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Christmas Lights Brighten Up Holiday Spirits

12-22-15
The first lights were put on a Christmas tree in the 1880s. Since then, they've become a tradition during the holiday season. One show in Wall Township uses over 80,000 bulbs and attracts nearly 12,000 visitors.
151221Wanko

Salvation Army Helps Parents Put Presents Under the Tree

12-21-15
The non-profit’s annual Angel Tree Program provides Christmas toys to 900 children in Morristown and the surrounding area.
151218Vannozzi

Battle Continues Over Historic Princeton Battlefield

12-18-15
The Princeton Battlefield Society and several New Jersey lawmakers are attempting to block a housing development being built atop historic land. It’s the site where George Washington’s troops defeated the British at the battle of Princeton during the American Revolution.
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Christmas with the Claws and Peanuts Christmas Special In NJ This Week

12-18-15
The weekend is here and if you’re looking for a fun activity this weekend or during the upcoming week, here is a list of events happening Dec. 18 through Dec. 24.
The haunted "big house" in Allaire. Image by Ryan Doan, WeirdNJ.com

Ask Away: Why does New Jersey have so many ghosts?

12-16-15
Ask Away: Why does New Jersey have so many more ghosts than states with larger populations such as California and New York? I have over three ghosts in my house and my friend Terrance has nearly six. Meanwhile my friend Matt, who lives in California, ...
151214Wanko

Model Trains on Display for the Holidays

12-14-15
There are more than 40 trains on display at the Garden State Central Model Railroad Club’s annual holiday display. About 3,000 people visit the holiday train display every year.
151211Wanko

Family Sweet Shop Creates Candy Canes for Holiday Season

12-11-15
Giambri’s Quality Sweets has been making treats for over 70 years. They make about 40,000 candy canes a year, starting production in August and wrapping thing up by mid-December.
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“Star Wars” Craft + Soul of the Season In NJ This Week

12-11-15
The weekend is here and if you’re looking for a fun activity this weekend or during the upcoming week, here is a list of events happening Dec. 11 through Dec. 17.
151209Wanko

Christmas Tree Tradition Continues in New Jersey

12-9-15
The first Christmas tree farm in the United States was located right outside of Trenton. The U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that New Jersey harvested 68,471 Christmas trees in 2012.
151208Wanko

Liberty Science Center Recreates What it was Like Onboard the Titanic

12-8-15
At the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City visitors are given a ticket back in time to view more than 130 artifacts retrieved from the bottom of the ocean.