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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2011

Experience the Magic of the Arts this Holiday Season with the Jersey Arts Holiday Guide

The holidays are a time for connecting and rejoicing with family and friends, and nothing embodies the spirit of the season like the arts. This year, JerseyArts.com makes it easier than ever to find and attend holiday performances near you with its annual online Holiday Guide. From performances of classics including "A Christmas Carol," "Babes in Toyland," and "The Nutcracker;" to holiday concerts by international superstars such as The Irish Tenors, Boston Pops and Empire Brass; to new twists on holiday standards and sentiments like "The Nutcracker and I" and "Erin McKeown's Anti-Holiday Show;" New Jersey is bursting with a wealth of world-class entertainment options to delight and inspire audiences of all ages this holiday season. Details can be found online at www.JerseyArts.com/holidays.

JerseyArts.com is also your one-stop shopping site for the arts lover in your life. From celebrity memorabilia, dinner and a show packages, and exclusive one-of-a-kind gifts available in our Annual Online Holiday Auction; to our custom line of apparel and merchandise available in the JerseyArts.com online store; you're sure to find the perfect gift for even the most challenging person on your list.

"The holidays are such an exciting time of year for the arts community," said Jim Atkinson, Program Director for Discover Jersey Arts at the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation. "Classics like 'A Christmas Carol' and 'The Nutcracker' have become family traditions over the years, creating memories that last a lifetime. And there's always something fresh out there if you're looking for a change of pace. No matter what your taste, these shows bring such joy to the hearts of young and old alike, it reminds us what the arts are all about."

The JerseyArts.com Holiday Guide is available through the Holiday Season, showcasing 45 standout events from JerseyArts.com's searchable listing of hundreds of performances and exhibitions taking place statewide. The web site also features the Jersey Arts Podcast, Culture Vultures Blog, special offers for its 40,000 members, and details on what's happening in New Jersey's arts scene.

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ABOUT DISCOVER JERSEY ARTS

Discover Jersey Arts (DJA) is a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts working in partnership with other cultural service organizations statewide including the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism. The project's mission is to increase the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey. JerseyArts.com supports this mission by providing a central clearinghouse of information on New Jersey's cultural scene.

Since its launch in the summer of 2000 following more than two years of research and development into assessing the needs of its constituents, DJA has developed a wide variety of programs and initiatives to support our state's cultural community and arts-going public. For more information visit DJA on the web at http://www.jerseyarts.com.

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