Things to Do in Bergen County Week of November 16

We rounded up the best things to do in Bergen County and beyond on our weekend PLAYlist! 

Events Not to Miss:

What5th Annual Big Santa Lighting and Spectacular Drone Show

Why: GSP lights up Santa with holiday music, food trucks, performances and much more.

When: Friday November 18, 5:30-7:30 pm

Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus

WhatHoliday Festivities

Why: Holiday tree lighting, live performances, plus an appearance by Santa. 

When: Friday November 18, starts at 4 pm

Where: Bergen Town Center, Route 4 East and Forest Ave., Paramus

WhatPictures With Santa

Why: See if you’ve been naughty or nice and snap a shot with Santa.

When: Friday November 18-Saturday December 24, 11 am-5:15 pm

Where: Paramus Park, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus

WhatChildren’s Author Elizabeth Macy With Lucky the Dog

Why: Meet the author of Lucky’s Adventure and her furry inspiration.

When: Saturday November 19, 12 pm

Where: Books and Greetings, 271 Livingston St., Northvale


Why: Storytime, play, meeting new friends, and more.

When: Saturday November 19, 9 am-11 am

Where: The Village Edgewater, 250 Old River Rd., Edgewater

WhatThe First Thanksgiving

Why: Learn about Thanksgiving feast foods and get ready for the holiday.

When: Sunday November 20, 3-4 pm

Where: Closter Nature Center, 154 Ruckman Rd., Closter

WhatFall Mini Fest

Why: Enjoy a fall-themed pretend play time.

When: Tuesday November 22, 10 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm

Where: Paper Street Play, 40 Park Ave., Park Ridge

WhatOrchard of Lights

Why: Enjoy the ride through thousands of light displays as you prepare for a happy holiday season.

When: Opens Wednesday November 23-Sunday January 1, 5-8 pm

Where: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale

WhatSanta Paws

Why: Bring your pup for pics with Santa.

When: Mondays through December 19, 4-7 pm

Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus

WhatPhotos With Santa

Why: Bring your best holiday smiles with happy pics with Santa Claus.

When: Now through Saturday December 24, 11 am-7 pm

Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus

WhatLet It Glow: A Holiday Lantern Spectacular

Why: Explore animal-inspired lights with new displays for 2022.

When: Now through Sunday January 15, Thursdays and Sundays 4-8 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 4-9 pm

Where: The Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus

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