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14 reasons you can’t miss LSC After Dark: Candyland

LSC After Dark

Celebrate the season at LSC After Dark: Candyland, our next monthly event for guests 21 and over! Click here to get tickets for the event on Dec. 19, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

You’re invited to join us for a night of sweet science, icy cool experiments, and sugary surprises all throughout the building. Don’t have your ticket yet? Let us convince you! Here are 14 reasons you can’t miss LSC After Dark: Candyland.

1) Sock Skating Rink

Close-up of cozy socks

Our rink may not have real ice, but it is really slippery! Remove your shoes, take a spin, and show off your skills on our amazing Sock Skating Rink.

2) Holiday Market with JC Oddities Market

Festive holiday market

JC Oddities Market returns this month with their fun, festive Holiday Market! Browse different local vendors and bring home a unique holiday gift to share with your loved ones.

3) Minute to Win It: Candy Version!

Assortment of colorful candy

At LSC After Dark: Candyland, you’re invited to play a candy version of Minute to Win It! Challenge your friends in different themed games, like sorting M&Ms and Skittles by color, and stacking Smarties into a tower (don’t let your tower fall!).

4) The Art of Making Bubble Gum

Now you’ll never run out of gum again! Stop by our live show and learn from an LSC educator how to create your own tasty bubble gum. At the end of the show, you can even add to our collaborative art piece by dressing up a mannequin with your own chewed gum.

5) Margarita Bar

Yum! Stop by our Margarita Bar, and enjoy themed drinks such as the “Cotton Candy” and “Sour Apple.”

As always, guests can also enjoy beer, wine, and (woo hoo!) White Claw at our bars.

6) Drink tastings

Guest at an LSC After Dark drink tasting

This month brings another delicious drink tasting! Stay tuned as we reveal this month's type of tasting.

7) Midnight Market food vendors – including festive holiday treats!

Midnight Market returns this month with delicious food from local vendors, at only $5 per plate. And this month, many of the vendors are bringing festive holiday treats! A few examples include Glampfire Ice Cream from Cryo Cream, and candy cane cookie and gingerbread man sandwiches from Tayby & Co.

8) Decorate a giant gingerbread house

Make your mark on our giant gingerbread house, which guests can decorate all night long!

9) Candyland in Space: The Game – a new planetarium show!

Milky Way Galaxy

We’re taking the classic Candyland board game and bringing it to the planetarium! In an interactive adventure like nothing we’ve ever done before at LSC After Dark, guests will team up and work together to complete a game of Candyland (or, in our version, the Milky Way!) projected on the massive planetarium dome.

Experience the Candyland in Space: The Game at 7:30 pm or 8:30 pm.

You can experience the Candyland in Space: The Game when you make an additional $5 donation to support our programs for 91,000 students from at-risk communities. (Please make your donation in person at the event.)

10) Laser Wonderland Laser Show

Rock out to new and classic holiday songs in our Laser Wonderland laser show! Enjoy artists like Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, the Jonas Brothers, Dean Martin, and Adam Sandler.

Catch the show at 7:45 pm or 9:15 pm.

Like the Candyland Planetarium Show, you can enjoy Laser Wonderland when you make an additional $5 donation to support our programs for 91,000 students from at-risk communities. (Please make your donation in person at the event.)

11) Coat drive with Jersey Cares

Box that says Please Donate

This month, we’re participating in a coat drive with Jersey Cares. If you can, please bring new and/or gently used coats to donate at the event. Click here to learn more about the Jersey Cares Coat Drive.

12) Angry Birds Universe

Guests in the Angry Birds Universe exhibition

For an additional $6, you can experience LSC’s newest premium exhibition, Angry Birds Universe!

Based on the popular games, the exhibition transports you into the world of Angry Birds for interactive adventures, both physically challenging and mentally stimulating. Use real slingshots to aim birds through the air, build and race vehicles in a live version of Angry Birds Go!, draw your own bird and animate it in the design studio, and more!

13) Discover the future of flying at the Innovation Station

Every month at LSC After Dark, our Innovation Station shows you the latest in must-see tech!

This time, we’re joined by the company Kitty Hawk. They will be displaying their great invention, the Flyer, which is an all-electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) single-seat aerial vehicle that employs 10 individual lift fans to fly 3 ft. to 10 ft. over water.

14) Ugly sweater contest

It wouldn’t be a holiday party without an ugly sweater contest! Show up in your best ugly sweater (the funnier, the better) and you might win a prize during our contest on the dance floor.

We can’t wait! Click here to get tickets now for LSC After Dark: Candyland, Dec. 19, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

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