Winter weather can create some scenic views you will not find any other time of year. Soft snow and a peaceful atmosphere can change any drive from thrilling to relaxing. Winter wonderland drives near Rahway allow you to make the most of the serenity of the season and take in the sights with your family.
State Route 49
State Route 49 is home to several scenic drives, but the Delaware Memorial Bridge and Delaware River steal the show. The bridge’s bright lights illuminate the river once the sun goes down. The light show, combined with the quiet setting of winter, create a wonderful sight to take in after dark. Drivers can also check out the peaceful winter grasslands of Supawna Meadows Wildlife Refuge along 49.
Stretching more than 3 miles from Newark to Jersey City, the Pulaski Skyway is a beautiful sight in any season, but it’s particularly impressive in the winter. Warehouses, power lines, and train tracks might not seem like the ideal scenery, but it all comes together when you view it from the bridge. At night, the bridge is home to city skylights that few other landmarks can match.
Palisades Interstate Parkway
The Palisades Interstate Parkway opened to the public in 1958. Rockefeller Lookout and Alpine Lookout offer some of the greatest views that New Jersey has to offer. Although the winter weather is far from a desirable time to picnic, drivers can still enjoy the open landscape with snowy scenery.
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While Christmas may still be over a month away, we bet you have already seen a few people with Christmas decorations and lights already adorning their houses. To help you get in the holiday spirit, here are some of the best places to go for a Christmas lights road trip near Rahway.
Cranbury Christmas Lights
The Shaw family’s home in Cranbury is illuminated with 120,000 lights all synchronized to Christmas music. It is free to watch the light show; however, the Shaws do encourage a donation to the local food bank. You can also secure a VIP spot to watch the lights from when you make a donation of $100. The lights usually run 6-9 p.m. every night between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The address for the house is 128 North Main St.
T&A Sprinklers Light Show
With over 200,000 lights, the T&A Sprinklers Light Show in Old Bridge is a joy to watch. The lights are set to music and are free to watch. The lights start after Thanksgiving and run through New Year’s. You can see the lights at 18 Central Ave.
Edison Light Show
Head to Edison and eat at Charlie Brown’s restaurant. Right across the street, a beautiful home at 225 Plainfield Ave. goes all out with thousands of lights that sync with the music.
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Celebrate the season with these engaging Staten Island holiday events perfect for you and your family, courtesy of Bell Mitsubishi.
Attend the Theatre
Add a little culture to your Christmas traditions by going to see a holiday-themed play. On Staten Island, the St. George Theatre is putting on The Christmas Show for the 14th year in a row, while Little Victory Theatre features the old favorite, Miracle on 34th Street.
Christmas in Richmond Town & Traditional Tree Lighting
Join the people of Richmond Town for this annual ceremony on the first Sunday in December, in which the Historic Village is outfitted for Christmas. The tree-lighting ceremony begins at 5pm, but the festivities continue throughout the night.
Candlelight Tours at Historic Richmond Town
For an admission fee of $24 per guest ($12 for children 12 years old and under), these guided tours provide insight into over 300 years of holiday traditions in America, evoking a sense of nostalgia for the festive traditions over the years.
Cool School Holiday
Head to the Staten Island Children’s Museum on December 26th to witness the Cool School Holiday event. Not only is this festivity free, but it will captivate you and your family with educational fun all day long.
If you’re looking for ways to get into the Christmas spirit, these Staten Island holiday events are sure to satisfy.