*Call ahead before heading out, as snow or inclement weather may cancel events.
Snow is in the forecast and so is a ton of fun for this last weekend of January! Several Jersey favorites are having their final weekends, so if you’ve been meaning to check out Newark’s Winter Village and others, get on it before they go away. There’s also lots of magic happening on stage — bigger kids will love Monster Jam or take the little ones to see Daniel Tiger Live! for an unforgettable show. Or book a sitter and head to the State Theatre to see the most amazing dancers move to everything from Bach to Bowie.
Newark Winter Village
Mulberry Commons Park, Newark
Thursday – Sunday
Final weekend! Experience the beauty of Newark at the Winter Village, a stylish open-air festival overlooking beautiful downtown Newark with curbside eats, ice skating and marketplace. Enjoy food and hot beverages from selective local businesses inside a cozy heated private pod or igloo. Two complementary tickets to an upcoming NJ Devils hockey game will be given to every person who purchases a ticket for Winter Village through January 30.
Holiday Light Show
Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA
Friday – Saturday
Final weekend! Shady Brook Farm’s spectacular Holiday Light Show features more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show on an open-air wagon ride (weather permitting).
Let it Glow: A Lantern Spectacular
Bergen County Zoo, Paramus
Thursday – Sunday
Final weekend! Come and enjoy an enchanting stroll through the zoo. These larger-than-life lanterns are amazing to see in person. With over 30 scenes, these hand-made artistic wonders are each more breath-taking than the last.
Prudential Center, Newark
Saturday – Sunday
At the Monster Jam Pit Party, you can see the massive trucks up close, watch live pre-race interviews and participate in Q&As with the drivers, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly fun. It’s an unforgettable part of the Monster Jam experience where special connections are made and lifelong fans are born.
State Theatre New Jersey Presents Complexions Contemporary Ballet
State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick
The featured program is Bach to Bowie, includes the works, Bach 25 and StarDust. Combining technical precision, power, and passion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet transcends tradition in a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip hop. Founded by former members of Alvin Ailey, Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, the company has been featured on the hit show, So You Think You Can Dance.
Sixers Family Fun Night
Deptford Mall, Deptford
Come out for Sixers Family Fun Night and a public signing with 76ers Tyrese Maxey. Meet 76ers Mascot Franklin the Dog and enjoy family fun activities including face painting, balloon sculpting, magic, games & prizes.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!
Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank
In this whimsical, family-friendly theatrical event, Daniel Tiger and his family and friends take audiences on an interactive and exciting adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others, and celebrating new experiences. The live show features new songs as well as fan-favorites from the series, including the beloved “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” The live theatrical production is filled with music, dancing, and wonderful surprises that will warm the hearts of preschoolers, parents and grandparents alike.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!
Wilkins Theatre, Union
Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! It’s not easy being the Pigeon—you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical!) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.
Rutgers Geology Museum’s 54th Annual Open House
This year is the Geology Museum’s 150th Anniversary, so join for a day-long celebration of the history of the Museum! Virtual lectures and activities celebrating this momentous occasion, as well as an online fossil and mineral auction, will be held on Zoom and Facebook.
NY Chinese Cultural Center
Staten Island Children’s Museum, Staten Island New York
Included with $8 admission, The New York Chinese Cultural Center will be hosting a special event welcome the “Year of Tiger” with artists from the New York Chinese Cultural Center. This 30-minute program includes a Kung fu demonstration/interactive segment, as well as some beloved Chinese folk-dance pieces.
Best of the Eagles
Sitnik Theater, Hackettstown
Performing the band’s greatest hits from the 70’s, 80’s and beyond, each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eagles instrumentally and vocally. However, this is no simple cover band or impersonator act but rather a group of excellent musicians who expertly and authentically re-create the songs, the music, the vocals and the magical aura of one of America’s greatest rock bands. It is the most authentic recreation next to seeing the Eagles live.
Howell Living History Farm, Lambertville
Neighbors once called Howell Farm the “ice farm” because they could buy ice from the pond to keep their milk cool on the way to the train station on Pleasant Valley Road. In late January, visitors to the farm will learn about the tools and technology that made ice harvesting a successful business at the turn of the 20th century with demonstrations of ice cutting, hauling, and handling. Visitors can also help pull ice blocks up the ramp to the ice house, chip ice to make ice cream, and make an ice candle to take home. Ice cream and snow cone samples will be available in the afternoon, and food will be available at the farmhouse for purchase. $4 materials fee for ice candle craft.
Fire and Ice Festival
Downtown Mount Holly
2022 will be the 29th Mount Holly Fire & Ice Festival & the committee has been planning all year to hold this free family friendly event, filled with ice carvers lining the streets carving 300-pound blocks of ice into works of art. The fire will be provided by the chili cook off where the area’s best & brightest chefs go head to head and the public gets to take a taste & give their vote. Plus, there will be exhibits, vendors, animals, music, plenty of food & adult beverages & a great reason to visit downtown Mount Holly.
Wassailing the Apple Trees
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Raise a glass of hot cider as Terhune Orchards honors the trees that give us our wonderful apples. The ancient British tradition of wassailing the apple trees to protect them from harm is a popular winter celebration at Terhune Orchards that you won’t want to miss!
Bites & Flights Brunch
Tomasello Winery, Hammonton
Sip on signature mimosas made using TW Fruit Wines & Moscatos while sampling perfectly paired brunch bites. This event is for adults only.
National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, Morristown
This critically acclaimed play took the theatre and screen by storm. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens, the play tells the story of Christopher, fifteen years old, who finds Mrs. Shears’ dead dog. Under suspicion, he records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered the dog, Wellington. With his extraordinary brain and exceptional math skills, he overcomes his fears and ventures out into the world to solve the case.
Annual Beef & Brew Highlands St. Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser
Proving Ground, Highlands
Proving Ground will host the 2022 Beef & Brew St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser. Tickets are $35.00 and includes buffet dinner & 2 beer tickets. There will be a gift auction, pipe bands and Irish dancers to entertain. All proceeds to benefit the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The 2022 Grand Marshals, Nancy Burton and Eileen Ricco, proprietors of In the Garden, will be presented with their sashes!
Newport Skates, Jersey City
Newport Skates, Jersey City’s only outdoor ice skating rink, is open for the 2021-2022 season. Skaters can once again enjoy beautiful views of the New York City skyline while zipping around the rink. Online ticketing is available through the Newport Skates website.
Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton Twp.
Thursday – Sunday
Grounds For Sculpture announced a two-year partnership with Klip Collective to present a distinctive after-hours multi-sensory experience. The Night Forms series will directly interact with a selection of contemporary artworks and signature horticultural features across the park’s 42 acres, furthering the nonprofit’s commitment to creating unique experiences bringing art and nature together. *Show extended to April 3!
2nd Annual Winter Wonderwalk
Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May
The grounds of Cape May’s only Victorian House Museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., have been transformed for the holiday season. Winter Wonderwalk is an exciting new addition to the decorated estate. Walk the grounds and view these fun & whimsical display of winters past. Anyone can register! Individuals, families, community groups, businesses and school classrooms are all welcome to participate.
Terhune Orchards Winery in Winter
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
Saturday – Sunday
This winter the winery will be open Saturdays & Sundays with indoor and outdoor seating. The seasonal hot mulled wine is a wonderful way to warm up. Sample a variety of wines with a tasting flight or enjoy wine by the glass. The fire pits will be going all weekend. All ages can enjoy s’more kits and hot cocoa.
Tuesdays – Sundays
Harbaugh Village was founded by Steve Harbaugh after years of attracting local and national visitors to his holiday display and toy drive at his home in South Jersey. Now, it’s not just about the holidays. Harbaugh Village is a year-round attraction for communities in South Jersey and beyond. Bring your family, friends, and loved ones to enjoy endless entertainment, attractions, local vendors, event spaces and more!
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center Maple Sugaring
Weekends until March 12
Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make real maple syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. This year, the program will be held entirely outdoors, so dress for the weather. Spiles and syrup will be available for purchase, while supplies last. For ages 5 & up.