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Family datebook
November 2018

by Sarah Camp

Dickens Festival
Dec. 1
Travel back to the days of Charles Dickens to kick off the holiday season in downtown Medford. The streets will be transformed into an old English era Christmas, featuring carolers, food, various vendors and music for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t miss  Santa as he’ll be making his first appearance of the holiday season to light the Christmas tree on Main Street. 6 p.m., Downtown Histori c Medford Village, 1 Main St., Medford,

Duffield’s Christmas Festival
Dec. 1
 ‘Tis the season to be jolly and bright at Duffield’s Farm for their annual Christmas Festiva l. Have a day of family fun to jumpstart the Christmas season in their winter wonderland. Visit their vendors for your Christmas needs, enjoy their hot chocolate bar and decorate your very own gingerbread house. 11 a.m., Duffield’s Farm, 280 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell, Du    

Small Works
Dec. 2-16
Enjoy a selection of locally crafted, affordable fine arts and crafts from th e Moorestown community. Th e sh ow/sale wil l feature art from artisans in fine art, jewelry, wearable art, fiber, pot- tery, decorative arts and more— just in time for th e holidays.  Times vary, Perk ins Center for the Arts, 395 Kings Hwy., Moorestown, 

A Christmas Story
Dec. 6-22
Get ready for Christmas, with the classic movie turned musical, A Christmas Story. Watch as the Haddonfield Plays and Players b ring this holiday comedy classic to life on stage, with original songs and the iconic Red Ryder BB gun. Times vary, Haddonfield Plays an d Players, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., Haddonfield, J  

Chanukah Celebration: Festival of Laser Light
Dec. 9
Excite your eyes and ears with a laser light show to celebrate Chanukah! Get the whole family  together for the breathtaking display while you snack on latkes and other light refreshments. Hear the story of Chanukah in a whole ne w light. Don’t forget to stick around for the lighting of the menorah after the show. 5 p.m., Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hil l,, prices vary   

Creamy Acres Farm Night of Lights
Dec. 14-22
Have some Christmas fun at Creamy  Acres farm as they transform the dairy  farm into a winter wond erland. Soak in the magic of the holiday s, surrounded by lights. Bring the whole family and take a winter hayride, get your photo taken  with Santa and warm up by  the fire with s’mores. 5:30 p.m., Creamy Acres Farm, 448 Lincoln Mill Road, Mullica Hill,

Winter Disney Day
Dec. 15
Escape the bitter cold and do everything Disney at Winter Di sney Day at Total Turf. Shop around at the various vendors selling Disney related items, meet some of your favorite Disney characters,  get your face painted or take the opportunity to plan for the next Disney vacation. 10 a.m., Total Turf Experience, 614 Lambs Road, Pitman ,  

New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Battleship
Dec. 31
Ring in 2019 on the Battleship New Jersey  and watch the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks. Th e battleship deck will be open for viewing two fireworks display s at 6 p.m. and midnight to celebrate the new y ear. Bring the family  an d enjoy  food and drinks as you watch the fireworks light up the sky. 4 p.m., Battleship New Jersey, 62 Battleship Place, Camden, $10 donation

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 9 (November 2018).
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