Top Holiday and Christmas Events in NJ for Kids in 2021

Six Flags Holiday in the Park returns for a 2021 run and promises more holiday cheer than ever before. Photo courtesy of Six Flags
Six Flags Holiday in the Park returns for a 2021 run and promises more holiday cheer than ever before. Photo courtesy of Six Flags

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 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 Activity Calendar and find more Christmas events and holiday hoopla in our seasonal Holiday Guide for New Jersey Families.

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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Places featured in this article:


Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari

Centenary University Sitnik Theatre

Fanwood's Famous Christmas House
State Fair Meadowlands
State Fair Meadowlands - various times Pick
Jenkinson's Fireworks at Dark
Jenkinson's Beach - various times Pick
Let's Learn Circuits
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Spanish, Italian, or French Language Day Camps
GainVille Learning Center - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides