The Best Local Holiday Lights: Where to Go and What to See

Nothing beats the beauty of winter lights and South Jersey has some amazing places to visit! You can enjoy classic holiday scenes and dazzling displays! Some are free and some have a fee, but they are all worth it. Don’t miss the chance to capture the magic. Bring your camera and your holiday cheer!

The Second Annual Holiday Light Show

November 18th – December 30th
Bridgeport Motorsports Park, often referred to as the Kingdom of Speed, is a progressive high banked dirt oval located in Logan Township (Gloucester County), NJ. Bridgeport Motorsports Park provides a safe, fan-friendly, and exciting atmosphere where lifetime memories are created and is located just minutes from PA and DE at exit 14 off I-295! 

Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show at Diggerland

If you love construction vehicles, you’ll love this unique light show at Diggerland, a one-of-a-kind theme park. Join us for our Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show and experience a light show like no other. Drive a course through America’s only construction theme & water park while witnessing lights, holiday displays, tunnels, and our very own radio station to fill your car with holiday spirit! Make Diggerland a family holiday staple! $34.95 PER VEHICLE

Dickens Festival

Once a year, Main Street in Medford is transformed into a quaint winter wonderland, featuring holiday festivities galore with an old-time flair. The festival is free and typically attracts more than 10,000 people. Locals never fail to catch up with old friends on the street; there’s something for everyone! This event is hosted by the local business owners that form the Main Street Merchants. A heartfelt thank you to the 2023 premier Dickens sponsor, SJS Title for making this enchanting event possible!   Thank you for making our Dickens Festival dreams come true!

Holiday Studio Sale

November 24 (Friday) 10:00 am – December 3 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Studio Sale Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the WheatonArts Event Center
It’s free to shop the Sale! This highly anticipated sale features discounted prices on a wide selection of handcrafted ceramic and glass items. A table will be set up for visitors to create their own unique gift tags for all the perfect gifts they find. Proceeds from the sale support individual artists and arts programming at WheatonArts.

The Cooks Tour of Moorestown in Moorestown

December 4, 2024
The Cooks Tour was started in 1962 by the Curtis Auxiliary, an all-volunteer organization founded by a group of Moorestown women. It was named in honor of Dr. Howard M. Curtis, a pediatrician who practiced at what is now known as Virtua Mount Holly Hospital. The auxiliary began hosting fundraising events in the community, including the Cooks Tour and the once popular Curtis Ball, to support the hospital. Over the years, other auxiliaries were established throughout the local area and they joined together to form the Auxiliary Board to Virtua Memorial. Today, this board works together alongside many community businesses and volunteers to continue hosting the event and making a difference for the community. 

Winterfest in Historic Smithville Park

Thursday, November 23 to Saturday, January 06
December in Smithville is a Winter Wonderland! When you get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, plan a day at Smithville to slow it down, enjoy your family and be reminded of the simpler pleasures of the holidays. Smithville in December is just what your holidays need!

Holiday Light Show

November 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST 
Stop by Historic Smithville to watch an orchestrated show of lights and music on Lake Meone. The free show runs each night from dark (5:30pm) to 8:30pm…Enjoy popular songs of the Holiday Season synchronized with a dazzling Christmas tree light show sure to get you in the Holiday spirit.

Mount Holly Holiday House Tour

December 9 @ 3 pm – 4 pm EST 
This popular tour on Dec. 9th from 3- 8 pm. Donations for tickets are available. Each ticket holder receives a map for a self-guided tour of several beautifully decorated homes and historic sites throughout Mt. Holly.

Woodstown by Candlelight

Experience the Magic of Christmas with Woodstown Central Railroad and Woodstown By Candlelight. Step into an enchanting holiday wonderland at Woodstown By Candlelight, where the essence of Christmas comes alive in Woodstown, New Jersey. This festive extravaganza promises a heartwarming visit with Santa aboard the Woodstown Central Railroad, where the air is filled with the melodies of Christmas as guests embark on a nostalgic journey aboard a meticulously restored 1930s passenger train.

Salem’s Yuletide Tour of Homes

DECEMBER 2 @ 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Climb aboard the Woodstown Central Railroad for a special rendezvous with Salem’s cherished “Yuletide Tour of Homes” event. Immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas with the delightful backdrop of holiday tunes and the enchanting ambiance of a meticulously restored 1930s passenger train. While the train ride promises unforgettable family moments, the festivities don’t end there. Before or after your railway adventure, take a leisurely stroll along Market Street in Salem, where the annual Yuletide Tour of Homes celebration awaits. Transport yourself to a bygone Christmas era, complete with revolutionary-era reenactors, captivating historic building tours, wine tastings, and a host of charming holiday shopping opportunities throughout the town. Please note that admission to this event is separate from the train ride.

The Rotary Club of Hammonton Presents WinterFest

DECEMBER 2 @ 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

The Rotary Club of Hammonton presents Winterfest on Dec. 2–3 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel fairgrounds, 1 Mt. Carmel Lane in Hammonton. This free event runs 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday, concluding when the Hammonton tree lighting begins on Saturday evening.WinterFest’s highlight is a curated craft show in a heated 40 x 120 tent, featuring top-quality crafters with a preference for local talent. Discover handmade treasures like ceramics, soy candles, personalized gifts, glass items, wood crafts, Nativity sets, vintage jewelry, and more.

2023 SJ Christmas Lights

Every year Wendy Sparks comprises a list of the best free Christmas Light Displays in South Jersey! The list has over 100 houses and stops to visit dazzling holiday light displays with the whole family. This is the ultimate Christmas Light lists!
  • 208 Gibbons Ct., Atco
  • 2261 Gennesse Ave, Atco
  • 7 Yale Rd, Atco
  • 105 West Williams Ave, Barrington
  • 3406 Davis Road, Barrington
  • 401 Albany Ave, Barrington
  • 413 SouthArthur Drive, Edgewater Park
  • 1716 King St., Blackwood
  • 311 Harrison Ave, Blackwood
  • 62 Cranford Rd, Turnersville
  • 174 Greenview Ct, Clarksboro
  • 2 Charter Oak Road, Clementon
  • 703 W Broad St, Gibbstown
  • 25 E Judith Drive, Hammonton
  • 489 N Chew Road, Hammonton
  • 3 Westbury Drive, Lumberton
  • 11 Pelham Drive, West Deptford
  • 1167 Lewis Terrace, West Deptford
  • 290 Montgomery Dr, Mantua
  • 2 Bergan Court, Marlton
  • 211 Bass Road, Marlton Lakes
  • 12 Kirkwood Drive, Mount Laurel
  • 30 Oakwood Drive, Medford
  • 176 Prairie View Lane, Mickleton
  • 5 Campbell Ct, Mickleton
  • 720 Kings Highway, Mickleton
  • 214 3rd Ave, Mount Ephraim
  • 448 Lincoln Mill Rd, Mullica Hill ($)
  • 603 Delaware Ave, Palmyra
  • 127 Nassau Ave, Paulsboro
  • 28 N. Golfwood Ave., Carneys Point
  • 328 Ives Ave. Carneys Point
  • 110 Penn Beach Dr, Pennsville
  • 13 E Pittsfield St, Pennsville
  • 134 North Ave, Pitman
  • 23 Euclid Ave, Pitman
  • 32 Bellevue Ave, Pitman
  • 410 Elm Ave, Pitman
  • 1605 2nd St, Delanco
  • 5 Olmsted Lane. Cinnaminson
  • 28 Newell Rd, Mannington
  • 308 Beasley Neck Rd, Salem
  • 22 Wrenfield Drive, Sewell
  • 29 Meadowview Drive, Sewell
  • 62 E Meadowbrook Circle, Sicklerville
  • 12 Derby Rd, Swedesboro
  • 205 Glen Haven Ct, Swedesboro
  • 22 Buttonwood Place, Swedesboro
  • 6 Blue Spruce Lane, Woolwich
  • 908 Oldmans Creek, Swedesboro
  • 90 Stokes Road, Shamong
  • 71 Powell Place, Tabernacle
  • 1201 Treasure Lane, West Deptford
  • 1738 3rd St, West Deptford
  • 309 Bayard Dr, Williamstown
  • 740 Tutor Lane, Williamstown
  • 490 Larch Ct. Williamstown
  • 437 Florence Blvd., Williamstown
  • 1651 Holly Pkwy, Williamstown
  • 105 Branchwood Dr, Deptford
  • 320 Driscoll Ave, Woodbury
  • 9 Taylor Lane, Deptford
  • 16 Lee St, Woodstown
  • 336 Lincoln Rd, Pilesgrove
  • 564 Stonewall Dr., Galloway
  • 100 Offshore Rd, Egg Harbor
  • 805 Bayview Rd, Rio Grande
  • 22 Nestler Rd, Bridgeton
  • 372 Macanippuck Road, Bridgeton
  • 4 Eleanor St, Bridgeton
  • 5 Swallow Lane, Bridgeton
  • 52 Beebe Run Rd, Bridgeton
  • 569 Willow St, Bridgeton
  • 9 Eugene Ct., Bridgeton
  • 94 Parvins Mill Rd, Bridgeton
  • 1176 Lake Point Cv. Pittsgrove
  • 1410 Centerton Rd, Pittsgrove
  • 182 Porchtown Rd, Pittsgrove
  • 44 Creamer Dr, Elmer
  • 980 Almond Rd, Elmer
  • 981 Crowpond, Pittsgrove
  • 1312 Fries Mill Rd, Franklinville
  • 1315 Porchtown Road, Franklinville
  • 1330 Stanton Ave, Franklinville
  • 18 Pine Street, Franklinville
  • 53 Tern Drive, Franklinville
  • 1001 Bridgeton Road, Greenwich
  • 9558 Noble Street, Mauricetown
  • 1104 Yellowwood Terrace, Millville
  • 539 Carlton Ave, Millville
  • 545 Carlton Ave, Millville
  • 708 S 3rd St. Millville
  • 121 Richwood Rd, Monroeville
  • 239 Clayton Ave, Monroeville
  • 396 Elk Rd, Monroeville
  • 212 Fir Ave, Richland
  • 1026 East Park Ave, Vineland
  • 1584 S East Ave, Vineland
  • 2320 Musterel Lane, Vineland
  • 533 Mayfair St, Vineland
  • 1 Exeter court, Bordentown