Winter Walk Holiday Lights atTaylor Park in Millburn is a festive and socially distanced holiday event. Photo courtesy of the event
Winter Walk Holiday Lights atTaylor Park in Millburn is a festive and socially distanced holiday event. Photo courtesy of the event

20 Free Holiday and Christmas Events for NJ Kids in 2020

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 this list of holiday events that don't cost a penny. In a season where finances may be tight, treat the family to FREE and fun holiday festivities across New Jersey, including holiday light shows and small-town celebrations

Mark your calendars with these 20 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

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.

Paleo Playdates
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - 10:00 AM Pick
Refuge Mornings: You and Me Preschool
Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge - 10:00 AM
Outdoor Afternoons at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge - 1:30 PM
Get Your Groove On Family Dance Event
Landmark on Main Street (online) - 7:00 PM
Read & Pick at Terhune Orchards
Terhune Orchards - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides