The Twinkliest Towns In New Jersey Will Make Your Holiday Season Merry And Bright

By the extravagant show of holiday lights in New Jersey, it is obvious folks here know how to celebrate Christmas. Every year, charming small towns and cities alike host winter carnivals, Christmas tree lightings, meet-and-greets with Santa, and other festive holiday events. And if you don’t feel like engaging, visit a drive-thru Christmas lights display in New Jersey or walk around the towns if you’re on a budget (or don’t want to be bothered waiting in a line of cars). Another fun option is traveling to one of the Garden State’s twinkliest towns that have organized holiday light competitions where you can expect to find some of the best and brightest displays in the state. Here are a few of the lovely Christmas towns in NJ you may want to put on your holiday-lights route. We hope the colorful glow cheers you.

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Are there any other home-decorating contests of holiday lights in New Jersey that we missed? Please share with us in the comments or let us know via our nomination form. While you’re in the mood to take in the spirit of the season, add these 12 places in New Jersey to see some of the most unbelievable Christmas decorations. Think about extending your stay by reserving a room.

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Christmas Lights In New Jersey

October 19, 2023

What are the best Christmas light displays in New Jersey?

Take this Christmas lights road trip in New Jersey to seven magical displays. Here are some of the highlights.

  • Skylands Stadium Light Show & Christmas Village (Championship Drive, Indianapolis, IN): The one-mile drive-through display of millions of lights is just one aspect of this spectacular event. It also features a walk-through event, where you can take more time admiring the beauty. Admission also includes a trip to the Christmas Village, featuring rides on the Ferris wheel and carousel, a Winter Beer Garden, crafts and carolers, and a skating rink. And what is a celebration without s’mores, hot chocolate, ice cream, and other delicious holiday treats offered by the vendors? Find out for yourself; you deserve a Christmas treat.
  • Majestic Hotel (19 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ): The charming, historic landmark offers luxury accommodations and is especially inviting at Christmastime. With tons of twinkling lights and decorations, inside and out, lighting up every balcony and tree, this lovely bed and breakfast makes you feel like you’re home during the holiday season. Another reason to stay here is it is only an hour’s drive to New York City. Discover more on the Majestic Hotel website and consider reserving a room.
  • Storybook Land’s Christmas Fantasy With Lights (6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ): This 20-acre amusement park is especially spectacular during the holidays. For 30 years this annual tradition welcomes folks from near and far for the extraordinary Christmas lights alone. Santa Claus waves a magic wand to light up the park, illuminating a million lights. Enjoy the seasonal music and meet some exciting characters while you have some delicious treats from the Gingerbread Snack House. Discover more about this fun event on the Storybook Land website.