Do you love holiday lights? Who doesn’t?! Get into the spirit at any of these drive-through light shows and holiday events.
Holiday Light Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
Select nights between November 19 through December 31 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats. Admission is free but donations are recommended. Each weekend will feature characters and visits with Santa. Visit the website for schedule and details.
Orchard of Lights at Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Open select nights November 23 through January 9, 2022 from 5:30 to 9:30
Take your vehicle on a guided tour through 32 acres of brilliant holiday light displays, warm up by the fire pit, and enjoy hot cocoa and treats from the retail farm market. You can also take pictures with Santa, make your own s’mores, and listen to Santa’s singing reindeer. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Cost is $35 per car. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Magic of Lights New Jersey at PNC Bank Arts Center
116 Garden State Parkway, Holmdel
November 19 through January 2, 2022
Sunday – Thursday, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Friday – Saturday 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Magic of Lights is a unique and dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience to celebrate the season. Pile everyone into the car and experience Magic of Lights from the safety and comfort of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path. At every turn, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays that bring to life your favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and animations. Magic of Lights is a great family entertainment value! Tickets start at $25, and you’ll need one ticket per carload.
Christmas Light Show & Village at Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place, Augusta
November 24 through January 9, 2022 (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and select weeknights) Hours vary nightly.
Enjoy a one-mile-long drive-thru with over 2 million lights on the field at Skylands Stadium. You can also visit the Christmas Village where you can ride the Ferris wheel and carousel, skate the rink, take a photo with Santa, and stop by the Winter Beer Garden. Also, roast s’mores on a fire pit, sip hot cocoa or coffee, and enjoy ice cream and delicious holiday treats from the vendors. Tickets for the light show are $29 per carload and must be purchased in advance. Christmas Village is free, but rides, games, food, and Santa photos are additional costs.
Six Flags Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience
1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson Township
Open select dates and times November 13 through January 2, 2022
Enjoy Holiday in the Park from the comfort of your car with the Drive-Thru Experience. Drive under the glittering lights as the sounds of the season fill your heart with holiday joy. Visit your favorite characters like The Peppermint Princess in Gingerbread Junction and The Evergreen Queen in Holiday Memories while you drive through 10 themed areas filled with millions of holiday lights. After, stop in the new Merry Market Place Walk-Thru Experience to see Santa, watch a musically coordinated light show, and have food of snacks. Tickets and reservations are required. Visit the website for details.
Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights
2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
Open select dates November 21 through January 9, 2022. Holiday Lights begins at 4:30 PM. Zoo is open prior.
Enjoy a family holiday festival at the Bronx Zoo. During the evenings, the park comes to life with holiday cheer as immersive light displays, custom-designed animal lanterns, and animated light shows sparkle across the zoo. The outdoor celebration is complete with festive entertainment, seasonal treats, and classic holiday music. The walk-through experience is a beloved tradition, enchanting and fun for all ages. Tickets are required and must be reserved in advance. Cost is $39.95 per adult age 13-64, $24.95 per child age 3-12, and $34.95 per senior age 65 and up.
Holidig at Diggerland
100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin
Open select dates November 17 through January 2, 2022. Most nights 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
2021 marks the second holiday light show and you won’t want to miss this! Experience a light show like no other. Drive a course through America’s only construction theme and water park to witness lights, holiday displays, tunnels, and a radio station to fill your car with holiday spirit. After, grab some tasty treats at the Fork Lift Café! Cost is $32.95 per vehicle. Purchase your ticket online to guarantee entry.
Winter WonderLights Spectacular at Middlesex County Fair Grounds
655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
Now through January 2, 2021, 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
What started as a display at home for friends and neighbors has grown into this unforgettable experience at Middlesex County Fair Grounds. Winter WonderLights drive thru now has over 1.5 million lights animated to some of your favorite holiday tunes. There are twelve 20’ trees, the 200’ tunnel of lights, a tribute to our first responders and tons of other stunning, larger-than-life holiday themed displays for the entire family – all synchronized to the music playing your in car! Cost is $28 per car. Tickets can be purchased online and may be used any night.