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Turkey Day is here! Or, Tofurkey Day, if you are vegetarian. No matter what you decide to eat this holiday, enjoy it with your friends and family. If you aren’t in a food coma all weekend, plan to take the kids to one of these events to burn off all those extra calories. You can view a festival of trees, shop at a holiday market or head to a local theater. Whatever you do, do it with thanks!


Festival of Trees
Avalon’s Shopping District, Avalon
Friday – Saturday
While you are shopping in stores, you’ll see a variety of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths of varying themes for you to bid on! Or you can simply enjoy their beauty.

Christmas Block Party
Casale al Mare, Brigantine
Friday – Sunday
After Thanksgiving, spend the weekend enjoying music, food, holiday shopping and family fun.

Winter Village
The Red Mill Museum, Clinton
Friday – Sunday
This outdoor tented and heated winter craft market features over 50 local craft artisans, activities and food trucks each day. In Downtown Clinton you can visit Father Christmas, role play with Charles Dickens and Scrooge, board a horse-drawn carriage for a tour of the town and view the annual Festival of Trees. THE MORRIS MUSEUM

Rock & Mineral Weekend
Morristown Museum, Morristown
Friday – Sunday
Explore rare fossils and world-class minerals, see a magic show and catch a lecture. Peruse the offerings of top mineral, gem, fossil and jewelry dealers. Morris Museum Mineralogical Society members will be on hand to identify your rocks and minerals.

Passiac County Arts Exhibitions
Passaic County Arts Center, Hawthorne
Friday – Sunday
When visiting, make sure to check out several exhibits that will be on view: “My Own Witness: Rupture and Repair” by Donna Bassin, an award-winning photographer, artist, author and filmmaker; “Texture in Nature” by Susan Zulauf, a NJ-based artist; a traveling exhibit from New York University entitled “Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture;” “In Cemento Veritas” by Mario Loprete; and “Sonic Peaks” by Payton MacDonald.


Holiday Events
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Friday – Sunday
Take a post-Thanksgiving outing to visit the barnyard animals, explore the farm trail and warm up by the fire pits with hot chocolate and s’mores kits. Wander through a winter wonderland of Christmas trees and wreaths. Start your holiday shopping by exploring a unique selection of gift baskets and boxes made with Terhune Orchards’ own fruit, baked goods and even wine. Visit the winery for wine by the glass, tasting flights, light bites and hot mulled wine to warm you up.

Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show
New Jersey Convention Center, Edison
Saturday – Sunday
Great American Train Shows is the nation’s only coast-to-coast train show company. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids and more.



Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Flow
Align Yoga, Matawan
Before your day gets hectic, take 75 minutes for a slow flow gratitude yoga class.

Thanksgiving Day Yoga
Multiple locations, plus virtual option
Honor Yoga will offer modified in-person and global livestream schedules, including Roots, flow, gentle yoga and meditation.

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Santa Lights Up Dune Drive
Dune Drive from 80th Street to 7th Street, Avalon
Santa returns for a very special appearance this year! He and many of his special friends will pass by during this festive holiday parade. Santa will then help borough officials officially light up the annual holiday display for the season.

A Very Merry Grinchmas
MarketFair, Princeton
Welcome Santa to the mall! There will be live brass musicians, storytime with Mrs. Claus, balloon sculpting, face painting, arts and crafts, fun and games with The Grinch, and a preview of “The Nutcracker” by the Princeton Youth Ballet.

Holiday Express Concert & Light Up
Throughout Red Bank
The fun starts at 5:30 pm at the Two River Theater plaza for the Town Lighting pre-show. The crowd will be entertained by local acts offering holiday music and dance. Then, Santa Claus will lead the parade down Monmouth and Broad streets to the concert site. Holiday Express will once again rock the streets with holiday favorites and a countdown  leading to the moment the downtown is illuminated with thousands of beautiful holiday lights. The Red Bank Fire Department will be on hand with free hot chocolate.

Photos With Santa
Morley’s Magic Theater, Butler
While the kids wait for their turn to meet Santa, they can color, see a magic show and play with a pre-made balloon animal.

The Wizards of Winter
State Theatre NJ, New Brunswick
This holiday rock event for the whole family features former members of Classic Rock Giants, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Def Leppard, Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult, along with Broadway and theater veterans. The musical journey searches for the true meaning of Christmas in the holiday rock opera, “The Christmas Dream,” based around their music.

Gemini & Friends
Hopewell Theater, Hopewell
Salami’s East Coast Comedy presents an evening with ventriloquist John “Gemini” Lombardi, Steve Trevelise of NJ 101.5 FM and NYC comedian Lana Siebel.

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Bloomfield Center Holiday Hunt
Six Points Plaza, Bloomfield
During this afternoon of holiday cheer, enjoy festive entertainment, giveaways and great local shopping. This free family-friendly event will be filled with music, hot cocoa, an ice sculpture and more to recognize Small Business Saturday. Attendees will receive a Bloomfield Center Holiday Hunt Map highlighting various Holiday Hunt destinations.

Sensory-Friendly Performance of “The Nutcracker”
Roxey Ballet, Villa Victoria Theater, Ewing
Kids who are on the autism spectrum disorder can enjoy this holiday classic that has lower sound levels, no startling special effects and lighting, dimmer house lighting, reduced length of performance, the ability to get up and move around, allowed use of iPads and other electronics for therapeutic uses, quiet areas for taking a break, and fidget objects and earplugs available.

Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays
Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
We could all use a little “Love” this holiday season! Darlene Love will perform her classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” as well as her other hits.

Fall Festival/Craft Show
Immaculate Conception Church Auditorium, Spotswood
Kick off holiday season shopping at this fall festival and craft show.

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Boyz II Men
NJPAC, Newark
The Grammy Award-winning iconic group will perform their most-loved hits, including “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You” and “On Bended Knee” with the orchestra.

Collingswood Holiday Parade
Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
The parade features lively seasonal entertainment, including marching bands, dancers, holiday characters, giants on stilts, floats, mummers, sports mascots and live music.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
The beloved TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season! Come see all of your favorite characters from the special, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

Santa’s Arrival
iPlay America, Freehold Twp.
Santa arrives today for fun and games, and then returns from the North Pole for meet-and-greets on Sundays in December.

Christmas Festival
Morristown Green, Morristown
Visits and photos with Santa, holiday crafts, ice sculpture demonstrations, a vintage-style rocking horse and rides on a miniature train will delight kids and adults for a month. The event kicks off on Sunday with Santa’s arrival on North Park Place and the 100+ year traditional lighting of the Morristown Green. The evening will continue with Santa visits and photos, as well as seasonal entertainment and hot chocolate and cookies.

Winter Festival Parade
Downtown Metuchen
The parade steps off from the Halsey Street parking lot and proceeds down Wernik Place to Main Street to New Street to the Borough Plaza. A tree lighting will take place immediately following the parade with remarks from Mayor Jonathan Busch and a performance by Rise Up Chorus. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the plaza to meet all the kids after the tree lighting.

Museum Store Sunday
Nathaniel Crane House, Montclair
The selection of items for sale includes Montclair-centric books, mugs, enamel pins, NJ potholders, Montclair-related books, cookbooks, personalized maps and fun stocking stuffers.

Feed the Animals
Tulpehaking Nature Center, Hamilton
See what it takes for the center’s education animals to stay healthy, clean and fed. You may even be chosen to be an animal caretaker for the day.

Patchwork Pillowcase Making Workshop
Virtual class, presented by The Eclectic Chic Boutique, Montclair
Learn how to make your own fun patchwork pillowcase on a sewing machine. In this class you will go over how to plan your project and how to sew patches together to make a cute pillowcase.

No More Grist for the Mill
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
Celebrate the end of the milling season and the start of the holidays as the working mill grinds the last of 2022’s corn. Plus, the kids can decorate a paper stocking, take a selfie in a sleigh and sip on a cup of hot cocoa in the early 20th century Cow Barn.
Kidz Cook
Staten Island Children’s Museum, Staten Island, NY
ShopRite Kidz Cook is a caregiver and me program that introduces children to a diversity of healthy foods, explains cooking concepts and helps build dexterity with cooking utensils. Young cooks will practice using kitchen utensils, measuring, chopping, and mixing during this session, where they will make a chickpea, apple and cheese salad.


Skylands Stadium Light Show & Christmas Village
Skylands Stadium, Augusta
Select dates, Nov. 23 – Dec. 30
Sussex County’s favorite stadium will once again host this dazzling winter wonderland, showcasing a mile-long drive-thru course glittering with displays and an enchanting Christmas Village full of fun-filled activities, delicious treats, memory-making photo ops and much more.


Holiday in the Park
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Select days, Nov. 23 – Jan. 1, 2023
You and the family will love viewing millions of dazzling lights throughout this magical wonderland as the theme park is transformed for the holidays. There will be festive treats, a full lineup of holiday entertainment, visits with Santa and lots of photo ops.

WheatonArts Holiday Studio Sale
WheatonArts, Millville
Nov. 25 – Dec. 4
Explore original works of pottery and glass art at discounted prices. Visitors can create personalized gift tags at the complimentary art activity table.


Model Railway Show
High Mountain Road, North Haledon
Nov. 25 – Dec. 4
The Garden State Model Railway Club now features two large operating layouts with multiple engines running at all times, including steam and diesel locomotives, Thomas & Friends, freight and passenger trains. A separate hands-on layout for children allows them to control their first train. There is also a block layout for toddlers, with plenty of chairs for moms and dads to take a break and watch their little ones play.

Holiday Train Show
A. Paul Mallery Model Railroading Center, Union
Weekends, Nov. 25 – Dec. 11
Parents and kids can tour the trains and layout up-close, and get an insider’s peek at the expansion that’s currently under construction. See how track is being hand-laid, how mountains and scenery are created, and find out about the planning and engineering that goes into the club’s bi-level corkscrew loop. In addition to the HO-scale trains featured in the show, there are G-scale and N-scale layouts on display, a small play area and a gift shop.

Weihnachstmarkt European Holiday Market
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, Asbury Park
Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 25 – Dec. 18; also Sunday, Nov. 27
Bundle up and head to the rooftop for this special European holiday market, which will include artisanal gifts, handcrafted toys, hot holiday drinks, Christmas carolers and pictures with Santa.

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar
Convention Hall and the Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park
Weekends, Nov. 25 – Dec. 18
There are two parts to this festive holiday market. Every Sunday stop by the Asbury Hotel. The Grand Arcade of Convention Hall will be filled with holiday spirit on Black Friday (Nov. 25) plus every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 26 – Dec. 18.

Holidays at Johnson’s Corner Farm
Johnson’s Corner Farm, Medford
Nov. 25 – Dec. 23
Have your camera ready for pictures with Santa; hop on the Christmas “Light Show” Hayride; visit the Fire and Lights in the Discovery Barnyard and Animal Farm for the “Light Show on the Lake” featuring thousands of twinkling lights and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows; indulge in hot chocolate, hot cider, hot cider, hot dogs and chili at the Christmas Café; decorate gingerbread men and cookies; and make your own s’mores or roast marshmallows.


Christmas Underwater
Adventure Aquarium, Camden
Every day, Nov. 25 – Dec. 24
Visit Scuba Santa, who’s diving daily in Ocean Realm; check out the World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree; walk through the new and improved Snowtunda, covering the heart of the aquarium in snow-like flurries; sit down for the “Merry Fishmas, Boris” puppet show, and write letters to Santa.

Artist Winter Chalets
Hinds Plaza, Princeton
Every day, Nov. 25 – Dec. 24
The Arts Council of Princeton’s Artist Chalet Winter Village is a central place where artists and makers sell their unique, handmade gifts for everyone on your list. On Dec. 1, 8 and 22 from 5 – 6 pm there will be live entertainment.

Winter WonderLights Holiday Light Show Drive-Thru
Middlesex County 4-H Fairgrounds, East Brunswick
Every day, Nov. 25 – Jan. 1, 2023
Celebrate the wonderful winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali and Kwanzaa with a 1/2-mile holiday lights drive through. There will be more than 1.5 million lights animated to some of your favorite holiday tunes.


Shimmering Solstice
Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island, NY
Select dates, Nov. 25 – Jan. 1, 2023
The walk-thru lights show offers guests the chance to see a series of magical light displays as they walk an approximately one-mile path through the Walled Garden, the Rose Garden, South Lawn and Allée.

Kids Ride Free on NY Waterway
Ports in NJ and NY
Nov. 25 – Jan. 1, 2023
Kids 12 and under will ride free on NY Waterway cruises this holiday season, so head to NY for shopping, entertainment and great holiday shows.

Bergen County Winter Wonderland
Van Saun Park, Paramus
Select dates, Nov. 25 – Jan. 2, 2023
Bergen County’s premier winter event features ice skating, a heated hospitality tent, pictures with Santa, carnival style games, ice carving and an array of Christmas trees. Your Winter Wonderland ticket also gains you access to Van Saun’s zoo, carousel and train.

Christmas House
Paramus Park Mall, Paramus; and Menlo Park Mall, Edison
Every day, Nov. 25 – Jan. 7, 2023
This unique 10-room, walk-through holiday attraction was designed by Hollywood pros. Walk through the North Pole where it’s actually snowing. Stroll down the aisles of a Christmas-themed Blockbuster Video store. Take a selfie with a dancing Santa or lie down on a couch in the Christmas living room. There’s also an indoor Christmas light show and a Christmas gift shop.


Newark Winter Village
Mulberry Commons Park, Newark
Wednesdays – Sundays, Nov. 25 – Jan. 31, 2023
This much-loved holiday tradition transform downtown Newark into a winter wonderland. Come to the park for ice skating, Go-Karts, games and activities, an open-air holiday marketplace featuring local vendors, and cozy heated private igloos to enjoy hot cocoa and treats. There will be many “Instagram-worthy” photo-ops available throughout the village.


Night Forms: Infinite Wave
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton Twp.
Select dates, Nov. 25 – April 2, 2023
This after-hours, multi-sensory light and sound experience uses projection mapping that enhances the art and sculpture park, creating a dynamic show to stimulate the senses.

Long Branch Holiday Bazaar
Whitechapel Projects, Long Branch
Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 26 – Dec. 11
The event will feature music, food and libations, kids’ craft workshops, and a selfie station with the Grinch, Elf on a Shelf and Frosty the Snowman.

Christmas Magic Show
Morley’s Magic Theater, Butler
Fridays – Sundays, Nov. 26 – Dec. 18
When the elves take an early vacation, it is up to the toys to save Christmas! The Morley Family creates theatrical themed magic shows with illusions, live music, comedy, lights, costumes and lots of audience helpers.

Holiday Model Train Show
Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge
Every day, Nov. 26 – Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 25 and 26)
The show will be designed and set up by Mike Gelesky, now in its 32nd year.

Pet Photos With Santa
MarketFair, Princeton
Sundays, Nov. 27 – Dec. 11
Bring your furry or not-so-furry (but domesticated) animal pet to take photos with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick.

“The Nutcracker”
Villa Victoria Theater, Ewing
Select dates, through Dec. 4
The Roxey Ballet version of the classic Christmas tale features more than 200 costumes worn by 150 professional and pre-professional local dancers and actors. Special performances include a sensory-friendly performance on Nov. 26 and a special matinee for school groups on Nov. 28.

A Celebration of Old Trees Art Show
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 11
Thirty-four paintings and photographs by noted local artists will tell the story of the century-old apple trees at the original Terhune farm. The exhibit brings to light the effects of climate change and focuses on how trees act as a buffer against climate change. The art will be up for viewing in Barn Door Cafe.

The Embankment On My Mind
NJCU Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, Jersey City
Weekdays, through Dec. 16
The original art is inspired by a grassroots preservation initiative for transforming Jersey City’s treatment of open space and an emerging trail system. Sixteen botanical artists depicting local flora join 28 artists with wide-ranging responses to the site, a massive stone rail embankment in the downtown.

AWA Pawliday Market
Animal Welfare Association, Voorhees
Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 18
Every Saturday and Sunday, shop from different vendors that cater to the special pet in your life.

Family Fun Sundays
Casino Pier, Seaside Heights
While the adults cheer on their favorite football team, the kids can get their face painted and meet their favorite costumed characters. The planned schedule is Red & Blue Patrol Pups on Nov. 13, JJ & Melonhead on Nov. 20,  Ice Sisters on Nov. 27, Isabella and Mirabel on Dec. 4, Australian Pups on Dec. 11, and Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 18.

World’s Largest Dreidel / Christmas Light Spectacular
Allaire Community Farm, Wall Twp.
Select dates, through Dec. 23
Take in the twinkling lights surrounding the farm as seen from a tractor-pulled holiday wagon, making sure you keep your eyes peeled for a 30-foot-tall dreidel. Christmas plants, baked goods, hot chocolate, hot cider and more will be available for purchase inside the market.

Christmas Village 
LOVE Park and City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Every day, through Dec. 24
The city will transform into an authentic German Christmas market. Expect more than 110 local and international vendors selling unique ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts. Come hungry and enjoy European foods, sweets and drinks. Take a ride on the historic carousel or Ferris Wheel or Christmas Kids Train and watch the Schuhplattler dancer perform. Don’t miss the festive Käthe Wohlfahrt tent which features popular Christmas gifts from Germany.

Santa Photo Experience
Menlo Park Mall, Edison
Every day, through Dec. 24
Sign up for photos with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole. Other events during the month include Caring Santa photos for kids with special needs (Dec. 4), pet photos on Dec. 11 and story time every Tuesday.

Santa at the Commons
Bridgewater Commons, Bridgewater
Every day, through Dec. 24
Visits with Santa Claus filled with holiday magic await everyone in the family!

Magic of Lights Holiday Lights Drive Through
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel
Every night, through Dec. 30
There will be a “tremendous amount” of lights and displays sparkling throughout the arena grounds.

Christmas Fantasy with Lights
Storybook Land, Egg Harbor Twp.
Select dates, through Dec. 30
Storybook Land will be covered by 1 million lights! Plus, you’ll get to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on select nights.


The Village at Anne Ellen
Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm, Manalapan
Wednesdays – Sundays, through Dec. 30
Your night begins with a hayride through the Christmas tree fields. You will be dropped off at the start of a series of immersive walking trails. Inside the village you will find many unique displays, from mesmerizing lights to incredible photo-ops. You will also find an array of interactive exhibits such as the post office where you can write and send your letters to Santa, plus a massive interactive wall of lights. Don’t forget to check out the life-sized gingerbread house and igloo. Next weekend, a special Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas event takes place on the farm!

DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express
Select dates, through Dec. 30
Kids of any age can experience a train ride through millions of Christmas lights. Walk through a holiday village, meet Santa and his elves in his workshop, chat with Mrs. Claus, listen to stories, take lots of photos, receive a present from Santa, stop by to see everyone’s favorite snowman, snack on cookies and visit the toy market.

Holiday Lights Spectacular
Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange
Select dates, through Dec. 31
This special event throughout the zoo includes an evening stroll outdoors through light displays and photo ops with friends and family, featuring some fun seasonal activities such as a s’mores station, Grinch weekend and photos with Santa.

South Jersey Holiday Light Show
Bridgeton Speedway, Swedesboro
Select dates, through Dec. 31
Bundle up in your car, pack your favorite snack or beverage and tune your radio to enjoy a synced light performance as you travel more than 1 mile to see larger-than-life displays.

Whippany’s Polar Express
Select dates, through Dec. 31
Relive the classic story “The Polar Express” on a one-hour trip to the North Pole. Conductors in costumes will punch your golden tickets, and hosts will serve cookies and hot cocoa while you hear the classic tale. Santa boards the train during the ride and gives each guest a silver sleigh bell to commemorate their ride.

Weekend Wine Tasting
Weekends, through Dec. 31
Tomasello Winery, multiple locations
Plan a relaxing evening sipping wine at any of their five locations in the South Jersey region. Choose from a wide variety of award-winning wines and bubblies, accompanied by assorted cheese boards and truffles. Wine Tastings are available every day, but reservations are strongly recommended for a weekend wine tasting.

Gold in Motion
Hall des Lumières, New York
Every day, through Dec. 31
This digital art center showcases entirely new, custom-curated experiences based on the work of different world-renowned artists, starting with the debut exhibition, Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion.

A Very Furry Christmas Celebration
Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA
Select dates, through Jan. 1, 2023
Sesame Place will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Take your photo with Santa, stop by the huge Christmas tree, play in the Christmas Family Fun Zone and join in on the holiday party.

The Big Apple Circus: Dream Big
Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Every day, through Jan. 1, 2023
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus’s first performance under the big top in 1977. This year’s show features five new acts as well as returning fan favorites Ringmaster Alan Silva, comedic daredevil Johnny Rockett and highwire legend Nik Wallenda and family. There are also several new acts joining this year, including 12-year-old dog trainer Veranica from Florida, The Kiriku Brothers from Ethiopia, TanBA the Japanese clown and many more. If you get a VIP package, you can meet the multi-talented performers and learn some circus tricks of their own.

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience
Pier 36, New York, NY
Through Jan. 1, 2023
Travel back 3,300 years to learn the story of King Tut and walk through nine different galleries that discuss his rule as a child pharaoh, his family, the discovery of his tomb, the mysteries surrounding his early death and his journey to the afterlife. This celebrates the 100th anniversary of King Tut’s tomb discovery, which was on Nov. 4, 1922.

Festival of Trees
Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton
Wednesdays – Sundays, through Jan. 8, 2023
Walk through three floors of the museum to see beautifully decorated Christmas trees and mantles – and then vote on your favorite one!

NYC Winter Lantern Festival
Staten Island, Queens, Long Island, NYC
Various select dates, through mid-January
Each location has a different variation of the festival but features more than 10,000 LED lanterns created by more than 100 artists, along with live performances and on-site food vendors. Some of the LED lights can reach up to 30 feet high across a total of 60 acres!

Let It Glow: A Holiday Lantern Spectacular
Bergen County Zoo, Paramus
Select dates, through Jan. 15, 2023
More than 30 lanterns will be handcrafted in the shapes of your favorite zoo animals. While you’re there, take the train ride, too, which is also covered in beautifully lit lanterns.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Exhibit
Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
Through Jan. 16, 2023
Known as the “heroes in a half-shell,” Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Donatello will share life lessons and team-building skills with their crime-fighting tactics in “Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer.” You’ll be transported to the underground home of the Turtles where you’ll get to see what happens in their secret hideaway. There will be lots of STEM-type activities to challenge your kids.

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, Yorktown, Westchester, NY
Through Jan. 22, 2023
Fans can walk along a lit trail as they take in sights and sounds inspired by the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series. It’ll feel like you’re walking through a movie set. Make sure you try the steak and ale pie and sausage rolls, Aragog’s Lair Cupcake and Deathly Hallows Sugar Cookies for dessert and wash it all down with Butterbeer.

Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Select dates, through Feb. 4, 2023
To celebrate PAW Patrol kids can join their favorite animated K9 rescue team in different themed sections that include interactive games, activities and crafts based on the show.

Stand Up! 10 Mighty Women Who Made a Change
Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick
Through Feb. 12, 2023
Celebrate the debut picture book of “Stand Up!” by Brittney Cooper, professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University, with illustrations by Cathy Ann Johnson. The exhibition features illustrations of all the images in the book, as well as preparatory materials, by Johnson, on public view for the first time. “Stand Up!” is on view in the Zimmerli’s Duvoisin Gallery, dedicated to showcasing original artwork for children’s books.

Skating on the Square
Hulfish Street, Princeton
Thursdays – Sundays, through Feb. 26, 2023
Bring your own skates or rent them so you can spend time skating on the synthetic ice skating rink in the middle of Palmer Square.

Trail Riding Program
Mercer Meadows Equestrian Center, Pennington
Saturdays, through mid-May 2023
Kids (and adults) 12 and up can go on a leisurely 45-minute horseback trail ride around the Mercer Stables property. No riding experience is necessary.

There are more ways you can have fun this weekend, such as playing touch football, making crafts or volunteering. Check our list of more things to do after Thanksgiving.

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