Best December Things To Do in 2018 In New Jersey

The Top 10  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

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Cape May
November 16, 2018  through January 1, 2019 (Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas )
Cape May, NJ
Website
The wonders of the season come to life in "An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: Holiday Traditions through the Years," at the Carroll Gallery in the Physick Estate Carriage House. Experience a breathtaking exhibit of holiday traditions complete with a giant Christmas tree, a Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic photos from Christmas past, and more!
Cape May Visitors Guide

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

New Year's Eve
Celebrate New Year's Eve and usher in 2019 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. Learn more


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 - Enjoy A Major 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.
Scheduled December Sports Events:

Seton Hall Pirates vs. Louisville Cardinals
Sat Dec 1, 2018; 12:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Tickets

New Jersey Devils vs. Winnipeg Jets
Sat Dec 1, 2018: 7:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Tickets

New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears
Sun Dec 2, 2018; 1:00PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
Tickets

New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Mon Dec 3, 2018; 7:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Tickets

Seton Hall Pirates vs. New Hampshire Wildcats
Tue Dec 4, 2018; 6:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Tickets
Never Forget Tribute Classic:
Clemson vs. Mississippi State & UConn vs. Florida State

Sat Dec 8, 2018; 4:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Tickets

New Jersey Devils vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Fri Dec 14, 2018; 7:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Tickets

Basketball Hall of Fame Boardwalk Classic:
Iona vs. Princeton, Temple vs. Davidson, Penn State vs. NC State & Virginia Tech vs. Washington

Sat Dec 15, 2018; 12:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, NJ
Tickets

Seton Hall Pirates vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Sat Dec 15, 2018; 2:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Tickets
New York Jets Vs. Houston Texans
Sat Dec 15, 2018; 4:30PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
Tickets

New York Giants Vs. Tennessee Titans
Sun Dec 16, 2018; 1:00PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
Tickets

New Jersey Devils vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Tue Dec 18, 2018; 7:00PM
Prudential Cente
Newark, NJ
Tickets

New Jersey Devils vs. Ottawa Senators
Fri Dec 21, 2018; 7:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Tickets

New York Jets Vs. Green Bay Packers
Sun Dec 23, 2018; 1:00PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
Tickets
New Jersey Devils vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Sun Dec 23, 2018; 1:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Tickets

New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Sat Dec 29, 2018; 1:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Tickets

Seton Hall Pirates vs. St. Johns Red Storm
Sat Dec 29, 2018; 8:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
Tickets

New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys

Sun Dec 30, 2018; 1:00PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
Tickets

New Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks
Mon Dec 31, 2018; 1:00PM
Prudential Center,
Newark, NJ
Tickets

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

Take in the casinos, great restaurants, hotels, clubs and concerts.
Schedule and tickets to some of Atlantic City's top Performers

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sat Dec 1, 2018; 7:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Tickets

A Magical Holiday Spectacular
Sat Dec 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 18, 21, 2018; 8:00PM
Tropicana Showroom at Tropicana Casino
Tickets

Donny and Marie Osmond
Sat Dec 1 , 2018; 1 8:00PM
Borgata Events Center
Tickets

Aziz Ansari
Sat Dec 1, 2018; 8:00PM
Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tickets

Gavin DeGraw
Sat Dec 1, 2018; 9:00PM
Caesars
Tickets
Erika Jayne
Sat Dec 1, 2018; 9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Tickets

Anna Vissi
Sat Dec 1, 2018; 9:00PM
Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tickets

Stafford Brothers
Sat Dec 1, 2018; 10:00PM
Haven Nightclub at Golden Nugget
Tickets

Jimmie Walker
Dec 5, 6, 2018; 8:00PM
Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tickets

Dino's Cool Christmas Party
Dec 6, 7, 8, 9, 2018; 8:00PM
Revel Ovation Hall
Tickets
Craig Ferguson
Fri Dec 7, 2018; 9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Tickets

O.A.R.
Sat Dec 8, 2018; 8:00PM
Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tickets

Tony Orlando & Dawn
Sat Dec 8, 2018; 9:00PM
Borgata Music Box
Tickets

Atlantic City Ballet: The Nutcracker
Sat Dec 15, 16, 2018; 7:00PM
Caesars
Tickets

Penn & Teller
Sat Dec 15, 2018; 8:00PM
Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tickets
Jim Brickman
Sun Dec 16, 2018; 7:00PM
Revel Ovation Hall
Tickets

Kevin Hart
Fri Dec 28, 2018; 8:00PM
Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tickets

Breaking Benjamin
Sun Dec 30, 2018; 8:00PM
Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tickets

The O'Jays
Mon Dec 31, 2018; 9:00PM
Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tickets

War - Band
Mon Dec 31, 2018; 9:30PM
Tropicana Showroom at Tropicana Casino
Tickets
Atlantic City
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6 - Take the Family To A Fun Indoor Attraction

New Jersey Attractions
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"



7 - Go To A Major Holiday Arts/Crafts Show

Holiday Craft Show Morristown
December 7, 8, 9, 2018: Friday 4 - 8 pm; Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 11 am - 5 pm.
Morristown National Guard Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
845-331-7900
Website
General admission is $9 (includes unlimited re-entry); seniors are $8; children under 6 are free.
This weekend event features creative holiday items from 160 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! .
Visitors Guide

Take in one of Red Bank's top concerts and restaurants:

9 - Take the Family To The Planetarium

The New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ, (609) 292-6464
Website
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 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

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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