Do The Shore: Dec. 6 to Dec. 12

ELTC presents “Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas”
Wednesday, Dec 6 to Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo. Many may recognize this as the opening of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” For seven times only, the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company will present “Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas,” adapted and performed by Gayle Stahlhuth. With simple gestures and a change in voice, she beautifully brings 30 characters to life. These are not readings, but fully memorized and staged performances. East Lynne Theater Company is accepting items for the Food Closet during the holiday show. For tickets and more information, call (609) 884-5898 or visit EastLynneTheater.org.

Winter Wonderland 2017
Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10 at 9 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 as you mosey on over to Santa's Workshop. 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.

Cape May Stage presents “The Ultimate Christmas Show”
Thursday, Dec. 7 to Sunday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10 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.

2017 Winter WonderFEST (Lewes Terminal)
Friday, Dec. 8 to Sunday, Dec. 10 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 at Santa's Workshop. 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, Santa's Workshop, games, pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, nightly entertainment and new this year, the Lodge, a heated tent serving bites & beverages. The festival runs through Dec. 31, Friday through Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. (until 10 p.m. on Saturdays), with additional dates the week after Christmas. No parking or entrance fees at the Village!

Lamplighter Christmas Tour
Friday, Dec. 8 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 $20, children (3-12) $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.

Mad Batter Wine Dinner “Holiday Spirits and Dueling Sommeliers”
Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Mad Batter at Carroll Villa Hotel, 19 Jackson St., Cape May
Enjoy this five-course festive holiday menu with each course accompanied by wines presented by two sommeliers. Limited to 60. $75 per person (tax and gratuity included). 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.

SPQR Stage Company presents “Magic Flowers”
Friday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 9 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 aerodromenj@aol.com.

Wildwood Family Holiday Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Come to the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for FREE admission to holiday-themed crafters and movies, photos with Santa, entertainment and much more! For more information, call (609) 729-9000 or visit www.WildwoodHoliday.com for a detailed schedule of events.

Spirit Brands Cheerleading Festival
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Spirit Brands holiday cheerleading competition will feature performances choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. An admission fee will be charged at the door the day of the event. For more information, call 866-52-CHEER or visit www.SpiritBrands.org.

‘Pinch the GrYnch’ Boardwalk 5K Run
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
This holiday boardwalk 5K run and 1 mile walk is fun for all ages! Event starts at 10 a.m. - rain or shine - with registration at 9 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants are encouraged to dress in festive holiday outfits. The race route will run south on the Wildwoods Boardwalk to Cresse Avenue, make a turn around and head north to 21st Street. Another turn will lead runners back to the Convention Center where refreshments will be served and prizes awarded. Runners and walkers along with their cheering sections can then enjoy the Holiday Bazaar held inside the Convention Center. Registration is $30 per person or $15 if you donate a new, unwrapped toy for local children in need. For more information, call (609) 849-8887 or visit www.LunchWithLynch.com/pinchto register.

Come Home for Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 12 p.m.
Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society, 504 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Cape May County’s centuries-old tradition of coming home for the holiday season will be celebrated this year when The Museum opens its doors to welcome members of the community. This year’s open house is free to the public and will take place from noon until 3 p.m. As we enter the darkest season of the year, The Museum’s rooms will once again be filled with the warmth, light and sounds of the yuletide season. For the first time ever, The Museum’s rooms will be magnificently decorated for the Christmas holiday by local florists such as Garden Greenhouse, Pine Lake Nursery and Blooms. Visitors to this year’s open house will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime event as The Museum’s newest exhibit venue, the Farmor Cottage, is officially opened at 1 p.m. by none other than the jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus. For more information, call (609) 465-3535 or visit cmcmuseum.org.

44th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Cape May
This self-guided walking tour, the main attraction of Cape May's festive holiday season, allows visitors to choose from a large selection of homes, inns, hotels and churches decorated for the holidays, plus caroling, strolling musicians and good old-fashioned cheer. Hospitality centers offer warm beverages and traditional treats. Includes admission to the Physick Estate and “An Old-fashioned Christmas Exhibit” in the Carroll Gallery. Limited shuttle service on heated trolleys. Adults $35, children (3-12) $20. 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.

Keith Hickman's Holiday Show “A Christmas Together”
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
Enjoy this holiday variety show starring Emmy-winning comedian and impressionist, Jeff DeHart, celebrity ventriloquist who has performed on Comedy Central and the Conan O'Brian show, Pete Michaels, and musical guest, Don Shough. Tickets are $15. For more information, call (609) 463-1924 or visit www.middlepac.net.

Nick Federoff Community Christmas Celebration
Sunday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Come celebrate the spirit of Christmas with the Cape May Police Department as they host their Annual Community Christmas Celebration! The Captain Nick Fedoroff Community Christmas Celebration is an opportunity for the Police Department and citizens to celebrate the season together. The event is family friendly and free to all. Cape May Police Department and their families volunteer with local businesses and citizens to provide a day full of numerous activities, prizes, refreshments, face painting and of course, photos with Santa! For more information, call (609) 884-9539.

Cheery Cherry House Christmas Tour
Monday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.
Cherry House, 637 Hughes St., Cape May
See over a dozen beautifully decorated rooms in this 168-year-old, privately owned home on one of Cape May’s oldest streets. Frank and Beth Acker invite you to travel back through time while viewing Santa and Mrs. Claus beside the tinsel-covered tree; the dining room table set with Christmas turkey and trimmings; the parlor Christmas tree ornamented with family decorations from the 1800s; and the glow of Dicken's Village lit windows and mantel. Adults $10, children (under 10) free. 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.

John Walter Cape Community Band Free Holiday Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
St. John Neumann Parish, 680 Townbank Rd., North Cape May
Enjoy your favorite Christmas and Hanukkah music as the John Walter Cape Community Band plays holiday songs that are sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Admission is free! For more information, call (609) 362-6812 or visit johnwalterband.org.

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