The Weekender: Jersey City Nutcracker, Mayor’s Holiday Concert, See Spot Rescued Puppy Adoption

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From Christmas-themed shows to holiday pop-ups, this weekend you’ll be able to catch a variety of events in downtown Jersey City starting with the Nutcracker performance, the Mayor’s Christmas Concert at Loew’s Theatre, and multiple holiday pop-ups at Knead, Very Fine Clothes & Goods, and Bell + Gray.

 

What: The Jersey City Nutcracker
When: December 18th through the 20th
Where: Frank R. Conwell Middle School at 107 Bright Street
Nimbus Dance Works presents it’s annual holiday tradition: the Jersey City Nutcracker. The Jersey City Nutcracker is a modern take on Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic telling the story of two children’s urban holiday adventure leading them through fantasy, adversity and celebration while teaching them lessons about friendship and community along the way. There will be multiple shows this weekend with tickets starting at 8pm.

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What: Jersey City Bollywood Bhangra Party at Club Transmission
When: Friday, December 18th from 10.00pm till 2.30am
Where: Club Transmission at 150 Bay Street
Club Transmission is paying homage to bhangra music Friday night with guest DJs Rekha and Jatinder Channa. Admission is $15 at the door or $10 online.

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What: Christmas Mini Market at Knead Massage
When: Saturday, December 19th from 10.30am till 8pm
Where: Knead Massage at 521 Jersey Avenue
Christmas is less than a week away and if you’re still looking for stocking stuffers, this one-stop holiday shop will offer dozens of gift ideas from local businesses including Cecile Raley Designs, Taproot Organics, Vera Vixeness & Vera V.Vintage, Knead Massage, and LoveCita.

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What: Holiday Market at Bell + Gray
When: Saturday, December 19th through Sunday, December 20th from 11am till 5pm
Where: Bell + Gray at 8 Erie Street
Still haven’t finished your holiday shopping? Bell + Gray is hosting a pop-up holiday market this weekend from 11am till 5pm. There will be different vendors on each day. Saturday will include Giselle by VS, Eight of Stones, Gold Label Cosmetics, Slaps & Giggles, Jessica Allison Jewelry, Iron Strong by Tina Tang, Purple Dahlias, Hammer & Hyde, Deen Boutique, and Goodie Box Bake Shop. Sunday’s vendors include Taproot Organics, , Giselle by VS, Eight of Stones, Jessica Allison Jewelry, For the Good, Purple Dahlias, Para New York, Deen Boutique, Piamundo, and Jersey City Sweets. You can follow the restaurant’s Instagram account to find out if further vendors join the market. The restaurant will host an additional pop-up market next weekend as well.

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What: See Spot Rescued Holiday Pup-Up
When: Saturday, December 19th from 2pm till 4pm
Where: Very Clothes & Goods at 9 Erie Street
Swing by Very Clothes & Goods this Saturday to finish up your holiday shopping and make sure you stay from the hours of 2pm through 4pm to meet SSR’s latest adoptable pups including the irresistible Adele and Mary Tyler Moore.

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What: Mayor’s Christmas Concert
When: Saturday, December 19th at 6.30pm
Where: Loew’s Theatre
Get into the holiday spirit with the Mayor’s Christmas Concert at Loew’s Theatre. The concert features the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, conducted by Father Alphonse Stephenson. Although the performance is free, children’s gift donations are greatly appreciated.

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What: Santa Claus at the Loew’s Theatre
When: Sunday, December 20th from 11am till 2pm
Where: Loew’s Theatre
Want your children to visit Sants without the hectic commercialization of your local mall? The Loew’s Theatre is decorating its Grand Lobby for the holidays and both children and pets will be able to snap a selfie with the man in red. (Digital photos cost $4, but if you donate a children’s gift the photo opp is free). Pet parents can also bring their four-legged kids between 12pm and 2pm.

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What: Santa’s Winter Wonderland at Brookfield Place
When: Through Thursday, December 24th from 10am till 6pm
Where: Brookfield Place, NYC (above WTC Path Hub)
This is your last weekend to visit Santa’s Winter Wonderland at Brookfield Place in Battery Park, New York. Families, friends, couples, co-workers, and even dog owners (on select days) can capture the magic of the holidays with jolly Saint Nick himself. Photo packages start at $22. While you’re there, you can also check out the Luminaries holiday installation inside the Winter Garden.

 

(Image: Nimbus Dance Works)