Hoboken Girl’s Weekend Events Guide: December 2nd {2016} Edition

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December is in full swing and this weekend’s events guide has something for everyone. From a bar crawl, a holiday-themed comedy show, a heated indoor market, to where to take a picture with Santa…we’ve got you covered. Your weekend events guide to Hoboken {and Jersey City} is here! What will you be up to?

Hoboken Girl’s {Upcoming} Featured Event

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Fit Foundry’s Grand Opening: Thursday, December 8th at 6:30PM

We’re very excited to announce that Fit Foundry is is opening…really, really soon! This Thursday you can help welcome Hoboken’s newest 8,000 square-foot-fitness facility that aims to change your fitness experience at their grand opening party. Get motivated, see their new space, find out what they can offer and enjoy drinks, food, prizes and more. Located at 1416 Willow Ave. 


PS: As you gallivant around town, make sure to use our Holiday Deals Guide — featuring 50+ Deals All Around Hudson County!


Additional Events

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Happening now through December 6th, you can experience the cuisine and beer of Belgium at Zeppelin Hall. Featuring over 100 beers and free parking. Located at 88 Liberty View Drive in Jersey City. 

Ladies Night: Friday, December 2nd from 7:00PM-10:00PM

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The JCFamilies Team is hosting a ‘ladies night’ this Friday evening and ladies, you’re invited. Join them for wine, small bites and good conversation. For additional information or to register for this FREE event, click here.  Located at 189 Brunswick Center in Jersey City. 

The Twelve Dates of Christmas: Friday, December 2nd from 8:00PM-10:00PM

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Art House Productions is proud to present their holiday show, ‘The Twelve Dates of Christmas’ happening this Friday at 8pm. This show tells the story of a woman named Mary who see her fiancé kiss another woman at the televised Thanksgiving Parade. Find out how she stumbles back into the dating world by getting your tickets hereTaking place at 136 Magnolia Ave in Jersey City. 

Sustainability Hackathon: Saturday, December 3rd from 8:00AM-8:00PM

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Attention tech fans – this event is for you. This Saturday, from 8:00AM-8:00PM, you can participate in the day-long community tech event, ‘Sustainability Hackathon’. There you’ll meet local civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, urbanists, community organizers and others passionate about making Jersey City a better place. For additional information please email team@innovatejerseycity.org or click hereLocated at 201 Montgomery Street in Jersey City. 

Merry Mile Square Bar Crawl: Saturday, December 3rd from 11:30AM-8:00PM

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It’s backkk! ‘The Merry Mile Square Bar Crawl‘ is happening this Saturday {ALL DAY} and you can purchase your tickets here. Hoboken Happy Hours hopes to raise even more than the $1,200 they raised last year with proceeds benefiting the Covenant House.  Wearing your most festive attire is very encouraged. 

Stop the Clot at Prime Cycle: Saturday, December 3rd at 12:00PM

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Cycle to ‘Stop the Clot’ this Saturday at Prime Cycle. This ticked event benefiting the National Blood Clot Alliance includes a cycling class with chances to win prizes such as VIP tickets to The Wendy Williams Show, anjbracelets, SirReal Fashion t-shirts, Mad One Jack’s gift bags and more! Call 201-795-0900 to reserve your spot. Located at 1025 Maxwell Lane. 

Project Market: Saturday, December 3rd-Sunday, December 4th

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Eat, Drink & Shop this Saturday and Sunday at ‘Project Market‘. What is it? A heated indoor market located in the Historic Downtown section of Jersey City that is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping while perusing various local vendors. Located behind City Hall at 280 Grove Street, Jersey City. 


See More: Your Complete Guide to December in Hudson County {Holiday Festivities, Day-by-Day!}


Pictures with Santa at Lulu’s: Sunday, December 4th from 9:30AM-5:30PM

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Bring your little ones to meet Santa {+ get a photo with him} this Sunday while giving back. This CASA event will take place at Lulu’s in the W Hotel from 9:30AM-5:30PM and ALL proceeds will benefit foster children in Hudson County. Located at 225 River Street. 

Family Day Book Fair: Sunday, December 4th from 10:00AM-5:00PM

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This Sunday visit the United Synagogue of Hoboken for a Family Day Book Fair. This free event includes various activities including a book fair with Little City Books, craft tables, face painting, refreshments and entertainment from local vendors. Located at 115 Park Avenue in Hoboken. 

Bwe’ + Brave’s Winter Pop-up: Sunday, December 4th from 11:00AM-3:00PM

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Stop by bwe’ kafe this Sunday to pick up on coffee beans for your loved ones and fresh evergreen wreaths/florals to make your home merry & bright! Located at 1002 Washington Street. 

Photos with Santa & Charity Toy Drive: Sunday, December 4th from 12:00PM-3:00PM

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Visit 1206 Bloomfield Street this Sunday afternoon for a wonderful cause. Hoboken Family Alliance and Avenue Residential have come together to present FREE photos with Santa beginning at 12pm. All they ask if that you please bring donations {new toys & pajamas} to benefit local charities in Hoboken….what a jolly idea! 

Cycle for the Cure: Sunday, December 4th at 12:00PM

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Cycle for the Cure this Sunday at Prime Cycle. This ticked event benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society includes a 45 minute cycling class, free shoe rental, water bottle, and 5 raffle tickets from various vendors such as: Soul Cycle, Rush Cycling, Pinot’s Palette, Bean Vault Coffee, City of Saints Coffee, Otto Strada, ArteVino, Baking Mama, King’s, Turning Point, Chop’t, Sweetgreen, Prime Cycle, Margherita’s, and more. Email alexa@primecycle.com or call 201-795-0900 to reserve your spot.

Wine Pairing Dinner at Grand Vin: Sunday, December 4th from 6:00PM-9:00PM

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Grand Vin wants to wine and dine you this Sunday evening. There you’ll experience a four course meal paired with five different wines with menu items such as a jumbo lump crab salad, homemade gnocchi, braised short rib and assorted cheese plates. Call (201) 656-0012 to make your reservations and get your tickets hereLocated at 500 Grand Street. 

Upcoming Weekday Events 

Monday, December 5th at 8:00PM- Harry Potter trivia at Maxwell’s.

Tuesday, December 6th at 5:00PM – Annual Hoboken Christmas tree lighting at City Hall – 94 Washington Street. 

Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00PM- Mana Wine presents Tour de France {learn all about Bordeaux wines}  more info & tickets here.

Tuesday, December 6th at 8:30PM – Hoboken Ski Club Meeting at City Bistro – attend a meeting to learn more about this awesome club & their many trips. 

Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00PM-  ‘Holiday Cheer’ at Mills Tavern hosted by The Jubilee Center – drinks & silent auction. 

Thursday, December 8th at 7:00PM – Hoboken Girl’s Holiday Sweets Soirée at The W Hotel – more info & tickets here.

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Hoboken Girl’s Holiday Sweets Soiree: Thursday, December 8th from 7:00PM-10:00PM

Celebrate the holiday season by joining us for our 2nd Annual Hoboken Girl Holiday Sweets Soiree the W Hotel.  Your $40 entry ticket includes admission, hors d’oeuvres, a donation to charity {Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps}, a mini bottle of La Marca Prosecco, and dessert samplings from: Baking Mama, But-A-Cake, Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes, Om Sweet HomeInsomnia Cookies, Sugar Suckle and Halifax. We hope to see you there – get your tickets here!

Learn more about the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps here.


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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.