Which Town Shows The Most Christmas Pride?

Madison Sondermeyer, Out and About

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s December and Christmas is approaching fast!  Have you decorated yet? With decorations going up left and right, which town really captures that Holiday spirit the most? We put it to the test by driving around some towns to admire the decorations and lights. So, grab your family and hop in the car with some blankets and check out these towns. While you head out why not stop at Dunkin Donuts for warm coffee or hot cocoa–get the extra whipped cream! Of course don’t forget about blaring Christmas music while you drive for some family Karaoke. Towns like Pompton Lakes, Butler, Bloomingdale, Pequannock, and West Milford had a great number of streets decked out and looking fabulous, while others not so much. The towns had similarities, but others you could definitely tell which ones were really into the Christmas spirit.

 If you want to go get some inspiration for your room or house, or if you just are looking to get into the holiday mood and want to go admire the amazing lights and decorations, some places I recommend in West Milford are off Macopin road on Glenda Drive and Yorkshire Drive because they were the most decorated and festive they are also not an unreasonable driving distance. Other streets in Old Milford are Cherbourg Drive, Vreeland Road, Bradrick Lane, and Olde Hickory Road.  Germantown Road is also a nice long drive with lots of lights to see, or another good stop would be the Crescent Park community, located off Union Valley, which has many houses decorated and is very pretty. 

 Some other towns I recommend going to are Butler and Bloomingdale.  In Butler  there is Butler Park, but some specific streets on which you can see great displays are Romano Court, Plane Street, George Street, High Street, or Fairview Avenue. In Bloomingdale, I also thought the lights were just amazing on Reeves Avenue, Hilltop Terrace, Natalie Court, Maple Avenue, Walnut Street, and Van Dam Ave. The next town is Pequannock, with the streets you should visit including Dale Avenue, Polar Avenue, Caroline Avenue, Jackson Avenue, Davis Avenue, and West Parkway. Lastly, to round out your holiday viewing festivities, there are Ramapo Ave and Riverdale Road in Pompton Lakes.

Some towns that were not very festive were Kinnelon, Ringwood, and Pompton Lakes. Out of Pompton Lakes, Butler, Bloomingdale, Pequannock, and West Milford, the ranking of the towns with the best spirit down to the least spirit is Bloomingdale, West Milford, Butler, Pequannock, and then Pompton Lakes. 

After you are done looking at the streets in the different towns for some inspiration, why not have a good family night or date night and go to light shows? There are quite a few really amazing ones not too far from West Milford that would really just fill your car with joy and awe at the amazing sights of what some very creative people can make out of lights. At these shows visitors will see candy canes, rain drops, some Disney characters or maybe even Santa himself! 

Some places you can go are Skylands Stadium (94 Championship Place, Augusta, N.J.), the Winter Wonderlights Spectacular (655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, N.J), Christmas Fantasy with Lights at Storybook Land (6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., and DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express (1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton, N.J.). Happy Holidays! Hope you and your family, friends, and significant others have an amazing time seeing the lights!