2022 Holiday Fun Guide presented by Seastreak! - The Monmouth Moms


Our 2022 Holiday Fun Guide is presented by Seastreek Ferry! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots to spread holiday cheer this season in Monmouth County! Check out local Christmas Tree farms and shops, local markets and festivals, places to bring the kids over break, and lots more! Check out our full list below, and have a Happy Holiday!



‘Tis the Season to Sail with Seastreak

   The air is starting to get chilly, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend the season cooped-up inside! Seastreak is offering plenty of winter cruises that will get you and the family out on the water, without needing to brace for the cold! Read on to learn more about the fun and festive cruises departing from Seastreak’s NJ terminals in the coming months.

 Santa Brunch Cruise: Enjoy a delicious, and kid friendly brunch on a magical ride to NYC. Then we’ll make a quick stop downtown to pick up two special guests (Ho Ho Ho)! The kids will love singing carols, and sharing their wish lists with Santa on the way home. Seastreak will also host Santa and Mrs. Claus on select dates in December on the second floor of the Highlands ferry terminal. Stop by for some hot chocolate, egg nog, Christmas cookies and a photo with Santa. Local musician, James Dalton, will be there to play some of your favorite holiday tunes live!

Seal and Bird Eco-Cruise: See the migratory wildlife that visits Sandy Hook Bay and the NY Harbor each winter. Naturalists from the American Littoral Society will be aboard to narrate the cruise and tell you more about the adorable seals and various species of birds.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise: Welcome in the New Year with the best views of the NYC fireworks! Tickets also include tasty hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, city views, and music by a popular DJ.

New NYC Sunday Brunch Cruise: Admire iconic NYC landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Governor’s Island, and Ellis Island. Take some photos from the open-air top deck and then come inside to warm-up and visit the bar. Choose the “Bar and Brunch” add-on when booking, and we’ll include a delicious meal and bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys!

No matter which trip you choose, you’re sure to travel in comfort. Spacious seating, an open-air top deck, a heated cabin, and a fully stocked bar is available on every Seastreak Ferry. We can’t wait to have you aboard!



Location + Contact Information

Highlands & Atlantic Highlands, NJ




   Our Christmas Light Spectacular is back and it’s bigger, brighter, and better than ever, with our magical hayride through our dazzling light display! We have over a million lights spread across our beautiful 25- acre farm. Every building is lit up and covered in lights, with decorations everywhere. This year we have expanded and one of our newest features, is the world’s largest known spinning dreidel. Come take a ride through our Christmas Fantasy, as we watch the lights twinkle, in the eyes of our loved ones. It
truly is magical, in bringing us into the Spirit of Christmas.

Allaire Community Farm is a 501 © (3) NJ Non Profit with a mission of rescuing animals to rescue people of all ages. Our Focus is on special needs individuals, teens with mental health issues, and local families battling cancer. We offer many innovative programs including equine and animal therapy, prevocational training programs, and a healthy eating and gardening program for urban and suburban students. The farm is open to the public (April – November). We also offer class trips, pony parties, and special events.
So, join us down at the farm. Walk around and meet our rescued animals, (they love attention) along with our wonderful staff and volunteers who make this such a “happy place”, as so many of us like to call it.


Location + Contact Information

Allaire Community Farm

1923 Baileys Corner Rd.

Wall Township, NJ 07719





   The Village at Anne Ellen is New Jersey’s newest holiday walkthrough. The Village is our latest installment at our Christmas tree farm. The Village is a nighttime interactive holiday light display. Nestled on the outskirts of our 50 acres tree farm is where you will find our village. Your night with us starts with a hayride through our Christmas tree fields to this holiday destination. Once parked our walking trails will direct your movements through our forest of lights to the various displays, transporting you to a true winter wonderland. 


Location + Contact Information

Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm

114 Daum Road

Manalapan, NJ 07726


[email protected]


   We are hosting our Trees For Troops weekend event from December 2nd – 4th. This will be our 9th year sending real live Christmas trees to military families. Everyone is welcome to purchase a tree and fill out a personalized message tag. The trees are loaded up on a large truck and delivered by Fedex to families living on military bases.
We open for Christmas trees the Sat after Thanksgiving and then every Fri/Sat/Sun 10-4. Come start your family tradition with us! We’ll also have Wreaths and Honey.
FirFarmHoney is 100% Raw, Unfiltered, Never heated, and Delicious. All of our hives are on the farm; we do all of the beekeeping.
We practice Organic and Sustainable Farming. Save the Saturdays next August for Hop Harvest Fest and come out to the farm to pick Hops!
Location + Contact Information

The Fir Farm

166 Hillsdale Rd.

Colts Neck NJ 07722



   Escapology is a high adrenaline private only escape game venue where players are immersed inside a series of themed rooms and must race against the clock before time runs out!  During the 60-minute adventure, players must find clues, crack codes, solve puzzles and escape!  Save SANTA on-board the Santa Express, help the gang in the official Warner Brothers Game Scooby-Doo & The Spooky Castle Adventure, prove your innocence in Mansion Murder, solve the murder mystery on a moving train in Budapest Express, save Air Force One from sabotage, find the hidden treasure in Lost City, save the world from extinction in Antidote, and so much more!
  Escapology has two locations in NJ. One in Holmdel at the iconic Bell Works Building and another in Garwood.  Both locations include unique games and Saving Santa (shhh with a real Santa Claus!)  Escapology can also cater to special events such as birthdays and corporate outings like team building with full catered packages and private event room.
  Our limited time game SAVING SANTA is now open and is perfect for a fun family outing and you can event take a photo with Santa himself!  Upcoming sales include Black Friday, Cyber Monday and if you follow theEscapology Social media outlets, they occasional run one day flash sales for their fans!  
Visit the Escapologywebsite to see descriptions of games and book online right now!
Location + Contact Information


Holmdel, NJ




  Jungle Jim & Jane is a family owned and operated, state-of-the-art indoor soft playground for children & toddlers (age 6 months to eight years) who desire a safe, imaginative, challenging and fun environment to exercise, play and explore. We offer an incredible, interactive learning experience for your children with a host of both physical and intellectual games which will inspire them to move and play while developing both their minds and bodies.

Come in and explore our multi-faceted, colorful, jungle themed climbing structure, projection slide, wall, floor and ball pit games, as well as arcade games and an old school photo booth! For the little ones we are equipped with a designated self-contained soft play area providing games and activities that encourage hand-eye coordination as well as standing and body awareness. We are committed to providing a memorable experience in a safe and super clean environment that your children will want to revisit again & again!

  Unforgettable Birthday Parties!

Location + Contact Information

Jungle Jim & Jane

2399 NJ Route 36

Eastpointe Plaza

Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716





  Monster Mini Golf & Arcade is your go-to destination for one-of-a-kind family entertainment! Monster Mini Golf & Arcade is a state-of-the-art, indoor, climate-controlled family entertainment center completely under the luminescent glow of black lights. With full renovations, including a BRAND NEW arcade, just being completed in late September by the center’s new owner, Monster Mini Golf & Arcade invites you to enjoy MONSTROUS EXPERIENCES that include:
  • 18-hole glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course like nothing you have ever experienced!
  • BRAND NEW arcade including video games, claw machines, prize center & virtual reality!
  • Birthday Parties & Events that are second to none! Our posh, “Haunted Mansion-style” private event rooms, customized event planning, and A La Carte menu of attractions and inclusions will have you and your guests thirsty for more! 
  • Black-lit illuminated, professionally hand-painted art and monster-themed décor featuring fun-loving, animated monsters. 
  • DJ Weird Radio broadcasting live.
  • “Winter Wednesdays” with ½ price arcade games* from 3pm to 8pm (*excludes claw machines).
  We love what we do at Monster Mini Golf & Arcade because we get to deliver unique, quirky, affordable and engaging family entertainment dedicated to the sheer enjoyment of humans of all ages! Whether you are 5 or 95 years old and whether you are coming in for a day of family fun or you are planning a private party for your child’s birthday, we can cater our experience to be Monstrous for YOU! We are located at 749 Hope Road in Eatontown next to Dunkin Donuts, and our great team can’t wait to welcome you to our newly renovated family fun center!

Monster Mini Golf

Visit us online! Online party/event bookings available @ bookwithmonster.com & Gift Cards and combos available for pre-purchase with store pickup @ monsterminigolf.com/eatontown  




Give the gift of brunch with a Turning Point Restaurant Gift Card!

  This Holiday season Turning Point is offering a gift card promotion that will begin on 11/25 Black Friday and will run through till 12/24 Christmas Eve. Receive additional bonus bucks cards when you purchase $50 or more in gift cards that can be used on future visits*! It is the gift that keeps on giving! Turning Point Restaurant is an award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch concept known for our creative menu offerings, exceptional guest service, and warm and inviting ambiance. Turning Point has over 20 locations throughout NJ, PA and DE.

Much of our success is attributed to the unique menu items we offer, such as French pressed coffee with a variety of coffee beans from different regions around the world, Brown Sugar Bacon Lollipops are a fun sharable dish, an array of Eggs Benedict options and mouthwatering sweet, savory and seasonal breakfast and lunch dishes. Stop by a location closest to you, you will be glad you did!

*Black Friday 11/25 Gift Card Promotion, purchase $50 in gift cards and receive an additional $15 in bonus bucks. Purchase $100 in gift cards and receive an additional $30 in bonus bucks and a pair of limited-edition Turning Point socks. In-store or online. *11/26-12/24 Gift Card promotion, purchase $50 in gift cards and receive an additional $10 in bonus bucks. Purchase $100 in gift cards and receive an additional $25 in bonus bucks.



The Monmouth Moms Holiday Fun Guide is presented by Seastreak!


The air is starting to get chilly, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend the season cooped-up inside! Seastreak is offering plenty of winter cruises that will get you and the family out on the water, without needing to brace for the cold! Learn more about the fun and festive cruises departing from Seastreak’s NJ terminals in the coming months here!


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