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Things to Do with Kids in Rockland County this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Rockland County this Weekend

Plan a fun weekend for your family in Rockland and Bergen counties!


Enjoy these fun weekend activities with your kids in Rockland County. Start planning your weekend now.


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PAW Patrol: Adventure Play

WHEN: Sep. 22 - May. 1, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the pups of PAW Patrol to answer every yelp for help and make daring rescues. WANT TO GO? At the door: $29.99; $24.99 ages 2-12; In advance: $27.99; $22.99 ages 2-12. 201-200-1000.
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Photos with Santa

WHEN: Nov. 12 - Dec. 24, Monday-Saturday, 11am-8pm
WHERE: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Ho ho ho! Santa is back at Westfield GSP and invites families to enjoy the time-honored tradition of capturing holiday photos with him. WANT TO GO? Photo packages start at $39.99 . 201-843-2121.
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North Pole Express

WHEN: Nov. 13 - Jan. 2, multiple times
WHERE: TopView Sightseeing Bus Stop, 6th Ave. Between 47th & 48th St., Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy Christmas activities for kids in NYC including carol singing, hot chocolate, and Santa meeting. WANT TO GO? from $59. 212-664-0300.
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Peace, Love & Lights Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show

WHEN: Nov. 19 - Jan. 2, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5-9pm; Fridays-Sundays: 5-10pm
WHERE: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the Bethel Woods grounds from the comfort of your car: just turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow. WANT TO GO? $23.75-$35 per car. 845-583-2000.
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Holiday Light Spectacular

WHEN: Nov. 19 - Dec. 31, 5-9pm, weekends through 12/6, nightly starting 12/7, closed 12/24 and 12/25
WHERE: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Plus, on the weekends you can meet and take pics with Santa! Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats.

WANT TO GO? Donations recommended . 973-731-5800.
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Thanksgiving Weekend at the Wildlife Education Center

WHEN: Nov. 26 - 28, Friday-Sunday, 12-12:50pm, 1-1:50pm, 2-2:50pm, 3-3:50pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 25 Boulevard , Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Check out some amazing local wildlife and hear about what they had for their Thanksgiving meal! WANT TO GO? $5; free for members. 845-534-5506.
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POSTPONED: A Magical Cirque Christmas

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 28, 6pm
WHERE: Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience an evening of dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. WANT TO GO? $39-$99. 201-227-1030.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Orangetown Suffragist Exhibit FREE

WHEN: Sep. 10 - Dec. 28, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm; Sundays 1-4pm
WHERE: Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives, 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The fight for American women to get the right to vote was fought on many fronts - including Orangetown. Learn about this fascinating movement within the context of how women lived and were perceived at the time as the museum celebrates 100 years of women's suffrage. Admission is free; donations graciously accepted.

WANT TO GO? 845-398-1302.
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Xpedition Dino

WHEN: Sep. 10 - Nov. 30, See website for schedule
WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: This prehistoric adventure features 30 life-sized dinosaurs with realistic movement and sound. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $19.99 per person. 732-928-2000.
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Highlights Tour

WHEN: Nov. 6 - 28, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-2pm
WHERE: Storm King Art Center , Old Pleasant Hill Road, For GPS, enter One Museum Road, New Windsor, New York, Mountainville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the best of Storm King on a walking tour of this outdoor museum.  WANT TO GO? FREE with parking. Parking price is based on amount of passengers in car starting at $25 for the first person . 845-534-3115.
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Holiday in the Park

WHEN: Nov. 13 - Jan. 2, See website for schedule
WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:  Holiday in the Park will shine brighter than ever with millions of glittering lights, festive foods, thrilling, new rides, and holiday entertainment.  WANT TO GO? Starting at $24.99. 732-928-2000.
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Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience

WHEN: Nov. 15 - Jan. 9, See website for schedule
WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the beauty of one of the world’s largest theme parks from the warmth, privacy, and comfort of your vehicle. Extend your fun by walking through the Merry Market Place featuring piping-hot holiday fare, shopping, holiday games, Santa, and more! WANT TO GO? Starting at $14.99. 732-928-2000.
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Book Your Photo Session With Santa!

WHEN: Nov. 18 - Dec. 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, Level One near H&M, West Nyack, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Welcome Santa to Palisades Center with a dance party, giveaways, activities, and more! The event will feature Sephora, Great American Cookies, and Color Me Mine and Queen Elsa and Olaf!

WANT TO GO? Photo packages available starting at $39.99. 845-348-1000.
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'Tis the Season for Photos with Santa

WHEN: Nov. 18 - Dec. 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: The Shops at Riverside, 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

The ultimate holiday tradition is back: Photos with Santa! 

WANT TO GO? Photo packages start at $39.99 . 201-489-2212.
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Magic of Lights

WHEN: Nov. 19 - Jan. 2, Sundays-Thursdays 5-10 pm; Fridays-Saturdays, 5-11pm
WHERE: PNC Bank Arts Center, Exit 116, Garden State Pkwy., Holmdel, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Drive through the winding 1-2 Mile course to view sparkling LED displays depicting the favorite characters of the season, including animated snowmen, elves, poinsettias, candy canes, and more!  WANT TO GO? $30 per car any day in advance; $25 per car weekdays in advance; $60 limo in advance; Price increases after 11/30 to $40 weekdays and $45 weekends. 732-203-2500.
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Santa Pictures at South Court

WHEN: Nov. 19 - Dec. 21, Mondays-Saturdays, 10:15am-8pm
WHERE: Paramus Park, 700 Paramus Park, Paramus, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Make this holiday magical by visiting St. Nick! Santa's helpers have been working hard decking the halls, so don’t miss out! Take photos with Santa and create magical moments for you and your family.

Reservations are encouraged.

WANT TO GO? Photo packages start at $39.99 . 201-261-6108.
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Santa Photos

WHEN: Nov. 22 - Dec. 24, See website for schedule
WHERE: Bergen Town Center, Route 4 East & Forest Avenue , Paramus, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Santa is here for photos and to hear your Christmas wish list!

WANT TO GO? Photo packages start at $39.99 . 201-845-4050.
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Orchard of Lights

WHEN: Nov. 23 - Jan. 9, See website for schedule
WHERE: Demarest Farms , 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Take your vehicle on a guided tour through 32 acres of brilliant holiday light displays, warm up by the fire pit and enjoy hot cocoa and treats in the retail farm market. Take pictures with Santa,  make your own S’mores and Listen to Santa’s singing Reindeer. WANT TO GO? $35 per car. 201-666-0472.
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Lightshow & Christmas Village

WHEN: Nov. 24 - Jan. 9, See website for schedule
WHERE: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: This dazzling winter family destination showcases a mile-long drive through course glittering with dazzling displays and an enchanting Christmas Village full of fun-filled activities, delicious treats, memory making photo ops and much more. WANT TO GO? $29 per car for light show; free admission to Christmas Village. 973-383-7644.
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A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 26, 1pm and 4pm
WHERE: Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts characters in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas.  WANT TO GO? $29-$59. 201-227-1030.
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Bergen County Winter Wonderland 2021

WHEN: Nov. 26 - Jan. 2, Fridays-Sundays, time TBA
WHERE: Van Saun County Park , 216 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bergen County's Winter Wonderland 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, carousel rides, food trucks an indoor/outdoor beer garden and the Bergen County Express Train Ride! All activites (including skate rentals) are included with admission.

Your online ticket entitles you to a one time admission for any public operating day during Winter Wonderland. Each ticket includes 1 carousel ride and 1 train ride. Additional train and carousel tickets can be purchased on-site. Train rides will only be available until 4pm.

Attractions:Open Air Ice Skating, Kids' Beginner Synthetic Rink, Additional Kids' Activities and games, Bergen Express Train Ride, Santa's North Pole Workshop (on select days), Carousel Rides, Indoor/Outdoor Beer Garden and Food Trucks

WANT TO GO? $15; $10 seniors 65 and older and active military or veteran; free for children 3 and younger.
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Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show

WHEN: Nov. 27 - 28, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center , 97 Sunfield Ave. , Edison, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: The shows feature thousands of trains and collectible toys for sale, hundreds of merchandising tables, huge operating layouts, free modeling seminars and more. WANT TO GO? $11, Saturday; $10, Sunday; free for children 11 and younger .
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38th Annual Bill Markiewicz Memorial Rockland County Alumni X-Country Run FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 27, 11am, registration ; 11:30am kids run; 12pm, run begins
WHERE: Bear Mountain State Park, Route 9W North, Bear Mountain , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Race this 3 mile x-country run, plus kids run! WANT TO GO?
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Breakfast (or Brunch) with Santa

WHEN: Nov. 27 - Dec. 19, Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm **ONLY 9am-12pm on 11/28**
WHERE: Krucker's, 81 Call Hollow Road, Pomona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Have breakfast with Santa or breakfast for lunch with Santa. Enjoy live music, tons of Christmas decorations and displays, and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus! WANT TO GO? $35; $18 kids ages 3-12. 845-354-9832.
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Christmas in the Pearl Room

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 28, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Saloon , 45-49 West Central Avenue, Pearl River, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Have brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus! There will be balloons, glitter tattoos, and a professional photographer there, too. Plus, special guests Elsa & Anna!

WANT TO GO? $35. 845-735-5300.
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A Jolly Holiday: Celebrating Disney's Broadway Hits

WHEN: Dec. 1 - Jan. 2, See website for schedule
WHERE: Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the holidays with some of Broadway’s brightest stars performing hits from Disney’s biggest Broadway shows in this festive concert. WANT TO GO? $36-$98. 973-376-4343.
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We love weekends because they allow us to spend quality time with our kids, whether with a fun day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination or a family day of fun that's close to home in Rockland County or Bergen County, NJ. There’s lots to do this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more, so you're sure to find the perfect thing to do with your family in Rockland or Bergen this weekend. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (in-person and virtual) events happening in and around Rockland County, including family fun in Nanuet, Haverstraw, Garnerville, Nyack, Warwick, Palisades, Montgomery, New City, and West Nyack, as well as awesome family fun in Bergen County, NJ, including things to do in Hillsdale, Paramus, Englewood, Ramsey, and nearby Jersey City. Browse our calendar for hundreds of things to do each month, and check out our weekend roundups for WestchesterLong IslandManhattanBrooklyn, and Queens!

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