Celebrate Mexico’s El Día de los Muertos with sugar skull decorating, face painting, strolling mariachis, and more. Photo courtesy of The Arts Council of Princeton
Celebrate Mexico’s El Día de los Muertos with sugar skull decorating, face painting, strolling mariachis, and more. Photo courtesy of The Arts Council of Princeton

40+ Free Things To Do with New Jersey Kids in November

November has arrived, and there’s so much to be thankful for—including free events happening throughout NJ! Enjoy some outdoor time early in the month at admission-free festivals like St. Anthony International Festival, Day of the Dead 2019, and the Short Hills-Millburn Street Fair. Get in the Thanksgiving spirit at Early 19th Century Thanksgiving and Alstede Farms' Pie Tasting Event, both free.

Later in the month, Santa Claus is coming to town! Kick off the holiday season at no-cost celebrations in Princeton, Nutley, Blairstown, and Red Bank. Plus, seasonal light shows make their debut, including Smithville's Holiday Light Show, Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights, and Atlantic City's Holiday Musical Light Show.

Read on for this month's picks! For more free and low-cost fun, check out our Event Calendar, as well as our Fall Fun Guide for New Jersey Kids.


Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University Library
1 Washington Rd
Princeton, NJ 08544

Lovin' Oven
62a Trenton Ave
Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Tulpehaking Nature Center
157 Westcott Ave
Hamilton, NJ 08619

385 Ivy Lane
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard
301 N. Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tulpehaking Nature Center
157 Westcott Ave
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Newark Museum of Art
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, NJ 08544

Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Drive Park Office
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Deer Path Park
120 West Woodschurch Road
Flemington, NJ 08822

Downtown Short Hills & Millburn
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Thomas J. Kavanaugh VFW Post 2290
600 Washington Ave
Manville, NJ 08835

Tulpehaking Nature Center
157 Westcott Ave
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University Library
1 Washington Rd
Princeton, NJ 08544

Barnes & Noble
44 Brick Plaza
Brick, NJ 08723

Barnes & Noble
112 Eisenhower Parkway
Livingston, NJ 07039

Pottery Barn Kids- various locations
,

Elisabeth Morris School
435 Lydecker Street
Englewood, NJ 07631

Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University Library
1 Washington Rd
Princeton, NJ 08544

Watchung Booksellers
54 Fairfield St.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Barnes & Noble East Brunswick
753 Rt 18 Brunswick Square
East Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers Geology Museum
85 Somerset St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Rutgers Landscape & Nursery
1051 US Hwy 202
Ringoes, NJ 08551

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ 07940

Hoboken Hisorical Musem
1301 Hudson St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ 07930

New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

Lovlee Art Studio
126 Broughton Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic CIty, NJ 08401

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

Barnes & Noble Clark
1180 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066

Allaire Village
4263 Atlantic Ave.
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

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

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

Palmer Square Princeton
40 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ

Main Street
Blairstown, NJ 07825

Taylor Park
100 Main Street
Millburn, NJ 07041

Downtown Avalon
Ocean Drive
Avalon, NJ

Barron Arts Center
582 Rahway Ave.
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Sunflower Picking at Happy Day Farm
Happy Day Farm - 8:00 AM Pick
Turtle Back Zoo Reopening
Turtle Back Zoo - various times Pick
Free Comic Book Day 2020
- various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides