MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The "little houses" are back in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village, with a tree lighting and visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus occurring last Saturday, Dec. 2,  and additional Dickens Village activities planned for this Saturday, Dec. 9, and next Saturday, Dec. 16.

There will be a menorah lighting on Monday, Dec. 18.

There will be Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 9. Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are on sale at Village Wine Shop for the St. James’s Gate location, at No. 165 for the Village Trattoria, and at Cedar Ridge Cafe, which is a new location this year.

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Below is the schedule of upcoming holiday events in Dickens Village:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

8 a.m. -  Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Cedar Ridge Cafe

9:30 a.m. - Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at St. James's Gate and the Village Trattoria 

1-4 p.m. - Dickens Village Houses open for viewing

1-4 p.m. - Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus

1-4 p.m. - Horse & Wagon rides

1:30-3:30 p.m. - Jack’s Petting Farm

2-2:45 p.m. - Holiday reading for children at Words Bookstore

STROLLERS CAROLING THROUGH THE VILLAGE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16

1-4 p.m. - Dickens Village Houses open for viewing

1-4 p.m. - Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus

1-4 p.m. - Horse & Wagon rides

1:30-3:30 p.m. - Jack’s Petting Farm

1:30-2:15 p.m. - Choral Presentation by Jefferson School students

2-4 p.m.- Craft & Story Program for children of all ages at Maplewood Memorial Library, Baker St.

3-3:45 p.m. - Choral Presentation by Jefferson School students

STROLLERS CAROLING THROUGH THE VILLAGE

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18

6:15 p.m. - Menorah Lighting in Ricalton Square

Dickens Village is sponsored by the Maplewood Village Alliance and other community benefactors. Some events are weather permitting.

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