Were you aware of the Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular? Until January 1st, if you live in South Orange NJ, you can visit the zoo animals and also be treated to some holiday cheer. The holiday lights shine from 5 to 9 p.m. using more than 100,000 bulbs in a variety of displays! With free admission, it’s worth the drive to take in the sights, even if you don’t have a home in South Orange. You can also warm your heart by donating non-perishable food and/or unwrapped new toys at the zoo. They will be disbursed to local children and families in need. Find out more by visiting the zoo online.
If you appreciate the lights and are in search of more displays, you may enjoy a walk around the Livingston Oval (in front of the high school) or a trip over to the Paper Mill Playhouse Holiday Village, located at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn NJ. The Holiday Village show includes more than 70,000 animated lights, that are timed to music and light up daily every twenty minutes between 6 and 9 p.m. The show only is available through Monday, December 24th and is sure to draw a crowd, so be prepared for lots of traffic!