Greater Morristown weekend preview: Happy Thanksgiving!

Santa inside his house on the Green, at the 2016 kickoff to the Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Santa inside his house on the Green, at the 2016 kickoff to the Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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Welcome to our abbreviated holiday edition of the MorristownGreen.com Weekend Preview.

As we count our blessings, you are high among them.

Thank you for reading Morristown Green. Happy Thanksgiving!

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


THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!

The 12th annual Morris Township Turkey Trot at Ginty Field opens for registration at 7 am; the 5K starts at 8:30 am with a one-mile Fun Run/Walk  and Kids Trot to follow. Proceeds benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County. Registration: $10-$35.

Turkey Trot 2018 logo

The Market Street Mission. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The Market Street Mission. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The Market Street Mission in Morristown hosts its annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner, starting with a 3 pm chapel service, followed by dinner from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. There is no charge for the meal and all are welcome to attend. Public generosity enables the Mission to serve approximately 220 meals daily to men, women and children who need help, and to provide clothing, recovery and shelter programs. The Mission is at 9 Market St.; call 973-993-2871 for information about how you can help.
 


FRIDAY, NOV. 23:

The Minstrel in Morris Township presents the quartet Windborne at 7:30 pm, with opener Maia McCormick.  Windborne was invited to headline after opening for Frank Vignola in June. Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Windborne
Windborne

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


SATURDAY, NOV. 24:

The Wizards of Winter bring their holiday concert to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SUNDAY, NOV. 25:

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center for shows at 1 pm and 4 pm. Tickets: $29-$69. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Santa Claus returns to the Morristown Green for another Yule season, starting at 5 pm with his arrival on the roof of the Century 21 store. Music, hot chocolate and visits with Santa will follow. And Santa will be back, along with special activities, each weekend until Christmas, as the Morristown Partnership presents the Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green.

Santa waves at big crowd at the Morristown Green. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Santa waves at big crowd at the Morristown Green as the Fire Department lowers him to earth in 2011. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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