5 festive ways to spend this weekend in northern New Jersey

Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Ho-Ho-Hoboken SantaCon 2014

The weekend before Christmas should probably be considered a holiday, as there are so many wonderful winter activities to participate in! Here are some of the most fun things happening in northern NJ this weekend.

Hoboken SantaCon
This year’s Ho-Ho-Hoboken SantaCon is free! Twenty five bars including Texas Arizona, the Wicked Wolf and Biggies will be participating in drink specials, but NJ.com reports that bouncers won’t be checking for wristbands this year. Festivities start at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Breakfast with Santa
From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Biagio’s in Paramus is hosting Breakfast with Santa! Is there anything better than waffles, pancakes and an ugly sweater contest? Purchase your $10 ticket at the door.

Demarest Farms Christmas Spectacular
Everyday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., there will be hayrides with Santa, a petting zoo and plenty of delicious food at the Demarest Farms Christmas Spectacular.


See the Nutcracker
The Dance Theatre of New Jersey is presenting its full-length, traditional performance of the Nutcracker on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available online.

Check out the best light shows in northern NJ
Sometimes, you just need to grab a hot chocolate to go and admire some beautiful lights! We’ve got all of the best places to “ooh” and “aah” over some beautiful holiday displays.

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