7 Things to do at the Shore This Weekend

There is so much going on at the shore this weekend. Look no further than your own community to find the best events to start your holiday season! From parades and Father Christmas to a few runs there is something for the whole family!

Stone Harbor’s Island Holiday
Friday, Nov. 28 to Saturday, Nov. 29 from 6-9 PM
Where: Stone Harbor Shopping District 96th St., Stone Harbor

Holiday Festivities all Weekend Music, Entertainment, Characters for the entire family Black Friday Specials — Merchant Hospitality begins at 6pm Friday night.

Festive Friday
Friday, November 28th from 11-6.
Where: Avalon Shopping District, Avalon

Embrace the holiday season with Festive Friday in Avalon! Featuring over 40 holiday activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Sea Isle City’s Holiday Extravaganza
Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th from 12-4.
Where: Excursion Park JFK Blvd and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City

This annual Holiday Extravaganza will kick-off the Holiday Season in grand style with a parade, tree lighting, ice skating, caroling, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus.

Turkey Trot Surf Contest
Saturday, November 29th from 8:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: The beach 7th Street, Ocean City

9am at 7th Street Beach. No Wave Date November 30th. Divisions for 13 & Under, Jr. Men 14-18; Men 19-30; Masters 30 & Over; Longboard Open and Women’s Open. Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each category plus Wave of the day trophy. Fee $10 per person. Sign up online thru 11/25 at 4pm at www.ocnj.us/recreation under recreation activities. Day of registration begins at 8:30am. For more info call 609-525-9304.

Father Christmas Visits Winterwood
Saturday, Nov. 29 from 1-4 PM
Where: Winterwood Gifts and Christmas Shoppe 3137 U.S. 9, Rio Grande

Winterwood Gift & Christmas Shoppe invites all to come meet the legendary Father Christmas at the historic flagship location! He will be visiting the Rio Grande store on Saturday, November 29th from 1-4pm. Bring your family, friends & children. The more, the merrier! Father Christmas will be taking pictures and signing ornaments. Refreshments and candy canes will be served during his visit.

South Jersey Triathlon Club 5k Turkey Trot
Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9-noon
Where: Cape May County Park and Zoo 707 N. Route 9, Cape May Court House

9:30 AM- Fun Run 1 Mile Run or Walk
Saturday, November 29th 2014
Awards for top 3 M-F finishers and age group awards, T-Shirts for all preregistered entrants. Same day registration starts 9:00AM

Home for the Holidays Open House
Sunday, November 30th from 12-4 PM
Where: Animal Outreach of Cape May County Adoption Center 600 Park Blvd, West Cape May

Please join us on Sunday, November 30 from 12 to 4 at the Animal Outreach Adoption Center located at 600 Park Boulevard, Unit 3,West Cape May. Our adoptees can’t wait to meet you! In fact, they are so eager to find their perfect human, they have agreed to a lower adoption fee until the end of the year. If you are thinking about pet ownership or adding a companion or two, now is the time. There will be light refreshments, gift items for sale, and plenty of love and affection from your hosts. Please join us! For more information, please call Animal Outreach at 609-898-1738.

For more information about these, and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.

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