Holiday light shows have been a tradition for years, but due to the restrictions of COVID-19, new drive-thru options are popping up across the state. Light shows are the perfect way to entertain your family, get into the holiday spirit, and stay safe at the very same time. These epic drive-thru light shows are certainly worth a visit.
DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express
1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton
Nov. 20 – Dec. 29, select dates
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$13.95/person, check the website for post-Christmas discounts
You’ll have to get out of your car to hop in one of their socially distanced train rides, but then they’ll drive you through the light show themselves. Hop aboard their Magical Holiday Express train and gaze at the millions of lights around you.
Diggerland Holidig Light Show
100 Pinedge Dr., West Berlin
Nov. 18 – Jan. 3, Wednesdays – Sundays
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Diggerland USA is decked out in Christmas lights this year. For their first ever holiday light show, you can explore this one-mile drive-thru with your family. Construction vehicles will be lit up and animated holiday scenes will shine bright.
Holiday Lights Trolley Ride in Cape May
526 Washington St., Cape May
Nov. 27 – Dec. 31, select dates
6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
$15/adult, $10/child aged 3-12, free/child under 3
Again, you’ll have to hop our of your vehicle to hop in one of Cape May’s festive trolleys. As you listen to holiday tunes, you’ll glide past the historical Victorian houses of South Jersey. This ride will blast you into the past. It’s an open air trolley, so don’t forget to bring a blanket.
Light Show Hayride at Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Rd., Medford
Nov. 27 – Dec. 23
5 pm – 8 pm (Mon. – Thurs.), 9 pm (Fri. – Sun.)
$6.95/person on weekdays, $7.95/person on weekends
It’s not your typical drive-thru, but we still think that hayrides count. Take a leisurely ride through the farm. Even the barn and the tractors will be decorated. The ride is set to a jolly Christmas playlist to keep your holiday spirits high.
Magic of Lights
PNC Bank Arts Center (116 Garden State Parkway), Holmdel
Nov. 13 – Jan. 4
Dusk – 10 pm (Sun – Thurs), 11 pm (Fri & Sat)
$25/standard vehicle, $50/limo, $100/bus, tickets are subject to increase if purchased at the gate
PNC is hosting one of 10 Magic of Lights shows across the United States. The drive-thru is 2.5 miles long and full of classic holiday scenes. You can also check out the Mega Tree Spectacular to see the tallest and brightest trees in NJ.
Night of Lights Country Christmas Hayride at Creamy Acres
448 Lincoln Mill Rd., Mullica Hill
Nov. 27 – Dec. 26, select dates
5:30pm – 8:30pm, Dec. 21-24 close at 8 pm
$15/adults, $10/children ages 3-12, $12/seniors 65+, free/children under 3
Hayrides aren’t just for Halloween anymore! The folks at Creamy Acres are going all out with their holiday light display this year. Bundle up and take a hayride through their display while you sing along to all of the Christmas classics.
Orchard of Lights at Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale
Nov. 24 – Dec. 28
5:30 pm – 9 pm, hours vary by date
Take a ride through shimmering lights at Demarest Farms. Their Orchard of Lights Drive-Thru traverses their 32 acre plot of land. Make sure to reserve tickets now, because some dates are already sold out.
Six Flags Great Adventure Holiday in the Park Drive Thru
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
Nov. 30 – Dec. 17
Weeknights only, hours vary
If you don’t want to walk through the amusement park for their Holiday in the Park festivities on the weekend, you can enjoy a unique opportunity to drive-thru and see the millions of lights that cover the park.
Skylands Christmas Light Show & Village
Skylands Stadium (94 Championship Pl.), Augusta
Nov. 20 – Jan. 3
Approximate hours: 4 pm – 10 pm, hours vary by date
This drive-thru light show is bigger than ever. The one-mile path weaves its way onto the field and loops back and forth through a variety of holiday displays. The outdoor Village and Winter Carnival are even bigger this year to accommodate social distancing.
South Jersey Holiday Light Show
Bridgeport Speedway (83 Flood Gate Rd.), Swedesboro
Nov. 19 – Dec. 30, select dates
Opens 5 pm daily, closes at 9 pm, 10 pm, or 11 pm depending on date
As the only holiday light show in South Jersey, this light show is big, bold, and bright. This show boasts some of the tallest displays and most vibrant lights in NJ. You can even dial in your radio to listen to the tailored holiday playlist as you cruise through the show.
The Winter Wonderlights Spectacular
655 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick
Nov. 27 – Jan. 3
5:30 pm – 10 pm
The Winter Wonderlights Spectacular is, well, spectacular. Though their trail is only half a mile long, they’ve crammed in 1.5 million lights. They’re open seven days a week, so there’s no excuse not to stop by.
Furry & Bright Christmas Drive-Thru at Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA
Nov. 10 – Dec. 23, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
5 pm – 8 pm
$45/car, $65/minibus, $35/snack pack add-on, $75/souvenir pack add-on
The Furry & Bright Christmas Drive-Thru at Sesame Place is sure to kick-start your holiday fun. The entire park will be decked out in dazzling lights and bright colors. Check out Candy Cane Lane, the light tunnel, and the Christmas Parade. All of your favorite furry friends will be dressed up for the occasion too.