It's a Wonderful LifeThere are so many great events to enjoy with the  family this weekend.

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You can check our Calendar for all events this weekend, but here are this weekend’s highlights:

Experience “It’s A Wonderful Life” like never before at a 1940s radio style adaptation of the Christmas classic at the Shea Center for Performing Arts. (Friday, December 20)

Enjoy old songs, new songs, silly songs, and a few holiday chestnuts. Plus the Dance of the Ninja Ornament Latke Fairies at the Danna Banana concert in Montclair. (Saturday, December 21)

Kids of all ages will love the new Brookdale ShopRite’s  fun Gingerbread House Decorating class. (Saturday, December 21)

Join together in a fun, family Djembe Drum Circle event at Montclair Pop-Up. (Saturday, December 21)


This weekend is the last chance to see Santa before he has to get ready for the big day. Check our Santa Photo Ops to find out where he’ll be.

Go ice skating! There are tons of places to go locally and beyond.

Take a Day Trip—we have so many places to choose from.