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American Dream’s “The Heart of the Holidays” Celebration!

All month long, American Dream will be hosting a
series of weekly events to celebrate the holiday season!
Check out the schedule listed below…


Daily – Elf Workshop: Tucked inside Nickelodeon Universe, near Jelly Fish Jam, is Santa’s Physically Distant Workshop. Here, Santa’s elves are setting up shop to share holiday magic. There will be physically-distant stations, run by elves, where guests can write a letter to Santa, decorate ornaments, or color some pictures. Santa’s elves will be buzzing about and creating wonderful holiday memories for all.

  • December 8-10: 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • December 11-15: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • December 16: 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • December 17-23: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • December 24: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Daily – Toy Soldiers Stilt Walkers: As guests wander around, they will be greeted by our toy soldier friends! Dressed in Nutcracker-esque attire, these naturally physically-distant performers are easily able to take photos with guests and add some high-flying holiday fun throughout American Dream.

Music Mondays: Live from American Dream! Take a break and tune in as American Dream brings the magic of weekly, holiday-themed performances right to your living room. Talented local performers will be showcased across American Dream’s social channels and live pop-up performances throughout American Dream.

  • December 14, 6:00 PM: Violinist, Ezinma in Court A
  • December 21, 6:30 PM: NJ Local band, Caracella and saxophonist, Scott Solomon in the Garden Court

Wish Wednesdays: Beginning December 9. th and every Wednesday from 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM at American Dream, make a wish in the Garden Court with one of American Dream’s holiday elves. Post your wish and tag @americandream on Instagram and you may get a holiday surprise! All wishes will be collected and delivered to Santa.

Thursdays – Candy Cane Passport Hunt: Come to American Dream each Thursday for a trip around American Dream with a festive scavenger hunt. Pick up your passport at the entrance to Nickelodeon! Universe and look out for the signs where American Dream’s holiday helpers will be stationed with stamps and a little surprise! Follow American Dream on Instagram for clues every Thursday. Post your completed passport and tag us, for a chance to win a special holiday surprise. (Ticket for Nickelodeon Universe is not required to participate.)

Fridays and Saturdays – Night at The Rink: Spend your night at The Rink with a different theme each night. Groove to disco-themed music, top hits, and more being spun by Santa himself. Join us every Friday and Saturday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM through December 19th.

Holiday Sweater Saturdays: Every Saturday in December, don your most festive holiday- themed sweater and join us—the tackier, the better! Whether live or playing along online, guests are encouraged to post pictures of themselves in their holiday sweaters and tag American Dream on Instagram @americandream for a chance to be “Instafamous” on our social media channels. Don’t forget to follow along and vote for your favorite sweaters – one of the top holiday sweaters will get a holiday surprise!


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Hudson County Community College |
Holiday Market

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