2022 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 gazing 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 19 - Dec 30, 2022. Experience the holiday magic at Storybook Land with over one million bright lights. Classic childhood tales come to life among all the holiday decorations. Look for Santa and all his special friends. Check website for festivities, rides & attractions. Buy tickets online in advance. 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, 609.646.0103.

Holidays at Northlandz

Celebrate the Holidays with Northlandz. Santa is coming to Northlandz every Weekend Saturday and Sunday 12PM to 4PM all of December 2022. The place is packed with big surprises. There's something for everyone, from the tiniest tot to the most seasoned adventurer. This place is perfect for anyone who loves model trains. So enjoy the happy holidays with your family at Northlandz the World’s Largest Miniature Wonderland. Open: Fri-Sat-Sun 10 AM to 6PM. Located at 495 US-202 in Flemington, NJ. Call 908-782-4022 or visit www.northlandz.com for more information.

Holiday Lights 2022 at The Turtle Back Zoo

Through Dec 31, 2022, 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.

Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show & Village

Nov 23 - Dec 30, 2022. The one mile Drive-Thru light show experience is fun for kids and adults of all ages. Skylands Stadium is transformed into a dazzling array of 2 million lights this Christmas. Also enjoy the Outdoor Village and Winter Carnival. Buy tickets online. 94 Champion Place, Augusta NJ.

Cape May Zoo Santa’s Tree Lighting Celebration

Nov 26, 2022, 5PM. Come to the Cape May Zoo and celebrate with live holiday music, an ice sculpture demonstration, a polar express train ride, bounce house castle & slide, character appearances, free treats for all and a visit from Santa. 707 North Route 9, Cape May Court House, NJ.

Christmas Festival At The Morristown Green

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 ($15 fee photo with Santa). 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 HoliDIG 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

Opening Nov 16, 2022. Open to the public during museum hours. Enjoy the 2022 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 2022. 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 24, 2022 - Jan 6, 2022. FREE Family friendly holiday light show with 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

Nov 19 - Dec 31, 2022. 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. Buy tickets online. Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ.

Magic of Lights at the PNC Bank Arts Center

Nov 18 - Dec 30, 2022. 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.

Orchard of Lights at Demarest Farms

Nov 23, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023. Drive your vehicle on a guided tour through 32 acres of amazing holiday light displays at Demarest Farms. Enjoy hot cocoa and market treats. Don’t forget to take pictures with Santa and listen to Santa’s singing Reindeer. Must buy tickets online. 244 Wierimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ.

Six Flags Holiday in the Park

Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023. 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

South Jersey Holiday Light Show

Nov 18 - Dec 31, 2022. Spectacular night time drive-thru South Jersey Holiday Light Show. A one mile route featuring holiday themed displays and dazzling festive lights. Buy tickets online. 83 Flood Gate Rd, Swedesboro, NJ.

Winter WonderLights Spectacular

Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 1, 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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