Guide: Holiday Events in New Jersey

Looking for something fun to do this holiday season? Whether it is a tree or menorah lighting or a winter festival, here is a guide to some fun, holiday events. Check before heading out, as times and dates are subject to change.
NOTE: All events are subject to change. Please follow all COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines - including possible proof of vaccination, masks and social distancing. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Make Your Own Evergreen Christmas Tree
Dec. 7 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Dec. 11 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mt Bethel Road
Port Murray
Reservations Required - $46
Website
Make Your Own Evergreen Wreath
Dec. 9 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mt. Bethel Road
Port Murray
Reservations Required - $39
Website
Annual Festival of Trees
Dec. 9

Rossi Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
410 Route 31 South
Washington
Time: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
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Flowerland Under the Lights
Dec. 10

Flowerland Growers LLC
568 County Road 519
Belvidere
Time: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
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Flowerland Annual Christmas Open House
Dec. 10-11

Flowerland Growers LLC
568 County Road 519
Belvidere
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Make Your Own Holiday Centerpiece
Dec. 11
 
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mt Bethel Rd
Port Murray
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reservations Required - $39
Website
The Nutcracker
Dec. 11

NJPAC
1 Center St.
Newark
Time: 3 p.m.
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Gloucester Township Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec. 12

Veterans Park
1261 Chews Landing Road
Gloucester Township
Time: Starts at 4:30 p.m.; Tree lighting and Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m.
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Wreaths Across America 
Dec. 15

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial
1 Memorial Lane
Holmdel
Time: 11:30 a.m.
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A Christmas Carol - Dinner Theatre
Dec. 17

Rutherfurd Hall
1686 Route 517 PO Box 453
Allamuchy
Time: 5:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Phone: (908) 852-1894 EXT. 338
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Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec. 21

Early Street Community Garden
Morristown
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
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ONGOING EVENTS

Six Flags Holiday in the Park
Nov. 13-Jan. 2, 2022

Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson
Time: Varies
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Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
Nov. 19-Dec. 31

560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dates: Nov. 19-21; Nov. 26-28; Dec. 3-5; every night Dec. 10-31 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25)
Price: Free
Website
Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show
Nov. 24-Jan. 9, 2022

Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta
Time: Varies
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Holiday Light Show
Nov. 25 - Jan. 6, 2022

Historic Smithville Village
Smithville
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
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NJCYB: A Christmas Carol
Nov. 26-Dec. 12

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center
715 Grand Ave.
Hackettstown
Times Vary
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Ice at the Pier
Nov. 26-Feb. 28, 2022

Pier Village
50 Chelsea Ave.
Suite 137
Long Branch
Time: Thursdays - 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays - 3:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturdays - 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays - 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Holiday times vary.
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Holiday Model Train Show 2021
Nov. 27 - Dec. 30 (CLOSED DEC. 24  AND  DEC. 25)

Barron Arts Center
Woodbridge
Time: Various times - Reservation Needed
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Santa Visits Kale's Garden Center 
Nov. 26 - Dec. 15

133 Carter Road
Princeton
Nov. 26 - 28 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 4 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 5 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Dec. 11 - 12 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 19 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Smithville Winter Wonderland
Dec. 1-23

Historic Smithville Village
Smithville
Time: Varies
Magical talking tree and a Christmas train ride are available
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Elf at Country Gate Players
Dec. 4-17

Country Gate Players
114 Greenwich St.
Belvidere
Time: Dates and Times vary
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Princeton Holiday Trolley Tours
Dec. 5-26

Princeton Tour Company
116 Nassau St.
Princeton
Time: Sundays only; Every hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Gingerbread Competition and Display
Dec. 6 - Dec. 28

Hunterdon County Library
Flemington
Deadline for Entry Forms: Nov. 19, 2021
Creation Drop off Dates: Dec. 4, 1-5pm & Dec. 5, 1:30-4:30
Gingerbread Houses will be on display Dec. 6 - Dec.  28
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Winter Festival of Shows: Young Performers Workshop at Centenary Stage Co.
Dec. 10-19

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center
715 Grand Ave.
Hackettstown
Times Vary
Website
NJCYB: The Nutcracker
Dec. 17-19

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center
715 Grand Ave.
Hackettstown
Times Vary
Website

PAST EVENTS

4th Annual Big Santa Lighting
Nov. 19

Westfield Garden State Plaza
Parking Lot adjacent to Nordstrom and Design Within Reach
Time: 7  p.m.
Price: Free
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Holiday Express Concert and Town Lighting
Nov. 26

Downtown Red Bank
Broad Street at Canal Street
Time: 7 p.m. 
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Holiday Greenhouse Tour
Nov. 26-27

Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mt. Bethel Road
Port Murray
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reservations Required - Free
Website
Annual Long Branch Tree Lighting
Nov. 28

Pier Village
Long Branch
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Website
Red Bank Menorah Lighting
Nov. 29

Riverside Gardens Park
Red Bank
Time: TBD
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Long Branch Menorah Lighting
Nov. 30

Pier Village
Long Branch
Time: 6 p.m.
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German Christmas Market
Dec. 3 from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dec. 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dec. 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mt. Bethel Road
Port Murray
Website
Make Your Own Evergreen Wreath
Dec. 4
 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mt. Bethel Road
Port Murray
Reservations Required - $39
Website
Lebanon Township Visit with Santa & Annual Tree Lighting
Dec. 5

Municipal Building
530 W. Hill Road
Glen Gardner
Time: 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
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