Skylands Christmas light show opens Nov. 15

06 Nov 2019 | 02:32

    The Skylands Christmas Light show will be open on select dates from Nov. 15 through Dec. 30, rain, snow, or sunshine.

    The winter mecca has a mile-long drive-through course illuminated by more than 2 million lights with dazzling light displays, including two tunnels. Sussex County’s North Pole also showcases a Christmas Village that includes a winter walk, Light Fest, outdoor skating rink, a S'mores Station, and shops.

    There will be food, drinks, and photos with Santa & Herbie The Miner, games, and more.

    Tickets cost $20 per carload and both admission to the Christmas Village and parking are free. Save $3 by buying advance sale tickets at the box office (Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and group packages are available.

    Dress warmly to enjoy all the wintry fun.

    "Our love for the holidays isn’t a secret, and each year the challenge for us is to find new ways to share it via this event to as many people as possible,” Skylands Stadium Vice President Mike Dorso said. “We can’t wait for everybody to be blown away by our drive-through course’s new displays and second tunnel."

    The holiday enchantment begins upon arrival at Skylands Stadium with a journey through a beautifully lit drive-through course with two million lights. The enchanting retreat boasts a wide variety of attractions, activities and delectable goodies. Photography aficionados can take selfies and other fun photographs of themselves hanging out with Champ the polar bear who is eight feet tall.

    Meet Santa Claus in his workshop. Kids will witness elves hard at work getting ready for Christmas while Old Saint Nick will take photos and listen to children's holiday wishes. Anybody driven by their sweet tooth is invited to take a seat at the S'mores Station and toast marshmallows over a comfortably warm fire pit. There's a tantalizing selection of hot food and beverages including French bread pizza and craft beers. Visitors can stop by Yuengling's Ice Cream Shop and Hot Chocolate Bar and enjoy delicious ice cream and custom made hot chocolate drinks. Kids can add finishing touches to their desserts including sprinkles, marshmallows and other sweet accouterments. Meanwhile, the grownups can heat up their beverages with shots of Irish cream, sambuca and other liquors. Plus, Skylands Stadium's widely popular wheelHouse Craft Kitchen + Bar will be open as well.

    Visitors can put on a pair of skates and glide on the Pompton Sports Center’s 20' x 40' outdoor skating rink. As carolers perform beloved holiday classics, Herbie the Miner will be on hand to greet families as they can play carnival games, enjoy shopping opportunities and more. Additional information can be found at Skylands Stadium's address is 94 Championship Place, Augusta, NJ 07822.