Follow us!
 
🍁 Download the Fall Family Fun Guide Today! 🍁

Get the Best Fall Activities Sent to you Weekly!

Things To Do Today



Check out all these great family and kid friendly activities and things to do today here in Rockland and nearby. Do you want to get great family events delivered to you weekly? Sign-up here for great activity ideas sent to you weekly. If you have an event to post on Rockland Parent calendar submit it now. You can see more fun things to do if you like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.


Looking for day trips or outings. Check them out.

Cost
Choose Your Interests
Search Venues

5 Mile Turkey Trot for The Marisa Fund

  • Nov. 25, 2021, 8:30am
  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • 299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage
  • All Ages
  • $40; $30 RRR members; $25 Senior 65 and older

Have a truly memorable running experience while raising money for a good cause. 

Learn more about this event

Highlights Tour

  • Nov. 06, 2021 - Nov. 28, 2021 , Saturdays and Sundays, 1-2pm
  • Storm King Art Center
  • Old Pleasant Hill Road, Mountainville
  • All Ages
  • Free with parking. Parking price is based on amount of passengers in car starting at $25 for the first person

See the best of Storm King on a walking tour of this outdoor museum. 

Learn more about this event

Orangetown Suffragist Exhibit

  • Sep. 10, 2020 - Dec. 28, 2021 , Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm; Sundays 1-4pm
  • Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives
  • 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The fight for American women to get the right to vote was fought on many fronts - including Orangetown. Learn about this fascinating movement ...

Learn more about this event

Santa Pictures at South Court

  • Nov. 19, 2021 - Dec. 21, 2021 , Mondays-Saturdays, 10:15am-8pm
  • Paramus Park
  • 700 Paramus Park, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

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...

Learn more about this event

Santa Photos

  • Nov. 22, 2021 - Dec. 24, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • Bergen Town Center
  • Route 4 East & Forest Avenue , Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

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

...

Learn more about this event

Book Your Photo Session With Santa!

  • Nov. 18, 2021 - Dec. 24, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • Palisades Center
  • 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages available starting at $39.99

Welcome Santa to Palisades Center with a dance party, giveaways, activities, and more! The event will feature Sephora, Great American Cookies, and ...

Learn more about this event

'Tis the Season for Photos with Santa

  • Nov. 18, 2021 - Dec. 24, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • The Shops at Riverside
  • 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

The ultimate holiday tradition is back: Photos with Santa! 

...

Learn more about this event

Photos with Santa

  • Nov. 12, 2021 - Dec. 24, 2021 , Monday-Saturday, 11am-8pm
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza
  • One Garden State Plaza, Paramus
  • All Ages
  • Photo packages start at $39.99

Ho ho ho! Santa is back at Westfield GSP and invites families to enjoy the time-honored tradition of capturing holiday photos with him.

Learn more about this event

Holiday Light Spectacular

  • Nov. 19, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2021 , 5-9pm, weekends through 12/6, nightly starting 12/7, closed 12/24 and 12/25
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
  • All Ages
  • Donations recommended

Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal character...

Learn more about this event

Peace, Love & Lights Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show

  • Nov. 19, 2021 - Jan. 02, 2022 , Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5-9pm; Fridays-Sundays: 5-10pm
  • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • 200 Hurd Road, Bethel
  • All Ages
  • $23.75-$35 per car

Experience the Bethel Woods grounds from the comfort of your car: just turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow.

Learn more about this event

Magic of Lights

  • Nov. 19, 2021 - Jan. 02, 2022 , Sundays-Thursdays 5-10 pm; Fridays-Saturdays, 5-11pm
  • PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Exit 116, Garden State Pkwy., Holmdel
  • All Ages
  • $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

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! 

Learn more about this event

Lightshow & Christmas Village

  • Nov. 24, 2021 - Jan. 09, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Skylands Stadium
  • 94 Championship Place, Augusta
  • All Ages
  • $29 per car for light show; free admission to Christmas Village

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.

Learn more about this event

Orchard of Lights

  • Nov. 23, 2021 - Jan. 09, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Demarest Farms
  • 244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
  • All Ages
  • $35 per car

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.

Learn more about this event

Holiday in the Park

  • Nov. 13, 2021 - Jan. 02, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
  • All Ages
  • Starting at $24.99

 Holiday in the Park will shine brighter than ever with millions of glittering lights, festive foods, thrilling, new rides, and holiday entertainment. 

Learn more about this event

Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience

  • Nov. 15, 2021 - Jan. 09, 2022 , See website for schedule
  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
  • All Ages
  • Starting at $14.99

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!

Learn more about this event

Xpedition Dino

  • Sep. 10, 2021 - Nov. 30, 2021 , See website for schedule
  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $19.99 per person

This prehistoric adventure features 30 life-sized dinosaurs with realistic movement and sound.

Learn more about this event

Ramsey Farmers' Market

  • Aug. 01, 2021 - Nov. 28, 2021 , First Sunday of Each Month, 9am-2pm
  • Ramsey Farmers' Market
  • Erie Plaza train station 2 West Main St., Ramsey
  • All Ages
  • Admission and parking is free, prices vary for goods

Ramsey Farmers' Market open year round on Sundays! Double your pleasure on the first Sunday of each month (Sept-Nov) as the popular Vegan Corne...

Learn more about this event

PAW Patrol: Adventure Play

  • Sep. 22, 2021 - May. 01, 2022 , Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • At the door: $29.99; $24.99 ages 2-12; In advance: $27.99; $22.99 ages 2-12

Join the pups of PAW Patrol to answer every yelp for help and make daring rescues.

Learn more about this event