Thanksgiving Weekend Events in New Jersey

Top 10 Things to do in 2019 on Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving Weekend Events in New Jersey

Thanksgiving occurs on the last weekend in November in the fall season when the weather is mild enough to enjoy an outdoor activity or to get a head start on the holiday season.



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.

1- Enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner in a New Jersey Restaurant

Thanksgiving Dinner
Looking to get out to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner without the bother of meal shopping, cooking and clean-up? Here are some of our favorite restaurants open for Thanksgiving that are noted for their outstanding food and holiday ambiance.
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2 - Take in the Thanksgiving Comedy Fest at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center


3- Enjoy a Thanksgiving Getaway at a Charming Bed & Breakfast

NJ Bed & Breakfast
Discover the popular New Jersey destinations with attractive inns and B & B's for travelers looking to make their getaway trip extra special. From charming Victorian Inns in scenic shore towns to the Western and Northern New Jersey historic towns with rolling hills and mountains, there is information and listing available for all travelers needs for a romantic or relaxing short trip.
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4 - Celebrate The Start of the Holiday Season at a Holiday Lighting Festival

Skylands Christmas Light Show & Christmas Village
November 16th until December 30, 2019
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Pl.
Augusta, NJ 07822
Website
973-383-7644
Cost:
Light Show: $20 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.
The attractions include:
Walk-Thru Lights: Experience their brilliant walk-through light displays, Santa's Workshop Come inside to take photos with Santa, Skating Rink presented by Pompton Sports Center with skating on a 20′ x 40′ outdoor rink, an 8′ Polar Bear Statue: Take cool photos with Champ, our lovable life-size polar bear, Yuengling's Ice Cream Shop and Hot Chocolate Bar with scrumptious ice cream and custom hot chocolate drinks, a S'mores Station with Roast marshmallows over a fire pit and make delicious s'mores snacks. Carnival Games, Concessions with hot food and beverages, including French bread pizza and craft beers, and vendors with hHoliday shopping with local artisans,
Please dress warmly to enjoy the new outdoor village activities. Warming stations will be located throughout the Pavilion.
Magic of Lights at PNC Bank Arts Center
November 22, 2019 thru January 4, 2020; Sunday - Thursday: Dusk to 10pm & Friday & Saturday: Dusk to 11pm
PNC Bank Arts Center
Exit 116
Garden State Parkway
Holmdel, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $20-$30, 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
November 28, 2019 until January 5, 2020
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.
Atlantic City Annual Tropicana Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Daily shows begin Thursday, November 21 through 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 the official Tree Lighting Ceremony and 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.


Holiday Express Concert, Tree Lighting, & Activities
Friday November 29, 2019 @ 7pm
Red Bank, NJ
Website
Kick off the season with the annual Holiday Express Concert & Town Lighting. Holiday Express will be rocking the streets with all of your favorite tunes plus plenty of special guests starting at 7p.m. But you may want to come early to get a good spot and to hear and see the youth band of the Monmouth Conservatory. The holiday lights throughout town will be lit for the first time this season during the concert. The LIVE countdown will be around 8 p.m.

5- Plan a Day Trip To A New Jersey Museum

NJ Museum

New Jersey Museums offer a wide variety of exciting arts and natural science treasures and programs that are educational, fun, and adventuresome. A great day trip for people of all ages to experience treasures of art, a real floating battleship, historic buildings, hands-on interactive science programs, and educational exhibits.
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6 -Visit Atlantic City - The Crown Jewel of the Jersey Shore

Take in the casinos, great restaurants, hotels, clubs and concerts.
The top acts appearing Thanksgiving weekend include:

Atlantic City

Atlantic City Visitors Guide -
Popular Jersey Shore destination with casino gaming, top entertainment venues, restaurants, a beach & boardwalk, and more.
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Atlantic City Restaurants

Atlantic City Restaurants - With reviews.
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7 - Visit Princeton: A charming Village to Enjoy During the Holiday Season

Princeton, NJ

Tree lined streets with upscale boutique shops, restaurants, museums, theatre, and a prestigious Ivy League university.
Princeton Visitors Guide

Princeton Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 29, 2019; 4:45pm - 6:00pm
On the Green
Downtown Princeton, NJ
Website
This family event will feature live music and a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. The tree will be a 65-foot Norwegian spruce decorated over 32,000 lights.

8- Visit Historic Mullica Hill

Mullica Hill, NJ

Mullica Hill, located in Gloucester County, was established in the late 17th century by English and Irish Quakers. Today Mullica Hill is an historic village listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey State Register of Historic Places. The village has an attractive Main Street boutique shopping area featuring antiques, jewelry, furniture, fine art, crafts, restaurants and coffee houses.
Mullica Hill Visitors Guide

Have dinner and stay on for the Christmas festival

Mullica Hill Lights on Main
Saturday, November 30, 2019; 6-10pm
Old Town Hall
Main Street
Mullica Hill
Website
Christmas will officially begin when the 60 foot Christmas is lit. Come join in the revelry, festivities and laughter! Carriage rides along Main Street. Delicious refreshments and drinks. Activities for the kids. Christmas carols, and a visit from Santa.
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9 - For An Active Fun Filled Thanksgiving Weekend, Take the Family to Crystal Springs Resort

A Weekend Stuffed with Holiday Fun! Every Thanksgiving families flock to Crystal Springs Resort, leaving the cooking and cleaning to the staff!
With the kids out of school, it can be the best opportunity for a long, laid-back weekend getaway at an extraordinary value. Join in for a weekend stuffed with holiday fun, entertainment and more!

Crystal Springs Resort
1 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ
855-218-5431
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10 - Take The Kids to The Liberty Science Center For fun & Education

Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center  
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
201-253-1310
Website
LSC's newest premium exhibition, Angry Birds Universe: The Art and Science Behind a Global Phenomenon, is now open! Based on the popular games, the exhibition takes guests of all ages into the world of Angry Birds for interactive adventures, both physically challenging and mentally stimulating. Explore different concepts in science, tech, engineering, arts, and math in an extreme hands-on environment!



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