Most Spectacular Holiday Light and Christmas Displays in New Jersey
It may be hard to believe, but Christmas is right around the corner, which means it's time to check out the amazing decked-out houses featuring stunning holiday light displays statewide. New Jersey really shines during the holidays, with many different ways to see Christmas lights—from walk-through spectacles at amusement parks to over-the-top drive-thru displays, plus private homes and entire towns that go all-out with holiday light installations!
These sparkling holiday spectacles—some of which feature more than a million lights—are sure to impress even the grinchiest member of your family. So bundle up the kids and head out to one of these illuminating local light shows before the sun sets on the Christmas season! Find even more ways to be merry in our Holiday Fun Guide.
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The Camuso Family Christmas Display of Livingston has been a holiday draw for more than half a century.
Holiday Light Displays at Houses in North Jersey
Camuso Family Christmas Display of Livingston – Livingston
Robert Harp Drive
This walk-through display featuring lights, decorations, and motorized characters was first put up more than 50 years ago by Ernest Camuso, and families have enjoyed the holiday treat ever since. The Camuso family continues the tradition in Mr. Camuso's memory and accepts donations for the St. Barnabas Burn Foundation. FREE
Martorana Christmas House – Wayne
396 Fairfield Road
Continuing its annual tradition since 2013, 100+ holiday inflatables decorate the Martorana home along with tons of lights and other decorations. Inflatables are up 9am-midnight, and lights are turned on from 4pm-midnight. Follow the Facebook page for updates in case of inclement weather.
Braun Terrace – Union
964 Braun Terrace
We dare you to try and take in the display at this house. Tons of lights, inflatables, and lawn decorations adorn this yard annually.
Fanwood's Famous Christmas House – Fanwood
83 Paterson Road
Fanwood's Famous Christmas House is a truly spectacular display featuring 30,000 lights and hundreds of figures. Monetary donations are accepted to support the NJ Institute for Disabilities.
Fleetwood Lights features an over-the-top lights display synchronized to music.
Fleetwood Lights – Rockaway
32 Fleetwood Drive
Nearly 19,000 lights synchronized to music illuminate this beautiful home display in Morris County. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food pantry.
Center Lights – Fort Lee
418 Center Street
This computerized holiday light show utilizes seven computers to control 6,000 individually addressable RGB pixels! Tune to 92.5 FM to listen to the music in sync with the lights.
Vargo Christmas Light Show – Cedar Grove
601 Pompton Avenue
There are 30,000+ Christmas lights that play to music at this over-the-top display. Donations are collected for Toys For Tots. Bring a toy to donate or make a monetary donation.
Morris Holiday Lights – Mine Hill
3 Indian Falls Road
Stop by this display—hosted by Mayor Sam Morris and his family—and be mesmerized by 40,000 lights programmed to holiday music.
The Gress House Holiday Light Spectacular supports "Decorations For Donations" to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network of Mountainside, New Jersey. Photo courtesy of the family
Holiday Houses and Christmas Light Displays in Central and South Jersey
The Gress House Holiday Light Spectacular – Union Beach
14 Johnson Avenue
This home, featured on ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight, has thousands of dazzling lights, hundreds of plastic figures, inflatables, and more to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network of Mountainside, N.J. No parking is allowed on Johnson; try Broadway and walk to the display.
Forrest Trail Circle Holiday Light Show – Toms River
Forrest Trail Circle
Interesting and familiar animations are projected onto this home in this unique and popular display set to music.
The Christmas Light Show – Wall Township
The Christmas Light Show returns for the 2021 Christmas season in a new location: the Spring Meadow Golf Course. Show dates are slated for Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 12. Each show runs for approximately 25 minutes. The show is free, but suggested donations are $25 for a family of four and $10 for an individual. Donations support RallyCap Sports, a charity that sponsors sports programs for children with disabilities.
Bayville Christmas Light Show – Bayville
30 Tioga Avenue
Watch more than 70,000 lights dance to 11 different songs. Food donations are welcome and benefit St. Barnabas Church.
Johnny's Hazlet Holiday Light Extravaganza lights up the neighborhood at Christmastime. Photo courtesy of the venue via Facebook
Johnny's Hazlet Holiday Lights – Hazlet
3 Bauer Avenue
This show draws tons of fans every year to see two dozen inflatable decorations and more than 75,000 lights. Cars must park on side streets and walk to the display. Viewers can walk through the walkway back to the street.
Liam’s Spectacular Christmas Display – Middletown
13 Garrett Place
Take it all in! There are lots of lights and lighted figures to lift your spirits and usher in some holiday cheer at this two-story house that's practically wrapped in Christmas lights.
Hagerty Family Christmas Lights – Pitman
134 North Avenue
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 scenes of animatronic dolls, cartoon characters, Santa and his reindeer, and more.
The Martin's Christmas Corner overflows with festive inflatables and Christmas cheer.
The Martin's Christmas Corner – Hazlet
11 Hudson Avenue
This cheery corner has tons of lights and inflatables, many of which are larger than life including enormous Blues Clues characters and a 30-foot-tall SpongeBob!
Christmas at the Nietzer's – South Plainfield
201 Hamilton Boulevard
Set to 30 minutes of music, this house glows with a rainbow of lights and highlights the Christmas Story. Tune your radio to 89.3 FM for the full effect. Visitors are asked to stay in their cars this season. Donations are accepted to support the First Baptist Church of South Plainfield, where Jesse Nietzer works.
The Cook's Christmas Lights – Jackson
1 Carlson Court
This home has more than 30,000 dancing lights synchronized to six songs. The homeowners collect donations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The Koenig's Family Holiday Light Spectacular is a pixel-animated light show. Photo courtesy of the family
Koenig's Family Holiday Light Spectacular – Bayville
11 North Island Road
Tune your radio to 87.9 FM, and check out this awesome display with tons of light synched to a diverse soundtrack of 14 songs.
Andrew's Christmas Wonderland – Middletown
12 Snyder Lane
There will be sparkling lights everywhere you turn at this display and its figures upon figures create a magical scene.
Ferone Family Christmas Light Show – Tom's River
184 Yellowbank Road
Lights dance to the music at this whimsical, magical display. Every Tuesday night, Disney songs take center stage.
Crazy Christmas – Old Bridge
55 Valley Vale Drive
Grab your sunglasses for this one! More than 50,000 lights, animated figures, blow molds, Christmas trees, and more are part of this amazing display. Bring a donation for Toys for Tots.
This post was first published in 2015 and has been updated since.