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.

Let It Glow: A Holiday Lantern Spectacular
November 9th 2023, thru January 14th, 2024; Thursdays & Sundays: 4pm-8pm, Fridays & Saturdays: 4pm-9pm
Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun County Park
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07653
Cost: $18/adult, $9/child- aged 3-17
Larger-than-life glowing lanterns have been installed creating 30+ glowing scenes. See animals real and imagined laid out throughout the zoo.
Let it Glow is a symphony of vivid glowing colors to tease your eyes and dazzle the mind. Come and enjoy an enchanting stroll throughout the zoo These larger than life lanterns are amazing in picture but stunning in person! With over 30 scenes, these hand-made artistic wonders are more breath-taking than the last! Its one of those things you need to see in person to truly appreciate.

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!

Skylands Christmas Light Show & Christmas Village
November 22nd until December 30th, 2023
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Pl.
Augusta, NJ 07822
Light Show:$29 per carload
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 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.

Doja Cat & Ice Spice; Thursday, November 30, 2023, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ - Ticketmaster
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Central NJ November 2023
Festivals and Themed Events

Dino Safari Festival
September 15th - November 5th, 2023 (Rain or shine)
Freehold Raceway Mall
3710 US-9,
Freehold, NJ
This family friendly spectacular Lights Festival combines stunning light art, culture, and technology, creating unforgettable experiences.
While tickets can be a bit pricey, it's a great photoshoot opportunity. The centerpiece of the event is a field of approximately 50 life-sized animated dinosaurs, from the cunning Oviraptor to the formidable Triceratops, the soaring Pterosaur, even a towering 45-foot Brachiosaurus! The dinos will look especially realistic with special effects including jaws that open and close to roar and heads and tails that sway. To experience the full scope of the festival–lights and all–plan a visit at night. At dusk, the amazing dinosaurs glow in beautiful colors, transforming into an animated field of time and illumination that will impress dino fans of all ages.

Fall Harvest Festival
Late September until November 19th, 2023
Allaire Community Farm
1923 Baileys Corner Rd
Wall Township, NJ
Admission: $3 for children under 18 and $5 for adults.
This event features lots of Autumn Atmosphere on a 25-acre Farm. the attractions and activities include a pumpkin patch, petting zoos, wagon rides, train rides, and a market full of autumn produce (including hay bales, mums, and cornstalks) ready to grab for all your home fall decor needs!
All proceeds from this event help support their mission to serve our rescued animals and target in-need populations, including special needs populations, At-Risk youth, and Veterans with PTSD.

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!

Edison Township Diwali Festival
Saturday, November 4th, 2023; Noon - 9:30pm ( Rain date: Sunday, Nov 5th)
Papaianni Park
25 Linden Ave,
Edison, NJ
This family friendly event features live music and dance, Diya lighting, food, vendors, and fireworks at dusk

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.

Magic of Lights at PNC Bank Arts Center
November. 17th - December. 30th, 2023; Sun – Thur: 5:00 -10:00pm & Fri - Sat: 5:00 -11:00pm
PNC Bank Arts Center
Exit 116
Garden State Parkway
Holmdel, NJ
Cost: $20 +
The Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of New Jersey's favorite holiday tradition. One carload, one price.

Skating On The Square
Novem 18, 2023 - February 25, 2024 (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)
Hulfish Street (behind the Nassau Inn Hotel)
Princeton, NJ
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.

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!

Night Forms
November 24, 2023 until April 7, 2024 ( Friday – Sunday, Sunset – 10PM )
Grounds for Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton, NJ
Cost: $24 - $30, children under 5 free
In partnership with Klip Collective, this after-hours, multi-sensory light and sound experience uses projection mapping to engage with the Ground For Sculpture art and horticulture collections. Night Forms creates an evening landscape of creative exploration through lighting, sound, and video projection mapping, a process which Klip Collective pioneered. Designed to provide a dialogue with specific sculptures in the collection, such as Carlos Dorrien's The Nine Muses and Bruce Beasley's Dorion, this audio and visual exhibition offers new perspectives on these works and multi-dimensional space.

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

Jurassic Quest roars through Atlantic City
November 3, 4, 5, 2023; (Friday 12p-8p, Saturday 9a-8p, Sunday 9a-7p)
Atlanric City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ
This event features adorable baby Dinos, excavating fossils, or even training a raptor while surrounded by behemoths like sky-scraping Spinosaurus and, the King himself, Tyrannosaurus rex!
Jurassic Quest is the world's largest, most popular Dino event with unique and exciting experiences for the whole family. Observe their herd of life size animatronic dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, and an INCREDIBLE T-Rex!

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!

South Jersey Holiday Lights Show
Selected nights from November 18 until December 30, 2023; Opens at 5pm
Bridgeport Speedway
83 Flood Gate Rd
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
(856) 213-2838
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, 2024; Every day of the week, 5:30 to 8:30pm
Historical Smithville
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.

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.

Sarah Brightman: Saturday, November 25, 2023, Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort , Atlantic City, NJ - Ticketmaster

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