For this abbreviated holiday edition of our weekend preview, we reprise a Yuletide tradition: A rebroadcast of A Christmas Carol, recited masterfully by the Rev. John Hartnett at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown in 2012.
This dramatic presentation will turn any traffic jam into a wondrous flight of fancy. Our gift to you!
And don’t forget to mark your calendar for Jan. 5, 2018–the Twelfth Day of Christmas–when actor Matthew Broderick and his sister, Rector Janet Broderick, will give a free reading of Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory at St. Peter’s.
Safe travels, and a joyous, Merry Christmas!
THURSDAY, DEC. 21, 2017:
It’s the penultimate day for the Morristown Partnership’s Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green. Grab some face time with Santa, between 2 pm and 8 pm; photos with the Jolly One are $10.
If you like nightlife, this is your night: The longest one of the year. Celebrate the Winter Solstice at 6 pm with Grow It Green Morristown, in the Early Street Community Garden. Free. A bonfire, s’mores, songs and yoga poses are planned. Commit the past year’s challenges to the fire, and set positive intentions for 2018. At 17 Early St.
Morristown’s beloved Bishop of Jazz, Rio Clemente, tickles the ivories at the Cosy Cupboard in Morris Township, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Cover: $10, dinner menu served. Call 973-998-6676 for reservations. At 4 Old Turnpike Road.
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, at 8 pm. Tickets start at $69. At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave. Call 973-408-5600. Read our review.
FRIDAY, DEC. 22:
Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes returns to the Morristown & Township Library at 9:30 am. Free. Bring a yoga mat. At One Miller Road, Morristown.
It’s your last chance to get Santa’s ear! The Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green concludes with office hours for Santa between 2 pm and 8 pm. Safe travels, Santa!
Video: It seems like only yesterday when Santa checked in for the holidays:
The Morristown Game Vault hosts an Ugly Sweater Party from 5 pm to 9 pm. Holiday movies, music, and enjoy, hot chocolate, cookies, prizes for the ugliest sweater, and endless retro video games for $15. At 22 South St.
The New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker brings all the pageantry and splendor of this holiday classic back to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Featuring the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Tickets:$29-$69. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.
SATURDAY, DEC. 23:
A Merry Tuba Christmas returns to the historic Morristown Green at 3 pm. Watch euphonium break out as dozens of tubists descend on the downtown. Free.
The New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker returns to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center for shows at 1 pm and 6 pm. Please see Friday entry for details.
The New Jersey Freeze and Roxbury Youth Ice Hockey Squirts face off at 6:15 pm in a charity game for young Matt Adonis, recently diagnosed with brain cancer. A family fun skate follows the game at 7:45 pm, with raffles and giveaways, at Aspen Ice. Tickets: Game, $5; family skate, $10. At 16 Aspen Drive, Randolph. Call 201-725-4787 or 201-906-3598 for more.
SUNDAY, DEC. 24:
It’s your last chance to catch the New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center, at 1 pm. Please see Friday entry for details.
8 pm: Get to bed early, kids!
MONDAY, DEC. 25, CHRISTMAS DAY: