Guide: Winter 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.
NOTE: All events are subject to change. COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines are mandated - including masks and social distancing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 28 - Feb. 17
Ice at the Pier 
Pier Village
Long BranchTime: 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.

PAST EVENTS

Nov. 14 - Jan. 3 
Six Flags Holiday in the Park
Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari
Time: Varies
Nov. 20 - Jan. 3
Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show
Skylands Stadium
Time: 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
Nov. 20 - Dec. 31
Socially distant SantaHoliday Hunt
Westfield Train Station
Santa Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays
Holiday Hunt Time: Nov. 23 - Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Price: Free
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Nov. 27 - Dec. 13
NJCYB: A Christmas Carol
Centenary Stage Company
715 Grand Ave.
Hackettstown
Nov. 28 - Dec. 30
Holiday Model Train Show 2020
Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
Time: Various times
Nov. 29
Holiday Express Concert and Town Lighting
Broad Street at Canal Street
Downtown Red Bank
Time: 7 p.m. 
Nov. 30 - Dec. 28
Gingerbread Competition and Display
Hunterdon County Library
Flemington
Deadline for Entry Forms: Nov. 13,
Creation Drop off Dates: Dec.  4, 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. & Dec.  5, 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Gingerbread Houses will be on display Dec. 7 - Dec.  28
Thursdays/Sundays in December
Holiday Light Show
Every Thursday - Sunday in December
Historic Smithville Village
Smithville
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Dec. 6
Lebanon Township Visit with Santa & Annual Tree Lighting
Municipal Building
530 W Hill Road
Glen Gardner, NJ
Time: 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Dec. 5 - Dec. 12
Festival of Trees
100 North Road
Chester
Time: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Santa will visit Dec. 5, 1:30-5;  Sunday, 1-4;  Tuesday & Thursday, 2-4; Wednesday & Friday , 3:30-6;  Saturday, Dec. 12, 1-4.
Dec. 11
Flowerland Under the Lights
Flowerland Growers LLC
568 County Road 519
Belvidere
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Dec. 11 - 12
Flowerland Annual Christmas Open House
Time: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Flowerland Growers LLC
568 County Road 519
Belvidere
Dec. 11-12
A Moravian Christmas in Historic Village of Hope
Hope Township: Take Exit 12 off of Route 80
Time: 2-8: p.m.
Dec. 13
Gloucester Township Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony
NOTE: This is a Virtual Event.
Time: 6 p.m.
Dec. 14
Winter Festival of Shows
Young Performers Workshop at Centenary Stage Co. presents: Six Who Pass While the Lentils Boil Peter & the Wolf & Other Dance Stories
Sitnik Theatre
Hackettstown
Nov. 30 - Dec. 15
Santa Visits Kale's Garden Center
133 Carter Road
Princeton
Time: Open weekends at various times
Dec. 15
Chanukah Candle Lighting
Congregation B'nai Israel
Emerson
Time: 5:45 p.m - 6 p.m.
Dec. 17
Annual Festival of Trees to Benefit Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc and DASACC - Virtual Event
Rossi Chevrolet, Buick, GMC
360 Route 31, Washington
Time: 6 p.m.
Dec. 18-20
Winter Festival of Shows
Young Performers Workshop at Centenary Stage Co. presents: Six Who Pass While the Lentils Boil Peter & the Wolf & Other Dance Stories
Sitnik Theatre
Hackettstown
Dec. 19
Wreaths Across America at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial 
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial
1 Memorial Lane
Time: 12 p.m. 
Dec. 21
Winter Solstice Celebration
Early Street Community Garden
Morristown
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
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