Free in November: 35+ Things To Do in New Jersey with Kids

Visit Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops. Photo courtesy of Bass Pro Shops
Visit Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops. Photo courtesy of Bass Pro Shops

The many FREE events in New Jersey are among the things to be thankful for in November. Stop by late fall festival freebies like the Day of the Dead Community Festival, Healthy HeARTS Festival, and Fall Festival at Adventure Sports & Entertainment. Or check out one of the Garden State's stunning FREE holiday light celebrations, including tree-lighting events in Cape May, Princeton, and Point Pleasant Beach. Read on for dozens of great free things to do in New Jersey this November. 

For more FREE and low-cost fun, check out our Family Activity Calendar and our Fall Fun Guide for New Jersey Kids.

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Places featured in this article:


Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University Library

Monmouth County Library, Howell Branch

Cotsen Library at Princeton University

Jake Branch County Park Nature Center

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center

Jake Branch County Park Nature Center

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts Education Annex

Adventure Sports & Entertainment
Maple Sugaring Demonstrations
Great Swamp OEC - various times Pick
Fire & Ice Festival
New Egypt Flea Market - various times Pick
Pinkalicious
Mayo Performing Arts Center - various times Pick
Live Animal Talks
Jake Branch County Park Nature Center - 1:30 AM
Scavenger Hunt February: Love is in the Air
Frelinghuysen Arboretum - 8:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides