If you're looking for some last minute festive events, there's a few. Otherwise, it's a "Happy Holidays" kind of weekend.
New Jersey Ballet's Nutcracker
When/Where: Various performances through Dec. 26 at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: Because it's The Nutcracker. It goes with Christmas like peanuts and chocolate.
Mike Tannenbaum Lights the Menorah
When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Reasoner Park, Fairmount Avenue and Firehouse Plaza, Chatham
Why Go: Because how often does a Christmas tree light a menorah? Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Rabbi Shalom Lubin, local officials and the Jets' general manager.
Hanukkah Happening at Temple B'Nai Or
When/Where: Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Temple B'Nai Or, Morristown
Why Go: You want to enjoy the camaraderie, sing songs, enjoy sweets.
Charles Dickens' A Christmas CarolWhen/Where: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 23, 24 and 25, 8 p.m. at , 36 Madison Ave, Madison.
Why go: What's Christmas without Scrooge, especially in this new incarnation of the funny, dark, and haunting morality tale.
Children's Christmas Pageant
When/Where: Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal Church on Washington Valley Road in Bridgewater
Why Go: To get in the Christmas spirit with a children's pageant.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
When/Where: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the
Why Go: Pray for peace on earth and worship with others in observance of Christmas Eve.