Millburn’s 2018 Winter Walk in Taylor Park

Winter Walk Public Park Holiday Installations

With a change in the weather and a turn in the months, the holiday season is officially underway here in New Jersey and in just a few weeks, Millburn Township has the perfect way to welcome in the holiday spirit with the 2nd Annual Winter Walk in Taylor Park.

Millburn’s 2018 Winter Walk in Taylor Park

Winter Walk in Taylor ParkChristmas Decor of New Jersey is proud to help the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce kick off the holiday season on November 24, at 4:00 pm. The evening’s festivities will commence in the Rose Garden near the corner of Millburn Avenue and Lackawanna Place.

We promised last year we’d be back, and as we look forward to lighting up the beautiful trees, walkways, and bridge of Millburn’s Taylor Park, this year’s Winterwalk promises to be bigger and better than the last!


  • Stroll through twinkling holiday lights adorning the paths, trees, and covered bridge
  • Revel in live music
  • Sip on complimentary hot chocolate
  • Enjoy giveaways from local businesses
  • Stop for a photo opp at the 7 ft tall polar bear
  • Grab a bite at one of the many nearby restaurants

Get Out to Taylor Park’s 2nd Annual Winter Walk

2nd Annual Winter Walk in Taylor Park 2018 Millburn New Jersey

It’s really a perfect evening for the fam or even a charming date night! Hundreds of trees will be illuminated at this year’s Winter Walk in Taylor Park. Walk over the bridge as the lights play on the shimmering surface of the stream that runs along Main Street.

The paths and covered bridge will glow with twinkling holiday lights in an enchanting holiday display that also guide through a winter wonderland of handmade snowflakes from local Boy Scout Troop 15. Sounds like a narration straight out of A Christmas Story, doesn’t it!?

Can’t make it out November 24th? The park’s holiday lights and decor will be on display for all to enjoy through January 24, 2019.




Holiday Display Attractions: The Winter Light Walk at Crystal Springs Resort

Holiday Display Attractions


As the Holidays reach full swing, homes, businesses, and parks in every neighborhood become transformed with that special holiday decorating magic. As Christmas lights and decor line the facades and interiors across town we’d like to tip our hats to the holiday displays that went full-on Winter Wonderland. The go-big Christmas revelers whose holiday lighting crosses over that line from display to an attraction, immersing every visitor into the atmosphere of the holiday spirit. One such Holiday Display Attraction that comes to mind is The Winter Light Walk at Crystal Springs Resort.


Crystal Springs Resort’s Winter Light Walk

The Winter Light Walk at Crystal Springs Resort is a wonderful holiday spectacle with Christmas lights dotting the 18 holes of Grand Cascades Natural-Grass Putting Course. Guests enjoy complimentary hot chocolate along the area’s most sensational holiday light display of synchronized holiday music and animated Christmas light displays on the green.


Neighborhood Christmas Light Displays

Many neighborhoods also team up to create their own holiday display attraction out of their residential or commercial area. Embellishing the architecture and landscape, a neighborhood or even a single home can become a winter wonderland with many holiday decorating elements such as programmed lighting systems, statues, glowing pendants, oversized ornaments, nativity scenes, nutcrackers, and much more. Christmas Decor of New Jersey offers a wide selection holiday decorations available for creating custom Christmas displays that will take your breath away.





Have you collaborated in a neighborhood Christmas display?

We’d love to hear about it in the comments! 



Interview On Cranford Radio With Christmas Decor Of New Jersey

Cranford Radio New Jersey


Our owner, Rich Johns had a nice time at Christmas Decor of New Jersey’s interview at Cranford Radio yesterday. As a member of the Cranford Chamber of Commerce, we got to speak with Bernie Wagenblast about our experience in the industry of holiday lighting and decor installation, as well as the pleasure of serving Cranford and the Union County area for 19 years.


Christmas Decor On The Air In Cranford New Jersey

Christmas Decor of New Jersey Rich JohnsNot everybody lives Christmas all 12 months of the year but for Rich Johns, it’s an enjoyed way of life. From the history of the company to the newest programmable lighting technologies not found in stores, the details of the holiday decor industry might surprise you!


Listen to the interview, here!



700 Variation App Controlled RGB Lighting

This Christmas Season, blow New Jersey away with RGB lighting that can almost do anything you want it too. Program more than 700 styles and combinations from an app on your smart phone. Change your residence or business lighting nightly, never having one day the same as the next.

These lights can do about anything. Check them out here going Tie-Dye!

Christmas Decor Trains on Minleon USA’s New RGB Holiday Lighting System

Earlier this month, Chrismas Decor of New Jersey traveled to Minleon USA Corporate Headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to train on their amazing new product: RGB Lighting. This vibrant lighting system is one that simply can’t wait to install. RGB-LED’s run pretty much forever. Their lower running temperature ensures their long lifespan of operation while their bulked-up wiring and water tightness provide seamless performance for your home’s custom holiday lighting and decor. You too can have this truly enchanting holiday lighting system as part of your holiday installation from Christmas Decor of New Jersey!

See the Minleon RGB Holiday Lighting System in Action





At CD of NJ we don’t just install Christmas lights, we study, research, learn, discuss, and become the best at Christmas Lights Installation.

Check out the Christmas Decor of New Jersey Team at the Holidynamics Seminar in Hauppauge N.Y. geeking out about the latest technology in Christmas decorations. Holidynamics is one of the leading technology drivers of Christmas lights RGB and LED lighting in the U.S.A.
Christmas Lights Installation New Jersey

Few businesses network like we do to stay on the cutting edge of Christmas Decor technology & designs. Networking with our Christmas Decor counterparts across the United States we identify every aspect where we can: be better, create more beautiful lighting designs & holiday decoration installations, become more efficient and cost-effective while getting more done in less time for our clients in New Jersey.

Richie Johns Christmas Decor
Richie Johns, owner and lead architect of Christmas Decor of New Jersey.

How does a company install the latest big thing in Christmas and holiday decorations? By being part of a Nationwide network of Christmas Decorators is how. Getting together like this makes sure we have the newest and best Christmas decorations ensuring that your house or business stand out from the rest and looks like you have a whole team of elves working for you all year. Because when you hire Christmas Decor, that is what you get. A whole team of people who live and breath Christmas decorations installing.

New Jersey X-mas lights

And a great time was had by all.

Happy Greetings From A New Family Member…Sort Of

55-5003-santabench Who wouldn’t enjoy being greeted by a life-size Frosty, giant Santa, Nutcracker, Toy Soldier or even a huge Polar Bear?  Some of our clients even give names to these new members of their family.



Holiday Decor Time For An Update

Traditional Christmas is coming back in a very big way. Extra-large life-size figurines are going to be a strong décor feature for Christmas 2016. With many new homes offering larger grander entrance ways, these larger life size forms offer a simple, elegant way to add that finishing touch to your holiday décor. The images below are only a few of the figurines and decor you’ll want to use in your Christmas display!

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Christmas Savings

These larger décor items are commonly seen in home décor stores retailing at $500-$2500 each.  Christmas Décor of New Jersey offers the unique opportunity of leasing these giant size forms at a fraction of these prices.  In addition to savings, this also solves the problem of storage and gives our clients the option of a new “greeter,” every season.  These figures are in limited supply so early ordering is important.


Christmas Decor of New Jersey currently has many of these life-size forms included in their offerings.

Are you ready to go big this holiday season? Give ChristmasDecor a call at (888) 424-4326!






Lighting Those Amazing Trees

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How Do You Light Those Amazing Trees!? This is often a question I get a lot.

Branch-wrapped trees have been a highlight of holiday décor and event lighting since New York’s Tavern on the Green began lighting their giant elms in the 1940s. There is a lot that you have to take into consideration before beginning the process of putting the lights on to the tree.

An Expert’s Tree Lighting Process

lighting amazing treesTaking measurements of the circumference of the tree trunk as well as the branches helps us determine how much lighting were going to be using on each tree. We also determine the spacing between each of the lights as well as evaluate the total power we will be using during the installation.

You will want to plan to start the process early on before the holidays. The best time is once the leaves have fallen. October is the perfect month to begin this process!  As part of your planning, you should establish your goals and align those with your budget. You will also need to secure the proper equipment, preferably an orchard ladder or bucket truck and a secure platform to work from.  You should never reach beyond the field of your outstretched arm.  No “tippy toes” are ever allowed!


Proper Spacing Of Lights On The Trees

lighting amazing treesYou will find this process will take plenty of patience – and lots of lights!  In fact, you don’t have to light every branch and the lights don’t always have to go to the very tips of the branch.  The key is to know how to spread the light proportionally, highlighting the characteristics of the tree.  We will frequently need to wrap only 2/3 of a tree to achieve the desired results.  Remember that you only see what is lit, once it gets dark, so target your budget accordingly.



Many of our clients at Christmas Décor of New Jersey achieve these spectacular results by following these simple guidelines.  So start planning for your holiday season.

For any questions on our tree lighting process then give Christmas Decor Of New Jersey a call at (888) 424-4326.

Remember to Look for the Elves!



Is It Too Early To Start Installing Your Holiday Décor?

Not one season goes by without someone asking why their neighbors have installed Christmas lights in October. Is October too early? Consider the following adage: don’t put off until tomorrow, what you could do today.

Early Installations For Holiday Decorearly installation

Our schedules tend to get crazy during the holidays which causes us to run out of time to do what we hope to accomplish. In addition, there’s a distinct advantage to working outside when the weather is good and the days are longer. I guarantee your time to complete production will be much better in 60-degree warmth compared to a 35-degree chill.

It is also far safer to work in daylight and without the threat of frost, ice, and snow. Installing early eliminates many of weather-related hazards that can lead to accidents and falls.

Start Decorating Early This Season!

Finally, early installation means you will have your lights up earlier (a wonderful way to launch the season!) and longer (after all that hard work, don’t you want time to enjoy your décor before removing it?). What satisfaction to know everything will be ready for your family and friends!

Worried about the neighbors?  Trust me, your home will set the standard for early installation when neighbors brave the weather and rush to get everything done – or perhaps simply decide installation will need to wait until next year.

So start early this season and remember to look for the elves!

Call Christmas Decor at (888) 424-4326 to get you started on your Holiday Decor!



Safe Practices for Installing Holiday Lighting

Holiday decorations are wonderfully festive but improper installation can be especially dangerous.  As a professional installer, I want to share some of the basic principles that we use for safe installation.

Safely Installing Holiday Lighting

Want to do it yourself? Then maybe it’s time to consider all of the factors and begin planning.

  • The first thing to consider as part of the planning phase (yes, I did say plan!) is to know you are physically fit to climb roofs and do other parts of the job that are labor intensive.
  • Second, those of you physically able to do the job must have the proper equipment – such as ladders and harnesses.  The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recommends that extension ladders should reach at least 3 feet above the point of the installation.  Do not stand on top of step ladders or use step ladders on uneven ground.  Orchard ladders are a great option instead.

Teamwork Gets The Decor Job Done

The correct harnesses should be used at all times along with laddersafety-2proper eye and head protection. Never work alone and always use a spotter. We use a 5-gallon bucket truck and rope to install décor at certain heights. Installers use pocketed aprons with tools to allow the work to be completed safely and expediently.

LED Lighting Safety

LED’s are now using less power and are far nicer to look at. However, they are still 120 volts so always check for cuts and nicks before installing. And beware: water and electricity don’t mix so use a GFI outlet. Use only outdoor-rated cords and electrical wires. Always make sure your connections aren’t in low-lying areas.

  • Third and most important: know your limitations! You will want a display that is memorable but not at the cost of safety for you and your family. Hire a professional to do the things that you cannot do and ensure your season is wonderful.


For more information about installing Holiday Lighting safely and efficiently call Christmas Decor at (888) 424-4326. Most of all, be safe and enjoy this wonderful time of year. And Remember to Look for the Elves!