The Best South Jersey Family Festivals and Events

These popular South Jersey family festivals and Family events occur at venues in all corners of Southern NJ and have wide appeal with families with kids.

They feature festivals 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.

Multi-Date Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Atlantic City Annual Tropicana Holiday Musical Light Show
Daily shows from now until Friday, December 27, 2019; Presented every hour on the hour starting at noon.
Tropicana Casino & Resort
Brighton Avenue and the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Website
Tropicana makes the season bright with a Holiday Musical Light Show in The Quarter. The free Holiday Musical Light Show features a 35-foot ornately decorated tree with festive lights synchronized to the sights and sounds of the season.

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Cape May
Now through January 1, 2020 (Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas )
Cape May, NJ
Website
The wonders of the season come to life in "An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: Holiday Traditions through the Years," at the Carroll Gallery in the Physick Estate Carriage House. Experience a breathtaking exhibit of holiday traditions complete with a giant Christmas tree, a Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic photos from Christmas past, and more!

Adventure Aquarium's Christmas Celebration
Now until December 30, 2019
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
856-365-3300
Website
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. Visit him in Ocean Realm as he speads the magic of Christmas to every child and animal and stops for underwater selfies with kids of all ages.



December Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Wassail Day
December 7, 2019;11:00am - 3:00pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9
Cape May, NJ 08204
609-898-2300
Website
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, hot beverages and holiday treats served by historical clothed interpreters. Visitors can meet Father Christmas at the Country Store. The Country Store will be open and stocked with unique holiday gift ideas including traditionally-processed wool, artisan crafts for the home, books, jewelry, toys and old-fashioned candy.

Atlantic City New Years Eve Fireworks
December 31, 2019 @9pm
Tropicana Hotel
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City
Website
The awesome fireworks show is best viewed from the boardwalk outside the casino.The show, designed by Fireworks by Grucci, will be displayed from the beachfront and will include intricately designed scenes and vivid effects including Grucci high aerials and grand illuminations.
It is recommended that you get there by 8 pm to avoid the crowds and get a good spot.

First Night Ocean City

December 31, 2019
Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-525-9300
Website
The non-alcoholic, family friendly event features live entertainment from the Music Pier, The Civic Center, the Tabernacle, other venues, ---- and of course there will be fireworks at midnight shot off from the 5th ave. Beach.

Sea Isle City -- New Year's Eve Celebration

December 31, 2019
Gymnasium
4501 Park Road
Sea Isle City
Call 609-263-0050 or Visit
Website
Reservations are required for the party and admission is a dessert to share.
This family oriented New Years Eve celebration will give kids the opportunity kids to ring-in the New Year and still get to bed at a reasonable hour. The theme of the celebration this year will be "From Sea to Shining Sea."
The family activities will begin at the Gymnasium (above) with dancing, entertainment, food and refreshments and an early countdown to midnight with a falling crystal ball at 7:00 p.m. The evening will "end with a bang" at the JFK Boulevard Beach at 8:00 p.m. with a Fireworks display.
Reservations are required (limited space availability), admission is with a "dessert" and children must be accompanied by an adult.

First Night of 2020 Aboard the Battleship
December 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – January 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103
Website
The Battleship will open her decks for guests to watch the 6pm or Midnight SugarHouse New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront. We'll have music, food concessions and bar service. Families can spend the First Night of 2020 aboard the Battleship New Jersey! Our award-winning overnight program will be available for families to sleep overnight on the ship on Dec. 31, 2019. Enjoy dinner and breakfast served at the Chowline. Take a guided tour of the World's Greatest Battleship. Sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did! Plus experience the amazing view of the New Year's Fireworks over the Delaware River at midnight! The New Year's Family Overnight is $79 per person. Families must consist of a legal guardian and at least one child between the ages of 6 and 17. To reserve your bunks for New Years, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203



January Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Albert Music Hall's 23rd Anniversary
January 4, 2020; doors open @6pm, music starts at 7:30pm
Albert Music Hall
131 Wells Mills Rd.
Waretown, NJ 08758
Website
Cost: Admission $5 adults. No reserve seats. Tickets are purchased at the door. Doors open at 6 pm and music starts at 7:30 pm.
This event features a celebration of the Albert Music Hall's 23rd anniversary with a special program to honor the many volunteers who enabled the new Albert Music Hall building to come into being. The anniversary show will begin at 7 pm with a showing of a historic video "Building the New Albert Music Hall". At 7:30 pm, the show will continue with live stage presentations of bluegrass, country, and old time music by Albert Hall musicians. Admission $5 adults.

Fire & Ice Festival
Saturday January 25, 2020: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Downtown Mount Holly, NJ
Website
This annual family event features over a dozen professional ice carvers from up and down the east coast, an equal number of professional chili chefs plus a wide variety of interesting entertainment for young, old and everyone in between. The ice carvers will transform 300 pound blocks of ice into beautiful crystalline works of art, throughout town, There will be lots of artistic eye candy and hear Suze & Watson play everything from show tunes to Springsteen while having plenty of free family friendly fun.
Besides playing host to over a dozen professional and amateur ice carvers from up and down the east coast, the Fire & Ice Festival features the best professional chili cooks around vying for the Award for the finest chili in Burlington County. It will be held again this year at The Union Firehouse at 18 Washington Street.



February Southern Jersey Family Festivals and Events

Atlantic City RV & Camping Show
February 14 - 17, 2020
Atlantic City Convention Center
One Convention Blvd.
Atlantic City
Website
Camping enthusiasts can find the all under one roof opportunity begin planning your camping vacations for the coming season, trading up to your dream RV, see the new 2017 RVs, or just learn about the joys of travel in a recreational vesicle.

Cape May Chocolate Lovers Feast
Februray 15, 2020; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Washington Inn
801 Washington Street
Cape May
Tickets ($40/person)
This event feastures the ultimate feast for chocolate lovers! Enjoy an all chocolate dessert buffet



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