Holiday Fun at the Geyer Family Branch

Winter workshops, dance parties and family celebrations will get everyone in the holiday spirit!

The holidays will soon be upon us and the Geyer Family Branch of the YMCA of Montclair has a full schedule of exciting events and activities to celebrate this joyous time of the year.

Events start Wednesday, November 29th and run through Sunday, December 17th.

Kick off the holiday season with winter workshops where your children can make holiday gifts, gingerbread houses and even New Year’s Eve noisemakers!

In addition to workshops, there are nights out for the kids so parents can catch up on shopping or attend a holiday party.

The final event is the Decorate December event for families.


Do It Yourself Workshops

$40 Per Child or Parent/Child
$20 for each additional child

DIY Holiday Gifts
Wed., November 29th
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Child Only; Ages 6 – 10
What a better lesson than to teach the value of GIVING! Children will create beautiful
gifts that anyone would be glad to receive.

DIY Holiday Decor

Wed., December 6th
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Parent/Child; Ages 6 – 10
Fill your home with holiday enchantment. Spend time with your child to create
decorations you will be proud to display year after year.

DIY Holiday Spa
Wed., December 13th
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Parent/Child; Ages 6 – 10
Time to unwind from all the holiday stress. Come and create holiday spa treats to give as
gifts or keep for yourself.


Gingerbread House Workshops

$40 Per Child or Parent/Child
$20 for each additional child

Gingerbread House
Sat., December 2nd
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parent/Child Only; Ages 4 – 8
Work together to decorate your very own gingerbread house. Enjoy the endless
decorating options, from frosted candy roofs to pretzel picket fences, as you listen to
cheerful holiday tunes while sipping hot cocoa.

Gingerbread House
Sat., December 2nd
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Child Only; Ages 6 – 10
Decorate your very own gingerbread house. Enjoy the endless decorating options, from
frosted candy roofs to pretzel picket fences, as you listen to cheerful holiday tunes.


Elves’ Woodshop Workshops

$40 Per Child or Parent/Child
$20 for each additional child


Creative Card Holder

Tues., December 5th
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Child Only; Ages 5 – 8
Create a beautiful display for all your holiday cards.


Holiday Wooden Toy

Tues., December 12th
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Child Only; Ages 5 – 8
Be just like one of the elves and make a toy of your very own.


New Year’s Eve Noisemaker

Tues., December 19th
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Child Only; Ages 5 – 8
Ring in the New Year with a noisemaker that you’ve made yourself.


Kids Only Events

$30 Per Child (Member Rate)
$40 Per Child (Community Rate)
$20 for each additional child


D.J. in Your P.J.s

Sun., December 3rd
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ages 3 – 6
No need to get out of your PJs today, just come on over to Geyer for a holiday dance
party. This party is sure to please as it will include holiday art and games. Each
participant will leave with their very own holiday mix CD.

An Evening With…The Gingerbread Family
Fri., December 8th
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Ages 4 – 8
Run as fast as you can, you can’t catch them they are the gingerbread family! Children
will have a blast running around Geyer trying to catch up with this family. Participants
will make gingerbread themed art projects and edible treats. The night will be capped off
with a holiday dance party.


Kids’ Night Out

Sat., December 2nd
Sat., December 16th
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ages 6 months – 12 years old
Kids can come have fun at Geyer while parents get a night out. Gym, swim, art and
more!


Family Fun Events


Decorate December

Sun., December 17
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Local businesses and members of the community are decorating wreaths, using their creativity and holiday spirit. These beautifully decorated wreaths will be auctioned off at our very special family celebration on Sunday, December 17.

All events require pre-registration. Stop by or call the Geyer Family Branch at 159 Glenridge Avenue, (973) 783-7640 for more information.

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