9 Things to do this Christmas in New Jersey

The month of December is like a one big holiday as Santa’s making his rounds via planes and trains. Local towns and Jersey’s favorite haunted houses are glowing with holiday lights.

Along with that, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve round out the month-long festivities. If you and your kids are ready to celebrate this season then you are in luck as there are many wonderful events and activities happening throughout the state every day in December. You can find a lot of free things to do as well as activities just for kids. You can enjoy breakfast with Santa or watch a seasonal show, or see at least one of the spectacular light displays around NJ.

Have a look at these things that can be done during the month of December. However, if you want to visit New Jersey during Christmas then just book a cab from Empire Limousine that offers limo service in East Hanover, NJ. 

Gingerbread Wonderland- Morris Township

Gingerbread Wonderland offers dozens of delicious creations. It includes houses, landmarks, trains, planes, animals, and themes varying from family vacations to superheroes and you can even eat it! Yes, you have read it right. Everything that you see at Gingerbread Wonderland is made from gingerbread.

Holidays at Johnson’s Corner Farm- Medford

Enjoy the Christmas spirit with a visit to Johnson’s Corner Farm. In order to view thousands of lights, visitors can take a Light Show Hayride. After that, they can decorate Christmas cookies, roast marshmallows, visit the Discovery Barn and Animal Farm and watch a light show on the lake.

Holiday Light Show- Smithville

Spectate 100 Christmas trees magically float on Historic Smithville Village’s Lake Malone. The trees light up to music in an orchestrated show each Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 5:30-8:30 pm.

Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular- West Orange

See more than 50 illuminated winter scenes and animal characters while taking a nighttime stroll through the Turtle Back Zoo. You can also bring non-perishable foods, new/gently used winter coats, and unwrapped toys for donation.

Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show- Augusta

Every year, Skylands Stadium hosts a special Christmas light show that features a drive-through light show with breathtaking displays set to joyous holiday music. There will be over 2 million dazzling lights that will cheer up your viewing experience.

The Polar Express- Whippany

Inspired by the movie “Polar Express”, join the magical trip on this train which is powered by Morristown & Erie Railway. The ticket includes entertainment, hot chocolate, cookies, and a sleigh bell to bring home.

Christmas Underwater- Camden

Visit the Adventure Aquarium and celebrate the season with scuba Santa that swims alongside sharks, sea turtles, and stingrays in the attraction’s Ocean Realm exhibit. Along with kids, you can also enjoy the world’s tallest underwater Christmas Tree and boogie at a snow shower dance party, milk & cookies with Santa, and more festive fun.

Bergen County Winter Wonderland- Paramus

To enjoy the festival to the fullest, spend a festive evening at Van Saun Park, where you can enjoy after-dark activities such as open-air ice skating, kid’s beginner synthetic rink, Bergen express train ride, Santa’s North Pole workshop, Carousel rides, indoor/outdoor beer garden and try tasty dishes at food trucks.

Santa Fly-in- Teterboro

At Teterboro’s Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum, Santa gives their reindeer rest and arrives in a helicopter! Stick around after the landing for candies and don’t forget to bring in your camera for a few snaps!

Wrapping up

If you are eagerly waiting for Christmas then these are some of the things that you can try this year with your kids. However, if you don’t have a car to visit these places then you can get a luxury limo from Empire Limousine which offers limo services in NJ.

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