VIDEO: 2017 Christmas Parades in Cape May County
Photo by Donald B. Kravitz
Sea Isle City Christmas Parade
Friday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m.
The parade, featuring local organizations, businesses and more, will begin at the Welcome Center and proceed toward Excursion Park, where Mayor Leonard Desiderio and Santa Claus will host the tree lighting ceremony.
Stone Harbor’s Annual Christmas Parade
Saturday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Parade begins at 111th Street along 3rd Avenue, turns onto 96th Street and ends at Beach Lot. If you can’t make it, tune into Nor’easter Nick Pittman’s Facebook livestream from the Reeds at Shelter Haven beginning at 6:30 p.m.! Be sure to visit Harbor Square Theatre for post-parade Holiday movie screenings. For more information, visit www.stoneharborbeach.com.
Middle Township Christmas Parade
Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
Parade begins on Pacific Avenue in Cape May Court House, with participants arriving at 5 p.m., proceeds north on Route 9 and then turns left onto Mechanic Street. Judging will be held in front of the Cape May County Library, and a tree lighting ceremony will follow the parade at Township Hall. For registration and more information, visit middletownship.recdesk.com or call (609) 465-8743.
Ocean City Christmas Parade
Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
This annual tradition will feature marching bands, dance groups, special guests and, of course, Santa! Route is 6th to 11th streets along Asbury Avenue. For registration and more information, visit www.ocnj.us/Christmas-Parade.
Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade
Friday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.)
Watch a festive line-up of floats, fire trucks and other creatively decorated vehicles parade down the streets of the Wildwoods accompanied by Santa himself! Parade begins at 16th Avenue and travels along Central Avenue, to Pacific Avenue, to Rio Grande Avenue, then heads west toward New Jersey Avenue and back north to Oak Avenue. At Oak Avenue, it heads east toward Pacific Avenue and ends at Byrne Plaza for the awards and tree lighting ceremony. For registration and more information, visit www.WildwoodHoliday.com.
West Cape May Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, Dec. 3)
Now in its 52nd year, the parade steps off from the West Cape May Volunteer Firehouse and marches south on Broadway, then winds east on Perry Street and onto Carpenter Lane in the City of Cape May. Music, floats and more will delight both the young and young at heart! For registration and more information, visit www.westcapemay.us.
Dennis Township Christmas Parade
Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
Bleacher seating will be available along Academy Road. Groups and organizations are invited to participate! Post-parade festivities will be held in the school cafeteria. Children ages 12 and under will receive candy from Santa! For registration and more information, call (609) 861-1045.
Woodbine Christmas Parade
Friday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.
Sponsored by the Woodbine Volunteer Fire Company, the parade will start on Bryant Street, head south onto Washington, continue to Clay Street, head east on Clay to Heilprin Avenue, continue north on Heilprin, then proceed west on DeHirsch Avenue and stop at the Firehouse. After the tree lighting on the bikepath, the evening will conclude at the Firehouse with refreshments, awards and visits with Santa. For registration and more information, call (609) 861-2464.
Lower Township Rotary Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.
Begins at Breakwater and Bayshore roads. For registration and more information, call (609) 827- 8771 or email LTRotaryClub@gmail.com.
Be on the lookout for more Christmas parades happening in Cape May County!