New Jersey Christmas: Soup to Nutcrackers

polarTraditional Swedish costumes? Check. Snowflake Parade? Check. Log House candlelight tour? Check. North Pole Express? Check. Tree lighting, breakfast with Santa, Christmas carols? Check, check and check! It’s New Jersey folks. We do it all.
For a full listing of concerts, ballets and family shows, please refer to our Calendar Page. For some, more or less, off the beaten path holiday choices, read on friends.

Holiday Festival
December 5 – 6, 2015
Lord Stirling Stable Basking Ridge
Take a hayride to see Santa Claus, ride a pony, decorate ornaments, and enjoy many other activities.

The Snowflake Parade
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Millburn, NJ
Along Millburn Avenue from Holmes to Spring Streets Professional bands, clowns, marching bands and Santa arriving on Millburn Fire Truck

Holidays in the Log House: Candlelight Tour
December 11 & 12, 2015
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms 2352 Route 10 West Morris Plains NJ
This holiday event will feature beautiful period decorations festooning the historic Log House. Visit for a “peek” into the holiday preparations typical for families in the early 1900s

The North Pole Express
Dec. 1 – Dec. 20
Flemington, NJ
This is an exciting holiday fun family train ride to North Pole Station to visit Santa and Mrs Claus! Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, singing along with the elves, a chance to tell Santa your Christmas wish, and much more.

Red Bank Holiday Horse and Carriage Rides
Saturdays, Dec. 1 – Dec. 19  Red Bank, NJ
Take a classic Horse & Carriage ride through the Red Bank Business District and enjoy the sounds & sights of the holiday season.

Annual Dickens Festival
Dec. 5  6pm – 10pm  Main Street Medford, NJ
This annual family event transforms downtown Medford into a Victorian-era Christmas wonderland. The name and playful atmosphere of the festival were inspired by Charles Dickens, author of A Christmas Carol.

Breakfast With Santa Series
Saturdays from December 5, 12, 19 10:00am & 2:00pm
Camden Children’s Garden 3 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ
Brunch, printed picture with Santa, complimentary ride on both the garden carousel and train.

Christmas Fantasy With Lights
December 1 – December 30
Storybook Land 6415 Black Horse Pike Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Come and experience holiday magic right before your eyes! Be here by 5:00pm when Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights the park with over one million lights for the holiday season!

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