The Best South Jersey Family Festivals and Events

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

They feature 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.

November 2017 Southern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Atlantic City Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Recurring Holiday Musical Light Show
Friday, November 17, 2017 through January 2, 2018 presented every hour on the hour, from noon until 10 p.m.
Tropicana Casino & Resort
Atlantic City, NJ
The tree lighting Ceremony includes refreshments and food sampling. The free Holiday Musical Light Show features a 35-foot tree synchronized to holiday music. This not-to-be-missed experience combines interactive lights with an inspiring array of beloved holiday musical selections. Adding to the festive décor is Tropicana's famed 25-foot Poinsettia Tree located in Palm Walk.

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Cape May
November 17, 2017آ  through January 1, 2018
Cape May, NJ
What better place to get into the true spirit of Christmas than Victorian Cape May? 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 seemingly endless variety of fun and tasty events. From trolley rides to wine tastings, from house tours to themed dinners, there is something for everyone!
The Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate becomes a Christmas wonderland this time of year. It's all about the wonder of Christmas morning with model trains and toys beneath the tree. You can actually stand under our tree and marvel at the intricate layout of dozens of Dickens Village houses, people and accessories that make the village come to life. Kids can write a letter to Santa and leave it in his special mail box.

Christmas Light Show Hay Ride
November 24 through December 30, 2017; Friday and Saturday evenings from 5PM to 8:30 PM. Sunday thru Thursday evenings from 5 PM to 7:30 PM.
Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055
This event features thousands of Twinkling lights attached to the wagons so that you are surrounded with at computerized light show set to the music of Christmas. Intensify your experience with a pair of 3D snowflake glasses that turn every light into a snowflake.
The Market is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with Gifts, Cookies, Christmas trees, Wreaths and all kinds of fun activities for the family. Visit with Santa and his Reindeer. To complete your holiday experience we will also have a campfire going to roast marshmallows and make s' mores. Bring your own Camera for a great Photo op. Costs for activities vary

December 2017 Southern New Jersey Family Festivals And Events

Holiday Jubilee: Sounds of The Season
December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 2017 @ 9:00PM
Tropicana Casino - Tropicana Showroom - NJ
Atlantic City, NJ

Annual Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration
Friday, December 1 & Saturday, December 9, 2017; (rain date is Sunday, December 3)
North Wildwood Recreation Center
North Wildwood, NJ
The festivities begin Friday evening with the Greater Wildwood Jaycees' Christmas Parade. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th and Central Avenues). Lineup begins at 5:30 p.m. and the parade starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. with a new route and followed by a Tree Lighting Ceremony & Parade Awards at 7:30 p.m., at Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific Avenues
The celebration continues all day Saturday December 9 with family fun, entertainment, pictures with Santa, movies and holiday bazaar. The fun begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends with a second tree lighting at 4:30 p.m. at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Adventure Aquarium's Christmas Celebration
From December 2 until December 30, 2017
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
This annual celebration features twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently falling snow, and the return of the man in a red wetsuit €“ Scuba Santa. Visitors will get to see Scuba Santa and his elf swim alongside rare sharks, gigantic sea turtles and stingrays in the 760,000-gallon Ocean Realm exhibit. Festivities also include interactive “I Believe in Scuba Santa” live shows, meet and greets with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and more.

Wassail Day
December 2, 2017; 11:00 am-3:00pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9
Cape May, NJ 08204
The Village paths come alive with the sounds and smells of wintertime at this free family event. Select buildings will be open where guests can enjoy hands-on crafts, live music, children's storytelling, and hot beverages and holiday treats served by historical interpreters in period clothing. Visitors can meet Father Christmas in the Country Store and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride throughout the festively decorated Village grounds for a small donation.

Breakfast With Santa on the Battleship New Jersey
Saturday, December 9th, 2017; from 9:00 am -11:00 am
100 Clinton Street
Camden, NJ
For the Parking Garage: 1-99 South Delaware Ave., Camden, NJ. 08103.
Tickets are $18 for children under 12 and $24 for adults. For tickets, call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.
For an unforgettable holiday treat, come enjoy breakfast with Santa Enjoy a hot breakfast served at the chowline, tour the ship, win some prizes and meet Santa!

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