Thanksgiving Day Weekend 2022 in New Jersey: Light Shows, Tree Lightings, and Santa's Arrival

Walk through the light tunnel at Skylands Stadium. Photo courtesy of Skylands Stadium
Walk through the light tunnel at Skylands Stadium. Photo courtesy of Skylands Stadium

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

Thanksgiving has arrived, so gobble up all the fun and festivities this long weekend has to offer. Seasonal drive-thru holiday light shows kick off the weekend, including the Skylands Stadium Light Show, Winter WonderLights Drive-thru, and the Holiday Light Show on Lake Meone. Meanwhile, Santa makes his grand arrival at tree-lighting celebrations in Cranford, Princeton, Morristown, and Cape May.

With the holidays just around the corner, the long weekend is the perfect time to peruse Christmas tree farms in New Jersey. Find more holiday fun in our Guide to the Holidays for NJ Families.

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

Be sure to click through to each listing for all the details, including recommended ages and times. Check with each venue for its COVID guidelines before heading out to any event.

 

Places featured in this article:


Totowa and West Paterson Fire Department Holiday Parade

Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre
Bergen County Winter Wonderland
Van Saun County Park - various times Pick
Let's Learn Circuits Online Camp
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Online MIT App Making Camp
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:30 AM
Artificial Intelligence with Scratch Online Camp
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:30 AM
Kids Online Camp - C++ Coding
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:00 AM
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