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Where Can Kids Eat Free Today?

December 4
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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

December 4
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2019

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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8:30 am

Kip Center’s Annual Festival of Trees

December 4 @ 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

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 4 @ 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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10:00 am

Story Time in Manasquan at Booktowne

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Booktowne, 171 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ United States
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Free

Story Time with Miss Jan every week, 10AM on Wednesdays at BookTowne. Perfect for 2-5years old.

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10:30 am

Preschool Story Time at Woodbridge Library

December 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Woodbridge Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza
Woodbridge, NJ 07095 United States
Free

A storytime for children ages 3 to 5 years-old and an accompanying adult, consisting of stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. This program is open to Woodbridge township residents and no registration is required.

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11:00 am

Pre-K Story Time at Bloomfield Library

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 4, 2019

Bloomfield Library, 90 BROAD ST
Bloomfield, NJ 07003 United States
Free

Preschool Stories, Songs, and Crafts with Ms. Cheryl     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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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Paramus

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 4, 2019

Barnes and Noble – Paramus, 765 Route 17 South
Paramus, NJ United States
Free

Join us every Wednesday at 11am for a special Storytime with fun-filled activity or craft in the Children's Department.     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. For information on advertising your events with Jersey Family...

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

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, 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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11:30 am

Musical Mornings at Cliffside Park Library

December 4 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Cliffside Park Library, 505 Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 United States
Free

Musical Mornings with Ms. Fran for ages 3 months- 5 years old. Drop-In!

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12:00 pm

Gaudio’s “G” Boys Animation Wonderland

December 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 Admission Days at Proprietary House

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ United States
Free

Tours of the Museum every Wednesday and Sunday 1pm - 4pm  Completed in 1764, Proprietary House has served as a residence to New Jersey’s last Royal Governor, a stylish hotel, a private mansion, a retirement home, a boarding house, and now a museum. A true survivor, this building has seen war and peace, fire and...

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Trees of Christmas Display at America’s Keswick in Whiting

December 4 @ 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 4 @ 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

Crafternoon at Carlstadt Library

December 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Carlstadt Library, 420 Hackensack St.
Carlstadt, NJ United States
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Free

Kids aged five and up are welcome at this interactive crafting experience! Miss Nina will instruct your child on how to do each craft. Please have your child wear play clothes. Caregivers should attend if the child is under the age of 10.

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Lego Club at Bradley Beach Library

December 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 2020

Bradley Beach Library Bradley Beach, NJ United States
Free

Come build with your friends on our Lego table!     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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Kid’s Crafts at Merchantville Library

December 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Merchantville Library, 120 South Centre Street
Merchantville, NJ 08109
Free

For ages 4-11. Come down to the library between 3:30pm - 4:30pm to make a craft. Each week will have a different craft!  

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4:00 pm

Geology Museum Late Nights – New Brunswick

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2019

Geology Museum New Brunswick, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month between 4 pm and 8 pm at the Geology Museum for our Late Night at the Museum events. Each Late Night consists of activity stations and events related to the night's specific theme, which can range from a wide array of topics that fall under the categories of...

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5:00 pm

Pennsauken Christmas Tree Lighting

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pennsauken Township Municipal Complex, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd.
Pennsauken, NJ United States
Free

Pennsauken Township’s tree lighting ceremony returns on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Township Municipal Complex, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd. The evergreen tree outside of the Municipal Building is already ornately decorated for the holidays; and this year’s event has a “Frozen” theme. Snow will fall on participants, regardless of the...

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5:30 pm

Historic Smithville Christmas Light Show

December 4 @ 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 4 @ 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

Video Game Night at Lakewood Branch Library

December 4 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Lakewood Branch Ocean County Library, 301 Lexington Ave
Lakewood, NJ 08701 United States
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Free

Open video gaming. We supply large screen TV w/HD, PS3,WiiU, XBOX360, Wii, PS4, XBOXONE. Feel free to use the games we have in stock, check out one from the shelf or bring your own from home. Set up a tournament with your friends!!!!

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Elizabeth- Woodruff Park Christmas Tree Lighting

December 4 @ 6:00 pm
Woodruff Park, Adams Ave
Elizabeth, NJ United States
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Free

The 5th Ward Tree Lighting will be at Woodruff Park on December 4th.

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6:30 pm

Princeton Holiday Concert Series at MarketFair

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

MarketFair, 3535 US Highway 1
Princeton, NJ United States
Free

Celebrate the Holiday Season with festive music from a variety of genres! Sounds of the Season featuring: Dec 4, 6:30-8:00pm - Mercer County Community College Dec 5, 6:00-8:00pm - Rick Fiori Jazz Trio Dec 6, 6:00-8:00pm - Princeton Girls’ Choir Dec 7, 2:00-3:00pm - Tuba Christmas Dec 14, 2:00-4:00pm - Soulful Sounds of Josh Howard...

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7:00 pm

Ridgefield Christmas Tree Lighting

December 4 @ 7:00 pm
Christopher Columbus Park – Ridgefield, corner of Shaler Blvd. & Edgewater Ave.
Ridgefield, NJ United States
Free

In conjunction with the Knights of Columbus, come out and enjoy the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. at Christopher Columbus Park (corner of Shaler Blvd. & Edgewater Ave.) featuring the Slocum School 4th Grade Chorus. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. *FOOD DRIVE* Please bring non-perishable items for Town...

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Edison Christmas Tree Lighting

December 4 @ 7:00 pm
Thomas Edison Center, 37 Christie Street
Edison, NJ United States
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Free

Wednesday, December 6 7:00pm at Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park Arrive early to watch an ice carver create a special holiday masterpiece!

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7:30 pm

McDowell Observatory Free Public Viewing

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

McDowell Observatory, 3 Dekorte Park Dr
Lyndhurst, NJ United States
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Free

THE WILLIAM D. MCDOWELL OBSERVATORY IS NOW OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 7:30 P.M. TO 10 P.M. (Click here to view the full fall 2019 schedule) The state-of-the-art Observatory features a research-grade, Classical-Cassegrain telescope housed within a six-meter retractable dome with a 20-inch mirror and is capable of viewing objects millions of light years away. The...

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McDowell Observatory Free Public Viewing

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

McDowell Observatory, 3 Dekorte Park Dr
Lyndhurst, NJ United States
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Free

THE WILLIAM D. MCDOWELL OBSERVATORY IS NOW OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 7:30 P.M. TO 10 P.M. (Click here to view the full fall 2019 schedule) The state-of-the-art Observatory features a research-grade, Classical-Cassegrain telescope housed within a six-meter retractable dome with a 20-inch mirror and is capable of viewing objects millions of light years away. The...

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