Thursday, December 14th …. Tome River Elks Lodge #1875 holds their 4th annual Festival of Trees at their lodge located at 600 Washington Street in Toms River from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite non-profit's holiday tree by submitting a cash or check donation. Top organizations will receive large cash prizes from the Toms River Elks Lodge #1875 and 100% of the donations they receive. The Ocean County Jazz Band, Multigenerational Orchestra and the Garden State Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will all also perform. Call 732- 814-9933 for more information.


Saturday, December 16th …… The Glendola Fire Company hosts their Santa’s Worksop event at their firehouse on Belmar Boulevard from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. featuring pictures with Santa. Call 732-681-6435 for more information.


Sunday, December 17th …. Bayville based Boy Scouts Troop 83 hols their Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the Bayville Elks Lodge from 8 a.m. – noon. Call 732- 690-2665 for tickets and more information.


Sunday, December 17th ….. Joan Dancy and PALS(People with ALS) host their Sinderella’s Ball event at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park starting at 7 p.m. with music, a basket raffle and silent auction featuring a guitar signed by all the members of Aerosmith, NY Yankee Legend tickets and more. Click or call 732-450-2677 for more information.


Friday, December 22nd … Enspirited Projects hosts Gingerbread Lane: An Elf Block Party at Brick PAL located at 60 Drum Point Road in Brick starting at 6 p.m. It’s a holiday version of trick-or-treating with Santa’s elves with the chance to decorate a gingerbread house and make an elf puppet. Plus enjoy a sing-a-long and a visit from Santa. Call 732- 773-5062 for more information.


Sunday, December 31st ….. First Night Ocean County is a family New Year’s Eve celebration starting at noon. Ring in the new year with crafts, balloonists, magic shows and more at the arcades along the boardwalk ending with fireworks at 5 p.m. First Night Ocean County bracelets are on sale for $5 each at the County Connection at the Ocean County Mall on Hooper Avenue in Toms River. Click for more information.


Sunday, December 31st …. The Ship Bottom Bash takes place at the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Co. located at 2006 Central Avenue to benefit the fire company and the Alliance for a Living Ocean (ALO) starting at 8 p.m. with a Daytime Bazaar starting at noon with live music from Rob Connolly, Sahara Moon, Jimmy Brogan, and Ryan Zimmerman. Click for tickets and more information.



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