Our calendar is packed with holiday-related events happening this weekend in Baristaville. Among the highlights:
If you’re dreading the crowds at the mall, try one of the local shopping events, including a sample sale benefitting Autism Speaks, an arts and crafts show, a gift market and Arts Unbound’s holiday fundraising sale.
Also this weekend…

You’ll find a holiday housewarming bash happening at Kip’s Castle and a reading and book signing by local author Paul Grenert happening at Watchung Booksellers.
On Sunday, the annual tree lighting is happening at Glen Ridge Town Hall and there’s an art opening at Parlor Hair Studio featuring the work of Jason Reyes and Fran Liscio.
Lastly, if you’re feeling the spirit of the season, don’t miss the chance to help out these good causes: The Month of Support Food Drive continues through Dec. 3 (details: Scott Pollack, 973-783-2555) and the 12th Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive runs until Dec. 6 (details: 973-743-7575).