RVCC’s Festive Calendar of Events Brings Joy and Good Cheer!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
RVCC’s Festive Calendar of Events Brings Joy and Good Cheer!

Due to a serious automobile accident with the touring company’s bus, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s performance of A Christmas Carol, scheduled for Saturday, December 14, at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, has been cancelled. The Theatre box office will process refunds for all ticket holders. For additional information, call 908-725-3420, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you are asking yourself: “Where can I go near me for quality, affordable and fun things to do this holiday season? Without question, the answer is: “RVCC!” After all, you, your friends and family can celebrate the season with several exciting, holiday-themed events without experiencing the hassle of big-city traffic and cost. It’s amazing holiday fun right in your own backyard!

Theatre Performances

‘Tis the season for fabulous performing arts! Enjoy holiday music, classical ballet and more at The Theatre at RVCC:

  • The Great Russian Nutcracker (Moscow Ballet)

Sunday, December 1, at 1 & 5 p.m. Tickets cost $50 and $60.

One of the most highly anticipated events of the holiday season, The Great Russian Nutcracker features dazzling costumes, towering puppets, stunning sets, and the exquisite artistry of 40 world-class Russian dancers.

  • Nutcracker Tea Party

Sunday, December 1, from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 for adults, $25 for children.

This extra-special Tea Party, which is held between performances of The Great Russian Nutcracker, includes sweet treats and a special photo with a Moscow Ballet ballerina.

The event is recommended for adults and children age four and older. For tickets, call the Box Office at 908-725-3420 or order online.

  • A Christmas Carol (Nebraska Theatre Caravan)

Saturday, December 14, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $50 & $60.

Alive with color and movement and rich with thrilling ensemble music—including moving renditions of favorite holiday carols—this sumptuous production tells Dickens’ enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy.

To purchase tickets or for more information about any Theatre at RVCC production, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccarts.org


Fun awaits you this December as RVCC’s Planetarium presents a variety of star shows and laser concerts including:

  • The Alien Who Stole Christmas

Saturdays, December 14 & 21, 3 pm. 

Discover the stars visible in the winter sky.  Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system when a friendly alien kidnaps him.  The kids on the other planets need presents too, you know!

  • Winter Wonder Lights

Saturdays, December 14 & 21, at 4 pm & 8 pm.

Enjoy a laser concert featuring holiday hits such as “Wizards in Winter,” “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree” and “Dominic the Donkey.”

  • Mystery at the North Pole

Saturdays, December 14 & 21, 7 pm.

Santa is too ill to deliver presents this year!  Who could have done this? The audience will need to look at the suspects and figure out who is guilty. 

The holiday shows are perfect for ages 6 through adult. Admission is $10 for one show and $18 for two shows on the same day. To buy tickets, call: 908-231-8805 or visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium.

Student Performances

The College’s student talent sparks joy with a variety of performances including:

  • RVCC Chorale Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 7 at 8 pm.

This program features old favorites and traditional carols guaranteed to put even the biggest Grinch into the holiday spirit!

  • Dance Works

Thursday & Friday, December 5 & 6 at 8 pm.

Enjoy an evening of student and faculty choreography including everything from modern to ballet. 

Tickets cost $12 or $8 for students, staff & seniors and can be purchased by calling the RVCC Theatre Box Office: 908-725-3420.

RVCC Holiday Art Show & Sale

RVCC’s annual exhibition and sale, taking place December 9-13, showcases a variety of work created by students, instructors and alumni, including pottery, jewelry, cards, and much more. Click here for more details.

  • RVCC Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 pm.

Soak in a variety of jazz favorites from legends such as Duke Ellington.

RVCC has been ranked the best community college in NJ by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, Schools.com, and Niche.com. Washington Monthly ranked RVCC eighth in the country in the category of “Best Colleges for Adult Learners (2 Year Colleges)” for 2018. As a leading state college in New Jersey, RVCC serves students locally from Somerset County and Hunterdon County, across the country, and around the world, offering top degree programs and the best local career training. For information, visit www.raritanval.edu.