6 Ways to See Holiday Lights in South Jersey

There’s nothing like glittering lights to make a perfect holiday season. Check out the South Jersey events where you can watch the night light up.


Parade of Lights

December 8
Watch decorated firetrucks, lighted vehicles and Christmas floats drive around Knights Park for an evening of holiday fun in Collingswood. The parade will begin at 7:30 pm at the Scottish Rite Auditorium. For more information, visit the website.


Holiday Light Show

December 7–10, 14–17, 21–24, 28–31
Stop by Historic Smithville to watch an orchestrated show of lights and music on Lake Meone. The free show runs each night from dark until 8:30 pm. For more information, call 609-748-8999 or visit the website.


Family Holiday Celebration

December 9
Celebrate the holidays with the whole family at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Take photos with Santa, browse crafters, watch the tree-lighting ceremony and have more holiday fun from 9 am to 4:30 pm. For more information, visit the website.


Lighthouse Crafts and Climbs

December 9
The Absecon Lighthouse will light up the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Kids of all ages are invited to climb the lighthouse and participate in a souvenir craft from noon to 3:30 pm. The holiday tree will be lit at 1 pm. Cost is $5 for kids and $7 for adults. For more information, visit the website.


Tree of Life

December 11, 14
Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice invites families to remember their loved ones during its annual Tree of Life ceremonies. The ceremonies begin at 7 pm at West Deptford Municipal Building on Monday and at Medford Memorial Middle School on Thursday. For more information, visit the website.


Holiday Lighting Ceremony

December 11
Kick off the start of the holiday season at Cherry Hill’s lighting ceremony. The town will commemorate the start of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas with choirs, a Santa appearance and the lighting of the ceremonial menorah and Christmas tree. The event begins at 7:30 pm at the Carman Tilelli Community Center. For more information, visit the website.


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