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December 6 – 8: The 11th Annual Christkindlmarkt boasts a true Christmas village atmosphere! This holiday market and fair under huge heated tents will feature an appearance from Santa, craft and gift vendors, a food court, horse-drawn cart rides, train rides, entertainment and more. There will be a wine tasting and sales by DiMatteo, Tomasello and Valenzano wineries. Hours are Friday, 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuckerton Seaport, 609-296-8868, tuckertonseaport.org.
December 7: Come to the The Washington Inn to enjoy an informative class on making, judging, stocking and appreciating wines from around the globe. Class is held Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Limited to 80 students. Purchase tickets online or by calling 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. $40 per person. The Washington Inn, 801 Washington Street, Cape May, washingtoninn.com.
December 7 – 8: Crystal Springs Resort is hosting a Champagne Weekend with a Vintage Champagne Dinner on December 7, featuring guest Sommelier Laura Maniec. Dinner is $325 (excluding tax and gratuity). On December 8, there will be a Champagne tasting seminar from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. Menu and details can be found on their website, and reservations can be made by calling 973-827-5996 extension 3. Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg.
December 7, 14, 21: At Cape May’s Congress Hall, breakfast with Santa will be hosted every Saturday for the month of December. Seatings include unlimited bacon, seasoned eggs and pancakes galore. Guests will enjoy train and carousel rides, larger-than-life candy canes and Santa’s elves. Prices are $15.95 (+ tax) for adults and $9.95 (+ tax) for kids. Seatings are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, 609-884-8421.
December 7, 14, 21: The Dickens Christmas Roast will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. every Saturday in December at the British Chip Shop in Haddonfield. This three course dinner will be $25 per person and will include different dishes each week. Some of the delectable cuisine will include stuffed pork loin, roast feef and Yorkshire pudding and herb roasted game hen. Reservations are encouraged. British Chip Shop, 146 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield, 856-354-0204.
December 12: Celebrate the birthday of music legend Frank Sinatra on Thursday, December 12 at Little Town Hoboken with hits by tribute singer and swing band vocalist Eric DeLauro. This one-of-a-kind Jersey style bash celebrates the birth of Sinatra with live music, delicious food and cocktails.
December 13 and 20: Teaberry’s Tea Room is hosting Candlelit Christmas Teas on December 13th & 20th. It is a six course tea party (soup, salad, bite sized savories, scones, dessert & sorbet) and BYO. A presenter dressed in Victorian clothing will be reading “The Christmas Carol” and the house is extravagantly decorated for the season. Teaberry’s is located at 2 Main Street, Flemington. Call 908-788-1010 to make prepaid reservations.
December 26: Come to Chef’s Dine Around from 6 to 10 p.m. to enjoy a five-course gourmet feast, with each course served in one of Cape May’s premier restaurants. Wine will be provided with each course, with a representative from the sponsoring winery on hand to explain the pairings. A trolley shuttle between restaurants is provided. Reserve early as seating is limited. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. $125 per person.
December 31: The British Chip Shop in Haddonfield is hosting a Hogmanay celebration from 5 to 11 p.m. Prices is $35 per person for a 3 course dinner including shrimp cocktail, Beef Wellington and traditional New Years Eve Scottish fruit cake. British Chip Shop, 146 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield, 856-354-0204.
January 25: High Street Grill’s Winter Beer Fest 2014 will allow guests to sample over 40 craft beers from over 20 different breweries, including Carton, Firestone, Goose Island, Heavy Seas, Yards, Great Lakes, Allagash, Founders, Troegs, Lagunitas and more. Meet local craft brewers at their homebrew corner and snack on High Street Grill food. Sessions are from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Call (609) 265-9199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase your ticket.
January 25: The British Chip Shop in Haddonfield (146 Kings Hwy East) will celebrate Robert Burns Night in true Scottish fashion, with Haggis, Bagpipes and Scotch Whisky from 7 to 9 p.m. The price is $25 for a three-course meal consisting of Cock-A-Leekie soup, Haggis, ‘Neeps n’ Tatties and Whisky Trifle for dessert. British Chip Shop, 146 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield, 856-354-0204.
February 15: The Big Beer Brew Festival is returning to the Morristown Armory and will feature more than 250 craft beer tastings. VIP ticket holders will enjoy another 25 special and rare beers, an extra hour of tasting per session and a gourmet buffet presented by Morris Tap and Grill of Randolph with menu designed by Food Network Chopped Champion (and Morris Tap & Grill Chef and partner) Chef Eric LeVine. The first session begins at 1 p.m. and the second begins at 7 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets. For a list of participating breweries, click here. Go to bigbeerbrewfestival.com or Facebook for updates. Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown.