Top Ten New Jersey Events for Christmas Weekend!

I can’t believe how the time has flown! Christmas time has arrived in New Jersey! Here are my Top Ten New Jersey Events for Christmas Week/Weekend, December 20th – 24th, 2017:

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Links and additional information for events are in the Titles. New Jersey Events are listed in date order.

Top Ten New Jersey Events for Christmas Weekend, December 22nd – 24th, 2017:

Winter Carnival and Market – December 20th – 24th
4th Street Arts, JC Oddities Market and Rock-it Docket present a WINTER CARNIVAL AND MARKET. A four day market with nightly live music, events and surprises. Great Grub, Heady Brews, and amazing gifts by Artists, Makers, Collectors, and Creators.
Date: December 20th – 24th, 2017
Address: Cathedral Hall; 380 Montgomery St, Jersey City, New Jersey
Cost: Free to attend

5th Annual Cranford SantaCon – December 22nd
5th Annual Downtown Cranford Santa Con/Bar Crawl!
Date: Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 7 PM – 11:59 PM
Address: Downtown Cranford, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend

Sea of Lights at Jenkinson’s Aquarium – December 22nd & 23rd
Join Jenk’s for an indoor light spectacular and tons of other familiy fun. $7 Aquarium Admission, Make & Take Crafts, Visits with Singing Princesses, Scuba Santa, Games and MORE.
Dates: December 15th & 16th, 2017  6-9pm.
Address: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk; 300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Cost: $7

Christmas Light Show Hayrides – December 20th – 23rd
Thousands of twinkle lights to create a Holiday Wonderland in the Discovery Barnyard and Animal farm. To complete your holiday experience they will also have a campfire going to roast marshmallows and make s’ mores. Plus, lights on the lake!
Dates: Now – December 23rd, 2017
Address: Johnson’s Farm; 133 Church Rd. Medford, NJ
Cost: $5.95 per person(child or adult), under 12 months Free; COMBO TICKET for Light Show Hayride and Fire and Lights $9.95 per person 

Skylands Stadium Christmas Lights Show – December 20th – 23rd
Experience a spectacular Christmas Light Show at Skylands Stadium! Drive through a 1-mile course of breathtaking displays set to joyous holiday music. They will have more than 2 MILLION LIGHTS for your viewing pleasure.
Dates: December 20th – 23rd, 2017
Address: Skylands Stadium; 94 Championship Place, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $20 per carload Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Monday–Thursday (Discount Nights): $17 per carload

Storybook Land’s Christmas Fantasy with Lights – December 20th – 23rd
Storybook Land hosts this fabulous holiday celebration, with Santa himself illuminating the lights. This magnificent display features over one millions lights! Children can visit Mr. & Mrs. Claus until December 23rd, when it’s time for them to return to the North Pole. All rides, attractions and snack bars are also open during this time.
Dates: December 20th – 23rd, 2017
Address: 6415 Black Horse Pike (Routes 40 / 322), Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Cost: $22.50 in advance, $25.50 per person, free for children under 2

Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights – December 20th – 23rd
About 50 animal and holiday-themed figures will light up the winter night in Turtle Back Zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex. Over 100,000 lights will illuminate figures of bears, tigers and elephants, along with holiday lights designed to look like wooden soldiers, stars and winter scenes. Several animal exhibits will be open, including the Sea Lion Sound, Essex Farm, Tam-ring Gibbons Reserve, Tropical Currents Aquarium and the Reptile Building. Myrtle the Turtle, the mascot of Turtle Back Zoo, and several of his winter friends will be on hand to greet visitors at the Zoo. “Selfies” with Santa Claus and a mailbox where children can send letters to Santa Clause at the North Pole will be available each night until December 23rd.
Dates: December 20th – 23rd, 2017
Address: 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange NJ
Cost: Admission is free. Donations of canned goods, pet food and unwrapped toys are suggested.

Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland – December 22nd – 24th
Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland at Van Saun Park is northern New Jersey’s premier winter event featuring open air ice skating, a kids zone ice rink, hospitality tent, children’s games and activities, unlimited carousel rides, zoo events, food trucks an indoor/outdoor beer garden and the Bergen County Express Train Ride! Attractions:Open Air Ice Skating, Kids’ Beginner Synthetic Rink, Additional Kids’ Activities and games, Bergen Express Train Ride, Santa’s North Pole Workshop, Unlimited Carousel Rides, Zoo Entry and Programming, Indoor/Outdoor Beer Garden and Food Trucks
Dates: December 22nd – 24th, 2017
Address: Van Saun County Park; 216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ
Cost: Presale General Admission $14, General Admission $16, Unlimited skating and rides – Children 3 and under are free

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar – December 23rd
The Asbury Park Bazaar and the Asbury Park Boardwalk have partnered to bring you one of the most spectacular holiday markets in New Jersey! The event is free and all ages.
* Shopping from Amazing Handcraft & Vintage Vendors
* Photos with Santa & Giant Tree
* Live Music & Special Performances
* Hot Drink Bar & Seasonally-Inspired Food
* Kids Crafts & Holiday Workshops
* Fun, Festive Photobooth and Decor
* AP Toy & Coat Drive Benefit
Dates: Sunday, December 23rd, 2017; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Asbury Park Convention Hall; 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Cost: Free

Community Christmas Event – December 23rd
Family friendly event. Accepting donations that go towards American Cancer Society. Decorations, hot chocolate. Santa, live holiday music.
Date: Saturday, December 23rd, 2017; 5PM – 8:30PM
Address: 311 Harrison Ave, Blackwood, New Jersey
Cost: Free

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