Guide: Holiday Events in New Jersey

Looking for something fun to do this holiday season? Whether it is a tree or menorah lighting or a winter festival, here is a guide to some fun, holiday events. Check before heading out, as times and dates are subject to change.

ONGOING EVENTS

Nov. 28 - Feb. 17
Ice at the Pier
Pier Village
Long Branch
Time: Thursdays - 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays - 3:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturdays - 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays - 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Holiday times vary.
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PAST EVENTS

Nov. 22
Westfield Tree Lighting
Westfield Train Station
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Nov. 22 - 24
Holiday Lights Spectacular
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Event is closed Dec. 24-25
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Nov. 2-Dec. 24
Christmas In The Country at Well-Sweep Farm
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mt Bethel Rd
Port Murray
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Nov. 29-Dec. 24
Christmas in the Country Trail
Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm, LLC.
249 County Road 519
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Nov. 28 - Jan. 5
Holiday Light Show
Historic Smithville Village
Smithville
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
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Nov. 16 - Jan. 1
Six Flags Holiday in the Park
Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari
Time: Varies
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Nov. 29 - Dec. 1
Holiday Lights Spectacular
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Event is closed Dec. 24-25
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Nov. 29
Holiday Express Concert and Town Lighting
Broad Street at Canal Street
Downtown Red Bank
Time: 7 p.m. 
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Nov. 29 - Dec. 24
Country Christmas with Santa
Alstede Farms
Chester
Time: 4 p.m. 
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Dec. 1
Annual Long Branch Tree Lighting
Pier Village
Long Branch
Time: 4 p.m.
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Dec. 2
Hoboken City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting
94 Washington Street
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Dec. 7 - Dec. 8
Hoboken City Hall Holiday Craft Fair
Hoboken City Hall
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Dec. 6 - Dec. 15
Gingerbread Wonderland 2019
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morristown
Time: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Weekends, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fridays
Price: $2 per person, free for children under 2-years-old
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Dec. 6 - Dec. 31
Holiday Lights Spectacular
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Event is closed Dec. 24-25
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Dec. 7 - Dec. 14
Festival of Trees
100 North Road
Chester
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Dec. 10-13
Holiday Candlelight Tour
Kip's Castle Park 
Verona
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets must be purchased in advanced.
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Dec. 11
Wreaths Across America at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial 
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial
1 Memorial Lane
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
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Dec. 12
10th Annual Festival of Trees to Benefit Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc and DASACC
Rossi Chevrolet, Buick, GMC
360 Route 31
Washington
Time: 5:30- 8:30 p.m.
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Dec. 12
Holiday Succulent Terrariums Sip and Plant
Gourmet Gallery
31 Main St.
Blairstown
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Email: lwaclawski@co.warren.nj.us
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Dec. 12
Kids Winter Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall
Rutherfurd Hall
1686 Route 517 PO Box 453
Allamuchy
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Phone: 908-852-1894 EXT. 338
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Dec. 13
Flowerland Under the Lights
Flowerland Growers LLC
568 County Road 519
Belvidere
Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
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Dec. 14
Flowerland Annual Christmas Open House
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Flowerland Growers LLC
568 County Road 519
Belvidere
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Dec. 14
Make Your Own Gingerbread House at Well-Sweep Herb Farm
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mt Bethel Rd
Port Murray
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Reservations are required.
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Dec. 14
Make Your Own Holiday Centerpiece at Well-Sweep Herb Farm
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mt Bethel Rd
Port Murray
Time: 2-4 p.m.
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Dec. 14
A Moravian Christmas in Historic Village of Hope
Hope Township: Take Exit 12 off of Route 80
Time: 4-8:30 p.m.
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Dec. 14
Winter Festival of Shows: Young Performers Workshop at Centenary Stage Co. presents: Anything Goes
The Little Theatre
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown
Time: 12/14 at 5 p.m., 12/21 at 8 p.m., 12/22 at 4 p.m.
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Dec. 14-15
A Christmas Story at Country Gate Players
Country Gate Players
114 Greenwich Street
Belvidere
Time: 12/14 at 8 p.m., 12/15 at 2 p.m., 12/20 & 12/21 at 8 p.m., 12/22 at 2 p.m.
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Dec. 15
Chanukah Concert and Family Sing-Along
Congregation B'nai Israel
Emerson
Time: 10 a.m. to 11: 30 p.m. 
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Dec. 15
"Witness" Gospel Group Christmas Concert
Broadway United Methodist Church
2233 Rt. 57
Broadway
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Phone: (908)-689-3720
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Nov. 30 - Dec. 15
Santa Visits Kale's Garden Center
133 Carter Road
Princeton
Time: Open weekends at various times
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Dec. 17 and Dec. 19-20
Holiday Candlelight Tour
Kip's Castle Park 
Verona
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets must be purchased in advanced.
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Dec. 21-22
Winter Festival of Shows: Young Performers Workshop at Centenary Stage Co. presents: Anything Goes
The Little Theatre
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown
Time: 12/14 at 5 p.m., 12/21 at 8 p.m., 12/22 at 4 p.m.
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Dec. 20-22
A Christmas Story at Country Gate Players
Country Gate Players
114 Greenwich Street
Belvidere
Time: 12/14 at 8 p.m., 12/15 at 2 p.m., 12/20 & 12/21 at 8 p.m., 12/22 at 2 p.m.
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Dec. 20 and Dec. 21
Kwanzaa Family Festival 
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark
Time: Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday at 9 a.m.
Price: Free
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Dec. 20-22
NJCYB: The Nutcracker at Centenary Stage Co.
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Ave
Hackettstown
Time: 12/20 at 7 p.m., 12/21 at 12 p.m., 5 p.m., 12/22 at 3 p.m.
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Dec. 21
Winter Solstice Celebration
Early Street Community Garden
Morristown
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
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Dec. 22
Jewish Center of Springfield Menorah Lighting
Veterans Memorial Park
South Springfield Avenue
Time: 5 p.m. 
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Dec. 23
Chanukah on Ice and Menorah Lighting
Pier Village
Long Branch
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Dec. 24
Christmas Eve at Inn at Millrace Pond
The Inn at Millrace Pond
313 Johnsonburg Road
Hope
Time: 4-7 p.m.
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Nov. 15 - Dec. 30
Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show
Skylands Stadium
Time: 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
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Nov. 23 - Dec. 29
Wintertime Holiday Trolley Tours
Princeton Tour Company
116 Nassau Street
Time: Every hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Nov. 30 - Dec. 27
Gingerbread Competition and Display
Hunterdon County Library
Flemington
Creation drop off dates are Nov. 30-Dec. 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Gingerbread houses will be on display from Dec. 2 to Dec. 27
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Nov. 30 - Dec. 30
Holiday Model Train Show 2019
Barron Arts Center
Woodbridge
Time: Various times
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