Sure NJ has some amazing public light displays, but if you want to avoid the fees for some of the drive-thru or amusement parks, head to these local NJ towns and houses that really get all decked out for the holidays for free Christmas Lights. Call or check their Facebook sites in advance for any changes in dates and times, some light shows are only performed on weekends or at certain times, or don’t run in inclement weather. We also recommend checking and for updated listings of newly decorated houses.

Atlantic City

Tropicana Holiday Light Show — This free Holiday Musical Light Show is presented every hour on the hour starting at noon. It features a 35 foot Christmas tree with festive lights that are synchronized with holiday music. This display is featured now through December 27.

Burlington – Steeplechase Blvd. and Tack Way (off of Columbus Road – Route 543), the display will begin the day after Thanksgiving.

Courtesy of Lights on Poplar

Egg Harbor Township

Lights on Poplar – Poplar Ave., beginning Thanksgiving night


Mission Holiday Lights – 265 Mission Rd.


Johnny’s Hazlet Holiday Light Extravaganza – 3 Baur Ave.


DaSilva Christmas Display — 6 Viking Ct., lights are on every night December 1-January 1.

DaSilva Christmas Light Display


Historic Smithville & Village Green – Open from Thanksgiving until January 6

South Plainfield

201 Hamilton Blvd. – Open December 1-January 1. Come out on family fun days for games, food, a photo booth and more!

Spring Lake

Sisti Family Christmas Lights – 300 Block of Pitney Ave.

Union Beach

The Gress House Holiday Light Spectacular – 14 Johnson Ave.


Martorana Christmas House

Please note ​1497 Stagecoach Rd. in Seaville is taking this year off. 

Do you have a huge free Christmas lights display you want us to check out? Tell us in the comments. Looking for even more holiday light fun? Here are the Best Public Light Displays in NJ.