New Jersey Holiday Lightfest returns

The New Jersey Holiday Lightfest is back at the Middlesex County Fairgrounds, 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, and it is bigger and brighter than ever before. The drivethrough light show is open every night of the week through Jan. 6.

A benefit for DARE New Jersey, the Gift of Lights drive-through light show features thousands of lights and dancing displays in a unique atmosphere. This holiday family tradition can be enjoyed from the comfort and convenience of one’s own vehicle while viewing over-thetop holiday décor and shimmering, twinkling lights that build long-lasting fond memories. Show sponsors include DARE New Jersey, Walgreens, All Things Christmas and More, Winterland Inc., Middlesex County Fairgrounds, Magic 98.3,, Greater Media Newspapers, the New Jersey Education Association, American Gold Shield, and the New Jersey Food Council.

Lightfest gates open at 5:30 p.m. daily and do not close until the last car in line gets through, which is slated for 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday; and 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and holidays.

Operators of large vehicles should note that the maximum height is 13 feet,

6 inches.

Weekday carload tickets are $13, and weekend and holiday tickets are $18 per carload. A season pass is $50 and discount coupons are available at Walgreens.

In the event of inclement weather, call the hotline at 609-860-6777. For information, visit