Just because it’s January doesn’t mean the little ones need to be cooped up indoors. Winter nature programs are in the spotlight this week. Bundle up, and check out Toddler Trek: Tricky Tracks and Little Explorers Winter Nature Program. It’s also a great week for young LEGO fans. Morris Museum hosts a Winter Fun Tot Tour that includes its LEGO exhibit, while pre-teens and teens can try the LEGO League Challenge at Old Bridge Library.
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Happy New Year, everyone! Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, it’s time to settle into January with cozy indoor activities and plenty of boredom-busters. Storytimes are a perfect winter freebie for little ones. Check out some this week at Marlboro Library’s Family Winter Storytime and Craft and Tulpehaking Nature Center’s First Friday Storytime. If you’re looking for something more active, try Winter Camp at Kidville, Tyke’s Tuesday at ISC, or Parent’s Night Out at Pump It Up.
This is it—just one more week until Christmas and Hanukkah. When you're finished making your list and checking it twice, take a minute to check out our big list of fun holiday events. You can get ready for Hanukkah at Barnes & Noble’s Hanukkah storytime; enjoy Christmas entertainment at a Holiday Express Benefit Concert and a performance of NJ Ballet’s The Nutcracker; and ring in the official start of winter at Bergen County Winter Wonderland.
With winter just around the corner, get those last licks of fall-like fun this week at outdoorsy nature events including Kids' Bug Club, Sprout and Seedlings, and Little Explorers Winter Nature Program. Of course, there’s no shortage of holiday fun going on, with festive displays at Christmas Ice Caverns, Storybook Land’s Christmas Fantasy with Lights Parade, and Sea of Lights, among many others. Read on for our best children's events the week of December 12–16, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar, December GoList, and Holiday Guide for even more holiday season fun.
If you look at December’s roster of events, it’s like Christmas every day. In this first full week of the month, you’ll spot Santa in some unusual places, like underwater at Adventure Aquarium’s Scuba Santa exhibition and at the Pro Bass Shop for free photos. Get immersed in the holiday scene at the 25th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland, Hoboken’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights.
We all have our favorite holiday traditions, whether it's viewing annual light displays, cutting down a Christmas tree, or having breakfast with Santa. All good stuff, to be sure. But if you're thinking you might like to mix up your holiday adventures a bit, check out some of these, shall we say, "off the beaten path" ideas. We've got activities that will take you on a boat, to an alpaca farm, and even back in time. Because sometimes parents need to throw something new into the mix to keep kids on their toes. And who knows? One of them might become a new favorite. For even more ways to celebrate the season, check out the December GoList and our Holiday Guide.
Holiday lights, tree lightings, Santa visits – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New Jersey. As we make our way into December, you can see amazing light displays in Smithville and Cranbury this week. And don't miss a festive holiday party at the Newport Tree Lighting celebration.
The holiday season is about to get a lot brighter! New Jersey will be ringing in the holiday season with some big-time fun and festive tree and menorah lighting celebrations. While many towns throughout the state host their own celebratory events, we’ve highlighted some destination lighting spectaculars that pull out all the stops. And best of all, these events are FREE to attend (some may accept donations as noted).