When you think Christmas, the first thing that pops in your head is definitely NOT summer! Christmas in July, however, has been growing in popularity in NJ (and beyond) allowing for holiday fun to be enjoyed in the warm weather too! Each summer I see more and more events and experiences that celebrate Christmas in July. From taking pictures with Santa to making holiday crafts to eating Christmas treats, there are a variety of ways to bring the holiday spirit to summer break. To help plan out our holiday fun, I put together a list of Christmas in July events in NJ that the entire family will LOVE!
Christmas in July Events in NJ
Christmas in July at Van Bunschooten Museum – July 15-16: For over 17 years, this hidden gem of a museum has been celebrating Christmas in July with fun and educational activities. Complimentary tours will be available!
Christmas in July Weekend at Triple Brook Camping Resort– July 21-23: Celebrate the holidays all weekend while camping at this Blairstown camping resort.
Christmas in July with Santa Claus in Wildwood – July 22: Beginning at 1pm, families can head to the beach in North Wildwood at the 2nd Avenue inlet area through 26th Avenue for holiday fun including rides with Santa, holiday music and delicious candy canes.
Christmas in July at Storybook Land – July 22 12pm-4pm: Spend the day with Santa and Mrs. Clause at Storybook Land in Egg Harbor Township.
Santa’s Summer Vacation Train Ride – July 22-23: Climb aboard the Black River and Western Railroad for some holiday fun in the summer with Santa. Guests will enjoy sand art, live music, meet and greets with Santa and his elves and more!
Christmas in July Week at Sea Pirate Campground – July 22-28: Head down to West Creek, NJ for a swashbuckling good time at Sea Pirate Campground. Holiday activities include ornament making, caroling, holiday crafts, site decorating contest and more!
Brunch with the Clauses – July 23 11am-1pm: Enjoy a delicious meal with Santa and Mrs. Claus while enjoying a relaxing boat ride around the lake on Miss. Lotta.
Holly Shores Christmas in July Celebration: Pack up the tent and camping gear and enjoy a weekend full of Christmas in July activities at Holly Shores camping resort between Cape May and Wildwood. Activities include a cookie exchange, cookie decorating, caroling, pictures with Santa and more!
Christmas in July at Cape May Lighthouse – July 25 10am-2pm: Enjoy music, food and family friendly events at Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point State Park
Christmas in July at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk – July 26-27: Families will enjoy strolling entertainment, photos with Santa, crafts and more!
Summer Santa Con Cruise on Lake Hopatcong – July 28 7pm-9pm: Hop aboard Miss Lotta and enjoy Lake Hopatcong’s annual Christmas in July celebration. Guests are encouraged to dress as Santa or their favorite holiday character.
5th Annual Christmas in July in South Plainfield: July 29 10am-4pm: Families can enjoy a fun and FREE event to celebrate the holidays in the summer.
Know of more Christmas in July events? Please share them in the comments section below!