December Things To Do:
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Things To Do In New Jersey in December

Discover New Jersey's Best December Things to Do: Uncover The Popular seasonal Attractions and Hidden Gems

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

Cape May To Enjoy the Holiday Season
An Old Fashioned Christmas in Cape May
November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022
 This seaside town is transformed into a Dickens village for the holidays with garlands of fragrant greens and twinkling gaslights. Wrap yourself in the warmth of holiday spirit and sample a variety of fun tours and events.(Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas )
Cape May, NJ

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

New Year's Eve
Celebrate New Year's Eve and usher in 2021 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 with the family 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 - Take the family to a major Holiday Lights Drive Trough Festival

Holiday Lights Drive Trough Festival
Skylands Christmas Light Show & Christmas Village
November 24th until January 9th, 2022
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Pl.
Augusta, NJ 07822
Light Show: $29 per carload (all tickets to be purchased at drive-thru entrance or box office, there are no online ticket sales) Save $3! Buy Advance Sale tickets at the box office (Monday–Thursday, 9–2 PM)
Outdoor Village: FREE admission
With more than two million dazzling lights on a mile-long drive-through course PLUS a new outdoor village, it's a must-see holiday attraction for your whole family.
&EXPANDED Outdoor Village & Winter Carnival. It's a Must-See Holiday Attraction for the Whole Family. The event is Safe, Spacious, and Distanced.

Magic of Lights at PNC Bank Arts Center
November 13th - January 2nd, 2021 Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 10 pm. Friday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm.m.
PNC Bank Arts Center
Exit 116
Garden State Parkway
Holmdel, NJ
This popular Holiday event features more than a mile of festival and vibrant light displays celebrating the joy of the holidays. Experience the drive-through from the comfort of your car! At every turn, and in every direction, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays and animations. Multiple holiday themes come to life with hundreds of sparking lights.

Six Flags Great Adventure Holiday in the Park - Drive-Thru Experience
Begining November 15 and runs weekends and select days through January 9, 2022
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ 08527.
Enjoy Holiday in The Park Lights from the comfort of your car with the Drive-Thru Experience! Dazzling lights and holiday cheer aren't the only things on this Drive-Thru Experience! Say hello to all of your favorite holiday characters as you travel through 10 themed areas filled with thousands of colorful lights.
New for 2021! Once you've made it through the Drive-Thru Experience, extend your magical evening with the NEW Jolly Jamboree Walk-Thru Experience. There's so much to do for young and old, like getting to meet Santa and his jolly elves and toast some S'mores by the fireside. Grab the whole family and enjoy a delicious meal at the Holiday Feast, or shop for unique and memorable gift items for all of those who made the nice list.

5 - Visit Atlantic City - The Crown Jewel of the Jersey Shore

Take in the casinos, great restaurants, hotels, clubs and concerts.

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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Schedule and tickets to some of Atlantic City's top Performances

6 - Take the Family To A Fun Indoor Attraction

Check out the Best New Jersey Attractions For Fun, Discovery, and Education
New Jersey attractions are found throughout every corner of the state. They are especially of interest to people looking for fun, discovery, education, and excitement. Popular attractions can be enjoyed on a day trip, weekend getaway, or a week long vacation to "get away from it all".
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7 - Go To A Major Holiday Arts/Crafts Show

Holiday Arts/Crafts Shows
Ocean Grove Holiday Craft Festival
December 4th, 2021; 10pm - 4pm (Rain or Shine)
Main Ave
Ocean Grove, NJ
Free admission
This event features artisans & craft makers, with live music by the Band of Strays

Holiday Craft Show Morristown

December 10, 11, 12, 2021: Friday 4 - 8 pm; Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 101 am - 5 pm.
Morristown National Guard Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
General $10, Seniors (62 and up) $8, Under 16 FREE
This weekend event features creative holiday items from 175 modern American makers from across the country. Savvy shoppers have the chance to wow their loved ones with one-of-a-kind holiday gifts they will never forget. In addition to 165 craft artists from across the country are various demonstrations and a gourmet specialty food boutique.

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

Red Bank
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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9 - Take The Kids to The Liberty Science Center For Fun & Education

Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ
There's a reason LSC is the state's most visited museum. Families can try 100s of hands-on exhibits, indoor rock climbing, and the famous Touch Tunnel pitch dark maze, then see live animal presentations, films, and shows. There are even special exhibits for ages 2-5. Everyone can have fun exploring together.The new Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater is the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Only three others in the world—two in Japan and one in China—are bigger

10 - Pamper Yourself at a Spa

Resort Spa
The best New Jersey spa hotels and resorts
Features 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
The top New Jersey 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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