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TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Holiday Event Guide


VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The holiday season is upon us and there are plenty of opportunities to get in the spirit and celebrate.  Here's a list of upcoming holiday events and programs.

Verona Juniors Deliver Letters to Santa
Letters accepted through December 15

Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo Kicks Off Nov. 17

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Verona Fair in the Square is Dec. 2
he Township of Verona presents the 21st Annual Winter Festival Fair in the Square on Saturday, December 2 from 12-5 pm in the Verona Civic Center.  A special tree lighting event with Santa starts at 4:30 pm with the Verona Fire Department.

Livingston's Regal Bank Invites Pubic to Get Pet Pictures with Santa Paws
December 2

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tours are Dec. 2 and Dec. 3

Cedar Grove Historical Society Holiday Open House is Dec. 3

Annual Holiday Festival Coming Up in Early Dec. at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge

Cedar Grove Tree Lighting is Dec. 4

Bloomfield's Annual Tree Lighting is at Town Hall Monday December 4

Holiday Candlelight Tours of Verona's Kip's Castle Begin Dec. 5

The 5th Annual Old Canal Inn Holiday Boutique is Thursday December 7
Thursdays and Saturdays through December 30

Cedar Grove Juniors Breakfast with Santa is Dec. 9
Tickets on sale now.

Story Time with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Kingsland Manor in Nutley December 9, 10

Christmas Sing-A-Long with Ian Gallagher at CG Library
Dec. 11

Santa Visits North End on Dec. 17

Santa Visits Verona Accompanied by the Verona Fire Department
Dec. 17

Verona Ballet performs the Nutcracker on November 17 & 18 at Montclair State University's Memorial Auditorium

Santa Has Arrived and It Is Time To Suit Up For His Flight Crew
Daily through December 24


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