Take a stroll through the Twinkle Tunnel at Six Flags Great Adventure. Photo courtesy of Six Flags
Take a stroll through the Twinkle Tunnel at Six Flags Great Adventure. Photo courtesy of Six Flags

25 Things To Do Over Holiday Break With New Jersey Kids

The lazy days of the upcoming holiday break may be the best time to take part in New Jersey's family-friendly, must-do holiday activities—especially if your kids have already moved on from their presents. From spectacular light displays to cold-weather fun, there's plenty to do during the days off from school.

Most New Jersey schools are closed from Thursday, December 24, 2020, through Sunday, January 3, 2021, allowing plenty of time to experience the holiday highlights you may have missed in the hectic run-up to Christmas. It's also the perfect time to plan a winter day trip, visit an enchanting Christmas town, catch a drive-in movie, bundle up for a visit to a theme park, and party into the new year.

If you plan to stick close to home over break, you might enjoy these virtual holiday events, some of which occur in late December and early January.

Be sure to check out our Event Calendar and Holiday Fun Guide for more great ideas.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:

Fleetwood Lights - A Christmas Lights House Display

Historic Smithville & Village Greene

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari

The Museum of American History at Deptford, NJ

GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center

Father's Day Berries and Brews
Ort Farms - 10:00 AM Pick
Cattus Island Nature Walks
Cattus Island County Park - 2:00 PM Pick
State Fair Meadowlands
State Fair Meadowlands - various times Pick
Father's Day Train Rides - SOLD OUT
Whippany Railway Museum - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides