Thanksgiving Weekend Best Things To Do in New Jersey: Wish Week, Holiday Lights, and More
The long Thanksgiving weekend has arrived, featuring four days of festivities with all the trimmings. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the weekend at dazzling drive-thru light displays, including The Winter Wonderlights Spectacular Drive-Thru, Orchard of Lights, and a new Six Flags drive-thru, which all debut this week. Plus, kick off the holiday shopping season with daily surprises at American Dream's Wish Week, and search treasures for sale at Morris Museum's Rock and Mineral Weekend.
If you're planning a simple, low-key gathering for Thanksgiving, enjoy these 25 Thanksgiving games and crafts while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade online. You can even start plotting out some funny Elf on the Shelf ideas.
As always, you can find even more things to do in our Event Calendar and our Holiday Fun Guide, which is jam-packed with seasonal happenings, including our holiday bucket list for New Jersey families.
Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.
Places featured in this article:
Fleetwood Lights - A Christmas Lights House Display
Middlesex County Fairgrounds
Kringle Railway Adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure
Magic of Lights at PNC Bank Arts Center
Skyland Stadium Christmas Light Show
South Jersey Holiday Light Show at Bridgeport Speedway
Fantasy of Lights at Lighthouse Point Park
Magic of Lights, Toyota Oakdale Theater
Goodwin Park, Holiday Light Fantasia
India Rock Nature Center, Santa Lights Up the Lake
Kensico Dam Park
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses
Jones Beach State Park
Smith Point County Park
Long Island Sports Park
Herr's Snack Factory
The Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Dyker Heights Christmas Lights