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Where Can Kids Eat Free Today?

November 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2019

New Jersey restaurants NJ United States
Free
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Help for parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for where kids can eat free today.

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Museums and Attractions with Free Admission Today

November 16
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New Jersey NJ United States
Free
Free Places to Visit in NJ

Help for parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for where they can take kids for free today.

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8:00 am

Morris Township Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until December 1, 2019

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave
Morris Township, NJ United States
Free

Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, December 1 Scarecrows in the Garden Take a stroll through the gardens to see dozens of ghoulish, whimsical, and colorful scarecrows. If you’ve made your own and dropped it off, see your work of art showcased. Time: 8 a.m. - Sunset. Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris...

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8:30 am

Kip Center’s Annual Festival of Trees

November 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Kip Center, 55 Kip Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070 United States
Free

FESTIVAL OF TREES IS HAPPENING NOW! Beautiful Trees and Wreaths are designed by Kip Supporters including local merchants, non-profit organizations, artists and children! 8:30am to 4:00pm - Tuesdays to Saturdays until December 13th! (closed November 27, 28, 29)

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9:00 am

Discovery Saturdays – Summit

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 16, 2019

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ United States
$5

Make a discovery at the Arboretum and enjoy a unique family experience. Drop by the Stackhouse Education Center, any time between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, on Saturdays for an interactive exploration of nature. Each week, discover a new plant, animal, or environmental topic through experiments, stories, games, and crafts. Borrow an Arboretum backpack loaded...

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Magnolia Station Train Show

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Magnolia Community Hall, 425 W. Brooke Avenue
Magnolia, NJ 08049 United States
Free

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019 9:00 am to 2:00 pm DOOR PRIZES EVERY HALF HOUR MODEL RAILROAD and TOY TRAIN SALES ALL GAUGES, and Pictures and Documents OPERATING MODEL RAILROAD LAYOUTS ADMISSION: $5.00 PER PERSON ADULT $3.00 PER STUDENT (11 – 13) CHILDEN UNDER 10 FREE WITH AN ADULT Location: The Magnolia Community Hall 425 W....

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Atlantic County 4-H Model Railroad Club Open House

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

Atlantic County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3210 Rt 50
South Egg Harbor, NJ 08330 United States
Free

November 16 & 17, 2019 Saturday 9 am– 4 pm Sunday 9 am—3 pm Featuring: 4-H HO Modular Layout NJ Southern NTRAK Modular Layout Combined TTRAK Layout Vendors: New & Used Merchandise Free Admission & Open to Public - Snacks & Refreshments Available Contact John at 609-517-8849 for more info.   For more information about...

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10:00 am

Saturday Fun at Howell Living History Farm

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane
Lambertville, NJ 08530 United States
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Free

All events are held at Howell Living History Farm on Saturdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Schedule: Sept 14 - Canning and Storytelling Visit the farmhouse where help is needed canning and pickling cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage and other crops grown in the kitchen garden. Sample the results and take home recipes and other secrets that you...

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Weekend Story Time in Montville at Montville Library

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Montville Library, 90 Horseneck Road
Montville, NJ 07045 United States
Free

Weekend Story Time - Saturdays at 10:30am and Sundays at 1:00pm. Come down for a story and craft!

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Babies’ Playgroup at Voorhees Library

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until January 25, 2020

Voorhees Library, 203 Laurel Rd
Voorhees Township,, NJ 08043
Free

Play with new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming. Ages 1-17 months.

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Franklin Lego Club

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Littell Community Center, 10-12 Munsonhurst Road
Franklin, NJ United States
$1

Saturday, November 16th 10-11am $1 /F/H/H residents; $2 non-residents Please call prior to sign up

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Santa’s Spectacular Holiday Celebration at Deptford Mall

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Deptford Mall, 1750 Deptford Center Road
Deptford, NJ 08096 United States
Free

Enjoy our annual mall-wide festive holiday parade and the official opening of Santa HQ! Music by the Atlantic Brass Band Live Entertainment Strolling Holiday Characters Grand Balloon Blizzard Drop Children’s Activities Fun Holiday Giveaways Guest Appearance from ‘The Grinch’ Photos & visits with Santa will begin at the conclusion of the official opening of Santa...

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Patcong Valley Railroad Train Show

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 19, 2020

Patcong Valley Model Railroad, 1315 US-40
Richland, NJ 08350 United States
Free
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Details about the Patcong Valley Railroad Train Show and open house happening for the holiday 2017-2018 season.

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Round Valley Rocks at Round Valley Recreation Area

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Round Valley Recreation Area, 1220 Lebanon-Stanton Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833-3115 United States
$1

Round Valley Rocks 10 a.m. to Noon Fee: $3.00 for ages 12 and up, $1.00 for ages 6 to 11. Round Valley Recreation Area South Parking Lot (first right after the toll booth) (908) 236-6355 Note: Why are the Highlands high, and the Valley low? Take a short hike on two of our trails, see...

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Michael’s Kids Club

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

$3

Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 ages 3 -5, $5 ages 6 and up PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 10 AM - 12 PM Nov 16: Ages 3 and up...

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10:30 am

Family Story Time at Hackettstown Library

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 16, 2019

One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

Hackettstown Library, 110 Church St
Hackettstown, NJ United States
Free

Children of all ages and their families are invited to join us once a month for fun stories! This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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Story Time Events at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on November 23, 2019 at 10:30 am

Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
Free

Story Time Dates - Sept 28 Oct 12 Nov 16 Nov 23 Find out more about Watchung Booksellers - taken from a JFF article. Watchung Booksellers Story Time Attending book readings with my two children in tow has always been challenging until I walked through the doors of Watchung Booksellers on Fairfield Street in Montclair. ...

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Art for Families at Princeton University Art Museum

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 23, 2019

Princeton University Art Museum Princeton, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets...

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Story Time and Craft at the Longport Library

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Longport Public Library, 2305 Atlantic Avenue
Longport, NJ 08403 United States
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Free

Join us at the Longport branch of the Atlantic County Library every Saturday at 10:30am for our weekly Storytime and Craft! This event takes no longer than an hour, and does not require registration.

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11:00 am

Diggerland Winterfest

Winterfest ~ Winter Festivals at Diggerland

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2019

One event on December 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 26, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

Diggerland USA 100 Pinedge Court
West Berlin, NJ 08091 United States
$29.95

Weekends starting November 2 and select dates in December, join Diggerland USA for the Annual Winterfest at Diggerland!  They'll be having some festive foods, entertainment, and activities to celebrate the holidays!     An on-going Winter Festival:  Your membership or a general admission ticket grants you access to all your favorite rides and heavy machinery attractions. Plus,...

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Toddlers’ Playgroup at Voorhees Library

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Voorhees Library, 203 Laurel Rd
Voorhees Township,, NJ 08043
Free

Ages 18 - 36 months Play with new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming

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Story Time in Scotch Plains

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Scotch Plains Library, 1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ United States
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Free

October Dates: 10/19: Join us for this apple themed storytime and craft 10/26: Show up in costume to this Halloween themed storytime and craft! November Dates: 11/2: Join us for an owl themed storytime, followed by a related craft. 11/9: Fall into this storytime featuring leaves and followed by a related craft. 11/16: Join us...

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Story Time at Words Maplewood’s Bookstore

November 16 @ 11:00 am
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One event on November 2, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

Words Maplewood’s Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave
Maplewood, NJ 07040 United States
Free

“FOR KIDS & THEIR ADULTS” Exciting stories are read by staff and occasionally local and nationally recognized children’s authors make guest appearances!  Check our event calendar for details on upcoming authors. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult.     For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the event...

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Toddler Play Group at Bogota Library

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Bogota Library, 375 Larch Ave
Bogota, NJ United States
Free

Toddlers, Toys, and Fun! Give your young child the opportunity to interact with peers while socializing with other parents. It’s fun for everyone! No registration required.  

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Story Time for Kids at words! Asbury Park

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
words! Asbury Park, 623 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 United States
Free

Story Time for kids with Emmanuella Macri, author of "Older" Come to a story time with Emmanuella Macri, author of Older, at the store. All kids are welcome with a caretaker....FREE!! The Book: Lily dreams of being older, but is growing up all she thinks it will be? Parents and children alike can relate to...

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Barnes and Noble Statewide Story Time

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

Free

      Barnes & Noble's Upcoming Events for Kids Keep this list handy as we will be updating it monthly. While these events should be happening at all Barnes & Nobles stores unless noted otherwise we do recommend you do check with your local store to confirm. Storytime and Activities Featuring Jack Frost vs. the...

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Teddy Bear Urgent Care at AFC Urgent Care in Cedar Grove

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
AFC Urgent Care – Cedar Grove, 480 Pompton Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 United States
Free

Bring the whole family with their stuffed toy animals to enjoy learning and discovering that doctors are not scary after all. Children are invited to bring their Teddy Bears or other special stuffed animals to AFC. Children will get to register their stuffed animals and interact in a Vitals station, a BooBoo station, and a...

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Pirate and Princess Day at the Cape May Park and Zoo

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cape May County Park/Zoo, 707 Route US 9 N
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 United States
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Free

Saturday, November 16, 2019 Bring your Princess and Pirates for a day at the Zoo. Special plans for a fun-filled day include; Disney Trivia, Character Crowd Interaction, Photo Opportunities, Scavenger Hunt, Princess & Pirate Crafts, Games and a real Coronation Ceremony with your favorite Disney Princesses. Don't forget to dress up as your favorite Princess,...

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Saturday Play Day at Belleville Library

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2019

Belleville Library, 221 Washington Ave
Belleville, NJ United States
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Free

It’s free play on Saturdays, with board games and Legos.

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1:00 pm

Free Admission Days at The West Milford Museum

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

West Milford Museum, 1477 Union Valley Road
West Milford, NJ United States
Free

Situated in the heart of the New Jersey Highlands, the Township of West Milford offers a welcome respite from the hectic pace of the metropolitan area. The WEST MILFORD MUSEUM site is located in the center of this large Township, at 1477 UNION VALLEY ROAD, and contains numerous records of the Township's development through the...

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Michaels Make Break

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

Free

Join Michaels for a free (or low cost) make break! October 12 - Make Break Halloween Shirts, Pumpkin Cookie Decorating and Spooky Halloween Painting October 19 - Halloween Slime November 2 - Christmas Ornaments November 9 - Mini Tree Decorations November 16 - Holiday Wreath December 7 - Gingerbread House  

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Demonstrations at Historic Longstreet Farm

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Longstreet Farm, 44 Longstreet Rd
Holmdel, NJ 07733 United States
Free

Cookstove Demonstration     Saturdays, November 9 & 23 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.    Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.   Saturday, January 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.   Saturday, February 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.    See what the farm staff is cooking on the wood-fired stove. Discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s....

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Weekend Events at Historic Walnford in Upper Freehold

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on February 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Historic Walnford, Walnford Road
Allentown, NJ United States
Free

A One Horse Open Sleigh Selfie   Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17 from 1-4 p.m.    We provide a pretty little red sleigh with jingle bells, and a variety of historical styled hats, bonnets and scarves for you to create a “Currier & Ives” style photo against a backdrop of green holly. You provide the...

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3:00 pm

Chess Club at Galloway Library

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Galloway Library, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
Free

Open to all ages. The chess club is meant to foster scholar's intellectual growth while having fun. We will be playing chess and holding club tournaments. Members will not only be able to interact with one another through learning the game, but will be able to coach each other into becoming better chess players. If...

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5:00 pm

Santa’s Arrival and Parade at Bass Pro Shop in Atlantic City

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bass Pro Shops, 30 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
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Free

Please join us as Santa arrives November 16th at 5:00! Santa winds his way down Arctic Ave. arriving at Bass Pro Shops in Atlantic City on a boat! We will be celebrating with hot chocolate, cookies. At 6:00 Santa will be lighting our beautiful Christmas tree with thousands of lights while we sing Christmas Carols....

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6:00 pm

The Polar Express Event in Brick

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brick Township Civic Plaza, 270 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, NJ United States
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$5

For Brick Twp Boys and Girls in Grades K-4 accompanied by an adult. Come join us for an evening of fun and a showing of the holiday favorite The Polar Express. Each family will receive 1 family picture with Sant Claus. Crafts, light snacks, melted snow (water) are included.  The event will be held on...

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7:30 pm

Medieval Times New Jersey DISCOUNT TICKETS

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Sunday and Friday, repeating until February 29, 2020

One event on October 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on November 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Medieval Times, 149 Polito Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 United States
$37 – $54
Boys cheering on the knights at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in New Jersey photo credit Jersey Family Fun

Get the lowest price on tickets to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournaments in New Jersey. It's a family-friendly themed dinner and show with medieval knights, horses and a queen in North Jersey.

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