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You will not want to miss any of the exciting events in and around Livingston this weekend!

December is such an exciting time of year.  With the holidays coming and the year ending, our calendars fill up quickly with fun and exciting events.  The coming weekend offers its share of entertainment, so be sure to add these events to your list!  The High School will present its Shakespearean comedy, Livingston’s first Winter Festival begins, and SOPAC is offering an hour-long version of the Nutcracker, to name a few.  Read on for all the details of these and other events, and feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section. Enjoy!

will present The Comedy of Errors, a Shakespearean play about relationships and mistaken identities with two sets of twins separated after birth but reunited in time to save the lives of their father and masters.  The play is set in the Biblical and magical town of Ephesus, in the Louisiana Bayou, where sorcery and alligators abound. $12 adult/student and $10 for seniors; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; , 30 Robert H Harp Dr, Livingston

Kick off the holiday season with Livingston’s first-ever Winter Festival at the Gazebo on the Oval, across from Town Hall.  The Livingston High School Chorus will perform and the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce will host horse drawn carriage rides.  The switch will be thrown to light the tree and the recently donated , which was formerly displayed on Burnett Hill Road. Free; Saturday at 6 p.m.; The Gazebo on the Oval, 357 S Livingston Ave, Livingston

The Prime Time Group of will host “The Best of Broadway,” with Rick Busciglio, who boasts an impressive resume of former broadcast executive, radio disc jockey, television presenter and international cruise entertainer.  Everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be served. $12 for Prime Time Members and $15 for non-Prime Time Members; Sunday at 2 p.m.; , 300 E Northfield Rd, Livingston

Tour the Turtle Back Zoo after dark and experience the 100,000 bulbs and 40 lighted displays that make up the Holiday Light Spectacular.  The zoo will collect non-perishable food, winter coats and unwrapped new toys for the needy each evening of holiday lights. Help the lights shine a little brighter this year with your donation. Free; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; , 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange

Are you looking to share the magic of the Nutcracker with your children or grandchildren, but worry they will not be able to sit through the entire ballet?  Look no further! New York Theatre Ballet's production, choreographed by Keith Michael, is the only hour-long Nutcracker, presented by a professional troupe, in the metro area. Short enough for children, yet sophisticated enough for the most discerning adult. $30-$40; Sunday at 3 p.m.; , 1 Trenchard Pl, South Orange

The Metropolitan Orchestra is beginning its 40th season with a free concert at Hartshorn Elementary School.  An evening of Mozart, Rossini and Beethoven is expected, featuring special guest Evelyn Estava. Free; Sunday at 3 p.m.; , 400 Hartshorn Dr, Short Hills

The Temple B’nai Abraham Sisterhood and Social Action Committee is sponsoring a Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner and Symposium, featuring guest speaker Tal Even, Internet/Software Sector Marketing/Business Development Professional. His topic is  Israeli High Tech: Breakthroughs and Innovations. $20 per person in advance and for all others $25; Friday at 7:30 p.m.; , 300 E Northfield Rd, Livingston

The will sell 14”, fully decorated wreaths for $25. The sale is indoors, so come shop comfortably, with no chance of foul weather cancelling the event! $25; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; , 299 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston

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