Holiday Spirit Shines On

Light displays show Bergen’s Christmas creativity—take a drive and see for yourself!
Man In Christmas Market


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.

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
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