The holidays are finally here! In North Jersey, we celebrate with tons of fun outdoor activities in the snow, crafting with family, and watching beautiful light shows at night. The town of Mt. Arlington is thankfully close to many of these festive events, so here are four holiday activities near Mt. Arlington that you’ll be sure to love!

1. Outdoor Fun at Mountain Creek Resort

If you’re craving some outdoor winter fun, look no further than Mountain Creek Resort, one of the most popular skiing resorts in New Jersey. Only 30 minutes away from Mt. Arlington, Mountain Creek offers 167 acres across 4 snowy mountains for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Afterwards you can unwind with a local craft beer by the outdoor fire pits at the resort’s Biergarten, or dine at Kink, a family-friendly restaurant with an extensive American-style BBQ menu. If you want to end the day on a more intimate and formal note, visit the Hawks Nest, Mountain Creek’s gourmet restaurant.

2. Ice Skating in Aspen

Another fun physical activity the whole family can try this winter is ice skating! Located less than twenty minutes from Mt. Arlington is Aspen Ice Arena, a local venue that offers public and private skating lessons for all ages. You can register online now for their Learn to Skate program, and for those interested in action that’s a bit more intense, consider their hockey lessons! What better way to get ready for the holidays than to spend time with the family on ice?

3. Crafting at The Stickley Museum

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms (located in Morris Plains) was the former home of Gustav Stickley, a famous American designer. To continue his legacy, the Stickley Museum holds tons of unique decorating events every holiday season. This year, the Stickley Museum will be holding a holiday shopping and decorating event every weekend until the end of the year. Guests can come to the log house and learn about the history of holiday decorating while having the opportunity to purchase original holiday decorations, candles, holiday candy, and more for their loved ones.

4. Light Show & Village at Skylands Stadium

Skylands Stadium in Augusta is hosting their spectacular Christmas Light Show and Village for its fifth consecutive year. Until December 30th, you can drive through a mile-long course filled with more than one million dazzling lights and Christmas displays. This year Skylands Stadium is also debuting a new outdoor Christmas village that will be running through December 30th. Come walk through the North Pole, where you can take photos with Santa or Champ, Skyland’s 8 foot tall polar bear statue. There will also be a s’mores station, carnival games, and holiday shopping venues – so there’s guaranteed to be something everyone will love!

Apartments for Rent in Mt. Arlington, New Jersey

Mt. Arlington is home to beautiful winter weather and holiday events galore. If you want to experience everything this town and the surrounding area has to offer, consider Woodmont West apartments for your next home. Our apartments have luxurious features such as designer Quartz master bathrooms and kitchens, 9-foot ceilings, and walk-in closets. In addition, we have award-winning community amenities such as an in-house gym, resident lounge and game room, and community gardens. To find your new home, schedule a visit with us today!