Holiday Spirit Shines On
Light displays show Bergen’s Christmas creativity—take a drive and see for yourself!
The tree might be decorated and lawn inflatables are filled with air, but your holiday spirit has only just begun. As you chip away at shopping lists and present wrapping, there’s plenty of time to take a look at how others are celebrating. Touring neighborhood Christmas lights is a tradition for many families, whether they’re taking a stroll down the street or loading the car to take in the lavish displays across the county. Several Bergen towns flipped the switch on their official displays last week, but now’s the time for home decorations to shine.
Some municipalities have organized display contests, where homeowners register their decorated properties with the town for a chance to win a holiday prize. But everyone wins, as entries are included on a map of decorated homes—making it easier for gazers to find.
- The Borough of Westwood, for example, has released its Holiday Home Tour map and continues to update it throughout the season.
- Registration for Montvale’s contest ended this week, and a map of the borough’s decked out homes will be published on the recreation department’s Facebook page.
- Mahwah residents have until the end of today, Dec. 11, to enter the town’s decorating contest. The borough will post winners and photos on its website.
- Park Ridge residents also must finish their decorating by the end of today to enter their contest. PKRG-TV will take video footage and show all the entries during a Dec. 21 broadcast.
Of course, most folks aren’t in it for a contest—all they need is the holiday spirit (and a spare extension cord or two). During your travels, be sure to follow the light to the homes on the following well-lit streets. Don’t forget to tag us (@bergenmagnj) in your Instagram photos; we’d love to see and spread the joy!
- Summit Avenue in Fair Lawn
- Berkley Place and New Milford Avenue in Dumont
- Chicasaw Drive in Oakland
- Forest Avenue in Lyndhurst