WHEN: December 2 – 11; 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily, Fridays until 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township
ADMISSION: $2 per person gains entry to both the Holiday Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland. Children under age 2 are FREE.
Contact:973.326.7601. Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation.
It’s HERE! Gum Drops & Candy Canes & Gingerbread, of course!
Ooooooh, Ahhhh! A Kingdom of Candy really does exist! Visit the 25th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland. The sweet smell of candy fills the air as you view hundreds of beautiful, edible structures. Guests, young and old, marvel at the creativity, skill, and sense of optimism that characterizes this charming exhibit.
Don’t miss the Craft Show on Saturdays and Sundays during Gingerbread Wonderland!
Civil War Christmas
Discover a Christmas Celebration from Yesteryear
WHEN: Saturday, December 3—Sunday, December 4, Saturday: 12 noon - 5 p.m. & Sunday: 12 noon - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown
ADMISSION: $7 per adult, $6 per senior, $5 per child age 4 - 16, FREE for children age 3 and under
Celebrate Christmas by traveling back in time to the Civil War-era. Experience the holidays at a soldier’s encampment, on the home front, and at an Officer’s Ball. Speak to the soldiers, tour the decorated Vail House, and a join in the fun with dancing, live music, and costumed reenactors at the Officer’s Ball. More info.
ROCK N’ ROLL GEOLOGY
Ages 7 & Up
Take a guided hike with a naturalist and learn why Pyramid Mountain really ‘rocks.’
WHEN: Sunday, December 4, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, intersection of Mars Court & Boonton Avenue, Montville Township.
ADMISSION: $ per person
Contact: Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.
TODDLER TREKS - AGES 2 & 3 WITH AN ADULT
Tuesday, December 6 at Pyramid Mountain NHA, Montville Twp.
How do all of summer’s animals deal with the frigid winter weather? Discover the answer with a story read aloud and a guided trail walk.
Are Deer Roaming Here?
Monday, December 12 at Great Swamp OEC, Chatham Twp.
Enjoy a story and learn about NJ’s only native hoofed mammal. Take a walk on the trail to explore the deer’s habits and habitat.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 6—Monday, December 12, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
WHERE: Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township & Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, intersection of Mars Court & Boonton Avenue, Montville Township
ADMISSION: $5 per child
Contact: Preregistration is required. To register, Great Swamp OEC: 973.635.6629, or Pyramid Mountain NHA: 973.334.3130.
PRE-SCHOOL WALKS - AGES 4 & 5 WITH AN ADULT
Where’d They Go?
It seems as though all the summer animals have disappeared. Which animals hibernate, which ones migrate, and where they go?
WHERE: Tuesday, December 6, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
WHERE: Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township
ADMISSION: $5 per child
Contact: Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.