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Upcoming Christmas Events in NJ

Find things to do this Christmas season in NJ! You will find a wide variety of upcoming holiday events NJ has to offer from train rides to tree lightings, holiday shopping and more! Enjoy fun NJ Christmas events your whole family will love. See below for a list of events sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.

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Holly Walk 2015 Website | 973-631-5151
Events throughout Morris County, ,    Northern NJ
Holly Days Celebrations Northern NJ Christmas Attractions Month-long Christmas Celebration! Holly Days Christmas Events in Morristown NJ
This Morris County tradition returns! One ticket allows you to visit five historic sites decorated for the holidays, each with some special seasonal surprises. Visit: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Schuyler-Hamilton House, the Ford Mansion at Morristown National Historical Park. Please check individual sites for tour and program schedules, addresses and directions. Holly Walk 2015 takes place December 6th from 12pm - 5pm.

Experience the magic that is Morristown's annual Christmas and Holiday celebrations. Santa arrives on the Green on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The fun continues until First Night Morris - the grand music festival on New Year's Eve. There are many participating sites offering free events as well as local historical sites and museums with special programming and fees.

Visit with Santa Claus on the historic Morristown Green or take in a performance of "THE NUTCRACKER" at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Stroll the streets of Morristown, Madison or Chester and do your holiday shopping. Visit the local museums decorated for Christmas and stop by their gift shops for unique presents. Click here for a list of events.

December 1st through the 31st
The Clay Pot Website | 732-251-5112
290 Main Street, Suite 1, Spotswood, NJ 08884  Central NJ
The Clay Pot Christmas Activities in Middlesex County NJ Where Imagination & Creativity Come Together The Clay Pot creative holiday events in Middlesex County NJ
Create a special holiday gift this year at The Clay Pot! Get a taste of the Potter's Wheel to make a bowl, vase or plate to gift to someone in your family. The Wheel Experience is also a great activity for families, friends and couples to do together! You can create and paint a piece in 1 or 2 visits or simply paint one of their already prepared bisque pieces.

On Saturday, December 12th at 3:30pm The Clay Pot is having a Santa Bank Workshop! You will throw a Santa shape on the wheel and then design it using various hand building techniques. Return to The Clay Pot for glazing at your own convenience. Visit their website to reserve a spot in this workshop or for more information on pricing, gift certificates, or available holiday themed pieces to paint.

Saturday, December 12th
Cranbury Christmas Lights Website |
128 North Main Street, Cranbury, NJ 08512  Central NJ
Cranbury Christmas Lights Free Holiday Events in Central NJ A NJ Christmas light display that benefits charity
Cranbury Christmas Lights is New Jersey's Number One Christmas Display for charity. It also features the largest Christmas Tree in New Jersey, which stands over 36 feet tall and has over 46,000 Dancing lights!

This display features over 120,000 lights dancing to 18 songs. The show is free to watch and parking is also free. Donations from those who are financially able are accepted and all proceeds benefit local food banks. Last year over $14,000 was raised and donated to food banks, come out this year to double that!

The Christmas Display will light up from 6:00pm and will turn off at 9:00pm starting November 28th through December 31st. For a list of the 20 nights the lights will dance to the music see the schedule on the website.

Dress warm this is an outside event. Handicap parking available. This Christmas display is a must see for everyone in NJ!

November 28th - December 31st
Spirit Cruises Website | 866-483-3866
Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, Suite 200, New York, NY 10011  New York City
Spirit Cruises Christmas themed Cruises in NJ Enjoy your winter holiday on the water! Spirit Cruises unique Christmas Events in NJ
Join Spirit Cruises and celebrate winter on the NYC harbor! Throughout December they will be offering a daily Jingle Bells Lunch Cruise and Holiday Lights Dinner Cruise, which will include a delightful buffet, live entertainment and enchanting city skyline views. Their Christmas Eve Cruise will sail from 7 - 10 pm, and will include a decadent dinner buffet. The Eve of the Eve Dinner Cruise will take place on December 30th and holiday music will liven up the boat. The Gospel Lunch Cruise on December 5th will feature a decadent lunch and a live performance by the harmonious New York City Gospel Choir.

Other holiday themed cruises include a New Year's Eve Family Lunch, a Lunch with Santa Cruise where kids will get to meet the ever-popular St. Nicholas, a New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise with a wonderful fireworks show, and a New Year's Day Cruise where a DJ will be rocking the dance floor!

Visit their website for specific times and dates.

December 1st - January 1st
Holiday Package Sale Website | 732-892-0600
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant, NJ 08742  Central Shore Region NJ
Jenkinsons Christmas Festivities in Ocean County NJ Perfect gift idea for Jersey Shore lovers! Christmas Events and Attractions in NJ
Need to grab a stocking stuffer for a Jersey Shore lover? Jenkinson's and Casino Pier BWB will be selling holiday packages in the malls this season, starting November 20. Enjoy the beach, aquarium, mini-golf, fun house and rides all for one low price.

STORE sales run Nov. 20 - Dec. 24 and ONLINE SALES run Nov. 27 - Dec. 31. Jenkinson's Beach Badges also on sale -- ON SITE ONLY.

Where: Ocean County Mall with Santa, Center Court
Tinton Falls, Jersey Shore Outlets, Center Court (food court)

When: Ocean County Mall: Open-Close
Jersey Shore Outlets: Weekends, Open-Close

Jenkinson's Holiday Package:
$39.95 includes 3 Hour Unlimited Ride Wristband, Aquarium Admission, Fun House Admission, Castaway Cove Golf and 1 voucher for filled souvenir cup.

Casino Pier Holiday Package:
39.95 includes 2 hour unlimited rides (excludes skyscraper, Sky Ride, Go-Karts and SkyCoaster), 1 Waterpark admission and 1 round of Adventure Golf.

Combo Deals for Cards:
$75 for $50 E-Musement and $50 Surf Card.

November 20th through December 31st
Sea of Lights Holiday Festival Website | 732-892-0600
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant, NJ 08742  Central Shore Region NJ
Jenkinsons Aquarium Sea of Lights Christmas Events in Central NJ Jenkinson's Aquarium Winter Wonderland! Jenkinsons Aquarium NJ Sea of Lights Christmas Display
Join Jenkinson's Aquarium in celebrating their annual Sea of Lights Holiday Festival on December 18th, 19th, 26th, 27th and 28th from 6 - 9pm.

The special, all-inclusive $6 per person admission is their holiday gift to you!

Visit your favorite fish and animals while Jenkinson's Aquarium is decked out in the holiday spirit with hundreds festive lights and decorations, plus make and take crafts, face painting, even a scuba diving Santa and other special guests from the coolest new animated movie. Additional activities will be available in the Pavilion. The Sweet Shop, Aquarium Gift Shop & Pavilion Arcade will be open.

Don't miss this special holiday family experience!

December 18th, 19th, 26th, 27th and 28th

Adventure Aquarium's Christmas Celebration Website | 856-365-3300
1 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103  Southwest NJ
Adventure Aquarium Kids Christmas Activities in NJ Camden County's most unique Christmas attraction! Christmas Celebration at Adventure Aquarium in Camden County NJ
Christmas Celebration is here once more! From December 4 - December 31, experience the magic of the holidays at Adventure Aquarium's 9th annual Christmas Celebration. The celebration will feature larger-than-life decorations, twinkling lights, glowing trees, and gently falling snow - not to mention 8,500 animals and two million gallons of underwater fun. Festivities include exciting live shows, daily appearances by Scuba Santa in the Ocean Realm exhibit, character appearances, and more!

Guests of all ages are invited to ring in the New Year at Adventure Aquarium during their 4th annual New Year's Eve Splash on December 31st. The family friendly event will feature a Countdown to Dance Party Extravaganza with Gill, fireworks and more making this the best New Year's event in the region. You won't want to miss it!

December 4th - 31st
Old Fashion Christmas at Smithville Website | 609-748-8999
615 E. Moss Mill Road, Galloway, NJ 08205  Southern Shore Region NJ
Christmas Tree Light Show Christmas Events in Historic Smithville NJ Spectacular Holiday lights show! Historic Smithville Holiday Events in Atlantic County NJ
The entire family will be in awe as they gaze at the brilliantly lit-up historic village of Smithville. Over 120 trees will light up on Lake Meone in various musical patterns, creating dazzling illusions and wonderment for children and adults alike.

The Holiday Lights Show, which takes place in Galloway, NJ, has been a tradition at Historic Smithville for many years and each year is made better than the last. Don't miss the amazing light show and the Victorian-style Christmas decor around the village! Bring the whole family and all your friends for this merry attraction! The event runs Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5pm - 8:30pm.

This Christmas you can also meet the Magical Talking Tree, a figure that wakes every weekend just to have a conversation with the young visitors! There will also be a Train Ride that runs daily and allows you and your family to take in the truly whimsical Smithville Village. Little ones may find Story Time with Mrs. Claus fun and entertaining. Come out to the Christmas Cottage and listen to Mrs. Clause read stories of the holiday season!

December 5th will be Hospitality Night and all are welcome to attend! From 6 - 8 pm the town will be overflowing with generous merchants offering food samples, discounts and drawings. Don't miss out on the fun!

November 26th - January 6th
Holiday Lights on the Farm Website | 908-782-2705
1051 County Route 523, Flemington, NJ 08822  Central NJ
Schaefer Farms Christmas Light Displays in Central NJ Holiday fun for the whole family! Schaefer Farms Holiday Activities in Flemington NJ
Come out to Schaefer Farms during the month of December for countless hours of winter and holiday fun! Due to popular demand, the farm will be bringing back the Holiday Lights on the Farm display for the 2015 season. Stop by the farm anytime between Thanksgiving and New Year's to be a part of their holiday fun!

From the comfort of your car, drive through the farm and gaze in awe at thousands of colorful farm and holiday-themed lights. Schaefer Farms has thousands of brightly colored lights and holiday displays for you and your family to enjoy! Stop by the farm anytime between Thanksgiving and New Year's to be a part of their holiday fun! The display is closed Mondays and Tuesdays and open Wednesdays through Sundays from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm.

Besides the holiday lights, the Schaefer Farms sells a variety of decorations. They have countless trees, wreaths, crafts, grave blankets and so much more, all to make your holiday more festive! The kids will be given a chance to meet Santa Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays December 4th - 6th, 11th - 13th and 18th - 20th.

November 26th - January 1st
Princeton Tour Company Website | 1-855-743-1415
116 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542  Princeton NJ
Princeton Tour Company unique Christmas events in Mercer County NJ Trolley Tours and Santa Tours! Princeton Tour Company Christmed trolley tours in Mercer County NJ
Princeton Tour Company is the #1 tour company in New Jersey. They offer walking tours, ghost tours, team-building events, holiday trolley tours and more! Every Saturday between Thanksgiving and the New Year, Princeton Tour Company offers Holiday Trolley Tours throughout the quaint and festive streets of Princeton, NJ. Instead of being cooped up in a mall, make your winter shopping much more enjoyable and unique! Hop on their trolley and see Princeton like you've never seen it before. As the trolley slowly drives down the decorated streets, take in the holiday spirit, and of course the unique sites! These one hour tours allow you to see the homes and hangouts of Albert Einstein, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John F. Kennedy, Nancy Drew and more! To register for a Holiday Trolley Tour, see the schedule and book your trip today.

Is your child fascinated by Santa? Of course they are! Princeton Tour Company's Santa's Helpers Walking Tour, designed by their best and brightest guides, allows children 4 - 6 years old and their parents or grandparents to experience the magic of the holiday season. The slow-paced, one hour walk is guided by Santa's ambassadors who will dish all of the secrets of life on the North Pole, where Santa spends the off-season, reindeers' favorite snacks and much more! The ambassadors will also ensure the children's letters arrive to Santa safely. Bring your camera, as Santa has been known to make a guest appearance during these tours! Click here for the schedule and to register.

November 28th - December 19th
iPlay America Holiday Celebrations Website | 732-577-8200
110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728  Central NJ
iPlay America family friendly holiday celebrations in Monmouth County NJ Get Inside the Fun: Have Breakfast with Santa at iPlay! iPlay America Christmas Events in Monmouth County NJ
Santa's packing up his sleigh and jingling all the way to iPlay America, the number one destination for FUN and EXCITEMENT this season! Skip the crowded malls and take the family to Breakfast with Santa at iPlay on Saturday, December 5, or Saturday, December 19, from 10am - 2pm at iPlay America's Game Time Bar & Grill! Enjoy a hearty BREAKFAST BUFFET including assorted breakfast breads & pastries, an omelet station, mixed greens, granola and yogurt, fresh fruit, pancakes, scrambled eggs, buttermilk waffles, and applewood smoked bacon along with soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea.

Bring your camera to take your own photos with Santa AND get a complimentary digital download of a photo from their professional photographer! Kids will also enjoy story time with Santa as well as an interactive and fun entertainment, just for them! Admission is just $24.95 plus tax for adults and $14.95 plus tax for children age 12 and younger. Plus, each children's ticket comes with a $5 iPA Game Card to use in the Arcade, a candy cane, and a coloring book. Children age 2 and younger EAT FREE.

Seating is limited, so don't miss your chance to Get Inside the Fun and have Breakfast with the Jolly Old Elf at iPlay America. Reserve your spot at Game Time Bar & Grill here! 'Tis the Season and there's no better reason than to see ear-to-ear grins on your kids' faces! So, make this the happiest of holidays, mark your calendar, and get ready to spend quality time with Santa at everybody's favorite Winter FUN-DERLAND, iPlay America!

Saturday, December 5th and 19th
Christmas at The Olde Mill Inn Website | 908-221-1100
225 Route 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920  Central NJ
Christmas at The Olde Mill Inn Christmas Events in Somerset County NJ Numerous Christmas events in Central NJ!
The Grain House Pub has twice been named one of the coziest places for a drink in New Jersey. There is no place like the Olde Mill Inn & Grain House Restaurant in Basking Ridge, NJ during the holiday season! Throughout December, the entire property is adorned with beautiful holiday decorations inside and outside.

The Grain House Restaurant is located in a building dating back to 1768, and is handsomely trimmed with beamed ceilings and rich woods, offering cozy fireside dining in the Childs Dining Room and in the Grain House Coppertop Pub.

Grain House Holiday Events for 2015 include:

Sunday, December 6th: Gingerbread Brunch (10am - 2pm). Decorate giant Gingerbread Cookies. Great family fun for all ages!
Sunday, December 13th: Santa Brunch (10am - 2pm). Visit with Santa, have a free family photo taken, and attend a holiday craft party.
Monday-Friday, December 14th-18th: Holiday Lunch Buffet (11:30am - 2:30pm).
Sunday, December 20th: Caroler Brunch (10am - 2pm). Carolers from Bernardsville High School will serenade with joyful holiday music.
December 24th: Christmas Eve Buffet (4pm - 8pm).
December 31st: New Year's Eve Dinner (5pm - 10pm).

Reservations for all events: 908-221-1150

December 6 - 31st
The Flanders Hotel Website | 609-399-1000
719 East 11th Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226  Southern Shore Region NJ
The Flanders Hotel Christmas Events in Southern NJ Christmas fun in South Jersey The Flanders Hotel Holiday Activities in Ocean City NJ
The Flanders Hotel is hosting a Holiday Weekend of Events on Dec. 19-20th, starting with their delicious breakfast buffet with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 19th from 8-11am. The elaborate buffet menu includes many delicious breakfast favorites such as Brioche French Toast, Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Fresh Fruit and more.

On Saturday, December 19 at 1pm come out for a live Holiday Show of Hansel and Gretel. Tickets are just $12 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Light refreshments will be served.

Join them for an elegant Holiday High Tea Event served in the Candlelight Ballroom at 2pm Sunday, Dec. 20. Enjoy live Christmas Carolers and gourmet tea sandwiches, homemade scones, decadent desserts, fresh brewed tea and more. Make your reservations for this limited seating event.

On Friday, Jan. 1st come out and enjoy their Annual Gingerbread House Contest Official Judging Ceremony filled with fun, treats and prizes awarded to the winners. Entries can be dropped off until Dec. 30th.

Celebrate with The Flanders Hotel for New Year's Eve & New Year's Day. They offer a New Year's Eve/First Night Package with all the bells and whistles to bring in the new year. They also host a delicious New Year's Eve Dinner in Emily's Ocean Room. Join them New Year's Day for an Ocean City Tradition, their lavish breakfast buffet served in the elegant ballrooms.

December 19th - January 1st
Christmas at Casino Pier Website | 732-793-6488
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751  Central Shore Region NJ
Christmas at Casino Pier! Christmas at Casino Pier Family-Friendly Christmas Events in Seaside Heights NJ
Seaside Heights Christmas Tree Lighting
Head to Seaside Heights on Friday, December 4th, 5pm for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. It will be held at dusk on December 4th outside Borough Hall. Winners for the window painting contest will be announced as well!

Annual Christmas on the Island and Parade
Saturday December 12th, 12pm to 5pm. A Free Christmas Parade along the Boulevard in Seaside Heights. The event is open to all Ocean County, New Jersey residents and features giveaways, Santa's Workshop, Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Christmas Parade ends with a special Santa's send-off at 4:00pm with live entertainment as the town lights Santa's way back home to the North Pole.

Come celebrate the holidays at Casino Pier Arcade. Saturday, December 12th, 2015 from 12pm - 3pm, enjoy a plethora of activities! Arrive dressed in your ugliest sweater for the Ugly Sweater Contest. Families can create a Holiday card for a solider. Arts and Crafts include make your own snow globe and Reindeer pinecone ornaments. Take part in some Reindeer Games like the Candy Cane Toss, Indoor Snowball Fight, Pin the Nose on Rudolph and win some awesome prizes. There will be a food bar, photo opportunities and a visit from Santa!

First Night Ocean County in Seaside Heights, NJ
Thursday, December 31st bring the family out to First Night Ocean County in Seaside Heights sponsored by the Lakewood BlueClaws. Bracelets will be on sale beginning Black Friday at the County Connection in the Ocean County Mall as well as in each participating arcade along the Boardwalk. Bracelets make great stocking suffers or gifts for family and friends! For just $5 each, enjoy a day filled with entertainment, children's shows, face painters, balloonists and caricature portraits in each participating arcade along the Boardwalk. All attendees are required to purchase a bracelet. The night will come to an end with a spectacular fireworks display at 5:00pm viewable from anywhere on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk.

December 4th, 12th and 31st
Martell's Waters Edge Website | 732-269-3000
125 Bayview Avenue, Berkeley Township, NJ 08721  Central Shore Region NJ
Waters Edge Holiday Events in Central NJ Christmas Eve Dinner with Santa Waters Edge Ocean County NJ Christmas events
Make the night before Christmas with friends and family even more magical at the all new Waters Edge! With special greetings from Santa himself, delight your loved ones with a special Christmas Eve cuisine that is as enticing as their waterfront views. Their AAA Four-Diamond Award Winning Chefs have crafted a special menu that caters to carnivores, seafood lovers, gluten-free and vegetarian diners' delights.

Dinner specials include a Turkey Dinner entree with perfectly smooth buttermilk mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, homemade stuffing and cranberry sauce, seasonal vegetables and apple or pumpkin pie for dessert. Other menu options include a Short Rib Pot Roast entree with braised boneless beef short rib over buttermilk mashed potatoes, asparagus and apple braised red cabbage. For their complete Christmas Eve Dinner menu visit

Christmas Eve Dinner with Santa Claus will be served from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, December 24th. Reservations are recommended, call 732-269-3000 today to make your Christmas Eve a very special one. Excite Your Senses at the All New Martell's Waters Edge.

December 24th
A Cape May Christmas Website | 609-770-8311
405 Lafayette Street, Cape May, NJ 08204  Southern Shore Region NJ
Cape May Stage Christmas Themed Plays in Southern NJ Family-friendly holiday play in Cape May NJ! Cape May Stage Christmas Plays in Southern NJ
From November 27th through January 2nd head down to the Cape May Stage to see the world-premiere holiday production A Cape May Christmas written by Marlena Lustik. This family-friendly holiday production combines fireside storytelling with the holiday classics. Intertwining tales of Saint Nicholas and Cape May's historic hero Captain Mey, Cape May Stage lovingly celebrates the warmth of a contemporary Santa and Mrs. Claus on a secret visit to this seaside resort.
Show times: Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm; Saturday and Sundays 3pm. Additional performances on December 22, December 23rd, December 29th and December 30th.

The Twelve Dates of Christmas
On Thanksgiving Day, Mary discovers that her fiance is cheating on her when she catches him on national TV kissing another woman at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. She then must navigate a year's worth of hapless holidays and luckless romances amid the colorful characters that make up her family. Christmas, New Year's Eve, and St. Patrick's Day bring one dating disaster after another. June provides a "wedding season" of letdowns, and Halloween is nothing less than a horror show. When the second Christmas rolls around, a surprise encounter with a five-year-old boy whom she has come to adore changes her mood, her day, and her whole perspective.
Show times: Click here for a full list of shows performed at Congress Hall.

November 27th - January 2nd
Brock Farms Website | 732-462-2700
4189 US 9 North, Freehold, NJ 07728  Central NJ
Brock Farms 2015 Christmas Events in Monmouth County NJ 40,000 sq. ft. of Christmas Excitement! Brock Farms Christmas Attractions in Monnmouth County NJ
Brock Farms Home and Garden World of Freehold, New Jersey, is home to the largest artificial Christmas tree display in the state. The facility features artificial trees that are beautifully decorated, brightly lit, and welcome you to bring them home! Families throughout the state can enjoy their splendor and embrace the wonderment of the holiday season. Brock Farms has over 25 themed trees ready to dazzle you with decorating ideas. If you are in search of live trees and wreaths for your home this holiday season, Brock Farms can provide that for you as well! They have a great variety of fir trees and white pines. Don't forget to decorate your home with their pre-lit and custom-lit wreaths as well as their extraordinary custom made bows. Brock Farms variety of choices truly helps you to purchase the items that will make your holiday experience special to you and your loved ones.

In addition to the trees, this New Jersey Christmas store has fun, family-friendly decorations that can be purchased for indoor and outdoor use. You and your family are invited to the area's largest and most unique gift shop with exciting gift ideas to surprise your family and friends. Come on in to adorn your home with the craftsmanship of the nutcrackers and nativity scenes along with indoor and outdoor lighting! As you walk through the holiday spectacular, you can imagine your home with some of the most popular collectibles from Byer's Choice, Anna Lee, Jim Shore, Dept. 56, Lemax, Possible Dreams, Fabriche and Mark Roberts! Brock Farms larger than life garden world transforms into 40,000 square feet of Christmas Magic - waiting for you to experience the life-size statues and inflatable decor for your lawn. You will love this so much - you will want to bring it all home!

Begins Early November
The Cook's Christmas Lights Website |
1 Carlson Court, Jackson, NJ 08527  Central NJ
The Cooks Christmas Lights Upcoming Christmas Events in Central NJ Free Christmas Light show! The Cook's Christmas Lights free Christmas light shows in Central NJ
The Cook's Christmas Lights display returns for its second season to raise money for the National MS Society. This year's display features over 14,000 lights, plays through 7 Christmas-themed songs and runs for 20 - 30 minutes. Pull up to this marvelous display, turn your radio to the designated station and watch the magical light show from the comfort of your vehicle.

The show will start November 28 and can be seen Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm to 11pm. The Cook's Christmas Lights display is free, but donations are greatly accepted and 100% of proceeds are donated to the National MS Society. Last year $800 was raised and this year they hope to double that! Like them on Facebook before you head out to the show.

November 28 - New Years
Beading Party at Santa's Workshop Website | 973-783-2323
406 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042  Northern NJ
TiaMarie Beading Studio creative holiday events nj Creative and crafty Holiday events!
This holiday season join TiaMarie Beading Studio in Montclair, NJ for three holiday themed beading parties! Make a holiday bracelet for yourself or as a special gift for someone else at Santa's Workshop. Also enjoy treats and take a photo with the special visitors from the North Pole.

On November 29 from 2 - 4pm and December 6 from 12 - 2pm Bruce the Elf makes his way to TiaMarie Beading Studio to kick off the holiday season! Mrs. Claus makes her special appearance on December 13 from 2 - 4pm and Santa Claus makes his appearance December 20 from 12 - 2pm. Call, email or visit the website to register today!

November 29th and December 6, 13 and 20th
The Christmas Light Show Website |
2702 Wooley Rd., Wall Township, NJ 07719  Central NJ
The Christmas Light Show Wall NJ Holiday Attractions A Monmouth County NJ holiday tradition! The Christmas Light Show Popular NJ Holiday Events
The Christmas Light Show is a Free world class computerized lighting and pyrotechnic show. Returning for its 10th year, this incredible event has become an area tradition. The show is very much like attending a Disney World concert, featuring pyrotechnics, fog, color changing effects, and thousands of lights synchronized to music broadcast over a concert quality sound system. Don't miss this one of a kind Christmas event in Monmouth County, NJ!

The show benefits a local charity through donations from its viewers. Please consider making a donation to Challenged Youth Sports, Inc. when you attend. They recommend a donation of $20 for a family of 4. Challenged Youth Sports (CYS) runs top quality sporting leagues and builds facilities for children with disabilities. Their support helps these children live healthy lives through physical activity. CYS Inc. is local and is a nationally recognized 501-c-3 charity. They are 100% volunteer based.

Show times are: December 11th, 12th, and 13th 2015 at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM each night. Please arrive about least 40 minutes early! For more information, directions and show status due to weather please visit:

Parking at: 2744 Belmar Blvd., Wall Township, NJ 07719.
For parking and walking directions click here.

December 11th, 12th and 13th
New Year's Eve at Crystal Springs Resort Website | 888-405-5705
1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419  Northern NJ
Crystal Springs Resort Holiday Events in NJ Rockin' NJ New Year's Eve celebration for the family!
If you're looking for a rockin' celebration without the overcrowded NYC streets... you've found it. From an out of this world open bar bash in the Tropical Biosphere Pool Complex to exquisite dining and 'fun-for-all' festivities, they've got the venue and party to suit your style. Plus their overnight packages are ideal for those looking for the ultimate New Year's Eve experience!

A dinner reservation is required for all venues at Crystal Springs Resort. They welcome everyone to join them for the New Year's Eve celebrations but recommend you call 844-358-7311 ahead of time to ensure you have a spot! Don't wait, space is limited and events are selling out fast! Visit their website for a full list of activities, events and special packages happening at Crystal Springs Resort and Mountain Creek.

December 31st
Holiday Lights Trolley Rides Website | 609-884-5404
1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204  Southern Shore Region NJ
Holiday Lights Trolley Rides Southern NJ Christmas Events Holiday Trolley rides through Victorian Cape May, NJ!
Take a trip down to the Historic District of Cape May to see some of the most beautifully decorated houses and inns in New Jersey! Take a trolley ride through the Historic District to see the Victorian-style houses and inns decorated for the holidays.

During the trolley ride you will learn all about Victorian Christmas traditions, have sing-alongs and enjoy your favorite Christmas songs. Rides last about 30 minutes. This is a great way to spend a romantic night in Cape May and great for a family night out.

Tours begin at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street. Purchase tickets at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, at the Carriage Horse or at Hill House Office. Check their website for dates and times. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 to purchase advanced tickets.

November 21st through January 2nd
Holiday Lights Spectacular Website | 973-731-5800
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052  Northern NJ
Holiday Lights Spectacular Christmas Events at Turtle Back Zoo NJ Christmas at a NJ zoo!
Every year Turtle Back Zoo sets up an unforgettable Holiday Lights Spectacular at their West Orange, NJ location. The zoo is illuminated with over 100,000 bulbs, 50 displays and sights that will leave everyone in awe!

While the zoo is in Northern NJ, they invite EVERYONE to come and enjoy the light display. Visitors walk the zoo and enjoy not only the lights, but also the shapes of animals! Combining the popular Christmas activity with the well-known outlines of animals is a great way to engage the children, get them into the Christmas spirit and ultimately enjoy all features of the zoo.

Turtle Back Zoo also allows guests to host a party at their Holiday Lights Spectacular! Whether it be a corporate event or a family party, they can accommodate up to 100 guests and will guarantee a wonderful party. During these parties the holiday spirit will come to life and lasting memories will be made among the numerous displays of lights.

November 27th - January 3rd
Christmas in Woodbridge, NJ Website | 732-634-0413
582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, NJ 07095  Central NJ
Holiday Celebrations in Woodbridge NJ Holiday events in Woodbridge, NJ
Keeping with the town's tradition, Baron Arts Center will be offering NJ residents three fabulous holiday activities. Christmas is a time to bring everyone together and Baron Arts Center, along with the town of Woodbridge, NJ, does just that with a spectacular holiday concert, a model train show and, new this year, an indoor Origami Holiday Tree display.

For the 2015 holiday season, New Jersians can anticipate the concert to take place on December 11th at 7:30 pm. Brothers in Harmony Barbershop Chorus will perform at Woodbridge Middle School. They'll sing a unique rendition of traditional and favorite holiday songs. No reservations needed.

2015 will also mark the 25th year of Baron Arts Center's model train show. Lasting from November 28th through December 27th, visitors of all ages are welcome to come and view the expertly set up and designed display of trains. As an added bonus for this holiday season, view a unique Origami Holiday Tree from November 28-December 27 on display at the Barron Arts Center.

November 28th - December 27th
Midnight at the Oasis Website | 856-767-7580
535 North Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091  Southwest NJ
Midnight at the Oasis Holiday Fun for Kids in Southwest NJ Celebrate the new year at a water park!
Countdown to 2016 at Sahara Sam's with a night of fun, FOAM and family! Splash the night away on our indoor water attractions, meet Sahara Sam himself, join in on fun contests for a chance to win various prizes, take part in a game of limbo, or jump in on the park wide Congo line!

Enjoy tasty appetizers, hot dinner, and an awesome dessert buffet. Ring in 2016 with a toast, party hats, noisemakers, and a FOAM Party at Midnight! (Toast is champagne for over 21/sparkling cider for under 21).

Tickets only $59.95 per person. Children 2 and under are free. This is a special holiday event in Southwest NJ. Not free to members. Offers, promotion coupons, discounts and group admission are not valid for this event. Splash and Dash tickets or vouchers cannot be used for this New Year's event. Get your tickets early because this event often sells out!

December 31st
Christmas Candlelight House Tours Website | 609-884-5404
1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204  Southern Shore Region NJ
Christmas Candlelight House Tours Fun Christmas Events in Southern NJ Tour beautiful Victorian Cape May NJ!
Bring the whole family down to Cape May, NJ for the 42nd Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour, the main attraction of Cape May's holiday season! The self-guided tour features homes, inns, hotels and churches fully decorated for the holidays. There will also be caroling, strolling musicians and genuine holiday cheer!

Throughout your tour make sure you stop at the various hospitality centers to warm up with complimentary beverages and homemade treats. Tickets also include admission to the Physick Estate and the Carriage House Gallery's Old Fashioned Christmas exhibit. The tours run from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. After your tour, take a heated trolley ride throughout Cape May for an additional charge. Tickets are $28 per adult and $20 per child (ages 3-12) and reservations fill up fast. Buy your tickets today!

December 5th, 12th and 19th
Christmas Celebrations at Allaire Website | 732-919-3500
4265 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727  Central NJ
Allaire State Park Christmas Celebrations in NJ Christmas at Allaire in Allaire State Park
Celebrate the holiday season at their Christmas at Allaire celebration, exploring old world traditions in the 1836 living history museum. Saint Nicholas will be strolling the village or take a wonderful horse and wagon ride through the woods. Participate in a musical program in the historic chapel. There will be silhouette cutting and you can send your Christmas cards through the traditional post office with a special holiday cancellation stamp.

Mr. Allaire's home will be open for touring, with music courtesy of Bonnie Leigh. Stop in the General Store for some holiday shopping, and grab a snack or hot beverage at the bakery. On Sunday December 6th and 13th from 11am - 4 pm admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

GPS: Allaire State Park, 4265 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727. For more info or ticket purchase, call 732-919-3500 or visit

Sundays, December 6th - 31st
Lantern Tours at Allaire Website | 732-919-3500
4265 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727  Central NJ
Allaire State Park Christmas Events in Central NJ The Historic Village at Allaire in Allaire State Park
Join the village for Christmas Lantern Tours celebrating old world traditions in the 1836 living history museum. Take a lantern lit guided tour through the village and learn the origins of their beloved Christmas traditions and how Christmas was celebrated throughout Europe. Buildings are decorated according to different traditions including French, English, Scottish, Irish, Swedish, and Moravian.

Holiday music will be performed in the Allaire Chapel, and local choirs will be caroling around the fire. The tour takes around ninety minutes. Stop in the General Store for some holiday shopping, and grab a snack or hot beverage at the bakery. Tours are on Saturday December 5th, 12th, and 18th and 19th from 5 pm to 8 pm. Tours begin every 15 minutes. Admission is $12.50 per person and advanced purchase is highly recommended.

GPS: Allaire State Park, 4265 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727. For more info or ticket purchase, call 732-919-3500 or

Saturdays, December 5th - 19th
2015 Holiday Spectacular Website | 609-525-9300
825 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226  Southern Shore Region NJ
Holiday Spectacular 2014 Christmas events NJ Tis the season!
2015 Holiday Spectacular Presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company. An enchanting cast of professional singers and dancers will present a high-energy, family-oriented, song and dance tribute to the holidays, directed and choreographed by Michael Hartman. Through dazzling costumes, familiar songs, special guests, toe-tapping numbers and special effects, this extravaganza will kindle the holiday spirit in all of us as the magic of the season comes to life in a brand new musical journey through seasonal favorites.

The 2015 Holiday Spectacular takes place at the Ocean City Music Pier on December 11th at 7:30pm, December 12th at 7:30pm, December 13th at 2pm, December 18th at 10:30am and 7:30pm and December 20th at 2pm. Tickets range $15-$18 and they can be purchased by calling 609-525-9300 or visiting

Musical Christmas event the whole family will enjoy!
Festival of Trees at Morven Museum Website | 609-924-8144
55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540  Central NJ
Festival of Trees at Morven Museum Central NJ Christmas Decoration Display A Princeton NJ holiday tradition!
Bring the whole family down to the Morven Museum in Princeton NJ for their annual Festival of Trees, which has become a Princeton holiday tradition! The museum's thirteen galleries are beautifully and elegantly decorated for the holidays. The galleries are filled with trees decorated by local businesses, garden clubs and non-profit organizations. Spend the day enjoying lovely holiday decorations!

The 2015 display will include exhibitors from Arts Council of Princeton, Contemporary Garden Club of Princeton, Keris Tree Farm & Christmas Shop, Labyrinth Books, McCarter Theatre Center and many more. Come see the trees glisten and support the local community! The Festival of Trees is open to the public during normal museum operating hours and no reservations are required.

November 25th through January 3rd
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