1. Cape May’s Annual Hospitality Night
Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m.
Washington Street Mall
Shopping, dining and holiday cheer are the order of the evening. The 96 merchants of the Mall open their doors from 7 to 9 p.m. and extend holiday hospitality to friends and neighbors, offering an array of interesting and unusual items, as well as seasonal treats.
2. Family Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 12 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Bring the family inside the Wildwoods Convention Center lobby on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for FREE admission to holiday-themed crafters, photos with Santa, entertainment and much more! For more information, call (609) 729-9000 or visit www.WildwoodHoliday.com.
3. Santa’s Family Workshop
Saturday, December 12 at 11 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Families are invited to join the elves and staff at the Cape May County Park & Zoo for their annual “Santa’s Family Workshop” on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a free event and kids of all ages are encouraged to visit the Park & Zoo and participate in the holiday activities, crafts and games, including a search for all nine of Santa’s reindeer hiding in the Zoo. For more information, call (609) 465-5271 or visit www.cmcZoo.com.
4. Free and Festive Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 12 at 7 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Bring the entire family to enjoy a free holiday concert at Cape May Convention Hall Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. The Cumberland County Jazz Band and Wind Symphony will perform a concert filled with yuletide favorites. Their “Christmas in Cape May” concert features classic and contemporary holiday arrangements performed by regional community instrumentalists and vocalists. Light holiday refreshments will be served at the concert. For additional information, visit discovercapemaynj.com or contact The City of Cape May at (609) 884-9565.
5. Free Horse & Carriage Rides
Sunday, December 13 at 12 p.m.
City Hall, Asbury Ave. and E. 9th Ave., Ocean City
Free horse and carriage rides, noon to 3 p.m., in front of City Hall. Call 1-800-BEACH-N.J. for more information.
To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at dotheshore.com/events.