$30. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

manhattan comedy night


SATURDAY, NOV. 25

Celtic Thunder will perform holiday favorites accompanied by a full orchestra, at 8 pm in Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $69-$109. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Celtic Thunder

 


SUNDAY, NOV. 26

The Affordable Care Act is not dead yet. For help enrolling, the Morristown & Township Library presents free guidance from a certified counselor, from 1:15 pm to 4:15 pm. This program continues each Sunday through Dec. 10, 2017. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Morristown storyteller Kristin Ace will offer some uplift to your weekend, at 1:30 pm at the Morris County Library in Whippany. Her Good Vibrations with Kristin hour will include a 15-minute story, followed by audience conversation capped with an energy re-balancing. Admission: Free. At 30 East Hanover Road.

Kristin Ace
Kristin Ace

 

 

Santa is back!  He is scheduled to land on the roof of Century 21 at 5 pm and make his way to his house on the Morristown Green, where he will take holiday orders each weekend until Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, as part of the Morristown Partnership’s annual Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green.  Welcome Santa, see the tree lighting, sing some carols, and sip hot chocolate.

Santa arrival poster 2017

David Crosby has canceled this show due to illness. David Crosby & Friends perform songs from Crosby’s new Sky Trails album, and some of his greatest hits, at 7:30 pm at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $40-$90. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

david crosby 2017

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