43 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {Dec 2-Dec 8}

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It is officially December and the holidays are among us! Get ready for a weekend filled with family, friends, and fun with the help of this week’s events, of course. From the comfort of your home or going out and about, here is everything you need to make the most out of your weekend. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend {December 2nd – December 8th}.

Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.

Featured Events

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy’s Hoboken Location to Open in January 2021

January 2021 | CHECK OUT THE HOBOKEN LOCATION

This January 2021, JAG-ONE Physical Therapy {1199 Hudson Street, Hoboken} is opening their new Hoboken location and joining the local community as a medical resource for physical and occupational therapy services. As an in-network provider and with a state-of-the-art facility, JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is able to develop a rehabilitation plan specifically catered to each patient and offer services such as orthopedic rehabilitation, sports medicine, hand therapy, TMJ physical therapy treatment, post COVID-19 rehabilitation, teletherapy, and many more services to the Hoboken community.  

Click here to check out their new Hoboken location and learn more about JAG-ONE Physical Therapy.

Schwingshop’s Custom Holiday Stockings Promotion

Now until Monday, December 14th | START SHOPPING NOW

Schwingshop’s Custom Holiday Stockings

With the holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to check out the Schwingshop {online shop, based in Hoboken} for your festive decor needs. With a custom embroidered initial, their holiday stockings come in two sizes {10” and 15”} for just $30 and $46 respectively. This hand-embroidery business not only creates the cutest Christmas stockings but embroiders crewnecks, tote bags, t-shirts, baby hats, and onesies + many more. Plus, Hoboken Girl readers will receive an automatic 10% off stockings + can use the code “FREESHIP” for local Hoboken pickup until Monday, December 14th.

Click here to start shopping or learn more about Schwingshop.

Local Love Box

Available Now- December 20th | GET YOUR BOX NOW

Hoboken Girl and Happy Box have collaborated to give you the Local Love Box for this holiday season. Each box contains 5 products from local businesses in the Hoboken/ Jersey City area. With every order $1 will be donated to WomenRising, a community-based non-profit in Hudson Country that supports women and their families in times of need. Click here to learn more about the Local Love Box and place your order.

Virtual Events

Holiday Cooking I-Already-Miss-Thanksgiving Turkey Sliders

Wednesday, December 2nd | 5:00PM- 5:30PM

Please join Neha Bhide, food scientist and blogger on this new set of Holiday cooking classes every Wednesday at 5:00PM. This week make “I-Already-Miss-Thanksgiving” Turkey Sliders. Join here.

Writing for Wellness

Friday, December 4th | 1:00PM- 2:30PM

Led by Social Work professional, Olivia, writing sessions will cover positive coping skills, self-care journaling, reflection activities, and more. Join here.

This Land: A Conversation with David Opdyke, Lawrence Weschler, and Maya Wiley

Friday, December 4th | 1:00PM

Opdyke will discuss his work in the context of the imminent threats of climate change, with author Lawrence Weschler and current New York mayoral candidate Maya Wiley. Read more here.

Art House Virtual JC Fridays

Friday, December 4th | All Day

JC Fridays is a seasonal arts festival in Jersey City, New Jersey presented by Art House Productions. This year all events will be held over zoom featuring art events that take place in restaurants, galleries, stores, and more. Read more here.

Virtual Drag Bingo

Friday, December 4th | 8:00PM

Part dance party, part friendly competition, Virtual Drag Bingo is the most fun you’ll have on a Friday night. Join here.

Family Fun Night Concert

Saturday, December 5th | 5:00PM

Enjoy music for the whole family at this virtual music event streaming on Facebook. Read more here.

Coffee & Canvas From Home

Saturday, December 5th | 1:00PM- 4:00PM

Samuel Vega will be coming into your homes via Zoom to guide you and answer your questions so you can make beautiful art pieces on canvas you get to keep. All art supplies will be provided by the library. Join here.

It’s a Wonderful Life

November 26th- December 27th  | All Day

It’s a Wonderful Life: a live radio play brings the audience into a 1940’s radio studio to witness a live reading of the classic film’s screenplay. Get your ticket here.

Jersey City Alternative Market

November 26th- December 6th  | All Day

Jersey City Alternative Market presents An Odd Holiday, virtual market. Join here for at-home holiday shopping.

Hudson County Community College Holiday Market

December 5th-January 31st | All Day

Join online for small business vendor shops, family activities, live storybook readings, and more. Read more here.

Hudson Theatre Works Virtual Festival

Continuous | All Day

See what Hudson Theatre Works has to offer online with multiple performances. View here.

In-Person Events

Corgi Comedy Club

Wednesday, December 2nd | 6:30PM-10:45PM

This show offers customers a hilarious, eclectic, one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy experience fueled with delicious cocktails.

Click here for show 1 tickets: The patio opens at 6:30 with the show running from 7:00 – 8:15.

Click here for show 2 tickets: The patio opens at 9:00 with the show running from 9:30 – 10:45.

Antique Loft Skyline Dinner

Wednesday, December 2nd | 6:00PM

Join in this fantastic evening of food, music, and fun at the Antique Loft all with a great view of the city. Make a reservation here.

Combine Z Fitness Class

Thursday, December 3rd | 7:00 PM-8:00PM

No matter where you are in your fitness journey, first-timer vs. life-timer, Combine Z gets results by fine-tuning your athletic technique at Mama Johnson Field in Hoboken. Learn more here.

Hoboken Flea

Saturday, December 5th | All day

564 1st Street in Hoboken will host Hoboken Flea, a pop-up vintage market filled with clothes, accessories, plants, art, and more. Find out more here.

Holiday Mini Photo Sessions

Saturday, December 5th | Multiple Time Slots

Join in for a day of mini-session at Field Colony Art Space in Hoboken, New Jersey where there will be 2-3 modern holiday theme sets for variety of individual and group shots. Hosted by @upasanamainaliphotography and @visualsbytanya. Sign up here.

8th Annual Hoboken Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

Saturday, December 5th | 2:00PM-10:00PM

The Hoboken Ugly Sweater Crawl is here again. Picture hundreds of party-goers running wild through the streets of Hoboken and having access to some of the best bars in the area. Read more here.

Sean Patrick Music Trio at Willie McBrides

Saturday, December 5th | 7:00PM

Go to Willie McBrides in Hoboken for live music, food, and drinks. Read more here.

Hot Chocolate Bar at the Cottage

Saturday and Sunday December 5th and 6th | 8:00 AM-3:00PM

Go to the Cottage in Jersey City for a warm and cozy hot chocolate to bring in the holiday season. Check it out here.

Outdoor Holiday Market

Sunday, December 6th(rain date change), Saturdays, December 12th and 19th | 12:00PM-6:ooPM

This market rounded up the best gifts for everyone on your list, with a collection of unique artisanal products from local makers, artists, and creators, offering the ultimate gifts this season. Read more here.

40 Mile NJ/ NYC Bike Ride

Sunday, December 6th | 5:30 AM- 11:30AM

Get up bright and early for an NJ to NYC and back loop, including 8 cities, 6 parks, 4 bridges, 2 states in 40 miles. Meet in Riverfront Park, Newark, to join the ride. Read more here.

Yoga in the Park

Sunday, December 6th | 9:00AM

Go to Lincoln Park in Jersey City for some relaxing and socially distanced morning yoga. Read more here.

Brooke + Bel Flow for a Cause

Sunday, December 6th | 10:45AM -11:30AM

Go to 60 4th Street, Hoboken for a morning yoga class. This donation-based class is open to all levels and 100% of proceeds will be donated to Hoboken Community Center. Sign up here.

Lightbridge Academy Enrollment

Opens November 7th | 7:00 AM-6:30PM

Go to Lightbridge Academy or visit their website to register for your child’s early education and development. Read more here.

Holiday Adventure at Liberty Science Center

November 27th- January 3rd| 10:00AM-5:00PM

Enjoy holiday experiences throughout the Liberty Science Center to celebrate the joy – and the science – of the season. Get tickets here.

Miracle on Mercer

Everyday | Mon-Thurs: 4PM-12AM, Fri: 4PM to 1AM Sat: 12PM to 1AM, Sun: 12PM to 12AM

miracle on mercer

Go to Franklin Social in Jersey City for a night of delicious holiday cocktails. Learn more here.

Wool Art Gallery Studio Tour

All December | Mon-Fri, 12PM-8PM and Sat 12PM-4PM

108 Sherman Place, Jersey City will host a wool art gallery by Oksana Ball. Read more here.

Kid-Focused Events

Toddler Story Time

Thursday, December 3rd | 11:00 AM-11:30 AM 

Join the Hoboken Public Library for toddler storytime, live on Zoom, featuring songs, stories, and rhymes. Join here.

Mommy & Me Music

Saturday, December 5th | 9:30 AM-11:00 AM 

Have fun with your kids, while helping develop their musical appreciation and creativity. Sign up here.

Guitar for Beginners

Saturday, December 5th | 9:30 AM-11:00 AM 

This is an introductory course for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of guitar playing. This class will focus on reading music and playing simple chords and melodies. Sign up here.

Teen Maker Monday – Custom Buttons & Keychains

Monday, December 7th | All Day

Join the Hoboken Library for their teen craft of the month. This month they are making buttons and keychains. Pick up a craft kit from the Library when it’s open, then follow along to our tutorial on their youtube page. Read more here.

Greater NJ/NY Events

Pet Photos With Santa

Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th| 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue located at 434 Cliffwood Avenue in Cliffwood, New Jersey is hosting pet photos with Santa this weekend. Read more here.

Holiday Flea Market

Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th| 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Themendous in Union City NJ will have a holiday flea market this weekend. Vendors include organic soap makers, handmade jewelry, beauty products, and more. Read more here.

Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show

November 20th- January 3rd | Dusk- 11:00 PM

Skylands Stadium in Augusta, NJ is lit up for the holiday season. Join this drive-through light show. Get tickets here.

Six Flags Holiday in the Park

November 14th- January 3rd | All Day

Go to Six Flags in Jackson, New Jersey, and enjoy the park lit up with holiday lights and plenty of rides. Read more here.

Magic Of Lights

November 13th- January 2nd | Dusk- 11:00 PM

Drive through a magical light show at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Get tickets here.

Partner Happenings

Eyeshapes Hoboken Offering 30% Off One Pair of Glasses

Eyeshapes Hoboken, located at 259 1st St. in Hoboken, is a family-owned optical boutique that has a wide variety of high-quality glasses at competitive prices. The practice is currently open and has implemented health and safety measures so that you can find exactly what you need without stress or worry. Plus, they are offering Hoboken Girl readers 30% off one pair of eyeglasses {frames and lenses} — just mention Hoboken Girl when shopping. Learn more about Eyeshapes Hoboken Here.

W. Kodak Jewelers Has Two Holiday Deals This Season

From December 6th-December 12th you can shop W. Kodak Couture Diamond Studs and take advantage of specials on 1-carat diamond stud. (Regularly $4,000 but on sale for $2,490). Customers who want something smaller or larger will also be on special sale. Call the store or work with an associate in-store for details on sizing and color. As a family-owned business, W. Kodak Jewelers understands the importance of shopping small this holiday season, so the team is offering a free gift card worth $250 from November 27th, 2020 – January 5th, 2021.* It can be used on-line with code HOLIDAY250 or in-store — just mention the code when shopping. Learn more about W. Kodak Jewelers here.

7 Seventy House Offers Up To 3 Months Rent Free

7 Seventy House on Hoboken’s burgeoning west side is unquestionably setting the pace in Hudson County’s rental market. The sleek and modern 14-story building is uniquely located to allow residents to enjoy a less congested and crowded environment, with a dynamic urban lifestyle just a short walk away. They are currently offering Hoboken Girl readers up to 3 months rent-free when you mention Hoboken Girl.  Click here to learn more about 7 Seventy House.

Upcoming Weekday Events

Acuyoga

Tuesday, December 8th | 12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Join for a session of a wonderful, healing combination of acupressure, acupuncture, and yoga. Join here.

Toys for Tots at Mad Hatter

Tuesday, December 8th | 5:00PM- Close

Team Braconi is hosting a Toys for Tots event at Mad Hatter. Enjoy food, drinks, and bringing holiday cheer to someone in need. For questions contact here.

Cordero PS 37 PTA Craft Fair

Wednesday, December 9th | 4:00PM-8:00PM

Sell your homemade gift ideas, let kids decide how to spend the profit: buy groceries, buy gifts to family or friends, donate to charities. Sponsored by the PTA at 158 Erie Street, Jersey City. Read more here.

Holiday Cooking – Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts Appetizers

Wednesday, December 9th | 5:00 PM-5:30 PM

Please join Neha Bhide, food scientist and blogger on this new set of Holiday cooking classes every Wednesday at 5:00 PM. This week make Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts Appetizers. Join here.

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Katie is a Jersey girl born and raised. Living in central New Jersey, she loves spending her summers on the shore. During the rest of the year, you can find her studying on campus at Stevens Institute of Technology where she is majoring in Marketing. Hoboken is now her home away from home and she can’t live without walks by the Hudson or spontaneous trips into New York City.