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 to step out to see all the beautiful, spectacular holiday lights. But, with how 2020 has been, some sparkle and holiday cheer is needed. Therefore, we created this list for you! Additionally, we have added a mix of large-scale displays and 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 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 Sunday – Thursday 5 pm – 10 pm. Friday – Saturday 5 pm – 11 pm. 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 23. Watch as Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights Storybook Land with over 1 MILLION lights! More information here.
Christmas Joy is coming back to Sussex County. More significant 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. A-One Mile Long Drive-Thru, with over 2 Million+ Lights, now goes On the Field at Skylands Stadium. Ride the Ferris wheel and carousel, skate the rink, take a photo with Santa, and stop by their Winter Beer Garden!
The Holiday Light Show is the best holiday light spectacular of the season! Featuring dozens of dazzling, larger-than-life holiday-themed displays to delight the entire family! Visitors are welcomed to bundle up in their car, pack a favorite snack or beverage and tune their radio to enjoy the synced light performance as they travel the more than 1-mile route through the Holiday Light Show.
The show is open evenings beginning at 5 pm sharp, select dates November 19 – December 30, 2021, and tickets can be purchased online through the “buy tickets” button on their website or at the door on special days! All tickets are valid for a single admission, valid only on the date listed on your ticket.
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 a family holiday festival at the Bronx Zoo. During the evenings, the park comes to life with holiday cheer as immersive light displays, custom-designed animal lanterns, and animated light shows sparkle across the zoo. The outdoor celebration is complete with festive entertainment, seasonal treats, and classic holiday music. The walk-through experience is a beloved tradition, enchanting and fun for all ages.
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 combining 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.
Brighten up the holidays with Brookfield Place! Luminaries, designed by the LAB at Rockwell Group, are inspired by the season’s sharing, giving, and community traditions. The installation features a canopy of colorful lights emanating from hundreds of lanterns suspended among the palms. Touchless wishing stations 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. Also, the tree lighting will not be open to the public and can only be seen on NBC.
Join Dermarest during the most magical time of year and experience the joy and wonder of the Orchard of Lights. Take your vehicle on a guided tour through 32 acres of brilliant holiday light displays, warm up by the fire pit and enjoy hot cocoa and treats in our retail farm market. • Take pictures with Santa • Make your own S’mores • Listen to Santa’s singing Reindeer. Get tickets here.
Holiday traditions await you at Creamy Acres as they transform their 100-acre dairy farm into a Christmas Wonderland filled with huge sparkling light displays, Musical Dancing Tree light shows, and lights galore. The family will enjoy the magic of all the Christmas lights while warm in your vehicle. Then, tune to their private radio station to listen to all your favorite Christmas songs. The Night of Lights Light Show Extravaganza is a one & half-mile drive-thru, newly expanded with double the lights and scenes for an awe-inspiring experience.
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 offer delicious Christmas cocktails, and everything is decked with Christmas. So make a reservation and enjoy the experience.
Annual 5th Avenue Holiday Lighting
Every December, 5th Avenue between 55th and 59th Streets is a corridor of lights with its department stores filled with dazzling light displays. Saks Fifth Avenue’s windows showcase fashion by well-known designers. There is also an impressive light display that is worth checking out.
Updated November 29, 2o21