Events at Dickens Village in Maplewood Continue this Weekend

December 9, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The "little houses" are back in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village, with Dickens Village activities planned for today and next Saturday, Dec. 16.

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

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


9:30 a.m. - Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at ...

Scenes from Union's Winter Festival and Tree Lighting

UNION, NJ – Santa arrived by firetruck again this year to the delight of youngsters and their families at Union’s Winter Festival in front of town hall on Saturday night.

The festivities began Friday evening with free ice skating and horse and buggy rides.  “There’s nothing better than coming together to kick off the holiday season,” said Township of Union ...

Registration Open for Union's 'Operation Gift Drop'

UNION, NJ - Want Santa to personally deliver a gift to your child before Christmas?  

The Township of Union is running it’s 2nd annual “Operation Gift Drop”, when Santa arrives at township homes to deliver a toy, provided by the child’s parent.  Last year, Santa visited over 100 Township children, escorted by firefighters and police.

Registration is now ...

Historic Cannon Ball House (CBH) Holiday Open House Sunday December 3

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield’s Historic Cannon Ball House, located at 126 Morris Ave., will be open on Sunday December 3rd from 2 4 p.m. 

In celebration of the holiday season, the house will be decorated for the occasion, circa 1840, and the origins of some Christmas traditions will be discussed.  Refreshments will also be on hand for visitors to ...

Union Twelve-Year Old to Star in NJDTE's Nutcracker

UNION, NJ – Samantha Wolf, a 7th grader from Union, was honored at this week’s Township Committee meeting with a Mayor’s Award for her upcoming performance as the lead of Clara in this year’s full-length production of the New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s (NJDTE) beloved holiday classic “The Nutcracker.”

Samantha, 12, began dancing at Susie ...

Celebrate the Season at Warinanco Park, Dec. 3

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate the holiday season at the Warinanco Sports Center on Sunday, December 3.

Kick off the season with family and friends at the newly modernized facility in Warinanco Park from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Skate on the new ice rink ($4 for skate rental), visit with Santa and skate ...

Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Holiday Concerts Throughout Central Jersey, Including Union

Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Holiday Concerts Throughout Central Jersey, including at Liberty Church, 953 West Chestnut Street.

The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present three separate holiday concerts this December at various locations throughout central New Jersey.  This annual concert series ...

Union High School Performing Arts Company Presents “Godspell” December 8, 9, and 10

Union, NJ – The Union High School Performing Arts Company will be presenting Godspell, the rock opera by Stephen Schwartz based on several well-known parables, featuring hits including “Day by Day,” “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” Turn Back, O Man,” and ...

Union's Winter Celebrations Include Ice Skating This Year

UNION, NJ – An ice skating rink has been added to this year’s winter celebrations in Union.

During the Winter Weekend – Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 – free ice skating will be available in front of Town Hall.   

“There’s nothing better than coming together to kick off the holiday season,” said Township of Union Mayor Suzette ...

Hannah Caldwell Teacher's Run on Jeopardy! Comes to an End

UNION, NJ – Hannah Caldwell School fourth grade teacher Jason Sterlacci’s run on the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions came to an end Tuesday night, when he missed the final Jeopardy! answer.

Sterlacci was one of 15 past winners competing in the Tournament of Champions over the last two weeks.  He won during his first quarter final appearance, pushing him into Tuesday ...

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Wed, December 13, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Babies in the Library

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Wed, December 13, 4:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Hot Chocolate Playdough

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Thu, December 14, 3:00 PM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Tween Make It @ Your Library: "Frosted Glass ...

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A Holiday Feast For Train Fans Is On Display At The Model Railroad Center

November 22, 2017

Looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving? Drop in to the Model Railroad Center and enjoy a festive sound and light show highlighting a sprawling, meticulously detailed HO layout.

See if you can spot the Batmobile and other surprises!

Snack bar, toddler rest area and gift shoppe conveniently located on site. Modest admission fee goes to support the non-profit Model Railroad ...