Travel to the North Pole on the magical Polar Express. Photo courtesy of the Whippany Railroad
Travel to the North Pole on the magical Polar Express. Photo courtesy of the Whippany Railroad

20 Must-Do Holiday and Christmas Events for NJ Kids

 Get ready to make a list, and check it twice, of annual must-do holiday experiences in New Jersey. While the official holiday season is off to a later start this year, holiday festivities kick off in mid-November, with the debut of holiday lightstheme park celebrations, and Santa trains.

From Turtle Back Holiday Lights to Bergen County Winter Wonderland, these 20 holiday events and activities will get everyone in the seasonal spirit over the coming months!

Check out our full calendar of events for even more options.


Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822

Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike Routes 40 at 322
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
1 Six Flags Boulevad
Jackson, NJ 08527

Whippany Station
1 Railroad Plaza
Whippany, NJ

Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052

Union County Performing Art Center
1601 Irving St.
Rahway, NJ 07065

Allaire Village
4263 Atlantic Ave.
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Downtown Red Bank
Broad Street at Canal Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Van Saun County Park
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln
Chester, NJ 07930

Nutley Park Oval
Franklin Avenue & Chestnut Street *football field next to the Nutley High School
Nutley, NJ 07110

Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth St.
Red Bank, NJ

Historic Smithville Village
615 E Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville , NJ 08205

Taylor Park
100 Main Street
Millburn, NJ 07041

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ 08103

Barron Arts Center
582 Rahway Ave.
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Morristown Green
Downtown Morristown
Morristown, NJ 07960

SOPAC
One SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ 07079

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ 07960

Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ