New Jersey is a state located in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic region of United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.
Trenton is the capital and Newark is the largest city of New Jersey.
Other big cities and towns in New Jersey include – Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Woodbridge, Lakewood, Toms River, Hamilton, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in New Jersey include – Palisades Interstate Park, High Point Monument , etc.
Christmas Celebrations in New Jersey :
In the capital city of Trenton, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting takes place in the first week of December at the City Mall.
Holly Walk is a month long Christmas Celebration in the Morris County. One ticket allows you to visit five historic sites decorated for the holidays namely – Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Schuyler-Hamilton House, the Ford Mansion at Morristown National Historical Park.
Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant will celebrate the holiday season witth their annual Sea of Lights Holiday Festival on December 18th, 19th, 26th, 27th and 28th from 6 – 9pm. The Aquarium is decked out in the holiday spirit with hundreds festive lights and decorations, plus make and take crafts, face painting, and even a scuba diving Santa.
Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration is Camden County’s most unique Christmas attraction! The celebration will feature larger-than-life decorations, twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently falling snow and over 8,500 animals and two million gallons of underwater fun. Festivities also include exciting live shows, daily appearances by Scuba Santa in the Ocean Realm exhibit, character appearances, and much more!
Smithville has plenty of old-fashioned Christmas spirit to go around. Over 120 trees will light up on Lake Meone in various musical patterns, creating dazzling illusions and wonderment for children and adults alike.
The Holiday Lights Show, which takes place in Galloway, New Jersey has been a tradition at Historic Smithville for many years. You can also meet the Magical Talking Tree, that wakes every weekend just to talk with the young visitors.
In Flemington, New Jersey, celebrations include “Holiday Lights on the Farm” where you can drive through Schaefer farms and gaze in awe at thousands of colorful farm and holiday-themed lights. These lights are on display from Thanksgiving to New Year.
In Princeton, the Princeton Tour Company, the #1 tour company in New Jersey offers Trolley Tours and Santa Tours ! They offer walking tours, ghost tours, team-building events, holiday trolley tours and more on every Saturday between Thanksgiving and the New Year.
Festival of Trees at Morven Museum is also a Princeton’s holiday tradition! The museum’s thirteen galleries are beautifully and elegantly decorated for the holidays.
In Seaside Heights, the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place on first Friday of December and then on Saturday the Christmas Parade takes place.
Brock Farms Home and Garden World of Freehold, New Jersey, is home to the largest artificial Christmas tree display in the state. Brock Farms has over 25 themed trees ready to dazzle you with decorating ideas. Here there is 40,000 square feet of Christmas Magic!
Christmas celebrations in Freehold also include Menorah lighting, the Comcast holiday concert, candlelight trolley tour and more.
In Jackson, New Jersey, Cook’s Christmas Lights Display features over 14,000 lights, plays through 7 Christmas-themed songs and runs for 20 – 30 minutes from Thanksgiving to New Year to raise money for the National MS Society.
The Christmas Light Show in the Wall Township in Monmouth County is a Free world class computerized lighting and pyrotechnic show featuring pyrotechnics, fog, color changing effects, and thousands of lights synchronized to music broadcast over a concert quality sound system.
The Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour, the main attraction of Cape May’s holiday season! The self-guided tour features homes, inns, hotels and churches fully decorated for the holidays.
The annual Cape May Christmas Parade takes place on first Saturday in the month of December.
Join the Historic Village at Allaire in Allaire State Park for Christmas Lantern Tours celebrating old world traditions in the 1836 living history museum.
Holiday Trolley rides through Victorian Cape May in the month of December to see some of the most beautifully decorated houses and inns in New Jersey! Rides last about 30 minutes.
Baron Arts Center in Woodbridge, New Jersey offers three fabulous holiday activities – spectacular holiday concert, a model train show and an indoor Origami Holiday Tree display.
Cranbury Christmas Lights is New Jersey’s Number One Christmas Display for charity. It also features the largest Christmas Tree in New Jersey, which is over 36 feet tall and has over 46,000 Dancing lights on it. This display features over 120,000 lights dancing to 18 songs.
The Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange puts up a Holiday Lights Spectacular wherein the zoo is illuminated with over 100,000 bulbs and more than 50 displays and sights.
In Swedesboro, the annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting takes place on last Saturday in the month of November.
In Ship Bottom, New Jersey, the annual Christmas Parade takes place on first Saturday of December and it features homemade floats and antique cars.
In Wildwood, New Jersey the Annual Family Holiday Celebration takes place on second Friday and Saturday of December and it features a parade and the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!