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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Christmas Light Displays in New Jersey

12 “Must See” Christmas Light Shows In New Jersey

Christmas is just around the corner and there’s nothing like the twinkling lights of the holiday season to get you in a festive mood. Be sure to check out one (or more!) of these amazing Christmas light displays in NJ this holiday season! Read on for the scoop on the best Christmas light displays in New Jersey …

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Best Christmas Light Displays In New Jersey

Cranbury Christmas Lights

128 North Main Street
Cranbury NJ

This family-run Central New Jersey holiday light display features over 120,000 lights dancing to 20 songs and the largest Christmas tree in New Jersey (36 feet tall). This is a free event but donations to support the local food bank are encouraged.  The three-hour Christmas light show begins at 6:00pm. November 25 & 26 and December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, & 27.

Historic Smithville’s Floating Trees 

Historic Smithville
E. Moss Mill Road
Galloway NJ
November 23rd – January 7th

Come visit Historic Smithville for the holidays and see more than 120 Christmas trees constructed from over 50,000 Christmas lights as they magically float on beautiful Lake Meone. When darkness falls, an amazing display of lights and music plays out across the lake. This holiday light show can be seen from either side of the village as well as from the bridge. Arrive early and do some holiday shopping while the kids visit with the talking Christmas tree, ride the train, and hear a Christmas story read by Mrs. Claus.

Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Boulevard
Jackson NJ

For the third year in a row, Great Adventure is staying open through the end of the year and celebrating the season with their Holiday in the Park event. Ride the roller coasters and enjoy the park decked out for the holidays with over a million LED lights. Visit Santa, walk the “Peppermint Path”, meet a reindeer and send letters to Santa in North Pole Village, hear Christmas carols sung by the “Jingle Jammers” and lots more holiday fun! Holiday in the Park takes place selected days from November 18th through January 1st.

Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo

Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange NJ
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 17th – December 10th
Every Night: December 11th – January 1st
Closed: December 24th & 25th
5pm to 9pm
Free Admission

Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats. Different themed activities featured each December weekend makes visiting extra exciting!

Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show

Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta NJ
November 17th – December 30th

This amazing drive-through Christmas light show features over than 2 million spectacular lights on a mile-long course with a brand new layout this year! This is a must-see New Jersey holiday attraction for the entire family. Don’t miss the Christmas Village (open November 24th –December 23rd), an indoor winter wonderland featuring photos with Santa, hot food and beverages, carnival games, performers, shopping, and more! Skylands Stadium is an official drop-off location for Toys for Tots, so please bring your toy donations. See website for weekly schedule.

Storybook Land’s Christmas Fantasy with Lights 

6415 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township NJ
November 11th – December 30th

Storybook Land Christmas Fantasy with Lights is a magical holiday celebration that’s perfect for families with young children. Santa lights up the park every night when he waves his magic wand, and more than one millions lights illuminate the park. Children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus until December 23rd. All of the Storybook Land rides, attractions, and snack bars are also open.

Lights on Evergreen

38 Evergreen Place
Demarest NJ
November 25th – January 1st

Lights on Evergreen is a family-run Christmas light show featuring more 100,000 lights that are synchronized to Christmas music airing on 98.1 FM. This Bergen County Christmas light show is designed by a teen and his family in memory of his late mother, who loved Christmas. Donations are collected in support of the American Heart Association.

Fire and Lights at Johnson’s Corner Farm

133 Church Road
Medford NJ
November 24th – December 30th
(No Fire and Lights on December 24th or 25th)

Head out to Johnson’s Corner Farm for a wonderful family Christmas event featuring musical lighted hayrides and a light show by the lake, s’mores by the fire, live music, a living nativity, and – of course – visits with Santa.

The Cook’s Christmas Lights

1 Carlson Court
Jackson NJ
November 25th – January 1st
Sunday – Thursday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday 6:00pm – 11:00pm

The Cook’s Christmas Lights is a free, family-run Christmas light show display in Ocean County NJ featuring over 17,000 lights and a 1,008 bulb pixel matrix  synchronized to 25 minutes of Christmas music. Donations to support the National MS Society are greatly appreciated.

Christmas in Warren

80 Briarwood Drive East
Warren NJ
December 9th –31st
5:00pm – 10:00pm

Christmas In Warren is an animated, computer-controlled light display featuring over 30,000 LED Christmas lights synchronized to music! Each light is individually programmed to display a number of effects using Vixen Software. There is over one mile of wire connecting it all together!

Night of Lights at Creamy Acres Farm

448 Lincoln Mill Road
Mullica Hill NJ
Fridays & Saturdays from November 25th – December 16th
Monday – Saturday from December 18th – December 30th
(Closed Sundays and Christmas Day)
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Holiday traditions await you at Creamy Acres as they transform the dairy farm into a Christmas Wonderland filled with huge sparkling light displays, a Musical Dancing Tree light show and lights galore. Bring the family for an old fashioned hayride while listening to all your favorite Christmas songs. Stroll through the Barnyard Walk with lights aglow. And yes, there’s a free photo op with Santa!

T & A Sprinklers Holiday Light Show

18 Central Avenue
Old Bridge NJ
Wednesday through Sunday beginning November 26th
5:30pm -10:00pm

The T & A Sprinklers Holidqy Light Show is a super-fun Christmas light show featuring a whopping  200,000+ lights! The show is set to music . Donations are accepted in support of Homes For Our Troops.

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