5 Ways to Do The Shore This Weekend: Nov. 18-20

1. Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit
Starting Friday, Nov. 18
Carroll Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
An exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and much more! Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The Gallery is open daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas); hours vary. Free admission. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or gallery hours, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.

2. Girls Weekend
Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20
Sea Isle City Shopping District
Get the girls together and enjoy a weekend of specials and discounts at participating shops, restaurants and bars. For more information, call (609) 263-9090 or visit www.seaislechamber.com.

3. “Earlier Than the Bird” Downtown Shopping Extravaganza
Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8 a.m.
Downtown Ocean City
Get out early and start your shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. to noon. Shop in your pajamas for early bird specials! For more information, call 1 (800) BEACH-NJ.

4. Holiday Fine Art & Handicraft Fair
Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.
Ocean City Civic Center, 6th St. off the Boardwalk, Ocean City
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., browse more than 60 new exhibitors. The Jersey Shore Artisans Guild celebrates 15 years in Ocean City with a new cast of crafters, artists and photographers. Discover everything beautiful for the holidays, including magnificent wreaths and trees, floral decorations, jewelry, custom gift baskets, sturdy wooden toys, glass, blankets, metal art, soaps and lotions. Every item guaranteed made to be hand-made in the USA by the person in the booth. A $3 donation and booth rental fees benefit the Ocean City Food Cupboard and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Parking is free at the 6th St. lot. For information, call (800) 822-4112. On show days, call (609) 399-6111.

5. The Nutcracker at Middle PAC
Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.
Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
An annual classic! The New Jersey Ballet will perform the Nutcracker at the Middle Township PAC (one show only!) on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. Kick off the holiday season with this family favorite! Tickets are $29, $18 for seniors and students and $12 for children. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (609) 463-1924 or visit www.middletwp.k12.nj.us/pac/home/nutcracker-2016.

To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at www.capemaycountyherald.com/calendar.