11 Kid-Friendly Things to Do: December 21 – 23


This weekend gather in a community garden for the 9th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration in Morristown, help beautify the garden at the Liberty State Park Cleanup in Jersey City, or learn how a radio show is made at MCCC’s Snow Day Radio Show in West Windsor.

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Here are 11 kid-friendly things to do this weekend:

Cape May’s Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Tour
December 21, 8:15PM & 9:15PM
Come one, come all, sit down, let’s have a ball! Cape May is decked out in thousands of holiday lights, garland, and other decorations waiting for your eyes to see. Ride through the Historic District on a trolley and listen to a Victorian holiday ghost tale.
Emlen Physick Estate
Cape May, NJ
Cost: adults $12, Kids age 3 -12 $8

Kid’s Holiday Yoga
December 21, 4PM – 5:15PM
This is a special Christmas themed yoga class for the little movers in your life. This class will focus on movement, focus, and relaxation. Each little yogi will make and take a craft home. Please register on MindBody prior to. this event.
Pure Toms River Yoga
Toms River, NJ
Cost: $12

9th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration
December 21, 6PM – 7:30PM
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with your community and Grow It Green in the Early Street Community Garden. Your family can enjoy s’mores, live music, light yoga instruction, and a lesson about the winter solstice. Set positive intentions for 2019!
Early Street Community Garden
Morristown, NJ
Cost: free

Ugly Sweater Party
December 21, 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Head to the Warren County Library for an hour of fun holiday festivities with your littles. They can create their very own ugly sweater ornaments out of glitter glue, foam, and jingle bells. Bonus: the karaoke machine will be up and running. Will you sing, mom?
Warren County Library Northeast Branch
Independence Township, NJ
Cost: free, register online

Last Minute Shoppers Bazaar
December 22 – 23,11AM – 6PM
On Sundays, Santa visits the Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar to hear all your littles’ Christmas wishes. Otherwise, mom can shop the best local artisans and vendors selling cute and cool vintage jewelry, art, home goods, and more. The Last Minute Shoppers Bazaar is for those of us who need something last minute(so everyone)! This event features a fireplace lounge, a special holiday menu at the Anchors Bend and Asbury Oyster Bar, and live music.
Grand Arcade and Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: free

Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market
December 23, 10AM – 1PM
Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market is a town favorite, be sure to stop by for some fun food vendors, and maybe even some fun foodie-inspired gifts. On Sundays through March 31, 2019, you can find various food vendors at this winter market including Luxx Chocolat, Jersey Girl Cheese, and Stefan’s Polish Food. Did someone say kielbasa?
Inside Alexander Hamilton School
Morristown, NJ
Cost: free

WinterFest on the Cooper River
Now through February 18, 2019
WinterFest on the Cooper River is back and bringing a winter wonderland to you. Your littles will love ice skating on the river, tasty treats, and visits to The Lodge and Winter Forest. Bonus: For those littles that aren’t too strong on their skates, book a skating lesson!
Cooper River Park
Cherry Hill, NJ
Cost: Skate Rental $4,  
Admission: Adults $6, Children 5-12 $4, Children 4 and under free

Liberty State Park Garden Cleanup
December 22, 9AM – 12PM
Co-sponsored by the Friends of Liberty State Park, this is a chance to get your hands dirty and help beautify the park as a family. If your children are looking for volunteer hours, this is perfect for that too. Otherwise, everyone is welcome and no experience is required. Call 201-915-3418 or email Rosemarie.Cuillerier@dep.nj.gov. for meeting location, otherwise, stop by the park office at 200 Morris Pesin Drive.
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ
Cost: free

Porta Holiday Pop-Up
December 22, 12PM – 5PM
Whatever holiday you’re shopping for, whether you’re early or late, this pop-up has it all for the people on your list. Shop clothing, jewelry, bags, and art. In collaboration with Asbury Fresh Public Market, we’re sure there will be some fun foodie finds too. Bonus: Porta has pizza. Need we say more?
Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: free

Snow Day Radio Show
December 22 & 23, 1PM – 2PM & 4PM – 5PM
Bring your littles to a fun show inside away from the cold that will teach them all about how a radio show is made and presented. There’s a chance they can participate too – as impromptu Foley artists and voice actors. Foley is a way of creating sound effects through the use of everyday objects. Listen to fun sounds and learn about a unique tradition.
Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre
West Windsor, NJ
Cost: adults $12, kids and seniors $10

HDSID & Artist and Maker Holiday Market
December 21 4PM – 8PM, December 22 12PM – 5PM
Find unique gifts at this holiday market in Jersey City. Whether you need a gift for an in-law, a cousin, a sister or a niece, you’ll find incredible gifts at affordable prices, including art, jewelry, home accessories, and clothing.
Grove Street PATH Plaza
Jersey City, NJ
Cost: free

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

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About Author

Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.