30+ Free Holiday and Christmas Events for NJ Kids

Free Holiday Fun in NJ: Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's Events
The sweet Dickens Village in Maplewood is the perfect outing for little visitors. Rose Gordon Sala

It's the most wonderful—and expensive—time of the year. While big-budget gifts take a toll on your wallet, our gift to you is a list of holiday events that don't cost a penny. Treat the family to free and fun holiday festivities throughout the state, including Christmas lights extravaganzas, Santa visits, carriage rides, New Years Eve crafts, storytimes, and more.

Mark your calendars with these 30 no-cost events that take place nearly every day of the season. For more budget-friendly holiday fun, check out A Dozen Must-Do Holiday Events for NJ Kids and The Best Nutcracker, Christmas, and Holiday Shows for NJ Kids

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