2023 Holiday Lights & Christmas Activities in New Jersey

It’s finally that time of the year to spread some holiday cheer! Start the holidays off right by spending time with loved ones while looking at beautiful holiday lights. Take a Christmas trolley ride, go on a holiday drive-thru light show, or sit on Santa’s lap. Make this holiday season one to remember. Check NJ Kids Calendar for more events.

Christmas Fantasy With Lights At Storybook Land

Nov - Dec, 2023. Experience the holiday magic at Storybook Land with over one million bright lights. Classic childhood tales come to life. Look for Santa and his friends. Rides & attractions are perfect for kids. Buy advance tickets online. 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, 609.646.0103.

Holiday Lights 2023 at The Turtle Back Zoo

Through Dec 31, 2023, 5PM-9PM. FREE admission. Take a winter stroll through Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season. Walk and see sparkling lights with over 50 winter and animal characters. Please donate non-perishable food, unwrapped new toys, or winter coats. 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ.

Let It Glow! A Holiday Lantern Spectacular

Nov - Jan 14, 2024. Let It Glow features over 30 scenes of animal themed lanterns and holiday scenery. Held at Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun Park, Paramus NJ. 

Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show & Village

Nov - Dec, 2023. This one mile Drive-Thru light show experience is great fun for kids and adults of all ages. Skylands Stadium is transformed into a dazzling array of 2 million lights this Christmas. Enjoy an Outdoor Village and Winter Carnival. Details online. 94 Champion Place, Augusta NJ,

Christmas Festival At The Morristown Green

Dec 1, 2023 - Dec 17, 2023. Fun family entertainment at the Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green, enjoy holiday crafts, ride a miniature Electric Train around the Green, and meet Santa for a fee. FREE Hands-on kids activities, children can make holiday projects. Listen to Christmas music and local choirs. At night, see the park on the Green lit with hundreds of colorful lights. North Park Place, Downtown Morristown, NJ.

Diggerland Drive-Thru Light Show

Fun for the whole family. Drive through Diggerland’s construction theme & water park to see lights, holiday displays, and tunnels. Listen to holiday music in your car. 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ.

Festival Of Trees At Morven Museum & Garden

Now through Jan 7, 2024. Open to the public during museum hours. Enjoy the 2023 Festival of Trees, a Winter Wonderland with a musical tour of beautiful decorated & lighted trees and mantels inside the museum. 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ.

Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Ride

Select dates Nov - Dec 2023. Listen to ghost tales in an open air trolley ride through Cape May’s decorated Historic District. See the beautiful lights of downtown Cape May. Advanced tickets available online. Washington Street Mall Booth, Ocean Street, Cape May NJ.

Holiday Light Show on the Lake In Historic Smithville

Nov 2023 - Jan 5, 2024. FREE holiday light show, featuring over 120 Christmas Trees and 50,000 decorated lights floating magically on Lake Meone in Historic Smithville. Orchestrated show of lights and music played across the lake. 615 E. Moss Mill Rd, Smithville, NJ.

Holiday Lights Trolly Ride In Cape May

Mid Nov - Dec 31, 2023. Cape May is turned into a village of twinkling lights. Take a trolley ride through the Historic District to see beautifully decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas traditions. Santa’s Trolley Rides also available. Buy tickets online. Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ

Magic of Lights at the PNC Bank Arts Center

Nov - Dec 30, 2023. Drive your vehicle through 1-2 miles of themed holiday lights and digital animations. You’ll be treated to favorite holiday scenes and characters using the latest LED technology. This winter wonderland comes alive with Christmas trees, The North Pole, elves, Santa and more! Purchase your tickets in advance. 116 Garden State Pkwy, Holmdel, NJ.

Six Flags Holiday in the Park

Now through Jan 1, 2024. The Six Flags park in Jackson NJ becomes a winter wonderland with seasonal music and millions of festive dazzling lights. Explore the different areas of the park filled with holiday characters, Christmas decorations, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Holiday Heroes, North Pole theme, Snowman City, and more! Buy your tickets in advance

Winter Wonderland at Van Saun Park

Now open. Bergen County is transformed into a winter wonderland. Bring the whole family out for some fun. Train rides, holiday scenery, food concession, ice skating, ice bumper cars and more! Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ.

Winter WonderLights Spectacular

Through Dec 31, 2023. A 1/2 mile Drive-Thru journey. Celebrate Winter WonderLights at the Middlesex County Fair Grounds. This spectacular show is filled with over 1.5 million animated Christmas lights. Fun for all ages. Tickets available online. 655 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ.

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