Best NJ Holiday Light Displays in 2012

There are many things to love about Christmas—the quality family time, warm eggnog, presents, delicious food—but we at Grandivew have to admit one of our favorite things about the holidays is Christmas decorations.

Driving around New Jersey, you can really see the creativity and passion shine through the decorations. With Christmas just a few days away, we’ve assembled a list of some of the best places and houses to see Christmas lights in New Jersey.

Winter Sweet – Atlantic City

It’s no surprise that one of America’s famous “playgrounds” has one of New Jersey’s best light displays. The Winter Sweet light show is a 3D experience illuminated on the outside of the Historic Boardwalk Hall. During the 7-minute show, you can watch magical projections dance to music and truly come to life. This is a must-see for any lover of lights and merriment. Take a look at this video to see the event.

Schaefer Farms Holiday Light Show – Flemington

Every year, the Schaefer family decorates the farm magnificently and allows visitors to drive through their property to marvel at the varied displays. You can also buy trees, visit with Santa and pick out decorations. Although it’s $12 a carload, it’s a fun experience for the family. Here are some images and videos from one of the shows in the past.

Home on Sooy Lane – Absecon

Another show worthy of the list is not affiliated with anything. It’s actually just a regular home, but it definitely has some of the best lights in New Jersey. The lights themselves are beautiful, but they’re also choreographed to music. Take a look for yourself in this video.

Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo – West Orange

Finally, we have the light show at the Turtle Back Zoo in Essex County. The spectacular features 100,000 bulbs and 40 light displays. You can actually get to stroll through the zoo while looking at all the lights and animals after dark. The best part of all is that admission is free for 2012. Don’t miss it!