Things To Do In New Jersey in December 2016

Top Ten Seasonal Attractions and Places to Visit

Things To Do In New Jersey in December

The month of December is filled with events that include concerts and theatre at the largest NJ venues, and holiday and Christmas festivals for families to welcome in the New Year

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1- Plan A Weekend Getaway to Cape May To Enjoy the Holiday Season

This charming destination has become a year round attraction offering seasonal programs, candlelit house tours, Christmas Parades, and festivals.
Christmas Candlelight House Tours
Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 & 17, 2016; 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Cape May, NJ
What better place to get into the true spirit of Christmas than Victorian Cape May? Experience the high point of Cape May’s holiday season during with self-guided tours, featuring homes, inns, hotels & churches specially decorated for the holidays, Christmas caroling and strolling musicians, trees and garland & good old-fashioned cheer.

2- Celebrate New Year's Eve At A Major Party Venue

New Year's Eve
Celebrate New Year's Eve and usher in 2017 at one of the major major entertainment venues, resorts, night clubs, hotels, aquariums, and more.

These New Years Eve parties are held at adult venues serving alcoholic drinks. Many of these events are in hotels or venues that have overnight accommodations with an option of making your New Years celebration extra special.
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3- Celebrate New Year's Eve At A Family Oriented, Non-Alcoholic Venue

New Year's Eve At A Family Oriented, Non-Alcoholic venue
Celebrate New Years Eve in NJ at a venue with an unusual twist; they are not alcoholic dominant celebrations that New Years Eve has come to be associated with. Many of the events are The First Night celebrations that are affordable family-friendly, alcohol free, celebrations..
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4 - Enjoy A Major Indoor Professional or College Sporting Event

New Jersey is fortunate to have a number of professional and Division I basketball and Hockey teams all within a reasonable driving distance. You can see the Devils and Seton Hall play at the Prudential Center in Newark, and Rutgers in New Brunswick.
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5 - Visit Atlantic City - The Crown Jewel of the Jersey Shore

Take in the casinos, great restaurants, hotels, clubs and concerts. The top acts appearing in December include:

Brenda Lee
Thursday December 1, 2016 3:30PM
Caesars Atlantic City

Broadway Holiday
December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2016 8:00PM
Resorts Atlantic City - Superstar Theater

Eli Young Band
Saturday December 3, 2016 8:00PM
Tropicana Casino - Tropicana Showroom - NJ

Michael Bolton
Saturday December 3, 2016 9:00PM
Golden Nugget Atlantic City

Martin Lawrence
December 9, 10, 2016 9:00PM
Caesars Atlantic City

Thunder From Down Under
Saturday December 10, 2016 9:00PM
Harrah's - Atlantic City
Theresa Caputo
December 14, 15, 2016 7:30PM
Tropicana Casino - Tropicana Showroom - NJ

Jose Feliciano
Saturday December 17, 2016 8:00PM
Borgata Music Box

Vincent Talarico
Wednesday December 21, 2016 3:30PM
Resorts Atlantic City - Superstar Theater
Atlantic City
Atlantic City Visitors Guide - Popular Jersey Shore destination with casino gaming, top entertainment venues, restaurants, a beach & boardwalk, and more.
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Atlantic City Restaurants
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6 - Take the Family To A Fun Indoor Attraction

Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City

The Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ

The NJ Adventure Aquarium
1 Aquarium Drive

7 - Go To A Major Arts/Crafts Show

Country Folk Art Craft Show
December 2 until December 4, 2016
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
97 Sunfield Ave,
Edison, NJ
248-634-4151 x-628
Featuring artisans from across the country offering unique decorating and gift items including handcrafted furniture, home and garden decor, quilts, florals, framed art, ironwork, shabby chic, primitive, holiday decor, lamps, rugs, jewelry, wearable art, candles, gourmet delights and more! Show Hours: Friday 5-9, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4 .

8 - Visit Red Bank - The Cultural Center of the Jersey Shore

Red Bank
Red Bank Visitor's Guide
Red Bank is the Jersey Shore's cultural, social and commercial destination. At only an hour's ride from New York City, by car, train or bus. With the Count Basie Theatre, great restaurants, and a vibrant downtown with charming shops and holiday decorations, ---It makes for a fabulous day or weekend trip!
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Red Bank Restaurants
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9 - Take the Family To The Planetarium

The New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ, (609) 292-6464
The Hi-Def Planetarium features precision projection of more than 6000 stars. It's the largest planetarium in New Jersey.

10 - Pamper Yourself at a Spa

Resort Spa
The best NJ spa hotels and resorts that feature spa services for couples looking for a romantic getaway, or for men and women looking to complement their business trip or for a romantic weekend getaway
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Day Spa
Discover the top day spa's. These spa's feature a variety skin care, hair, facial, nail, and massage services in addition to women's and gentleman's spa packages, and laser skin treatments.
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