Christmas Weekend 2021 in New Jersey: Best Things To Do With Kids

Enjoy Holiday in The Park from the comfort of your car with the drive-thru experience! Photo courtesy of Six Flags
Enjoy Holiday in The Park from the comfort of your car with the drive-thru experience! Photo courtesy of Six Flags

Looking for the best things to do in New Jersey over Christmas weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for the holiday weekend.

It's a very merry Christmas weekend in New Jersey, and we've found plenty of fun things to do! Kick off the festivities with the help of some mischievous elves at The Elf on the Shelf Christmas Musical and Imagine That's Elf Day. Bundle up for some outdoor time while you finish up shopping at the South Orange Downtown Open-Air Holiday Market or take a break from holiday prep on a Clear the House Stroll.

The long weekend is the perfect opportunity to swing by holiday light spectaculars you may have missed. The South Jersey Holiday Light Show and Six Flags Great Adventure Holiday Drive-Thru, among others, are open Christmas Day. Plus, grab your skates, and check out these top outdoor ice skating rinks.

You can find more holiday weekend fun in our Guide to Holiday and Christmas Activities for NJ Families and our packed Family Activity Calendar.

Be sure to check with each venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out to any event; some events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge, so always confirm details before heading out.

More Things To Do in New Jersey this Week with Kids:

Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum
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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Blue Cross RiverRink - 11:00 AM
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Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes - various times
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Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides