Dazzling Holiday Light Displays & Events

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Plan a fun and festive holiday getaway with these family-friendly events and beautiful holiday light displays in New Jersey.

Christmas Fantasy
Storybook Land, Egg Harbor Township
November 11, 2017 – December 30, 2017
Escape to an imaginative land of make-believe with this family-friendly attraction featuring rides, play areas and more than one million glittering lights for the holidays. Then, explore all the storybook-themed adventures throughout the park.

Christmas in Cape May
Various locations, Cape May
November 17, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Throughout the holiday season, the quaint seaside town of Cape May features a packed schedule of seasonal favorites, from candlelit mansion tours and holiday trolley rides to themed dinners and Charles Dickens-focused events. Watch a performance at the Cape May Stage or East Lynne Theater Company. Or, simply stroll along Washington Street Mall, which is decked out with holiday lights, greenery and festive decorations. 

Christmas Light Show & Village
Skylands Stadium, Augusta
November 17, 2017 – December 30, 2017
Take in the sights and sounds as you drive through a one-mile course spectacularly illuminated with more than two million holiday lights, and listen to festive holiday music on WSUS 102.3 FM. After your leisurely drive, park your car to enjoy the free Christmas Village at the Skylands Stadium Event Center, where you can take photos with Santa, make arts and crafts, play games and savor hot beverages and snacks.

Holiday Light Show
Historic Smithville
November 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Water, light and holiday magic come together at this annual display, showcasing more than 100 illuminated trees that appear to magically float on the waters of Lake Meone, lighting up to music playing in the night air. After watching this orchestrated show, go on a carousel or train ride, or simply stroll along the charming streets lined with quaint shops and eateries decked out in holiday décor.

Holiday Lights Spectacular
Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange
November 17, 2017 – January 2, 2018
Bring the whole family to this 20-acre zoo for a fun and festive event, where the sparkling lights of more than 50 winter and animal characters lend a touch of holiday magic. While you’re here, ride the miniature train through South Mountain Reservation, get an up-close look at more than 100 species of exotic animals, and even make some animal friends at the onsite Essex Farm Petting Zoo.