Best of November: Top Things To Do in New Jersey with Kids

Demarest Farms is adorned with holiday lights this season as its popular Orchard of Lights returns for another holiday run. Photo courtesy of the farm
Demarest Farms is adorned with holiday lights this season as its popular Orchard of Lights returns for another holiday run. Photo courtesy of the farm

November brings plenty to see and do as New Jersey gears up for holidays from Veterans Day to Thanksgiving and then heads full steam ahead to the Christmas season.

If you're hoping for a mellow month following Halloween's sugar high, we're sorry to disappoint. Holiday performances take the stage and ice this busy month, like the Disney On Ice Presents Frozen & Encanto and Baby Shark Live! The Christmas Show. Plus, holiday lights illuminate the season at the South Jersey Holiday Light Show, Orchard of Lights at Demarest Farms, and Smithville's Holiday Light Show

Find more top November fun in our Guide to Holiday and Christmas Events in New Jersey, and be sure to bookmark these staycation ideas for the myriad November school holidays ahead.

We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.  

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As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

There & Back: The Journey to Vietnam and Home
New Jersey Vietnam Veteran Memorial Foundation - 10:00 AM
Festival of Trees
Morven Museum & Garden - 10:00 AM
Playtime at the Library
Ramsey Free Public Library - 11:00 AM
Smithsonian Spark!Lab
Morris Museum - 12:00 PM
Newark Winter Village
Mulberry Commons - 3:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides