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November Events: Our Top Picks To Plan Your Day Out in New Jersey

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.


State of NJ

COVID-19 executive orders in effect apply to indoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people, effective November 23rd: Outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 150 people
The following indoor gatherings are exempt and may continue under the current rules – limited to 25% of a room's capacity, up to 150 people:

  • Indoor performance venues, including concert venues
  • Restaurants with bars, and lounges that serve food and drink, however, must remove bar seating and close their indoor premises for business by 10 pm.

    With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we  recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.





November 2020 Festivals and Themed Events

Heaven Hill Farm's The Great Pumpkin Festival
November 7th & 8th, 2020
Heaven Hill Farm
451 State Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462
Web Site
Contact: Darlene Brozowski, Phone: 973-764-5144, Email: darla64@msn.com
The Great Pumpkin Festival is one of the largest fall festivals in Northern NJ. Your admission includes over 30 fun-filled
activities: Pig Racing*, Hay Maze, Spider Web Crawl, Maggie The Milking Cow, Monster Sling Shots, Barnyard Sports Ball-cade, Post Pounders, Hay Crawl, Corn Boxes, Bee Barn with Glass Bee Hive,Visiting Farm Animals, Boo Barn, Chicken Little Show, Chick Barn, Dancing Robot Show, Duck Racing, Vortex Tunnel, Obstacle course, Tether ball, Poly Pong, Lincoln Log Cabin builder, Giant Sand Box and the “Pirate Treasure Corn Maze Adventure” and the Fabulous Finger find maze game for your young corn maze adventurers. --- plus for additional nominal fees: Carnival Rides, Food, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Gem Mining and more.

Skylands Christmas Light Show & Christmas Village
November 20th until January 3, 2021
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Pl.
Augusta, NJ 07822
Website
973-383-7644
Cost:
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.

Magic of Lights at PNC Bank Arts Center

November 13th - January 2nd, 2021: Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 10 pm. Friday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm.
PNC Bank Arts Center
Exit 116
Garden State Parkway
Holmdel, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $25-$35, standard vehicle
This popular Holiday event features more than a mile of festival and vibrant light displays celebrating the joy of the holidays. Experience the drive-through from the comfort of your car! At every turn, and in every direction, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays and animations. Multiple holiday themes come to life with hundreds of sparking lights.

Smithville Holiday Light Show On The Lake
Every Thursday-Sunday in December, 2020; 5:30pm- 8:30pm (Free event)
Historical Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ 08205
Website
609-748-8999
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.

South Jersey Holiday Lights Show
Selected evenings from November 19, through December 30, 2020; Opens at 5pm
Bridgeport Speedway
83 Flood Gate Rd
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
(856) 213-2838
Tickets - Tickets bought online are $23per, Prices at the gate are $25 per car.
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.

Early 19th Century Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Allaire Village
4265 Atlantic Ave
Farmingdale, NJ
Website/Tickets
Celebrate an early 19th Century Thanksgiving with the villagers of James P. Allaire's Howell Iron Works Company! The historic homes, craft shops, and retail buildings will be open to welcome you for a special "Day of Thanks."
Starting at 11:30am, special program at the historic chapel, craft demonstrations (Blacksmith, Tinsmith, Carpentry, Leather-Making and more), cooking at the Manager's House over its 18th century open hearth, and other special activities for adults and children. Bakery, General Store, and Enameling Building's Museum Store open for early holiday shopping. Additional early 19th century period cooking and other activities to "give thanks" will be spread throughout the village!
COVID-19 VISITOR RULES • ALL VISITORS MUST WEAR A MASK inside the historic buildings and throughout the village grounds.

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Cape May
November 21, 2020 through January 1, 2021 (Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas )
Cape May, NJ
Website
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 kick-off with the Holiday Tree Lghting Ceremony on Nevember 21st. followed by Physick Family Christmas House Tours, Holiday Lights Trolley Rides through Cape May's Historic District to see festively decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas traditions, lead sing-alongs, and play Christmas music.

Red Mill - 11th Annual Festival of Trees
Friday, November 27th through Sunday, November 29th, 2020 from 10am - 4pm
Red Mill Museum Village
56 Main Street
Clinton, NJ
908.735.4101
Tickets - $10
This event features Christmas trees, designed and decorated by community members, local businesses and organizations, will be displayed on the grounds of the Red Mill Museum Village. The kick-off begins on Thanksgiving weekend (Friday, November 27th through Sunday, November 29th from 10am -4pm).
The opening weekend coincides with the very popular Winter Village, an outdoor holiday market hosted by Marketspace Vendors with over 40 unique vendors. The display of trees placed outdoors among the historical buildings will continue to be on view Saturdays and Sundays, December 5th – 20th from 12-6pm.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Red Mill Museum Village, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization





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