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.

Friday, Dec. 13

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Dave Attell at The Stress Factory New Brunswick at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Stress Factory Comedy Club

Attell is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer, from New York best known as the host of Comedy Central's "Insomniac with Dave Attell," and he’s coming to New Brunswick.

Show starts at 7:30 p.m. but doors open at 5:30 p.m. Grab your tickets here.

Saturday, Dec. 14

The Three Doctors Foundation Holiday Basketball Benefit

Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins, fondly known as The Three Doctors will host a free community program at Franklin High School.  This family friendly event. 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 more details. 

Nicky Fabz Live at 8 p.m.

Where: Tavern on George

Not in the mood to see a comedy show but still, want to spend a night out in the Hub City? Then come to Tavern on George at 8 p.m. to see Nicky Fabz, an up-and-coming tropical rock artist, rock the house.

Grab your tickets here.

Sunday, Dec. 15

East Franklin Fire department - Santa 

Santa will travel through town on Dec. 14 and 15 between 9 am and 5 pm through Fire district 3. To track Santa's course via the route tracker app TAP here to download, or email Asst. Chief Daughton at for path details or to request a special stop. TAP here for more details. 

The Nutcracker" at 5 p.m.

Where: State Theatre of New Jersey

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) returns to the State Theatre to perform the beloved classic with Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, stunning sets, thrilling choreography and a cast of more than 100 performers.

For tickets, click here. 

Coming Soon: The Bristal at Somerset

The Bristal communities are well renowned for offering our residents quality care personalized for each resident's needs in a home-like setting. TAP here for more details. 

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 12.13 to 12.15

1. Holiday Parade & Cookie Crawl, Downtown Bernardsville

2. A Christmas Carol, RVCC Arts

3. Jingle Bell Trail Ride, Lord Stirling Stable

4. Mystery at the North Pole, RVCC Planetarium

5. Cookies & Kindness Brunch, Grain House

6. Polar Express Pajama Party, Brook Arts Center

7. Gingerbread House Brunch, Maggiano’s Little Italy

8. Holiday Cookie Workshop, Natirar

9. American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker, State Theatre New Jersey

10. A Winter’s Day – Holiday Concert, Farmstead Arts Center

Check out our 2019 Ultimate Holiday Guide for a detailed list of holiday activities and events as well as our Holiday Gift Guide for local gifts to give this holiday season.

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