Below is a list of Holiday Festivals and Light Shows sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
These wonderlands are open until Christmas, and a few after!
Check their websites to confirm hours and details.
Boscobel -1601 Route 9D, Garrison, New York 10524
5pm – 9pm
Come for an evening full of events featuring thousands of lights, luminous displays and festive holiday happenings Boscobel. Walk the candlelit paths with a hot cup of cocoa and celebrate the season. Check out http://www.boscobel.org/events-and-exhibitions/calendar-of-events/ for a full list of events for each night.
Ticket options available at Boscobel.org
Read our review from last year!
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester
Saturdays and Sundays in December
Tis the season to be jolly at during Holiday Bricktacular. Every Saturday and Sunday in December, join in on the festive holiday fun! Walk through a Winter Wonderland themed MINILAND searching for LEGO® presents in a bricktastic scavenger hunt, Help the LEGO delivery truck get all of the hidden presents delivered by the holiday for a chance to win a family four pack of Annual Passes, All visitors receive a Limited Edition Collector Holiday LEGO® Brick, Annual Pass Members can keep warm with a free hot chocolate every weekend.
Valley Cottage North Pole Airport
165 Charles Blvd Valley Cottage
Tune into 98.1 FM and listen to some of our favorite songs while the lights put on a great showThis year they are collecting NEW hats, gloves and winter accessories to be distributed to needed families in the community.
Visit their Facebook page for up to date information!
Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show
Skylands Stadium – 94 Championship Place Augusta, NJ 07822
November 18th – January 3rd
See calendar for dates and times.
Drive through a 1-mile course of breathtaking displays set to joyous holiday music with 2 MILLION LIGHTS for your viewing pleasure. Also, stop by the Christmas Village and enjoy, hot beverages and snacks, photos with Santa, holiday entertainment, arts and crafts, games and more! Admission is free, but some activities may be a separate cost.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or box office. Sorry, no phone or online orders will be taken.
New York Botanical Garden Train Show
November 19 – January 16th
Explore a winter wonderland with special tours, musical performances, activities for kids, and the train show!
Purchase tickets here!
We attended this wonderful event a few years back. Read Our Review!!
Warwick Home for the Holidays
Village of Warwick
Weekends November 20th –December 18th
Join the 7th Annual Open House with visits from Santa and his elves, gingerbread house contests, caroling, horse and buggy rides and plenty of shopping from local shops and crafters.
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland
Kensico Dam Plaza, Vallhalla
Starting November 25th –January 1st
Hanneford Holiday Circus, ice skating, musical light show, amusement rides, entertainment, Santa, vendors and local food.
Visit their website for schedule of dates and times.
7th Annual Holiday Lights in Bloom
Orange County Arboretum, Thomas Bull Memorial Park – Route 416, Montgomery
November 25th through December 24th
5pm-8pm Fri-Sat and Sun
Daily Dec. 26th-1st 5pm-8pm
Enjoy the garden themed light display – in the shapes of flowers, insects and decorated trees. Enjoy free hot cocoa while supplies last. Stop by the Holiday Boutique to do some Christmas shopping as well!
This event is FREE!
Vist their website for more information!
778 Broadway Ulster Park
November 25th – December 23rd
So much to do here! Drive or hayride through Forstys enchanted forest, stroll thought Candy Cane lane, Frosty’s 3D adventure, Glistening Gardens of dancing trees, walk through the magical mansion, and of course visit SANTA! And so much more!
Visit AFrostyFest.com for more info!
Christmas On Colden Hill
125 Colden Hill Rd Newburgh
Daily Nov 25th – Dec 31st
This is a 30 min animated music and lights display open each night. This year they have new animations, 2 dancing arches, a full color animated matrix and new songs! With 800 channels of computer controlled animation. This year they are accepting donations (100% of the proceeds will be donated) for Junvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Kevin McCurdy’s Holiday Spirit Festival
38 Sheafe Rd Wappingers Falls , NY 12590
November 25th – December 23rd
Fridays – 6pm-9pm
Saturdays and Sundays 4:30pm-9pm (last ticket at 8:30)
Plenty to do here! Walk through the Winter Wonderland and Enchanted Forest of Lights, Watch a 3D movie Journey of the Gingerbread Boy, Savenger hunt to find the Frost Fairies, Polar Express Train display, a Holiday Stage Show, and of course, Meet Santa!
For more information visit their website.
Christmas Lights on Quaker Hill Drive
Quaker Hill Drive Hyde Park
November 25th – New Years Eve
This year they are collecting donations for the Hyde Park food bank and Grace Smith House.
Visit their Facebook page for up to date information.
ERDAJT’S Holiday Light Display
8 Patrick Dr Lagrangeville
November 25th through December 28th
Come see over 1/2 Million Lights, 1080 computer controlled items to 220 different songs.
Free, but they do ask for donations for different charities through out the season.
Visit their website for more information.
Watt Christmas Wonderland
310 Scotchtown Road, Goshen
November 35th -December 30th
6pm – 9pm Daily Weather Permitting
Tune in to 107.9 FM for Christmas music and enjoy a drive through 1 mile of Christmas lights with hundreds of inflatables. They ask for a suggested donation of $5 per vehicle. 8′ height restriction on all vehicles and no buses!
Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular
560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, New Jersey 07052
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 18 – December 11
Every Night: December 12 – January 3, 2017
Closed: December 24 & 25
5pm to 9pm
The whole zoo lights up with spectacular displays with over 50 winter and animal characters.
Free Admission – but asking for a donation of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats.
The Hugs for Brady Holiday Light Show
Nov. 25th – Dec. 30th
The light show will showcase 180,000 square foot arena with larger than life custom fabricated light structures that are part of a 20 minute animated musical light show. The festival will feature food trucks, merchant vendors in a large heated tent, glow-in-the-dark face painting, roast your own s’mores and so much more!
For more information and to Purchase Tickets!