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Enjoy New Brunswick's Winter Wonderland for the Holidays

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When:

NOV 27, 2020 to DEC 31, 2020
Times & locations listed below

Where:

New Brunswick City Center
New Brunswick, NJ

City Center is YOUR Host for the Holidays!

Starting with the annual Tree Lighting at Monument Square Park on November 27th and every day until December 31st, the season will be filled with multiple activities celebrating the holidays creating a Winter Wonderland of festivities.

Winter Wonderland Activities include: 

  • LIVE MUSIC WEEKENDS
  • HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
  • SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY & CYBER MONDAY
  • RUTGERS FOOTBALL CITY-WIDE GAME WATCH
  • HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
  • LIVE CHAINSAW ICE SCULPTING
  • HOLIDAY SELFIE LOCATIONS
  • FOOD, TOY, & WINTER ACCESSORY DRIVE
  • HOLIDAY ONLINE TRIVIA NIGHT
  • COMEDY PERFORMANCES
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • MIRACLE ON GEORGE STREET POP-UP BAR
  • MORE ACTIVITIES ADDED WEEKLY


NEW BRUNSWICK'S HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING

Brought you by Johnson & Johnson and Miller Lite

  • WHEN: November 27, 2020
  • WHERE: Monument Square Park and George St.
  • TIME: Festivities start at 5:30 pm
  • WATCH LIVE ONLINE: Stay home and enjoy the lighting on Facebook Live beginning at 6:15 pm

Come on down and enjoy the live entertainment and festivities of our holiday kick-off celebration! This year, we celebrate multiple tree lightings, 9 in total around New Brunswick's city center, with large trees located at Monument Square Park, Paterson & George Street (near Indochine), and Albany & George Street (near Gong Cha). We'll have entertainment going on prior to the tree lighting with jugglers and stilt walkers as well as Holiday Carolers roaming from tree to tree once they are all lit! 

  • 5:30 - Stilt Walker, Juggler, and Light Music
  • 6:00 - Caroler Songs from Spiced Punch
  • 6:15 - Facebook Live & Sponsor Thanks Begin
  • 6:30 - Tree Lighting
  • 6:35 - Entertainers roam George Street until 8 pm
  • 7:00 - Local Musicians perform under Restaurant Tents


NEW BRUNSWICK'S LIVE MUSIC WEEKENDS

Brought you by Stella Artois, Jameson Irish Whiskey, and Absolut Vodka

Enjoy the entertaining sounds of New Brunswick as local musicians, DJs, and performances keep you entertained while you dine! Click your weekend of choice to see who's performing!


NEW BRUNSWICK'S SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY & CYBER MONDAY

  • WHEN: November 28 & 30, 2020
  • WHERE: Shops & Stores in New Brunswick's city center
  • TIME: 9 am - 12 am
  • SHOP GIFT CARDS ONLINE

Support your favorite Small Businesses in New Brunswick, in-store & online this holiday season to show your support for local and small businesses in the New Brunswick community! Visit online to shop for gift cards to the best shops and restaurants in Central Jersey and take advantage of their special discounts and offers going all weekend!  


RUTGERS FOOTBALL CITY-WIDE GAME WATCH

Brought you by Miller Lite

  • WHEN: 11/28, 12/5, 12/12
  • WHERE: Your favorite New Brunswick Sports Restaurants
  • TIME: Pre-Game to Post-Game. Check Rutgers Schedule

Watch the Rutgers Scarlet Knights take on their Big 10 rivals in the comfort and convenience of your favorite sports restaurants in New Brunswick! Home or away, the games broadcast from big screen TV's each Saturday alongside food & drink specials!

Click Here for more details!


NEW BRUNSWICK'S HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES

  • WHEN: Thursdays, December 3, 10, and 17
  • WHERE: Monument Square Park & Hyatt Regency
  • TIME: 6 pm - 8:45 pm

Continuing with a New Brunswick holiday classic, we will host family carriage rides on Thursday evenings! We highly recommend reserving a time but we will also allow for walk-up purchases if they are still available for that evening. 

Reserve your ride here! 

$20 per carriage family. Reservations will still check-in to receive a specific time at our check-in location. Check-in time begins at 5:30 pm and will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. Full details here


NEW BRUNSWICK'S LIVE CHAINSAW ICE SCULPTING

Brought you by Boraie Development LLC & Investors Bank & RAM Law

  • WHEN: Friday, December 4th, 11th, and Thursday, December 17th (Rain dates the following day if needed)
  • WHERE: Paterson & George Street (near Indochine)
  • TIME: 5 pm - 7:45 pm

Let's crank up the excitement with a visually entertaining activity as we bring in local ice sculptors to create a little holiday wonder, using a small chainsaw to chisel a block of ice and form some impressive winter shapes and designs! Clear ice blocks custom carved into extraordinary ice luges, bars, and other displays.


NEW BRUNSWICK'S HOLIDAY SELFIE LOCATIONS

  • WHEN: Any day between November 27 - December 31
  • WHERE: Multiple locations within downtown New Brunswick
  • TIME: Shops are open between 9 am-10 pm Sunday - Wednesday and 9 am-12 am Thursday - Saturday, 

Show off the fun & excitement happening in New Brunswick during our Winter Wonderland! Share your awesome photos with hashtag #NBWinterWonderland and you could be featured on one of our pages! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter


NEW BRUNSWICK'S FOOD, TOY, & WINTER ACCESSORY DRIVE

  • WHEN: Now through December 18th
  • WHERE: Drop-Off Location -109 Church St.

Give the gift of happiness with just a click of your mouse! Help us raise funds to purchase toys and other items for our patients in The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital through our 2020 Virtual Toy Drive.


SAINT PETER'S FOUNDATION VIRTUAL TOY DRIVE

Give the gift of happiness with just a click of your mouse! Help raise funds to purchase toys and other items for our patients in The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital through our 2020 Virtual Toy Drive.


STATE THEATRE NEW JERSEY HOLIDAY ONLINE TRIVIA NIGHT WITH SUZIE THE ELF

  • WHEN: Wednesday, December 9th 
  • WHERE: Online Here
  • TIME: 7 pm

Join State Theatre for Holiday Online Trivia Night, hosted by Suzie the Elf! Proceeds support State Theatre’s Community Engagement programs. Click Here for Details!


STRESS FACTORY COMEDY CLUB UPCOMING COMEDY PERFORMANCES

We all know how stressful the holidays can be, so let us give you a few laughs for an evening under our socially-distanced, heated tent with delicious food, drinks, and a jolly show from some of the best comedians in the business!


GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE'S "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"

  • WHEN: Saturday, November 28 - January 3. 2021
  • WHERE: Online here
  • TIME: At your convenience

Experience A Christmas Carol, unlike any other—past, present, or future. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to a thrilling new life as Tony Award® winner Jefferson Mays plays over 50 roles in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed. 


MIRACLE ON GEORGE STREET POP-UP CHRISTMAS

  • WHEN: November 27 - January 3. 2021 
  • WHERE: 3 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • TIME: 7-nights a week from 4:30 - 9:00 PM

Santa's elves came through once again to transform Catherine Lombardi into the Miracle on George Street at Catherine Lombardi! The halls have been decked & the drink specials are ready! Make your reservations at the most festive spot in the State. RSVP here.

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