Who doesn’t love the brilliance and magic of colorful holiday lights twinkling in the December night sky? Add a hot cup of coffee or cocoa and some family and friends and you have the ingredients for a perfect holiday evening. Here are two not-to-be-missed spots for spectacular holiday lights in Sussex County, New Jersey.
- Christmas Light Show & Village – Dazzling crowds with over two million lights, this mile-long drive-through course set to all your favorite Christmas tunes features new light displays, new features, and a bonus light tunnel, all for only $20 per car. Before or after driving the course, enjoy free parking and admission at the outdoor Christmas Village which offers walk-thru light displays, Santa’s Workshop for photos with Santa, a 20’x40’ skating rink, an 8’ polar bear statue for Instagram-worthy pictures, Yuengling’s Ice Cream Shop and Hot Chocolate Bar, a S’mores station, and more.
Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 through Dec. 30, 2019 with extra weekdays in December. View dates here
Location: Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Pl, Augusta, NJ
- Vernon Lights Festival – The largest festival of its kind in New Jersey, this winter wonderland experience, produced by Hello Panda Festivals, features gigantic lanterns, music and entertainment, multi-sensory exhibits and experiences, as well as an international food court, modern art displays, a million-light maze, and so much more.
Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 29, 2019 through Feb. 2, 2020 from 5:00 – 10:00pm.
Location: Glenwood Lake Arts Park, 1733 Glenwood Rd, Route 565, Vernon, NJ
Both of these fantastic holiday light opportunities are near our Whistling Swan Inn in Stanhope, New Jersey. So, make it a true holiday getaway by booking one of our luxurious guest rooms where you can warm up in the two-person Jacuzzi or in front of the fireplace. You’ll awaken to the aroma of a delicious country buffet breakfast to enjoy at your leisure in our dining room each morning. We also accommodate most dietary regimens, just let us know when you make your reservation. Happy holidays!