30+ Free Holiday and Christmas Activities in New Jersey for Kids

Dickens Village brings to life various scenes from Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in miniature houses. Photo by Rose Gordon Sala
Dickens Village brings to life various scenes from Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in miniature houses. Photo by Rose Gordon Sala

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 and free Christmas activities in New Jersey that don't cost a penny. In a season where finances may be tight, treat the family to FREE and fun holiday festivities for the kids across New Jersey, including Christmas light shows and small town celebrations

Mark your calendars with these 30+ no-cost holiday 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 New Jersey Families

 

Places featured in this article:


Fanwood's Famous Christmas House

Downtown Red Bank

Downtown Red Bank

Riverside Gardens Park

Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park

Downtown Somerville
Jenkinson's Fireworks at Dark
Jenkinson's Beach - various times Pick
Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum
Hoboken Historical Musem - 10:00 AM
There & Back: The Journey to Vietnam and Home
New Jersey Vietnam Veteran Memorial Foundation - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides