Photos: Local Christmas light displays across New JerseyPosted: Updated:
Here are a list of some fantastic holiday light displays across the great Garden State.
Cranbury Christmas Lights
128 North Main St., Cranbury Township
Nov. 25 – Dec. 27
If you're looking for something incredibly cool, the Shaw home in Cranbury is aglow with 120,000 lights, all dancing to holiday tunes. It's FREE to view the lights, but donations to the local food bank are appreciated. Check the online schedule for the dates of choreographed lights, but the lights are on and viewable every night from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. VIP spots can be earned with donations of $100 or more.
The Cook's Christmas Lights
1 Carlson Court, Jackson
Nov. 25 – Jan. 1 (Sunday–Thursday, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
This home has 20,000 dancing lights synchronized to music, along with a pixel matrix, and, new for 2017, four singing faces. The homeowners collect donations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. FREE
T&A Sprinklers Light Show
18 Central Ave., Old Bridge
Starting Nov. 26
With more than 200,000 lights, the T&A Sprinklers Light Show is a fun show set to music that the whole neighborhood loves.
Johnny's Hazlet Holiday Lights
3 Bauer Ave., Hazlet
This show draws tons of fans every year to see two dozen inflatable decorations and more than 75,000 lights. Viewers can walk through the walkway back to the street. The owners just ask that you do not cross the ropes onto the lawn. You'd better be good...Santa's been known to make an appearance here some nights.
Hagerty Family Christmas Lights
133 North Ave., Pitman
Starts first week of December (Weekdays 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., weekends 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
Pitman resident Frank Hagerty has been transforming his property into a Christmas wonderland every holiday season for more than 30 years. Visitors are welcome to walk through the displays of animatronic dolls, cartoon characters, Santa and his reindeer, and more. FREE
Historic Cape May
Various locations in town
First week of December through New Year's Day
The Victorian homes, inns, churches, and hotels in picturesque Cape May get decked out for the holidays in gorgeous lights, wreaths, and garlands. Check out Columbia Avenue, Washington Street, and Columbia Avenue for some of the best displays. FREE
Kloos Family Lights
13 Sterling Court, East Brunswick
First week of December through approximately New Year's Day
It takes about $800 in electricity to fuel the annual Kloos Family Lights display, but that doesn't stop the Kloos family from putting on a spectacular light display accompanied by a musical score. Sometimes Santa even makes a guest appearance to watch the show with the neighborhood children. And every year, the Kloos family uses the display to help collect donations for a good cause. FREE
Jenkinson's Sea of Lights
Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach
Dec. 15–28 (Fridays and Saturdays, plus Dec. 26, 27, and 28)
The aquarium gets bedazzled with festive lights and decorations for the season. Walk through at your own pace to see different themed sections, then enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, and photos with Santa.
Crouch's Light Display
119 Wild Oaks Drive, Salem
The Crouch family uses more than 22,000 lights and 11,000 feet of electrical cord to cover their 5-acre property in holiday cheer. Tune in to 105.5 FM to watch the lights move to the music. FREE
Bayville Christmas Light Show
279 Woodhaven Blvd. SW, Bayville
Homeowner Tom Makowski, the winner of last year's Jersey Central Power & Lights holiday lights photo contest, promises to double the number of lights outside his home to 140,000 this year. The lights will dance to Christmas songs in this free display. Food donations are welcome, to benefit St. Barnabas Church.
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