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 it’s 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 attractions 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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8 places to see drive through Christmas lights in NJ this holiday season
Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience
November 15-January 9
Six Flags Great Adventure is once again hosting a drive thru Christmas lights in NJ experience so you can experience the magic from the comfort of your car. There are 10 immersive scenes, including the Jolly Jamboree with live entertainment, and at the end, make sure to stop by the new Merry Market Place Walk-Thru Experience, where kids can keep an eye out for Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Cost: $14.99 per person, reservations required
Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson Township, NJ 08527
Holidig Drive Thru Light Show at Diggerland
Starting November 17
Drive-thru America’s only construction theme and water park and enjoy the lights, tunnels, holiday displays, and more. Don’t forget to tune into Diggerland USA’s radio station and get the whole family to sing along to holiday favorites.
Cost: $29.95, priority is given to online purchases
Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091
Magic of Lights New Jersey
November 19 through January 2
Strike up a holiday mood by seeing a dazzling holiday light 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: $25 per car if bought in advance, $30 per car at the gate
PNC Bank Arts Center, 116 Garden State Pkwy, Holmdel, NJ 07733
South Jersey Holiday Light Show
November 19 through December 30
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.
Cost: $25 per car; tickets must be purchased in advance
Bridgeport Speedway, 83 Flood Gate Road, Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Orchard of Lights at Demarest Farms
November 23-January 9
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, 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 24-January 9, 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.
Cost: $29 per car; tickets must be purchased online and in advance.
Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Pl., Augusta, NJ 07822
The Winter WonderLights
November 26-January 2
New Jersey’s largest animated holiday light show drive-thru will dazzle your whole family. Over 1.5 million lights will dance to your favorite holiday music. The trees, the 200′ tunnel, and a tribute to first responders are just a sample of what you will see on the half-mile drive. Guests are encouraged to buy their tickets online.
Cost: $27 per car or $100 season pass per car
655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Creamy Acre Farms Night of Lights
November 26-December 24, select dates
Drive through a dairy farm transformed into a Christmas Wonderland filled with huge light displays, a musical dancing tree light show, and lights as far as the eye can see. Bring the family for an old-fashioned hayride while listening to all your favorite Christmas songs or stroll through glowing lights on the Barnyard Walk. There will also be concessions, a country store, and fire pits.
Cost: $30 per vehicle
448 Lincoln Mill Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062