Drive Through Christmas Lights In NJ: Buckle Up For A Holiday Joyride


It’s the season for twinkling light displays, and drive through Christmas lights in NJ are the best (and warmest) way to see thousands of beautiful sparkling ones. Whether going into a tunnel of lights, past larger-than-life sparkling Santa scenes or spying hundreds of glimmering candy canes, these drive through Christmas lights in NJ will put the whole family in a merry mood. So grab some hot cocoa, turn up the Christmas music, and head to one of these bright spots below. Looking for the big guy? Check out our guide on where to see Santa in NJ this year. (featured photo credit: @jsovs)

8 places to see drive through Christmas lights in NJ this holiday season

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Drive through Christmas lights in NJ are a festive treat for the whole family. Photo Credit: istock/Roger Utting Photography

Holidig Drive-Thru Light Show at Diggerland
November 16-January 1
At America’s only construction theme and water park, you can see trucks, equipment, and scenery lit up for the season. As you drive on the course, you’ll discover tunnels, festive treats, and lots of lights along the way. Don’t forget to tune into Diggerland USA’s radio station to get into the holiday spirit.
Cost: $34.95
Diggerland USA, 
100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091

Magic of Lights New Jersey
November 18-December 30
Experience the dazzling 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.
Cost: $20 and up
PNC Bank Arts Center, 116 Garden State Pkwy, Holmdel, NJ 07733

South Jersey Holiday Light Show 
November 18 through December 31, date and times vary
Get in the festive spirit at this drive-through holiday light show with dozens of dazzling displays and scenes celebrating 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.
Cost: $25 per car; tickets must be purchased in advance
Bridgeport Speedway, 83 Flood Gate Road, Swedesboro, NJ 08085

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Drive through Christmas lights in NJ can be enjoyed at Diggerland USA with the Holidig Drive-Thru Light Show. Photo Credit: Diggerland USA

Orchard of Lights at Demarest Farms
November 23-January 1
Start your engine and explore 32 acres of holiday light displays at Demarest Farms. You can also warm up by the fire pit with s’mores, enjoy hot cocoa and treats in the retail farm market, and take pictures with Santa while listening to Santa’s reindeer singing.
Cost: $35 per car
Demarest Farms, 
244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale, NJ 07642

Christmas Light Show & Village
November 23-December 30, dates and times vary (check ticket schedule for full details)
With over two million dazzling lights, your littles will be amazed by all the sparkle and shine on this mile-long course. 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.
Cost: $29 standard admission or $79 VIP admission
Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Pl., Augusta, NJ 07822

Creamy Acre Farms Night of Lights
November 25-December 24, select dates

This dairy farm transforms every holiday into a Christmas Wonderland filled with huge light displays, a Musical Dancing Tree light show, and dazzling displays newly expanded with double the lights and scenes this season. There will also be concessions, a country store, and fire pits.
Cost: $30 per vehicle
448 Lincoln Mill Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

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A view from high above the Skylands Stadium Christmas Lights Show in Augusta. Photo Credit: Skylands Stadium

Dasher’s Lightshow
November 25-December 31
Drive through this dazzling show with displays synced to music on your car radio. The 25-30 minute show will dazzle your family and put you into the holiday spirit.
Cost: $29.95 and up
Newark Moonlight Cinema, 220 Orange Street, Newark, NJ 07103

The Winter WonderLights
November 25-January 1
New Jersey’s largest animated holiday light show will dazzle your whole family with over 1.5 million lights dancing to your favorite holiday music. The trees, the tunnels, and a tribute to first responders and US armed forces are just a sample of what you will see on the half-mile drive.
Cost: $30 per car or $125 VIP season pass per car; guests are encouraged to buy their tickets online.
655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Where do you plan on seeing drive through Christmas lights in NJ?

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