Holiday Lights To See In and Around Jersey City
Christmas is right around the corner and one of the most exciting things to do during this time of the year is stepping out to see all the beautiful spectacular holiday lights. With how 2020 has been, some sparkle and holiday cheer is definitely needed. Therefore, we created this list for you! Additionally, we have added a mix of large scale displays as well as smaller ones that are easy to check out near the city.
Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season. They use the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of New Jersey’s favorite holiday tradition. One carload, one price. The dates you can go are Sundays through Thursdays through Saturday, January 2, 2021; closed Thursday, December 31. Buy tickets now.
Christmas Fantasy Lights at Storybook Land has been a tradition for over 30 years! They will have over 1 million Christmas lights that Santa illuminates himself. Children can visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus until the couple returns to the North Pole on December 23rd. Reservations and masks are required. More information here.
Christmas Joy is coming back to Sussex County. Bigger, and Better than Ever. This Winter, Skylands Stadium will be Dazzled with Lights on a Mile Long Drive-Thru course that now goes ON THE FIELD. Plus a NEW & EXPANDED Outdoor Village & Winter Carnival. It’s a Must-See Holiday Attraction for the Whole Family. The event is safe, spacious, and distanced. This is a perfect activity for the whole family. Ride the Ferris wheel, merry go round and classic carnival rides. You can also skate on an ice rink, take photos with Santa, enjoy hot cocoa and much more while you enjoy holiday lights.
Winter Wonder Lights Spectacular world of lights drive-thru. Over 1.5 million lights animated to some of your favorite holiday tunes. Join them on a 1/2 mile journey of Winter Wonder Lights. Park is open 7days a week . Check out the Winter Wonder Lights FB for weather related closures. Same great rate every night of the week.Come check out all the new items they have added this year and their full expansion of the park from 6 to 10 acres of lights.
This year’s show at Fleetwood Lights is going to be amazing. Nearly 19,000 lights synchronized to music illuminate this beautiful home display in Morris County. There are 18,925 light pixels, 248 decorations, and 40-panel displays. This is homeowner Marc Iuliani’s fourth year putting on a Christmas light show.
The Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo is back. Join them for five animal lantern safaris, ice-carving demonstrations, holiday treats, costumed characters, wildlife theater, stilt walkers, and more. The walk-through would be an amazing event to go to with the family. The event starts Thursday, November 19, 2020, through Sunday, January 10, 2021.
Lumino City Festival features all-new light art installations spanning several acres! Each of the three parks illuminates the night with beautiful sculptures inspired by nature, history, and magic! The inspiration behind LuminoCity Festival comes from the combination of the traditional art of Chinese lantern festivals with modern design and unique storytelling. It is also home to the world’s most skilled lantern artists and hosts an annual lantern festival that attracts more than two million people. Evenings from Friday, November 27, 2020, through Sunday, January 20, 2021.
Brighten up the holidays with Brookfield Place! Luminaries, designed by the LAB at Rockwell Group, is inspired by the season’s traditions of sharing, giving, and community. The installation features a canopy of colorful lights emanating from hundreds of lanterns suspended among the palms. Touchless wishing stations located on the ground allow visitors to send a motion-activated wish to the canopy of lanterns above, prompting a magical display of lights and colors.
The holidays in NYC begin at Rockefeller Center. Whether it’s a visit to the iconic Christmas Tree, a skate on the ice at The Rink, seeing the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, or exploring attractions and fun things to do, there’s a magic here that can’t be denied. And it’s a holiday tradition you’ll want to make your own. From Wednesday, December 2, 2020, through early January 2021. Make sure to wear masks. Also, the tree lighting will not be open to the public and can only been seen on NBC.
It’s a brilliant start to the week at Hudson Yards. Whether for a festive bite, the perfect gift, or stop by Hudson Yards with the little ones to see the spectacular lights.
Check out the Ashford for some local eats and beautiful Christmasy holiday lights. Their rooftop is also decked with holiday lights!
Miracle On Mercer is a fun Christmas pop up by Franklin Social. They are offering delicious Christmas cocktails and everything is decked with all things Christmas. Make a reservation and definitely enjoy the experience.