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Photos with Santa

  • Nov. 11, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm; **CLOSED THANKSGIVING**
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza
  • One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

‘Tis the season for pics with St. Nick. Don’t miss out capturing merry pics with Santa. Pre-booking your Santa Magic photo experience in encouraged...

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Santa Paws

  • Nov. 14, 2022 - Dec. 19, 2022 , Mondays, 4-7pm
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza
  • One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

‘Tis the season for pics with St. Nick. Don’t miss out capturing merry pics with Santa. Pre-booking your Santa Magic photo experience in encouraged...

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Santa at BTC

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , 11am-7pm, daily
  • Bergen Town Center
  • Route 4 East & Forest Avenue, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Santa is coming to Bergen Town Center to take photos with you and your family! Reservations are encouraged. 

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Pictures with Santa

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Paramus Park
  • 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Embark on an enchanted adventure to take pictures with Santa. Join him to create magical memories you and your family will always remember!

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Visit Santa at Palisades Center

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , Mondays-Saturdays, 11am-7pm; Sunday, 12-6-pm; Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th: 10am-4pm
  • Palisades Center
  • 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, it’s time to plan your visit with Santa at Palisades Center! The jolly and joyous gift-giver invites...

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Time to Book Santa Photos at The Shops at Riverside

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • The Shops at Riverside
  • 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Meet Santa and take photos with him for holiday memories you won't want to forget. Reservations highly encouraged. 

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Pet Nights with Santa

  • Nov. 21, 2022 - Dec. 05, 2022 , Mondays, 4-7pm
  • Paramus Park
  • 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Embark on an enchanted adventure to take pictures with Santa. Join him to create magical memories you and your family will always remember!

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Nickelodeon Universe: Nick the Halls

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , Mondays-Thursdays, 12-7pm; Fridays, 12-9pm; Saturdays, 11am-10pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm; 12/26-12/29, 11am-10pm
  • American Dream
  • 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
  • All Ages
  • All access pass starts at $59

Meet your favorite Nick characters, join the dance party, and enjoy a holiday parade all season long.

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Holiday In The Park

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
  • All Ages
  • Starting at $49.99

Millions of glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, and more are returning this holiday season during Holiday...

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Holiday In The Park

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
  • All Ages
  • Starting at $49.99

Millions of glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, and more are returning this holiday season during Holiday...

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Holiday Market

  • Nov. 26, 2022, 10am-4pm
  • Cropsey Community Farm
  • 220 S. Little Tor Rd, New City
  • All Ages
  • $5

Shop this Holiday Market featuring local artisans and crafters! Kids games, food trucks, and even a visit from Santa himself!

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 2pm and 6:30pm
  • Mayo Performing Arts Center
  • 100 South Street, Morristown
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $39-$69

The beloved TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph.

 

 

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Turkey Trot

  • Nov. 27, 2022, 9-11am
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • All Ages
  • $35; $45 day of race

End your Thanksgiving weekend by navigating over roots, rocks and streams, through nearly 400 acres of wetlands and hardwood forest. 

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CANCELED: Game On! @ the VILLAGE BRANCH

  • Nov. 01, 2022 - Nov. 29, 2022 , Tuesdays, 4-5pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main Street, Haverstraw
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

For ages 7 and up. Game On! at the Village - Play video games on the big screen! No registration is required. A limited number of people may be all...

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Tales & Tunes in Spanish & English with Miss Yolanda

  • Nov. 01, 2022 - Nov. 29, 2022 , Tuesdays, 10:30-11am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For walkers under 36 mos. old and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! Registration is open for everyone. Parent/Caregiver part...

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Holiday Bricktacular

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , Fridays-Sundays, 11am-5pm; Open daily from 12/26-12/29, 11am-5pm
  • LEGOLAND New York Resort
  • One Legoland Blvd., Goshen
  • All Ages
  • Admission starts at $67.99

Experience unforgettable seasonal shows, holiday characters, special treats, LEGO® activities, twinkling lights and more during Holidays at LEGOLAND®! 

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Skylands Stadium Light Show and Christmas Village

  • Nov. 23, 2022 - Dec. 30, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Skylands Stadium
  • 94 Championship Place, Augusta
  • All Ages
  • $29; $79 VIP; free admission to Christmas VIllage

Enjoy more than two million dazzling lights on a mile-long drive-through course and a Christmas Village where your family can skate, shop, travel through a walk-thru light tunnel, enjoy games, rides, photo ops, and more!

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Winter WonderLights

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , 5:30-10:30pm, daily
  • Middlesex County Fair Grounds
  • 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
  • All Ages
  • $30 per car

See twelve 20’ trees, 2 tunnels of lights, a tribute to first responders & US Armed Forces and tons of other stunning, larger-than-life holiday themed displays – all synchronized to the music playing in your car! 

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Peace, Love & Lights powered by Healey Brothers

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 01, 2023 , November 25-27; December 1-4, 8-11, and daily December 15-January 1, 2023, 5-10pm
  • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • 200 Hurd Road, Bethel
  • All Ages
  • $25-$35 per car

Turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow to experience a drive through holiday winter lights.

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Tales & Tunes

  • Nov. 07, 2022 - Dec. 19, 2022 , Mondays, 6-6:30pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Branch
  • 10 West Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For walkers under 36 mos. old and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! Registration begins September 19 for HKDPL district resi...

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Holiday Lights

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , Open 5-9pm. See website for exact dates.
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
  • All Ages
  • Donations recommended

Take a winter stroll under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters.

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Orchard of Lights

  • Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 09, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Demarest Farms
  • 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
  • All Ages
  • $35 per car

Drive along 32 acres of brilliant holiday light displays, warm up by the fire pit and enjoy hot cocoa, take pictures with Santa, make your own S’mores, and more.

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Let It Glow a Holiday Lantern Spectacular

  • Nov. 10, 2022 - Jan. 15, 2023 , Thursdays, 4-8pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 4-9pm; Sundays, 4-8pm; Open daily 12/25-1/1
  • Bergen County Zoo
  • 216 Forest Ave. , Paramus
  • All Ages
  • $18; $9 children 3-17; free for children younger than 3

Walk through a dazzling display of larger-than-life, hand-constructed lanterns that celebrate culture, animals, and the warmth of the holidays.

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Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer

  • Sep. 24, 2022 - Jan. 16, 2023 , See website for schedule
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $29.99 for adults and $24.99 ages 2-12

Solve puzzles, navigate mazes, shoot pizza into apartment windows, and more with your favorite green crime fighters!

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Public Ice Skating

  • Nov. 05, 2022 - Mar. 05, 2023 , Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-9:3pm; Sundays, 10am-7:30pm
  • Bear Mountain Ice Rink
  • Bear Mountain Ice Rink State Park, Bear Mountain
  • All Ages
  • $5 admission; $10 skate rental

Bring the family out to enjoy this outdoor ice skating rink located in Bear Mountain State Park in the Lower Hudson Valley.

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Ramsey Farmers' Market

  • May. 01, 2022 - Nov. 27, 2022 , 9am-2pm
  • Ramsey Farmers' Market
  • Erie Plaza train station 2 West Main St., Ramsey
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Browse this non profit "pay it forward" farmers market that features over 50 local farmers and food purveyors.

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Bethel Woods Special Exhibit & Art Fair

  • Apr. 01, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 , 10am-5pm, daily
  • Museum at Bethel Woods
  • 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel
  • All Ages
  • $5

The Museum at Bethel Woods, located on the grounds of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, is excited to announce the opening of its 2022 Special...

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