Need ideas of things to do in New Jersey for Thanksgiving weekend? We have some great family-friendly suggestions!

Round out your menu with some Thanksgiving pies that go way beyond pumpkin!

  • Alstede Farm – Many selections such as Fruits of the Forest, Peach Praline, Sweet Potato Crunch, just to start
  • Wightman Farm – Choices includes Blueberry Crumb, Cherry, Lemon Crunch, No Sugar Apple, and many more

Don’t feel like cooking at all? Make a reservation at one of our local restaurants or order your feast!

Ensure that your guests from out of town are well-rested (and so are you!).

Burn off your holiday meal before you eat it (and support a good cause at the same time).

  • Morris Township Thanksgiving Day 5k Run: Participate in the Interfaith Food Pantry and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County’s annual Morris Township Turkey Trot. The USATF certified 5k, 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run and Kid’s Trot is a fun, family event that benefits both charities


Burn off your holiday meal after you eat it!

  • Walk off that Thanksgiving meal with a family-friendly hike through wetland fields and meadows alongside the meandering Passaic River and Cory’s Brook

Get ready for the Christmas season:

Learn something new:

  • Make delicious, homemade apple cider using an old-fashioned, hand-cranked cider press, and learn fun facts about the amazing apple at the Great Swamp OEC on Saturday 

Find other events, including concerts and recreational activities on our calendar

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