10 low-cost or FREE things to do this weekend at The Jersey Shore (November 21st – 23rd)

10 low-cost or FREE things to do this weekend at The Jersey Shore (November 21st – 23rd)

When the tourists go away, the Jersey Shore and its communities continue to provide its residents with fun, affordable and new things to do. In the coming months, we will be highlighting these happenings for our fans and shedding some light on what is going on in our own backyards.

Please let us know about any future events or fun & educational things to do in the area and we will include them when we can.

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Event: Holiday Light Spectacular & PNC Bank Arts Center
Location: PNC Bank Arts Center
Address: 116 Garden State Parkway, Holmdel
Date: November 20th – January 4th
Time: Dusk to 10:00pm weekdays and dusk to 11:00pm weekends
Cost: $20 per car on weekdays and $25 on weekends

ITS BACK! The Holiday Lights Spectacular is back at the PNC Bank Arts Center for the 2014 holiday season. Over 2.5 miles of holiday scenery makes this the most wonderful ride of the year. With over 150 light displays, Holiday Lights Spectacular creates a magical winter wonderland in the heart of New Jersey.

For the first time this year the all new JCP&L Holiday Village will open at the end of the drive for more holiday excitement. The holiday village is a heated area within the park where families can take pictures with Santa, kids can make their own gingerbread cookies and everyone can enjoy some festive refreshments & snacks.

The holiday fun doesn’t stop there! Also new this holiday season is the AmeriHealth NJ skating rink located in the North Plaza and a 100ft long Retro Fitness Snow Luge located near the North Plaza.

For more information please visit See The Holiday Lights .



Event: Club MAC – A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Location: Middletown Arts Center
Address: 36 Church Street, Middletown
Date: Friday November 21st
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Cost: $25 per child, $15 for siblings

Have the kids join Club MAC: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for an unforgettable experience. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is timeless experience. If you haven’t already made this a part of your family’s Thanksgiving tradition, this would be a good year to kick it off.

For more information and to register please call 732-706-4100



Event: Craft shows for this coming weekend
Location: Brick, Lacey and Toms River
Address: see below
Date: Saturday November 22nd & Sunday November 23rd
Time: See below
Cost: Free

Saturday November 22nd, 2014

The Brick Township High School PTSA hosts its’ Annual Craft Fair on Chambers Bridge Road in Brick Township 9:00am – 4:00pm. There will be dozens of crafters and vendors. Please call 732-241-9296 for more information.

Lacey United Methodist Church hosts their Holiday Bazaar 9:00am – 4:00pm. Please call 609-693-5222 for more information.

The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary presents their Craft and New Item Sale at the fire house on Kettle Creek Road in Toms River from 9:00am – 2:00pm. Please call 732-908-0943 for more information.

Sunday November 23rd, 2014

Brick Memorial High School High School’s cheerleaders will host their Holiday and Craft Show at Brick Memorial High School from 11:00am – 4:00pm. For vending and other information please call 732-267-3611.



Event: Surf Fishing Clinic
Location: Sandy Hook
Address: Building 18, Fort Hancock
Date: Saturday November 22nd
Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Cost: $20 per member family – $40 per non-family member

Instructional skills include casting, knot tying, lure/bait selection and “reading a beach.”  All skill levels are welcome.  Rods, reels and tackle will be provided, but bring your own equipment if you have it.  Children are welcome with a supporting adult.  Bring a lunch for the beach.  Spaces are limited.

For more information and to make a reservation please contact the American Littoral Society at 732-291-0055.



Event: Manasquan Turkey Run
Location: Manasquan Brielle Little League Field House
Address:69 Second Avenue, Manasquan
Date: Saturday November 22nd
Time: 10:00am (1 mile) and 11:00am (5 miles)
Cost: $35 adults – $25 children 12 and under

Shirt pick up & Registration on Friday night is at Leggett’s from 6:00-8:00pm. On “Race Day” Saturday morning registration & pick up will be at the Manasquan Brielle Little League Field House – 69 Second Ave Manasquan, NJ 08736 from 8:30 AM till race time. *There will be race day registration, if limit is not reached. Awards for top 25 male and female racers and all kids 12 and under get medals.

For more information please email gio@jerseyrunner.com.



Event: Kaluoka’hina – The enchanted Reef
Location: Robert J. Novins Planetarium
Address: College Drive, Toms River
Date: Saturday November 22nd
Time: 5:30pm
Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors and children 12 and under are $7

Join Jake & Shorty, two adventurous fish, on an animated quest to save their reef from destruction by learning to touch the Moon, recommended for ages 12 and under. The planetarium is amazing and it is an awesome experience you and the kids will never forget. Extend your stay and stick around for what’s next on our list.

For more information please call 732-255-0342 or visit The Robert J. Novins Planetarium.



Event: Wonders of the Seasonal Sky
Location: Robert J. Novins Planetarium
Address: College Drive, Toms River
Date: Saturday November 22nd
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors and children 12 and under are $7

Tour of the current night sky, beginning with the daytime sky, discuss the Sun, our local star, explore the season’s constellations, bright stars, visible planets, deep sky objects, and celestial highlights, constellation mythology and recent space missions are also included, recommended for ages over 8.

For more information please call 732-255-0342 or visit The Robert J. Novins Planetarium.



Event: Live Country, Bluegrass, and Folk Music Concert
Location: Albert Music Hall
Address: 131 Wells Mills Road, Waretown
Date: Saturday November 22nd
Time: Starts at 7:30pm
Cost: $1 for children 11 and under and $5 for adults

Presented by The Pinelands Cultural Society come out and have a blast at The Albert Music Hall and enjoy a live stage concert of bluegrass, country and Pinelands music by musicians from the tri-state area.

For more information please call 609-971-1593 or visit The Albert Music Hall.



Event: Grunin Family Series presents Ballet for Young Audiences “The Nutcracker”
Location: The Arts & Community Center at Ocean County College
Address: College Drive, Toms River
Date: Sunday November 23rd
Time: 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Cost: $12

“The Nutcracker” tells the story of Clara, a young girl on the brink of womanhood, whose dreams are both childlike and tinged with romance. A dream story magically brought to life through music, dance and beautiful costumes beginning with a Nutcracker doll and ending with the Land of Sweets. An Ocean County favorite!

For more information please contact Bobbi Krantz at 732-255-0400.



Event: “Our Day of Thanks” in the 1830’s
Location: Allaire Village
Address: 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale
Date: Sunday November 23rd
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: Free to attend

Join the village as they celebrate “Our Day of Thanks”, a traditional reenactment of a 1830s style Thanksgiving. A reenactment program takes place in the Allaire Chapel at 1:00pm. Take a walk down to the village for some hearth cooking with time period correct recipes, explore the unique crafts shops and much much more! Truly a Thanksgiving experience that you and your kids will never forget.

For more information please call 732-919-3500.