The sweet Dickens Village in Maplewood is the perfect outing for little visitors. Rose Gordon Sala
The sweet Dickens Village in Maplewood is the perfect outing for little visitors. Rose Gordon Sala

30+ Free Holiday and Christmas Events for NJ Kids

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, Santa breakfasts, and more.

Mark your calendars with these 30+ no-cost events that take place nearly every day of the season. For more seasonal fun, don't miss our Guide to Holiday and Christmas Events for NJ Families


Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic CIty, NJ 08401

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

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

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

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln
Chester, NJ 07930

Palmer Square Princeton
40 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ

Paramount Theatre
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Union County PAC
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065

Cranford Gazebo
North Union & Springfield Ave
Cranford, NJ

Main Street
Blairstown, NJ 07825

Howell Living History Farm
70 Wooden's Lane
Lambertville, NJ

Taylor Park
100 Main Street
Millburn, NJ 07041

Downtown Red Bank
11 Bridge Avenue 26 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ

Cape May County Park & Zoo
707 North Route 9
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Barron Arts Center
582 Rahway Ave.
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Grand Arcade at Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Kale's Garden Center
133 Carter Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Jenkinson's South Arcade
Arnold and OceanAvenues
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

Morristown Green
Downtown Morristown
Morristown, NJ 07960

Hunterdon County Library
314 Route 12
Flemington, NJ 08822

Bass Pro Shop
30 N Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9 South
Cape May, NJ 08204

AVE Somerset
199 Pierce St
Somerset, NJ 08873

Maplewood Village
Ricalton Square and Maplewood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Casino Pier Arcade
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Congregation B'nai Israel
53 Palisade Avenue
Emerson , NJ 07630

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark , NJ 07102

Early Street Community Garden
17 Early Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

Historic Longstreet Farm
44 Longstreet Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733

Veterans Memorial Park
South Springfield Avenue corner of Mountain Avenue
Springfield , NJ

Laurita Equestrian Center
31 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533