SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend?

If you don’t, check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township.

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Friday, Nov. 30

NJ Senate President Meets with Business Leaders in Somerville

The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-3) at a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 30 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. TAP here for details.

Bound Brook Lights Holiday Tree

Bound Brook Borough’s annual “Holiday Tree Lighting” takes place Friday, Nov. 30 from 5-6 p.m. at Van Horn Plaza, 300 E. Main St. in the downtown district. TAP here for details.

Saturday, Dec. 1

SMS Christmas Craft/Vendor Fair

Come on out to our annual Christmas Craft Fair! Get your shopping done early and enjoy a delicious lunch. 50/50’s, basket raffles and more!!! TAP here for more details. 

Photos With Santa Paws

Santa's visits arranged by Second Chance for Animals to benefit the Franklin Township Animal Shelter and other Township animals in need. TAP here for details. 

Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL)

A leading discount closeout retailer headquartered in Rhode Island with stores throughout New England, New Jersey, and New York, will celebrate the grand opening of its 133rdd store in the region in Franklin Park, New Jersey on Saturday, December 1st. TAP here for more details. 

Somerville Arts on Division Hosts Holiday Art Crawl

Somerville Arts on Division presents the 2018 Holiday Art Crawl on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. from 1-6 p.m. each day. TAP here for details.

41st Annual Festival of Trees Opens

The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s 41st annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road. TAP here for details.

Santa Puts Special Time Aside for Children with Disabilities

The Somerset County Park Commission, with support from the Somerset County Park Foundation, has extended a special invitation to Santa Claus to visit the Therapeutic Recreation Activity Center at Park Commission Headquarters, 355 Milltown Road on Saturday, Dec.1, from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. TAP here for details. 

The Drowsy Chaperone 

The 2006 Tony Award winner, The Drowsy Chaperone opened Thanksgiving weekend at the Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook to rave reviews! TAP here for details. 

Sunday, Dec. 2

The return of Colonial Christmas 

Showcases local decorators, re-enactors, Christmas crafts, tasty refreshments and musical performers, such as the Ridge A Cappella Choir _ begins this coming Friday evening with a holiday tree lighting in front of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum. TAP here for more information.

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 11.30 to 12.2


1. Winter Holiday Festival, Lord Stirling Stable

2. 16th Annual Colonial Christmas Festivities & Gingerbread House Workshop, Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum

3. Boston Pops on Tour, State Theatre New Jersey

4. A Joyful Christmas, The Theatre at RVCC

5. Somerville Holiday Lights Parade, Downtown Somerville

6. Melissa Etheridge The Holiday Show, State Theatre New Jersey

7. Resplendent Eve, Frontline Arts

8. Newsies (Opening Weekend), Villagers Theatre

9. 41st Festival of Trees (Opening Weekend), EEC

10. Caroler Brunch, Grain House


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