8 Thanksgiving Things to Do in Morris County NJ with Your Kids

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s officially time to get into the holiday spirit. Getting together to celebrate family and friends, count our blessings, and say thanks for everything in our lives is so important this time of year. Taking advantage of events and things to do in Morris County NJ can help you do just that. There are so many opportunities to try new things, eat delicious food, see new shows, and experience everything Morris County has to offer your family. Try some of these Thanksgiving-themed events and get to celebrating! 

#1: Shop at the Morristown Farmers’ Market

The Morristown Farmers Market is ranked as one of Northern New Jersey’s best. Since 1990, 1,000+ attendees each week shop fifteen NJ-based produce and specialty vendors offering flowers and plants, fruits and vegetables, herbs, baked goods, eggs, cheeses, honey, fish, poultry, grass-fed beef, and pork. Area residents and visitors alike flock to the Market on Sundays to see, smell, sample, and delight in everything Jersey Fresh. The Market takes place on Sundays, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm, from mid-June to November 22.

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#2: Winter Farmers’ Market from Grow it Green

Another market at the top of our favorites list of things to do in Morris County NJ is The Winter Farmers’ Market. Grow it Green in Morristown offers this wonderful seasonal event where you can celebrate and give thanks with your family. Purchase sustainable and locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as locally made products to show your community spirit. The market takes place in the parking lot of the Morris Museum from December 6 to March 28 (excluding Dec. 27). The market runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

#3: Rock & Mineral Weekend at the Morris Museum

Enjoy a “rockin’” weekend at the Morris Museum. Shop for treasures with top area mineral, gem, and fossil dealers. Hundreds of specimens, books, jewelry, and more are on sale. Morris Museum Mineralogical Society members will be on hand to identify your rocks and minerals and share information about the club. For those families interested in archaeology, geology, and more, the Morris Museum’s Rock and Mineral weekend is perfect.

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#4: Meet Beloved Characters at the Imagine That!!! Museum

At the Imagine That!!! Museum, your kids can engage with their favorite characters from television. There are featured indoor events where Peppa Pig and Skye & Marshall from Paw Patrol will make appearances. Your kids will also be able to play with all the incredible interactive exhibits within the museum. Book your tickets now for a fun-filled day of holiday play! 

#5: Try the Fall Festival at Ort Farms

While the leaves are still falling and the temperatures are still moderate, try the Fall Festival at Ort Farms! There are hayrides and a corn maze, as well as pony rides and monster trucks. Train rides, farm animals, and a farmer’s market for the adults. There’s a little something for everyone to enjoy. The Fall Festival at Ort Farms will bring your family together to celebrate Thanksgiving in the most seasonal way. 

#6: See a Show at The Growing Stage

As the holiday season approaches, some people in Morris County are gearing up for Christmas! The cast and crew at The Growing Stage are putting on a production of The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus. If you have children interested in the performing arts, The Growing Stage is now looking for talented young people to star in the production. Check out the audition schedule and give your kids a chance to act, or look to see when you can get tickets to the show. 

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#7: Get in the Christmas Spirit at Centenary Stages

In Morris County, we believe it’s never too early to dive into the Christmas spirit. The Centenary Stage Company is putting on a grand production of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. This Family Holiday Spectacular will be taking place at the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center from November 27th through December 13th. Get your tickets now and keep Christmas in your heart for the rest of 2020.

#8: Tuesday Night Pinball at Morristown Game Vault

If you are bored at home during a weekday and looking for something fun to do together, look no further. A Morristown classic, The Game Vault, a retro arcade with fun for the whole family, is offering a pinball league. As a bonus, there are cash prizes to win! While some members of the family compete, others can take advantage of all the other games and activities this venue has to offer.

Try These Thanksgiving-themed Things to Do in Morris County

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There are always events happening in Morris County, New Jersey for your family to enjoy. To celebrate Thanksgiving with your community, try strolling, dining and shopping at some of the businesses in Chester or in Morristown.  Experience some of the unique shops in downtown Denville or downtown Boonton. No matter which things in Morris County, NJ you choose, we’re sure our county is a great place to give thanks with family during this holiday season.  

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