November Events: Our Top Picks
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New Jersey November Events

Discover New Jersey's Best November Events: Uncover The Month's Top seasonal attractions, popular events, and hidden gems

The month of November is the beginning of the winter holiday season with Thanksgiving, and the holiday festivals and events that begin as early as the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Note: 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.

Northern NJ November 2023
Festivals and Themed Events

Jack O' Lantern Experience
Selected dates, September 22nd until November 5tth, 2023
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
Experience Pure Halloween Madness, Skylands Stadium will be transformed with over 6,000+ Jack-O-Lanterns, for an Original 45-minute Walk-Thru Spectacular. Sussex County's Family Entertainment Destination is set ablaze with spectacular visuals, and a thrilling Fall Festival. Perfect for families, date nights, and lovers of Halloween spirit.

Great Pumpkin Festival

September 16th - November 5th, 2023: On selected days - (Wednesday through Friday during October, including Columbus Day
Heaven Hill Farm.
Rt. 94N
Vernon, NJ
This popular fall event features 35+ family fun outdoor activities included! Hayrides, Alien Invasion themed corn maze, farm animals, live entertainment, and so many fun activities for the entire family. Plus, don't miss the 100's of photo opportunity spots along the way!
They also have 12 carnival rides, Apple Cannon, Paintball Range, Gem Mining, Wine Tasting, Food Vendors, Kettle Corn, They also have their famous Apple Cider Donuts, amazing selection of pumpkins, gourds, mums and much more!
Enjoy live entertainment with the Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show followed by Pig Racing.

New Jersey Vegan Food Festival
Saturday & Sunday November 11, 12, 2023
Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ
Cost: $15 to $25, Kids 13 & under are free
This event features a two-day celebration with yummy vegan and plant-based meals from local chefs, as well as vegan products, plant-based fashion, live music and good times. All welcome!

Newton Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 25, 2023; beginning at 10 am.
Spring Street
Newton, NJ
The parade includes themed floats hosted by local organizations, bands playing live music, and community groups marching in celebration of the holidays. The final act is the guest of honor himself ق│╜ Santa arriving in Newton! After the parade, children are invited to visit with Santa and tell him their holiday wishes.

Central NJ November 2023
Festivals and Themed Events

Beers on the Boards
November 4, 2023 @ 12:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk
308 Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Cost: All beer and buffet food is included in the ticket price of $65
2 Sessions 12:30PM & 6:00PM
This event features local Craft beers a gourmet all-you-can-eat buffet! Live music by Matt Baker & Big Bang Baby Duo.

Cider Making at The Howell Living History Farm
Saturday, November 4, 2023: 10:0 - 4:00 p.m.
Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Lane
Hopewell Twp., NJ
This family event features a demonstration of fresh apple cider making. All you have to do is turn the crank of the cider press...and then help re-fill the hopper with the Macs, Cortlands and Red Delicious apples that make for a perfect blend. Peel an apple with a hand-crank apple peeler and stop by the farmhouse for lunch and homemade apple pie!

el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead Festival)
Saturday, November 4, 2023; 3:00pm-5:00pm
Arts Council of Princeton
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
(609) 924-8777
Free, open to the public
Celebrate el Día de los Muertos with the Arts Council of Princeton! Join us for a free, family-friendly outdoor festival to learn about this culturally rich holiday with Mariachi, dance, delicious food and hands-on projects inspired by traditional folk art.

Dickens' Days
November 24, 25, 26, 2023; 11:00 AM  to 6:00 PM
Main St.
Clinton, NJ
This annual family event will transform Clinton into a Victorian Village. Take a trip back in time to Victorian Clinton and celebrate the season with Clinton's festive activities including horse and carriage rides, carolers, and more! There is no better place to experience the magic of the season than downtown Clinton during Dickens Days!

Holiday in the Park
Select Dates November . 24 - December 31, 2023
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ
Experience the magic of Holiday in the Park! Make merry memories with millions of luminous lights, festive foods, and your favorite thrilling coasters. From coasters to cocoa it's a holiday spectacular for the whole family!

Polar Express
Trips run November 24, 25, 26, December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2023
Lehigh Junction
99 Elizabeth St.
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Cost: $38 Child and $48.00 Adult
Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical hour and a half trip to meet Santa. Once on board, your car hosts will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket before hot chocolate and delicious cookies are served by dancing chefs. Passengers listen to the classic children's book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helpers greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip there is plenty of entertainment from our magical juggling chefs to our singing hobos! Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell in addition to the wonderful memories made on this magical trip.

Winter Village -- Festival of Trees
November 24th, 25th, and 26th December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2023
The Red Mill
56 Main St.
Clinton, NJ
Tickets starting at $12
This Annual Holiday Festival features a beautiful display of decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces that are available to win through our raffle. Experience over 40 artisan crafters, specialty foods and craft beer set inside the bucolic Red Mill Museum Village made even more special with holiday lights and decor throughout the grounds of the Red Mill Museum Village, amid the historic buildings.

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show
November 25, 26, 2023; 10am-4pm
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave
Edison, NJ
Adult Admission is $11 Saturday or $10 Sunday (on-site ticket sales cash only) Kids 11 and under are admitted freeآ
This show Features Hundreds of Tables of Trains for Sale Exhibitors from Across the Country Huge Operating Model Train Displays Including: Free Workshops and Demonstrations Free Test Track . Test Run Your Trains at the Show On-Site Train Repairs Free Door Prize Giveaways Plus Much More! Adult Admission is $11 Saturday or $10 Sunday (on-site ticket sales cash only)

Sarah Brightman; Sunday, November 26, 2023, State Theatre - New Brunswick, NJ - Ticketmaster

Southern NJ November 2023
Festivals and Themed Events

Healthy HeARTS Fest
Saturday, November 4, 2023; from 10am-3pm.
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Road
Elmer, NJ
This free family-friendly festival is a celebration of arts and wellness for the South Jersey community.
The event features live music by local musicians on the Grove Stage; crafters of handmade goods; food trucks; locally crafted wine, beer and spirits; wellness demonstrations; and art-making activities for the whole family.
At 10am, visitors can participate in a fundraiser 5k race and 1 mile walk on and around Appel Farm's beautiful campus. Pre-registration is required for the fundraiser 5k/1mile walk.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Appel Farm's arts programming throughout South Jersey.

Marshall Tucker Band; Saturday, November 4, 2023, Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Atlantic City, NJ - Ticketmaster

DiDonato's Magical Holiday Express
November 17 through December 23, 2023
DiDonato's Family Fun Center
1151 S White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
Cost: $19.95 to $24.95,
This holiday event features a ride on an exciting train through millions of Christmas lights. The fun includes meeting Santa, a gift from Santa, a holiday movie, cookies, and a walk through the Holiday Village.

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Cape May
November 17, 2023 – January 1, 2024 (Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas )
Cape May, NJ
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.
The holiday season kicks off with the tree lighting ceremony on November 19, 2022. Other events include Christmas Candlelight house tours, Santa's Trolley rides, and more!

Anita Baker; Friday, November 24, 2023, Hard Rock Live At Etess Arena, Atlantic City, NJ - Ticketmaster

Collingswood Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 25, 2023; beginning at 10 am.
Downtown, Collingswood, NJ
The parade will begin at Zane Avenue and continue to West Linden Avenue, through the heart of historic Collingswood.
The parade features lively seasonal entertainment, including marching bands, dancers, holiday characters, giants on stilts, floats, mummers, sports mascots and live music.

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