Tourism Top Stories

November 25, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was built in 1739 on a rise overlooking the Raritan River. George Washington visited it, so did British soldiers, who according to legend left their marks that are still visible today on the heavy wood floors. Buccleuch Mansion, in Buccleuch Park, is still standing and ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Bergen County Winter Wonderland opened Friday, Nov. 23 at Van Saun County Park. On Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, the county will light the Winter Wonderland Tree at 6:30 p.m. The Winter Wonderland Menorah Lighting is set for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Located on ...

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RED BANK, NJ – On a beautiful full moon lit night, with a light breeze and chilly enough to let you know that winter will be arriving soon, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus came rolling into Red Bank on the 6:44pm train out of Little Silver and were greeted by some very happy and cheerful children and ...

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RED BANK, NJ - Santa is coming to Red Bank - Every Weekend! Take a trip to The Galleria at 2 Bridge Avenue to capture the perfect holiday picture with the jolliest man in town. Dates & Times: Every Saturday & Sunday from November 24th - December 23rd, Noon - 4 p.m. Festive photo ...

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NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Garden State is known for its malls. The state actually has more than 50 with some larger than others. However, New Jersey doesn't hold the honor of opening the first indoor mall, Minnesota has that. New Jersey opened the second. The Cherry Hill Mall first unlocked its doors ...

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NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Garden State is known for its malls. The state actually has more than 50 with some larger than others. However, New Jersey doesn't hold the honor of opening the first indoor mall, Minnesota has that. New Jersey opened the second. The Cherry Hill Mall first unlocked its doors ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season. The 'spectacular' takes place weekends in November, then takes place every night in December.  Save the dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 23-25, ...

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RED BANK, NJ –  Calling all Sherlocks.  Think you're smart?  Then get in on the 12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt! Here’s how it works:  More than two dozen stores will have a festive window display inspired by the classic 12 Days of Christmas tune. You have to match that display to its day ...

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RED BANK, NJ - Santa rides the NJ Transit train into Red Bank for the annual Town Lighting & Holiday Express concert. When: TONIGHT! Friday, November 23rd, 2018 Time: Festivities at Red Bank Train Station, Santa arrives at 6:44pm Once in Red Bank, Santa will board a firetruck and lead ...

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RED BANK, NJ - Take a Picture with Santa and Ride the Classic Horse & Carriage! Capture the perfect holiday picture with the jolliest man in town and take a ride around town in a horse-drawn carriage. Santa Pictures When: Every Saturday & Sunday from November 24th - December ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season. The 'spectacular' takes place weekends in November, then takes place every night in December.  Save the dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 23-25, ...

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RED BANK, NJ – Oh boy, Santa’s coming to town! Giving Rudolph and the girls a break, the big man is coming on the Santa Express train! Wait, What?  Yep, Santa’s sleigh pullers are an all-female crew.  Check out the article and video HERE. Starting in Little Silver, you can meet and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher has announced the winners, including one each from Green Brook an Warren, of the History Traveler Contest. The contest was a drawing held for visitors who had attended Somerset County’s 13th annual Weekend Journey through the Past. “Congratulations to ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ -  “There’s a lot to be thankful for this holiday season – higher wages, more disposable income and rising levels of household wealth,” said Robert Sinclair Jr., Manager of Media Relations for AAA Northeast. “Because of this, more travelers are kicking off the holiday season with a ...

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RED BANK, NJ – Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S economy.  Firms with fewer than 500 workers accounted for 99.7% of those businesses. They create jobs in the local community and your tax dollars stay local.  Shopping at one local business helps other local businesses, they offer more ...

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RED BANK, NJ - On a crisp Thursday evening in November, about 100 invited guests - customers, friends and local business owners attended THEO’S premier event, La Dolce Vita (“The Sweet Life”), at their intimate luxury clothing boutique in Red Bank. La Dolce Vita is based on a culture that ...

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Kick off the season’s festivities with a visit to the annual Holiday Sound & Light Show beginning this Friday, November 23 at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center. The three-week series showcases the Railroad Center’s gigantic HO scale layout along with additional model train displays, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A nearly month-long string of events for the holiday season is scheduled in the city and with it opportunities to donate toys, clothing and food.  It begins with the tree lighting and continues through a New Year's Eve celebration. Here are the events the city announced ...

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NATIONAL - AAA forecasts more than 54 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 4.8 percent increase from the nearly 51 million that traveled in 2017. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, when 58.6 ...

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Jenni Preziotti-Gamble, one of the founders of the Watsessing Park Conservancy in Essex County, shared her recipe for a Bourbon Yam Soufflé with TAPinto Bloomfield a couple of years ago, and TAPinto.net editors can’t stop talking about it. This recipe tied for “Best Side” in the People of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A nearly month-long string of events for the holiday season is scheduled in the city and with it opportunities to donate toys, clothing and food.  It begins with the tree lighting and continues through a New Year's Eve celebration. Here are the events the city announced ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was born in New Brunswick, baptized at Christ Church in the city and attended Rutgers College, serving as editor of the Targum student newspaper. He went on to graduate school at Columbia University in New York City and became a teacher in Morristown. Before reaching age ...

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RED BANK, NJ - The day before Thanksgiving has become a holiday in itself - Thanksgiving Eve. It’s the night where going out to grab dinner or drinks with friends, old and new, can quickly turn into a high school reunion.  In the spirit of the season, Lyft has identified the top bars and ...

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EDISON, NJ - Edison High School (EHS) hosted its annual Holiday Bazaar Indoor Vendor and Craft Show on Nov. 17.  The Bazaar featured various vendors selling jewelry, winter accessories, and food. According to Irene Vargas, Co- president of the EHS Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO), all ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .   This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your ...

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RED BANK, NJ - Santa rides the NJ Transit train into Red Bank for the annual Town Lighting & Holiday Express concert. Join Santa on the train in Little Silver or meet him at the Red Bank train station when he arrives. There'll be festivities before and after the train arrives with the ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA forecasts more than 54 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 4.8 percent increase from the nearly 51 million that traveled in 2017. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, when ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .   This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your ...

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