Winter Activities on The Jersey Shore

Contrary to popular belief, the Jersey Shore is still full of vibrant activity in the winter! Here are just a few ideas for fun activities you can enjoy during the winter while staying warm!


PNC Bank Arts Center Magic of Lights

Winter transforms the PNC Bank Arts Center into a sparkling wonderland with its Magic of Lights event. This drive-through light spectacle features dazzling displays and holiday scenes, creating a festive atmosphere that can be enjoyed from the warmth of your car.

See A Show At Count Basie Theater

The Count Basie Theater in Red Bank hosts a variety of shows year-round, including performances ideal for senior audiences. Upcoming events often include concerts, plays, and musicals - providing an excellent opportunity for a night out. Check their schedule for specific shows and dates.

Jenkinson’s Aquarium

Many people are surprised to hear that the aquarium is open year-round! They are actually open on the weekends outside of the warmer months. It’s a great place to see some incredible marine life and many other types of wildlife up close. Invite some friends and family to organize a fun day trip.

Visit The Ocean County Mall

The Ocean County Mall isn’t just a shopping destination; it’s a great place to walk and stay active when it's too chilly outside. During the winter, the mall often hosts events and activities. It offers a warm and inviting environment for leisurely walks, window shopping, or catching up with friends over a cup of coffee.

State Website for More Ideas

Don’t forget to check New Jersey's official state website for more ideas and updates on winter activities. It's a great resource for finding current events, festivals, and other seasonal attractions that are senior-friendly.


These are all great activities that are just a short drive from Homestead Run. Our community members enjoy great events and activities in the local area throughout the year. If you would like to be a part of an active adult community with many entertainment options just a short drive away, then contact us today!

Homestead Run

100 Fireside Blvd. Toms River, NJ 08755