Christmas Eve often takes a backseat to the 25th, but personally, I prefer the laid back day-before. You don’t have to worry about a big meal (unless you really want to), plus most people don’t have to work and kids start Christmas break. Plus plus, it’s Santa’s big night! Christmas Eve is the perfect time to remember old traditions or to start new ones with your family. After you have gone out for Breakfast with Santa, attended a quirky NJ Christmas event and had historic holiday fun -- Here’s a list of 11 fun things to do with your kids from tracking Santa to baking cookies to holiday crafts and more! Don't miss MommyPoppins NJ's December Go List of 25 of the best things to do in NJ during the holidays and whatever you do, don't miss our huge giveaway with prizes galore every day through December 25!
I've spoken of my affection for NY Waterway before; my usual mode of travel when hauling myself and two kids to NYC involves a jumpy bus ride or a claustrophobic journey on the PATH, but my few experiences on the NY Waterway ferry have been downright--dare I say it?--pleasurable, and fun, even. So we are happy to tell you that NY Waterway is making the holidays even more festive (and affordable) by letting all children travel free from the Port Imperial terminal in Weehawken to the Midtown/39th Street terminal! Read on to find out the details of this special "Kids Ride Free" deal and all the other reasons why NY Waterway ferry is a great choice for your holiday travel to Manhattan.
Tucked between Montclair and Clifton, Nutley is a charming small town located 10 miles from Manhattan. It may be known as the birthplace of Martha Stewart, but this quaint little Essex County village is also full of parks, annual events, and family-friendly eateries. If the idea of a sweet little village floats your boat, check out our other posts on Cranford, Millburn, Chester and Sparta. Get out there and explore our great state in one of these wonderful small towns!
Annual light displays, check. Breakfast with Santa, check. Annual holiday shows, double check. All good stuff, to be sure. But if you're thinking you might like to mix up your holiday adventures a bit, check out some of these, shall we say, "off the beaten path" celebratory ideas. Some are out of state; some are at your local garden center. Because sometimes parents need to throw something new into the mix to keep these kids on their toes.
Ho, ho, ho! It’s that time of year when Santa Claus starts making his list and checking it twice. Don’t miss the chance for your children to sit down with the Big Guy and share their Christmas wish lists. NJ has lots of great Santa breakfasts to get everyone in a festive mood. Enjoy some delicious food and pose for holiday photos with St. Nick! Read on for our roundup of fabulous breakfast events happening this December. And for more holiday activities, check out our Holiday Fun Guide.
Now that the turkey has been stuffed, carved, and eaten, it’s time to look forward to Christmas. With Thanksgiving coming so late, the holiday season is already in full swing. New Jersey kids are so lucky; there are so many activities and events. The only problem is there isn’t enough time! Get your calendars out and choose something fun from these 25 best holiday 2013 activities.
With only 24 days until Christmas, the holiday season is already in full swing. The shopping, music, decorating, parties, potlucks…your list of “to-dos” and “must-attends” are building exponentially!
Before you bust at the seams, visit one of the historic holiday events in New Jersey. It will transport you to a more simple, yet festive time. Many of New Jersey's local museums, homes, venues and towns are celebrating the holidays in the spirit of yesteryear. Whether you are a history buff or a holiday fiend, we’re sure you will find many ways to go back in time to experience the Historic Holidays here in the Garden State.
Most of our weekend plans probably include a huge plate of mouth watering Thanksgiving leftovers. But if you’re looking to burn off some of that turkey and stuffing (or entertain the family you’ve still got in town), New Jersey definitely has some great things going on. For an early dose of holiday cheer, check out Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at the Palace or Breakfast with Santa at Imagine That! You can also get scientific at the Rock and Mineral Weekend at Morris Museum, or brave chilly temps with a Guided Nature Hike at Tenafly Nature Center. And remember, you can find a full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
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