Sharon Shaw prepares Kuser Mansion for Christmas by decorating a tree Dec. 12, 2015. (File photo by Suzette J. Lucas.)

Hamilton’s Kuser Farm Park will become a Winter Wonderland Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8.

The annual event runs from 5 to 8 p.m., and is free to attend. The township has planned a number of activities for children at the event, including the annual Kuser Mansion Christmas tree lighting ceremony 6 p.m. Dec. 7, “Santa’s Village” (including free pictures with Santa), rides on the Holiday Express train, a petting zoo and station to make reindeer food that will help guide Santa’s sleigh.

Attendees can tour Kuser Mansion, which has been decorated for Christmas. (There are also 45-minute-long guided tours of the mansion Dec. 9–16 at 4 p.m. for those interested in the home’s history.) In the mansion’s basement, the Jersey Valley Model Railroad Club has their display on view. Outside, decorations and lights have been placed throughout Kuser Farm Park, as have musical entertainment, food vendors and other exciting activities.

Winter Wonderland is just one of the many happenings in our area in December. From musical performances to historical reenactments, there are plenty of holiday events happening in our area to keep you entertained all month long.

For the full list holiday events happening throughout the central New Jersey region this month, visit our holiday events guide.