If you are looking for a safe and comfortable way to celebrate the holidays this year, a drive-thru light show is a great option, and there are plenty happening across the state. The Magic of Lights show at PNC Banks Arts Center in Holmdel is open now.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of Magic of Lights to PNC Bank Arts Center,” said Jorelle Aronovitch, GM of PNC Bank Arts Center, in a press release. “It will be wonderful to welcome our patrons to celebrate the holidays with our drive through light show. We are especially happy to once again brighten up everyone’s holiday season at PNC in partnership with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority & promise a fun-filled family night in the safety of your car.”
From November 13 until January 4th, you can head to the Holmdel spot and see 2.5 miles of holiday lights in this drive-through experience, with LED tech and digital animations. There is a Blizzard Tunnel, and displays of the 12 Days of Christmas and Night Before Christmas. There is also the Toyota Mega Tree Spectacular, which has 240 feet of LED Christmas trees “dancing” with holiday programming.
In 2019, the Magic of Lights show donated over $150,000 to local organizations, and this year there will be charity nights where guests will be encouraged to bring non-perishable food itms and books and toys for kids in need.
Magic of Lights will open at dusk each day and stay open through 10pm on Sundays through Thursdays. On Friday and Saturday nights, the shows will stay open until 11pm. Ticket pricing is broken down by vehicle. Standard vehicles will cost $25 online and $30 at the gate, limousines will cost $50 online and up to $60 at the gate, and buses will cost $100 online and up to $125 at the gate. You can reserve your tickets here. Before your visit, keep in mind that the organizers of the Magic of Lights shows ask all visitors to remain inside their vehicles at all times to maintain the same level of safety for all guests.