Christmas is a fantastic time of year. South Jersey just beams with the holiday spirit. What a better place then to spend it here with your family and friends.
Here are a couple of my favorite sights to see during this beautiful time of year. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
This is always a holiday favorite— driving around and looking at the Christmas lights. You would pretty much have to be a Scrooge for you not to like them. I mean, really.
We did this all growing up. The best part now is that, due to technology, we now have easy to use interactive maps to help guide us to the best Christmas light displays.
Check out Courier Post Online for their awesome map.
Holiday House Tour
Holiday Hour Tours have been around forever. Though they are making quite a comeback in the recent years.
These features beautiful walk-thru homes that really bring the season to life. Many of these homes are historic in nature adding to the Christmas-esque affect.
Many of these towns feature Holiday House Tours. One of my favorites is the Haddon Heights Holiday House Tour. Google Holiday House Tour followed by the town you hope to visit to see what is available in your area.
Mt. Laurel Living Nativity
Even if you aren’t religious this is a great production put on by a great community. It tells the story of Jesus from the beginning of Creation to Jesus’ leave to heaven.
At the end of the tour you are given the opportunity to warm up with some hot chocolate and cookies.
The quality of this nativity speaks volumes. It is a beautifully orchestra ministry that is a gift from this church.
I have been several times and I can’t tell you how much this means to my Christmas season. It is a perfect start to the holiday. The Mt. Laurel Living Nativity does it right.
Dicken’s Festival- Medford, NJ
Looking for a festival of sorts? Check out the Dicken’s Festival in Medford, NJ. Here you will be able to experience a mid-century era and how it was celebrated in their time.
You will see a choir of carolers in the streets. Hot apple cider is given out to all who are there.
Browse the beautifully decorated shops for the perfect holiday decor for your home.
This usually runs the first weekend of December so don’t miss out! Check the Medford Towship website for upcoming information.
Of course, the shopping. What would the holidays be without being able to find that perfect gift for the one you care about most.
Shopping in South Jersey is always available whether it’s gifts for your husband, your boss, or your cat. Cherry Mall, like I have mentioned before, has the mall. It is surrounded by so many stores that will hopefully have what you need.
If not, Philadelphia and New York City are only a short distance away. Either one of those awesome cities are filled with stores to help your shopping needs while also getting your in the holiday spirit.