November Events: Our Top Picks
To Plan Your Day Out in New Jersey
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 2022
Great Pumpkin Festival
Festivals and Themed Events
September 17 – November 6, 2022: On selected days - (Wednesday through Friday during October, including Columbus Day
Heaven Hill Farm.
Entry to Great Pumpkin Festival is only guaranteed with the purchase of an advanced ticket.
Enjpy more than 40 fun filled activities.
Their Pumpkin Land Fall Festival features a variety of country-style family entertainment for all ages. Enjoy Pumpkin Picking, Indian Corn & Gourds, Farm Animals, Boo Barn, an old-fashioned hayride, Corn Maze, Hay Maze, Pig Races, Carnival Rides, Gem Mining, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Sand Art, and more. This year a special attraction has been added - The Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show with 3 shows daily at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, Included in Great Pumpkin Festival Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Yom Kippur & Columbus Day.
Disney On Ice presents Frozen & Encanto
November 2nd thru
Step inside the magical adventures of Disney's Frozen and Encanto as they are brought to life like never before at Disney On Ice! Dazzling ice skating transports you to Arendelle to be a part of Anna's adventure to find Elsa, whose icy powers unleashed an eternal winter
Art Fair 14C
November 11-13, 2022
The Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary
10 Senate Place
Jersey City, New Jersey
Cost: $0 - $31.99
This event features
New Jersey’s only art fair, providing support and growth opportunity for artists and small and medium sized galleries, will feature more than 80 exhibitors and over 120 artists. The annual fair provides a showcase for artists from New Jersey, New York and around the world, giving area art lovers exposure to a wide variety of visual artworks, in all media and for all budgets.
New Jersey Vegan Food Festival
Saturday & Sunday Nov 12, 13, 2022
Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Drive
$15 – $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!
BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] Mon & Tues • Nov 14, 15 • 8:00 PM Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
- Ticketmaster You also can find seats on secondary market sites like SeatGeek.
Born Pink World Tour is the upcoming concert tour headlined by South Korean girl group Blackpink, the largest world tour by a K-pop girl group in history, to promote their second Korean studio album Born Pink.
Skylands Christmas Light Show & Christmas Village
November 23rd until December 30th, 2022 (closed Thanksgiving Chrismas & selected days)
94 Championship Pl.
Augusta, NJ 07822
Light Show: $29 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.
Christmas Joy is coming back to Sussex County…Bigger, and Better than Ever. This Winter, Skylands Stadium will be Dazzled with Lights on a Mile Long Drive-Thru course that now goes ON THE FIELD. Plus a NEW & EXPANDED Outdoor Village & Winter Carnival. It's a Must-See Holiday Attraction for the Whole Family. The event is Safe, Spacious, and Distanced.
Newton Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 26, 2022; beginning at 10 am.
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 — Santa arriving in Newton! After the parade, children are invited to visit with Santa and tell him their holiday wishes
Central NJ November 2022
Jersey Shore Restaurant Week
Festivals and Themed Events
Friday, November 4 - Sunday, November 13, 2022
Outdoor dining + indoor dining + takeout will be available at participating restaurants. Enjoy a 3-course meal with your choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert for either $30.22 or $40.22
For Information and participating restaurants
Shreya Ghoshal: Friday • November 4, 2022 • 7:00 PM CURE Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ
Indian singer and television personality, one of the highest-paid and most well-established playback singers of Indian cinema
Beers on the Boards
November 5, 2022 @ 12:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
All beer and buffet food is included in the ticket price of $60
2 Sessions – 12:30PM-4:00PM | 6:00PM-9:30PM
This event features
Craft beer from over 30 breweries! Gourmet all-you-can-eat buffet!
Live music by Matt Baker & The poor Boys Trio
Cider Making at The Howell Living History Farm
Saturday, November 5, 2022: 10:00–4:00 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!
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead Festival)
Saturday, November 5, 2022; 3:00pm-5:00pm
Arts Council of Princeton
102 Witherspoon Street
Free, open to the public
Attendees to the family-friendly outdoor festival will get to experience a culturally rich holiday with music by Mariachi Oro de Mexico, dance by El Grupo De Danza Folklorica La Sagrada Familia, delicious food from El Sabor Oaxaqueño, and hands-on projects inspired by traditional folk art.
Día de los Muertos is observed in Mexico and throughout the world this time of year, when family and friends gather to remember and honor those who have passed before us. Day of the Dead is not a solemn occasion, but a holiday of joyful celebration.
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Thu • Nov 10, 2022 • 7:30 PM Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center, Red Bank, NJ - Ticketmaster
An American rock and pop band formed in 1960 in Newark, New Jersey. While band members have come and gone, Frankie Valli as the lead singer, and Bob Gaudio on keyboards and tenor vocals, remain the band's constants.
The Chocolate Expo
Sunday, November 13, 2022:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
NJ Expo Center
Tickets from $10 for children to $20 for a two-hour adults admission
This event, one of the largest consumer-oriented chocolate events in the United States, features dozens of chocalate vendors who offer tastings and sales, costumed characters, kids activities, music and magic performances, celebrity chef demonstrations, and more.
Chocalate will be provided in a variety of small tasting-sized portions, similiar to wine tastings at a winery. The vendors include artisanal chocolatiers, old-fashioned candy shops, bakeries, specialty food producers, wineries, distilleries, cideries and more.
Magic of Lights at PNC Bank Arts Center
November 18th - December 30th, 2022; Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 10 pm. Friday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm.
PNC Bank Arts Center
Garden State Parkway
The Magic of Lights, a unique and dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience, is bigger and brighter than before with more than a mile of spectacular light displays that bring to life your favorite holiday scenes and characters. Don't miss the larger-than-life sparkling Christmas Barbie™ display, the supersized Bigfoot® Monster Truck, and life-sized dinosaurs of Prehistoric Christmas! Pile everyone into the car and experience more at the same low price! One carload, one price for the entire family.
Holiday Craft Show @ The Historic Village at Allaire
Saturday, November 19, 2022; 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Historic Village at Allaire State Park
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Admission is $5 per person 6 years old and up. All proceeds of the day to benefit the educational programming at the Historic Village at Allaire!
Over 130 crafters, Allaire artisans, floral exhibits, historic demonstrations, and more to kick off the holiday season in style! Join in for their Christmas and Holiday Craft Show and Historic Demonstrations throughout the village. Local artists will be demonstrating their work. Paintings, pottery, textiles, and more! They will have craft demonstrations at the Carpenter, Blacksmith, and Tinsmith shops! General Store, Bakery, Food Truck - Pilsen Gourmet, Twisted Steaks, Best Day Ever - will be open throughout the day!
Skating On The Square
November 19, 2022 - Feb 26, 2023; Every Thursday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm Every Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm & 4pm – 7pm (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)
Hulfish Street (behind the Nassau Inn Hotel)
Cost:$10 cash PER PERSON/ $12 +fees with credit card. Bring your own skates or borrow ours! (skate rental included in ticket price)
Start new traditions this holiday season at Palmer Square's "eco-friendly" outdoor synthetic skating rink!
Bring your own skates or borrow ours! (skate rental included in ticket price) ALL skaters/guardians must sign the electronic waiver to be eligible to participate! Please sign in advance for a contactless experience at the rink.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 25, 26, 27, 2022
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
November 25 - January 1, 2023 (on select dates)
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd.
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!
Trips run November 25, 26,27, December 2,3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18, 2022
99 Elizabeth St.
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Child $32.00 ( ages 2 to 12), Adult $42.00
Train Ride departs from Lehigh Junction located in the Historic Main Street area of Phillipsburg. On the train you will re-live the experience of the little boy in The Polar Express. The story focuses on a little boy who has been told by his friends that there is no Santa Claus. Unwilling to believe this, he lies awake in his bed on Christmas Eve, waiting for the sound of Santa's sleigh. Instead, he hears the hissing steam and squeaking metal of the Polar Express as it stops outside his window, ready to take him and other children to the North Pole. During your ride you will listen to this wonderful story, every child will be served hot chocolate and cookies Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride and join in on the magic of Christmas.
Winter Village -- Festival of Trees
November 25th - 27th, 2022
The Red Mill
56 Main St.
Tickets starting at $10
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
26, 27, 2022; 10am-4pm
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave
Adult Admission is $11 Saturday or $10 Sunday (on-site ticket sales cash only) Kids 11 and under are admitted free
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)
Southern NJ November 2022
The Marshall Tucker Band Fri • Nov 4, 2022 • 8:00 PM Music Box at the Borgata, Atlantic City, NJ
Festivals and Themed Events
An American rock band from Spartanburg, SC, noted for incorporating blues, country, and jazz into an eclectic sound, lead vocalist Doug Gray remains as the original member still active with the band.
DiDonato's Magical Holiday Express
November 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, December 1-23, 2022; Hours: 4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
DiDonato's Family Fun Center
1151 S White Horse Pike
Cost: $19.95 + per person online, Children 12 months and younger are free.
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.
Cherry Hill Restaurant Week
November 12th- 19th, 2022
This year, their goal is to help showcase Cherry Hill's vibrant and diverse restaurant community, by offering patrons a special priced menu. Restaurants have the choice of offering a 3-course dinner menu for $25, $35 or $40. Several restaurants will also offer a 2-course lunch menu for $15 or $20.
For Information and participating restaurant
An Old Fashioned Christmas in Cape May
November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023 (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!
South Jersey Holiday Lights Show
Select dates November 19 - December 30, 2022; Opens at 5pm
83 Flood Gate Rd
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
The South Jersey Holiday Light Show is the only drive-through holiday light spectacular in Southern New Jersey! Featuring dozens of dazzling, larger-than-life holiday themed displays to delight the entire family! Visitors are welcomed to bundle up in their car, pack a favorite snack or beverage and tune their radio to enjoy the synced light performance as they travel the more than 1 mile route through the holiday light show!
The show is approximately 20-25 minutes long.
Smithville Holiday Light Show On The Lake
From Thanksgiving, until January 6th, 2023; Every day of the week, 5:30 to 8:30pm
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ 08205
Over 120 Christmas Trees made from over 50,000 Christmas lights, magically float on Lake Meone in the center of Historic Smithville. The moment darkness falls, an orchestrated show of lights and music is played out across the lake. The lights seem to dance and chase each other to the music all the while reflecting of the water's surface. This show can be seen from either side of the village as well as the bridge.
Collingswood Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 26, 2022; beginning at 10 am.
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.
Holiday Dickens Fest
November 26, 27, 2022
615 E Moss Mill Rd
The Dickens Fest is FREE to the public.
Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company will bring the Spirit of Christmas back to Historic Smithville, when they return to present their two-day outdoor "Dickens Fest" featuring an original, musical adaptation of "A Christmas Carol", Charles Dickens' heartwarming, classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from greed to redemption that will surely raise your spirits and warm the cockles of your heart as you travel through time with the Ghosts of Christmas and witness the ultimate transformation of this miserly skinflint into a jolly Father Christmas, himself!
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