Go on a musical light show hayride at Johnson's Corner Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm
Go on a musical light show hayride at Johnson's Corner Farm. Photo courtesy of the farm

40+ Christmas and Holiday Events for NJ Toddlers and Preschoolers

Sometimes they're naughty, sometimes they're nice. But no matter the mood, the holiday season is always a magical time for toddlers and preschoolers. New Jersey is home to dozens of jolly holiday events geared for the younger set. Get wowed by animal-shaped Christmas lights at the stroller-friendly Turtle Back Zoo. Indulge in cookies and cocoa on a Polar Express train ride. And watch preschool favorites, like Angelina Ballerina, Frosty & Rudolph, and PJ Masks, live on stage. 

Take a break from wrapping gifts and hiding elves on shelves, and take note of these 40+ activities guaranteed to put little ones in the holiday spirit. For more holiday festivities, check out Where to Have Breakfast with Santa in NJ and Free Holiday Events for NJ Kids


DiDonato's Family Fun Center
1151 S White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037

Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822

Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike Routes 40 at 322
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Whippany Station
1 Railroad Plaza
Whippany, NJ

Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052

Black River & Western Railroad
80 Stangl Road Flemington Station behind Liberty Village Premium Outlets
Flemington, NJ

Garden State Model Railway Club
575 High Mountain Rd.
North Haledon, NJ 07508

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

New Jersey Museum of Transportation, Allaire State Park
4265 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ

Van Saun County Park
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln
Chester, NJ 07930

Abma's Farm
700 Lawlins Rd.
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ 08103

Downtown Red Bank
11 Bridge Avenue 26 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ

Music Mountain Theatre
1483 Rte 179
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Barnes & Noble Clark
1180 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066

Bergen PAC
30 North Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ 07631

Downtown Red Bank
Broad Street at Canal Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Nutley Park Oval
Franklin Avenue & Chestnut Street *football field next to the Nutley High School
Nutley, NJ 07110

Cranford Gazebo
North Union & Springfield Ave
Cranford, NJ

Palmer Square Princeton
40 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ

Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth St.
Red Bank, NJ

Bergen PAC
30 North Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ 07631

City Hall Plaza
1 City Hall Plaza
Rahway, NJ 07065

Downtown Avalon
Ocean Drive
Avalon, NJ

Main Street
Blairstown, NJ 07825

Howell Living History Farm
70 Wooden's Lane
Lambertville, NJ

iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

Creative Experience
528 Rear Arnold Ave
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

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

Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza
232 Market Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth St.
Red Bank, NJ

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ 07960

Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07028

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Maplewood Village
Ricalton Square and Maplewood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Downtown Chester
Chester, NJ 07930

SOPAC
One SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ 07079

State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue United States
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Historic Longstreet Farm
44 Longstreet Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733