Do Something: Tree lightings, school plays and more holiday fun in the region this weekend

Find out which towns will be hosting holiday festivities this weekend and other fun things to do in the area.

With Thanksgiving now over, towns all across the region will be ringing the holidays this weekend. Find out which towns will be hosting holiday festivities this weekend.

In Mt. Laurel

  • Locals are invited to stop by the Mt. Laurel Library, 100 Walt Whitman Ave., for the start of this year’s Steve Charton Memorial Coffee Table Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mt. Laurel Library, the sale features coffee table books on sale for just $5 each. The sale runs 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday, Nov. 25, noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26 and 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27. Checks accepted however, no credit cards. Books will be half price on Monday. For more information, call the library at (856) 234–7319 ext 333 or visit us at www.mountlaurellibrary.org/friends.

Around South Jersey

  • Cherokee High School’s fall play, “White Christmas,” will open this weekend at Cherokee High School. The show will be performed on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission. Golden Age passes will be honored at the Nov. 25 performance. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cherokeedrama.org.
  • Numerous South Jersey towns will be promoting their local businesses for Small Business Saturday. In Haddonfield, the weekend kicks off with Candlelight Shopping on Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. The borough will also host its holiday tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. at library point. On Saturday, there will be musical performances and horse-drawn carriage rides from noon to 3 p.m. in downtown Haddonfield. For more information, visit https://downtownhaddonfield.com/events-entries/small-business-weekend.
  • Those wanting to visit Santa Claus at the Cherry Hill Mall this weekend will have plenty of chances to do so. Santa will be greeting guests on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Santa’s break time will be from 1 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, including pricing, visit https://cherryhillmall.com/holiday.
  • Santa Claus is also at the Promenade at Sagemore shopping center on Route 70 in Marlton this weekend each day from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Located between LOFT and Blue Mercury 2, families are invited to stop by and get a free photo when they bring their own camera.

At the Jersey Shore

  • Sea Isle City will host its Holiday Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday this weekend at Excursion Park. This holiday event will feature an ice skating rink, entertainment, a Christmas parade and tree lighting on Friday and visits with Santa Claus on Saturday. Shoppers who spend $20 in Sea Isle City on Small Business Saturday will be entered into a raffle to win a big screen television. For more information, visit www.seaislechamber.com/events/HolidayExtravaganza.aspx.
  • Stone Harbor will ring in the holidays this weekend with “It’s a Wonderful Life in Stone Harbor.” Various activities will take place throughout the weekend, including a holiday pet parade, tree lighting, a Downtown Holiday Dash Dash on Saturday, face painting, entertainment and more. The weekend culminates with Stone Harbor’s annual Christmas Parade on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.stoneharborrecreation.com/1124-1125-stone-harbor-island-holiday.html for a full list of activities.

In Philadelphia

  • Christmas Village at Philadelphia’s Love Park will be open to shoppers all weekend. More than 80 vendors will offer holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts at this year’s event. There will also be European foods, sweets and drinks, live entertainment and more. The village will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. There is no cost for visiting. Visit www.philachristmas.com for more information.
  • Manayunk will wrap up Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25 with its annual tree lighting at Canal View Park. There will also be performances from Merge Dance Studio and other local groups. The event is free to attend. For more information, including a map of the area, visit http://manayunk.com/news-and-events/events/small-business-saturday.html.

To see more events taking place in Philadelphia this weekend, visit www.philadelphiaweekly.com.