Best New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Music, Food, Entertainment and Fun Activities

New Jersey Family Festivals

These popular festivals occur at venues in all corners of NJ and have wide appeal with families with kids.

They feature events with special themes and are known for having good music, food, entertainment, skilled artisans and performers, fun activities, crafts, and more!



Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

November 2016 North Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart
November 16, 17, 19, 20, 2016 7:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Tickets

59th Annual Model Railroad Show
November 25-27, December 3-4 and 10-11, and January 7-8, 2017: from 1-5PM
575 High Mountain Road
North Haledon, NJ
Info@GSMRRClub.org, or contact Robert at 201-387-8716.
Website
This event features a 1200 square foot HO layout, steam and diesel locomotives, Thomas and Friends, numerous freight and passenger trains, rural and urban scenes, and working signals. Fun for all ages.

Feasting with Family & Friends
Christmas in the Ballantine House
Friday, November 25 through Sunday, January 8, 2017
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ
973.596.6690
Website
The Museum’s National Historic Landmark, the 1885 Ballantine House, offers visitors a taste of how Christmas was celebrated in late Victorian Newark, as English, German and Dutch holiday traditions merged into something not so very different from the way the holiday is celebrated in America today. This historically accurate installation offers the opportunity to step back in time to learn about 19th-century life and traditions. From the Christmas tree (a German tradition) to the wooden shoes by the hearth (a Dutch tradition) to the stockings on the chimney and plum pudding in the dining room (English traditions), visitors can get a sense of how Christmas evolved into a home-based secular holiday in the 19th century.


December 2016 North Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Holiday Festival (Friends of Lord Stirling Stable)
December 3, 4, 2016: 10am – 4pm
Lord Stirling Stable
Basking Ridge
908 766-5955
Website
Take a hayride to see Santa Claus, ride a pony, decorate ornaments, and enjoy many other activities. Find that perfect gift at the Silent Auction, which benefits the School Horse Retirement Fund. Fees vary; admission, parking, hayrides & pony rides are free.

Festival of Trees "Deck The Halls"
December 3 -10, 2016
The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park (The building is handicapped-accessible)
100 North Road
Chester, NJ. 
Website
908-879-2202  
Hours of operation are: Saturdays 10 – 5, Sunday Noon - 5, Monday & Wednesday 10 – 6, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10 – 8. 
The Festival of Trees is a community celebration featuring a spectacular display of holiday trees in a winter-wonderland setting. The trees are individually decorated by families, businesses, and civic organizations and enjoyed by hundreds of people. The majority of the trees are offered for silent auction during the week-long event. Local musical talents entertain Festival attendees while touring the spectacle. Proceeds from the Festival support the activities and programs of the Senior Resource Center.

A Christmas Carol
Sunday December 18, 2016
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Englewood, NJ
Tickets

Morris County First Night
December 31, 2016
Website & Tickets
Morris County First Night is a non-alcoholic event in Morristown that takes place from 4:45pm-midnight. Over 400 artists and 80 performers are scheduled to attend this year's celebration. Free parking and shuttle bus service will be provided. For one unbelievably reasonable price, you have dozens of venues to choose from, showcasing world-class talent with performances designed especially for kids, teens, young adults, families, and not-so-young adults. If that's not enough, First Night sets off not one but two separate fireworks displays – one at 9:15pm and another at midnight!

Central Jersey Family Festivals

Central Jersey Family Festivals

Central Jersey Family Festivals feature events with special themes, and music, food, entertainment, skilled artisans, and fun activities.
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South Jersey Family Festivals

South Jersey Family Festivals

South  Jersey Family Festivals feature events with special themes, and music, food, entertainment, skilled artisans, and fun activities.
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