We have not gotten to Halloween yet, but as you know time flies so fast from Halloween to Christmas Eve. So now is a good time to take a look at upcoming events that are taking place at the Jersey Shore that you can enjoy with friends, co-workers, and family. Several really cool Christmas experiences that will be happening right here in the Garden State. You can take a look and see which ones interest you for the upcoming holiday season.


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The Cape May County Department of Tourism has put together a list of events that are happening this holiday season in Cape May, The Wildwoods, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Sea Isle City, and Ocean City, beginning November 18th. Take a look and see what catches your eye for holiday fun this Christmas season in South Jersey. 


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According to the Cape May County Department of Tourism:


FESTIVE FRIDAY: Nov. 24: Avalon. Thanksgiving is over, now it’s time to get festive! Stroll Dune Drive while shopping in the many stores and boutiques and enjoy live music and children’s performances throughout the day. www.visitavalonnj.com

 Nov. 25: Avalon. Throughout the shopping district in Avalon. Make plans to return to Avalon on Saturday for great shopping specials and more live music, performances, and children’s activities throughout town. www.visitavalonnj.com


CAPE MAY’S HOLIDAY SEASON: Cape May. Six weeks (Nov. 17-Jan. 1, 2024)

The holidays always come early to this seaside town famous for gingerbread, gaslights, and Victorian hospitality.  Sip wassail, hop aboard a holiday themed trolley tour, take tea with Mrs. Claus, or stop by the Physick Estate, lavishly decorated in true Victorian style. Learn more about the holiday traditions of the Victorian era of the 1890s, experience a Dickens Christmas extravaganza, a Lamplighter Christmas Tours, Santa Trolley Rides, Holiday Lights Trolley Rides, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, or the annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours (Dec. 2,9,16) Enjoy food and wine events, craft fairs and so much more for the merriest of holiday seasons. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

In Cape May, don’t miss a performance at Cape May Stage entitled A Tuna Christmas beginning Nov. 15 and running through Dec. 30. www.capemaystage.org and a holiday cabaret, Lennie’s Christmas Extravaganza, at East Lynne Theater Company set for Dec. 7, 8 and 9. www.eastlynnetheater.org


EARLIER THAN THE BIRD” DOWNTOWN SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA: Nov. 18:  Get out earlier than the bird and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Shop in your pajamas for early bird shopping specials. 8 a.m. to Noon.  www.oceancityvacation.com

FREE HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES THROUGH DOWNTOWN: Nov. 18-19, 24-26, Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23: The Asbury shopping district becomes a “Miracle on Asbury Avenue” celebrating the holiday with beautifully decorated shops and special holiday offers, free horse and carriage rides throughout the downtown, photos with Santa Claus and much more. For more information call 800-BEACH-NJ.  www.oceancityvacation.com


MAYOR’S TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & SANTA’s ARRIVAL: Nov. 24: Santa Claus is coming to town! Kick-off the holiday season with the tree lighting ceremony and holiday festivities and Santa’s arrival at Excursion Park at 41st St. in Sea Isle City beginning at 6:30 p.m. Holiday events in December in Sea Isle City include Santa’s Calling, a House Lighting Contest, Brunch with Santa, a live nativity event and New Year’s Eve fireworks. www.visitsicnj.com


HOLIDAY HOSPITALITY NIGHT AND CHRISTMAS PARADE: Nov. 24: Enjoy a festive evening sipping & shopping your way in the small businesses from 6 to 9 p.m.

on 96th St. in the shopping district. Bring your holiday lists and SHOP SMALL, while enjoying complimentary sips & snacks.  Stone Harbor’s Christmas Parade will take place Nov. 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring the family, wear your best holiday accessories, and enjoy Stone Harbor's Christmas Parade along 96th St. in the resort. www.stoneharborchamber.com


FAMILY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION.  Nov. 24 - Dec. 18. Enjoy five weekends of family fun in the Wildwoods. Friends, family, and holiday cheer, make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate in the Wildwoods this winter season and experience the magic of the holidays. There is plenty of entertainment and activities to help create family memories including, a Shopping Village, a bonfire, parades, light shows, craft fairs, tree lightings, visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and so much more. www.WildwoodHoliday.com

Thank you to Cape May County Department of Tourism for sending the calendar information and we hope you take advantage of these fun events to enjoy this Christmas season in New Jersey. 


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