27 Holiday Activities and Christmas Events in New Jersey in 2022

Six Flags Holiday in the Park returns for a 2022 run and promises more holiday cheer than ever before. Photo courtesy of Six Flags
Six Flags Holiday in the Park returns for a 2022 run and promises more holiday cheer than ever before. Photo courtesy of Six Flags

Looking for the best holiday activities and Christmas events in New Jersey? Read on for our top picks in the Garden State in 2022. 

Make your list—and check it twice—we've got all the details you need for annual must-do holiday experiences and top Christmas events in New Jersey. From drive-thru Christmas light spectaculars, like the Magic of Lights, to local favorites, like Fanwood's Famous Christmas House, these 20+ Christmas events and holiday activities in New Jersey are sure to get everyone in the seasonal spirit over the next few weeks. 

Bookmark this page—we'll update it with fun new happenings as we learn about them. You can also stay up to date with all the family-friendly fun in our Family Activity Calendar and find more Christmas events and holiday hoopla in our seasonal Holiday Guide for New Jersey Families, which includes everything from the best Christmas train and Polar Express rides in New Jersey to our top picks for tri-state area holiday lights drive-thru displays.

As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

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Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun County Park

Fanwood's Famous Christmas House
South Jersey Holiday Light Show
Bridgeport Speedway - 5:00 PM Pick
Bergen County Winter Wonderland
Van Saun County Park - various times Pick
Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum
Hoboken Historical Museum - 10:00 AM
Antique Toy Train Show
South Jersey Museum of American History - 10:00 AM
Fireside Storytelling and Craftmaking
Jake Branch County Park Nature Center - 10:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides