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Where To See The Best Holiday Lights in New Jersey

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It’s officially December, which means you’ve got pretty lights on the brain. It’s an activity that will never lose its glitz and glam no matter how old you are, and lucky for us — there are plenty of holiday lights locations to choose from to make our Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever else you celebrate — well, lit. Here are 8 places you can see some unreal lights around New Jersey. Happy Holidays! 


City of Hoboken Christmas Tree {Hoboken City Hall}

No holiday is complete without the official Mile Square Christmas tree, located right in front of City Hall {94 Washington Street}. The official tree lighting was on December 6th and featured local school bands and choirs to celebrate the event. Now you can pass by daily and see it all lit up at night.

Christmas Fantasy With Lights at Storybook Land {Egg Harbor Township}


A South Jersey tradition for over 25 years is something not to be missed. Experience holiday magic at Storybook Land {6415 Black Horse Pike} through December 30th. At 5 p.m. every night {through the 23rd}, Santa pops out of the Chimney and waves his magic wand, which illuminates the entire park with over one million lights. Plus, all of the park’s attractions and rides are open to enjoy with the entire family.

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Martel’s Christmas Wonderland {Trenton}

This is one of those homes you have to wonder: “How much does their electricity bill cost?” Or maybe you’d rather not know because it’ll spoil the magic. Located in Trenton {21 Philipps Ave}, the Martel family home is the epitome of holiday spirit. Martel’s Christmas Wonderland has been going on for decades and attract crowds from all over to take in this overwhelming light display {there’s about 2,000 lights!}. Stop by through the first week of January — it turns on at 10:00PM every night.

Lights of Evergreen {Demarest}

Located at the Eisenberg’s family home in Demarest {38 Evergreen Lane}, this spectacular display commemorates their mother. With over 100,000 lights synchronized to Christmas music and even hip hop when you turn on 98.1 FM radio on in your car. It’s truly one of the best sights in the entire country —  so don’t miss out on what’s in your neighborhood.

Christmas on Vanore {Fair Lawn}


27,000 lights synchronized to 20 songs is nothing short of breathtaking, and that’s exactly what you have to look forward to at the Vanore home in Fair Lawn {38-53 Vanore Drive}. For its 6th year, this residence added in 3,000 more lights thanks to a brand new Christmas tree in the lawn. Make sure to tune your radio to 88.9 to hear the holiday magic.

DiDonato’s Family Fun Center {Hammonton}


This is probably the last place you’d expect to see a decked out Christmas display, but don’t judge before you see it for yourself. During the holidays, the bowling alley {1151 S. White Horse Pike} transforms into a magical village with a North Pole, Santa’s Workshop, and even features a train ride to take in all the lights. It’s open from 5PM-9PM until the 23rd.

Martorana Christmas House {Wayne}


The Martorana Christmas House {396 Fairfield Road} interactive light display is one that will keep the kids happy and occupied for hours. They can write letters to Santa in a gingerbread house inflatables land, take a trip to Elfville, and you can even donate unwrapped toys and gifts for all ages. Inflatables are up from 8AM-Midnight and the lights are on from 4PM-Midnight. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular {Essex County}

The Essex County Zoo {560 Northfield Ave} features a change of scenery when it comes to traditional holiday lights. You’ll see over 50 animal characters illuminated in lights and various holiday events throughout December. From face painting to an ice carving demonstration and sea lion show every night, there’s something new to check out here. Admission is free and is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through December 10th from 5PM-9PM. After that, it will be open every night through January 1st {except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day}.

 Spectacular Christmas Light Show at Skylands Stadium {Augusta}


Believe it or not, this minor league stadium {94 Championship Place} puts on a phenomenal light show complete with an on site restaurant by Krave Cafe + Caterer. Located in a rural and picturesque spot, it’s a hidden treasure that not everyone knows about — so be sure to check it out during your holiday light hunt.

Where do you go to go to see holiday lights? Let us know in the comments!

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