Discover the popular Christmas events and attractions in New Jersey, whether it's jingle bells, Christmas tree lighting, carol singing, or just reenactments of past New Jersey Christmas events.
The attractions during the Christmas season in NJ are always festive. Many of these events begin the day after Thanksgiving with the traditional start of the Christmas Holiday season.
executive orders in effect may restrict or require cancellation of events.
With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.
Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.
5th Annual Live Nativity spectacular!
December 12th & 13th, 2020: 5 PM & 7 PM two performances each night.
Times Square Church, North Jersey Campus
450 Howard Blvd
Mount Arlington NJ
This live holiday event, located in the church's parking lot, features live animals, 23 actors, multiple set drama, professional sound and lighting, and live seasonal Christmas carols. Social distancing and masks required.
They are adhering to all CDC guidelines wearing masks outside and social distancing. Families are welcome to sit and social distance together. All cast members, musicians, and crew are COVID tested each day before the event for safety.
Festival of Trees
December 13, 2020; @ 11:00pm - 3:30pm ( rain or shine)
165 Hobart Avenue
Cost: Members $5; Non-Members $10
This holiday event features a Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays. There will be arts and crafts that celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and the Solstice; musical entertainment; as well as food trucks; and holiday vendors. The highlight of the festival will be over 20 festive trees placed around the grounds decorated by local organizations, businesses and families!
Due to COVID, there will be two time slots: 11 am to 1 pm and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm with a limited number of participants for each. While pre-registration is not required, it is strongly recommended.
Holiday Adventure at Liberty Science Center
Dec. 26-30: 10 am - 5 pm, ( Dec. 31 & Jan. 1: Closed), Jan. 2 & 3: 10 am - 5 pm
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd, Loading Dock
Jersey City, NJ
Contact: Christina Ferrari
Cost: Adults: $24.99, Children: $19.99
Navigate your way through the Snowflake Maze outside, where you’ll learn amazing facts about the science of snowflakes Inside, take a spin on the Sock Skating Rink – an ice rink made of synthetic ice!
Let out your seasonal joy on the dance floor at the Holiday Dance Party Experiment with phosphorescence by leaving your shadow on our glow-in-the-dark Shadow Wall Play our Snowman Riddle Scavenger Hunt game (you’ll win a prize if you solve the big puzzle!) Get tickets to Laser Wonderland: A Holiday Lights and Music Show, with songs from Mariah Carey, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Frozen and more! You can also get tickets to any of our amazing astronomy shows in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium Experience all of our featured and permanent exhibitions, like Beyond Rubik’s Cube, Storyland, DC Super Heroes, Wild About Animals, Infinity Climber, and more!
They are limiting capacity at the Science Center all season, among many other COVID-19 safety measures.