Hoboken Girl’s Weekend Events Guide: December 16th {2016} Edition

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Wishing the happiest of weekends to you! We know the upcoming holiday is keeping you busy, but be sure to check out what’s going on around town before you finalize your weekend plans. From a winter market, Hoboken’s annual SantaCon, to where to have breakfast with Santa, we’ve got you covered. What will you do?

First things first — as you’re shopping for holiday gifts, make sure to use THIS guide {and get $100s of dollars off while shopping locally around town at over 50+ stores/businesses}.

A Hoboken Tale: Friday, December 16th-Saturday, December 17th

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The Garden Street School of Performing Arts proudly presents its annual play, ‘A Hoboken Tale’. If you haven’t had the chance to see this play, or are longing to see it again, your chance to is this Friday at 8:00PM and this Saturday at 4:00PM & 8:00PM. Get your tickets hereLocated at 1018 Washington Street in Hoboken. 

The Reindeer Monologues: Friday, December 16th from 8:00PM-10:30PM

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Artistic Pride Productions presents The Eight Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode. A comedic experience sure to make you laugh as it tells the story of the opinions of the famously known reindeer and old jolly Saint Nick. Tickets and additional information hereLocated at 150 Bay Street in Jersey City. 

Rummage & Ruffage’s Winter Market: Saturday, December 17th from 9:00AM-2:00PM

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This Saturday is Rummage and Ruffage’s LAST winter market of 2016. Beginning at 9am, they’ll have a variety of vendors, carolers, trees, wreaths, holiday decorations and hot chocolate. This is all taking place indoors so don’t fret about the cold winter winds. 🌲 Located in the Church of the Holy Innocents at 6th & Willow.

Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 17th from 10:00AM-11:30AM

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Breakfast, Santa and arts & crafts are all in store for you this Saturday at Wicked Wolf. This even is just $15 for adults and free for children 3 and under. Click here for additional information and tickets.

Ho-Ho-Hoboken Santacon: Saturday, December 17th 

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The annual Hoboken SantaCon is happening this Saturday, December 17th. The streets of Hoboken will fill with Santas and Elves of all kinds and best of all, is FREE to attend. Click here for a list of participating bars and additional information here.

The Muppets Christmas Carol: Saturday, December 17th at 1:00PM

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This Saturday enjoy a FREE screening of the popular, Muppets Christmas Carol film at  The Atrium at Harborside TerminalThis screening includes complimentary face painting for children and food options to purchase from local vendors. If you’re able, please bring an unwrapped gift for a child in need (ages 0-17) or donate to MCPCALocated at 147 Harborside Financial Center Platform in Jersey City. 

A Walk in the Snow at Pinot’s Palette: Saturday, December 17th from 3:00PM-6:00PM

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This beauty belongs in your home for the holidays. Don’t you agree? This Saturday, visit Pinot’s palette to paint “A Walk in the Snow” piece of your own….just don’t forget to BYOB. Reserve your spot hereLocated at 258 Newark Street. 

Ugly Sweater Party: Saturday, December 17th from 7:00PM-Midnight

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Urban Coalhouse invites you to dress uglyyyy this weekend. This Saturday evening join them for their first ever Ugly Sweater party that will include food & drink specials and prizes for those who dress the ugliest. Located at 116 14th Street in Hoboken. 

Beyond the Stars Winter Concert: Saturday, December 17th from 7:30PM-9:00PM

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The Hudson County’s Cantigas Women’s Choir is proud to present their 15th annual winter concert, Beyond the Stars. Get into the holiday spirit as you enjoy a concert that includes classic works and more. The suggested donation for the concert is $20 ($10 for seniors and students). Located at 707 Washington Street in Hoboken. 

2nd Annual Coat the City: Sunday, December 18th from 11:00AM-4:00PM

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Visit Talde in Jersey City this Sunday to help “Coat the City.” Bring your gently worn coats and nonperishable foods to benefit the St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter and enjoy DJ sets, food and drink specials. Located at 8 Erie Street in Jersey City. 

Gift Wrap Smorgasbord: Sunday, December 18th from 11:30AM-1:30PM 

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This Sunday, Local Barre will team up with DIY Joint to bring you a gift wrapping smorgasbord. This will include brunch, mimosas, buffet of wrapping paper, accessories and design ideas to wow your family and friends. Contact info@localbarre.com for any additional information and if you plan to attend, don’t forget to BYOB. Located at 1180 Maxwell Lane in Hoboken. 

Upcoming Weekday Events

Monday, December 19th at 8:00PM- Elf trivia at Maxwell’s.

Tuesday, December 20th- All you can eat Mussels & Fries at Bin 14.

Wednesday, December 21st at 8:00PM- Friends (holiday-themed) trivia at Black Bear – rsvp here

Thursday, December 22nd at 9:00AM- Hoboken’s ice skating rink opens!! More information here.

Thursday, December 22nd from 4:00PM-8:00PM- HDSID Holiday Market – additional information here

Featured image via @shantakespictures.


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Meg is a twenty-something “old soul” and is known to leave {red} lipstick marks on her coffee mugs. She moved to Hoboken last year for a boy {a wonderful one at that} and has happily resided uptown since. When she’s not writing our weekly events guide, she’s a real estate agent and an amateur photographer. You can usually find Meg at a local coffee shop, a hot yoga studio, or home with her two cats, Penny Lane & Lucy. She loves a good glass of wine and cooking to her favorite band, The Beatles. Show this girl a sense of humor or recommend some good fiction and she’ll love you, dearly.