Best New Jersey Towns to Visit During Christmas

New Jersey has no shortage of amazing places to visit throughout the year. That is especially true during Christmas. So how can you narrow down where to explore? We’ve got you covered. Hop in your rental car and set off to these towns recommended by Value Van & Car Rental.

Best New Jersey Towns to Visit During Christmas

Historic Smithville

Historic Smithville has its wonderful Light Show on the Lake in addition to having fantastic stores for all your Christmas requirements. The event, which is orchestrated to music, is rendered even more spectacular by the water’s reflections. Weather permitting, the show will take place every evening in December with holiday train rides also offered, and there will occasionally be a Magic Talking Tree as well! This is one of the best spots to spend Christmas in New Jersey and is enjoyable for the whole family.

Cape May

Cape May, the country’s first summer vacation destination, is also a winter wonderland. The quaint Victorian residences are beautifully decorated, and guests can take candlelit house tours throughout the holiday season. To view the outdoor exhibitions, trolley trips are also offered. Choose between the Emlen Physick Estate, Congress Hall, and Cape May City’s tree-lighting celebrations. The old estate is decorated for the holidays in a grand Victorian style. Other activities include holiday light trolley rides, brunches with Santa, a Christmas bazaar, Crafts at Christmas in the convention center, and much more.


Visit the Christmas Festival on the Morristown Green, take a tour of the winter lights at the Ford Mansion or Macculloch Hall, or attend a special holiday performance at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Throughout December, the festival is hosted on a few different dates. Plus, there are holiday crafts, plays, Santa visits, miniature train excursions, and ice sculpture demonstrations. A non-denominational holiday celebration will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with a real nativity scene, over 300 nativity scenes from around the world, live music performances, and a kids’ craft area.

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