Things to Do in South and West Orange, NJ


Things to Do in South and West Orange, NJ

If you are looking for things to do in South and West Orange, NJ, why not check out The Turtleback Zoo.  The Turtleback Zoo will be hosting their Holiday Lights Spectacular beginning November 18th. The display will be every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11/18-12/11. Beginning December 12th, you can see the display every night through January 3. The Zoo is closed 12/24 and 12/25. The hours are 5-9 pm, and admission is free. This event is a lot of fun for the whole family. Plan accordingly as it can get very crowded on the weekends and the days closer to Christmas. It is best to go closer to when it opens. Be sure to bundle up as it can get quite cold!

More Things to Do in South and West Orange, NJ

You can eat your Thanksgiving meal guilt-free after you participate in the “Two Towns 5K Turkey Trot and Fun Run” to be held on Saturday, 11/19, at the South Mountain Reservation.  The course will take runners along Crest Drive, a scenic and paved route that takes you through the Maplewood area of the reservation.  Runners of all ages are invited to run.  Registration begins at 8 am and the run begins at 9 am.  The Kid’s Fun Run starts at 10 am.  All races will be held rain or shine.  Prizes will be given to the men’s and women’s winners.  All children participating in the Fun Run will be given a participation medal, and the top boy and girl will each win a trophy.  All those who run will receive a t-shirt (while supplies last).

The cost for pre-registration for the race is $25.  It will cost $35 to register on race day.  There is a $10 charge for the Kid’s Fun Run.

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