Greater Morristown weekend preview: The holidays heat up!

Music For Life concert poster
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Wow!  If you like the holidays, you will love this weekend in Greater Morristown!

Music, movies, shopping, Santa. You name it, it’s here.

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


THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2018:

The Donny & Marie Holiday Show comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $79-$200. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents The Winter’s Tale, in previews at 8 pm. Tickets start at $29. Runs through Dec. 30, 2018. At 36 Madison Ave., 973-408-5600.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 7:

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.

The Ninth Annual Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show continues from 10 am to 7:30 pm at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township, and runs through Sunday. Admission: $2, gains entry to Gingerbread Wonderland and the Holiday Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland. Children under age 2 are free. At 353 East Hanover Ave., 973-326-7601.

Holiday CraftMorristown kicks off its weekend at the Morristown Armory from 4 pm to 8 pm. Weekend admission: $$8-10; children 16 & under, free. At 430 Western Ave., Morris Township.

The Morristown & Township Library presents a free concert by the Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Read more here. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Metropolitan Jazz Quartet
The Metropolitan Jazz Quartet

It’s Chorus Song Night at The Minstrel in Morris Township. Sing along with four Folk Project favorites, starting at 7:30 pm. Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown hosts a Piano Bar at 8 pm, in its Great Hall. Beverages, snacks and four hours of sing-along show tunes. Admission: $20. Proceeds benefit the St. Peter’s Choir School. At Miller Road and Maple Avenue.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents The Winter’s Tale, in previews at 8 pm. See Thursday entry for details.

The 98 Degrees at Christmas tour comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $39.50 to $89.50. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SATURDAY, DEC. 8:

The Ninth Annual Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show continues from 10 am to 4:30 pm at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. See Friday entry for details.

Holiday CraftMorristown continues at the Morristown Armory from 10 am to 6 pm. See Friday entry for more.

Hear future violin virtuosos at the Rhythms for Life Holiday Concert, at 11 am at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morris Township. Admission: $25/person, $25/family. Featuring students from Edward’s Violin Studio and the Morristown Neighborhood House. Proceeds benefit Rhythms for Life, the after-school music program at the Nabe, and Morris County Links Inc. The concert is at 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Music For Life concert poster

The Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green roars ahead from noon to 7 pm with Santa visits, ornament-making, ice sculpting, holiday music by the Mayo Performing Arts Company and free train rides. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.

NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON! Santa arrives on the Morristown Green, Nov. 25, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON! Santa arrives on the Morristown Green, Nov. 25, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Assumption Church in Morristown hosts its ninth annual Christmas Market, from 2 pm to 7 pm. Arts, crafts, cookies and more. Proceeds benefit Africa Surgery Inc. and The Village Angels of Tanzania. At 91 Maple Ave.

christmas market 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents The Winter’s Tale, in previews at 2 pm, opening night at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $29 for previews, $49 for opening. Runs through Dec. 30, 2018. At 36 Madison Ave., 973-408-5600. 

The Folk Project presents Of a Winter’s Night, a special concert with banjo legend Tony Trischka, at 7:30 pm at The Minstrel in Morris Township. Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

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The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presents Maestro Robert Butts’ holiday opera and concert, Auld Lang Syne, at 7:30 pm at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 1799 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne. Tickets: $20.

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The 100-voice Harmonium Choral Society, led by Artistic Director Anne Matlack, presents Navidad Nuestra, a program of Christmas works from South and Central America, at 8 pm at the Morristown United Methodist Church. Tickets: $20-$25 in advance, $25-$30 at the door. At 50 South Park Place. An encore performance is scheduled for Sunday at 3 pm.

The Harmonium Choral Society at First Night Morris 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The Harmonium Choral Society. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

SUNDAY, DEC.9:

The Ninth Annual Christmas Market continues at Assumption Church in Morristown from 7 am to 2 pm. See Saturday entry for details.

The Morris County Winter Farmers Market is back for its sixth season, every Sunday morning from 10 am to 1 pm through March 31, 2019, at Morristown’s Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills St. Presented by the Foodshed Alliance and Grow It Green Morristown.

The Ninth Annual Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show concludes from 10 am to 4:30 pm at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. See Friday entry for details.

Holiday CraftMorristown concludes at the Morristown Armory from 10 am to 5 pm. See Friday entry for more.

The Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green continues from noon to 7 pm with Santa visits, holiday card-making, ice sculpting, music by the Original Music School and free train rides.

Thomas Nast's Santa is on exhibit at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown.
Thomas Nast’s Santa.

Spend An Afternoon With Thomas Nast, courtesy of the Morristown & Township Library and the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. Meet at 1:30 pm in the lower level meeting room of the library, at One Miller Road, Morristown, to view two half-hour documentaries about the 19th century political cartoonist. The group then will walk to Macculloch Hall for a guided tour of the Nast Christmas exhibit. (Nast gave us the popular image of Santa Claus.) RSVP here.

 

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents The Winter’s Tale, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.Tickets start at $49. See Thursday entry for more.

The Harmonium Choral Society presents Navidad Nuestra at 3 pm, at the Morristown United Methodist Church. See Saturday entry for details.

The Mayo Performing Arts Center presents a free screening of The Polar Express at 3 pm. Call first to see if any seats remain. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008. 

Christina Long
Christina Long

The MacDowell Club of Mountain Lakes presents pianist Christina Long, performing To A Wild Rose – The Music and the Life of Edward MacDowell, at 3 pm at the Saint Francis Residential Community, 122 Diamond Spring Road, Denville. Tickets: $10.

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