In the midst of a global pandemic, many holiday traditions are deemed too risky for the year 2020. However, one holiday tradition that is easy to accomplish in a socially distant world is taking the kids to see a Christmas lights display. Holiday lights help to set the mood for a merry holiday season, and there is nothing like watching your kids’ eyes go saucer-sized at a super-sized holiday lights display. Our team at Value Van and Car Rental wants you to keep as much holiday magic as possible this year, so read on to learn how to make this tradition a success!
1. Choose the Right Light Display
There are many types of Christmas light displays to choose from, and selecting the right one is key to a successful trip. Try the Orchard of Lights on Demarest Farms for 32 acres of lights, including a light tunnel and Santa’s singing reindeer. Or the Holidig Drive-Thru Light Show located in Diggerland of West Berlin. This show features a mile of colorful lights in a one-of-a-kind construction theme park. Or check online to find drive-thru light shows closer to home.
2. Pack Snacks
Depending on the location you choose, you may have a bit of a drive ahead of you, along with a line to get in, plus the actual drive through the lights. All of this adds up to quite a bit of time in the car and, for little ones, that can be a challenge. Make the experience more festive by packing a thermos of hot chocolate, bags of flavored popcorn, or even candy canes. Your kids will be much more appreciative of the lights if they’re seeing them with full tummies.
3. Rent a Van
While it may seem silly to rent a vehicle to drive through Christmas lights, it may actually be worth it to enhance your experience. If the light display you choose is out of town, a rental will save the miles on your personal vehicle. Also, if you drive a smaller model car, your kids will appreciate the extra roominess of a minivan rental.
The key to a successful Christmas lights experience is in the planning, and a good place to start is by renting a minivan from Value Van and Car Rental. We provide high-quality, affordable car and van rentals to our awesome customers in Union and Newark, NJ. Contact us today at (908) 851-9595 to make your reservation.