The Best South Jersey Family Festivals and Events

South 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 South Jersey Family Festivals And Events

American Finals Rodeo
November 11, 12, 2016 7:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

Christmas Fantasy with Lights Parade
November 12, 2016; 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Rain date November 13th)
Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
This celebration features a parade followed by the holiday lighting of the park.
Visit the park along the parade route to see some of your favorite storybook characters on beautifully decorated floats. Parade begins at 4:30 PM. The parade concludes with the arrival of Santa Claus and his magical lighting of the park.

Mullica Hill Lights on Main
Saturday, November 26, 2016; 6-10pm
Old Town Hall
Main Street
Mullica Hill
Christmas will officially begin when the 60 foot Christmas is lit. Come join in the revelry, festivities and laughter! Carriage rides along Main Street. Delicious refreshments and drinks. Activities for the kids. Christmas carols, and a visit from Santa.

December 2016 South Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Annual Dickens Festival
Saturday, December 3, 2016; 6pm – 10pm
Main Street
Medford, NJ
Admission is free
This annual family event transforms downtown Medford into a Victorian-era Christmas wonderland. The name and playful atmosphere of the festival were inspired by Charles Dickens, author of A Christmas Carol. The festival features many exciting attractions including music, food, stilt walkers, a magician, caricaturists, a story teller, jugglers, ice carvings, a live Nativity, a lighted house contest, horse drawn carriages, carolers dressed in mid 19th century garb, Santa's visit and the nativity reenactment by local churches.

Indoor Auto Racing: The Battle of Trenton
Friday December 9, 2016
Sun National Bank Center
Trenton, NJ

Annual Family Holiday Celebration
December 9, 10 , 2016; (rain date is Sunday, December 11th)
Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ
The festival begins Friday evening following the parade, with the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Then crowds gather inside the Wildwoods Convention Center to warm up with hot chocolate and cookies and acknowledge the parade and the business decorating and lighting contest winners at the Award Ceremony. The celebration continues all day Saturday with family fun, pictures with Santa and holiday bazaar.). Lineup begins at 5:30pm and the parade starts promptly at 6:00pm.

Holiday Open House at Paulsdale
Saturday, December 10, 2016; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alice Paul Institute
128 Hooten Rd.
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
A holiday event that showcases Paulsdale, the home of Alice Stokes Paul. Join us for entertainment, refreshments, and guest speakers. See the new Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality exhibit, enjoy refreshments, shop for gifts in our gifts shop, and view the Quaker influenced, natural holiday decorations, provided by the Mount Laurel Garden Club.

Monster Jam
Friday December 30, 2016 1:00PM
Sun National Bank Center
Trenton, NJ

New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Atlantic City Boardwalk
December 31, 2016; 9pm - Midnight
A spectacular fireworks display accompanied by a live broadcast of the Times Square Countdown.
Fireworks can best be viewed along the Boardwalk for four miles to the city limit, and for an additional one and a half miles extending into Ventnor City. The fireworks show is provided by Fireworks by Grucci.

Haddonfield, NJ First Night

December 31, 2016
Haddonfield NJ 08033
A family-oriented, alcohol-free celebration of the arts, held in Haddonfield each New Year's Eve. Festivities begin at 6:00pm. The stages are set in more than 15 different venues along Historic Haddonfield's Kings Highway in the most stunning and historic buildings and churches in downtown Haddonfield.
This family-oriented, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve festival featuring stimulating entertainment including magic, music, comedy, dance and theater for audiences of all ages from children and families to teens and seniors. Special entertainment and activities for kids 9 and under at Haddonfield’s Central/Middle School Gym and All-Purpose room from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. The grand finale features Fireworks at Midnight as thousands of revelers magically come together on Kings Highway to celebrate the end of the 2016 and welcome the New Year.

First Night Ocean City
December 31, 2016
Ocean City, NJ 08226
The non-alcoholic, family friendly event features live entertainment with the rides open at Wonderland Pier, always a popular feature of First Night and of course there will be fireworks at midnight. Rides at Gillian's Wonderland Pier will be Open.

Seaside Heights - First Night
December 31, 2016
On the boardwalk
Enjoy a day filled with entertainment and begin a lasting family tradition. Starting at 12 noon until 5 PM with a Fireworks Display at 5pm

Overnight Encampment on New Year's Eve On The Battleship New Jersey
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103
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The New Year's Eve Overnight is $79 per person. To make your reservations, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.
This is a family-only event. Families can spend the First Night of 2017 overnight on the Battleship! Enjoy dinner and breakfast at the chowline, tour the ship, ride the flight simulator and sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did. aboard our nation's most decorated battleship. Plus, experience the best view of the midnight fireworks over the Delaware River!

North Jersey Family Festivals

New Jersey Family Festivals

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