Do The Shore: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5
Primate Point Grand Opening
Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
The Cape May County Park & Zoo is proud to announce the opening of our brand new primate habitat, “Primate Point!” Primate Point gives our primates access to larger and more spacious habitats with built in flexibility that permits the animals’ access to three different exterior habitats and five different interior dens. Primate Point is located just inside our main entrance. It has completely enhanced the complexion of the zoo entrance and guests who haven’t visited in a while will hardly recognize it. Primate Point will allow our guests the opportunity to view the primates inside their house during inclement weather. Join us for Primate Point’s grand opening celebration! For more information, visit www.cmczoo.com or call (609) 465-5271.
Winter Wonderland 2017
Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 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.
11th Annual Lower Township Day of Hospitality
Friday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m.
Join the Lower Township Chamber of Commerce for the 11th Annual Day of Hospitality from 4 to 7 p.m. Each participating business in Lower Township will display a green ribbon. Enjoy their hospitality, learn about the businesses and enter to win any prizes they may offer. Be sure to stop by the Township Rec Center to see Santa, visit other businesses and enter to win prizes. The first 200 adults to visit (one per household) will receive a free holiday tote bag! Visit lowertownship.org for details and to see participating businesses. For more information, call (609) 886-5281.
2017 Winter WonderFEST (Lewes Terminal)
Friday, Dec. 1 to Sunday, Dec. 3 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!
Partners in Preservation's Annual Holiday Tour
Friday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
From 6:30 to 9 p.m., Partners In Preservation will host the sixth annual Holiday Tour of B&Bs, churches and the George F. Boyer Museum. Tour sites include the George F. Boyer Museum, the First Baptist Church, the Sea Gypsy B&B, St. Simeon’s Church, the Avair House, the Candlelight Inn and the North Wildwood United Methodist Church. Start your tour at any site. A $10 donation will be collected at your first site, and you will receive a wristband that’s good for all places. Children 12 and under are free. For a complete list of tour sites, visit www.wildwoodnjhistory. For more information, email email@example.com, or call (609) 214-2253 or (609) 729-4515.
Crafts at Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Dozens of crafters offer everything from jewelry to leather goods, from fashion and accessories to water colors, so you are sure to find all the perfect gifts you’ve been searching for—and of course, a little something for yourself. Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.discovercapemaynj.com.
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
The Village paths come alive with the sounds and aromas of wintertime during Wassail Day, a free family event. Select buildings will be open where guests can enjoy hands-on crafts, live music, hot beverages and holiday treats served by historically clothed interpreters. Visitors will meet Father Christmas in the Country Store from 1 to 3 p.m. and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride throughout the festively decorated Village grounds for a small donation. The Country Store will be open and stocked with unique holiday gift ideas including traditionally-processed wool, artisan crafts for the home, books, jewelry, toys and old fashioned candy. For more information, visit hcsv.org or call (609) 898-2300.