49 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | December 16-19
Another weekend filled with holiday-themed events and more. This week’s local Hoboken + Jersey City events guide has readers covered with concerts, comedy shows, holiday markets, kid-friendly events, and more. Check out this list of all the in-person + virtual events happening this weekend, December 16th-19th.
Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.
Main Street Pops’ and The Hoboken Business Alliance’s Artisan Market Holiday Showcase
Sunday, December 19th from 11AM-4PM | LEARN MORE NOW
This Sunday from 11AM-4PM, Main Street Pops and the Hoboken Business Alliance present an Artisan Market Holiday Showcase, popping up at Hoboken’s Lackawanna Ferry Terminal, located at 1 Hudson Place in Hoboken. The event will be an expanded version of Main Street Pops’ popular Artisan Market featuring unique handmade gifts from local artisans including jewelry, art, home decor, artisanal foods, pet gifts, + much more. The event will also feature holiday music from local performers such as the Fuzzy Lemons, the Hoboken High School Marching Band and chorus, carolers from All Saints Episcopal Church Adult Choir, DJ Tim “Tim Dawg” Nelson, and more. Plus, Santa will be making a special visit at 12PM, taking photos with visitors. Not to mention, the City will offer market shoppers who display a receipt for a purchase of $20 or more, 50% off parking at Garage B, located at 28 Second Street.
Click here to learn more about the Holiday Market Showcase, click here to learn more about Main Street Pops, and click here to learn more about the Hoboken Business Alliance.
Hoboken Social Club’s Hoboken Holiday Party Event
Friday, December 17th from 7PM-10PM | BUY TICKETS NOW
This Friday from 7PM-10PM, the Hoboken Social Club is hosting a Hoboken Holiday Party at The Shepherd & The Knucklehead located at 1313 Willow Avenue in Hoboken. Event tickets are open to all and with tickets at just $10, you and your friends can do some holiday shopping for your loved ones from local artists and vendors as you enjoy live music and delicious food + drinks.
Hoboken Public Library’s Educational Programs + Events
Ongoing | SIGN UP NOW
Hoboken Public Library, located at 500 Park Avenue in Hoboken, hosts educational events throughout the year in an effort to bring local residents together where experiential learning can happen in a safe, welcoming space where all are welcome. Last week, the Library held a very special event about The Flow Initiative to help educate the community about period poverty and screened Pandora’s Box: Lifting the Lid on Menstruation. A full list of education programs and fun events at the Hoboken Public Library can be found on the website. HPL library cards are free and easy to sign up for via their online application.
Pilsener Haus Biergarten’s New Year’s Eve Events
Friday, December 31st from 11AM-2PM, 3:00PM-6:00PM, and 8:30PM -1:00AM | BUY TICKETS NOW
This New Year’s Eve, Pilsener Haus Biergarten, located at 1422 Grand Street in Hoboken is hosting four events — two events during the day for families and two events in the evening.
During the day from 11AM-2PM or 3PM-6PM, families can celebrate with a New Year’s brunch or midday celebration including small bites, a cash bar, and kid activities for just $30 per adult and $20 per kids ages 3-16 years old (kids under age 3 are free).
Later at night from 8:30PM-1:00AM, there will two separate events for adults including a NYE Bash at Pilsener Haus and NYE Masquerade at Kolo Klub. The Masquerade upstairs at Kolo Klub will include music from DJ Juan Arroyo and feature an open bar, light hors d’oeuvres, party favors, and a Champagne toast for $75 per adult.
The NYE Bash at Pilsener Haus will Include a live music performance from Whiskey Fueled until 11:30PM with DJ FLOCEAN ringing in the new year till 1:30AM. The event will also include Biergarten eats, an open bar, party favors, and champagne toast. Tickets for the NYE Bash are $100 per adult if bought before December 14th and $125 per adult if bought after December 14th.
The Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2021 Guide- Winners Announced
The wait is finally over: we have the winners for the Best of Hoboken and Jersey City 2021! After weeks of voting and local businesses working hard for your support, we have finally closed the polls and have tallied the votes to see who has won the title, and of course the bragging rights, of being the “best” in town. Click here to see this year’s winners.
Make Your Own Wreath Workshop
Thursday, December 16th | 3PM – 7PM
Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County is organizing a kid-friendly wreath-making workshop, complete with live music and refreshments. This event will be held at 95 Morgan Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Tribe Challah Baking Party
Thursday, December 16th | 7PM
The United Synagogue of Hoboken is hosting a challah baking party at 115 Park Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Pop/ R&B Ensemble Fall Concert at Margaret Williams Theatre
Thursday, December 16th | 7:30PM
The NJCU Pop/R&B Ensemble will perform a variety of songs dating from the 1960s to the present day. This event will be held at New Jersey City University (NJCU) in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Hoboken Talks (Virtual)
Thursday, December 16th | 7PM – 8PM
Hoboken Museum’s Eileen Lynch interviews Stevens professor and Afro-American Studies scholar Dr. Lindsey Swindall on the topic of race and radical activism. Learn more here.
Winter Coat Drive in Weehawken
Ongoing | 3PM – 7PM
Finders Keepers & NB Earth Talks have partnered to host a winter coat drive. Coats may be dropped off at the Finders Keepers Boutique at 561 Hudson Avenue in Weehawken. Learn more here.
Liberty Science Center: After Dark – Holiday Edition
Thursday, December 16th | 6PM – 10PM
Embark on a festive (kid-free) adventure at Liberty Science Center, that returns after a gap of almost 2 years. This event will be held at 222 Jersey City Blvd in Jersey City. Learn more here.
The Santa Photo Experience in Jersey City
Ongoing until December 24th
The Newport Mall in Jersey City welcomes guests to click photos and create memories with Santa Claus this Christmas. Learn more here.
Getting to Know You at Corgi Spirits
Friday, December 17th | 7PM – 8PM
An evening of Magic and Mentalism with The Brooklyn Wizard, Andy Gershenzon at 1 Distillery Drive in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Diminish the Fear of Falling & Improve Commitment at The Gravity Vault in Hoboken
Friday, December 17th | 5PM – 9 PM
This mental training clinic helps climbers learn how to fall, give a cushioned belay, climb through doubt, break climbs into smaller risk events, learn the mind’s limiting tendencies, and many more valuable skill sets. This event will be held at 1423 Clinton Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Naughty List Comedy Night at Sip Studios
Friday, December 17th | 8:30PM
A fun night of raunchy and naughty stand-up comedy performed by some of New York City’s funniest and naughtiest comedians. This event will be held at 140 Sip Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Strangers at Finnegan’s – A Night of the Grateful Dead in Hoboken
Friday, December 17th | 9PM
Strangers Stopping Strangers debut at Finnegan’s Pub located at 743 Willow Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Bollywood Night Party at Madd Hatter
Friday, December 17th | 9:30PM -1:30AM
Celebrate the holidays by grooving to Bollywood music and dancing all night long at 221 Washington Street in Hoboken Learn more here.
Breakfast Club Holiday and Ugly Sweater Party in Weehawken
Friday, December 17th | 8:30AM – 10AM
Hudson Chamber of Commerce presents a Breakfast Ugly Sweater Contest at Porter, 1100 Ave at Port Imperial in Weehawken. Learn more here.
902 Brewing Company’s 7 Year Anniversary Party, Jersey City
Friday, December 17th | 3PM
A boozy afternoon party at 101 Pacific Ave in Jersey City to kickstart the weekend. Learn more here.
Merry Brunchmas at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten
Saturday, December 18th | 11AM – 12:30PM
Hoboken Grace is hosting a Christmas brunch at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten, 1422 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Santacon Hoboken 2021
Saturday, December 18th | 10AM – 8PM
This multi-venue event features, Birch Hoboken (92 River Street), Mikes’s Wild Moose Saloon (90 River Street), and Fat Taco Hoboken (34 Newark Street). Learn more here.
– Santacon will take place at House of ‘Que (340 Sinatra Drive) with its resident DJ. Learn more here.
From 10AM – 4PM Santacon will be happening at Texas Arizona (76 River Street, Hoboken) and various venues. Learn more here.
Hoboken Jingle Bell 5K Run
Saturday, December 18th | 9AM – 12:30PM
The Annual Jingle Bell Run will kickoff from 100 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken. There will be two runs: a one Mile Fun Run that starts at 9AM and the 5K Run that will start at 9:30AM. Learn more here.
Naughty or Nice? The Burlesque Edition at Monroe’s
Saturday, December 18th | 9PM
Hosted by Lydia Vengeance, this evening of burlesque will include a special performance by Frankie Elenor. This event will be held at 36 – 42 Newark Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Corgi Comedy Club at Corgi Spirits
Saturday, December 18th | 8PM – 10:30PM
A stand-up showcase presented by local comedians, Ryan Rummel and Alex Grubard at 1 Distillery Drive in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Last Full Moon Special- Reconnect Natural Healing at Hoboken
Saturday, December 18th | 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Restore and heal on the last Full Moon of 2021 with restorative yoga, journaling, meditation, breathwork, reiki and more spiritual tools at 518 Hudson Street, Hoboken. Learn more here.
DJ Santa Live at the Hoboken Pier A
Saturday, December 18th | 3PM – 6PM
Join DJ Santa and his elves at Hoboken Pier A to enjoy some of the year’s coldest House & Techno tracks and enjoy complimentary soft drinks. Learn more here.
Treats, Photos and Sing Along with Santa in Jersey City
Saturday, December 18th | 9AM – 1PM
Santa Claus and his elf will be available for photos at Busy Bee Organics, 451 Palisade Ave, Jersey City. Guests can sing along with Rockassori and a percentage of all sales will be donated to support Toys for Tots. Learn more here.
Window Wonderland at Ivy Primary Prep
Saturday, December 18th | 11AM – 3PM
A Winter Wonderland with filled with shopping, letters to Santa, art and crafts, caroling, sweet treats, and lots more. This event will be held at 675 Monmouth Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.
The Outcrops Return to Finnegan’s in Hoboken
Saturday, December 18th | 9PM
Blues and soul-inspired band The Outcrops bring Rock-n-Roll to Finnegan’s at 743 Willow Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.
The Laugh Tour Comedy Show at Dorrian’s in Jersey City
Saturday, December 18th | 7PM & 9PM
A night of food, drinks and laughs courtesy of comedians from The Tonight Show, Netflix and America’s Got Talent. This event will be held at 555 Washington Blvd in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Danny Enrique Concert at Wyndham Garden in North Bergen
Saturday, December 18th | 7PM
Granoble Entertainment presents Danny Enrique and La Sonora Dinamita live in concert at 1706 Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen. Learn more here.
Intro to Latte Art in Hoboken
Saturday, December 18th | 7PM -9PM
A hands-on class where you will learn latte art theory and technique. This event will be held at 79 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Couples Christmas Carnival at Hope Center Tabernacle
Saturday, December 18th | 5PM – 9PM
A Christmas carnival for married and engaged couples with lots of games, prizes, fun, and food. This event will be held at 110 Cambridge Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Holiday Fair at the Apple Tree House in Jersey City
Saturday, December 18th | 1PM – 5PM
Exhibits and performances highlight Jersey City’s wonderfully diverse holiday celebration traditions. Learn more here.
Holiday Dance and Sing Along – Virtual Event
Saturday, December 18th | 10AM
Wise Owl World presents a special virtual sing-along and dance party for children with special needs. Learn more here.
Naughty Or Nice After SantaCon Party at Madd Hatter
Saturday, December 18th | 8PM – 3AM
The final party of the night where Santa decides who has been naughty or nice. This event will be held at 221 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
The Jersey City Police Department Toy Giveaway
Sunday, December 19th | 10AM – 1PM
Join in the festivities at Mary McLeod Bethune Park and snap photos with Santa Claus at this Toy Giveaway. Learn more here.
Christmas Cookie Competition at Black Rail Coffee in Hoboken
Sunday, December 19th | 2PM
Hoboken Grace is hosting a Christmas cookie competition where cookies will be judged on the basis of taste and decoration. Learn more here.
Meet Santa at The Cottage in Jersey City
Sunday, December 19th | 1PM – 4PM
Santa will be around to meet with little ones and to take photos at 136 Monticello Ave in Jersey City. This is a Bring Your Own Camera (BYOC) event. Learn more here.
Jersey City Family Christmas at The Hope Center in Jersey City
Sunday, December 19th | 10:30AM
A Family Christmas Sunday with goodies for kids and a Christmas message. Learn more here.
Chess tournament at Play! Hoboken
Sunday, December 19th | 9:30AM & 1:30PM
Play! Hoboken is hosting a Chess tournament. The adult games will commence at 9:30AM and the children’s games at 1:30PM. Learn more here.
Share the Warmth Drive in Hoboken
Volunteers are currently accepting winter hats, socks, thermals, and toiletry items to be donated to the Hoboken Shelter. Donations can be dropped off at 33-41 Newark Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Christmas Brunch with Santa⠀⠀
Sunday, December 19th | 2PM-4PM
Whole Spectrum Autism is hosting this event at South House in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Baby Story Time at the Hoboken Public Library
Thursday, December 16th | 12PM – 12:30PM
This storytime will be geared toward babies, with board books, finger play rhymes, and lap-sit songs. Learn more here.
Kids Art Classes
Thursday & Friday, December 16th, 17th | 10AM – 1PM
The Hoboken Historical Museum hosts art classes for kids. Learn more here.
Story Time at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum
Friday, December 17th| 10:30AM – 11:15AM
This storytime is for ages 2-5 years old at the Fire Department Museum. Learn more here.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party at The Wellmont Theater, Montclair
Thursday, December 16th | 7PM
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is on a mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music and bring joy to audiences around the world. Learn more here.
Out Montclair Teens and Family Holiday Party
Out Montclair invites LGBTQIA+ teens and their family members to a special holiday party at The Clubhouse, 131 Glenridge Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
Furever Friends Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Schmitty’s Hoboken
Monday, December 20th | 7:30PM
A dog-friendly happy hour and ugly Christmas sweater party/contest. This event will be held at Schmitty’s in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Christmas Market at Sorellina Hoboken
Tuesday, December 21st | 1PM- 6PM
Sorellina’s Christmas market returns with homemade cookies, pies, gingerbread kits, focaccia, cocktails, and more. Learn more here.
Elf Trivia Night at Schmitty’s, Hoboken
Tuesday, December 21st | 7:30PM – 9PM
A Christmas and winter-themed Trivia night will be held at 359 1st Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Santa’s Trip around Hoboken
Tuesday, December 21st | 3:30PM
Keep an eye out as Santa makes his way around town with friends from the Hoboken Fire Department. Learn more here.
The Awesome! at Urban Souls Yoga Studio, Hoboken
Tuesday, December 21st | 7:30PM-9:00PM
This experience pairs ancient practices with modern science to improve and maintain vital energy flow. It revitalizes and relaxes by combining QiGong, vigorous breathing, body tapping, and energy flow mediation. Learn more here.
Festivus: Seinfeld Trivia Extravaganza & Airing of Grievances in Hoboken
Wednesday, December 22nd | 8PM – 9:30PM
A Seinfeld Trivia night at Black Bear Bar & Grill, 205 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Dr. Robert Strell – Discounted Treatment
$50 off initial treatment or $125 off any 2 treatments when you mention “Hoboken Girl”. Treatment must be done by 1/25/22 Learn more here.
Bounce Mkt- Children’s Clothing
A new kids’ pre-loved clothing store has opened in Hoboken. Local pickup and delivery is available. Learn more here.
Culina Health- Health & Wellness
Start the new year with personalized, virtual nutrition coaching from experts. Learn more here.
St. Mary Advocates | Hoboken
St. Mary Advocates, Inc. is dedicated to giving back to the local and national community through its volunteer-run thrift store and fundraising. For over 50 years it has worked to raise funds for healthcare and health education. The organization continues to be an advocate for the well-being of the community and supports individuals and organizations in need within medical, education, and environmental health. Learn more here.
Boys + Girls Clubs of Hudson County | Hoboken and Jersey City
The Boys + Girls Clubs of Hudson County was founded in 1893 to create a positive place for the youth of Jersey City, NJ. In the 126 years since the Club has expanded its scope exponentially by offering a mix of nationally developed programs and activities. The Clubs serve more than 2,000 youth ages five to 21 annually in Clubhouses in Jersey City and Hoboken, through a mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens of the community. To make a tax-deductible donation to cover costs such as meals, art supplies, or summer camp for a Club Kid, please mail to Boys + Girls Clubs of Hudson County, 225 Morris Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07302 or click here to make an online donation.
Hope House | Jersey City
Hope House, an emergency shelter for homeless women with children, helps families become self-sufficient by giving them an opportunity for decision-making and for assuming responsibility for improving their situation under the supervision, support, and guidance of shelter staff. Housing up to 20 mothers and their children, the program offers short-term supervised residence, including three meals a day, assessment/planning, case management, housing, education, food, and clothing. To make a secure online donation, click here.
Have an amazing weekend! xo