The holiday season is here and with it comes many fun family activities. Make the most of the season this year with all of these events happening in and around Monmouth, Ocean, and Mercer Counties.
Holiday in the Park
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Six Flags Great Adventure has been transformed into a winter wonderland for the very first time this year. Guests can enjoy visits with Santa and festive holiday treats, along with riding their favorite thrill rides. “Holiday in the Park” is going on now through January 3, 2016. Tickets start at $44.99, but vary depending on the day.
Festival of Trees – Princeton
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton St.
Bring the family to witness a “must-see” Princeton holiday tradition, now through January 3, 2016. The galleries, hallways, and porches of the Morven Museum & Garden will be beautifully decorated. No reservations for the event are needed. The admission prices are as follows: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, free for children six and under, free for Friends of Morven, or $35 for up to a family of five.
Aside from the above, there are several other events and programs associated with the Festival of Trees at Morven Museum & Garden this holiday season.
Holiday Trolley Tour
Tours begin at:
Downtown Palmer Square
29 Hulfish St.
See why the Holiday Trolley Tour has been “ranked the number one activity in Princeton by TripAdvisor, New York Times, AAA Magazine, Huffington Post, Meetings Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Travel and Leisure and Washington Post!” The one-hour trolley tour will take you and your family to see the homes of Albert Einstein, Woodrow Wilson, Nancy Drew, F. Scott Fitzgerald and more. Tours are available every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until December 26. Admission is $15 per person.
The Asbury Park Bazaar
Grand Arcade of Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ
Convention Hall’s Grand Arcade will be turned into a market every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. through December 20. Enjoy live music, special performances, holiday treats, and hot cider or hot chocolate as you shop at the Asbury Park Bazaar. A pop-up holiday market will also have Local shops and vendors will be selling a variety of gifts and handmade items including, but not limited to, jewelry, art, home goods, and more. Photos with Santa and Kids Craft Workshops are offered on Sundays.
The Bazaar also benefits the AP Toy & Coat Drive. Donations of a toy or lightly used coat are encouraged.
Christmas at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave.
Experience the joys of an early American Christmas past at Allaire Village. Activities include a tour of the historic buildings, an interactive music program, horse and wagon rides (additional cost), and don’t forget to stop at the General Store and Bakery before you go. Tickets start at $5. View the Allaire Village website for dates and times.
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St.
Red Bank, NJ
The Count Basie Theatre presents the Frozen Sing-Along Winter Spectacular on December 16 at 6:00 p.m. Your children may even get a surprise appearance from Anna and Olaf. Admission is $10 (or free with a Count Basis Theatre Cinema Society Membership).