Best New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Music, Food, Entertainment and Fun Activities

NJ Family Festivals

These popular festivals occur at venues in all corners of NJ and have wide appeal with families with kids.

They 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.

Multi-Date Northern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Skylands Christmas Light Show & Village
November 16 - December 30, 2018 (The Christmas Light Show & Village will be open rain, snow, or shine on select dates and time)
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
(973) 383-7644
Tickets: Light Show: $20 per carload
Tickets can be purchased at the gate and box office only.
This awesome Christmas light show features more than 2 million dazzling lights on a mile-long drive-thru course. It's a must-see holiday attraction for your whole family. On your drive, tune in and listen to festive holiday music on WSUS 102.3 FM. After your drive, stop by the free Christmas Village at the Event Center. Santa will be on hand to take a photo, play games and indulge in hot beverages and snacks.

61st Annual Model Railroad Show

November 23-25, December 1-2, 8-9, 2018, and January 5-6 2019,: from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM all days.
Garen State Model Railway Club
575 High Mountain Road
North Haledon, NJ 07508
Web Site
Contact: Bob Savino, Phone: 201-387-8716, Email:
Event Cost: Adults $6 - children under 12 FREE with paying adult
Founded in 1953, the Garden State Model Railway Club has been in North Haledon since 1957.
They feature a 1200 square foot HO layout, steam and diesel locomotives, Thomas and Friends, numerous freight and passenger trains, rural and urban scenes, and working signals.
Fun for all ages!.

November 2018 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Jul Dans - Scandinavian Christmas Festival
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Viking Hall
Vasa Park
Budd Lake, NJ
All night dancing around the Christmas tree with music provided by Jeanne Widman Anderson and Smorgasbandet. Fresh ham dinner, Swedish meatballs and other traditional Scandinavian specialties. Candle-lit ceremony and pageant of Sankta Lucia. A visit from Santa. Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 p.m. with Jul Glogg and cash bar.

December 2018 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

20th Annual Holiday Festival (Friends of Lord Stirling Stable)
Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2, 2018; from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M
The Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ.
908 766-5955
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.

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