ArtPride New Jersey had compiled seasonal experiences, classes, performances and more in its new Winter Holiday Guide.

 “With winter on the horizon, it’s time to enjoy some seasonal, elf-approved entertainment,” the group's president and CEO, Adam Perle, said in a ArtPride press release. “Family traditions start with the arts, and there are hundreds of events happening across the state that are sure to bring loved ones together.”

Some upcoming Essex County holiday events featured in The Winter Holiday Guide include:

  •  “A Jolly Holiday: Celebrating Disney’s Broadway Hits,” celebrate the holidays with some of Broadway’s brightest stars performing hits from Disney’s biggest Broadway shows in this festive concert, taking place at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn from Dec. 1 to Jan. 2.
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party,” drawing on a rich catalogue of holiday classics and Christmas originals from the band’s two full length holiday albums, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its world-renowned live show, and fun and quirky take on the holidays to the Wellmont Theater in Montclair on Dec. 16.
  •  “Holiday Gift Shoppe & Art Show,” at this exhibit, new artists participate each weekend with new one-of-a-kind items. Each purchase supports the West Orange Arts Council and local artists & artisans. The event is taking place at the West Orange Arts Center from Dec. 11 to Dec. 19.
  •  “Winter Camp: Mixed Media Mashup,” students will experiment with a variety of art media and learn new techniques for self-expression in a fun and supportive atmosphere with other creative kids. Taught by the Museum’s professional art educators in small groups for personalized attention, the event is taking place at the Montclair Art Museum on Dec. 28 to Dec. 30.

“New Jersey is bursting at the seams with wonderful options to enjoy together: family festivals, maker markets, colorful concerts and so much more,” Perle said in the release. “We hope New Jerseyans will get out and witness the wonder of live performances and Jersey-made art.