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Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular 2021
November 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 5, 2021
Here are more fun Christmas activities in West Orange, New Jersey.
Holiday Lights Spectacular
Christmas Light Show in West Orange
Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters.
Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats.
When is the Holiday Lights Spectacular?
5:00pm – 9:00pm on…
- Friday, November 19 – Sunday, November 21
- Friday, November 26 – Sunday, November 28
- Friday, December 3 – Sunday, December 5
- Nightly starting Friday, December 10 – Friday, December 31 (Closed Dec 24 & 25)
Where is the West Orange Holiday Lights Spectacular?
- The event will be held at Turtle Back Zoo.
Chrismtas Lights Show Activities
- Santa at the Gazebo: Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays November 26 – 28, December 3 – 5 & December 10 – 12, Daily: December 17 – 23
- Add a visit with Santa to your holiday list! Meet & Greet is free and personal photos are allowed. Option to purchase professional photos on site. No appointments necessary.
- Ice Carving Demonstrations at the Carousel Stage: Saturdays: November 27, December 4, December 11 & December 18.
- Watch a block of ice transform into an ice sculpture before your eyes at our Carousel patio. Demonstrations take place during our Holiday Lights Spectacular event.
- Princess Holiday Appearance at the Carousel Stage: Sundays: December 5th, 12th and 19th at 6pm and 7:30pm
- Sing-a-long with popular princess characters. A mix of holiday songs (and princess songs) are sure to lift your holiday spirit!
- Holiday Sing-a-long with Olaf – dates to be announced
- Don’t be a Grinch Weekend – Friday, December 3rd – Saturday, December 4th – Sunday, December 5th
Admission fees for the Holiday Lights Spectacular
- There is no admission fee for this event.
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