Splash the night away at Sahara Sam's Midnight at the Oasis on New Year's Eve. Photo courtesy of Sahara Sam's
Splash the night away at Sahara Sam's Midnight at the Oasis on New Year's Eve. Photo courtesy of Sahara Sam's

30+ Things To Do in New Jersey Over Holiday Break

The lazy days of the holiday break may be the best time to take part in New Jersey's family-friendly holiday activities—especially if you have visiting relatives to entertain or kids who 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 Monday, December 23, 2019, through Wednesday January 1, 2020, allowing plenty of time to experience some of the holiday highlights you may have missed in the hectic run-up to Christmas. It's also the perfect time to check out an indoor fun zone, get creative at a library, take in a kids' show, and get prepped for the new year.

Be sure to check out our December GoList and Holiday Fun Guide for more great ideas. Happy Holidays, NJ!

Things To Do Anytime Over Holiday Break in NJ

(check websites for holiday closings)

Burn some energy at a drop-in place space (the older kids may enjoy an escape room).

Have a ball bowling with the family.

Explore one of New Jersey's family-friendly museums—don't miss Liberty Science Center's current Dinosaur Train and Angry Birds Universe exhibits.

Embrace the chill in the air while ice skating.

Head to the newly openened American Dream to check out the Nickelodeon Theme Park, ice rink, or indoor snow park.

 


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

Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822

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

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ 08103

Barron Arts Center
582 Rahway Ave.
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
1 Six Flags Boulevad
Jackson, NJ 08527

PNC Bank Arts Center
Garden State Parkway, Exit 116
Holmdel, NJ 07733

Van Saun County Park
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

Morven Museum
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

The Museum of American History at Deptford, NJ
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ 08093-1627

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

Hoboken Public Library
500 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Princeton Airport
41 Airpark Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Macculloch Hall
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ 07102

Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Mercer County Library: Hollowbrook Branch Library
320 Hollowbrook Dr
Ewing, NJ 08638

Somerset County Library Bridgewater Branch
1 Vogt Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Warren Street Plaza
corner of Hanover and Warren Streets
Trenton, NJ 08608

Paws Discovery Farm
1105 Hainesport Mount Laurel Rd.
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ 08103

The Funplex
182 Route 10 West
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Sahara Sam's Oasis
160 Cooper Rd.
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill , NJ

Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103
Sunflower Picking at Happy Day Farm
Happy Day Farm - 8:00 AM Pick
Sea Isle City Classic Movies Under the Stars
Excursion Park - various times Pick
Turtle Back Zoo Reopening
Turtle Back Zoo - various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
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