This weekend watch ice carvers make incredible creations at the Fire & Ice Festival in Mount Holly, learn all about maple sugaring at Tap That Tree! in Summit, or watch monster trucks rip and ride at Monster Jam in Newark.
Here are 14 kid-friendly things to do this weekend:
Date Night at SkyZone Ocean (NJMOM Partner)
January 25, 5PM – 8PM
Enjoy a relaxing night out with your sweetheart while the kids enjoy two hours of jump and play and an hour of crafts or a movie. Your littles will love the Freestyle Jump, SkySlam, and Rock Wall. Pizza and a drink is included.
Ocean Township, NJ
Princeton Farmers’ Market
January 24, 10AM – 3PM
Shop for your favorite local goodies at the Princeton Farmers’ Market. Beat the winter blues, support local farmers, and promote a healthier environment with your family.
Princeton Family YMCA
Haddonfield Winterfest Sidewalk Sale
January 24 – 27
In need of some retail therapy? Look no further than Haddonfield’s Winterfest Sidewalk Sale. Shop small at this indoor/outdoor sidewalk sale bursting with great bargains throughout town.
Downtown Haddonfield, NJ
January 25, 4PM – 11PM
Jersey City’s Zeppelin Hall has that Biergarten feel that we all miss during the chilly winter months. Bring the family for live music and over 22 bacon items on the menu at Baconfest!
Zeppelin Hall Biergarten
Jersey City, NJ
Fire & Ice Festival
January 26, 10AM – 4PM
Downtown Mount Holly is your stop for the Fire & Ice Festival, which features a dozen professional ice carvers, a wide variety of entertainment, and a dozen chili chefs – ready to warm you up with their version of the winter staple. Your littles will love watching the ice carvers create masterpieces out of ice.
Downtown Mount Holly, NJ
Lambertville * New Hope Winter Festival
January 26 & 27
The Lambertville * New Hope Winter Festival features tons of activities for you to enjoy with your children including puppet shows, a mad slime booth, a snow cone machine, and frozen adventure. Your littles will also enjoy ice sculptures, snowfolk art, and read-a-thon. The event also features a concert, a ball, a chili cook-off, and pub crawls.
Lambertville & New Hope, NJ
Cost: free, select ticketed events
Barlow’s Winter Makers’ Market
January 26, 10AM – 2PM
Head over to this winter makers’ market for its opening weekend. You can expect a variety of vendors lined up in Barlow’s greenhouse, a way to combat the winter blues with the family!
Sea Girt, NJ
Parent/ Child Digital Photography (ages 6-8)
January 26, 2PM – 4PM
Learn how to take the best Instagram photos or make new memories with your family at this interactive workshop. You can bring your own camera or borrow a Canon point and shoot. The first session explores camera settings and the second explores image editing.
Montclair Art Museum
Cost: $120 for both sessions
Tap That Tree!
January 26, 2PM – 3:30PM
Maple sugaring season officially starts in February, but we’re ready to start now! Tap the trees for this seasons’ sap flow. Your family will learn about how to tap trees and actually participate in it.
Cost: $15 per family if members, $25 per family if non-members
January 26, 3PM – 4:10PM or 8PM – 9:10PM
Grab your little Potter fans for a fun show about Harry Potter. This parody condenses or “pots” all seven Harry Potter books and an interactive Quidditch game into just 70 minutes with songs, props, and magic. It’s a blast for the entire family.
McCarter Theater Center
Harlem Wizards: Tricks, Hoops & Alley Oops!
January 26, 6PM
Your littles will love the sky-high slams from the Harlem Wizards during their performance. This show is filled with spontaneity, comedy, and audience interaction in a fun community setting. They’ll be amazed and you’ll be smiling too.
Cost: $12 – $45
Jersey Shore Cabin Fever Comic Book Show
January 27, 10AM – 4PM
For the first show of the new year, head over to Toms River for the Jersey Shore Cabin Fever Comic Book Show. This show features comic book vendors, artists, crafters, toys, trading cards, collectibles, and so much more. As always, there will be guest appearances from celebrity artists.
Toms River Elks Lodge
Toms River, NJ
Cost: $3, Kids 12 and under free
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
January 25 – 27
This family-friendly motorsport show is sure to keep you and your littles on the edge of your seats. You’ll watch professional motorsport athletes rip, ride, and flip around the course as they compete to win. It’s the ultimate monster truck adventure.
Winter Festival Canal and River Walk
January 27, 2PM – 3:30PM
Explore two historic canals and cross the Delaware River on this Canal and River Walk. Learn how boats crossed the river, get some fresh air, and your heart pumping. Be sure to bundle up.
Lambertville Station Inn
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