• 15 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Christmas Weekend {December 21-24, 2017}

    The presents are under the tree, the cards have been mailed out, and the stockings have been hung with care {we hope!}, so before Santa comes, celebrate the season by kicking it back with some festive events around town. Whether you want to indulge in a Christmas Eve dinner at Halifax, make some holiday cookies, or you want to see 39 Steps at Mile Square Theatre, you’ll find something to make it the most wonderful time of the year. From the Hoboken Girl team to your family — happy holidays! Here are 15 things to in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend. 

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    Photo: @AmarieBrideHoboken

    Please note: Events are subject to change. Please check event websites for the latest updates and availability. 

    FEATURED EVENT:

    Jersey City NYE Bash at Harborside Plaza Atrium: Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:00PM-2:00AM

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    Spend NYE in Jersey City at the Harborside Atrium’s HUGE space with a view of NYC — all while enjoying a 5-hour premium open bar 9:00PM-2:00AM, passed Hors d’oeuvres, and a live DJ performance. Food will be provided by celebrity Top Chef Contestant Leah Cohen, owner of the Piggyback Bar. Countdown to the New Year with a complimentary champagne toast, party favors, and dance the night away in style. Use code HOBOKENGIRL for $50 {!} off your tickets, which can be purchased here.

    Winter Carnival & Market at Cathedral Hall: Thursday, December 21st at 7:30PM

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    Get your last-minute holiday shopping done at Cathedral Hall in JC {380 Montgomery Street}. Head out for music at 7:30pm with four all-female bands. Get all the details here.

    Science, Sweet and Ugly Sweaters: Thursday, December 21st at 6:00PM

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    If you didn’t get to pull out your ugly sweater this year, you’re in luck. Head out to the Liberty Science Center for its monthly LSC After Dark series, where you can eat, drink and be merry in you festive attire. Get all the deets here.

    Winter Solstice at Zeppelin Hall: Friday, December 22nd from 9:30PM to 2:30PM

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    Congrats — we’re halfway to summer! Celebrate that there’s only 153 days until our fave sand bar opens back up, Surf City, by hanging out at Zeppelin Hall {88 Liberty View Drive}. Listen to The Bakersfield Breakers and enjoy happy hour {half priced beers and cocktails until close}. Click here for more info.

    Hoboken Family Alliance Toy & Pajama Drive: Through Friday, December 22nd

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    You may have gotten your family gifts this season, but some kids are left without any Christmas joy or pajamas to keep them warm this chilly season. The Hoboken Family Alliance is putting on a toy and PJ drive through the 22nd with multiple donation drop-offs in Hoboken {listed above}. You can also make a monetary donation here.

    Cookie Cottage Decorating Class at Corgi Spirits: Saturday, December 23rd at 2:00PM

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    Get spirited before Christmas day with Jersey City Sweets’ next-level cookie cottage decorating class hosted at Corgi Spirits . Make a sugary gingerbread house while sipping on gin to get you in the holiday spirit. You’ll get the recipes for both the cookies and icing so you’ll know exactly what to do. Plus, you can get 10% off all bottles at Corgi Spirits. Tickets are $65 – RSVP here.

    Hoboken Buzz Cuts Holiday Event: Saturday, December 23rd from 12:00PM-Close

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    Get your last-minute pampering in before the relatives come at Hoboken Buzz Cuts {113 Washington Street}. Not only will you get to enjoy food and drinks, you can enter to win a $50 gift card with any service!

    Snow Ball at Birch: Saturday, December 23rd from 9:00PM-3:00PM

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    Just because it’s the holiday weekend doesn’t mean you still can’t go out and have a little fun. Birch {92 River Street} is having a Snow Ball party complete with drink specials {we’re talking $1 glasses of champagne} to get you prepped for Christmas day. Get more info here.

    39 Steps at Mile Square Theatre: Through Saturday, December 23rd

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     Photo by Craig Wallace Dale

    If you’re ready for a laugh this holiday, catch Mile Square Theatre’s {1400 Clinton Street} newest show — Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, 39 Steps. The cast includes Joe Delafield (Tartuffe on Broadway), Helen Hayes Award Winner Zachary Fine, Evan Zes (Signature Theatre’s Incident at Vichy), and Hoboken’s Alycia Kunkle. The show runs through December 23rd. Get show times and tickets here.

    See More: Our Full Review of The 39 Steps

    Whine & Sip at JC Barre Studio Class with Boss Chick: Sunday, December 24th at 10:00AM

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    Get a sweat sesh in before you feast on Christmas with a fun class at JC Barre Studio {419 Monmouth Street}, taught by The Boss Chick. Join Boss Chick Dance Workout Master Trainer Sarah Ewing for a workout complete with Caribbean-Dancehall themed jams. Toast to the holiday with a Coquito drink {A Puerto Rican Coconut Rum Holiday Drink}. Sign up here.

    Christmas Eve Dinner at Kitchen Step: Sunday, December 24th from 5:00PM-9:00PM

    Don’t feel like cooking for extra people this Christmas? Head to Kitchen Step {500 Jersey Avenue}, and let them handle the hard work. A limited number of tables are available, so make a reservation ASAP. Click here to make a reservation.

    Christmas Eve Dinner at Satis: Sunday, December 24th from 5:00PM-9:00PM

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    Forget working over the stove this holiday by taking the family to Satis in Jersey City {212 Washington Street} for brunch and dinner on Christmas Eve. Email info@satisbistro.com for a reservation.

    Feast of the Seven Dishes Feast at Halifax: Sunday, December 24th from 6:00PM-8:00PM

    Ring in Christmas with a decadent meal at Halifax {225 River Street}. This menu, composed of contemporary takes on Italian food staples, features blue cod, smoked fish, lobster, and tiramisu for dessert. Reservations can be made by calling Halifax at 201.253.2500.

    Liberty House Christmas Eve Dinner: Sunday, December 24th from 4:00PM-9:00PM

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    Spend the night before Christmas dining on a four-course meal with some of the most breathtaking views of NYC at Liberty House {76 Audrey Zapp Drive}. The family-style meal includes baby clams, a butcher board, rotisserie chicken, and assorted mini pastries. Click here to view the special menu, and call 201.395.0300 to reserve your spot.

    Kids Ride Free on NY Waterway Through January 1st

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    With so many festive activities surrounding us, your’re bound to make a few trips to New York City this season. Luckily, NY Waterway is giving kids free rides for the holidays through January 1st, so you can save some more money for those presents. Get the details here.

     

    Nous Deux/Ndioune Ndiare Art Gallery: Open though Sunday, December 31st

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    Check out the Nous Deux/Ndioune Ndiare Art Gallery at the hob’art Gallery {720 Monroe} for a fun indoor activity. The exhibit will feature the newest work of Ibou and Liz Ndoy, who are a recently married couple that have had the unique opportunity of working side by
    side while creating completely new and exciting works of art. Get more details here.

    Upcoming weekday events:

    Monday, December 25th: Merry Christmas!

    Tuesday, December 26th: 7 Fine Arts Holiday Workshops

    It’s time to get planning — happy weekend! Remember to tag us on Insta in your adventures @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl. xo


    Written by:

    By day, Tamara is an editor at a women's magazine, but in her free time, she runs her own fashion blog and helps out with Hoboken Girl. Otherwise, you can catch her ‘gramming like it's her job, checking out the cutest spots to eat and drink and redeeming herself at spin class later. Oh, and if you’re curious about Kylie Lip Kits, she’ll happily show you her collection.


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