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10:00 am

Santa’s Wonderland – Bass Pro Shop Atlantic City

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2020

Bass Pro Shops, 30 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
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Free

Details about photos with Santa in Atlantic City at Bass Pro Shops.

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11:00 am

The Barron Arts Center’s Holiday Model Train Show in Woodbridge 2020

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 30, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 27, 2020

Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ United States
Free
Christmas train displays in New Jersey

Details about the Barron Arts Holiday Train Show with Christmas trains on display in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

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4:00 pm

Rahway Christmas Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland Pop-Up Series 2020

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

Rahway Train Station Plaza, 40 E Milton Ave
Rahway, NJ United States
Free

Details about a weekly Winter Wonderland event in Rahway for the holidays.

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4:30 pm

Tuckerton Seaport Holiday Boat Rides

December 4 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 14, 2020

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum, 120 West Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ 08087 United States
$12.50
Tuckerton Seaport Holiday Boat Ride picture

Tuckerton Seaport Holiday Boat Rides on the Tuckerton Creek   Get in the holiday spirit out on the water! Join the Seaport Captain and Tour Guide for a 50 minute guided boat ride on Tuckerton Creek. Learn about how holidays have been celebrated locally for over 100 years. Hear about how a Tuckerton tree once...

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5:00 pm

Woodcliff Lake Christmas Tree Lighting 2020

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ONLINE EVENT NJ United States
Free

2020 Update from the Borough of Woodcliff Lake Facebook Page PSA: In light of the uptick of new COVID-19 cases, new regulations taking effect, and out of an abundance of caution, we are moving the Borough's holiday events virtual. Please be advised only a handful of invited individuals will be allowed to attend. The events...

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New Brunswick Christmas Tree Lighting POSTPONED 2020

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monument Square New Brunswick, NJ United States
Free

ATTENTION! New Brunswick Annual Tree Lighting - 2020 is POSTPONED!! New Brunswick City Center invites the entire community to celebrate the holidays in New Brunswick this season! Join us for the annual holiday festivities and lighting of the 26-foot Tree, Friday, December 4 at Monument Square Park. Admission is FREE so bring the whole family.

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Hamilton Christmas Live at GraceWay Bible Church 2020

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 20, 2020

One event on December 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Graceway Bible Church, 1934 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ United States
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Free

Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2020 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm each night An all new experience with Christmas Live Drive! Thousands of guests have visited over the years to explore the Christmas story and we are thrilled to present the annual event as...

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Boonton Drive Thru Christmas Lights at Brookhollow Barnyard

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until December 31, 2020

Brookhollow’s Barnyard, 301 Rockaway Valley
Boonton, NJ 07005 United States
$20

Boonton Drive Thru Christmas Lights at Brookhollow Barnyard - Nov 27th to Dec 31st Tickets can be purchased on our website the day beforehand at 10am. Cost is $20 per car. Tickets are 30 minute time intervals from 5pm to 9pm and due to the Christmas tree being a 9 minute sequence, there will not...

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Newton Holiday Tree Lighting

December 4 @ 5:00 pm
Town of Newton Newton, NJ United States
Free

TICKETS ARE NOW REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT! Join for the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting!  The festivities will take place in two separate 1-hour session. The first session begins at 5:30 p.m. and the second session begins at 6:30 p.m. The festivities include: DJ Refreshments (Individually wrapped cookies with boxed juice and boxed milk) Socially-Distanced pictures...

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5:30 pm

Historic Smithville Christmas Light Show 2020

December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 4, 2021

Historic Smithville and the Village Greene, 1 N New York Rd
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
Free
New Jersey Christmas Lights

Details and schedule for the Christmas lights show in Historic Smithville, New Jersey.

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Uptown Bayonne Christmas Tree Lighting 2020

December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dr. Morris Park, 47th St & Broadway
Bayonne, NJ United States
Free

12/4/2020 Third Ward Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony   Location: Dr. Morris Park - 47th Street & Broadway Time: 5:30 PM This event will be live-streamed.

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Where Can I see Christmas Lights Tonight in New Jersey?

December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until January 1, 2021

Free – $30

We are so glad you asked. There are Christmas lights and holiday displays to see all across New Jersey EVERY night.    Visit our guide of New Jersey Christmas Lights and Holiday Displays to find the closest Christmas lights to you as well as ones worth driving a little further for.   We include the...

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6:00 pm

Hawthorne Tree Lighting 2020

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Borough Hall Hawthorne, NJ 07506 United States
Free

Tree Lighting - Tentative due to Covid-19 Restrictions Friday, December 4 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm From the mayor of Hawthorne: We have turned our tree lighting into a Holiday Drive-By Parade. The tree lighting itself will be livestreamed on the Borough’s Facebook page. We have invited families in their vehicles to gather behind...

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Drive Through the Christmas Story in Old Bridge 2020

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Sayre Woods Bible Church, 2290 US Highway 9
Old Bridge, NJ United States
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Free

Drive Through the Christmas Story in Old Bridge 2020 One of New Jersey’s most cherished holiday traditions for 35 years! The true meaning of the season comes to life from the comfort of your car. You will drive through scenes of the birth and life of our Savior Jesus Christ with live Bible characters and...

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Uptown Pitman Christmas in the Park with Santa 2020

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

Ballard Park Pitman, NJ 08071 United States
Free

Visit Santa in Ballard Park this holiday season! Santa returns this year every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night - arriving November 28th and flying back to the North Pole on December 19th. Head to Uptown Pitman for dinner, a cocktail or brew, a pottery night, or some amazing local shopping - then head into the...

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Clinton Guild Christmas Parade 2020

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clinton Clinton, NJ United States
Free

Annual Clinton Christmas Parade Annual Christmas Parade (drive thru town only parade) - Friday, December 4: 6:00pm - 9:00pm  

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Wall Township Christmas Tree Lighting 2020

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wall Township Municipal Building Wall, NJ United States
Free

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 6:00pm Bring the family for an evening of fun and a special visit with Santa Clause! For more information please call the Wall Recreation Department at: 732-449-8444 ext. 2251  

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Union Township Christmas Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland Weekend – Santa ZOOMS to Union 2020 – Virtual

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT NJ United States
Free

Santa ZOOMS to Union In efforts to keep our community safe, the Township will be hosting a virtual Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival this year, airing on Facebook and local Channel 34 on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 7 pm!   This year Santa has a big problem and needs our help. Tune in...

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Cedar Grove Christmas Tree Lighting – Virtual & Drive Thru Event 2020

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on December 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Cedar Grove Municipal Building, 525 Pompton Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ United States
Free

  Cedar Grove Virtual Tree Lighting December 4, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC-10 Join the Mayor & Council for a virtual Holiday Message and Tree Lighting. Learn more at https://cedargrovenj.org/event/annual-tree-lighting-2/.   Cedar Grove Drive Thru Christmas Tree Viewing Event Saturday, December 5th, 2020 Municipal Building- 525 Pompton Ave- Center Fire Co. Join Cedar...

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Ridgewood Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2020

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Memorial Park- Ridgewood, E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ United States
Free

Please join  for the tradition of Ridgewood as we share in Downtown for the holidays... *THERE WILL BE NO STAGE, NO FLIPPING OF THE SWITCH.... but the tree will be glowing with lights.. Friday, December 4, 2020, 6-8PM Due to the COVID-19 and the safety for our Village, -you can park your car in the...

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6:30 pm

Drive In Movies in Vineland at the Delsea Drive In

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on December 5, 2020 at 5:15 pm

Delsea Drive In Movie Theatre, 2203 South Delsea Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360 United States
$11

Details about the Delsea Drive In movie schedule.

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Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Wildwood Recreation Center, 10th and Central Avenues
North Wildwood, NJ 08260 United States
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Free

Parade registration/check-in begins at 5 p.m. at the North Wildwood Recreation Center, 10th and Central Avenues, North Wildwood. Parade lines up along Central Avenue and steps off 16th Ave at 6:30 pm! Awards will be announced for floats and decorated business lighting contest. Tree lighting to follow awards ceremony at 7:30 pm at Byrne Plaza....

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