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.


Taylor Park
100 Main Street
Millburn, NJ 07041

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

Fanwood's Famous Christmas House
83 Patterson Road
Fanwood, NJ 07023

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

Byrne Plaza
Pacific Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260

Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
08542, NJ

515 Union Blvd
Totowa, NJ

downtown Red Bank
Red Bank, NJ

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

Fleetwood Lights - A Christmas Lights House Display
32 Fleetwood Drive
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Springfield Town Hall
100 Mountain Ave
Springfield , NJ 07081

Newton Town Hall
39 Trinity Street
Newton, NJ

Terhune Park
South Street
Matawan, NJ

Bourre Atlantic City
201 S New York Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Downtown Somerville
Main Street
Somerville, NJ

Cape May Rotary Band Stand
400-498 Lafayette St.
Cape May, NJ 08204

Hunterdon County Library
314 Route 12
Flemington, NJ 08822

Riverside Gardens Park
Front Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Jakes Branch County Park Nature Center
1100 Double Trouble Road
Beechwood, NJ 08722

The Chabad Center
1925 Kresson Rd.
Cherry HIll, NJ 08003
South Jersey Holiday Light Show
Bridgeport Speedway - 5:00 PM Pick
94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC - 9:00 AM
Festival of Trees at Morven
Morven Museum - 10:00 AM
PNC Bank Arts Center Magic of Lights
PNC Bank Arts Center - 5:00 PM
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