Weekend Events: Live Music, Film, Winter Markets, Holiday House Tours, and More!

This weekend events guide column is sponsored by Kate McDonough.

Here’s your guide to weekend events to enjoy:

Live Music

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  • Outpost in the Burbs presents Dar Williams on Friday, December 3 at 8 pm.
  • English guitarist, singer, and songwriter Richard Thompson will perform at NJPAC on Saturday, December 4 at 7 pm.
  • The Wellmont presents Almost Queen on Saturday, December 4 at 8 pm.
  • Make your holiday season festive — and French! Join the Montclair Early Music ensemble for a celebration of medieval French Christmas music on Saturday, December 4 at 5 pm.,
  • See the Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular Holiday Concert at The Wellmont on Sunday, December 5 at 8 pm.
  • On Sunday, December 5 at 7 pm. Mayo PAC presents all of your favorite Motown hits and holiday favorites on one stage on one night, as performed by former members of The Four Tops, The Temptation, The Marvelettes, and more.
  • Ring in the holidays with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith on Sunday, December 5 at 7:30 m at NJPAC! The GRAMMY® winning Christian artists are back on tour with all your favorite songs from their vast collection of critically-acclaimed Christmas albums.
  • Montclair Community Band will perform a Winter Concert on Sunday, December 5 at 3 pm.


  • On Friday, December 3 at 7:30 pm, NJPAC presents the ultimate event for fans of The Princess Bride. See the iconic film on the big screen, followed by a moderated conversation with actor Cary Elwes (the heroic Westley, of course!).

Theater & Dance

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  • Head to Dopeness for the Holidays Pop-up Shop on Saturday, December 4 from 1 pm – 5 pm.
  • Montclair Public Library kicks off a month of Kwanzaa programs with the Ujamaa Outdoor Winter Market on Saturday, December 4 from 10 am – 2 pm.
  • Montclair Brewery will host a Holiday Popup Craft Market on Saturday, December 4 from 12 pm – 4:30 pm. Stop by to show your support for local businesses, do some early holiday shopping, and get a beer!

Social Events

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  • Tour Essex County’s most famed historical homes and structures during the annual Historic Holiday House Tour this weekend. Nine homes and historic sites will be dressed for the holiday season while offering entertainment, refreshments, or educational opportunities.

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