Make the Most of December 2021 in New Jersey with these Can't-Miss Events

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

The holiday season is underway and Northern New Jersey is as festive and vibrant as ever. From art festivals and galleries to Christmas tree and menorah lightings, here is a selection of December 2021 events in Montclair, Jersey City, Hoboken, and beyond.


Montclair New Jersey - December 2021 events guide

The Windows at Studio Montclair Gallery

November – December 2021

Discover new window exhibits at Studio Montclair Gallery this winter. Warm clothes and/or hot beverages are recommended!

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Coffee & Crime Mystery Book Club

December 16, 2021

Explore the novel Anxious People by Fredrick Backman during this lively, librarian-led book discussion.

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Natural Decoration Demonstration

December 3, 2021

Hone your art skills and create your own holiday decorations using materials sourced from nature.

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Jersey City

Jersey City New Jersey - December 2021 events guide

Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting

December 2, 2021

Whether celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, or both, enjoy an evening of festivities while exploring gift options from local vendors.

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The Divine Artisan Showcase

December 8, 2021

Uncover unique and personalized holiday gifts crafted by local female artisans, ranging from jewelry to fashion and accessories.

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Jersey City’s Free Quarterly Arts Festival

December 3, 2021

Discover Jersey City’s vibrant arts community during this quarterly festival, which is free and open to the public.

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An Evening of Opera Scenes

December 3, 2021

Enjoy an evening of operatic skits performed by students from the Caroline L. Guarini Department of Music, Dance and Theatre at New Jersey City University.

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Hoboken New Jersey - December 2021 events guide

Hoboken Jingle Bell 5k

December 18, 2021

Work off those excess holiday calories during this all-ages 5K run, all while supporting the City Challenge Athletics organization.

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Holiday Gift Markets

December 5, 2021

Description: Perfect for last-minute gift finds, visit the Downtown Artisan Market before it closes at the end of December.

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Surrounding Towns

New Jersey - December 2021 events guide

A Jolly Holiday: Celebrating Disney’s Broadway Hits (Millburn)

December 1 - January 1, 2021

Get into the holiday spirit with the whole family by enjoying some of Broadway’s best performers in this merry show.

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Seton Hall University Annual Winter Concert (South Orange)

December 6, 2021

The students of Seton Hall will delight audiences and ignite the holiday spirit during this special, one-night engagement.

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