No Naughty, Just Nice (& Safe) Outdoor Holiday Activities - Part 1

Updated: Dec 2, 2020

Photo courtesy of Christmas Village.

This year we’ve missed out on big Thanksgiving dinners, weddings, graduation, hugs and handshakes, but we don’t have to miss out on the holidays too. There are many safe, socially-distant ways to celebrate the winter holidays, including some brand new events.

Winter on Broad Street

Photo courtesy of Comcast Spectacor

Imagine nearly 200 larger-than-life light sculptures including a 25-foot reindeer, 20 foot ornament, an enchanted forest of more than 45 illuminated trees and glowing tunnels. You’ll find it at the this new holiday light show near the Wells Fargo Center, an outdoor experience featuring half a million bulbs. Adding to the festive atmosphere will be musical performances by local groups, a marketplace (of course), a dining area with spiked ciders and mulled wines, a letter writing station with a mailbox that goes directly to the North Pole, and DIY ornament workshops. The icing on the cake is a chance to get your photo taken with Gritty Claus.

To provide for a safe experience, capacity will be limited. Timed tickets are needed. Hand sanitizer stations and safety checkpoints will be found throughout the area. Masks are required except when seated in dining areas, and contactless payments will be available.

From November 27, 2020 to January 3, 2021.

Tip: Watch for announcements about pet nights.

South Jersey Holiday Show

South Jersey Holiday Light Show. Courtesy of BOLD Media.

Another new outdoor holiday activity is the South Jersey Holiday Show at the Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township. As you drive the mile long route, you’ll see displays that are up to 3 stories high and 50-feet long. You can tune your car radio into synchronized holiday music. This experience is safely done from your own car and the photo opportunities are designed to be car-friendly.

On Thursday through Sunday evenings through December 30.

Tip: Takes about 20-25 minutes.

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