10 Thanksgiving Themed Events in NJ

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Giving thanks in New Jersey at one of the many Thanksgiving themed events throughout the state.

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1. Holiday House: Homespun Holidays
November 20, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m, November 21, 10am – 5 pm, - November 22, Noon – 5pm
The theme for Holiday House 2015 will showcase the charm and warmth of days-gone-by in the beautiful country setting of the Barclay Farmstead. Timeworn but well-loved artifacts and decorations made from what was on hand will reflect the simplicity of early celebrations that span the holiday season on the farm. A raffle and a craft sale will be held. Join us for a journey back in time.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

2. Farmers Market Pre-Thanksgiving Day
Saturday, November 21, 8:30am – 1:30pm
Enjoy a special pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market at the South Avenue side of the Westfield Train Station on. Get your knives sharpened and buy fresh produce, baked goods, and organic products for the holiday! Sponsored by the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
Westfield, NJ 07090

3. Thanksgiving Eve Service
Wednesday, November 25, 7pm
Start off the Thanksgiving weekend by joining us here at South Ridge for a special Thanksgiving Eve Service. There will be a time of singing, reflection, and an opportunity for you to share what you are thankful and grateful for. One of South Ridge’s traditions during this service is to pass around a couple of microphones and give people an opportunity to share what they are thankful for. Come prepared to cultivate a heart of thankfulness and gratitude to God. Nursery is provided for infants through 2 years.
Clinton, NJ 08809

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4. Patanella’s Green Brook Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 26, 8am
Benefiting Green Brook PBA LOCAL #398! Bring the family! They can run! They can walk! They can run/walk! They can run/walk with the baby stroller! Leave the excuses home and come have some fun!
Green Brook, NJ 08812

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5. Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet at Centerton Country Club & Event Center
Thursday, November 26, 1pm- 4pm
Come join for our famous Thanksgiving Day Buffet! $24.95 per adult. $19.95 per child. Call for reservations! 856-358-3325.
Pittsgrove Township, NJ 08318

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6. Waterfront Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 26
Join us for a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving Feast. Enjoy a charming holiday meal overlooking the water. Dinner Includes: Carving Stations, Buffet Selections, Harvest Table, and Dessert & Ice-cream Bar.
$28 per Adult
$13 per Child under 12 years old
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

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7. Thanksgiving Friday
Friday, November 27, 2 pm
All events are free with Suggested Museum Admission. Make holiday memories at the Newark Museum. Enjoy tours of the Ballantine House, decorated for the holidays, as well as programs for visitors of all ages that celebrate cultural traditions from around the world, including performances, tours, planetarium shows and hands-on workshops inspired by the Museum’s art and science collections.
Newark, NJ 07102

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8. 14th Annual Wallington Fire Department Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 6pm – 10pm
Another year has flown by, and it is time, once again, for the Wallington Fire Department’s 14th Annual Holiday Parade. This national family event has over 250 lighted and decorated fire trucks and floats that parade through Wallington in a tribute to the beginning of the Christmas season. This is America’s First and Largest Lighted & Decorated nighttime firefighter’s parade.
Wallington, NJ 07057

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9. Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Walk
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 10am
Need to stretch your legs and get some fresh air after you’ve stretched your stomach during the Thanksgiving meal? Round Valley Nature Area in Hunterdon County offers a Black Friday alternative in its “Turkey Walk and Talk” wilderness hike.
Lebanon, NJ 08833

10. Post-Thanksgiving Colloquy
Sunday, November 29th, 2015, 11am
The Good, the Bad, and the Not-So-Ugly After All-In the season celebrating gratitude, we are going to take a look at those life events that, for all our diligent attempts to avoid them, often turn out to be the most beneficial. While we seek to be good and do good, can bad behavior sometimes prove productive? And so-called “bad luck” actually provide just what we need?
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Did we miss a Thanksgiving themed event in New Jersey that you know about? Share it in the comments below!


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Samantha is a resident of Somerset County, New Jersey. Samantha is from a family of five and is the middle child. She is currently pursuing a degree in Communications at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She loves to travel and in the summer especially enjoys weekly trips to the Jersey shore. She also enjoys photography, a good cup of coffee, and is a huge movie fanatic. Writing is a passion of Samantha’s which is why she really enjoys writing for NJ Mom.

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