Watch Santa magically light up the park this weekend at Storybook Land. Photo courtesy of Storybook Land
Watch Santa magically light up the park this weekend at Storybook Land. Photo courtesy of Storybook Land

Things To Do in NJ this Weekend: Holiday Lights, Friendsgiving, Cirque Christmas

Fill your plate with a taste of Thanksgiving and a sampling of Christmas on this pre-Turkey Day weekend in New Jersey. Get ready for the big day at Alstede's Farm to Table Friendsgiving Feast; celebrate with historical flair at Early 19th Century Thanksgiving; and learn more about our feathered guest of honor at NJ Audubon: Turkey Talk.

Christmas is the air this weekend with rides on the North Pole Express and Polar Express. Turtle Back Zoo debuts its holiday light display, and Holiday Trolley Tours are up and running in Princeton. And don't miss the amazing Magical Cirque Christmas at Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Check out our Holiday Fun Guide for more options, including the Best Nutcrackers and Holiday Shows for NJ Kids. And look to our November GoList and event calendar for a complete listing of happenings this weekend and beyond.


Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052

Palmer Square
29 Hulfish Street
Princeton, NJ

Black River & Western Railroad
80 Stangl Road Flemington Station behind Liberty Village Premium Outlets
Flemington, NJ

Whippany Station
1 Railroad Plaza
Whippany, NJ

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

Great Swamp OEC
247 Southern Blvd.
Chatham, NJ 07928

Mayo Arts Center
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

Woodbridge High School Gym
1 Samuel Lupo Place
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Barnes & Noble Clark
1180 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ 07930

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Allaire Village
4263 Atlantic Ave.
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Bergen PAC
30 North Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ 07631

Quaker Bridge Mall
3320 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 0864

Middle Township Performing Arts Center
212 Bayberry Dr.
Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210

Tulpehaking Nature Center
157 Westcott Ave
Hamilton, NJ 08619