Six Flags Great Adventure transforms into a holiday wonderland. Photo courtesy of Six Flags
Six Flags Great Adventure transforms into a holiday wonderland. Photo courtesy of Six Flags

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-ThruOrchard 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.


Red Mill Museum
56 Main Street
Clinton, NJ 08809

American Dream
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Centenary University Sitnik Theatre
715 Grand Ave
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055

Maple Leaf Farms
525 Rte 9 South
Manalapan, NJ 07726

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ 08103

Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

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

Fleetwood Lights - A Christmas Lights House Display
32 Fleetwood Drive
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Middlesex County Fairgrounds
655 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Kringle Railway Adventure
7 East Frederick Place
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527

Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Road
Hillsdale, NJ 07642

Diggerland
100 Pinedge Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ 08205

Magic of Lights at PNC Bank Arts Center
Garden State Parkway, Exit 116
Holmdel, NJ 07733

Skyland Stadium Christmas Light Show
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822

South Jersey Holiday Light Show at Bridgeport Speedway
83 Flood Gate Road
Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Fantasy of Lights at Lighthouse Point Park
2 Lighthouse Road
New Haven, CT 06512

Magic of Lights, Toyota Oakdale Theater
95 South Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT

Goodwin Park, Holiday Light Fantasia
1130 Maple Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114

India Rock Nature Center, Santa Lights Up the Lake
501 Wolcott Road
Bristol, CT 06010

ShadyBrook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA 19067

Kensico Dam Park
1 Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, NY 10595

Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Ct
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
200 Hurd Road
Bethel , NY 12720

Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses
778 Broadway
Ulster Park, NY 12487

Lehigh Parkway
Lehigh Parkway E
Allentown, PA 18103

Jones Beach State Park
1 Ocean Pkwy
Wantagh, NY 11793

Smith Point County Park
1 William Floyd Pkwy.,l Girl Scouts Of Suffolk County Holiday Light Show
Shirley, NY

Long Island Sports Park
149 Edwards Ave.
Calverton, NY 11933

Herr's Snack Factory
Route 1 and 272
Nottingham, PA

The Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Phestival of Trees 100 Station Ave
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Orange County Fairgrounds
239 Wisner Ave
Middletown, NY 10940

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
82nd St
Brooklyn, NY 11209

LuminoCity
20 Randall's Island Park
New York, NY 10035

Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10460

Six Flags
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ 08527
South Jersey Holiday Light Show
Bridgeport Speedway - 5:00 PM Pick
94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC - 9:00 AM
Festival of Trees at Morven
Morven Museum - 10:00 AM
PNC Bank Arts Center Magic of Lights
PNC Bank Arts Center - 5:00 PM
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