5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: Holiday Vacation Edition

With so many things for kids to do over the break, have some family fun, or drop the kids and do all those holiday shopping returns without the kiddos!


Anime & Ramen @ Madison Public Library

Friday, December 22, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a couple hours of noodles and anime! Food and beverages provided by the library. As per last meeting, we will begin with the show One Punch Man and proceed to choose where our viewing adventure will go from there. Feel free to bring your own computer, hand-held gaming system, or manga to read while we hang out.

Ages 10+


Drop-In Handbuilding @ Madison Mud

Every day (pretty much), 11 am

6 Main Street, Madison

Now that Madison has a half day on Friday, you can drop the kids off for Handbuilding even earlier! Check the website for specific times but pretty much any time of the day, kids can drop in for $30 a project and get their hands a little dirty.


Winter Vacation Celebration @ Morris Museum

6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown

Wednesday, December 27th, 11 am – 4 pm

Embrace the spirit of the season with a day of indoor winter fun at the Morris Museum. Make winter-themed crafts and see a performance of No Elves! No Elves! in the Bickford Theatre.

Enjoy a variety of Museum exhibitions including:

  • A Season of Wonder
  • Mega Model Trains
  • Storybook Style: A Selection of Works from the Minds of Living Illustrators
  • Museum Detectives: What is it?


Wild About Winter Mini-Camp


Wednesday, December 27 - Friday, December 29, 9:30 am - 12 noon

Winter break is a great time to get outside and explore. Learn about the crazy things that wildlife does to survive the cold, explore the quiet forest looking for animal signs, and more. Enjoy walks, crafts, stories, games, and activities. Sign up for one or more days. Bring a nut-free snack.

Ages 5-8 $16 per child per day. Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.



New Horizons Day Camp - Holiday Camp!

Brooklake School, Florham Park

Wednesday & Thursday, December 27 & 28, 9 am - 1 pm

Looking for something to keep the kids busy this break? New Horizons Day Camp in Florham Park is offering a Holiday break camp, and with complimentary early drop off (starting at 8 am). Kids will work with 3-D printing, Ooey-gooey science, Sports & Games and Little Master's Art classes. A complimentary snack is included. PLUS, you can bring a friend for half price.

$75 per day

For more info or to register call (973)850-6640

And don't forget to check out The Nutcracker @ Mayo or SOPAC, Liberty Science Center for their Thomas the Tank Engine exhibit or to check out the new planetarium, Morris Museum, Morris County Parks, and all the other ongoing holiday and beyond events in our backyard.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!