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Local Family-Friendly Events to Enjoy Over the Holidays

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Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo welcomes the Penn family from Middletown (Vincent, Heather, Ashley (7) and Britney (5) as the 800,000th visitors to Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in 2017 Credits: Essex County
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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Residents looking to fill their week with holiday cheer are in luck, as many local celebrations are in full swing.

From family-friendly events to kid-centric story times, and senior citizen dances to adults-only happy hours, there is something on the calendar for every member of the family from now until Dec. 25 and beyond.

Dec. 17

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Light of the World Christmas Show, West Orange

9 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

 

Dec. 17

Holiday Concert Series, Livingston Mall

12-1:30 p.m.: Andy's Music Center

2:30-5 p.m.: Newark Academy "Horns-a-Plenty"

7-8 p.m.: Governor Livingston HS Chamber Choir

 

Dec. 18

Holiday Train Exhibit, Roseland Public Library                                                                       

Hours vary. Exhibit on Display until Dec. 21                                                              

 

Dec. 19

Holiday Concert Series, Livingston

4-7:30 p.m.: Newark Academy Jazz Band "Chameleon"

                                               
Dec. 20

Holidays From Around the World, Preschooler story time, Fairfield  

2-3 p.m.

 

Dec. 20 

The Livingston League of Women Voters Annual Holiday Dinner, Livingston

5:30 p.m., cost $20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
 

Dec. 21

Pajama story time, Roseland

6 p.m.                                                                         

 

Dec. 22 

Holiday Happy Hour at the Manor, West Orange

5:30-7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 

Dec. 23

Last day for pictures with Santa Claus at the Ice Caverns, Fairfield

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                  
 

Dec. 23

Storytime with Mrs. Claus, Turtle Back Zoo

Hours vary. Some events require paid entry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
 

Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Caldwell

8-9 p.m.                                                                                                                                              

 

Dec. 24

Candle Light Christmas Eve, West Orange

9 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

 

Dec. 27

West Orange Senior Citizen Holiday Party at the Manor, West Orange

11a.m.- 2 p.m.

                                                                                                                                   

Dec. 29 

19th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, West Orange

5:30-9:30 p.m.

 

Dec. 29  

Holiday Happy Hour at the Manor, West Orange

5:30-7:30 p.m.

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