Do The Shore: Dec. 27 to Jan. 2
Boardwalk Basketball Classic
Wednesday, Dec. 27 to Saturday, Dec. 30
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The largest holiday co-ed basketball tournament in the country! Event is held in the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring an impressive lineup of high school boys and girls basketball teams from the South Jersey and Delaware Valley areas, totaling approximately 1,000 competitors. Call (609) 846-2720 for more information or visit www.bbclassic.com for team schedules, times, ticket prices and past results.
Winter Wonderland 2017
Wednesday, Dec. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Escape to the North Pole this Holiday Season as Congress Hall's Grand Lawn is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Explore unique gifts from various merchants in our enchanted shopping village. Sip on a cozy cup of hot cocoa and enjoy special seasonal treats. All aboard the Congress Hall Express! You won't want to miss the train ride as it travels around Cape May's North Pole. For more information, visit winterwonderland2017.com.
2017 Winter WonderFEST (Lewes Terminal)
Wednesday, Dec. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 31 at 5 p.m.
Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, Del.
Take a ferry ride to the winter carnival at the Lewes Ferry Terminal with ice skating, amusement rides, crafts and activities. The Ferry offers shuttles to the Spectacular Light Show in Cape Henlopen State Park! The Christmas Village returns to the Lewes Terminal this holiday season and it's bigger and brighter! Packed with indoor & outdoor fun for the whole family, the Christmas Village includes the Visit Delaware Ice Rink, five amusement rides, games, pictures, nightly entertainment and new this year, the Lodge, a heated tent serving bites & beverages. The festival runs from 5 to 9 p.m. (until 10 p.m. on Saturdays). No parking or entrance fees at the Village!
Lamplighter Christmas Tour
Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Relive the memories of Christmas past on this self-guided evening tour of a selection of Cape May’s fine Bed and Breakfast inns and private homes, specially decorated for the holidays, with a unique theme at each location. Owners will share a presentation at each location. The tour also includes a visit to the Carroll Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate where you can see “An Old-fashioned Christmas” exhibit, receive your souvenir gift and enjoy warm beverages and holiday treats. Adults are $20 and children (3-12) are $15. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Cape May Stage presents “The Ultimate Christmas Show”
Thursday, Dec. 28 to Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 30 at 3 p.m.
Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May
When a big storm shuts down the Garden State Parkway, the three presenters are forced to present a very ambitious Christmas show at Saint Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church. For tickets and more information, visit capemaystage.org or call (609) 770-8311.
SPQR Stage Company presents “Magic Flowers”
Saturday, Dec. 30 at 3 p.m.
Aerodrome, 251 Ranger Rd. at the Cape May Airport, Rio Grande
“Magic Flowers” takes place on Christmas Eve in Manhattan. Ethel Pahoni, an advertising copywriter, is prepared to spend another Christmas Eve alone, with the cheapest bottle of Burgundy money can buy. Ethel’s bliss is interrupted by a man selling “magic flowers” that he claims will help Ethel find love. After hemming and hawing, Ethel buys the flowers to get rid of the man. The next thing Ethel knows, Ralph Adams (the other part of Ethel’s advertising team, whom she despises) shows up at her door with a bottle of champagne. Chaos and comedy ensue. Tickets are $10. For tickets and more information, call (323) 793-2153 or email email@example.com.
Ocean City’s First Night
Sunday, Dec. 31 at 4 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
The legendary Chubby Checker will help Ocean City celebrate New Year’s Eve with performances on the Ocean City Music Pier as part of the family-friendly 2018 First Night festivities. First Night offers over 75 entertainment programs ranging from popular children’s shows featuring magicians, jugglers and puppeteers to Broadway Shows, the Fabulous Grease Band and much more. Buttons are $20 and can be purchased at firstnightocnj.com, where a full schedule of events is also available.
Sea Isle City’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Sunday, Dec. 31 at 5:30 p.m.
Sea Isle City Gymnasium (inside the former Public School Building), 4501 Park Rd., Sea Isle City
Sea Isle City’s New Year’s Eve celebration allows kids to ring-in the New Year and still get to bed at a reasonable hour. The celebration will feature family activities, dancing, entertainment, food and refreshments, and an early countdown to midnight with a falling crystal ball. The evening will “end with a bang” with a fireworks display. Reservations are required (limited space availability). For more information, call the Recreation Office at (609) 263-0050.
Lower Township’s Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party
Sunday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m.
Lower Township Recreation Center, Lower Township Recreation Center, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas
All ages are invited to Lower Township’s Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party! Festivities will feature the return of the popular Brain Buster game show, which is fun for all ages. The event will also have music, indoor inflatable rides and carnival games. Food and refreshments will be available. For more information, call (609) 886-7880 ext. 0.
First Day Shopping Extravaganza
Monday, Jan. 1 at 9 a.m.
Downtown Ocean City
The First Day Shopping Extravaganza will take place in Downtown Ocean City from 6th to 11th streets along Asbury Avenue. Visit Downtown Ocean City for unique finds and tremendous bargains! For more information, visit oceancityvacation.com or call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.
CANCELED: First Day at the Beach
Monday, Jan. 1 at 2 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
First Day at the Beach will feature Ocean City’s first dip in the ocean for the New Year! For more information, visit oceancityvacation.com or call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.