The Best Drive-Through Christmas Lights in NJ

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It’s the season for twinkling light displays, and this year, drive-through Christmas lights in NJ are the best and safest way to see thousands of beautiful sparkling ones. Whether it’s driving into a tunnel of lights, past larger than life sparkling Santa scenes, or spying hundreds of glimmering candy canes, these drive-through Christmas lights will put the whole family in a merry mood. So grab some hot cocoa to go, turn up the Christmas music, and head to one of these bright spots below. 

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Featured image via @jsovs

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Here are the best drive through Christmas lights in NJ this holiday season:

Drive through Christmas lights in nj

Embrace the magic of lights at PNC Arts Bank Center via @jsovs

Magic of Lights New Jersey
Now through January 2, Sunday-Thursday 5PM-10PM, Friday and Saturday 5PM-11PM (closed December 31)
This year, experience the dazzling holiday lights display entirely from the comfort of your car. Set your radio to their light show station, and then enjoy festive music as you drive through a merry arrangement of Christmas lights, trees, and decorations that will surely put your whole crew in the holiday spirit.
PNC Bank Arts Center
116 Garden State Pkwy
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Cost: $25 per car if bought in advance, $30 per car at the gate.

South Jersey Holiday Light Show 
Now through December 30th, select dates beginning at 5PM
Get in the festive spirit at this drive-through holiday light show that features dozens of dazzling displays and scenes that celebrate everything your family loves about this season. Pack a snack and turn on the car radio to a station that syncs the light show with holiday tunes as you drive among the twinkling lights on the mile-long route.
Bridgeport Speedway
83 Flood Gate Road
Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Cost: $25 per car; tickets must be purchased in advance

Drive through Christmas lights in nj

An aerial view of the Skylands Stadium Christmas Lights Show via @SkylandsStadium

Christmas Light Show & Village
November 20-January 3, dates and times vary (check ticket schedule for full details)
Drive through a beautiful exhibit that twinkles with over two million dazzling lights: Your littles will be amazed by all the sparkle and shine on this mile-long course. The displays include two light tunnels, a wreath arch, skating bears, and more. Afterward, head to the village to spot Santa, go ice skating, dine on hot cocoa and s’mores, and play lots of festive-filled games. Tickets must be purchased online and in advance.
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Pl
Augusta, NJ 07822
Cost: $29 per car.

Drive through Christmas lights in nj

Kick-off the holiday fun at Six Flags Great Adventure via @sfgradventure

Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience
November 30-December 17, Monday to Thursday 6PM
Six Flags Great Adventure is also hosting its first-ever drive-through lights show so you can experience the magic safely from the comfort of your car. There are 12 immersive scenes, including the Jolly Jamboree with live entertainment, the North Pole with Santa’s house and Nutcracker guards,  and Deck the Halls with brightly-lit trees and oversized gifts. And make sure your kiddos keep an eye out for Santa and Mrs. Claus. Reservations required.
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson Township, NJ 08527
Cost: $14.99 per person

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Lisa Cohen Lee is a freelance writer, editor, and mom to a tween-age boy based in Summit, NJ. Her work has appeared in print and online, including Glamour, Self, Woman’s Day, O The Oprah Magazine, NY Post, NJ Monthly,,, and Brit + Co, among others. A Garden State native, Lisa is always on the lookout for new local adventures and events to entertain her son and husband. Most days, you can find her chauffeuring her son around town and trolling the coolest coffee houses for #NJMOM fuel.


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