Where to Find the Best Holiday Light Displays in NJ

Nothing says holidays like a sparkling and twinkling Holiday Light Display! And whether you are looking for a drive through light show or a hundred lit Christmas trees floating on a lake, NJ Kids has the best of the best right here.  Get ready to be dazzled!

Holiday Light show at Longwood Garden

Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo (West Orange)
Be amazed by 10,000 bulbs illuminating the winter nights. Admission is free, they are asking for donations of non-perishable food, unwrapped new toys and winter coats for the needy. Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 29th through December 1stand December 6th through January 1st (no lights 12/24 and 12/25). 5-9PM

Season of Light at the Newark Museum (Newark)
A light show of a different sort – in the Newark Museum’s planetarium.  This family show traces many of the world’s holiday customs– from Santa Claus and Yule logs to Christmas tree lights and the lightening of the Hanukah menorah.
November 29-December 22, Saturday and Sundays, 3PM

Historic Smithville Holiday Light Show (Smithville)
A truly unique holiday light display - over 100 trees floating on a lake, dancing and twinkling to synchronized lights and music.
Weekends, through January 6, 2014 5:30 – 8PM

A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA)
Get into the holiday spirit as you wander around the grounds among over a half million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias and magnificent Christmas trees.  Lit fountains dance to music.  Tickets required
Nightly November 28-January 12, 2014

Holiday Light Show on the Farm at Schaefer Farms (Flemington)
Enjoy a light show in the comfort of your car as you drive through the farm decorated with thousands of colorful farm and holiday themed lights.
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 5:30 – 9:30 PM, closed Monday and Tuesday

Lights On! at Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton)
Hop aboard a tram and enjoy a ride through the magically transformed twinkling sculpture park.
Friday and Saturdays, 5-8:30 PM, Sundays, 4-5:30PM

Hersheypark Candylane at HesheyPark (Hershey, PA)
The sweetest place on earth is now also a dazzling, twinkling wonderland!  Enjoy millions of twinkling lights, rides, sing-a-long shows and more!
Weekends in December, plus weekdays leading up to Christmas

Holiday Lights Trolley Ride in Cape May
Check website for dates and times:  http://www.capemaymac.org/holidaylightstrolleyride.php
Ride through Cape May’s Historic District to see festively decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas traditions, lead sing-alongs, and play Christmas music.  Rides last about 30 minutes. All seats cost $10. Purchase tickets at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street, where tour begins, or at the Physick Estate at 1048 Washington St. at the Carriage House or the Hill House Office. Hill House is open daily, 9am-5pm (except most winter weekends, when it’s open Saturdays only 9am-2:30pm). For information or advance tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278