With November coming to end, Christmas is nearly upon us. It’s a magical time of year when people get together. While the official Christmas countdown begins at the beginning of December, it’s never too early to get into the celebration mode. So visit these Christmas lights in New Jersey and get into the Holiday spirit.
Magic of Lights, PNC Bank Arts Center
Running from November 18 up until January 1, 2023, Magic of Lights has a festive atmosphere for the whole family to visit. Magic of Lights is a drive-through experience that consists of several million lights, Christmas trees, decorations, and music as you drive down the lit-up path. From the comfort of your car, you’re able to create holiday memories with your loved ones to last a lifetime.
Be sure to look at their calendar and purchase tickets before arriving!
Skylands Stadium offers events for the whole family to enjoy! With over two million lights and a one-mile drive-through path, this Christmas light show is perfect for those who want to visit a festive, Christmas village. Filled with carnival rides, a skating rink, photo opportunities, and holiday treats, there are plenty of festive activities.
While this is an all-weather event, make sure to dress accordingly to be able to enjoy the outdoor activities after experiencing the light show drive-through! Click here for tickets.
Orchard of the Lights, Demarest Farms
At Demarest Farms, Orchard of the Lights prepares for the most wonderful of the year by creating a guided tour through 32 acres of dazzling, brightly colored lights. Being able to watch the lit-up displays from the comfort of your vehicle while sipping hot chocolate allows you to stay toasty— sheltered from the outside frost.
After your drive through the Christmas light show, be sure to stop by the Demarest retail farm market and warm up by the firepit! Don’t forget to take pictures with Santa and be sure to listen to his singing reindeer.
Diggerland Holiday Light Show
West Berlin, NJ
This year marks Diggerland USA’s third holiday light show! From holiday music to a display of lights that runs through a park, the festive atmosphere is welcoming to all families looking for a Christmas activity to experience. Starting November 16 up until January 1, tickets are available for purchase as daily admission capacity is limited.
Plan a visit to Diggerland’s Holiday Light Show through America’s only construction theme and water park!
Holiday in the Park, Six Flags Great Adventure
Plan your visit to Six Flags Great Adventure if you’re looking to create holiday memories to last a lifetime. Starting November 25, and running to January 1, festive celebrations take place at Holiday in the Park. Whether you’re looking for live entertainment, dazzling bright lights, or even just a stroll around the amusement park, there’s a wide range of activities for you and your family to enjoy. As the five-story tree comes to life, your favorite Christmas characters celebrate through music and dance.
Experience the magic yourself by visiting the attractions Holiday in the Park has to offer.
DiDonato Family Fun Center
Looking for more than just a Christmas light show? DiDonato Family Fun Center offers a walkthrough holiday village, a train ride through millions of Christmas lights, a holiday movie tent, and special guests including a very special snowman! Photo opportunities are also available for those looking to take pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Clause. Other amenities include bowling, food, drinks, and a toy cottage.
DiDonato Family Fun Center has plenty of activities for you and your family to enjoy for the holidays. Be sure to check out their website for more information.
Dasher’s Light Show
Beginning Friday, November 25, Dasher’s Lightshow will be open for the season. This drive-through light show is perfect for those who wish to stay in the warmth of their car and experience the dazzling light displays with their friends and loved ones. With various photo opportunities along with music that can be easily synced to a vehicle’s radio station, Dasher’s Lightshow provides a sensational, bright, and joyful atmosphere for all ages!
Be sure to purchase tickets before arriving at the Lightshow as a ticket is valid per vehicle.
Christmas Fantasy with Lights
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
If you’re searching for a winter wonderland filled with sparkling Christmas lights, welcome to Storybook Land! Christmas Fantasy with Lights in Storybook Land offers special guests, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause, as well as the award-winning Fralinger String Band. For over 30 years, Christmas Fantasy with Lights has been a South Jersey tradition. With over one million lights, festive music, and attractions, this winter wonderland provides a welcoming, festive environment. Just in time to light up the mood for the holidays!
For more information on Christmas Fantasy with Lights, be sure to check out their website.
Holiday Lights Spectacular, Turtle Back Zoo
West Orange, NJ
Turtle Back Zoo presents Holiday Lights Spectacular which allows you to take a stroll through the zoo and experience the dazzling Christmas lights. With weekly Santa visits and different themed weekends, Holiday Lights Spectacular provides a unique Christmas light show experience with some animals to visit!
Please be sure to keep in mind not all of the zoo areas is open and only certain animal areas are open, which include the Touch Tank, Reptile House, and Farm. Admission is free; however, a donation is recommended.Be sure to check out their website for more information on events taking place!
Beginning November 25, the Brookhollow Barnyard holiday light show will run until January 6. The holiday light show will be open on weekends; however, more days will be added as Christmas approaches. Admission to walk through the light show is $9.50 per person and children under the age of two are free. Drive-through admission is $20 per car. With that being said, tickets are only sold in person on the day of.
If you are planning on visiting this light show, make sure to arrive early to secure your tickets!
East Brunswick, NJ
With over 1.5 million lights, this holiday light show drive-through welcomes your family to join the journey of celebrating this season’s festivities. This family-owned business runs from November 25 to January 1. Their passion for creating Christmas light shows for over two decades has allowed them to create this unforgettable holiday-themed experience! Experience Winter WonderLights with your family and friends. Bundle up in your car, make sure to bring some snacks, and tune into the radio to enjoy the light show with your loved ones.
Christmas Lights at Historic Smithville
With over 120 Christmas trees and 50,000 Christmas lights sparkling into the night, the Christmas Lights at Historic Smithville will be sure to get you into the holiday spirit! Popular songs for the holiday season are synchronized with the dazzling Christmas tree light show. As it transitions into the night, the light show begins and the bright lights reflect off the water’s surface due to the show being played across the lake. As the holidays approach, this light show provides a cheerful environment for all ages.
This Christmas light show begins November 24 up until January 6. Be sure to click here for more information!
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