Weekend Fun: PAW Patrol Live, A Christmas Carol, Santa Express

Fun things to do with kids in NJ this weekend, December 9-10, 2017
Ryder and the gang from Adventure Bay take the stage at NJPAC. Photo courtesy of  VStar Entertainment Group.

We are right in the middle of the holiday season, and this weekend is jam-packed with seasonal cheer.

There are tons of opportunities to have breakfast with Santa—including one on the Battleship New Jersey!—and plenty of ways to have some gingerbread fun. Train lovers can take a ride on the Santa Express or check out exhibits like the Holiday Model Train Show

It's also the perfect weekend to see a show: Ryder and the rescue dogs of Adventure Bay come to NJPAC in PAW Patrol Live; Scrooge takes the stage in McCarter Theatre's celebrated production of A Christmas Carol; and The Nutcracker continues to spread sweet holiday magic at venues across the state, including including performances by NJ Ballet at Mayo Performing Arts Center and American Repertory Ballet at South Orange Performing Arts Center. History buffs won't want to miss the dress rehearsal of Washington crossing the Delaware.

Find many more ideas for fun this weekend and throughout the season in our December GoList and Holiday Guide, including where to see the best holiday light displays and must-do holiday activities for NJ kids.

Read on for some of this weekend's highlights—and be sure to check our Event Calendar for a full listing of activities this weekend and beyond!