(To be followed unless parties agree, in writing, to modify)

 The following holidays shall be alternated between the parties each year.

Unless otherwise indicated, those holidays shall run from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


ODD      EVEN                       

ODD      YEARS    HOLIDAYS_____________________              

Father   Mother      New Year’s Eve, Dec 31st, 6:00 p.m. to January 1st at noon.

Mother  Father      New Year’s Day, January 1st, noon to 6:00 p.m.

Father   Mother     Martin Luther King Day (unless child is in school)

Mother  Father      President’s Day

Father   Mother     Good Friday, 10:00 a.m. to Easter Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

Mother   Father     Easter Saturday, 4:00 p.m. to Easter Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Father    Mother     Memorial Day

Mother   Father      July 4th

Father     Mother    Labor Day

Mother    Father     Columbus Day

Father     Mother    Thanksgiving Day

Mother    Father     Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th, at 6:00 p.m. until Dec. 25th at noon

Father      Mother     Christmas Day, Dec.  25th at noon to Dec. 26 at 6:00 p.m.


Special Days

Father’s Birthday day to Father (4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., if it falls on a school day).

Mother’s Birthday to Mother (4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., if it falls on a school day).

Mother’s Day to Mother

Father’s Day to Father

Child’s Birthday to be alternated

Halloween (trick or treat) – Each parent shall have the child(ren) for trick or treat purposes as scheduled in their community.  If the parents live in the same community or if the communities have designated the same date and time for trick or treat, then the parents shall alternate on a year by year basis, with Father having child(ren) on odd years and Mother having child(ren) on even years.


JEWISH HOLIDAY (If Applicable)

ODD         EVEN


Mother      Father             Rosh Hashanah

Father        Mother            Yom Kippur

Father        Mother           Chanukah – First Night (remaining 7 nights to alternate between Parents)

Mother      Father              Passover – First Night (with other parent having the second night).

Father        Mother             Succoth – the first two days thereof and the last two days thereof

Mother      Father              Purim

Father        Mother             Shavuot – odd year Father has 1st day, even year Mother has 1st day


3 Thoughts to “Holiday Parenting Schedule”

  1. […] When parenting time or holiday schedule disputes arise, unmarried parents will typically fall back on the specific parenting schedule set forth in their New Jersey Custody Order, Property Settlement Agreement and/or Final Judgment of Divorce. These documents often have detailed “holiday schedules” attached which provide for alternating parenting time over major regular and secular holidays on a year-to-year basis.  The holiday parenting schedules are usually based on the court Holidays and Special Days Parenting Time Schedule. […]

  2. […] during the holidays, the New Jersey Family Part Courts have adopted a “standard”  holiday parenting time schedule.  The holiday parenting time schedule is not required by statute or case law. However, it is often […]

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