NEW YORK -- Christmas trees and holiday lights are going up pretty much everywhere you turn.
Beverages were in hand on a chilly November night as families chimed in with carolers at Tavern on the Green, where a 20-foot tree decked with thousands of ornaments and lights now illuminates Central Park.
It's another sign the holiday season is now in full swing.
In Midtown, a sea of people took in the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park and entertainment on the ice.
For quite a number of people, it was a new adventure, and it was well worth it.
"My kids, it's the first time that they're here in New York 'cause they're from Vegas, so I'm very happy," one spectator told CBS2's Alecia Reid.
"It was absolutely amazing. We came from Croatia," another spectator said.
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In New Jersey, lights were shining bright at Winter Wonderlights in East Brunswick. What started years ago as a walkthrough has turned into a thriving drive-thru.
It took Roger Aubuchon and Tom Apruzzi a month and a half to install the entire display.
"When it's a busy night and we've got cars doubled up in the lanes and kids hanging out the sunroof and the windows, screaming and singing their songs, it's like, ah, yeah, there it is," Aubuchon said.
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The tradition started at their homes, and now their passion is being shared with families from all over.
"Just seeing smiles on people's faces, that's what it's all about," Apruzzi said.
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