Best New Jersey Family Festivals And Events
Music, Food, Entertainment and Fun Activities
These popular festivals occur at venues in all corners of NJ and have wide appeal with families with kids.
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 2017 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events
Holiday Lights Spectacular
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 17 – December 10, 2017 & Every Night: December 11 – January 2, 2018, Closed: December 24 & 25: 5pm to 9pm
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ
About 50 animal and holiday-themed figures will light up the winter night in Turtle Back Zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex. Over 100,000 lights will illuminate figures of bears, tigers and elephants, along with holiday lights designed to look like wooden soldiers, stars and winter scenes. Several animal exhibits will be open, including the Sea Lion Sound, Essex Farm, Tam-ring Gibbons Reserve, Tropical Currents Aquarium and the Reptile Building.
Rahway's 2017 Winter Wonderland
November 24th, 2017
1 City Hall Plaza,
Rahway, NJ 07065
This event is free to the public.
Join in on a family orientated fun night of entertainment which will include outdoor skating, music, bonfires, pictures with Santa, carriage rides, food, drink, and many other activities throughout the downtown.
Newark Annual Tree Holiday Lighting Celebration
Monday, November 27, 2017; from 4 pm-8 pm (Tree lighting @ 6pm) Rain date will be on Wednesday, November 29th
Prudential Center's Championship Plaza
25 Lafayette Street
(street and lot parking options are available)
his year's celebration will feature music, free pictures with Santa including a special holiday gift, a bouncy house, a synthetic ice skating rink, a trackless train, numerous carnival games, children's characters and Victorian carolers. This is a free family-friendly event open to the public. . Lighting and concert begin at 6:00 pm
December 2017 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events
Holiday Festival (Friends of Lord Stirling Stable)
December 2, 3, 2017: 10am – 3pm
Lord Stirling Stable
Children will enjoy hayrides through the woods to see Santa at his house (weather permitting). Santa's Workshop will be open for games, craft projects, food, and more. Pony rides will be available at various times throughout the Festival. Adults will enjoy exploring the offerings at the annual Silent Auction, which benefits the Lord Stirling School Horse Retirement Fund, another FLSS initiative. Themed gift baskets, specialty items, and gift certificates for local businesses will vie for bidders' attention. The FLSS gift shop will offer unique items for purchase. The riding apparel sale is also very popular. In conjunction with the festivities, guests are invited to enjoy the Winter Holiday Horse Shows that provide Lord Stirling students the opportunity to showcase the horsemanship skills they have learned in class. Horse shows begin at 9:00AM each day. The Junior Drill Team performs on Sunday and the Adult Drill Team is featured on Saturday, both during the lunch break. Spectators may enjoy the shows from the climate controlled viewing area. Admission and parking are free.
The Snowflake Parade
Sunday, December 3, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Along Millburn Avenue from Holmes to Spring Streets There will be professional bands, clowns, costumed characters, and refreshments after the parade. There will also be great marching bands, clowns, the Wells Fargo Horse and Carriage, Investors Bank Train, and more.
New Jersey Ballet: The Nutcracker
Friday December 8, 2017 7:30PM
Community Theatre At Mayo Center For The Performing Arts
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