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December 2012

Celebrate the New Year with these Events in NJ!

Wishing you a healthy, happy New Year from all of us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel!

If you’ll be visiting the area we invite you check out our hotel Specials & Packages page on our website and celebrate the New Year with us. Here are a few of the holiday events happening near us in NJ:

Last chance to experience the Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo! Visit the NJ attraction to experience 100,000 bulbs and 40 light displays illuminate the zoo and kick off the New Year right with this event in NJ!

If looking for a unique way to ring in the New Year, hop aboard the Spirit of New Jersey and celebrate New Year’s Eve with a cruise. Check out the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise departing from New Jersey.

If planning to celebrate the New Year with one of the events in NJ, book your stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel and enjoy luxurious accommodations at an affordable price.

Holiday Fun Days at the Newark Museum- A Great Way to End the Year!

Happy Holidays from all of us here at The Wilshire Grand Hotel! If planning to celebrate New Year’s weekend in NJ, check out Holiday Fun Days at the Newark Museum. The holiday event includes a list of the top 10 things you didn’t think you could do in a museum! Plan your visit with us and celebrate the end of 2012 with this unique holiday event in Newark. It’s free with suggested Museum admission!

Holiday Fun Days at the Newark Museum is Friday, December 28 through Sunday, December 30, 2012 from 12:30-4:30pm. The top 10 list as the Newark Museum includes:

  • 10. Take photos: Take pictures on a gallery scavenger hunt
  • 9. Dance: Get fit while learning a new dance move
  • 8. Make Noise: Make a musical instrument and play a tune in the galleries
  • 7. Eat: Cooking lessons for young chefs-in-training
  • 6. Touch: Get a close up look at some of our teaching collection objects
  • 5. Watch a movie or performance
  • 4. Play computer games: Try our Fire Museum, Generation Fit
and Nature & Art computer games
  • 3. Break something: be a geologist and break into a rock or geode
  • 2. Take something home: Play our gallery games to win a prize
  • 1. Get messy: Create an original work of art

The holiday event in NJ will also feature music performances and film screenings. Don’t forget to check out the planetarium shows throughout the holidays. Visit the Holiday Fun Days page on the Newark Museum website to learn more.

For Last-Minute Holiday Shopping in NJ - Look No Further than Montclair!

If you’ve saved all of your holiday shopping in NJ to the last-minute, don’t worry. A simple day trip to Montclair may have you crossing off that last minute item in no time!

With plenty of shops to browse, and delicious restaurants to try, last-minute holiday shopping in NJ can be easy and enjoyable. Plan your stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel and enjoy our convenient location to the best shopping and dining in Montclair.

If choosing to do your holiday shopping in Montclair, you will discover endless stores, with many unique items inside. One of the stores may have that special and unique gift you’ve been searching for all season! With a day trip to Montclair, you’ll find:

Plan your holiday shopping trip with us in NJ and enjoy a memorable afternoon browsing the shops that line to streets of Montclair. Click here for more information and plan your stay at The Wilshire Grand Hotel today.

Step Back in Time at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park!

Explore the place where modern America was invented.

The Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange is conveniently located near us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. We invite you to book your overnight stay with us and enjoy cozy accommodations after exploring the historical park.

Whether you plan to spend an hour or devote the entire day, you’re sure to enjoy a memorable experience! Visit the Laboratory Complex and explore 20,000 square feet of additional exhibit space. Also, explore Glenmont, the estate of Thomas and Mina Edison. Click here for more information about the Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

Begin your adventure with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel and experience all of the NJ attractions located nearby. Visit our website to book your stay today.

Take a Holiday Day Trip to NYC - Here's your Guide!

This holiday season, take a day trip to NYC and enjoy all of the seasonal lights, sights and events that make NYC a must-see destination during this joyous time of the year. For affordable rates just outside of NYC, we invite you and your family to plan your stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Here’s our guide for your holiday day trip to NYC:

Radio City Christmas Spectacular: It’s no surprise that a holiday day trip to NYC wouldn’t be complete without seeing the famous Rockettes kick off the holiday season at Radio City Music Hall. This holiday show in NYC is the perfect way to begin or end your day trip with performances scheduled for morning, day or night.

The other holiday shows in NYC include:

Holiday Shopping: With both unique boutiques and well-known stores, NYC is the perfect place to enjoy last-minute holiday shopping. In celebration of the holiday season, don’t miss:

Holiday Window Displays:  While browsing the many stores, make sure you take a moment to stop and enjoy the festive holiday window displays that line the streets of NYC. Stores such as Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue have been known to unveil beautiful window displays to help spread the holiday cheer to those passing by.

Rockefeller Center: Here’s a must-see holiday attraction in NYC! Whether looking to enjoy the spectacular holiday tree or outdoor ice-skating with your children, Rockefeller Center is the place to be.

Book your stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ and celebrate the holiday season in the City that never sleeps! After your day trip to NYC, enjoy dining in our Zagat rated Primavera Restaurant and then rest comfortably in our luxurious and spacious accommodations. Visit our website to learn more.