Looking for something to do this holiday weekend? We've got you covered. Check out our complete list of great events and fun things do right here in the great Garden State!

Join Big Joe to kick off the holiday season with the annual Holiday Express Concert & Town Lighting. Now in it's 25th year, Holiday Express will be rocking the streets with all of your favorite tunes plus plenty of special guests. The holiday lights will be lit for the first time this season during the concert. The Red Bank Fire Department will be on hand with free hot chocolate. Free parking throughout town.

Date: November 24th, 2017
Location: Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701


ATLANTIC COUNTY


Watch as over 150 Christmas free magically float on our very own Lake Meone light up to the music around you. It is an orchestrated show of lights and music played out across the lake. Thurs. - Sun. 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Historic Smithville has over 60 shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel, train, paddle boats, antique arcade, lodging and over 26 free weekend events!

Date: November 25th, 2017 - November 26th, 2017
Location: Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Smithville, NJ 08205

Come out and join us for a long weekend of wine, food, and merrymaking! We're kicking off a spirited holiday season with a three-day weekend full of fun. You'll find unique gifts, beautiful gift baskets, wine themed holiday items and the return of our popular "Spiceberry", a sweetened cranberry wine spiced with cinnamon, orange peel and a hint of clove. Skip the long lines and craziness at the department store and kick back with us and a glass of wine!

Date: November 24th, 2017 - November 26th, 2017
Location: Bellview Winery
160 Atlantic St., Landisville, NJ 08362

Join us for the Holiday Wine Trail to taste the exciting variety of wines made in the Garden State. The Winery will be decorated for the season so you can enjoy wine tasting at our Tasting Bar or Tank Room. All tastings include 6 samples of Sharrott's award-winning wines and a souvenir glass. Tastings are $12 per person (complimentary for Wine Club Members with Member Tasting Card). Also enjoy treats from our decadent chocolate fountain! We will again be participating in the annual complimentary grape vine wreath and holiday ornament giveaway. While supplies last. Then complete your holiday shopping with our acclaimed wines, selection of gourmet cheeses and wine accessories. Or choose a custom gift basket for the wine lover in your life. Don't forget that our gift cards are the perfect size for stocking stuffing!

Date: November 24th, 2017 - November 26th, 2017
Location: Sharrott Winery
370 S. Egg Harbor Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037


BERGEN COUNTY


This is the nation's largest night-time firefighter's parade at 6 pm that features over 250 lighted and decorated fire trucks from the Tri State area. Over 8,000 family spectators line the streets of Wallington to see this 2 hour parade that ushers in the 2017 Holiday Season

Date: November 25th, 2017
Location: Wallington Civic Center
24 Union Blvd., Wallington, NJ 07057


CAPE MAY COUNTY


Annual Pet Parade, Merchants Hospitality Friday Night, Small Business Saturday, Scavenger Hunt & Family Activities (Friday & Saturday) and Annual Christmas Parade Saturday at 6:30 pm.

Date: November 24th, 2017 - November 25th, 2017
Location: Stone Harbor Downtown Shopping District
212 96th St., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

A must visit for those on your holiday gift lists. Shop for unique hand-made gifts and seasonal decorations. 10 am - 4 pm. Admission $2. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

Date: November 24th, 2017 - November 25th, 2017
Location: Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Dr., Cape May, NJ 08204


CUMBERLAND COUNTY


Free Admission for the weekend! The Annual Big Glass Blast Team will design and create large-scale holiday-themed glass objects in the Glass Studio throughout the day. Visitors will have a chance to see past years objects on display as well, including the record-breaking giant glass ornament, glass fruitcake, and the world's largest glass turkey drumstick. Stop by the Studio Sale, November 24 - December 3. Items Reduced 30% to 70%. For up-to-date information check our website.

Date: November 24th, 2017
Location: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville, NJ 08332


GLOUCESTER COUNTY


An annual event that is family friendly and pet friendly meant to have families come together and enjoy the free horse and carriage rides; free holiday blow-up rides; crafts for children; food specialties from our local restaurants; strolling carolers; Antique shop specials all day; live entertainment the entire Mullica Hill Historic Mile along Main Street. Oh! Did we mention visit and pictures from Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. Much, much more! a three time award winning event in Gloucester County.

Date: November 25th, 2017
Location: 43 South Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062


HUNTERDON COUNTY


Dickens' Days is an annual event that transforms Clinton into a Victorian Village. Visitors can expect to interact with Scrooge, Charles Dickens, and Father Christmas as they stroll through downtown Clinton entertaining shoppers. The town will be decorated for the holidays, with toy soldiers on the famous Clinton Bridge. Horse drawn carriage rides, in full Victorian costume, offer a glimpse into the past. There will be musical performances of all genres throughout the weekend. Santa's Workshop, an interactive experience for children, will be located on the terrace of the Hunterdon Art Museum – available from Dickens' Days through New Year. Santa will be at the workshop on Saturdays from noon – 3 pm. Friday, Nov 25 at 7 pm is the annual Community Tree Lighting on Main Street, with caroling and a visit from Santa on our old time fire truck. Saturday, Nov 26 is Small Business Saturday.

Date: November 25th, 2017 - November 27th, 2017
Location: Main St., Clinton, NJ 08809

Stop by Old York Cellars at noon (and participating wineries throughout the state) for holiday specials and a free wine themed tree ornament.

Date: November 24th, 2017 - November 26th, 2017
Location: Old York Cellars Winery
80 Old York Rd., Ringoes, NJ 08551


MERCER COUNTY


Join us for holiday festivities in the wine tasting room from noon - 5 pm. Try our award winning wines and warm up with our hot mulled wine. Sample our delicious Gift Basket "ingredients" - homemade baked goods, cheeses, apple butter and more. If you are participating in the Garden State Wine Growers Association Wine Trail weekend, receive a wreath and ornament at the first winery you visit, and then collect an ornament at each winery you visit after. Enjoy fun for the whole Family with wagon rides and visiting our barn yard of animals. Choose the perfect Christmas tree and wreath. Start your holiday shopping. Unique selection of gift baskets, with Terhune Orchards fruit, baked goods, and even wine - perfect for anyone on your list!

Date: November 24th, 2017 - November 26th, 2017
Location: Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540

Kick off the Season with our Tree Lighting Spectacular! Our 65-foot Norwegian Spruce is adorned with over 32,000 lights and will be lit with the help of Santa Claus.

Date: November 24th, 2017
Location: The Green at Palmer Square
1 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542


MIDDLESEX COUNTY


Here is your chance to support local crafters and businesses this holiday season! Visit us on Black Friday Weekend for a craft and direct sales vendor fair across from high-end, top 10 largest mall in NJ, Menlo Park Mall. FREE TO ATTEND! The setting is Roosevelt Park's rustic Schirber Hall at Kiddie Keep Well Camp in Edison, NJ. Celebrate the holidays with our unique vendors. Afterwards, walk through the park and take in the seasonal views (ice skating optional).

Date: November 26th, 2017
Location: Kiddie Keep Well Camp
35 Roosevelt Dr., Edison, NJ 08837


MONMOUTH COUNTY


Join the merchants & Chamber in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas from 2 - 5 pm with entertainment along the avenue. The event takes place downtown on Asbury Ave. between 6th St. and 11th St.

Date: November 24th, 2017
Location: Downtown Ocean City
861 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226

All are invited to enjoy the annual lighting of our hometown holiday tree and welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus as they arrive by fire truck. Entertainment includes the Keyport Central School Chorus, the Keyport Schools Band, a DJ, a children's ornament work shop, hot chocolate, cider, candy canes and of course, a chance to sit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Date: November 25th, 2017
Location: W. Front St., Keyport, NJ 07735

Freehold Elks Lodge 1454 Auxiliary presents an evening of Comedy Saturday, November 25th The Legendary Wid & Friends Philly's Phoniest Comedians of TV and Comedy Club Fame. Showtime 830pm. Doors Open 730pm.

Date: November 25th, 2016
Location: Freehold Elks Lodge 1454
73 East Main Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07782


MORRIS COUNTY


Come on over to Santa's Country Corner! He will be visiting us at the farm and would love to take a photo with you, so make sure you bring your camera! Stop by November 24, 25, 26 and every Saturday & Sunday until December 24.

Date: November 24th, 2017 - December 24th, 2017
Location: Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester, NJ 07930


SOMERSET COUNTY


Joy and merriment will fill Downtown Somerville​ when thousands gather for the Holiday Jubilee​ on Saturday, November 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Residents and visitors alike will delight in a family-friendly celebration highlighted by the spectacular tree lighting, visit from Santa, festive music and entertainment, and delicious holiday treats. The free event kicks off a magical holiday season brimming with unique shopping and dining experiences in award-winning Downtown Somerville​.

Date: November 25th, 2017
Location: Division St., Somerville, NJ 08876


SUSSEX COUNTY


Delight in the magic of the holiday season at this year's event hosted by James "Matt" Reynolds of RE/MAX Town & Valley. This year our host will be bringing Santa's workshop from 2 - 6 pm. This year ditch your annual trip to the mall. Shop with our local vendors & bring your child for pictures with Santa by the fireplace. We will also have our famous "Dear Santa, We can explain" backdrop with props, Perfect for Christmas cards. Although there is no charge for this event we ask that you please donate anything you can to Operation Chill Out. They will be onsite collecting for homeless Veterans.

Date: November 24th, 2017
Location: Frelinghuysen Recreation Center
139 Lincoln Laurel Rd., Newton, NJ 07860


UNION COUNTY


Once a year, The Model Railroad Club, Inc., transforms our HO-scale layout into a theatre, running the trains to professionally narrated voice-over scripts. After you've seen the show, you can grab a bite at our snack bar and browse through our gift shop.

Date: November 24th, 2017
Location: The Model Railroad Club, Inc.
295 Jefferson Ave, Union, New Jersey 07083

Mayor Samson D. Steinman and the Rahway City Council cordially invite Rahway residents and families from the region to the 4th Annual Winter Wonderland in Downtown Rahway. This event is free to the public. Join us for a family orientated fun night of entertainment which will include outdoor skating, music, bonfires, pictures with Santa, carriage rides, food, drink, and many other activities throughout the downtown.

Date: November 24th, 2017
Location: 1 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ 07065

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