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Roseland Holiday Train Exhibit 2020

December 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - January 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 30, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until January 30, 2021

Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave
Roseland, NJ United States
Free
Christmas train displays in New Jersey

Details about the Roseland Holiday Train show that includes Christmas trains on display in Roseland New Jersey.

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New Years Eve Celebration at iPlay America 2020

December 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2021 @ 1:00 am
iPlay America 110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
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$34.99

Ring in the New Year at New Jersey’s family-friendliest celebration! Exciting rides! Boardwalk-style games! Laser tag! Go-Karts! Arcade, Great food and much, much more! All at a great value!   Party Pass Tickets: $34.99 - valid for dates 12/31/2020 and 1/1/2021 iRide Plus Unlimited Ride Band 4-Hour UNLIMITED, Non-Redemption Video Card

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11:00 am

New Year’s Day Beach Walk at Sandy Hook VIRTUAL 2021

January 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the American Littoral Society's iconic New Year's Day Beach Walk will be going virtual this year. Society staff has compiled a list of trails local to our offices and their homes. Peruse the list, or take a walk in your neighborhood - just make sure to get out for a...

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1:00 pm

Hikes in Freneau Woods – Matawan

January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on February 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Freneau Woods Park Matawan, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Winter Family Fun - Freneau Woods Park Located along the headwaters of Matawan Creek and Lake Lefferts, this 311-acre park is compromised mostly of woodland and protects critical wildlife habitat and bolsters water quality in the region. Both historically and environmentally significant, the park provides open space in a densely populated area of the county....

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5:30 pm

Historic Smithville Christmas Light Show 2020

January 1 @ 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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Where Can I see Christmas Lights Tonight in New Jersey?

January 1 @ 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...

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