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Santa, Trees and Shopping for the Holidays

Also, the chance to show some generosity to those less fortunate.

The snow may be melting, but there is still plenty of holiday spirit to be found in and around the Chathams this weekend.

Troop 8 Coat Drive
When/Where: All day Friday, The Chatham Club, 484 Southern Blvd, Chatham
Why Go: Drop off your gently-used coats for the less fortunate this holiday season.
Cost: Free.

Chatham Twp. Firefighter's Benevolent Fund Christmas Tree Sale
When/Where: 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department, 495 River Rd, Chatham
Why Go: Get a Christmas tree and help benefit volunteer firefighters
Cost: Bring your wallet

Friday Night Skate
When/Where: Friday, 8 p.m. at Mennen Arena, Morris Township
Why Go: You want to start your weekend on ice
Cost: $7 admission, $3.50 skate rental 

Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green
When/Where: Every weekend until Christmas on the Green in Morristown
Why Go: You want to get into the holiday spirit with a visit to Santa's Workshop, by checking out ice sculpting and more
Cost: Free, click here for schedule of events

Soccer Gear for Kenyon Orphans
When/Where: 8 a.m. Saturday, 32 Mitchell Ave, Chatham
Why Go: Help Chatham High School senior Jake Budlow collect soccer gear for kids in Kenya
Cost: Free

Saturday Morning Road Ride from Marty's
When/Where: Saturday, 8 a.m., from Marty's Reliable Cycle, Morristown
Why Go: You want to test out those legs.
Cost: Free

All-Abilities Run from The Running Company
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m., from Morristown Running Company
Why Go: Cycling's not your thing, but running is!
Cost: Free

'What You Can Do About the Problem of Human Trafficking'
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. at the Parish House of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown
Why Go: You want to be informed about a less-talked about but still important issue. Light breakfast included
Cost: Free 

Sandy Shore Relief Effort Part 2
When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Morristown Firehouse, Speedwell Avenue in Morristown
Why Go: You want to help where help still is needed
Cost: Only your donations (no clothing at this time, please) 

Juniper Village Holiday Shopping Bazaar
When/Where: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Juniper Village, 500 Southern Blvd., Chatham
Why Go: Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at this holiday bazaar
Cost: Bring your wallet

Holiday Craft Sale
When/Where: 10 a.m. Saturday, Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church, Main St & Elmwood Ave, Chatham
Why Go: Ogden has gathered a collection of crafters with original gifts for you to give this holiday season.
Cost: Bring your wallet

Family Science Expo
When/Where: 10 a.m. Saturday, Chatham Day School, 700 Shunpike Rd., Chatham
Why Go: Bring the whole family to learn a little more about the sciences from the students at Chatham Day.
Cost: Free

St. Paul's Christmas Bazaar

When/Where: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 200 Main St, Chatham
Why Go: The annual holiday shopping bazaar returns to this Main Street church.
Cost: Free

Start Christmas Decorating @ Heavenly Treasures Thrift Store with First Church of Hanover
When/Where: 10 a.m. Saturday, 14 Hanover Rd, East Hanover, NJ
Why Go: Pick up some unique holiday decorations
Cost: Bring your wallet

Junior League of Morristown's 3rd-Annual Holiday Gift Expo
When/Where: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hyatt Morristown
Why Go: You want to round out your holiday shopping while supporting the League's work
Cost: $5 admission 

A Celtic Yuletide with Michael Londra
When/Where: Saturday, 8 p.m. at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
Why Go: You want to get into the holiday spirit with a little Irish charm
Cost: $39 to $59 

Civil War Christmas
When/Where: Saturday and Sunday, noon at Historic Speedwell Village, Morristown
Why Go: You want to experience how the holidays were celebrated way back when
Cost: $7 

'Classic Christmas'
When/Where: Saturday and Sunday at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown
Why Go: You want to tour the decorated period rooms because that's a great way to get into the holiday spirit!
Cost: $8, museum admission

Alternative Gifts Fair
When/Where: 10 a.m. Sunday, Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main St, Chatham
Why Go: The perfect place to find a gift for the person with everything.
Cost: Bring your wallet.

Visit From Santa
When/Where: 6 p.m. Sunday, Green Village Volunteer Fire Department, 529 Green Village Rd, Green Village
Why Go: Santa Claus kicks off the holiday season with this annual tree lighting ceremony at the Green Village Fire Department.
Cost: Free

Barbara Babbitt November 29, 2012 at 06:16 PM
The Alternative Gifts Fair this Sunday at Chatham UMC has no admission cost. I've notified the editor so it should be corrected soon. But it's free, so don't be scared off!

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