A list of fun venues in New Jersey with light displays for you to enjoy with your children, family and friends
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94 Championship Place, Augusta
The one-mile long, drive-through show features breathtaking displays set to joyful holiday music. There are more than two million lights on display, including nativity scenes, twinkling snowflakes, skating penguins, and jolly snowmen. New this year are outdoor village activities like photos with Santa, hot chocolate, s'mores, carnival games, and more (for additional fees). Admission to the drive-through portion is priced by the carload. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance or on discount nights (Mondays–Thursdays).
6415 E Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township
Saturday, November 17 – Sunday, December 30, 2018 (Closed 11/22, 12/24, 12/25)
Storybook Land hosts a fabulous holiday display. Children can visit Mr. & Mrs. Claus until December 23, when it’s time for them to return to the North Pole. All rides, attractions, and snack bars are also open during this time.
From Decrmber 1st-23rd bring a toy for Toys for Tots and receive one free popcorn and hot chocolate per toy donation.
Through Monday, December 31, 2018
Sunday through Thursday, dusk until 10 pm
Friday and Saturday dusk until 11 pm
New this year, Magic of Lights is a mile-long drive-through exhibit located at the PNC Bank Arts Center. Pay by the car at the gate, or purchase a Dash Pass for quicker admittance.
Edison Light Show
Right across the street from Charlie Brown's restaurant, this home has been delighting Edison Metuchen locals for years. This lovely display dances to music and is definitely worth a stop! FREE
Jerkinsons Sea of Lights
300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach
Friday, December 14 – Friday, December 28, 2018
(Fridays and Saturdays only, plus December 26 and 27)
The aquarium gets bedazzled with festive lights and decorations for the season. Walk through at your own pace to see different themed sections, then enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, and photos with Santa.
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave, West Orange
Dates: Fri Nov 16, 2018 - Mon Dec 31, 2018
Timings: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Take a nighttime stroll through the Turtle Back Zoo to see more than 50 illuminated winter scenes and animal characters.
Donations of non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys, and new or gently used winter coats are appreciated and collected at the entrance.
Some of the zoo's vendors remain open for late-night snacks, including cocoa and cookies, and you can even grab a ride on the carousel (for a fee).