Your Guide to 12 {Can't-Miss} Jersey City Events This Weekend: 12/20-12/23

Your Guide to 12 {Can't-Miss} Jersey City Events This Weekend: 12/20-12/23

Posted in Entertainment on December 20, 2018

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The Holidays are in full swing and Christmas is just days away, it's time to treat yourself to a night out or bring your family out to see the best Jersey City has to offer! So pick out your most festive outfit, grab some friends, and get into the holiday spirit!


Thursday, December 20th:

Barrell Tasting at Sprove Marketplace

Stop in at Sprove Marketplace for a tasting of Barrell Bourbon and some other releases from 5:30-7:30pm. Perhaps you'll even be able to pick up a bottle for a last-minute gift! 70 Columbus Dr.


Holiday Trunk Show and Tarot Card Reading at Gaia's Cavern

Gaia's Cavern is hosting a Holiday Trunk Show just in time for you to pick up some presents for your loved ones, or a few self-care products for yourself! The show will feature products from La Luna Healing's line of self-care and wellness items, from 4 until 10pm. 140 Wayne St.


Special Holiday Merry Hour at PJ Ryan's Squared

The weekend has come early at PJ Ryan's Squared, and right beside the PATH station so it's perfect for you to stop by and check out their special musical Merry Hour from 6-8pm this Thursday! There will be drinks, live music, and good company. 4 Path Plaza.


Friday, December 21st:

Bryan Beninghove's Christmas Spectacular III at Fox and Crow

Local musician Bryan Beninghove is back to host the third annual Christmas Spectacular at local favorite the Fox and Crow! Head over for some great live music and festive spirit to kick off your holiday weekend! The night starts at 9pm. 594 Palisade Ave.


Movies & Music (Elf & Die Hard) at Harborside Atrium


To start your weekend off with some holiday cheer, the Jersey City Arts Council will be offering a free evening of movies and music at the Harborside Atrium. The movies Elf and Die Hard will be featured on a 20-foot screen, along with holiday music from Con Vivo. The evening starts at 5:30 until 10:30pm. 210 Hudson St.


A Very 90s X-Mas at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

Sprinkle some nostalgia into your holiday cheer with FMs 90s Xmas Party with bands The Boyfriends and MixTape followed by DJ Phile Nastie Mistle Toed Dance Party! 340 3rd St.


Christmas Party at Astor Bar and Grill

Break out your Christmas Sweater and head over to Astor Bar and Grill for their annual Christmas Party! The evening will begin at 8pm. 725 Montgomery St.


Saturday, December 22nd:

Happy Holiday Market at Grove PATH Plaza

Saturday is your last chance to shop local for the holidays at the HSID Holiday Market located at the Grove PATH Plaza. Stop by between noon and 5pm for an open-air bazaar full of local artisans and vendors, DJs, handcrafted wares, food, and drinks! Grove St. PATH Plaza.


Winter Exhibition at MoRA 2018

Today is your last day to check out the Winter Exhibition at the MoRA Museum of Russian Art. They will be having a Closing Party from 7-11pm, complete with artists, live music, open wine bar, and hors d'oeuvres! 80 Grand St.


Sunday, December 23rd:

Pet Photos with Santa at Newport Centre

Santa is getting set for his biggest day of the year, but he's making one final appearance at the Newport Centre for you to get a memorable photo of him with your furry friend! This appearance will run from 8-10pm on Sunday. 30 Mall Dr W.


Grace Van Vorst Book Sale

Every Sunday in Downtown Jersey City since 1997 thousands of hardcover and paperback books are available in a variety of subjects, as well as DVDs, CDs, and video games all $2 or less! Proceeds help fight hunger and homelessness, and donations of books are always welcome! The sale runs from 12-4pm. 39 Erie St.


Classic Holiday Show at Loew's Jersey Theatre

Embrace one of the best holiday traditions, live holiday music with a sing-along! The concert will begin at 3pm, followed by a screening of "A Christmas Story." Admission for both the Concert and Movie is just $12 adults, $8 kids (12 & under) and seniors. 54 Journal Sq.


Written by Claire Layton

Claire is a quintessential Canadian girl looking forward to exploring JC one craft beer at a time! She is a graduate student of anthropology, spending all of her free time either at the gym, frequenting comedy bars, or scouring the city for free concerts.