25+ Things To Do Over Holiday Break in New Jersey With Kids

Take a stroll through the Twinkle Tunnel at Six Flags Great Adventure's Holiday in the Park. Photo courtesy of Six Flags
Take a stroll through the Twinkle Tunnel at Six Flags Great Adventure's Holiday in the Park. Photo courtesy of Six Flags

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 Friday, December 24, 2021, through Sunday, January 2, 2022, 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, bundle up for a visit to a theme park, and party into the new year.

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

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Places featured in this article:


New Jersey Performing Arts Center

New Jersey Convention & Expo Center

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari

Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm & Shop

South Jersey Museum of American History

Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun County Park

Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey

Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken Fire Department Museum

Jersey Explorer Children’s Museum

GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center

Mercer County Skating Center

Roosevelt Park Family Ice Rink

Van Saun County Park- Ice Rink

Warinanco Ice Skating Center

Newark Moonlight Cinema

Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun County Park

Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm & Shop

Scout's Coffee Bar + Mercantile
MLK Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution
Museum of the American Revolution - 10:00 AM Pick
Maple Sugaring Demonstrations
Great Swamp OEC - various times Pick
Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate
Prudential Center  - various times Pick
Antique Toy Train Show
South Jersey Museum of American History - 10:00 AM
Eagle Festival
Overpeck County Park - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides