Lots of great shows–especially in honor of Cinderella–all around the Garden State! Also, participate in a fun run, shopping, or auction to benefit worthy causes. Have a great weekend. 


Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show. Scenes from Cinderella, Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland and more! Izod Center, East Rutherford. Link here

Hansel and Gretel plus Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Fri: 10am; Sat: 11am. An hour long double feature that includes music, dance, and audience participation. Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College. Preregister, 973-677-0631. Adults $10; Children $8. Link here. 


Train Festival. 12pm to 4pm. A G-Scale display and Arrow River 1/3 scale train ride. A reading of the Polar Express too! Camden Children's Garden. Link here

American Girl Fashion Show. Sat: 11am; Sun: 2pm and 7pm. Fashion show and light refreshments. Also, an American Girl goody bag for each child. $45 for adults and kids. Hekemian Auditorium at Hackensack Medical Center. 



Brunch with the Royal Princesses. 9:45am. Have breakfast with Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Belle. Take home a princess mug and photo frame. Stay to play after brunch. Imagine That! Museum, Florham Park. (preregister) Link here

Cinderella. 1pm & 3pm. Beautifully handcrafted puppets and set design will dazzle your child! Saddle River Valley Cultural Center. Link here

10th Annual Outreach Auction. 6:30pm to 7:30pm. "Put a Little Love in Your Heart," features a live auction and tricky tray to benefit several worthy Bergen County organizations. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at door. Includes wine, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, soda, coffee and a free gift. Central Unitarian Church, Paramus. Link here

Bookfest. 11am to 2pm. Browse the book tables and take home free books. Story times and refreshments. Johnson Public Library, 274 Main Street, Hackensack. 

Turkey Time. 10:30am to 12pm. Come for an outdoor walk and try your luck with a  turkey "caller." Bring home a turkey decoration as well. $ 7 nonmembers. Essex County Environmental Center, Roseland. 973-226-6082.


Holiday Boutique. 10am to 5pm. A book sale and holiday wares–perfect for gift giving! Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly. Link here

Cinderella. 3pm to 4:30pm. A New Jersey Ballet matinee for kids and families. Performed with narration for the littlest audience members. Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway. Link here

Dance Theatre of Harlem. 3pm to 7pm. An ensemble of 16 dancers embark on their national tour, centering on the art of ballet. South Orange Performing Arts Center. $25 to $45. Link here

Giralda Farms 5K/10K Run. This fall favorite draws 1,200+ runners. Parent-child, corporate and open teams are welcome. 11:15am fun run; 12pm 5K/10K races. $15-20. Giralda Farms Corporate Park, Madison. Link here

Apple Cider Making. 12:30 to 1:30 & 2 to 3pm. Pre-registration not required. $10 non members. Tenafly Nature Center. Link here

Family Fall Day. 2pm to 5pm. Experiment with materials, shapes and colors to make portraits. Play a character and try on costumes. Guggenheim Museum, NY. Link here

Thanksgiving: Harvest Home and Armistice Observance. 12 to 4pm. Relive Thanksgiving, circa 1919: sing songs, help with farm chores, square dancing, meet a real turkey, and wagon rides! Reenactors will teach about various wars. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown. Link here

Miracle on 34th Street Holiday Shopping Event. 10am to 4pm. More than 50 artisans, boutiques & crafters bring the biggest selection of accessories, decor, kids items, jewelry, beauty products and more. Christmas carolers and tasty treats on hand. $10, you may purchase tickets at door. Link here