6 great family activities in New Jersey this holiday season



Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially holiday time. I’ve told you about great family stage shows for the festivities, but what about free family events?

The nice people of New Jersey Isn’t Boring have put together a great list of free family events for December. You can see the full list here, and below are some highlights of events in your area.

As always, events are subject to change and may be canceled without notice.

1. Holiday & Farmers Market at Bell Works in Holmdel

Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bell Works is such a cool place. They always have big events and this one is no different. They will have lots of vendors from local farmers and other vacation vendors.
See more information here.

2. Historic Smithville Holiday Light Show

Until January 3, 2022
There are so many different vacation events in Smithville that it’s hard to mention them all.
Make sure you check everything out here.

Mike Brant – Townsquare Media

3. Downtown New Brunswick

From December 3 to the end of the year.
Much like Historic Smithville, there are so many holiday events going on that there is simply too much to add.
Check out their list of events here.

4. 2021 Candlelight Shopping in Haddonfield

Fridays in December
This one looks pretty cool. Candlelight shopping in Haddonfield includes Santa Claus, carriage rides, singers, and street lights. More than 200 stores and restaurants participate.
Check this link for more information.

5. Jersey City Artists and Designers Holiday Market

December 4, 5, 11 and 12
Another cool holiday market here. The Artist & Maker Market is an open-air bazaar with local art and handcrafted gifts.
More info here.

6. Bayshore Holiday Bazaar in Keyport

Sunday December 12 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
I’ve always said that Keyport is a hidden gem of a New Jersey town. The Bayshore Holiday Bazaar will feature holiday shopping, Russian Santa Claus, a holiday photo wall and festive holiday music.
Learn more here.

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy. All opinions expressed are those of Dennis Malloy.

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