• 13 Events Happening in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {December 20-23, 2018}

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    Christmas weekend is officially here — but before we eat our faces off and open presents, there are plenty of things to do this weekend. From pop-up shops to Christmas dinners to kid-friendly events and beyond — check out 13 events happening in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend {Thursday, December 20th through Sunday, December 23rd, 2018}. And if looking for a place to eat on Christmas Eve or Christmas day, click here.

    hoboken city hall christmas tree

    ^^ Hoboken’s City Hall is all ready for Christmas!

    *FEATURED EVENT*

    Hoboken Girl Apparel Mini Holiday Pop-Up —Thursday, December 20th from 3:30PM-7:30PM

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    Join the Hoboken Girl Team for a mini holiday pop-up shop event at our office {34 Newark Street Suite #2 in Hoboken}. Hoboken Girl tees, tanks, {new!} crewneck sweatshirts, and ornaments will be available for last-minute gift purchases, with the first $1 of every item bought donated to our friends at Wise Animal Rescue. We’ll also be serving complimentary hot cocoa to enjoy {and perhaps spiked if you’d like!}. Cash or venmo only — and if you can’t make it but would like to purchase an item, email hobokengirlteam@gmail.com and we can set items aside for you to pick up at a later date. See you Thursday – pop by any time between 3:30-7:30 🙂

    Nimbus Presents: The Nutcracker — Running through Saturday, December 22nd

    Head to the Nimbus Theater in Jersey City {165 Newark Avenue} for their rendition of the classic holiday play, The Nutcracker. Performance dates are on December 14th-16th, and the 22nd-23rd with school matinees on December 11th + 13th and 18th-20th. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

    Holiday Art Market in Jersey City — Running through Saturday, December 22nd

    The Holiday Art Market is a great opportunity to support local businesses and artists. Artwork will be available for purchase. The event will take place at 107 Bowers in Jersey City. Click here for more info and for updates on vendors.

    It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at the Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken — Running through December 23rd

    Back by popular demand, Mile Square Theatre revives its beloved production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, by Joe Landry. Join MST as the theatre becomes a live recording studio in the golden age of radio and MST theatergoers become the studio audience. Five actors bring to life dozens of characters as WMST “goes on air” to broadcast Frank Capra’s popular holiday story. You don’t want to miss this popular holiday treat for the whole family! The show will run November 29th through December 23rd {Thursday through Saturday at 8:00PM and Sunday + Saturday at 3:00PM}. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

    Be One Sol Pop-Up Shop at Work it Out in Hoboken — Thursday, December 20th from 7:30AM-10:30AM and 5:30PM-7:30PM

    Head to Work it Out’s Willow Avenue location in Hoboken {603 Willow Avenue} for a pop-up shop event with Hoboken’s newest boutique, One Sol. The morning pop-up shop will include warm hot chocolate and the evening event will include WiO’s favorite Prosecco. Also, score 20% off all of WiO’s merchandise.

    Suite Tee Holiday Nail Art Event in Jersey City — Thursday, December 20th + Saturday, December 22nd 

    Celebrity and Editorial Manicurist Shirley Cheng will be at Suite Tee Nails in Jersey City {172 Newark Avenue, 2nd floor} this Thursday and Saturday. Shirley will be offering gel polish and gel extensions featuring holiday nail art. Guests that get nail art will receive $5 off any full price wax service. Beverages will be served.

    Trunk Show + Tarot Card Reading Event at Gaia’s Cavern in Jersey City — Thursday, December 20th from 4:00PM-10:00PM

    Shop La Lune Healing’s line of self-care and wellness items and get a tarot card reading from Opals Aura at Gaia’s Cavern in Jersey City {140 Wayne Street} this Thursday evening. Also enjoy raffles, gift bags, and drinks while you shop.

    Karaoke Night at House of Que in Weehawken — Thursday, December 20th from 8:00PM-11:00PM

    Every Thursday evening, House of Que in Weehawken {500 Port Imperial Avenue} hosts Karaoke Night. Thursdays are also Ladies Night where drinks are half-priced for the ladies.

    HDSID Artist and Maker Holiday Market — Thursday, December 20th from 4:00PM-8:00PM + Saturday, December 22nd from 12:00PM-5:00PM 

    The last day of the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District {HDSID} Holiday Market is this Saturday {and one more weeknight – this Thursday!}. Get any last minute gift shopping done and explore a variety of different local vendors. The market will take place at the Grove PATH Plaza in Jersey City. Get more information here and check out some of our favorite vendors here.

    The 6th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Concert in Jersey City — Saturday, December 22nd at 7:15PM

    The 6th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Concert is happening this Saturday evening at the Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Jersey City {54 Journal Square Plaza}. The concert will feature special performances from The Jersey Joint, The St. Dominic Academy Dominoes, and more. Get more information here.

    Glow and Co. Tan Pop-Up at Up & Out Studio in Hoboken — Sunday, December 23rd from 10:00AM-5:00PM

    Get your Christmas spray tan AND blow out all in one spot this Sunday. Glow & Co. will be at Up & Out Studio {107 4th Street in Hoboken} giving spray tans for a discounted price of $39 for regular and $49 for express. Get more information and register here.

    Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner at The Kitchen Step in Jersey City — Sunday, December 23rd

    Celebrate Christmas Eve a day early at The Kitchen Step in Jersey City {500 Jersey Avenue} as they host an Italian-American tradition — The Feast of the Seven Fishes. Enjoy a special prix-fixe dinner featuring four courses with seven different seafood offerings. Book your table here.

    Kid-Friendly Events

    Kidville Winter Wonderland — Thursday, December 20th from 3:45PM-5:15PM

    Head to Kidville in Hoboken {1202 Shipyard Lane} to make winter crafts, enjoy open gym play {with a snowball fight!}, photo ops with Santa, and pizza + refreshments. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

    First Day of Winter Celebration at Urban Jungle Play — Friday, December 21st

    Keep the kids occupied with some indoor fun at Urban Jungle Play this Friday. With the purchase of an open play pass, children can create their own winter-themed ornament. Purchase an open play pass here.

    Upcoming Weekday Events:

    Monday, December 24th — Emergency Blood Drive in Hoboken from 8:00AM-2:00PM outside of the John Wiley & Sons Building {111 River Street}.

    Monday, December 24th — Winter Camp Begins at My Gym in Hoboken {8:00AM-5:00PM}. Get more information here.

    Wednesday, December 26th — 12 Days of Science begins at the Liberty Science Center {9:00AM-7:30PM}. Get more information here.

    Wednesday, December 26th — Free Meditation Happy Hour at Jack Rabbit in Hoboken {7:00PM}. Get more information here.

    Wednesday, December 26th — Mean Girls Trivia at Black Bear in Hoboken {8:00PM-9:30PM}.

    Wednesday, December 26th — Quizzoholics Trivia at Pilsener Haus & Bier Garten in Hoboken {8:00PM-10:00PM}.


    It’s time to get planning — happy weekend!

    Remember to tag us on Insta in your adventures @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl for a repost. xo

    **To submit an event for our community guide, please fill out our events form here or email events@hobokengirl.com.**


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    Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.


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