The Christmas season is quickly approaching, which means many tree lightings, Christmas parades and visits from Santa will soon be happening throughout Cape May County. But before we get that far, let’s not overlook Thanksgiving and the festivities that come with it. Below are five ways to Do The Shore, Thanksgiving style, in the upcoming weeks!
1. “Earlier Than the Bird” Downtown Shopping Extravaganza
Saturday, November 21 at 8 a.m.
Asbury Ave., Ocean City
Get out earlier than the bird and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shop in your pajamas – free turkeys for best dressed in PJs! Win gift certificates and more. Also, from 12 to 3 p.m. enjoy free horse and carriage rides on Asbury Ave. and free photos with Santa (bring your own camera).
2. Sea Isle City’s Volunteer Ambulance Corps Annual Autumn Arts & Craft Fair
Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 at 10 a.m.
Sea Isle City’s Community Lodge, 300 JFK Blvd., Sea Isle City
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Sea Isle City’s Volunteer Ambulance Corps will host their annual Autumn Arts and Craft Fair, which will raise funds to purchase rescue equipment that will help the Ambulance Corps complete their mission: Saving lives anytime they are needed. Over 30 vendors will sell handmade, one-of-a-kind items. The event will feature jewelry, painted glassware, birdhouses, seasonal decorations, hand-carved woodworks, items created from recycled materials and other artisan crafts. Unique food items that make terrific gifts will also be on sale. For more information, call (609) 263-8686.
3. Cape May Tech FFA Fall Harvest Festival
Monday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Cape May County Technical High School, 188 Crest Haven Rd., Cape May Court House
Cape May Tech FFA Chapter will be hosting their annual FFA Fall Harvest Festival in the school’s cafeteria from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Food, games, music, face painting, prizes, a gift basket raffle and much more. Tickets are $5 and sold at the door. All proceeds benefit the CMT FFA Chapter. For more information, call (609) 380-0220.
4. 4th Annual Turkey Trot
Friday, November 27 at 10 a.m.
Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Ave., Avalon
Join the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children for the 4th Annual Turkey Trot 5K run and 1-mile family walk. Begins at the Avalon Community Hall. To register, visit www.dillerblindhome.org/events/.
5. 6th Annual Burn the Bird Boardwalk 5K Turkey Trot
Saturday, November 28 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Sign on the Boardwalk, Rio Grande & Ocean Aves., Wildwood
The South Jersey Triathlon Club invites you to work off that turkey from Thanksgiving at the 6th Annual ‘Burn the Bird’ Turkey Trot! Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Wildwoods Sign on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. 5K run and 1 mile walk begin at 10 a.m. heading south to Cresse Ave., turns around and heads north on the Boardwalk to Juniper Ave., then turns back and heads south to the Wildwoods Sign.