A Christmas Tree with blue lights lit up at night

I can’t believe we’re here already. Thanksgiving is about to pass and now we’ve just got Christmas (and the other winter holidays) standing between us and the end of the year. Personally, Christmas is my favorite holiday. I feel like the season brings a lot of feelings of goodwill and also nostalgia. There are plenty of ways to get into the Christmas spirit. Baking cookies, listening to Christmas music, decorating the tree. One of my favorite ways to get into the Christmas mood is by driving around and looking at all the different lights. So many people do such fantastic displays on their homes, I bet some of you reading this right now do!  

But sometimes, you may want to get out of the car and make an evening of looking at lights. If you’ve ever felt like that, well you’re in luck. Many towns in our area hold tree lighting events for us to come and enjoy. And at many of them, there’s plenty of other things there to also get you into the Christmas spirit, like Santa meet and greets, carolers, and hot chocolate for sale! So, if this kind of event interests you and your family, keep on reading. I’ve put together a list of a bunch of tree lightings in the area, so see if your town has one! And if not your town, a neighboring town. Keep your eyes peeled at some of these tree lightings as well, you might just see our promo crew there!  

If you end up at any of these tree lightings, feel free to take some pictures and tag us on social media, we’d love to see them! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

  • Annual Town Lighting and Holiday Express Concert in Red Bank

    It’s the 31st year Red Bank is holding this event. It goes from 5:30 to 8pm on November 24th. There will be free parking all day, so feel free to do some shopping before the main event. The main concert begins at 7 and ends with a countdown to turn the lights on at 8. For more information, click here.

  • Miracle on Front Street in Keyport

    Saturday November 25th, Keyport celebrates Small Business Saturday with their Miracle on Front Street event from 11am to 8pm. There will be ice skating, boat rides with Santa, and the tree lighting. For more information, click here.

  • Firemen’s Park Christmas Tree Lighting in Asbury Park

    December 1st from 5:30 to 6:30pm, Asbury Park will hold a tree lighting at Firemen’s Park. Santa will also be there and there will be hot cocoa and other holiday treats for sale. For more info, click here!

  • Belmar's Christmas Tree Lighting

    Belmar will hold its tree lighting on December 1st from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Pyanoe Plaza. Bundle up and bring the whole family. For more information, click here.

  • Farmingdale's 69th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

    On December 1st at 6:30pm, Farmingdale will host it’s 69th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Lutz Park. There will also be refreshments and a gingerbread house display. For more information, click here.

  • Downtown Toms River's Tree Lighting

    Toms River will be holding it’s annual tree lighting on December 1st from 5-7pm. Santa will arrive on a firetruck at 7pm to light the tree. For more info, click here.

  • Freehold's Tree Lighting

    On December 5th, from 5-7pm Freehold will hold its Christmas Tree Lighting at the Hall of Records. There will also be a choir and hot apple cider. For more info, click here.

  • Beechwood's Christmas Tree Lighting

    At 7pm on December 3rd, Beechwood will hold its Christmas tree lighting at the municipal building. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be there! Click here for more information

  • Barnegat Light's Tree Lighting

    On November 24th from 6:30-7:30pm at the Old Borough Hall in Barnegat Light, there will be a Santa arrival and tree lighting. For more information, click here.

  • Point Pleasant Beach's Tree Lighting

    On November 24th from 5:30 to 8pm, the Christmas tree lighting will happen at Arnold & Bay Avenues in Point Pleasant Beach. For the event details, click here.

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