Best New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

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NJ Family Festivals

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

They feature festivals and 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.

Multidate 2019 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Skylands Christmas Light Show & Christmas Village
November 16th until December 30, 2019
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Pl.
Augusta, NJ 07822
Light Show: $20 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.
The attractions include:
Walk-Thru Lights: Experience their brilliant walk-through light displays, Santa's Workshop Come inside to take photos with Santa, Skating Rink presented by Pompton Sports Center with skating on a 20′ x 40′ outdoor rink, an 8′ Polar Bear Statue: Take cool photos with Champ, our lovable life-size polar bear, Yuengling's Ice Cream Shop and Hot Chocolate Bar with scrumptious ice cream and custom hot chocolate drinks, a S'mores Station with Roast marshmallows over a fire pit and make delicious s'mores snacks. Carnival Games, Concessions with hot food and beverages, including French bread pizza and craft beers, and vendors with hHoliday shopping with local artisans,
Please dress warmly to enjoy the new outdoor village activities. Warming stations will be located throughout the Pavilion.

Morristown Christmas Festival
November 25, Until December 23, 2019
The Morristown Green
10 N. Park Pl.
Morristown, NJ 07960
This month-long family event kicks off on the Sunday after Thanksgiving with Santa's rooftop arrival and welcome ceremony. Family activities and entertainment on the historic Morristown Green, add to the dazzling "Lighting of the Green" ceremony with brilliant lights and wreaths adorning streetlights town-wide – a 100+ year tradition! Each weekend throughout December thousands of attendees from all over Northern New Jersey visit and enjoy Santa visits and photos, holiday crafts, miniature train rides around the Green, gingerbread house & ornament making, music by local choirs and entertainers, storytelling, ice sculpting demonstrations and free treats!

November 2019 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Fall Leaves Walk
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019; 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Liberty State Park
Park Office
200 Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305
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As the weather starts to cool and the leaves begin to change, it's a perfect time to come explore the beauty of fall at Liberty State Park. Join our Park Naturalist on this guided walk and learn how to identify some of our trees by their fall colors. Please dress to be outdoors. We will meet at the Park Office, and the walk will begin from there. This program is recommended for adults and families with children ages 5 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event. Groups of more than six, please call for special arrangements. Pre-registration is required.
For more information or to register, please call 201-915-3400 x202 or email

Silas Map Adventure
November 3, 2019; 10am - 4pm (Rain or shine)
Silas Condict Park
100 Kinnelon Rd
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
Web Site
Contact: Elizabeth Merritt, Email:
Event Cost: $10 indiv, $20-30 group of up to 6
Silas Map Adventure is an orienteering event. When you come out to Silas Condict Park you will get to learn about the fun sport of orienteering. You will get to try out reading a map and using a compass in order to find all the checkpoints (that are marked on your map) out in the woods! This year all new trails are offered from the new beginner level to advanced. We have compasses, maps, and electronic epunches to lend you. We also have folks who can teach you how to navigate the beautiful fall colors of Silas. All you need is a spirit of adventure and clothing/shoes appropriate for a walk in the woods.

3rd Annual Hoboken Pizza Fest
Saturday, November 16, 2019: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Our Lady of Grace Church
400 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Website / Tickets
Cost: $25
Hoboken Pizza Fest is back and it’s better than ever! Round up your crew, bring your family, and get ready to sample slices from some of the best spots in Hoboken --- perhaps New Jersey?
Your $25 Ticket Includes: A half-slice of pizza or menu item (i.e. meatballs) from EVERY participating vendor (you will receive a special punchcard) Live Music during both sessions Pizza-themed contests, swag, & games!

December 2019 Northern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Morris County Park Palooza: Holiday Cheer
December 7, 2019 11:00am - 7:00pm
Lewis Morris County Park
270 Mendham Rd.
Morris Township, NJ 07950
This family, holiday event features a day to Eat, drink, and be merry! Enjoy 20+ food trucks, a biergarten offering hand-crafted beers, live music featuring 3 bands, festive holiday games and activities for adults and kids, face painting, and much more!
Parking is free, and admission allows for re-entrance throughout the day

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