Top Things to Do with Children in Summit, NJ this Winter

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Nov 28, 2018 7:17:48 PM

Winter is coming and the temperature is dropping. In an effort to battle the cold weather blues, we've provided you with a list of our favorite things to do with children in the Summit, NJ area this winter. This list will be updated as we hear of more events throughout the season! Have an event you think should be included in our list? Email the details to communications@oakknoll.org for consideration.

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Breakfast with Santa  Saturday, December 1, 2018

Children will enjoy a pancake breakfast followed by a chance to meet Santa himself. Families will have time to take photos with Santa. Seatings are at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The cost is $10 per family for members and $15 per family for nonmembers. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Summit Area YMCA

Carriages & Carolers  Saturdays, December 8, 15, 22, 2018

Who doesn't love a free ride through beautiful downtown Summit? Take a break from your holiday shopping and enjoy the window displays, lights, and decorations in Summit's downtown. There will also be music in town! Sponsored by Summit Downtown

Make-Your-Own Christmas OrnamentSaturday, December 15, 2018

A free holiday workshop for children in pre-K through grade 3, featuring the story of "Mouse's Christmas Gift" by Mindy Baker! Following story time, children will create two handmade ornaments - one to bring home for their own tree and another to give to someone in need! Free and open to the public, but pre-registration required. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School

Christmas Caroling – Sunday, December 23, 2018

Get into the holiday spirit and sing traditional carols and holiday favorites outside the church. Afterwards, warm-up with hot chocolate, hot cider and cookies. Sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Summit

Crafty Cooks Reading Books – Saturdays, January 12 & 26, 2019

A two-part introductory cooking workshop by Realish Food! Children in pre-K to grade 3 will participate in hands-on cooking and crafting tied to a central theme in the story of the day. Free and open to the public, but pre-registration required. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School

American Girl Live – Saturday, January 19, 2019

Experience American Girl in an all-new musical! American Girl Live features all-original songs and unforgettable experiences. Come along to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home. As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song. Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship. Ages 5 and up. Tickets: $29 - $79 Sponsored by the Mayo Performing Arts Center

Speaker: Karen Fortunati: The Weight of Zero  Thursday, January 24, 2019

A discussion and book signing for parents with Karen Fortunati, author of "The Weight of Zero," a story about a girl who has to deal not only with the standard pressures and stress of high school but also a much heavier weight – bipolar disorder. The story explores Catherine’s dark struggle to accept a diagnosis yet it is ultimately one of hope and resilience and finding support in the most unexpected places. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School

Summer Programs Open House – Sunday, February 24, 2019

Considering options for your child this summer? Join us for our Summer Programs Open House and learn about the many offerings for children ages 3-16! Oak Knoll is a great place for summer fun and adventure as well as Academic enrichment! We offer programs for preschoolers all the way through high school children including June Mini Camps, Summer Scholars, and our Summer Adventures day camp. This open house offers hands-on activities for kids while you explore the options for summer 2019! Sponsored by Oak Knoll School