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Where Can Kids Eat Free Today?

December 2
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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
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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

December 2
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New Jersey NJ United States
Free
Free Places to Visit in NJ

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9:00 am

Family Christmas photo with santa at HGTV Santa HQ at the Freehold Raceway Mall

Santa Photos at the Freehold Raceway Mall HGTV’s Santa HQ

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until December 23, 2019

One event on December 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 24, 2019 at 11:00 am

Freehold Raceway Mall 3710 U.S. 9
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
Free

Details about photos with Santa at the Freehold Raceway Mall HGTV Santa HQ experience.

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10:30 am

Toddler Sing-Along at Mendham Borough Library

December 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until December 23, 2019

Mendham Borough Library, 10 Hilltop Road
Mendham, NJ 07945 United States

MONDAYS @ 10:30-11:30AM Join Ms. Tina and friends for singing, dancing, crafting and games.       For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the event organizer listed in the organizer area of this event listing. 

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11:00 am

Arts and Crafts at the Union City Library

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until January 27, 2020

Union City Library, 324 43rd St
Union City, NJ United States
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Free

ARTS & CRAFTS September- June MONDAYS 11:00 AM

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

December 2 @ 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, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2019

Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ United States
Free

Barron Arts Center Holiday Model Train Show Exhibit   Featuring the set-up and design of Mike Gelesky, Nov 30—Dec 30, 2019(CLOSED DEC 25) Exhibit Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11am-4pm ~ Sat. & Sun 2pm-4pm For more details click over to read our article about the Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show.  

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12:00 pm

Gaudio’s “G” Boys Animation Wonderland

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 22, 2019

One event on December 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

McNaughton’s Garden Center, 351 Kresson Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 United States
$4

Bring your family for the most magical of holiday happenings in South Jersey! Relive the memories from your childhood and make new ones with your kids in the ALL NEW "G Boys" Animation Wonderland at our Cherry Hill garden center! Plus, there will be Santa photos (see our event listing for specific times) and starting...

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Spring Lake Christmas Train Village

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until January 1, 2020

Spring Lake Chamber, 313 Washington Ave
Spring Lake, NJ United States
Free

THE SPRING LAKE CHRISTMAS TRAIN VILLAGE 11/30/19 THROUGH 1/1/20 12P-5P at 313 Washington Ave

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An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit at the Carroll Gallery

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until January 1, 2020

Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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Free

AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT Nov. 22-Jan. 1, 2020 The wonders of the season come to life in “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: Holiday Traditions through the Years,” at the Carroll Gallery in the Physick Estate Carriage House. Experience a breathtaking exhibit of holiday traditions complete with a giant Christmas tree, a Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic...

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Atlantic City Holiday Musical Light Show in the Tropicana Quarter

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until December 27, 2019

Tropicana Atlantic City, 2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6338 United States
Free

The free Holiday Musical Light Show features a 35-foot ornately decorated tree with festive lights synchronized to the sights and sounds of the season. Daily shows begin Thursday, November 21 through Friday, December 27, presented every hour on the hour starting at noon. Enjoy a celebratory 15th Anniversary dessert as well as samples from A’dam...

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1:00 pm

Free Movies for Teens in Bergenfield at Bergenfield Library

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 30, 2019

Bergenfield Library, 50 W Clinton Ave
Bergenfield, NJ 07621 United States
Free

Come in and hang out afterschool to watch some great films! Every week is viewers' choice. For Grades 6 - 12. No registration required. 

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Maker Space at Hoboken Library

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until January 13, 2020

Hoboken Library, 500 Park Ave
Hoboken, NJ United States
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Free

Please come have fun and learn how to make buttons, key chains, magnets and lots more. We have a virtual reality headset, 3D printer and a variety of other creative activities. New devices almost every month!  Ages 5 and up only please. 

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Trees of Christmas Display at America’s Keswick in Whiting

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2019

America’s Keswick, 601 Route 530
Whiting, NJ 08759 United States
Free

Trees of Christmas Display November 29th – December 23th, 2019 | Monday – Saturday, 1pm – 5pm (Closed Sundays) Come and celebrate the season of Christmas with our spectacular tree display at America’s Keswick. Gather the kids, the folks, and your friends and walk around the fantastical tree display we have set up in our Fireside room…...

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3:00 pm

Santa Land – Denville

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 23, 2019

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

Denville Post Office, Clark St.
Denville, NJ United States
Free

Dates: Monday, December 2 - Monday, December 23 Times: Weekdays, from 3pm - 7pm, Weekends from 1pm - 6pm Updates will be listed on their Facebook Page Santa Land is located across from the Denville Post Office on Clark Street. You can call 973-551-0745 for more information.

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3:30 pm

Makerspace Monday/Tutor Time in Camden at Ferry Avenue Library

December 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

Ferry Avenue Branch Library, 852 Ferry Ave.
Camden, NJ 08104 United States
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Free

Make use of our new Mini-Makerspace items, including Lego robotics, Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits, the Makey-Makey, and LittleBits. Runs concurrently with Tutor Time, where children and teens can get free homework help and nutritious snacks.

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Jingle: A Musical Holiday Spectacular at The Tropicana Atlantic City

December 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

One event on December 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Tropicana Atlantic City, 2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6338 United States
$10

The Tropicana showroom is transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland with our family-friendly holiday show, Jingle. Witness grace and glamour as dancers twirl across the stage in dazzling costumes to holiday classics performed by live singers. Tickets are $10 for children (16 and under) and $30 for adults. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees and can...

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4:00 pm

Lego Club at the Deptford Library

December 2 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 30, 2019

Deptford Free Public Library, 670 Ward Drive
Deptford, NJ 08096
Free

Open to children of all ages, children under 12 yrs of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+).  We provide the LEGOs and children can build whatever they want and display their creations in our display case in the children's area. No registration is required.   For more information about the Lego Club at...

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5:00 pm

Hoboken Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ United States
Free

Christmas Tree Lighting - 2019 Monday, Dec. 2nd, 5pm - Live performance by Elvis the Elf, local school children choirs and special appearance with meet & greet Mr. & Mrs. Claus. All leading up to the lighting of our Christmas Tree in from our Municipal Building.

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Hopewell Borough Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hopewell Municipal Grounds Hopewell, NJ 08560 United States + Google Map
Free

Join us for the annual tree lighting! Festivities will begin at 5pm with card writing for our favorite soldiers or favorite holiday character inside the Municipal Building. Tree lighting will be at 6pm. Refreshments will be available after the tree lighting.

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Bloomfield Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bloomfield Town Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza
Bloomfield, NJ United States
Free

We hope to see everyone at our Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in front of Town Hall on Monday, December 2nd. We will have caroling, hot chocolate, cookies and a special appearance by Santa! We have added several new attractions including movies on our 16' outdoor screen as well as a 32' x 60' synthetic ice...

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5:30 pm

Historic Smithville Christmas Light Show

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until January 6, 2020

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

Date: Thursday, November 28 - Monday, January 06 Venue: Lake Meone at Historic Smithville and the Village Greene From dark (5:30pm) to 8:30pm...Enjoy popular songs of the Holiday Season synchronized with a dazzling Christmas tree light show sure to get you in the Holiday spirit. Over 120 Christmas Trees constructed from over 50,000 Christmas lights, magically float on Lake Meone in the center...

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The Blight’s B-Lighted Christmas Light Display in Williamstown

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 22, 2019

One event on December 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 31, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on January 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Blight’s B-Lighted Christmas, 1128 Lafayette Street
Williamstown, NJ 08094 United States
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Free

This will be our 9th year of the light show,We have been featured on KTLA Fritz Holiday Light's 2012 and on Fritz Best Light's List and Redlands Daily Facts and Redlands Buzz and About Redlands.com in California. Thank you for all who do show up and help out. All donations are excepted. We are now...

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6:00 pm

Phillipsburg Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Visit

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shappell Park Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 United States
Free

Monday, December 2, 2019  -  6:00pm to 9:00pm Join the Town of Phillipsburg New Jersey & Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce for this beloved holiday celebration! The Phillipsburg Tree Lighting & Santa Visit is free annual community event hosted in downtown Phillipsburg. Residents enjoy free hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, holiday crafts, carolers, dancers, a winter coat drive,...

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Elizabeth 2nd Ward Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2 @ 6:00 pm
Washington Park- Elizabeth, Lidgerwood Ave
Elizabeth, NJ United States
Free

2nd Ward Holiday Tree Lighting 2019 Monday, December 2 6:00pm at Washington Park Come down to the 2nd Ward Tree Lighting - there will be fun for the whole family!

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Old Tappan Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 2 @ 6:00 pm
Old Tappan Borough Hall, 227 Old Tappan Road
Old Tappan, NJ United States
Free

December 2nd at 6:00pm at the Borough Hall Meeting with Santa at the Firehouse immediately following

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Waretown Christmas Tree Lighting at Waretown Branch Library

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Waretown Library Waretown, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Celebrate the holidays at our annual Holiday Tree Lighting, featuring songs by the Waretown School choir. Hosted by the Friends of the Waretown Library.

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7:00 pm

Somerdale Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2 @ 7:00 pm
Somerdale Borough Hall Somerdale, NJ United States
Free

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is Monday, December 2nd at 7 pm at Borough Hall. There will be a special guest visiting from the North Pole!   For more information about this event, please visit the link listed here or the event organizer listed in the organizer area of this event listing.

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West Milford Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2 @ 7:00 pm
West Milford City Hall, 1480 Union Valley Road
West Milford, NJ United States
Free

Annual Tree Lighting -  December 2 - 7:00pm at Town Hall

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Jingle: A Musical Holiday Spectacular at The Tropicana Atlantic City

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

One event on December 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Tropicana Atlantic City, 2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6338 United States
$10

The Tropicana showroom is transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland with our family-friendly holiday show, Jingle. Witness grace and glamour as dancers twirl across the stage in dazzling costumes to holiday classics performed by live singers. Tickets are $10 for children (16 and under) and $30 for adults. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees and can...

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