Families looking to venture out in a safe and socially distant way this holiday season can visit Diggerland USA in West Berlin, New Jersey, for a brand-new light show experience. From the safety of their personal vehicles, families will drive through the grounds of the 21-acre South Jersey amusement park for a massive nighttime holiday experience.
From those who introduced Diggerland USA construction theme amusement park and The Water Main water park, the team is hard at work building a drive-thru light show, aptly named The Holidig. The light show is a perfect fit for Diggerland USA and the idea has been in development since the park opened. With a variety of terrain and landmarks, Diggerland lends itself to being the perfect backdrop for this festive experience. The Holidig Drive Thru Light Show will feature real pieces of construction machinery decked out for the season, as well as iconic holiday themes and displays. Recognizing the demand for socially distant family fun, 2020 was the perfect year to create this holiday extravaganza.
Starting November 18th, visitors can arrive for a 20-minute self-guided light show spanning more than a mile of roadway. The Holidig light show takes place Wednesday through Sunday each week with additional dates during the December holiday break. Holiday themed drinks and treats, including hot cocoa, soft pretzels, and churros will be available for purchase at the entrance of the show. Vehicles can tune their radio for an exclusive Diggerland holiday playlist.
Construction of the scenes began in January of 2020. The freestanding displays consist of frameworks outlining holiday scenes, lights, and miles of wiring. Many displays are animated and feature flashing and moving lights. Installation of lights on park light poles, structures, and the property’s buildings began in early September. Holiday light wrapping of Diggerland’s construction vehicles began in early October 2020.
“We are excited to provide a new and unique holiday experience in our area in a family safe and friendly way,” said CEO Ilya Girlya. “We are excited to share this experience with our guests and continue our tradition of creating amazing and wonderful holiday memories.”