This weekend is one of the greatest. It is not the holidays yet, but they're coming up so soon. Perfect to enjoy holiday activities yet you don't have to deal with nagging in-laws or questioning cousins. Here is your weekend guide for the best of the best offered in Jersey City this weekend.
Thursday, December 13th:
HDSID & Artist and Maker Market Holiday Market
HDSID has partnered with the Artist and Maker Market once again to present this year's Holiday Market. This market will feature the best and most unique items perfect for everyone on your shopping list. The market runs from 4-8pm and is rain or shine. Grove Path Plaza
Champagne Tasting at Third and Vine
What could make the holiday season even more enjoyable? How about an amazing champagne tasting! Join Third and Vine from 6:30-9:30pm for a champagne tasting and accompanied by the chef's food choices! This event is not to be missed! 353 3rd St.
Friday, December 14th:
Sailors NYC's Holidays Party at Hudson Hall
Sailors NYC is throwing their 6th annual Holiday Party at Hudson Hall! Meet fellow Sailors, old and new friends, and listen to the most unbelievable stores from the sea. Not to fear, if you're not a sailor, come and grab a beer, be inspired and plan your next sail for 2019! This event takes place from 7 to 10pm. 364 Marin Blvd.
Holiday Sip & Shop at Love Locked
This year Pholk Beauty is throwing their first Social at Love Locked! Stop by, enjoy a cocktail and a great networking opportunity. If you RSVP on their Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org you can get 10% off of your purchase! Shop until you drop, well at least from 5-8pm. 353 Grove St.
Light Rail Lager Release at Departed Soles
Departed Soles is known for some of the best local beers around, with specialty releases often. This Friday join them for the release of their Light Rail Lager from 4-10pm! Have to watch the dog or kids? Not to worry—Departed Soles is always dog and kid friendly. 150 Bay St.
Saturday, December 15th:
Pint's 'Naughty or Nice' Holiday Party Extravaganza
Pint is hosting their biggest holiday party yet! Join them for speciality themed holiday craft beers, a raffle, free glow necklaces, bartender dance offs, and more! (Yes, I just wrote BARTENDER DANCE OFFS!) 34 Wayne St.
Lutze Ugly Sweater Holiday Party
The Lutze is throwing a holiday party like no other—an ugly sweater party from 8pm to 2am! Bring out those sweaters that grandma knit years ago, with pom-poms and stick on stars. Don't have one of those? Just bring your holiday spirit! There will be a photo booth, surprises, fun drinks ,and of course lots of ~fashionable sweaters. Harborside Atrium
Scottie Free at Lucky 7
Lucky 7 is notorious for reasonable drinks, a fun atmosphere, and great friends—even if you just meet them! This weekend is no different. Join them and DJ Scottie Free from 10pm-3am for a guaranteed good time! 322 2nd St.
Sunday, December 16th:
Made in JC Pop-Up Marketplace at Pet Shop
This Sunday from 12-6pm eat drink and shop local with the Made in JC Pop Up! Pet Shop is hosting 15+ vendors for all of your holiday shopping needs. Best part about it (besides being at Pet Shop?) is that everything is made in or by local JC vendors! 193 Newark Ave.
NFL Sunday Funday Football at VB3
Come watch Sunday Football at VB3! Starting Sunday at 1pm, root for your favorite team, make some new friends (and maybe some rivals). There will be great drink specials including $12 Bud Light or Yuengling towers, $5 Boilermakers, $5 Gray Goose 'build your own' Bloody Mary and more! 475 Washington Blvd.
The Hutton Holiday Session
The Hutton has some of the best live music on Sundays around. Join them this Sunday for their Holiday edition featuring James Cleveland on fiddle! Come sing your heart out, dance, and bask in the holiday cheer from 3-6pm. 225 Hutton St.
CBD Yoga & Acupuncture Workshop at Knead
Are those Sunday scaries already creeping up? Alleviate them with a CBD Yoga and Acupuncture workshop! You will be guided through an "a journey of opening and nourishing" the element of water within." Meditate, relax, and destress with the experts at Knead Therapeutic Massage. Tickets cost $65 and the event runs from 4:30 to 6pm. 521 Jersey Ave.
Written by Angela Ashman
Angela is a graduate student of cultural anthropology. While living in JC for the past two years, she has developed quite a taste for champagne, eclectic bars and exploring dog parks with her adorable cardigan welsh corgi, Olive. Follow her adventures with Olive on her Instagram @angie_ash!